Oh, the tension! Team Escapara has to bail on the escape plan and there's a very tense moment when it looks like Bellick is going to twig to the hole in the ground because he bursts into the work area before Westmoreland's outâ¦but then when he comes back, Westmoreland's miraculously there. And then there's a very tense moment when Michael scampers around the ducts looking for a rat, which he then employs to break the electric chairâ¦but nobody catches him. And then there's a very tense scene where it looks like Linc might possibly have his sentence commutedâ¦but that doesn't happen and we see that Dr. Sara's dad is in cahoots with Madame Vice President, the Mistress of Darkness. And things are very tense indeed for young Tweener after Bellick puts the screws to him.
But the most tense part of all? Is at the very end of the episode, when it looks like Linc's going to go to the chair after all. I cannot wait until next week to see how this turns out!
Previously on Prison Break: first, the earth cooled. And then the dinosaurs came, but they got too big and fat, so they all died and they turned into oil. And then the Arabs came and they bought Mercedes Benzes. And then Michael Scofield committed armed robbery so he could be sent to the same prison where his brother Lincoln Burrows was held, so as to prevent Lincoln's execution for a crime he didn't commit. And as Michael kept discovering all sorts of obstacles on the inside, Lincoln's ex-girlfriend Veronica kept discovering all sorts of evidence of conspiracy on the outside. When last we left everyone, Michael learned that the corroded pipe he was counting on for Linc's escape was replaced, and fellow escapee T-Bag was getting stabby.
And when we come back, Michael's very calmly saying, "Unless you're going to use the shank to take out the pipe, put it away." This only incenses T-Bag more, but since Sucre and C-Note both threaten to put a little hurt on him, he has to settle for snarling, "Remember, Pretty, I'm serving life plus one. So if I get busted for attempted escape, I'ma throw in a homicide, no problem. That's like a parking ticket to me." Everyone's all caught up in this little drama for a moment before the systematic thumping above them alerts them to Linc's efforts to break through the new pipe. Oh, that Linc -- when in doubt, hit something.
Fortunately, Linc stops thumping right before Dr. Sara comes in. The woman who was recently menaced by inmates on the loose is not at all alarmed to see Linc roaming about the clinic. She only asks if he's okay, and he makes up a story about how he decided to boot in the grate instead of the sink. Dr. Sara notices that he's pulled out his IV, and she chides him about that. The guard also known as the False Pope (i.e. the man who was all, "Call me Warden!" during sex with Becky) comes in to check up on everyone, then asks sharply, "Why isn't he handcuffed to a table?" "What's he going to do -- steal a cotton ball?" Dr. Sara shoots back. The False Pope's not having it, and makes a move to cuff Linc.
Meanwhile, Team Escapara's freaking out because they hear footprints coming toward the closet.
Then there's a very tense sequence in which we shoot between the guard entering the storeroom and juuuuuuust missing the inmates hidden within, and the False Pope cuffing Linc. The first time I saw this, I was over at my friend Mary-Lynn's fabulous apartment and we were both on the edge of her fabulous red couch. I may have been peeking through my fingers and squealing.