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Prison Break Episode: "Going Under"

Season 4, Episode 15
Episode Synopsis: Following Linc's deal with the devil, Michael has his brain operation. Linc also extracts information from T-Bag, with whom he was recently reunited. Meanwhile, Wheeler and Lang transport Mahone to prison; and as Self and Gretchen await their prospective customer, Gretchen gets a phone call from her sister that's both reassuring and troubling. During surgery, Michael (who's conscious) gets unlikely help in unraveling the mystery of Scylla. Westmoreland: Muse Watson.
Original Air Date: Dec 15, 2008
Guest Cast Heather McComb: Rita Denise Crosby: Doctor Barbara Eve Harris: Felicia Lang Kelvin Han Yee: Surgeon Jason A. Davis: Mark Wheeler Titus Welliver: The Representative
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Season 4, Episode 15
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Length: 44:14
Aired: 12/15/2008
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Prison Break Episode Recap: "Sunshine State" Season 4, Episode 15

This week on Prison Break's winter finale, the Company put into action their true plan for Michael, while Lincoln teamed with a motley crew to reclaim Scylla. In the end, a shocking truth about Michael and Linc's mother was revealed. On with the recap!

Half of the action shifts to Miami, where Linc, Gretchen, Self and T-Bag have tracked the guy who snatched Scylla last week. Though there's work to be done, Linc has issues collaborating with people "I don't trust." Case in point, his words to Self: "Be thankful I haven't killed you."

Back near L.A., Michael is being held at some isolated house in the woods. Dr. Roger tells Michael that the General simply wants to provide Michael with some facts. "Your mother works for us. Your mother is alive." The doc claims that Michael's mother left her kids in order to protect them from "immediate danger." Photo albums and flashbacks or not, Michael is skeptical.

On the hunt for Salt N Pepper, Linc pummeled two clowns at a bar, and then made off with a blonde waitress. Alas, she would lead Linc into a trap. Linc sics Self and T-Bag on getting dirt on the blonde.

The doc kept gabbing to Michael, touting his mother's cutting edge research into photosynthesis or something ("That's not fiction; that's food, for millions"). Michael quickly realizes he's not just getting caught up on Mom's doings - he's being recruited to join the Company and share in her work.

At Company HQ, Sara offers her physician's services to Krantz, to help with Michael's recuperation. Nah, the General isn't having any of it - "That's appreciated, but impossible." He then placates her, saying, "In three days to a week, he'll be in year loving arms again." Jerk.

The shrink goes on about maximizing Michael's and Scylla's potential, on a global scale, continuing his mother's work. Michael says what many of us are thinking: "Let me guess - you two had some kind of moment at the Company's Christmas party?" Ha, but ... eww.

Here and there: Sara gets a mysterious text message with an address .... Self tries to form an alliance with Linc .... Gretchen tries to hump someone she "wants" for a change. Linc doesn't bite.

Self seeks to overthrow Linc as "boss," making some terribly lame Florida/vote joke. Self thinks he has a coup, but Mahone shows up. "Uh-oh - looks like there's been a recount." Linc then growls to Self, "The second you stop doing what I tell you to do, I blow your brains out."

Linc and Alex determine that Salt N Pepper might plan to flee Miami by boat, and thus storm and hold up a shuttle. The rest of this caper was kinda rambling/inconsequential, though Linc and Alex did have a nice "moment" (of the non-Christmas party type).

The shrink describes Michael to Krantz as a "classic abandoned child." The General orders sodium pentothal, to speed up M's conversion, saying, "I won't trust him until he walks on hot coals."

Sara's "meet" finally happens when she gets abducted and hurled into a van. It's Lisa, the General's daughter! She furnishes Sara with the location of Michael's hideaway. "They're having lemonade," Lisa snarks when Sara asks what's going on there. Actually, "They're carving out his personality," a la brainwashing. Meanwhile, the General tells the doc he wants Michael "pliable for transit." And if he dies from the hasty process? C'est la vie!

Gretchen IDs Salt N Pepper as Scott Carruth via mug shot, but keeps the deets to herself. She secretly meets with Scott and offers to solve his problem. She sets her price at ten mil, then threatens to double her ask if he doesnt look her in the eye. (I thought for sure that's when she'd get popped.)

At the house, Michael rigs the water heater to explode (using Liquid Plum'r), injects the doc with the pentothal, and cuffs the leftover goon. And then we ... have a dune-less buggy chase! Michael is cornered, but Sara saves the day with a well-timed buggy crash.

Gretchen feeds bogus info on Scott to the team, but Alex is suspicious. At the drop, Gretch switches teams to ally with Scott. Cue Self's clumsy yet pointed scolding: "You whore. You're a whore. Your mother was a whore and her mother was a whore...." Dude has issues. Gretchen flashes back to her daughter, "sees the light," and guns down Scott's goons. Scott tells the team to "kiss his ass," then says there's just one thing he wants to do right now - and he shoots Gretchen.

T-Bag argues for saving Gretchen's life versus finishing her off. After commanding Gretch to keep her lips zipped in the hoosegow, he leaves her be. Ladies and gents, that is the last we will see of Susan B. Anthony; check out my goodbye Q&A with Jodi Lyn O'Keefe.

Michael tells Sara he thinks his mother is alive. Meanwhile, Linc picks up Scott's phone when it rings, and tells the person on the other end, "Your boys are dead and now I'm coming after you."

The woman on the other end (played by Kathleen Quinlan) tells an associate, "That was my son, Lincoln."

Dun-dun-duhhhhhhnnnn!

What's your take on the winter finale? All in all, I found it gripping from start to finish, with some genuine tension there with Michael and the brainwashing threat. And though the mother reveal has been "out there," I'm still interested to see it play out in the final six to eight episodes of the season/series (airing in 2009).

 

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This week on Prison Break's winter finale, the Company put into action their true plan for Michael, while Lincoln teamed with a motley crew to reclaim Scylla. In the end, a shocking truth about Michael and Linc's mother was revealed. On with the recap!

Half of the action shifts to Miami, where Linc, Gretchen, Self and T-Bag have tracked the guy who snatched Scylla last week. Though there's work to be done, Linc has issues collaborating with people "I don't trust." Case in point, his words to Self: "Be thankful I haven't killed you."

Back near L.A., Michael is being held at some isolated house in the woods. Dr. Roger tells Michael that ... read more

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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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