Prison BreakThe good news:

Prison Break will be returning with new episodes in March instead of "sometime this summer" as had originally been rumored. The bad? Now we've got to wait until freakin' March to find out what happens with Michael, Lincoln and the rest of the Fox River wannabe escapees. As cliff-hangers go, this one was pretty amazing. Nice FBI guy Danny gets shot for blowing the whistle on Madam VP's murderous plot, but mostly because he implicated Paul in the process. Veronica who opened her big mouth saying she had proof of Lincoln's innocence on TV before she actually had it (don't even get me started on how her inability to think things through makes me dislike her even more!) only got a bit of info before her informant was shot. Though it is a juicy little nugget Terrance Steadman is still alive. Very interesting. And on the inside, Michael and Co. are stuck just below the infirmary with no way to get up to the next floor. And T-Bag, who sliced and diced Abruzzi whose fate

still hasn't been revealed has got his knife and is ready to cut again if their plan goes south. What the hell has he done lately? Michael, who sliced open his own skin, feigned his dedication to religion to a priest, stole Sucre's rosary beads and concocted one heck of an elaborate escape plan, is clearly the mastermind of this operation, while T-Bag is just plain skeezy and along for the get-out-of-jail-free card. Meanwhile, did Michael have it in mind all along to get Lincoln sent to solitary and then to the infirmary? That's some foresight. I did have to turn away when he was retrieving the little pill that made his brother have food-poisoning symptoms I'm not usually so squeamish but that was a little much for me. Oh, and if someone is in solitary, would they still be able to get a visit from their lawyer and would they be left alone with them? Speaking of squeamish moments, the Veronica-kissing-Lincoln thing was way harder to watch than Michael cutting open is tattoo. That almost made me leave the room. And thanks to all the people who wrote in telling me that it was the SHU, not "shoe," where Lincoln is sent. Not sure how you loyal readers have so much prison knowledge and not sure I want to, so I'll just express my appreciation for keepin' me up with the jailhouse lingo. Maybe you could send me some other cool terms and I'll study up before March. at least that will be a productive way to spend my time waiting for this show to return.   Angel Cohn

Las Vegas
Poor Monica. OK, not really, but I thought I would try and muster up some sympathy for the girl since no one else on the show really did. At least her last act was to land on top of a Manolo Blahnik one-day sample sale. It was so Carrie Bradshaw of her, but I couldn't relate. Somehow I missed getting the shoe gene. And the shopping gene. But Delinda sure got plenty of both. After she gave two seconds of her time to thinking about Monica's death, she went and took advantage of the sale. On any other show, this would be seen as cold and callous, but on Las Vegas, it's what passes for depth. By the end of the hour, Ed and the gang flushed Monica's ashes down the toilet. There's a joke in there about someone's career but I'm not going there. That would be in poor taste.

Crime caper of the week: Somebody clocked Mike over the head in a stairwell. Who really cares about whodunit and whytheydunit, but we did get to learn a little somethin'-somethin' about the smooth dude. Who knew his away-from-the-Montecito time included starring in dinner theater?

Guest stars of the week: Dean "I heart NBC" Cain and George "I'm also on Fox's Reunion" Newbern. Casey (Cain) bought the Montecito and then proceeded to hand half of it over to Sam as part of their divorce settlement. As for Newbern, he played (no, not an abusive husband like he does on the aforementioned Reunion) a blind love interest of Delinda's who happened to be married. Not cool. But loved the "you're very tall" line. Oh, and I just noticed that I haven't even mentioned anything about Josh Duhamel (Danny), so let me just say he was on and he looked gooood.   Bettina Charles