Showing no letdown from its season premiere, episode two of “Prison Break” on Monday provided evidence that the entire fourth season should be exciting.
Monday’s episode saw the felons’ quest for the six data cards take them to an Internet server in Anaheim, a short drive from their Los Angeles base and the place where a partially deleted e-mail could be stored that could clue them in to their next step. They nearly averting disaster, albeit in a ridiculous fashion – Michael Scofield pulled a fire alarm that sucked the oxygen from the server room, but his brother Lincoln Burrows charged from the exterior with a fireman’s ax, through the entire building and smashed the window at the last second.
But why nitpick the details of a show with such an absurd (in theory) plot, right? They got the info, but at the same time the government was pulling the plug on the plan to bring down The Company, which meant that the convicts would have to go back to prison. Michael escaped, though, and presented the feds with enough promising information to keep the project going.
I’m most interested to see what will happen with T-Bag, the serial killer who’s tracking down Michael to seek revenge for being left for dead too many times. He’s assumed the identity of a now-dead former inmate and is in pursuit of this man’s bonus check from his employer. You know this man is pure evil, but seeing enjoy the creature comforts of his new apartment provided brilliant relief from the show’s drama, as he seemed to enjoy his hot shower, large pizza and adult-themed movie like he hadn’t had those things in years (which he hadn’t). The writers were wise to add that in, that these guys are still people who have been away from reality for a very long time.
Anyway, the show will resume at 9 p.m. Monday with the felons continuing their pursuit of the remaining five cards. I’m excited to see what will happen – or as my wife put it, “How did they make this so (freakin’) good?”