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Official Discussion Thread: "Rate of Exchange/Killing Your Number"

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    bulldozer893

    [161]May 18, 2009
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    It was tragic but yet a beautiful ending. Michael`s dear one are happy while he died, sacrificing himself. He is like some here already mentioned, a tragic hero.
    Goodbye Prison Break, will miss you.
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    yesso440

    [162]May 18, 2009
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    oooooooooooooooooooh my god that wasn't expected at all really it is so so sad ending and seriously the writer rocks and genius to explain how Michael sacrificed his life for all guys which i really love u w.miller that show was the best show ever after friends but the ending made me cry :S
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    coffeebreath

    [163]May 18, 2009
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    Only two things really annoyed me. First, Mahone with Lang was just stupid. Everything he has done has been so he can be with his wife. For her protection or not it is just stupid that after everything they would just separate. After losing their son, surely they'd just want to have each other for the little time they have left on this earth. It's just stupid.

    Secondly I'm okay with Michael dying, he didn't really need to. It's not like he died saving anyone (or so we know at this point). But obviously they were gunning for a tear-jerker ending and they delivered. Fine. But why have him dead BEFORE his son was even born? That's just.. well, mean. It's just really mean.

    Also, Self's ending was very poignant, but when you think about it it's actually quite funny and dumb. He ends up the same way his wife had been living in her final years. That just seemed silly to me.

    And it seems a stretch that after Kellerman had confessed everything about the conspiracy in framing Lincon for the death of Terrence Steadman and sent to prison, that he would somehow become a Congressman. But he deserves it. Like he said in one episode, all he wanted to do was serve his country. Now he's helped change the world. So he deserves it. I just wonder how he managed to avoid the chair, even if he was "rescued".
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    serpentslair645

    [164]May 18, 2009
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    coffeebreath wrote:
    Only two things really annoyed me. First, Mahone with Lang was just stupid. Everything he has done has been so he can be with his wife. For her protection or not it is just stupid that after everything they would just separate. After losing their son, surely they'd just want to have each other for the little time they have left on this earth. It's just stupid.

    Actually it makes sense. In reality, Pam would never ever would want to have something to do with Mahone again, at least not live with him. She saw his own son killed in front of her eyes, so it`s logic that she wouldn`t want to do anything with the guy (even if indirectly) responsible for it. Mahone brought a lot of trouble (the worst ones) to her, it made sense that she wouldn`t want to be with him but keep still keep contact. It was a very nice surprise and a proper closure for Mahone. It was all except stupid for me.
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    walkerdoug

    [165]May 18, 2009
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    Am I the only one who thinks Michael was going to die. Lets take a look back; the general said only one other person had the condition Michael had, right, being his mother. It was implied that his mother had it and had the operation to save her. Now, the only reason the general would do this is a)Michael's mother worked for him or b)they had a thing. Seeing as a is more plausible, after the operation she left his side. Meaning she turned against him. Ultimately betraying him. So, if you will accept this theory, the general probably knew Michael would betray him. Knowing this he probably put the tumor or whatever it was into remission. Which is why it would show up again. This is coming from the fact that the general said it was tested once.
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    coffeebreath

    [166]May 18, 2009
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    serpentslair645 wrote:
    coffeebreath wrote:
    Only two things really annoyed me. First, Mahone with Lang was just stupid. Everything he has done has been so he can be with his wife. For her protection or not it is just stupid that after everything they would just separate. After losing their son, surely they'd just want to have each other for the little time they have left on this earth. It's just stupid.

    Actually it makes sense. In reality, Pam would never ever would want to have something to do with Mahone again, at least not live with him. She saw his own son killed in front of her eyes, so it`s logic that she wouldn`t want to do anything with the guy (even if indirectly) responsible for it. Mahone brought a lot of trouble (the worst ones) to her, it made sense that she wouldn`t want to be with him but keep still keep contact. It was a very nice surprise and a proper closure for Mahone. It was all except stupid for me.
    If I was Pam, I would want to be with Alex. If I was Alex, I'd want to be with Pam. He did everything he could to keep her safe and she was safe. They were both free. He was no longer an FBI agent. He could not cause her any more trouble.
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    serpentslair645

    [167]May 18, 2009
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    coffeebreath wrote:
    serpentslair645 wrote:
    coffeebreath wrote:
    Only two things really annoyed me. First, Mahone with Lang was just stupid. Everything he has done has been so he can be with his wife. For her protection or not it is just stupid that after everything they would just separate. After losing their son, surely they'd just want to have each other for the little time they have left on this earth. It's just stupid.

