In Prison Break’s latest trailer to hit the internet, FOX touts the new season as being the “final confrontation”. Many fans have speculated that this would be Prison Break’s last season and perhaps a good time for the show to finish up the storylines of Michael Scofield and Lincoln Burrows. This could stand to be Prison Break’s best season to date, with a reunion coming between Michael and Sara as well as an epic showdown between Michael and everyone who wronged him. With the season 4 premiere coming on Labor Day, details about the upcoming episodes and spoilers have been coming in on a weekly basis. This batch examines the reunion between Michael and Sara, Michael and Lincoln, and interpreting the meaning of the season 4 premiere title.
** WARNING! SPOILER ALERT!! **
Perhaps some of the biggest questions surrounding this season pertain to Sara’s kidnap and subsequent rescue. We will get a lot of details about what happened to Sara when she and Michael are reunited but we won’t see flashbacks. At least, not yet. She will, of course, be affected by what happened to her but it will not affect her relationship with Michael. The two will fall right back into their comfortable relationship with one another, while facing major obstacles like taking down The Company.
Speaking of The Company, Lincoln returns from attempting to start a new life with LJ to help his brother. What brings these two together? SpoilerTV says that there will be events in the first episode, “Scylla” (which we’ll get to in a minute), that bring the two back together. E! Online reported that the brothers will have to complete a break-in, as opposed to a break-out, which is more their specialty. If the two can be successful at getting into a top secret building, to uncover information regarding The Company, they will receive unconditional freedom. This deal will be offered to them by a top government agent (played by Michael Rapaport).
Now back to the first episode, “Scylla”. As many people know, Scylla is the name one of two Greek monsters (the other being Charybdis) that leave on either side of a narrow channel of water. There is a phrase where someone is known as “being between Scylla and Charybdis”, where a person is standing between two dangers and moving away from one will cause you to be in danger from the other. We already know that The Company represents one of the monsters, or danger, and perhaps the government represents the other. At this point, Michael and Lincoln clearly can’t trust anyone but each other and those closest to them.