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TV Review: Prison Break – “Dead Fall”

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After a three week hiatus due to the cursed sport of baseball, we Prison Break junkies were able to get our dose of double-crosses, cliffhangers, and just scratching our heads.
When we left our escaped cons, Fernando Sucre (Amaury Nolasco) had double-crossed the rest of the gang and taken the money for his own. Michael Scofield (Wentworth Miller) and C-Note (Rockmond Dunbar) decided to leave T-Bag (Robert Knepper) for the cops to find. Only he made off while they were in the house and they had no idea where he went. 

It is only after Scofield and C-Note separate that we discover Sucre was just helping Michael to make sure they got the money away from T-Bag. Only, T-Bag is always a lot smarter than they give him credit for, so all they got was a bag of magazines while he made off with five million dollars.

Meanwhile, Dr. Sara Tancredi (Sarah Wayne Callies) has escaped from an attempt on her life. When she calls people she trusts, they send someone to gun her down. Luckily, she passed a woman who looked a lot like her from the back and that woman was gunned down instead. Lincoln Burrows (Dominic Purcell) had split from the group last episode because they were letting his son out of jail. Now anyone in their right mind knew that this was a ploy to try and get Burrows out in the open. As all this is going down, Agent Mahone is getting grilled by an internal affairs agent who is ready to nail him for the murder of Tweener (last episode).

And, if this already wasn’t hard enough, while Scofield and Sucre are making their way across the river, Sucre slips and gets wedged under a really big tree. There seems to be no escape and the dam upriver has just released water, making the river swell.

This is one of the reasons I really like this show. They just keep heaping more and more on to each episode until you marvel at the fact it doesn’t collapse under its own weight — little things like the clues Scofield has been leaving for Sara (which she has started to figure out this episode) and the way Bellick (Wade Williams) just refuses to stay down. You know this is going to explode at the season finale and it might lead to a third season. We’re just not sure how long they can manage to keep this kind of suspense going.

Another excellent episode of what may be some of the best action on television today.

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  • I thought it was a great twist that the lead FBI dude out to catch the fellas (the guy who was on Invasion last season) turns out to be working for The Company.