Prison Break The Art Of The Deal S03E13 (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.

Linc and Mike are still out of Sona. They start out by going after Whistler. There’s something more to Whistler than meets the eye. They finally make the exchange with Gretchen. It only functions due to Mike’s thoughtfulness. LJ is safe and Sophia doesn’t know who Whistler is anymore.

Sucre is back in Sona and finds that T-Bag is running the show now. T-Bag rescued the book from Whistler during the last episode.

Mahone is off on his own path. We learn that he was plotting with Whistler and Gretchen all along. They had a little conspiracy going on. At then end of this episode, Whistler asks Mahone if he is in. Mahone replies yes, he is. Whistler is no longer pretending to be a fisherman, but he’s got poise and confidence. The clues lie in the file that Mike has in his hands.

This was a great episode. I’m still wondering what exactly is going on with Gretchen and the company. Gretchen tried to recruit Mike, who didn’t really give a shit about her proposal. She killed Sara. The end of the season didn’t seem rushed. I wonder if the show was filmed just like that. It probably was. That means that the remainder of the third season, Mike would have gone after Gretchen, Whistler and Mahone. What are those guys planning?
Warning: Spoilers ahead.

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At the end of the last episode, the brothers were shit out of luck. In the beginning of this episode, they steal a car and pursue Whistler who is on the run. The pursuit continues on foot. Whistler calls Gretchen. He has time to tell her that he lost them. Linc surprised him and punches him out. Mike and Linc take him back into their custody. Gretchen tries to pretend like nothing is wrong. She’s already at the warehouse. They can’t meet her there anymore.
The kid’s dad is 200km south of the Columbian border. They are stopped by a patrol point. They are able to get through.

Sucre is being beaten and interrogated by the prison guards. Sucre sees T-Bag walking back to Sona. T-Bag walks into Sona and finds that it’s anarchy. T-Bag helps Lechero back into his suite. T-Bag tells Lechero that a guard offered to get them out for 50K.

Scofield calls Gretchen and tells her that they are meeting in 10 minutes at Plaza de Francia, a public square. Mahone walks into a bar. He orders a club soda. The bar is opposite of Banco Sol.

Gretchen arrives to meet with Scofield. She offers him a job. A sniper has his sights on Linc. Mike says that the exchange won’t be happening right now. She’ll get a call in five minutes to tell her where it will happen. He calls her and tells her that the exchange is happening at the lobby of the museum of antiquities. It has a metal detector. Guns can’t get inside. LJ finds it funny. She walks in with Sophia and LJ. Mike calls her and tells her where they are.

Gretchen’s men are positioned outside. They proceed with the exchange. Sophia stupidly mentions the coordinates. She is one stupid bitch. She’s messing up the plan. Gretchen says that there are no coordinates. Sophia doesn’t leave with Whistler. She stays behind. Mike triggers the alarm of one of the exhibits.

Mike planted an evidence piece in Whistler’s hand. Gretchen realizes that it’s plastic. They are about to create problems. Gretchen calls her agents. A panic has started. Sophia has been shot. Like an idiot, Linc decides to stay and help Sophia. Mike gets a gun and walks around. Mike has a gun on Gretchen. He is about to shoot her but a guard creates a distraction. They leave with Whistler. LJ has his father leave with Mike. Whistler tells Gretchen that the book is gone. She freaks out.

The guards make Sucre dig his own grave. They are burying him alive. Not a happy way to go. T-Bag gets a call. The money is coming soon. T-Bag smothers Lechero. The nun-whore is here with the money. He asks her to hold onto most of it. He takes a little. She’s says that she’ll wait for him.

The kid and his dad arrive in Columbia. His family has a party.

The guards notice that their techniques aren’t working on Sucre. They are about to throw him into Sona, when he gets a call from Mike. He doesn’t reveal anything and destroys his phone. He’s led into Sona, where T-Bag has taken over with promises of equality. He’s giving the prisoners the cash that he took off the nun-whore.

In the hospital, Sophia whispers something into LJ’s ear. LJ walks back out and gives Mike an origami he found where she was killed. Sophia says that there is something in her apartment, something about Whistler. Mike wants to know more.

Mahone is waiting for Whistler. Gretchen is outside. Whistler has a knowing smile. They are in cahoots. He asks Mahone if he is in or out. Mahone says that he is in. He also says that if Gretchen has done what he thinks he has done to Sara, Mike will come after her. Through her, Mike will find Whistler.

In the apartment, they find the briefcase. It contains the file of Jason Lief. Mike is after Gretchen. He can’t let it go. The brothers separate. Linc plans on leaving.

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