Prison Break

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Sobell: B | 1 USERS: A+
He's handy in a tight spot

The boys all scramble for the van, and Haywire's all excited to be sitting shotgun. Michael smashes the van's taillights, and Tweener asks, "What the hell are you doing?" "I'm getting us invisible," Michael replies. Tweener has been leaning on the barn. When he gets up, we see that he's left a bloody handprint. Is there nothing that kid can't screw up?

When Abruzzi gets in the car, Linc asks him all panicky-like where the keys are, and Abruzzi replies, "I told you, they're in the plastic garbage can by the trees." Linc turns to Haywire and says, "What are you waiting for?" Before he can figure out what's going on, Haywire finds himself hopping out of the car and heading away from the van. T-Bag smoothly slides into place right next to Michael. As Haywire frantically searches for the keys outside, Abruzzi hands over the set, and Team Escarpara ditches him. Haywire looks honestly hurt for a moment, but quickly becomes angry, screaming, "No! No! Noooo!" He then runs off, looking panicky.

Back in the prison, it's all very busy, and Pope is touring the facilities and picking up slack. I wonder if it's totally slipped his mind that he was supposed to be celebrating a big wedding anniversary tonight, or if that's running through the back of his mind all, GODDAMIT, that punk-ass punk worked on my gift for months, he KNEW my anniversary was tonight, he BETRAYED me, the INCONSIDERATE little punk couldn't have waited ONE DAY before escaping, but noooo, he had to ruin my ANNIVERSARY... Anyway, the point of this scene is to ladle out some exposition: there's a lockdown at all the major regional airports; the escapee's relatives now have their phones tapped (and this is different from the rest of us in America how?) and houses under surveillance; and the security dudes have just figured out that the clinic door was unlocked. An orderly angrily says, "I don't see how that's possible. These doors are locked down every night when we leave. It's priority number one. The only thing I can think is that someone left it open for them." Pope looks extremely pissed by this possibility. Gosh, Stacy Keach does a great slow burn.

We get a shot of Fitz drive (remember its mention in the tattoo?) and the van speeds down the quiet road. We see that T-Bag and Michael are sharing the bench seat in the middle; Linc is in front with Sucre riding shotgun, and the remaining Team Escarpara members are in the back seat. As he fumbles under his shirt for something, T-Bag asks with elaborate casualness, "John, I have to ask why you insisted Lincoln drive while you take that particular seat in the back?" Well, that would be because Abruzzi's got a wee little pistol and he's positioned it so he can shoot T-Bag quickly. As T-Bag asks, "What is it exactly that you've got up under there, huh?" we see that he's put one half of his purloined handcuffs on his left wrist. In an instant, he's snapped the other bracelet on Michael's right wrist. Michael screams in startled fury, "What the hell are you doing?"

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