So, an update: Wentworth Miller did NOT show up at my apartment and declare his undying love for me, despite the fact that I heaped praise upon the characters and cast of Prison Break in last week’s recap. Well guess what, Wentworth? Two can play at that game. I’d like to introduce you to this week’s recap: “Call Waiting: The one where Clarissa heaps sarcasm and snarkiness on the characters and cast of Prison Break and it’s all Wentworth’s fault.” What’s that? I’m behaving like a petulant child? Yeah…..well…..you smell. SO THERE!
Lincoln’s looking through the bird book he stole off Whistler’s girlfriend last week. He sees various words like “stampede” in the book, as well as numbers. A man slips photos of LJ and Sara under the door. Then Sucre scares the crap out of him. Sucre looks like he’s been crying over the loss of Maricruz. This is normally the point where I’d say something mean, but I love Sucre too much. I can’t do it. Everyone else? Fair game. Sucre wants Westmoreland’s money. The two of them argue, and Sucre seems to not give a crap that Michael (who broke him out of prison) is back in jail. Linc seems to notice something about the photos.
We’re back at Sona Fight Club, where Michael’s toying with the bolts of Sona, much like when he got the bolt from the bleachers at Fox River to use as a key. Michael offers to help out around Sona in exchange for favors from Lechero. Again, not like that. Lechero seems to forget that Michael saved his dictator ass in the previous episode and is not interested in any “help” Michael can provide.
Michael goes to see Linc and takes the opportunity to survey the guards. Lincoln brings Michael up to speed about the bird book and Michael wishes that he had studied something useful in college, like birds, instead of stupid structural engineering. Linc also shows him the photo of Sara. What’s that, Michael? You’re sorry that Sara’s lost to you? I feel the same way about Wentworth, so don’t expect my sympathy. The boys notice Sara’s pointing at something in the paper: a town called Santa Rita. Michael’s desperate to talk to her. It’s been three days and he’s no closer to escape. Michael tells Linc he needs to get off his non-being-in-jail ass and save Sara and LJ if Michael can’t perform another prison break.
Whistler’s behaving like the anti-Sucre and wants to know why he should trust Michael. Michael wishes he had his cellmate from season 1 back and asks McGrady about a phone. Linc’s also asking Susan about setting up a call between Sara and Michael, but she’s not down with that. Back in Sona, Michael realizes that the only person who has a phone is Lechero.
Lechero’s unhappy with his business dealings on the outside. I don’t know more than that and I actually care very little about it. Meanwhile, Whistler and Sofia are reunited, separated only by a barb-wire fence and surrounded by lots of men with guns. Whistler asks about the book, but Sofia says Scofield’s brother has it. Whistler says the book only has phone numbers in it, but Sofia doesn’t buy it. As she goes to sign out at the guard station, she finds Michael’s name, Lincoln’s name and Lincoln’s hotel.
Back inside, Michael’s trying to score some drugs. I like where this is going. One of Lechero’s men tells him where to score. Mahone’s managed to find the place on his own and is realizing that withdrawal is not a nice place to be. Meanwhile, Michael is eying Lechero and his cell phone and flipping out over Sara’s photo.
Michael threatens to tell the good Catholic folks of Sona what kind of perv T-Bag is unless he hooks him up with Lechero’s phone. I’ve always loved the hypocrisy of prisoners who kill people but then beat up on guys who molest children. It’s all crimes, people.
Whistler’s confronting Michael about his klepto brother, but Michael isn’t swayed. Michael tells him the only reason he’s going to bust Whistler out is to save Sara and he should just shut the hell up and STOP WITH THE PRESSURE!
There’s a conversation between Lechero and his cousin about Lechero’s outside business. *sigh* I DON’T CARE. Lechero’s obviously fake accent is bothering me. Meanwhile, we see that T-Bag unplugged Lechero’s phone and allowed it to die.
Mahone’s being visited by his lawyer. He tells him he’s got a trial date for next year. Oh yes, here’s the wonders of the legal system I know and love. Mahone says that Michael is willing to testify for him (huh, we’ll see about that), but the lawyer tells him the courts don’t care for prisoners who testify on behalf of other prisoners.
T-Bag sends Lechero off to his barber appointment but leaves his cell charging. Meanwhile, T-Bag snags the phone and brings it to Michael. We see Sofia is following Linc, who’s talking with Michael. Bellick’s trying to make friends with a drag queen that he pissed off earlier. This is all completely unimportant. Wow, he’s trying to flirt. It’s hurting my brain, it’s so awful.
