I called my grandfather while I was walking home from work on Friday and I said “Nonno (that’s Italian for ‘grandpa’), I don’t want you to panic, but someone on Prison Break is going to die.”
“NO!” he gasped.
“Do you want me to tell you who it is? Because I know.”
“Just tell me that it’s not Sucre” he begged, “I couldn’t stand it if Sucre dies.”
“It’s not Sucre” I assured him.
“Good” he sighed in relief, “That’s all I wanted to know. Don’t tell me anything else.”
Anyways, the point of this little family story is that, yes, someone is going to die tonight. And, yes, I know who it is.
But it’s not Sucre.
And on that relieving note, let’s proceed with the recap.
Previously on PB, Gretchen and Michael teamed up, Gretchen killed T-Bag’s co-worker, Sucre was shot and the boys captured Wyatt.
Wyatt’s getting worked over big time by Lincoln. Linc wants Wyatt to lie to Pad Man that the brothers are dead, but Wyatt delivers a snarky comeback and Linc continues with the beating. Oh, Linc, really? He’s a professional hit man who you know killed a young boy without any mercy and you think that smacking him around is going to intimidate him? Come on. Bellick pulls Linc away.
Outside, Sara and Michael aren’t convinced that Linc can accomplish his goal. Meanwhile, Mahone’s standing in a corner, itching for his opportunity to go after Wyatt.
In Pad Man’s office, he asking how long it’s going to take to move Scylla. Lisa (aka that chick from seaQuest) says 3 days, because Scylla holds a lot of delicate information. Pad Man wants to push up the deadline. Lisa insists that their LA facility is totally secure (and so was Fox River and so was Sona….and so on and so forth). One of Pad Man’s cronies announces that Wyatt hasn’t been in touch, so Pad Man demands that he put the brothers’ pictures all over the news.
Back at HQ, Self suggests they have a “conversation” with Wyatt. One that involves some mysterious briefcase.
Sara decided to talk to Wyatt in an attempt to save him from the mysterious case, but Wyatt refuses to give in.
Out in the main room Self is trying to get Michael to leave, but Michael doesn’t seem convinced that Wyatt is staying put. Self tells the boys that Roland’s body has been moved and buried and Linc doesn’t seem too bent out of shape about his death. You know who else isn’t sad Roland is gone? Me. Cause he was a little shit.
Michael goes over the blueprints from the bird book. He details their plan to break into the Company’s building. Self offers to stay behind with Wyatt while the boys go digging.
T-Bag hustles the guys into GATE, only Mahone isn’t with them. The boys all enter the tunnels under T-Bag’s office. T-Bag’s boss, Mr. White, returns and asks about the resignation from his dead employee, Andrew. White is seriously suspicious. And methinks that White is going to get killed in a future episode, just like everyone else who crosses T-Bag.
In the tunnel the boys hear some strange sound.
Gretchen’s getting gussied up when T-Bag calls with news of White’s search for Andrew. Ok, I say horrible things about Gretchen, but props to the girl for being able to talk on the phone and put on mascara at the same time. That takes skillz. T-Bag updates her on the boys’ activities and she inspects a gun.
Back at HQ, Sara notices that Wyatt’s phone keeps ringing. Wyatt insists that he’s dead no matter what and proposes that he and Sara work together. Oh, please.
Mahone’s obviously gotten tired of waiting and rushes Wyatt’s cell when Self stops him. Self admits that he lost his wife and his baby. The delivery of that line was spot on and I feel bad for him. Self promises to let Mahone have Wyatt when the time is right.
In the tunnel, Bellick is bitching about his pathetic life. FYI, the majority of you thought Bellick was going to die in tonight’s episode. Are you right? Let’s wait and see…
The boys find another tunnel and hear that strange sound again.
Wyatt’s working his mojo on Sara, promising to hook her up with government people who can help her and Michael. Sara, fortunately, doesn’t take the bait and leaves.
Detective Connor Mara is questioning T-Bag about Andrew at GATE.
The lights keep flickering on and off as the boys make their way through the tunnel. Wasn’t Sucre just shot about 6 hours ago? Should he be this mobile?
Michael finally finds the source of the sound: a water main. While the others offer some suggestions to get through or around the pipe Michael pulls out a sledgehammer and insists that they dig. Do you think that Michael is happy that he’s finally doing some engineering stuff again? Otherwise, what a waste of what I’m sure was an expensive degree. I know that’s what my father always says to me when I insist that I don’t want to go back to practicing law. He just cries and cries about all that money he paid for my schooling. Then he drinks some wine to make himself feel better.
Detective Mara starts mentioning some inconsistencies about Andrew’s disappearance as T-Bag gets a bit panicked about the loud sounds coming from under his office. The detective shows he has half a brain and asks about T-Bag and Andrew’s disagreements.
At HQ, Self is doing some fancy stuff with a computer: something about a voice program, while Mahone goes to get something from the ambulance.
Michael quickly realizes that the digging isn’t getting them anywhere. Did you try digging UP, Michael? Cause that worked in Sona. Well, actually, Michael’s going to try to get through the pipe instead.
Michael sends Linc and Bellick off with some blueprints while Sucre tampers with the pipes.
