Prison Break: First Down
This week we're back to following T-Bag, Tweener, and Abruzzi as well as Michael and Lincoln. No sign of Sucre or C-Note this time, though it looks as if we'll see at least Sucre next week. If you couldn't tell already by the title, by the end of this episode we're less one member of the cast. And this is where I have by beef with the show.
Why would the folks responsible for this show decide it was time for Abruzzi to go? His storyline in this episode clearly felt rushed, as though it was thrown together at the last minute in order to let Peter Stomare (Abruzzi) leave the show to persue more Volkswagen ads.
Suddenly Abruzzi is sporting fancy duds and is safe behind the comfort of his family, but still this Fibonacci guy haunts him. So he acts completely irrationally and believes the first tip he gets, then believes his hotel wouldn't be crawling with cops to begin with. I guess what some commenters said before is true, that we're just meant to believe that people in the convicts' situation will act completely irrationally, which is why we'll see them taken down one by one.
When Abruzzi entered the hotel room, I initially thought he was walking into the same hotel where Tweener was taking a shower, but since Tweener already showered, that quickly left my mind. But I did know something was up, and I did know (again, from the title of the episode) that someone was going down. And the way Abruzzi's side of the story was moving so quickly, I just started to understand it was he who was going to be the first down.
Why did the writers bother putting us through the whole "is Abruzzi dead" thing last season when the plan was to kill him within four episodes of this season? Didn't the cry of sad fans of the show, who thought Abruzzi was dead last season, drill it into their heads that he was popular?
Something that occured to me later that might have been cool would be if we learned that Fibonacci was actually someone we've already seen on the show or someone who's been working for Michael all along. But since we caught a glimpse of Fibonacci already last season, that's likely not to happen. Too bad.
Alright, enough about the late Abruzzi. It was good to see that T-Bag's hand is causing him some major issues, though not enough in my book. The scenes for next week show the hand to still be intact, and I think it's time for that sucker just to fall off so we don't go on believing that vet could actually have done such a good job.
Why would the cops ask which car was T-Bag's when he initially said he didn't drive and didn't have a license? That seemed like a completely messed up piece of dialog.
One of the more interesting portions of the episode came when Michael called Sara, revealing that the note he gave her does hold some key. "It's real," he says. "You and me, Sara." So are their names together part of the key to crack the code? You tell me.