Michael opens the cooler that Linc buried those many episodes ago, and he pulls out tiny air tanks. As he begins to hand them out, he explains, "The military controls all the roads around the prison." "You didn't consider a boat?" Whistler asks incredulously. "They show up here and we're ten yards offshore, and we're target practice," Michael replies, tossing him a canister. Mahone notes, "Five guys, four tanks." Oh, lord -- please don't tell me we're about to witness this year's "Two girls, one cup." Actually, we're about to witness Linc being hostile: "Sucks for you, Mahone." Michael tosses Mahone a tank and says he'll share with Lincoln. As Linc orders everyone to toss their boots in the cooler, he's also fielding a phone call from a very tense Susan B. She tells Linc he's got 20 minutes to meet her at a predetermined meeting spot in Panama City. He's all, "Gotta swim! Bye!" Then, demonstrating some forethought, he whips out a baggie for everyone's valuables. Whistler says, "I need to put my book in there," which is how he discovers that he no longer has said book. When he begins freaking out, Michael says coolly, "I thought you already figured out the coordinates." Whistler hollers, "I didn't memorize them! I wrote them in the book!" Keep it up, James, I'm sure there are a few soldiers in the jungle who haven't heard you yet. Mahone is all, "We can continue this discussion once we've escaped" and Linc begins herding people toward the water. Mahone asks Linc to please put his photo of little Cameron Mahone in the baggie, but Linc tells him, "Screw you, Mahone." Probably not a good idea to work the father-son angle with the guy whose dad you killed, Mahone. Splenda balks because, "I don't swim so good." Linc says brusquely, "Too bad, kid, because you're getting wet. Get in." Michael tends to his stray; he'll basically swim Splenda along, and they'll share tanks, switching off every ten seconds. That settled, the guys get in the water. Sadly, they do not disrobe first. I have to take a minute to get over my crushing disappointment over this tragic oversight.
Episode Report CardSobell: A | 765 USERS: C+
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