Prison Break aired its twelfth episode this week, “Selfless”, and it was a spectacular episode indeed, arguably the best of this season in fact.
“Selfless” starts up where the series left off last week, with Scofield (Wentworth Miller) in front of the machine he and the gang worked so hard to gain access to, only to set off the silent alarm and cameras, showing the General that his nemesis had gained entry to the General’s most prized possession. However, we soon find out that Scofield had a solid plan all along involving Sara (Sarah Wayne Callies) holding the General’s daughter as captive, thereby ensuring safe passage for Scofield and the gang.
Meanwhile, T-Bag (Robert Knepper) and Gretchen (Jodi Lyn O’Keefe) get ready to double-cross Scofield and gang; however they instead trip the boss’s suspicion and the duo then pull their rifles on the workers there, holding them as hostage.
A third storyline takes place between Self (Michael Rapaport) and Trishanne (Shannon Lucio), who are held by Feng, and after a shoot-out which leaves Feng dead, Trishanne ends up at her old place of work, where she helps the hostage workers escap. She also ends up capturing T-Bag, as Gretchen manages to escape.
This episode was packed so full of punches, that one could barely take one's eyes off the screen for the entire 42 minutes! The entire episode was paced just frantically enough so that it grasped the audience’s attention all the way through, like a fish on a hook. From start to finish, this episode piled on electrifying twists, engaging turns, and gripping developments, thereby proving to be a very sensational episode.
Given how tired and weary the other episodes of this season (and the last season) were, it was simply delightful watching “Selfless”, which was intense, riveting, and absolutely titillating. A series like Prison Break has to rely on adrenalin-charged scenes and plot developments, and in this episode, the series dipped once again into its arsenal of mind-blowing scenes and storylines to give us a truly stimulating experience.
Of course, there were a couple of scenes that went against logic (because this is, after all, the highly improbable Prison Break) such as Trishanne not shooting Gretchen and T-Bag as they were inattentive and immersed in an argument with each other, and the General being able to delay all the flights at the airport within two minutes of thinking about it. However, the most illogical scene would have to have been Sara pulling a gun on Lisa, and the General actually believing that Sara would be capable of killing his daughter, just because Scofield spews something about everyone changing over the last three months.