Only 4 more episodes to go, folks, before Prison Break runs out of new material. Cousin Joe cried when I told him that. Ok, he didn’t really cry, because, frankly, Cousin Joe’s pretty manly and works out and stuff, but I definitely saw a little tear in his eye that signaled that he was slightly saddened by the prospect that PB might go off the air soon.
On a tangent, you guys should go see Cloverfield. I thought it was great. I mean, sure, both of the friends I went with had to leave in the middle because they got motion sick from the jerky camera (one of them actually threw up…hehehe), but I thought it was great. Scared the crap out of me. Clarissa says two thumbs up for Cloverfield.
I’ve got no other useless chatter to fill up space, so here we go with the recap…
No, wait, I thought of something else. Who’s the President of the US now in Prison Break Land? Didn’t they lose, like, two Presidents within two weeks of each other? I am dying to know what poor unlucky soul (if the fate of the last two are any indication) ended up with that job. Am I the only one who wonders that?
NOW onto the recap…
We open with Sammy whining to Lechero about that guy Michael killed in the first few episodes in the chicken foot fight. Lechero tells Sammy to stop moaning. T-Bag, meanwhile, who’s been listening to the coversation, goes to the coutyard and catches the attention of his new best friend: Whistler.
Mahone’s got mail! It’s a picture of his son. Dear Lord, Mahone’s brought a tear to my eye two episodes in a row. Damn him!
Michael’s brushing off McGrady’s questions about the failed helicopter escape in the courtyard when Whistler comes up to tell Michael that T-Bag is now on the break-out train. HAHA. Michael, who to his credit does not suddenly scream “You’ve got to be kidding me!”, simply stares into the distance while Mahone approaches and asks about the plan.
T-Bag is following the boys into the tunnel, shouting “I’m coming with you!” He sounds like a kid in the fifth grade trying to tag along with the popular crowd. Michael and Lechero manage to delegate look-out duty to T-Bag, who glares petulantly.
Inside the tunnel, Michael tells Lechero to hook them up with a saw so they can create the right support for the hole they’re digging. Is it wrong of me to hope that digging will result in sweatiness that will cause the cute boys in Sona to take off their shirts, lest they overheat? I mean, seriously, is that wrong?
Lechero sends T-Bag to fetch some tools, because Lechero has absolutely no prior escape experience with T-Bag and is unaware that he’ll turn on you at the drop of a hat. When T-Bag leaves Sammy sneaks up on Lechero and points a gun to his head. Oy, this can’t end well.
Sammy’s all “this is my room now!” (I’m not paraphrasing, that’s a direct quote) and insists that he’s in charge of Sona now. Sammy unwisely (because it’s going to come back and bite him in the ass) lets Lechero leave.
Back in the tunnel, the boys are gathering wood. Sammy is surveying his new kingdom in the courtyard of Sona, announcing his coup, and offering a case of rum to the first prisoner who brings him Michael. Do you think if I offered someone a case of rum they would bring me Wentworth? Cause I’ll do it.
Lincoln’s searching for Whistler’s alias (Gary Miller) on the net. Sucre’s setting up a meeting for Lincoln. He also says that he’s off to meet with Susan.
T-Bag purposes two options to Lechero: (1) let Sammy in on the escape, which, if I was Sammy, I would refuse considering what happened to most of the Fox River 8, or (2) get Sammy killed. T-Bag offers to outsource the killing.
T-Bag approaches Bellick and indicates that there’s an escape plan in the works. But Bellick can only jump onboard if he uses those sneaky fight moves from his last fight (drugging his opponent and then knocking them out) on Sammy. They’re just playing fast and loose with invitations to the break out, aren’t they? Don’t these people know that the more people who are in on a secret, the less likely it is to remain secret. That’s why whenever I let people in on secrets, I end up killing them. Um….I probably shouldn’t have admitted that on the internet, huh?.
Lincoln’s out buying supplies with Sofia. She is….again, for the 10 millionth time….questioning whether Linc will screw over Whistler. Alright, Sofia, we get it! Ok? We freaking get it. You love Whistler, but you’re afraid to trust him. WE GET IT. Enough.
Susan’s sending an email to someone named Edward Guthrie. And she’s sending it as Gary Miller. Well, since that’s the same name that Whistler’s using, I’m guessing he’s in pretty tight with Susan and, likely, the Company. Sucre enters the bar and approaches her. Sucre doesn’t really appreciate Susan’s “Sucre means sugar” joke. He tells her that Linc knows that LJ is in danger and will play by the book. She hands him a cashier’s check for $25,000 and walks out. A cashier’s check sounds fishy.
In the tunnel the boys are learning the fine art of bracing and Michael’s showing why he’s the one with the $100,000 education by using a small metal plug to basically brace the whole damn tunnel. Whistler admits that he was supposed to kill Michael otherwise the Company would hurt his family. What family? Mahone, meanwhile, wonders where Lechero is.
In the halls, T-Bag assures Lechero that everything is “set”. Bellick proves that he really is stupider than he looks and challenges Sammy to a fight.