    Actually it makes sense. In reality, Pam would never ever would want to have something to do with Mahone again, at least not live with him. She saw his own son killed in front of her eyes, so it`s logic that she wouldn`t want to do anything with the guy (even if indirectly) responsible for it. Mahone brought a lot of trouble (the worst ones) to her, it made sense that she wouldn`t want to be with him but keep still keep contact. It was a very nice surprise and a proper closure for Mahone. It was all except stupid for me.
    If I was Pam, I would want to be with Alex. If I was Alex, I'd want to be with Pam. He did everything he could to keep her safe and she was safe. They were both free. He was no longer an FBI agent. He could not cause her any more trouble.

    yet If Alex never came back in her life, Pam would be a happy mother.
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    Kai-X

    [168]May 18, 2009
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    I enjoyed the final 2 episodes. I'm also kinda sad its all over. Its been a good journey from season 1 and now this. I was happy to see kellerman alive and well. Despite the role he played early on, I liked him because he was sorta kool.

    Also very sad that Michael had to die. It was a nice fitting ending to the show. Everyone bar Michael got what they deserved. Everyone will carry on with their lives, happy to finally be free of the hell they went through.
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    betsabe89

    [169]May 18, 2009
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    i can't believed it!!!! i like the way they resolved all the scylla thing and the situation of the others like the general or don self but, i think that michael death it's totally unfair! i don't like the message that the serie is giving to the audience.. think, t-bag who was a evil person, the only punishment he has received was going to jale... and michael who was an example for all, who was always thinking in everybody died? i understand that is a tragic hero but he miss his son's childhood, the simple fact of enjoying his life with sara...i didn't like it,,,it's a pity! i didn't say that the final was bad because it wasn't but, about michael death i totally disagree. michael (L)(L)
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    kape1984

    [170]May 18, 2009
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    See the below link for a picture of Sara and Michael their wedding.

    http://www.fanpop.com/spots/michael-and-sara/images/6226885

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    mireillapr

    [171]May 19, 2009
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    I never suffered and felt so much pain for a TV show before. Prison Break got to the hearts of lots of people in the whole world. I felt such pain when I saw that Michael was dead. It's been three days since I saw the finale episode, and I just can't get it out of my head. My heart literally aches when I think of everything that Michael missed (The birth of his child, being dad to little Michael, a lifetime with Sara,...). I think that's what hurts the most, knowing that he deserved all that, that he really deserved to be happy, and also knowing all the suffering Sara must have been through. She will always be in my thoughts.

    I just have to let all this feelings come out and share them with whom ever reads this.

    I will never forget him, nor the show. He will always be alive in my heart. I Love you Michael Scofield

    Edited on 05/19/2009 4:21am
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    Geeum69

    [172]May 19, 2009
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    Bisrossk wrote:
    Geeum69 wrote:
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    - the people with the machine gunsare good guys (the ones michaels father worked for) in this case why would they shoot the police man in the van ? There was no need for that (and don't tell me they shot blanks or they shot on the side because it just doesn't make sense)

    But how else were they supposed to free him from police custody? It was an armed escourt they were taking him from. Plus, these are ex-Company operatives who've decided to try and take down their former employers, they're certainly not "good guys".

    Plus, it's Prison Break. If Kellermen had risen from the ground as a zombie, it'd still be plausible compared to most of the storylines.

    They didn't need to kill that cop to free kellerman from custody. Come on do you really think that cop (the 'armed escort was just the driver and the guy in the back) would have made a move with 2 guys pointing machine guns at him ? It just doesn't make sense.

    I'm still waiting for a plausible explanation ...

    Geeum

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    beanerbaby70

    [173]May 19, 2009
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    Flyin11 wrote:
    Well, you know in real life, not all injuries always heal and get fixed. It probably started to take effect after all his running around and the stressful situations he was in. I didn't think Michael would die Glad this is a happy ending though. No cliffhangers or betrayals or anything to leave you hanging looking for answers. They got their freedom and are livng their lives like they should...free. I just hope that Michael's son got to see him and he got to love his son for a while before he died. I have never been one to cry at the end of a movie or show but this one got me teary eyed at the end. I knew who it was when they were at the graveyard. It was just sad to see him die but he wouldn't have it any other way. This is what Michael always wanted for everyone....to be free. Great way to end the show and I've always loved watching this show ever since the beginning of the 2nd season. Been a great ride! This was a great episode!

