Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Prison Break: Welcome Back!

Ah, yes… a two-month absence (approximately) has taught me to overlook the gaping potholes to appreciate the unexpected twists and turns of this show. At least, until I watch 24- which I taped because I couldn’t bear another moment without Heroes. However. Those are other blog entries.

Somehow, this show manages to make the predictable unpredictable. No shock that Kellerman managed to free Michael and Linc, persuade them to cooperate, and free Stedman. No shock that Michael attempted to turn the tables by calling to turn himself (and all of them) in. The shocks: 1) that Stedman was brave (or cowardly, depending on your perspective) enough to shoot himself, and 2) that Michael’s plan actually backfired.

(Raise your hand if you were mentally kicking Michael’s butt at that point too.)

Although I’m not surprised about Bellick’s miserable situation, I was pleasantly shocked to see him back at all. I feared he was being written out, but luckily that’s not the case! Now (I can’t stop myself) permit me my first lapse in overlooking logic gaps to point out that, in real life, if a man built like Bellick tried to hit his tormentor (his enormous tormentor), he’d only manage one hit before the guy flattened him. And if Bellick did actually manage to immobilize his tormentor, another one of his crew would step in and flatten him.

Good to see T-Bag in all his glorious creepiness.

And C-Note. Can’t really blame the guy (his wife’s brother?) for being upset with him about her situation. Who was shocked that a judge denied her bail? It would’ve been beyond the pale for her not to be deemed a flight risk. C-Note’s situation is actually the most realistic- what exactly was all of the escapees’ plans?

Mahone’s story actually wasn’t shocking at all. What was shocking was the action of the President’s henchman. After hearing about Kellerman’s betrayal, you’d think the henchman would realize that coercing people to work for you can lead to very bad things.

And note to producers (I know they don’t read these things, but I can always dream): recast the part of the friggin’ President already!

Hopefully next week will see the return of Sucre and Sara…

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