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Prison Break Episode: "Just Business"

Season 4, Episode 14
Episode Synopsis: While the gang continues to match wits and blows with Self and Gretchen for control of Scylla (and with the Company in hot pursuit), Mahone enlists the aid of former FBI colleagues Lang and Wheeler (Barbara Eve Harris, Jason Davis). Meanwhile, Sara raises the dosage of the drug she's giving Michael to counter the effects of his brain tumor, and T-Bag continues to hold Gretchen's daughter and sister prisoner. But T-Bag tells Gretchen's sister: "I'm as much a prisoner as you."
Original Air Date: Dec 8, 2008
Guest Cast Raphael Sbarge: Ralph Becker Graham McTavish: Ferguson Jason A. Davis: Mark Wheeler Mark Pellegrino: Patrick Vikan Barbara Eve Harris: Felicia Lang Heather McComb: Rita Stacy Haiduk: Lisa Tabak
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Season 4, Episode 14
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Length: 44:12
Aired: 12/8/2008
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Prison Break Episode Recap: "Going Under" Season 4, Episode 14

This week on Prison Break, as Michael underwent surgery to remove his brain tumor, Lincoln sought to steal back Scylla, Mahone made his move and one of the Fox River 8 bid us adieu.

Lincoln agrees to the General's terms — he'll hunt down Scylla, in exchange for Michael's treatment. Sara is skeptical, but Kranz assures her that they'll be treated as "guests in his home" for duration of surgery. "and after that?" Sara shrewdly asks. No answer.

Mean, the Company's state-of-the-art "hospital"? It so does not take Aetna.

Kranz offers Lincoln a "one call does it all" card, and an "accomplice" — the guy with the fake hand, as Gretchen's sister would say. Linc meets up with T-Bag, then uses pliers and one yanked tooth to get what he needs, the location of the drop Self and Gretch were headed to.

Michael's surgery starts, and as I said, it's wicked state-of-the-art. So much so, that his head needn't be shaved for brain surgery. OK. Sara assumed gamma knife surgery, but the lady doc says, "We'll be using a technique that's more advanced" - and uses a big scary whirring drill!

Sucre makes a bid to bolt the team, but Lincoln begs him for this one last solid. Sucre agrees to help hunt down Self.

Out at the pier, Self frankly looks like crap as Gretchen makes a lame play to appeal to his other brain. No sale. "Close up your blouse!" he scoffs.

In the back seat of Felicia and Agent Aryan's G-car, Alex expresses a need to pee, and even cites the law/code which dictates that his bladder must be obliged. Agent Aryan in turn reminds Mahone of his right to shoot an attempted escapee in the back of the head. They pull over, Felicia scouts out the john. All clear. Alex uses his 15 seconds (15 seconds?!) to grab a piece of pipe. Later, back on the road, Alex smashes the back window, opens the door and tumbles onto the soft roadside. The chase is on!

Felicia traps Mahone, but he tells her she'll have to shoot him to stop him. He runs, she fires .. but intentionally misses, and then sends her partner in the wrong direction. Thank you!

More medi-babble from the lady doc, who is basically explaining why large chunks of the episode will be dedicated to Michael's visions. In a dreamy version of his Fox River cell, Michael meets up with Charles Westmoreland (and cat). It's a largely wasted "reunion" devoid of actual Season 1 memories. Instead, D.B. is there to repeatedly advise Michael, "Not everything is as it seems" as Scofield studies a wall full of clippings and photos from his seasons-long travels.

Michael asks Charles for forgiveness. Instead, Westmoreland punishes him with more esoteric talk. "What are the questions" Michael asks Charles. "I don't know but you do. You just haven't realized it yet." Um, what?!

Because Self and Gretchen realized that T-Bag had been turned, Linc and Sucre were too late to catch them on the pier. Linc, though, uses the Company's toys to track the cell Gretch bought at a convenience store. The good guys, bad guys and badder guy rendezvous in a warehouse to make the trade. As Salt 'N Pepper Guy vets Scylla, Self realizes it contains much more than just an address book. Gunplay ensues, leaving Self wounded and Salt 'N Pepper on the loose with Scylla.

Sara asks about the surgery being done on Michael. The general says it's been employed once before, and — anvil alert! — "The patient lived a long happy life."

In la-la land, Michael flashes back to the meeting of the cardholders he witnessed — except this time there is audio, and the word BARGAIN gets tossed around. Michael glimpses a table of elements, and ding! All the brain activity makes him flatline, but a heap of Sara love makes him come to. An amazing short time after, his noodle is churning, and he ties Scylla/BARGAIN into some sort of infinitely renewable solar energy initiative. (And just like that, an address book sounds exciting.) Maybe the Company isn't the bad guys after all?

Or, as Sara pensively pondered, "They're not protecting the past, they're protecting the future. Wow."

Speaking of the future, Sucre wants none with the gang anymore, and he and Linc part ways, amicably, agreeing to meet down at the scuba shop someday. And there is this week's goodbye to an original cast member.

Lincoln resigns himself to working with a new "team" to track down Salt 'N pepper Guy — Gretchen, Self and I think T-Bag. Now that's a motley crew! Before he embarks on his mission, Linc clues in Michael — their mother worked for the Company before she died. "I'm just moving on to the family business," the lug shrugs.

Quotes and More:

  • "What are you looking for, Alex?" "There."
  • "Are you an ideologue or just the silly schoolgirl following the brooding boy who finally noticed her?" "I'm the girl whose father was murdered and is now looking for the bastard responsible."
  • "Gee, Don, you just cracked my Electra complex wide open!"
  • Salt 'N Pepper basically referring to Gretch as a "fancy box."
  • "It's your lucky day, sugar" I get it — Sucre means sugar!
  • "You will work with a basset hound in a birthday hat if I tell you to!" Actually, that's not until Season 5.

Next week: the midseason finale!

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This week on Prison Break, as Michael underwent surgery to remove his brain tumor, Lincoln sought to steal back Scylla, Mahone made his move and one of the Fox River 8 bid us adieu.

Lincoln agrees to the General's terms — he'll hunt down Scylla, in exchange for Michael's treatment. Sara is skeptical, but Kranz assures her that they'll be treated as "guests in his home" for duration of surgery. "and after that?" Sara shrewdly asks. No answer.

Mean, the Company's state-of-the-art "hospital"? It so does not take Aetna.

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Premiered: August 29, 2005, on FOX
Rating: TV-14
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Premise: An engineer gets himself incarcerated to engineer the escape of his death-row brother, who was framed for killing the vice president's brother. While the setup requires a leap of faith, the drama is consistently taut as Michael Scofield succeeds, only to find himself and his fellow escapees on the lam in Season 2---and back in prison, this time in Panama, in Season 3, giving Michael another escape to engineer. In Season 4, Michael and crew were back in the U.S., chasing the nefarious Company.

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