PRISON BREAK: “Hell or High Water”
February 12, 2008 by Kath Skerry
So Michael and his band of merry men finally escaped from prison, therefore justifying the name of the show. Anyone else have a case of de ja vu? I was impressed that Mr. Scofield managed to find a way not to break out the bad boys this time around. I know letting T-Bag escape from Fox River last year never did anything for Michael’s conscience. And I’m sure he would have had more than a few sleepless nights had he put T-Bag and Lechero back on the streets. Bellick is just an asshat, so I don’t think Michael cared either way.
I think last night’s episode was probably my favorite of the whole season if for no other reason than more than a few times I found myself yelling at the TV (in a good way…if there is a good way to talk to an inanimate object). But much like Season 1, I felt anxious for the guys to make it out, and when they finally did I may have let a golf clap slip.
I know better than to look for reality in PRISON BREAK, but are we really supposed to buy it that with the cops chasing them closely in the jungle that the guys had enough time to find the cooler in the sand, take off their shoes, have a chit chat, and rebury the cooler before the cops got there. Come on now.
Unfortunately, the Fox promos ruined any cliffhanger about whether or not the guys ever caught up with Whistler. My guess is that Whistler took off because he thought it was in the best interest of LJ and Sophia. Maybe he went to go find the book. Who knows. But was he planning to escape from the group the whole time? I’m assuming yes since he certainly was faking his ankle issue. Hmm. And I don’t know about you, but I think Linc should spare Mahone. Yeah, he was the guy that hunted him down and played a role in this original mess to begin with, but I think at the heart of it all Mahone’s a good guy. If he were able to get back to his wife and kid, I don’t think he’d even consider jaywalking.
Oh and I really hope that things go well for the basketball kid and his Papa at the road block. He seems like a nice kid…just let him live. Make him get a hair cut, but let him live.
Not sure what’s going to happen in next week’s season finale. I haven’t received an advanced screener yet and I’d be surprised if Fox sends them out. I’m worried that Michael lost himself when Sarah lost her head. Where’s that cute kid with all the tattoos and the heart of gold? I think it’s about time we see Michael Scofield smiling again.
So until next week, I’m going to hope the best for the boys and I’ll be saying my nightly prayers that Sucre makes it out of this mess soon. Damn you T-Bag, you just can’t ever let the boys be.