Crap. Cousin Joe found out about this website and the fact that I post information on it. See, I never told him about it so that I could make snide little comments without him knowing. That plan has now been shot to hell.
The internet has been burning up with disgust about the kiss between Pad Man and Gretchen. I think my friend Geoff put it best when he said “I think I’d rather get kicked in the b*lls by a horse than ever watch the General kiss Gretchen again. That was sick”. Geoff is so eloquent, isn’t he?
Back at HQ, the boys are upset about Bellick’s death. Hell, 95% of the internet is upset about Bellick’s death. Self explains that they’ve got Bellick on ice, but Mahone insists that Bellick’s body be delivered to his next of kin – his mother. Self refuses and Sucre attacks him. While shouting in Spanish! Awesome. Mahone breaks up the fight and orders Self to deliver Bellick’s body to his mother. Self agrees but insists they get back on track with finding Scylla. He also warns Sucre not to attack him again. Whatever, Self. My money’s on the pissed off Puerto Rican. Michael tells Self he can’t go any further without Gretchen’s pages.
Self, Michael and Gretchen meet up in a parking structure, where Gretchen hands over the missing pages from the bird book and tells them about Scylla’s imminent departure. Gretchen insists that they’re all working together, but she gives a little shit-eating grin as she walks away. Why won’t God just smite that girl down?
Pad Man is watching footage of the engineers packing up Scylla. He asks Lisa whether they should bring in David Baker, but she protests that they can handle it in-house.
At HQ, Sucre is contemplating calling Bellick’s mom as the boys pack up Bellick’s things.
The group is gathered around the conference table while Michael looks at the blueprints he constructed from the missing pages. Michael insists that the blueprints seem a bit too simple, because Michael always likes to find the most complicated solution to a problem. He starts throwing around some engineering words to make everyone else in the room jealous of his intelligence, but then wonders if the letters C M and E on the blueprint might be a clue. Michael quickly decodes a clue in the bird book: David Baker. And Michael wants him…now.
I think Michael just wants another engineering smarty-pants like him in the group. Must be hard being the smartest person in the room. I know I always struggle with it 😛
At GATE, Trishanne managed to find out Gretchen’s true identity using the fingerprint she lifted a few episodes ago. Turns out her real name is Gretchen Louise Morgan. Hey! My sister’s middle name is Louise too! The information Trishanne gathered isn’t much, but T-Bag gets suspicious when Trishanne mentions Whistler.
Sara’s searching for David Bakers on the internet and seems to find him. Michael orders the others to go back to the tunnel, while he and Sara go search for David Baker. Unfortunately, that plan is shot to hell when Michael collapses. I can’t say Michael faints, because, honestly, girls faint. Boys collapse. It may be sexist, but there it is.
Lincoln and Sucre are putting Michael in a car, while Sara tells Self that she’s taking him to the hospital. Michael continues multi-tasking by insisting that Mahone go find David Baker even as he’s still regaining consciousness. God, I can’t even imagine mustering that level of dedication in my work. Although, I once called clients when I was in the emergency room, waiting to be seen by a doctor. That’s why I quit being a lawyer, because of nonsense like that. Self insists that Sara use their fake IDs. I cannot wait to see what Michael’s alias is. Will it be the awesome Phinneus McClintok from Season 2? Cause that would be kick ass!
T-Bag is getting suspicious of Trishanne, who we learn arrived from a temp agency only a week before T-Bag did. He asks White if he can look over her personal information and White agrees. White tells T-Bag he wants him to host an intro session for some clients. Gretchen arrives and tells T-Bag that Scylla is being moved. Gretchen’s unconcerned, because she’s perfectly OK with Michael finding Scylla or getting caught, so long as she’s out of harm’s way. Sucre and Lincoln arrive to head into the tunnel and Sucre announces that Bellick’s dead. T-Bag shuts up long enough to show the tinniest bit of remorse over that news.
Sara’s talking with a nurse at the hospital, trying to get Michael to see a neurologist. Damnit, Michael’s alias is Kevin Freling, which is less fun. Michael admits a history of neurological problems with his mother as Sara looks concerned. You and me both, girl.
Pad Man is discussing Scylla with Howard Scuderi (the guy who propositioned Sucre back in Vegas) when Lisa enters the room and announces it will take longer than anticipated to move Scylla. Pad Man orders his cronies to find David Baker.
Mahone arrives at Baker’s house and meets his wife. Mahone pretends to be from The Company and asks Baker for information about Scylla.
Lincoln and Sucre are back in the tunnels. Sucre has flashbacks to being in Sona with Bellick. We find out that T-Bag set Sona on fire and Bellick helped Sucre escape. The boys enter a room with a pretty solid looking wall. Sucre goes to hit it with a sledgehammer but steps on some weird design on the floor. Linc realizes that Sucre’s actually activated an explosive, which will blow if he moves.
