In the popular television series "Burn Notice," Madeline Westen (Sharon Glass) is former spy Michael Westen's (Jeffrey T. Donovan) mother. While maintaining an over-the-top persona, Madeline manages to make Michael's life more complicated then it needs to be. She knows some about what Michael does for a living, but not everything, even though at the end of Season 3, she is interrogated by the FBI.
"You know Michael, I'd appreciate it if when you stopped by, it wasn't only to lose your police tail."
"I told them that you were the perfect son. That you always wrote me, you called me all the time, and that the most important thing to you was family. I told them that. And they wrote it down."