Prison Break

Season 4 Episode 3

Shut Down

1
Aired Monday 8:00 PM Sep 08, 2008 on FOX
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8.7
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  • bad writing, lots of plot mistakes. (SPOILER ALERT)

    5.9
    Have anyone noticed that T-Bag first shaved his beard, then was drinking wine and singing in the shower with a full beard, and then he has been shaved again...Okay, Michael is such a genius, he figured out where the server room is, but do you think that Link (being Michael's brother) is smart enough to figure it out too? And come on - Michael Rapaport, a special agent? War At Home - okay, Prison Break - no, thanks. Pathetic acting, absolutely out of place in these series. Great performance by William Fichtner, tho - extremely believable, without overdoing it. But somehow the whole show lost its appeal - now it looks more action/adventure game scenario - find the 6 cards/keys to open all the door in the game.
  • A underated episode.

    9.0
    Wyatt goes to extreme measures to find Michael and as the team tracks down the remaining five Scylla cards, a coded message uncovers a secret meeting. Another episode and another break in, episode three is much more entertaining than the premiere, the whole episode was exciting. The scene where Michael and Roland are trapped in the room with no oxygen was cool. I dont like the new character Wyatt he is no Kellerman and the scenes with Bruce were dull. The scene were T-Bag is singing in the shower was hilarious but again his storyline has started off really slow. Lincoln is still acting like a jerk and mostly to Roland which is annoying. Lincoln has redeemed himself slightley after all his jerk dialogue by starting to forgive and pity Mahone.
  • This episode continues to show that can deliver interesting episodes with scenes filled with tension.

    9.0
    Ok, six cards, that is realistic, but if the writers would only have 9 episode of season 3 to writer, this could be considered pure filler, just to fill episodes. The existence of six cards allow the writers to explore more Michael skills and some Drama to Mahone and Sara.

    Let´s talk about the most boring scenes. Bruce scenes was pure filler, irrelevant to the main plot, but even if it was, they could make one scenes only.

    The Best scenes was Mahone, very touching and Sad, the last scene was heartbreaking, I couldn´t believe Lincoln attitude, just excellent.

    As you can guess, T-bag scenes in it majority, worked as filler, nothing really special.

    The main event was more interesting, because the writers utilized one technique that I like – all can end today – but this time I thought that could be better managed. In prison the situation can work better, but with a little freedom, you can guess the ending. The tension was good and you have suspense, we had little progress in the main plot.

    Presentation Phase - » (9/10). Interesting, another situation that could end all.

    Complication Phase - » (9/10). Finding something where you don´t know where to look can be difficult.

    Climax Phase - » (9/10). Everyone being caught and only Michael saved the day, not bad. The running was nice.

    Ending - » (10/10). A unique and a spectacular and emotional ending that I will never forget.

    Details/Progress (To point A to B) -» (8/10). Little progress, at least they known who have the remaining cards.

    Time and Scene Management - » (8/10). T-bag scenes with Bruce scenes seemed to irrelevant, could be handled with only one scenes. The rest is fine

    Plot Details/Holes- » (9/10). It is strange how Michael escape from that building or how Lincoln entered without anybody noticing him, but was for the sake of the plot.

    Suspense/Tension - » (9/10)*2. There were scenes filled with tension.

    Drama - » (10/10). Mahone played an spectacular performance, mainly the last scene.

    This episode continues to show that can deliver interesting episodes with scenes filled with tension.
  • Another good one

    9.5
    Michael makes a promise that he may not be able to keep, that he will find the rest of the cards (all 5 of them). Alex makes a phone call to one of his old co-workers, to ask her to get something to him. Lincoln over hears him and learns that they have killed his son. Sara learns that they have until the end of the day to find one of the other cards or they will all go back to prison. Alex's co-worker (Lang) manages to get the information he needed and drops it off where he asked. The team manage to get a server to get information on the cards, Sara gets made. She manages to escape with help from Michael. The team get what they need. The server room which Michael and another member of the team are stuck in. Michael reveals that the room will suck all of the oxygen out of the room as a failsafe against fire. Michael had set of the fire alarm to save Sara.
    Lincoln shows up and mages to save the day, just in the nick of time. The team learn that they have to run, as they are being shut down. So they make a run for it and just manage to escape, but only be the skin of their teeth. The team realise where the meeting is taking place and head there. T Bag (who is still posing as James) arranges a meeting with Gate for the following day. Part of the team get captured, but Michael manages to escape from them. Alex, Lincoln and Sara are all arrested. Michael makes it to the meeting and Sara is set free. Michael goes back and tells them that they know the identity of the 6 card holders (he videotaped the meeting). So with evidence all of the team are let go. Wyatt gets the information that he needed from Bruce and kills him. Alex gets his envelope filled with information. We learn that only his son was killed and not his ex-wife. She was told to tell him that if he doesn't hand himself in she is next.
  • Better.