I think I saw this scenario back in an Indiana Jones movie. Just put something heavy on that button in the floor and it won’t explode.
While Michael and Sara wait it out in an emergency room (because patients can’t get prompt service in a hospital even on TV) Sara remembers meeting Bellick at AA. Michael admits that he might not want to know exactly what is burrowing into his brain and killing him, and then goes off with a doctor.
Michael goes into an MRI. Ugh. I once got 5 minutes into an MRI and had to have the nurse pull me out. Those machines feel like coffins. If you’re claustrophobic like me it’s horrible.
Baker’s chatting with Mahone and seems to be testing him. Baker quickly realizes that Mahone does work for The Company.
Back in the tunnels, Sucre wonders whether Gretchen set them up and Linc rushes off.
T-Bag’s practicing a speech when Linc grabs Gretchen and hauls her to the tunnels. Cut to the next scene where T-Bag is actually giving a presentation. He makes up a story about volunteering at a prison and manages to work Bellick into it. The man actually cries when he announces that the Bellick in his story died. Good freaking Lord. Who would have thought T-Bag had human emotions?
Sara admits she told the nurse she was Michael’s wife and he’s not all that adverse to the idea. Of course, lest we forget, he’s already married. The neurologist wants to admit Michael to the hospital. Michael protests, but Sara wants him to stay.
Mahone is lecturing Baker about the evils of The Company. Company men arrive at the Baker house as Mahone begs for Baker’s help. Baker’s wife tries to put the men off but they barge into the house.
Linc and Gretchen arrive in the room where Sucre is still standing on the explosive. Gretchen denies any knowledge of this crazy room, but believes she can disable the bomb if Sucre moves. Sucre starts shouting in Spanish again and wants Linc to call Michael. Because apparently Sucre can’t do anything without asking his boyfriend Michael about it first
Michael sees Linc calling, but he and Sara bolt when they see cops approach the nurses’ desk. As they pass the neurologist, Sara tells him to call them with the results. The neurologist admits that he knows who Michael is, but he’s only concerned about Michael’s health. Sara asks him to call one more time before they leave.
Trishanne arrives at Self’s office and we quickly see that she and Self are working together. She admits that she might have said too much in front of T-Bag and bitches about her working conditions. Self offers to transfer Trishanne (an agent!) to another assignment, but she insists that she wants to help bring The Company down.
Mahone gets a call from Linc, who tells him about the bomb/landmine that Sucre is on. Mahone sees The Company men searching the grounds and I think that Baker believes that Mahone is Whistler. Mahone runs off as Baker is captured.
As Mahone leaves the property, Baker’s wife drives up and gives him a legend that will help him with the Scylla blueprints.
Sucre keeps begging Linc to call Michael again, while Gretchen insists that she’s the expert with explosives, not Michael.
Mahone arrives back at HQ and shows Michael the legend he got from Baker’s wife. We learn that the mines are actually an alarm and any attempt to disable them will set off the alarm. Gretchen is working to disable the mine while Michael is frantically trying to get in touch with Linc. Mahone rushes into the tunnels and stops Gretchen from disabling the bomb. Mahone tells them there’s a manual override and disables the power to the alarm, allowing Sucre to step off. Sucre summons the will to step off the bomb and doesn’t explode. Which is good. Because if Sucre dies, FOX is going to have to personally apologize to me for breaking my heart.
Michael has told Linc about what happened at the hospital, while Linc tells Michael he sent Gretchen after the sixth Scylla card. Bellick’s coffin arrives and the team gathers around it. Mahone puts a fake badge in that Bellick kept from one of their capers and Sara turns away with tears in her eyes. Sucre calls Mrs. Bellick on the phone to deliver the news.
White congratulates T-Bag on his fantastic presentation and delivers Trishanne’s personnel file. T-Bag calls the company listed under her work history and Self answers the phone. T-Bag clearly recognizes the voice.
Sara is getting the news from the neurologist as Michael details the various traps protecting Scylla. Let me break down the situation with the Scylla room. Have you ever seen Mission Impossible, where Tom Cruise broke into the room at the CIA by coming down from the ceiling because any weight or heat in the room would set off the alarm? That’s basically what needs to happen here. Any weight or sound in the Scylla room will activate alarms. Fortunately, Michael’s already working on a plan, because the tumor is giving him superhuman brain powers.
Sara tells Michael that he has the same tumor as his mother (hamaratoma). Michael asks for two more days but Sara says he needs surgery tomorrow, or else he’ll die.
And now for the calls. My grandfather totally forget about PB tonight and passed me off to my grandmother as he ran to the catch it on TV. Run, Nonno! Run fast!
Written by: Clarissa