Sara finally calls Michael and he tries to set up a code with her. She tries to send him some sort of message, saying that “it’s a lost cause” and “maybe he just needs more time”. Michael’s trying to relay the code back to Linc and says it’s up to him to solve it. Before last week I would have written off LJ and Sara, but Lincoln is proving that he might have some brains after all. Michael manages to put the phone back in the nick of time. Lerchero notices that his phone wasn’t put back in the charger properly and he calls the last number dialed, but Lincoln doesn’t say anything. Lechero is suspicious.
Sofia tires to threaten Linc with a knife, but he quickly puts an end to that nonsense. No guy with pecs like those will be threatened by a silly knife. Linc takes off in a cab, trying to figure out the code.
Back in Sona, Whistler’s trying to make friends with Mahone, who spent all of last episode trying to kill him. Oh yes, this makes total sense. Whistler recognizes Mahone as the FBI agent who was chasing Scofield and tries to press Mahone for info on Michael. Mahone whines that Michael will screw the people he doesn’t care about. You know, because Mahone’s a bloody freaking saint.
Linc’s trying to use the cabbie to figure out the code and gets let off in the red light district. Naturally, the women are all over his pecs. Sara spies Linc and breaks the glass of her window just as Linc’s starting to piece together the clue.
Thinking back on this scene the morning after the episode, I have to say how completely unbelievable the entire “shoe through the window” thing was. First of all, Sara was wearing a pair of leather ballet slippers, those flat shoes that have been all the rage lately. Frankly, I don’t like them because they make me feel short. Anyway, are you telling me that those soft, soft shoes of Sara’s were actually able to puncture the glass window? How thick was that glass? A millimeter thick? I mean, seriously? And don’t try to tell me that she was able to kick the glass with her foot. Have you ever tried to kick out with your foot while being tied to a chair? The inertia and leverage is all wrong, I doubt she could have broken the glass that way. Wow, I sounded like a smart scientist right there with words like “inertia” and “leverage” didn’t I? Sweet. This made no sense and I’m personally insulted that I was expected to believe it does. You hear that Fox? Personally. Insulted.
Linc goes running into the house while LJ and Sara are dragged out into a van. Ohhh, he looks totally murderous as he realizes he’s lost them. Susan gets a call about the failed rescue attempt and looks ticked off.
Linc’s visiting Michael again, telling him about his spectacular failure. He really should have planned it better. He’s telling Michael “we can do this”. I fail to see the Lincoln part of this “we” yet. So unless Linc’s going to pull a Scofield and get himself locked up too, he’s not doing much right now. In fact, he had one damn job to do and he screwed it up royally.
Michael’s back at his cell, surveying the guards and replaying the failed escape attempt of Bellick’s friend in his mind. Whistler wants to talk and mentions Sofia, saying she’s the reason he’s here. Whistler doesn’t know who The Company is.
Whistler starts telling his story: he was running a fishing charter business. He took out some guy who was taking water samples. He then gets a call from some people wanting to know where Whistler took that guy. He said he couldn’t remember and some government-type people start sniffing around. Meanwhile, he got spooked and moves to Panama to be with Sofia. He then gets into the bar fight where he kills the mayor’s son and gets thrown into Sona. The government-type people show up again and say they want to get him out if he’ll take them to the place he took the water sample guy. The bird book is like a log and he needs it to get back to that place. This is such a weird and complicated story. What drugs were the writers smoking when they came up with this? I want me some. Might make work more tolerable. Michael notices that the only people getting out of Sona are the dead bodies. Oh yes! Capital plan! Just get yourself killed and you’ll be out! Genius.
T-Bag decides to go back to doing what he does best: acting like a complete jackass. In an attempt to destroy Lechero’s other flunkies, who have been making fun of him, he tries to stir shit. Lechero looks disbelieving, but willing to listen, and asks T-Bag to spy for him.
Mahone’s trying to unnerve Michael again and comes out of his withdrawal for long enough to realize that Michael’s skills might be useful to The Company.
Michael spies a man outside who’s digging a grave for one of the recently-deceased fight club victims. Linc returns to his hotel to find Sucre passed out from too much booze. Susan calls Linc to threaten him and sends him to find a present she left for him. Oh god, it’s Sara’s body isn’t it? This is now they’re going to get rid of her character.
Ok, it’s a small box. Linc bends down to open it and we only see a flash of what’s inside. I can’t make it out, but Linc looks horrified. I even played it on slow-mo on my DVR and I can’t figure it out. Many of you will probably say that it’s supposed to be Sara’s head in the box. You may very well be correct. There’s been much speculation that she’s not returning, but everyone’s been keeping it under wraps. If that’s true, I’m pissed. What utter pointlessness to keep her going all through season 2 only to kill her now.
Ok, let’s not jump to conclusions. Maybe they’re just using this whole “Sara’s head” thing to scare us. Maybe it’s something else. Maybe…..
Written by: Clarissa