    9.5
    Michael attempts to track the cardholder and avoid going back to prison. Wyatt finds new information regarding Sara's whereabouts. T-Bag uses a new identity to make a new life for himself. What can I say about this episode? It was so much better than last weeks two hour special episodes. I really enjoyed it. Obviously the best episode in season four so far, if the episode keep getting better and better each week I will be extremely happy with Prison Break. I loved this episode. I'm so worried about Michael, in my opion I think he is going to die, but I really hope not. Oh and I felt so sorry for Mahone, glad Linc said he will hepl him out after everything is over. I was nearly crying when he shook hands with Linc. Well can't wait for next weeks episode. Bring it on.
  • Doing whatever it takes!

    9.0
    So far the episodes of the fourth Prison Break season are really great. And that they are trying not to get caught. As well as trying to stay alive. If Michael is the brains of the operation. Then you can count Lincoln as the brawns in the group. Where, he broke the door down with an ax. Just really one or a few hits to the door. Glad that Roland is in the season. As I like him so far. But then, things can really change around. This is also about putting aside differences, working together as a team. To achieve one goal. Getting out!
  • Underated.

    9.5
    I thought this episode had everything the premiere didn't. In my opinoin I thought there was plenty of character development most notably with Mahone. Loads of fast paced action, favourites scenes being the Shut Down part where they were all chased and the scene where Roland and Michael where locked in the room. One thing that annoys me about the people on the site is that they rate episodes so low just because the show is a bit off but even when a good episode comes along the still rate it low. It happens with loads of shows most notably Prison Break and Heroes. I thought this was one of the strongest episodes of the show to date. Maybe the ending was a bit average but that was it.
  • Very nice :)

    9.0
    This was a great episode of Prison Break. Micheal and company had to track down an e-mail from a server. There was a lot of intense emotion here and I thought the episode was really well done. One of my favorite scenes was Linc breaking the window in the server room with an axe, that was awesome. I really didn't like the "torture" scenes with Bruce and Wyatt (Cress Williams) to me they just seem really lacking of anything really worthwhile to me and it was kind of an abrupt slowdown from the flow of the episode. I liked the last little part of the episode between Lincoln and Mahone that was really touching. The whole thing Lincoln said about, "We can get these guys, Alex. I'm gonna help you," was really a nice touch and a nice ending for the episode.
  • Has all the ingredients to make a Prison Break episode, just like we love it.

    9.8
    The hunt continues but this time it is the hunt for the Scylla cards.Michael attempts to track the cardholder and avoid going back to prison.Wyatt finds new information regarding Sara's whereabouts.
    T-Bag uses a new identity to make a new life for himself.
    I`m loving the season, really action pack and refreshing. The old characters are great as always and the new ones are also great. The new Company is just awesome, reminds of the Kellerman in season, he`ll just kill with not the slightest of remorse. There are some weak points too, am not much of a fan of the whole T-Bag thing. T-Bag is probably alive because he is a fan favorite but I`m not sure how much they can keep him going. But I am looking forward to the rumored Gretchen-T-Bag thing.
  • Prison Break bring the fun back

    9.8
    Wow another low rated prison break episode here? Why? I don`t know but the reviews are mostly positive. This episode had everything a prison break episode should have, reminds me a lot of season. It was fun. Yes, this season 4 has started very promisingly, the proof, this amazing episode.
    This episode certainly delivered the highs and twists and turns that were so abundant in season one. While it remains to be seen if this will continue in the upcoming episodes, this episode has put the fun back into Prison Break.
    William Fitchner has stole the show yet again, great chracter development for Mahone. A word about Wentworth miller too. He is a actor who in season 1 I considered as an average one but playing an amazing chracter. I glad to see that as the season went though, he improved and is now a pretty great actor.
  • Shut down baby!

