Babes Behind Bars! (And Michael's Not One of Them)
We then zip back to Chicago, where Lang is busy testifying in Mahone's reinstatement case: "In my 16 years at the Bureau, I've worked cases under 43 agents. Alexander Mahone is the smartest, bravest, most honorable man I've ever had the pleasure of serving with." We cut to IA director Sullins looking at Lang all, And would you like to throw your underwear and hotel key at Agent Mahone now, or can it wait until after I finish this hearing? Sullins is also not about to give Mahone a pass on the Oscar Shales murder. Lang blusters that it's just an allegation, but she's clearly fighting a losing battle here. Sullins and his fellow panelists vote; nobody wants Mahone back in the Bureau. Mahone rather twitchily calls the farce to a close with "Thank you for the invite, Richard. Always a pleasure." As he's walking out the door, Sullins baits the hook with "This ruling can be revisited if you are able to sufficiently demonstrate just how committed you are to a life of service." To make a long set-up short: if Mahone spies on Michael and company, thereby thwarting any prison breakout attempts and catching the boys mid-crime ... Why, Sullins would have no choice but to allow Mahone back into the Bureau! Mahone spits, "You're something else," but Sullins slides a badge across the table and Mahone is mesmerized. I am too, but it's mostly because I'm a huge Sons of Anarchy fan and it's so weird to see Tig as a law enforcement officer.
Down in Miami, Sucre bustles into the condo with the news that the FBI agent who arrested Dr. Sara is currently staking them out. Michael's all, "I'll understand if you want to am-scray, Sucre," and Sucre says, "After all the crap we've been through, I'm just going to leave you here and Sara in there?" He takes Michael's face in his hands. "You shut up and don't bring it up again," Sucre orders. Aww! We have a bit of exposition -- the prison's "practically escape-proof" and Michael's having serious headaches again. Sucre's like, "Can't we just parachute in to get her?" and while Lincoln's busy shouting, "Are you kidding?" Michael is all, I will file that idea away for the inevitable point in this story when it is the So-crazy-it-has-to-work option. Michael shuts everyone up with assignments for recon work.