<EM>Prison Break</EM> Prison Break
Surface
You know what makes this show a lot more enjoyable? A movie-size box of Hot Tamales. True story. I like how these what-you've-missed sequences at the top of the show are getting more and more explicit. Now the voice-over guy's actively using characters' names and complete sentences! Lame, but also kinda helpful, because I've been jotting down notes every week (for my job, shut up) and I'm still confused. This week it's all about our fugitive friends and their makeshift deathtrap er, pseudo-sub and clearly, there's nothing you can't build with a blowtorch, a scrap heap and some

Dead jammin' in the boom box. Unfortunately for our underwater heroes, a nice safe dive wouldn't be much of a sweeps episode, so instead we get a healthy-size leak in one of the windows, a mating pod of full-grown sea-beasties overhead, and, oh yeah, by the end of the episode, Jackson's missing and the sub's in a free fall to the center of the earth. (Seriously, where's Jackson? Remember what happened with Cirko, dude as soon as I actually learn your name, you're apparently toast. Let this be a lesson to the rest of you secondary characters. Government Goon and his hottie hearing-impaired wife? You might be next.) As for the fate of Dr. Laura and Rich, all I can say is I'm not sure which is creepier the idea of slowly drifting to the very, very bottom of the ocean, or doing it with Crazy-Eyes holding you in a death grip, whispering sweet nothings in your ear. Good luck with that.

Would you believe Nimrod's not back yet? Sure, we got to see a bizarro version of him in Miles' cold-sweat dream, but that's not gonna cut it. Oh, and Miles? They're called girls. Look into 'em.