Prison Break

Season 4 Episode 22

Killing Your Number

2
Aired Monday 8:00 PM May 15, 2009 on FOX
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Michael makes one final attempt to get Scylla and destroy the Company.

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  • I will miss this show so much. By far the best blend of action, drama, suspense and emotion in any tv series to end this quickly. The 4 best years of my TV exp are over.....moreless

    10
    I was so sad to see that Michael was dead. I so did not expect that and was so pissed off. Here it is weeks later and I still shake my head at the idea. My guess is the directors and producers were going for that exact response. Well let me say, it worked. What a fitting ending other than his death. I guess since the series is over, his death makes sense. The only problem is that I for one wanted to see the good guy have a nice ending......



    I just want to say thanks to the entire cast from all 4 seasons. You became a part of the fans lives on a weekly basis. Also, thanks to the loyal fans that helped the show go on for 4 seasons. I loved season one but wondered how could it go on. Well, I am so glad that it did. Lets hope the actors go on to do so many more things in hollywood.



    I will miss the show but will always have my blurays for the memories....Take care everyone!!!!moreless
  • This episode was so perfect, but still so sad.

    10
    I have loved Prison Break ever since I saw the first episode. And I really didn't want it to end. This show has kept me on the edge so many times, and I just love it. But I guess all good things must come to an end, and what an end! Already when I saw Michael's nose bleeding at the beach, I knew. He was the only one that didn't survive, he never really got to be happy. And that's really a shame, he had deserved some true happiness, and watching his son grow up. But I'll guess Sara would take really good care of him, surrounded by her friends or should I rather say family now. PB forevermoreless
  • The Escape Squad makes good

    7.0
    The irony of this series finale is that it's technically not the series finale. The upcoming direct-to-DVD release, "Prison Break: Final Break", presents two episodes set in the period before the epilogue in this episode. It's not necessary to see those extra episodes to get the gist of what happens, but it does present a slight disconnect in terms of closure. It would have been better if FOX had agreed to air those two episodes and tack the epilogue onto the very end. (As such, based on the separate nature of the release, those episodes will not be counted as part of the fourth season.)



    My biggest problem with this episode was the resolution of the fight against the Company. The entire fourth season has been a reflection of the second season, in that it was about escaping the metaphorical prison of the Company's power over all their lives. As such, there was the logical expectation that Michael would be the one to make it happen, as the troubled genius at the heart of the series.



    Instead, Michael is bailed out twice. First, he is saved by Sucre and C-Note when all his other options have evaporated. It makes for a great moment, and it harkens back to Michael's admission that his plans would never succeed without the right people in the right places, but he was completely unaware that they were coming. I can see what the writers were going for, in terms of unexpected twists, but it was disappointing.



    But far worse was the decision to have a reformed Paul Kellerman come to Michael's rescue with a deal that came out of nowhere. While it's certainly true, as Michael admits, that there was no other option left, especially with Mahone and Sucre in federal custody, it's a huge deus ex machina solution to the problem. Perhaps worse, this issue could have gone away if the writers had seeded the season with hints that the organization founded by Michael and Lincoln's father was still viable and they were moving in the shadows.



    This is unfortunate, because otherwise, the writers did a fairly good job wrapping up the main plot points, particularly in terms of the character arcs. I'm thrilled that Mahone survived and found some measure of happiness, Lincoln gets his freedom, all the villains end up dead or back behind bars where they belong, and Sara and Michael get some short measure of happiness.



    The only quibble I have is Michael's fate. The epilogue was very well done, and I love the idea that those particular characters go to Michael's grave every year and pay their respects. I was most gratified by the presence of Mahone, who seems to be on very good terms with the rest of the Escape Squad now. My problem is that his death seems unnecessary out of the context of the struggle to break free of the Company. Why let him survive that, only to kill him (in a supposedly ironic move) with a condition that was supposedly cured?



    I can certainly understand that the writers didn't want to go for the 100% happy conclusion when all was said and done, but there were far more elegant ways of making it happen. And while I get the thematic intention of having Michael lose his life after metaphorically giving it up for the sake of his brother in the pilot, it just wasn't satisfying to have it happen in that specific way. But maybe that's the perfect ending for a show that is best remembered for its mixture of wild creativity and inexplicable plot contrivances.moreless
  • I would recommend this show to anyone. Once you start you just want to keep watching.

    10
    The show is about a brother (Michael Scofield) you gets himself in prison to break out his brother (Lincoln Burrows) who was framed for a murder. He has the blueprints of the prison tattooed on him and has a plan to get him out. But once he gets in there everything does not go as planned as it becomes alot harder then he expected, As he develops enemies fast and a guard who is out to get him. While trying to cope with prison life. Scofield only has so long until the execution of his brother. On the outside an FBI agent is trying to speed up the process. I would say this was and still is one of my top 5 shows. It has you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end. The suspense is awesome and all the twists in it.moreless
  • End of the legend

    10
    He was up for adventure, but a beautiful ending.Was monitored throughout a series tell you. 4 that the last of the season worthy of the most distressing side Scofield has died. The tape was the best part Sarah leave. In this section gripping as any other. I prefer your follow-up. In this section, a company which is against him with Scofield fights. his mother was in this battle rival in this season matter. The death has changed things. Sarah is a child. Word I learned in this series Ver. If you fail you will be your friend. you always will succeed if the enemy.moreless
Raphael Sbarge

Raphael Sbarge

Ralph Becker

Guest Star

William Mapother

William Mapother

Agent Chris Franco

Guest Star

Reno Wilson

Reno Wilson

Agent Wilson Wright

Guest Star

Kathleen Quinlan

Kathleen Quinlan

Christina Scofield

Recurring Role

Leon Russom

Leon Russom

General Jonathan Krantz

Recurring Role

Ted King

Ted King

Downey

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