    10
    After the last previous episode of PB who disappointed in the sense it was average,comes "another great installment"...This episode made me remember why this show is so amazing...If the first season,the escape for max security prisons was impressive this is beyond that, because then Michael had already a plan,now he is improvising, he has very good skill in it I might say...This is also a turnover ,because the Company's leaders are finaly reveiled...Michael's group gets stronger,as Alex and Lincoln make peace...They pass through this challenge and it makes em stronger...Very interesting is T-Bag, its interesting why they still keep him alive...
    To sum it up, a lot of sweet action,turns of event,creativity:)
  • Shutting down...

    8.5
    So, it looks already that their idea to get the cards and freedom is over when their mission is shutting down and they are again being arrested - so it is run, run again. Looks familiar? And ofcourse Michael manages to stay off the hook until he figures out the way to keep them all still going. I did love that this episode had emotional level - first Mahone and Lincoln as he overhears Mahone in phone saying his son was killed. And Lincoln is the right man to understand that as he has done so much for his son.

    And then ofcourse Sara and Michael.. when Michael takes off to see the meeting and in the end. I am so glad they brought Sara back as she really adds emotions.
  • This episode was mainly about the character development of Alexander Mahone. =] It is my favorite episode of Season Four so far and better than some other Prison Break episodes from past Seasons. (Spoilers)

    9.5
    Shut Down was almost a perfect episode in my opinion. I loved every scene Mahone was in. The way he reacted to Roland calling the people that died suckers was just awesome. When he choked Roland I was leaning forward and just loving it. =] My favorite scene of the episode was easily the last scene where Lincoln finally let go of his hate and told Mahone he was going to help him find the murderer of his son. Though I did love that part of the episode, I was let down by other parts of it. T-Bag's scenes were, as usual, awesome and very well acted. What I didn't like though, were the scenes with Wyatt's interrogation. I thought they were too slow and kind of boring to be honest. But overall I thought it was one of the better episodes of the entire Prison Break series and I hope they make more episodes like this.
  • A Fantastic Episode!!!

    9.9
    Wow this was a great episode of Prison Break. 10x better than the 2 episode premiere last week. It was one of the most emotional episodes Ive seen in awhile and the way this episode flowed was just brilliant considering last week's episodes.

    Spoiler Alert!!!!

    To start off, it was great to hear Michael say, "Previously on Prison Break" once again :D. Secondly, i have to say that Michael Rapparort's performance this week was amazing compared to last week. The whole ring thing and him staring at the picture of the woman is leaving me to believe that like almost everyone else on Prison Break, he has lost someone close to him to the company. I think this has layed way to a great new story from this character and I am now far more interested in him then before.. But no one can compare to Mr. Scofield.

    The Opening scene between him and and Don was one of my favorite scenes of this episode. Its good every now and then to see Michael take life by the horn and completely go off on someone. The little feud they had going on over Scylla kept me on edge and excited, but it got better.

    The very next scene was equally entertaining as Brad Bellick delivers the best line of the episode just as he usually does.

    "What'd he say?"
    "We gotta find the other cards."
    "Screw that man, lets just do step 2, the break-in thing, and end all this."

    It just came out of nowhere and made me realize how important Bellick is to the entertainment of this show.

    The next thing that happened that i liked was how Michael took charge and was like "Hey, don't say anything unless u got somethin' to say!" I really feel Wentworth Miller is bringing this character to new levels with this recent intensity I've been seeing.

    Now even though Michael was great this episode, i have to give the "Character of the Week" award to Alex Mahone. This was his most emotional episode of the series and it really made me feel sorry for him. I can't believe they killed his son, and kept his wife alive. I would've thought that his son would have been more of a bargaining chip then Pam, but I think its very clear that The Company is showing that they mean business Mr. Mahone. What's even better is Lincoln's sympathy for Alex. It really says a lot about Lincoln and i think its one of his better moments since leaving Fox River. (P.S. Nice to see Lang Back lol)

    Hurray for new opening sequence!!!

    Last week i was sort of disappointed with the opening sequence with it just having the title show up. This new sequence is fantastic and really made me happy. Good work editing team :D.