    I agree! I didn't want to type all that! LOL. I was Very pleased w/ the way they "wrapped things up". Seeing the General in the Chair gave me MUCH satisfaction!!! Michaels death was sad, but realistic, and made him a Hero! Great Series!!! Can't wait for Season 4 on dvd so I can watch the WHOLE thing back to back and pick up things I may have missed!!!

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    umair_23

    [174]May 19, 2009
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    ok i have a question.. if i remember correctly the last time when c-note and sucre met in season 2, sucre held him at gun point and then ran away with the money (actually magazines thanks to tbag).. so shouldnt c-note be really pissed at him cause he still doesnt know that the money is lost in the sea..

    i dont know y but this has really been bothering me.. im probably wrong as its been a while since i have seen season 2.. please someone clear this up..

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    CARETAKER15

    [175]May 19, 2009
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    IT HAS A SAD ENDING
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    Andorhal

    [176]May 19, 2009
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    umair_23 wrote:

    ok i have a question.. if i remember correctly the last time when c-note and sucre met in season 2, sucre held him at gun point and then ran away with the money (actually magazines thanks to tbag).. so shouldnt c-note be really pissed at him cause he still doesnt know that the money is lost in the sea..

    i dont know y but this has really been bothering me.. im probably wrong as its been a while since i have seen season 2.. please someone clear this up..

    He was still probably mad, but it was obvious that he wanted to get the entire thing behind him.

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    cbsqa

    [177]May 19, 2009
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    tsalbeci

    [178]May 19, 2009
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    I felt that the whole episode was a big 'meh'.....

    Kellerman back all of a sudden with some lame explanation.. C-note and Sucre back after being gone for ages too.

    Mahone/Sarah by chance happen to enter the same hospital on the same floor as Self is?... And why didn't they kill Self instead of making him into a vegetable?

    And how did the general get out of his handcuffs, and just silly that he gets arrested directly afterwards.

    And let's kill of Michael all of a sudden while we are at it - I acually started laughing at that scene because it felt so ridiculius.

    Anyone else thought Michaels climb of the building was abit stupid, and why bring a rope to climb a building if you don't even use it

    Only part I liked was T-bag beeing back to his old self in prison again.

    Guess I'll watch the extra dvd that will arrive to fill in the blanks, right now everything just felt very rushed at the end after dragging it all out forever.

    Question: What was it that Mahone pulled of the bag with the fake scylla and posted?

    And it's interesting that Michael finds something that looks exactly like scylla to use as a trap for his mother. Same bag, same look of the card - since they still had the whole card I assumed he went to a second hand and bought some identical copies there...

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    Gezquester

    [179]May 19, 2009
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    I just watched this and I must say wow! Although I am sad to see it go I am so happy that it ended with closure. A show wrapping up all its loose ends doesn't happen very often! It has been a brilliant, nail biting ride, one that I won't soon forget and I just felt hat this has been a show more about the art and less about the money, I just wish that every show of this calibre would end the same way. Can't wait for the Lost series finale next year!
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    mumbo230

    [180]May 20, 2009
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    I thought the ending was very nice and rightfully bittersweet. Seeing Michael and Sara living happily ever after would have been a bit too syrupy for me. I think pretty much everyone wound up in the right spot. Danny Hale's wife spitting on Kellerman was especially great, loved that scene. In fact the ending brought back just a little bit of that Season 1 magic for me, especially when we saw T-Bag in Fox River.

    Yes, Kellerman was a bit of a deus ex machina, but I bought his survival more than I bought Sara's anyway. There were some ridiculous scenes, like with Michael scaling that building, but that's Prison Break, right? The whole series has made you suspend your disbelief pretty hard, but it's always been a thrill ride.

    My only complaint really is that the final two episodes were a little light on action. At first I wasn't satisfied with the General just being arrested, but that scene with him in the chair was beautiful. I found it to be a very satisfying ending, and I'll gladly be watching the movie for the gap.
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