Prison Break Hell Or High Water S03E12 (Fox)

Prison Break is an American serial drama television series that premiered on the Fox Broadcasting Company on August 29, 2005. The story revolves around a man named Lincoln Burrows who was sentenced to death for a crime he did not commit and his brother Michael Scofield’s elaborate plan to help him escape his death sentence.

Created by Paul Scheuring, the show is produced by Adelstein-Parouse Productions in association with Original Television and 20th Century Fox Television. The current executive producers are Paul Scheuring, Matt Olmstead, Kevin Hooks, Marty ,Brett Ratner.

The show is currently in its third season. The uniqueness of Prison Break is attributed to its serialized story structure, a similar format used by Lost and 24, and to its setting, as very few television series were primarily set and filmed in a prison. Its success and recognition as a prison drama revived interest in the genre following the success of Oz.

From the Wikipedia entry of Prison Break.

Two full seasons of the show have aired so far. However, due to the Writer’s strike, there are only 13 episodes which have currently been produced for the third season. The final 5 episodes began airing in 2008, starting Jan 14. If the strike is still active when the thirteenth episode airs, the series will be put on indefinite hiatus until new episodes can be written and produced.

Well, the guys actually make it out of Sona. However, what could go wrong went wrong in this episode. The worst outcome imaginable, unless you count getting caught and put back into Sona. That didn’t happen for our main characters, but I found it a bit annoying how the writers tried to link the characters even though it was evident that they could no longer be linked. There are a lot of examples in this episde. For example T-bag and Sucre. I won’t get into the details, but these characters could have just left the series at this point, not unlike Sara Tancredi.

Nevertheless, this was a gripping episode. The escape was filled with danger. Sculking through soldiers in order to get out into the jungle. The plan was genius, but what happened afterwards was totally unpredictacle. Well, not completely unpredictable. The show could have ended after the second season easily, but it didn’t.

The escape wasn’t as gripping as the one from Fox River. Still, it was thrilling. This was a great episode. It’s a shame that we only have one more episode left this season.

Warning: Spoilers ahead.

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Lechero, T-bag and Bellick get out first. Michael was waiting for them to go out first. He knew that the generator would come on earlier. They are trying to make it out. Lechero gets shot. Bellick and T-bag stop dead in their tracks.
The guard cuffs Sucre to a filing cabinet. The guards speak surprisingly good English. This was part of Michael’s plan all along. He knew that they would go out first and trigger the alarm. Linc is freaking out. He can’t reach Sucre. The kid’s dad phones. Linc knows that he is in place.

Bellick the pussy squeals where they tunneled out of within seconds. Michael, Whistler, Mahone and the kid are out under the trucks. Bellick continues to squeal like the pig he is.

The escapees make it out of Sona. The soldiers are hot on their trail. Whistler twists his ankle and needs the help of the others. Linc meets up with Michael. They use small oxygen canisters to hide in the water. Whistler lost the book. Linc doesn’t care. Minutes later at the beach, the soldiers can’t find the escapees.

They are swimming underwater. They arrive at a buoy. Sucre is missing in action. He was supposed to come with a boat.

The kid’s father realizes that something is wrong. The boat that Sucre was supposed to take out has disappeared.

The soldiers find the boots. He tells the general that they have to call the coast guard.

Gretchen is getting worried. She hasn’t heard back from Linc.

The kid’s father arrives in a boat to pick everyone up. They get away.

After beating the shit out of Bellick, they take T-bag who just found the book.

Gretchen found them easily. There was a tracer in the stopwatch that Gretchen gave them. They take out their guns and shoot when they arrive at a cottage.

Sucre is let go by the frustrated general.

Linc was able to dupe Gretchen into believing they stayed at the cottage with a recording, when they are actually miles away.

T-bag is about to get his nuts electrocuted. T-bag gets backed into a corner. He screams that Sucre is involved.
They did this to set their own terms to Gretchen. The kid and his dad are heading into trouble. Sucre is identified by the general.

Mahone tries to say goodbye. Linc wants payback for killing his dad. Before he can kill Mahone, they hear the glass of a window break. Whistler is trying to get away. They run after him. Whistler steals a car and gets a way. The brothers are left holding an empty hand.

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