    So next we got my least favorite storyline of this episode. Idk it may just be me, but i wasn't all entertained by Wyatt and Bruce's little Picnic adventure.
    I don't know why, but i just think there were better ways of getting the information out. I mean he should've went all Jack Bauer on'em and popped one right his kneecap, that would make anyone talk lol. But no he just injected him with what seemed to be like a liter of LSD considering how many times he did, I'm surprised that Bruce didn't die of an overdose, but that wasn't the worst part. the worst part was that after all that torturing, all he got was that there somewhere in Los Angeles??? okay... thats specific lol. But instead of keeping him around for more info he just pops one right in the back of Bruce's head lol. Once again didn't like that a whole lot. I love Wyatt, but that won't be what i remember him for.

    Next we got a cameo from one of the agents from Transformers??? Did a decent job i guess; wouldn't mind seeing him again. I really don't think he should've tried to shut the whole mission down, but if not the episode wouldn't of been as suspenseful as it was, so I'm not complaining.

    Next i liked how Michael and the rest of the A-Team got togehter and stole a brainstorming moment right from an episode of House! Great Job Mike, Hugh Laurie would be proud. Kudos to Alex Mahone for figuring out the code thing. You think the genius, Michael, would've figured it out himself considering he had like a bazillion codes in his skin the other day, but it was figured out nonetheless.

    Just a little tidbit i wanna throw out there. I love how Lincoln is bullying the crap out of the Rolland. Every chance he gets he takes a shot at the kid. I absolutely loved it, but it wasn't just Lincoln. This kid suffered the whole entire episode; from Lincoln bullying him, to almost dying in a sever room, to Mahone taking him down, this kid just doesn't have a chance of living through this season-I'm sorry.

    ~T-Bag~
    "Helloo"

    classic T-Bag. He is one of my favorite characters form the entire series. His new facial hair had to go, so kudos for him getting rid of that, but also as he was shaving i enjoyed that little flashback scene he got, and i gotta feeling that he's going to have a very interesting storyline as Mr. Phieffer this season.

    The whole breaking in to the email server room in Anaheim thing was pretty well-executed, and Lincoln coming in to save the day was classic. At the same time Bellick didn't really impress me with his escape to Mexico with Sucre Plan even though it was expected sooner or later. I do believe that eventually he'll will try to run whether someone goes with him or not, i actually think it'd be a more interesting storyline but i don't think Bellick would last that long on his own lol.

    T-Bag browsing through his porn options was priceless. "The Nobbit" wow, great scene and i can't wait to see what happens to him next week with his new job lol.

    Sucre talking bout his lil girl was his best scene so far this season. And the whole chase down/rounding up the group was pretty good, and the email cracking from michael was classic michael. I still don't know whats up with his headaches and his nosebleeds, but i hope its not cancer or a brain tumor or something, but yeah that whole big sequence was great.

    Now this may just be me but i feel that the moment with Michael and Sara at the end was a tidbit more emotional then their actual reunitment lat week. Just me talkin' lol.

    And finally the best scene of the entire show was between Lincoln and Mahone. William Fichnter is a fantastic actor and the moment where they shook hands really hit me deep down. I cannot wait until Lincoln and Mahone have a tag-team match against Wyatt and Padman. Great Episode i give it a 9.9 and cannot wait til next week!
  • twisted events that michel made it out of 'em but still we dont these love scenes in the show!!!

    9.1
    ok lets say that this season is much better from the previous one,, even that we now see a new prison break not the one we used to see.
    in this episodes events that we all wait to see, how Michel think about things and how he deal with sticky situation, how get managed to know the other 5 men who hold the cards.
    the most thing i liked that how now we feel sorry for mahon, and thats a great touch from the writers i guess, and now how they feel sorry for him in the show.
    but the thing that i didn't like, at the end when Michel went for Sarah, well... this is not a scene that should be put in prison break, 'cause we all used to the brilliant stuff that comes from Michel, the running, the breaking out, and other stuff, ok we all know that they love each other, but limit these scene, we wonna keep the show taste.
  • Mikey to the rescue yet again

    8.9
    Yes Michael came to the rescue as it looked like the gang would be heading back to prison. Don Self has been told by his superiors to pull the plug on the Operation. Meanwhile the gand hunt down an E-mail which possibly could lead them to the Second Scylla.

