This week on Fox's
Prison Break, two mortal enemies shook hands, T-Bag stumbled upon a brand-new line of work, and "Scofield's 7" saw their Scylla-snatching operation abruptly shut down by the Feds. Read on for all the details!
One thing I did this week as the show started was pay actual attention to the "Previously On..." scenes, because they totally telegraph some of the story points to come. For example, a retread of the GPS ankle monitors scene means they will come into play; Linc promises Alex that they will "settle up," so we can expect a face-off there; Mahone arrives at his invaded home, so that guilt will come into play.
Check, check and check.
Onto the actual show....
It was nice to see Michael get angry, like really
screamin' angry, with Self. But no matter how secluded your hideout is, would you risk drawing
any attention to your "black ops" self?
When Alex reached out to his old partner, my first take was that he wanted the inside dish on who might have been the trigger man on his kid's execution. Instead, he wanted the autopsy pics. That's rough, man. I've said it before, but Fichtner is doing a great job here, continually bringing gravitas to the sometimes unbelievable.
Fun fact! The "Federal Building" that Sarah, Michael and Roland broke into is "played by" one of the TV studios in which
Mad Men films. I digress....
Who was that guy playing the nasty director of Homeland Security that got in Self's face? The one with the weasly 'stache? Looks so familiar. Was he a
24 Secret Service agent or...?
This has become clear in the first two hours of Scofield's 7: Sucre is so,
so far from being the "brains" of the operation. I worry that he and Bellick will be put on "stakeout duty" week after week.
I love how Linc repeatedly, physically and verbally, wails on Roland. Linc suffers no wimps. That said, Rol gets in the occasional jab, like that "rear entry"/"You were in prison" one.
I was glad to see that Self, just as I did, made the immediate connection 'tween Anaheim and Disney.
Can we all laugh at how crazy-easy it was for the Anaheim facility to be entered? It came off as just a matter of, like, an hour from when they decided to break in and when they left with the goods - and that includes Michael and Roland getting locked in the data room.
Interesting - T-Bag chooses "Amateur Screen Tests No. 9" over "Add Momma to the Train" and "Knobbit"?
Where is this T-Bag/GATE story going? Is it just some lark/ Talented Mr. Ripley riff he's doing? Is he going to show up there and pose as super-salesman? And what's the tie-in to The Company/what Whistler was doing?
All of which brings us to the climax. Just as the "shut down" of the op was going down, Michael shows with cell-phone video of the six Scylla cardholders. Fine, but...
cell-phone video?! The stuff I shot of my sons on the first day of kindergaren last week is grainy and jittery at best, and I have a sweet LG VX-8700. Michael's video, shot from a good 30 yards away, will be good enough to ID all the guys?
The final scene, with Linc and Mahone seeing what they have in common, was a nice touch, rarely the kind that
PB breaks for. I always thought that Linc was hard on Mahone, especially in last season's finale. Now simply is not the time to have a grudge.
P.S. "Haywire" was a priest on
The Closer tonight. Watch for that recap in the morning!
This week on Foxs Prison Break two mortal enemies shook hands T-Bag stumbled upon a brand-new line of work and Scofields 7 saw their Scylla-snatching operation abruptly shut down by the Feds Read on for all the details One thing I did this week as the show started was pay actual attention to the Previously On scenes because they totally telegraph some of the story points to come For example a retread of the GPS ankle monitors scene means they will come into play Linc promises Alex that they will settle up so we can expect a face-off there Mahone arrives at his invaded home so that guilt will come into playCheck check and checkOnto the actual showIt was nice to see Michael get angry like really screamin angry with Self But no matter how secluded your hideout is would you risk drawing any attention to your black ops selfWhen Alex reached out to his old partner my first take was that he wanted the inside dish on who might have been the trigger man