Four months. Well, roughly four months. Anyway, four months of waiting is finally over. I know, it’s an unusually long time between new episodes of a certain series (except, of course, if the season just ended–we can wait that long) but in the case of Prison Break, well, it feels a little weirder. We didn’t exactly have a cliffhanger, when Michael (Wentworth Miller) and Lincoln’s (Dominic Purcell) mother came from out of nowhere and became a player in the game. But the imminent future is clear: what we have in our hands are the last five episodes of Prison Break. While some may not want it to end, some would want to see it end nicely as soon as possible. Me included.
The thing with the four-month wait, however, is that I’ll have to find my place in the series again. I somehow remember what happened over the last 16 episodes, thankfully. In their search for Scylla, and ultimately the means to take down the Company, the group got blindsided by a handful of betrayals. And a death. And their bodies–sure, Michael’s tumor was the main story, but I can’t forget the moment when Sucre (Amaury Nolasco) hesitated to step off the bomb, or whatever that is.
I used to worry, albeit slightly, that the moment the team get their hands on the Scylla, Prison Break would pretty much be lame and contrived. I knew something else would come up–in this case, Self (Michael Rapaport) revealing his true intentions and running away with almost everything–and then, all of a sudden, they introduce us to Christina Scofield (Kathleen Quinlan). Their mother is alive! Their mother is part of the Company! Their mother is everything else! Ultimate blindside, perhaps. Or I just wasn’t paying that much attention.
Hopefully I get to do that from now, the last five episodes of Prison Break. Judging from what we know right now, it looks like it’ll be more intense than it ever was, with Linc and Michael going against each other, or at least being forced to. And that’s not the only question we’ll have to deal with, but we’ll get to that soon. Now, a peek at tonight’s episode, hitting Fox from 9pm. Michael and Sara (Sarah Wayne Callies) make a dangerous trip to Miami, while Linc finds out more from his mother. As for Self and T-Bag (Robert Knepper)? Ahhh, they’re not alone.
To ease you in, Fox will also air the last new episode at 8pm, which makes it a two-hour return. Get excited, you. Last five. Ready?
-Henrik Batallones, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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