    Just as when Self's men cave in the gang make a run for it, The gang haven't figured out what the E-mail is all about until Michael (Genius) and Mahone Combined see a clue that could potentially lead them to the Company's Card. The Field-Agents have got to everyone except for Mikey who manages to film a meeting between all 5 members of the Card.

    T-Bag takes on new Identity; while everyone is gusting a butt to bring down the Company he's living it large. Wyatt impressed me; he got what he wanted well sort off. He managed to get the Location of Sara's Whereabouts.
  • Awesome.

    9.5
    Michael attempts to track the cardholder and avoid going back to prison. Wyatt finds new information regarding Sara's whereabouts. T-Bag uses a new identity to make a new life for himself. What can I say about this episode? It was so much better than last weeks two hour special episodes. I really enjoyed it. Obviously the best episode in season four so far, if the episode keep getting better and better each week I will be extremely happy with Prison Break. I loved this episode. I'm so worried about Michael, in my opion I think he is going to die, but I really hope not. Oh and I felt so sorry for Mahone, glad Linc said he will hepl him out after everything is over. I was nearly crying when he shook hands with Linc. Well can't wait for next weeks episode. Bring it on.
  • This looks like the start of a beautiful season.

    9.6
    Finally prison break is getting back on track. When I saw the first two episodes, I was a step close to not watching it again. Yawn was the word that came to my mind. Finally, however, the running, action, escaping, schemes and adrenaline rushes have begun. Of course it was ruined for me by the less than mediocre performance of Sara Wayne Callies. When she was trying to "act" that she was a temp. or whatever, she couldn't even act that she couldn't act. She only has one expression on her face that seems confused and wondering "What the hell am I doing here?!" I was really disappointed that she was 'brought back from the dead' to get a part on this season. Two words for Sara... "Carrier Consideration." On the other hand, the one character who I didn't expect much of him was Wyatt (Cress Williams). I've seen him before on Grey's Anatomy as Miranda Bailey's husband, which he played flawlessly I might add. Seems like Cress doesn't seize to impress me. On this episode he proved himself to be a vital character to the plot of the show. Another character who took by surprise with his performance was Alex Mahone. In this episode he had an emotional break down for the death of his son, Cameron, which is a first for him since the beginning of prison break in general. He is usually apathetic, cold-blooded, selfish person. It appears the mask has fell off. I just love it when characters unravel infront of our eyes. That's what differentiates good actors from ... well "Saras."
  • Season 4 has no doubt started in an excellent way.

    9.8
    When Agent Self's little experiment with the Company-catching con-team is about to get shut down, he has the six tracked down and rounded up to be sent back to jail. This leaves Scofield on the run and racing against the clock to get some video footage from a secret meeting between the Company's Scylla cardholders
    The story made sense, the action sequences were very good.T-Bag's storyline seems to be brewing a bit slowly, but at least his scenes were entertaining. This one was even better than the first two episodes. There is still room for some improvement and I`m sure things will get even better. Anyway, Season 4 has no doubt started in an excellent way.
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    10
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  • A surprisingly strong installment

    8.0
    After the previous episode, I thought I had it figured out. The latest Escape Squad would need to hunt down the five remaining parts of Scylla, then break into the Company complex, thus leading to the final defeat of the enemy that sent them on their original fateful trip into Fox River. Along the way, in keeping with the "Odyssey" theme from the season premiere, they would lose members of the team in unexpected ways (i.e., the loss of six soldiers and all that).

    That overall gist may still be valid by the time the season ends, but that doesn't mean the writers will dispense with the usual shocks and surprises. I honestly didn't think they would bother addressing the absurdity of the deal brokered by Homeland Security, but that's what this episode managed to do. Agent Self was introduced as a bit of a maverick, but now we see just how far off the beaten track he is.

    The threat of impending imprisonment, crushing the minute hopes of everyone on the Escape Squad, makes this episode soar. The plot advancement in terms of the hunt for Scylla is a bit too spare to carry the episode on its own, so something had to be added to the mix. T-Bag's adventures in identity theft were mostly set-up, so that wasn't going to do the trick. The same applies for the minor subplot of Lincoln's compassion for Mahone's loss.