Global TV has just informed me that Robert Knepper draws a cartoon for his 4 year old son every day. Awe. That’s cute.
Bellick’s in his cell, informing T-Bag that he’s got no more acetone left to drug Sammy with. T-Bag doesn’t give a crap; he tells Bellick he’s got to continue with the fight.
Linc’s arriving for the meeting Sucre set up for him. Linc (who’s taken Sofia along) offers the mysterious guy money in exchange for an unknown product. We quickly learn that Linc’s shopping for a bomb, along with a remote trigger.
In the tunnel, the boys are still wondering where Lechero and the saw are. Whistler starts telling his (potentially fake) story: one day Susan approached him to do charters for her employers. Mahone delivers the funniest line I’ve ever heard from him. Here’s how it goes:
Mahone: Quit embarrassing yourself.
Mahone: We’re not two chicks at a bar you’re trying to pick up. (to Michael) Unless you need to hear this?
Mahone: (to Whistler): You work for the Company. And when you break out of here you’re going to do whatever the Company asks you to do.
Ha! The delivery of that was spot-on!
Sammy’s shadow-boxing in preparation for his fight.
In the tunnel, Michael asks for Whistler’s book. He asks about the various words written in the book and Whistler has an answer for everything.
Now Sammy’s meditating in preparation for the fight. Ha! He’s all very Zen about the fighting and the killing, isn’t he? He’s also very bare-chested, having decided to forgo a shirt in anticipation of the headache that he’ll get trying to wash Bellick’s blood out of it. Bellick, meanwhile, is frantically searching for any sort of chemical with which to drug Sammy. Unfortunately, he gets dragged off to the fight by one of Sammy’s new minions.
T-Bag finds Lechero hiding out. T-Bag wants Lechero to stop playing hide and seek because he’s afraid that if Lechero doesn’t go to Michael, Michael will come looking for Lechero and will get captured by Sammy, thereby threatening the escape plan.
In the courtyard, Bellick and Sammy square off.
Back inside, Mahone, Whistler and Michael exit the tunnel in search of tools.
We go back and forth between the boys leaving the tunnels and the fight. Unfortunately for the boys, they encounter Sammy’s minions and have to run back to the tunnel. Then they get into a fight of their own which involves a machete. A machete! That’s awesome. Michael and Mahone make it back into the tunnel while Whistler gets left outside.
Speaking of outside, Bellick’s getting choked by Sammy when he catches a lucky break: one of the minions comes to get Sammy, informing him that Michael’s been found. Sammy demands the combination to the tunnel from Whistler. Mahone won’t let Michael go out to save Whistler.
Back at the hotel, Sucre tells Linc about his meeting with Susan, and Linc asks him to set up another meeting with her.
In the tunnel, Mahone’s creating make-shift tools out of rebar buried in the concrete. In the courtyard, Sammy confronts Lechero, accusing him of hiding Michael.
In Panama City, Susan’s picking up Sucre in a car. He tells her that Linc bought a gun and he manages to slip the bomb under her car seat. She, meanwhile, tells him that she doesn’t buy his act for a second: she thinks that he and Linc are trying to set her up and threatens Maricruz (she now knows where Maricruz lives since Sucre sent the money from the check to her). Then she spazes out and tells him to go get her some real information.
Sammy now demands the combination from Lechero. Michael opens the door and Lechero is dragged inside. Sammy accuses Lechero of escaping with Michael and it sounds like he’s accusing Lechero of cheating on him. Michael offers Sammy the escape tunnel in exchange for a partnership, but Sammy’s having none of it. As Sammy reaches up into the tunnel we see that Michael has rigged it to collapse on him. When the minions are sufficiently distracted, the boys gain the upper hand.
Michael’s staring at Sammy, likely coming to the realization that he’s deliberately killed someone for the first time. The other boys go to make sure that there isn’t a sinkhole out in no-man’s land. And Lechero shows the rest of the prisoners that there has been a second coup and he’s back in charge.
Bellick insists to T-Bag that he’s in or he’ll blow the escape plan. T-Bag agrees.
Lincoln goes to pick up something and hands a paper bag to Sofia. He tells her “if he doesn’t take you, I will”. She opens the bag to find a little key chain of the Eifel Tower. He’s basically offered to take Sofia to Paris if Whistler doesn’t.
In his cell, Michael reveals that he deliberately set up Sammy to die (which was kind of obvious). McGrady approaches him and offers him all of his money if only Michael will let him in on the escape. Awe. That poor boy. Michael, unfortunately, tells him he wants no part of it.
At home, Sofia’s pinning for Whistler but slowly coming to the realization that she might have a crush on Lincoln. She starts clearing her closet of Whistler’s clothes and finds his bag. A search of it reveals a false bottom and a mysterious case.
Linc’s visiting Michael. He tells him about Whistler’s fake passport. Michael questions Whistler’s real job as Sofia pulls the mysterious case out of the bag.
We have to wait two more weeks for a new episode, folks. I’ll see you back here then….same bat time, same bat channel. Clarissa out.
Written by: Clarissa