Prison Break: The Mother Lode
(S04E17) "She used to bake cookies when we came home from school." - Michael
For some reason all I could about during this episode was Cartman whining, "But Mooooommmm." Life sucks when your mother tries to kill you, huh? Prison Break's return saw a lot of action, but like most episodes, a lot of it was filler. It's still unclear as to what the precise end game for Scylla is going to be, but one thing is certain - the addition of Kathleen Quinlan as Lincoln and Michael's mother Christine has added a new layer of tension to the show that had been sorely lacking for the first leg of the final season.
It goes without saying that Prison Break is loaded with loose ends and plots that don't always make a lot of sense, but it's still fun to watch. By far the most intriguing story is the power play going on at The Company. I still can't really decide if Cristina is good or bad. The end of the episode when she greenlit a sniper hit on Lincoln would seem to make that answer clearer, but for me, it just made it more confusing.
She obviously has no qualms about killing. She ordered a hit on Krantz and then had Oren killed when he blundered it, so the green light on Linc wasn't so much of a surprise but rather what you would have expected. I think she genuinely would like her boys to live, but if they keep getting in her way, it makes it tough for her to do nothing.
The million dollar question is what happens in two days? Something big is going down based on Cristina's request to Lincoln as well as the guns and IDs that Mahone and T-Bag found. Speaking of those two and Self - they're a great team and it's actually been refreshing to see them working together so cohesively. As a fan of this show, it's always been tough to root against someone like T-Bag despite his crimes. So it's good to see him being a team player.
Who was in Self's envelope? Was that picture of his wife? Sister? She looked far too young to be his mother.
Who sent the bogus state trooper after Michael and Sara? The guy claimed it wasn't Krantz. The safe answer would be Cristina. Maybe she needs Michael's brain power to figure out something for her endgame? Regardless of who's behind it, how did they track the two of them in the back of that truck? Does one of them of have some kind of device on them they don't know about?
How the hell did Krantz cut through a seat belt with a wine cork screw? No way.
One other interesting thing was that comment that Cristina made about The Company - it bends to the will of its head. Hence, things are rough right now because Krantz is in charge. So far though, she hasn't really proven that she'll run it any differently. Wouldn't it just be easier to tell Lincoln the whole truth and get him on your side? I thought she was supposed to as smart, if not smarter, than Michael?