    The external threat of the project's shutdown made the artificial timetable for this latest operation more palpable. This is not, as some have suggested, a male-dominated version of "Alias". Had the series simply trudged ahead without urgency from Agent Self or his superiors, that might have been the case. Instead, there is an inherent hostility between Self and his charges, far beyond what was hinted in the premiere, and the pressure is on to deliver in short order. The hands-off approach given to most black-ops teams doesn't apply here.

    The twists and turns are still just as convenient and unlikely as ever (such as Lincoln's ability to walk in and out of the building with an axe without a hint of notice), but the writers manage to pull the audience into the team's sense of desperation. They don't leave out any details; note how Michael has another crushing headache, reminding the audience that something is very wrong there.

    More than anything, I'm shocked at how well they sold the shutdown. There was never a doubt that they would get out of the mess, but the characters never wavered in their fear or resolve on either side. It was presented as if the deal really could fall apart, and it was only Michael's ability to deliver a major break in the mission that kept it going. I can't speak highly enough for how well that worked for me. If the season can progress with the same level of urgency, my modest expectations could be exceeded.
  • A Complete Waste Of Time :(

    3.9
    After feeling underwhelmed and a little frustrated at last week's two hour season premiere, I was feeling less than optimistic about this weeks third episode, Shut Down. And It's going down again :(
    Hope that next one will fix image of PB TV show.
    In this episode you will see :
    Michael tracks the next cardholder and Mahone wants revenge; T-Bag finds a new identity and gets a job offer; Wyatt extracts info on Sara's location.
    Highlights of the episode were Michael and Roland trying to get the email and having trouble breathing until axe weilding Lincoln comes to the rescue. The other great scene in the episode was at the end between Mahone and Lincoln, a scene in which they come together, Lincoln lets his anger go and he promises to help Alex. A beautiful acted scene by the always brilliant William Fichtner. Also the episode ended on this scene which felt strange because episodes normally end on a cliffhanger so it was a nice change for once.
  • Another fantastic Prison Break episode

    9.7
    Just brilliant. That pretty sums up what I have to say about this episode.

    I only have one problem with this episode and that was T-bag's poor involvement. It just lacked his usual insane antics, ie. eating or killing people.

    The geek is great. Even though everyone bullies the poor guy, I still think he is awesome. I'm also glad that Lincoln and Mahone have become best buds as the whole arch nemesis thing was getting a little old. Also Michael Rapaport's character Don Self is brilliant. It's great to see him doing things other than comedy. Wentworth and Rapaport are awesome together!!
  • Another very solid episode from Prison Break. It looks like the show is getting back to its origins with suspense and full of action.

    9.0
    Another very solid episode from Prison Break. It looks like the show is getting back to its origins with suspense and full of action.

    Here we found out that Wyatt didn't kill Mahone's ex but instead he killed his son. Now Mahone is reeling for revenge. One good thing came out though. Mahone and Lincoln now see eye to eye, and that hand shake in the end means a lot.

    T-Bag is building up a new life, using the fake identity of Whistler. But in the back of his mind he still has Michael. He wants to confront Michael and get his revenge.
  • Great just great!

    10
    I really loved the episode. Micheal tries to find the emails from the server and gets locked up. I liked the way Linc acted in that scene by breaking the glass. Anyway, I kind of hate Agent Self after what he did to all of 'em, but fortunately Micheal was there. My favorite scene was with Alex and Linc at the end of the episode. About Micheal's health, again there was a moment he felt.. uh not so good, I think kind of tired or something, I hope it's not anything important. Yeap I think that's 100 words ! ! !
  • New dynamic and I`m most definitely loving this season.

    9.8
    I see that this episode is rated 8.8 here at Tv.Com. Well, giving how high previous seasons of prison were rated and kinda find bizarre, specially given that all the reviews are relatively positive. Anyway people should base on Tv.com ratings to judge season 4 cause this season is great and has had an excellent start. Anyway nice ending with Linc and Mahone. Linc was getting down my books ever since he tried to kill Mahone last season but I`m glad to see these two on the same page now, it is a very promising dynamic. I read viewership was not too good last week. Given that Heroes is returning soon, I sure hope prison break secure its viewership, would be a shame to see such a great end prematurely.
  • Amazing relationship development between Linc and Alex - Alex is the man of the hour.

    7.5
    Many things could be said about this episode, lots of negative, lots of positive, but one thing's for sure. The best part of this episode was the development of a friendship between Linc and Alex.