T-Bag’s regaling the detective with some story about a cat. The moral about the story is that he and Andrew weren’t really fighting. White enters the office with Andrew’s travel logs and sees Bellick and Linc exit the storage closet. T-Bag quickly covers up their presence.
Self shows he has some brains when he reveals that he used Wyatt’s conversation with Sara to create a fancy voice recording where Wyatt announces that his targets are dead. Mahone asks Self to leave and he agrees. He also asks Sara to go with him. She storms off in a huff. Excuse me? Was Sara not swearing revenge against Gretchen for killing that guard who helped her but now she’s all prissy that Mahone wants revenge against the man who killed his son? Come on, Sara. Don’t be a bitch.
Mahone demands to know why Wyatt killed his son and promises a long session of torture. Oh, Mahone, I feel so bad for you.
Pad Man receives a call from Wyatt’s phone and Self plays the tape. Pad Man believes the fake Wyatt voice. Gretchen, meanwhile, storms into the office with a gun. Pad Man demands that everyone leave the two of them alone.
Bellick wants to talk fathers and sons with Lincoln, but Lincoln isn’t interested in bonding with him. The two break into a water station and make with the sabotage. The water pressure drops and Michael hears the water stop in the tunnel.
Michael tells Sucre that the city will likely turn the water back on within the hour. Oh really? Because the City of Toronto turns off the water to our work building for almost four hours at a time just to make routine repairs, forcing us to use the Starbucks bathroom down the street. Michael appears disoriented and Sucre asks what’s wrong. When Michael suffers from loss of motor functions and collapses from the pain in his head, Sucre runs over, terrified.
Oh God, a promo for that ridiculous 90210 show. Excuse me, I have to go hurl something at my television.
Back in the tunnel, Michael is insisting that he’s OK. Sucre says he overheard Sara and Linc talking about Michael, but Michael wants to get back to work and asks Sucre to cover for him.
Back at Pad Man’s office, I see that Gretchen is wearing this horrible blouse. He tells us that she flunked out of the police academy, but he saw something special in her. Their relationship is a little weird. Here’s a wacky thought…is Gretchen’s daughter Pad Man’s daughter too? And before I could even finish typing that sentence Pad Man kisses Gretchen. Oh! Wow. That’s one f*cked up relationship.
Mahone reveals that our most sensitive nerve endings are in our fingertips. We see that he’s hooked Wyatt up to a heart monitor and a battery to keep him awake and alive. The pain is clearly getting to Wyatt, who screams in agony.
T-Bag’s getting all worried in GATE. He demands that Trishanne get copies of his sales records. He’s trying to cover up because Andrew had previously found inconsistencies in them.
Back in the tunnel, Sucre is welding through the water pipe, while Michael sits off to the side. So, it looks like they’re going to put another pipe through the water main, T-bone style, to allow them pass through when the water is running.
Wyatt is starting to pass out at HQ when the battery shocks his heart.
The propane runs out on Sucre’s tank, preventing him from getting through the other side of the tunnel. Michael agrees to help, but we see that his vision is blurred.
Michael is too weak to help Sucre break through the rest of the pipe. Instead of telling Michael to get some help, Sucre keeps covering for him. Sucre’s a bad influence.
Mahone calls Pam and puts Wyatt on the phone. Wyatt apologizes to Pam and Mahone tells her that he loves her. Then he hangs up and I start to get a little tear in my eye.
Linc and Bellick return to the tunnel and announce that they have 10 minutes to finish. Linc and Bellick offer to go inside the water main to guide the pipe through.
Pad Man asks about Emmy (is that Gretchen’s daughter?). Gretchen announces that she’s a free agent, but Pad Man insists that she remain with him. He tells her about Laos and blows off Lisa’s importance.
Mahone pulls Wyatt out of a car. We see a cinderblock tied around Wyatt’s hands. Mahone pushes him towards the end of the dock. Wyatt starts to insist that they’re the same when Mahone pushes him into the water.
Back at GATE, T-Bag blackmails his boss with sketchy financial documents and orders him to get the detective off his back. White agrees.
The boys hit a snag when the beam that was used to prop up the pipe breaks. They’re scrambling to fit the pipe through the water main when they hear the water rushing back in. Bellick jumps back into the water main and props up the pipe so Linc can pull it through. Linc is begging Bellick to save himself, but Bellick manages to get the pipe through the water main just as the water rushes back in. Bellick bravely faces his death as Linc screams for him.
Pad Man orders the other cardholders back into his office and announces that Gretchen is part of the team. Lisa clearly hates Gretchen and announces that they have safeguards in place for Scylla. Gretchen seems surprised that the brothers are dead and Pad Man announces that Scylla is leaving LA at the end of day tomorrow.
Back in the tunnel Linc is clearly upset about Bellick’s death. I think I’m upset about Bellick’s death. Sure, he was a jerk in Seasons 1 and 2, and a pathetic whiner in Season 3, but now I just feel bad for him. RIP, Brad Bellick.
My grandfather just gave me a call to say he thought that Wyatt had it coming, but he’s also strangely sad about Bellick. He also thinks that Pad Man is likely the father of Gretchen’s kid, but defers to my superior (spoiler) knowledge on any and all subjects. Now, I’m off to do laundry. See you back here next week.
Written by: Clarissa