    Now that Linc is aware of what Alex went through I think they can finally start working out things and basically, be friends. Loved the ending with them talking; didn't need a cliffhanger after that scene. Another thing I enjoyed was the Company. Though they are still creepy and really don't make sense, I like the feeling of something big preparing.

    However, that's it. Sure, I did laugh at T Bag ordering pay per view porn and speaking to Gate Security's head as if he was a pro, but wow, was that storyline REALLY neccessery?

    Also, Wyatt torturing Bruce who isn't really that much of an interesting character(we've seen him 3 times right?) was sort of a filler.

    But those were all side stories, so not really important. However the main storyline had several issues too. First of all it felt very episodic. Hopefully now that Michael and co are aware of who the cardholders are the plot can be a little more fluid, because I'm not liking this. I mean, they did the same thing in episode 2! Make a plan at the warehouse, execute it, something of course goes wrong, then they fix it, and then there's a little more of sometihng going wrong, and then they fix it again.

    And done.

    I was really hoping that they would stay on the run - when Self tried to capture them I figured, wow, that's nice. Being on the run and trying to recover Scylla to take down the company - now that's the suspense I expect from PB. But unfortuantely, that didn't happen. I did, however, enjoy Self's character a bit more in this episode than in the previous ones; Rapaport is finally getting comfortable with his role.

    All in all, though, still a good episode but this is because of Mahone. And honestly, ever since season 2, this has been the first episode he got so much attention. 7.5 / 10
  • The hunt continues.

    9.8
    The hunt continues but this time it is the hunt for the Scylla cards.Michael attempts to track the cardholder and avoid going back to prison.Wyatt finds new information regarding Sara's whereabouts.
    T-Bag uses a new identity to make a new life for himself.
    I`m loving the season, really action pack and refreshing. The old characters are great as always and the new ones are also great. The new Company is just awesome, reminds of the Kellerman in season, he`ll just kill with not the slightest of remorse. There are some weak points too, am not much of a fan of the whole T-Bag thing. T-Bag is probably alive because he is a fan favorite but I`m not sure how much they can keep him going. But I am looking forward to the rumored Gretchen-T-Bag thing.
  • Good action, strong character development, and more pieces of the puzzle falling into place.

    8.7
    Good all around episode.
    Probably my favorite moment was the new found bond between Mahone and Linc. Who better to have the closest understanding of what Mahone is feeling and going through right now than Linc, who's son was almost killed by the Company?
    Though I'm anxious for T-Bag to reunite with the rest of the gang, he still had some classic moments here. Like ordering pay-per-view porn, or the pizza. Or the complete look of horror on his face when his new "boss" wants to meet him in person. It's nice how a character can be so vile, but still make you laugh once in awhile.
    And of course, "You worry about the gigahertz and off shore oil rigs....." Hmmm, I wonder what they're up to.
    I would have given this episode a score in the low 90's, but when Micheal pulled up in the taxi with the video to save the day.... I don't know. I mean that's what he does, he's Michael Scofeild. But that one felt a little corny to me.
  • Review

    9.8
    I love season four, I really do. I love all of the things that they are bringing together piece by piece. This episode was fantastic, can't wait to see what the tv.com ranking finishes at. This episode was just as good as the other two, but I have a feeling a lot of people don't think this new season feels very "Prison Break" ish. I say that those people give no respect to the writers for changing up the story each and every season.

    Let's break this episode down into the main parts, starting with the weakest. T-Bag has been by himself for three hours now and it wasn't good the first time around and (while it was a little better this time) still wasn't amazing in this episode. I am happy to see that he is now in the same city as everyone else, so a reunion looks to be in the next episode. The big black guy getting the information out of the Bruce all epsiode long - I loved it. I really think he is the best addition to the season and am very content with watching him in his own scenes all season long. He is now on his way to Los Angeles to join the rest of our guys. You can sense something big brewing.

    Finnaly - our guys in the warehouse. I like what they did this episode, but the highlight of the episode to me was the character devolopment between Mahone and Lincoln. I never expect a show like Prison Break to bring me solid character devolopment but that was really good. I wondered where Mahone / Lincoln were going to go this season and I must say I am very impressed with where the writers went. Mahone is still one of the best characters on the show. Loving this season, every second of it.
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