Prison Break: Vs.
(S04E18) "I warned you not to come Michael." - Lincoln
Eighteen episodes into Prison Break's final season and we finally got some solid explanation as to what exactly The Company has been up to all this time. Answers are a good thing - except when they create more questions. After learning about Scylla's true contents (at least some of it anyway), I'm more confused than ever.
After Cristina's meeting with the Indian ambassador, we found out why Scylla is so important. However, if Cristina wants to complete her power play over Krantz, then she needs to have another country on her side, ready and willing to take Scylla's knowledge and use it. So what's the damn thing have on it? Well, based on what we heard, it actually doesn't sound so bad:
- Prototypes for a solar cell energy production unit
- a desalinization technique that can yield potable water in seconds
- revolutionary vaccines
- extremely resilient crops
It's starting to sound like Krantz's "we're not the bad guys" speech from earlier in the season might actually have some truth to it. That being said, if Scylla contains research on all those things, it's probably a safe bet that there's also a wealth of info on other such goodies like bio-weapons and nuclear technologies.
So why am I still confused? Without going off on a giant rant, I'm failing to see how this all ties together; how it all connects to the bigger picture as far back as season one and Lincoln being framed for murder. I'm willing to accept all the inconsistencies at this point though - I just really want to know what Cristina's end-game is.
As for Lincoln and his team, like I said last week - it's great to see them working so cohesively. It's far more enjoyable than when they're bickering. I'm hoping we get some more background on Self and T-Bag. I'd love to know more about Theodore's mother and the identity of the person in Self's picture. Speaking of T-Bag, it's been a while since he provided some good comic relief too. Can elephant dung really be used to make parchment?
As for the title of the episode, you gotta love double meanings. Not only was it a reference to the brother vs. brother plot that's been set up (Michael is totally going to win by the way), but it was also a reference to Dr. Vincent Sandinsky. He was the biggest mystery of the episode. An environmental professor, on one level it seemed as though he was being set-up as a voice against the contents of Scylla, disproving it. However, the end of "Vs." suggested that he actually might be working with Cristina, not against her. His wily smirk seemed to confirm that. What does everyone think? I'm betting there's more to Scylla than Cristina told the Indian ambassador. Maybe Sandinsky just needs the manpower and capital of a large nation so that he and Cristina can unlock a greater secret?
Final thought? Sara being pregnant - big surprise or pointless addition that simply got thrown in since the show is ending? Personally, I don't see it really impacting the end all that much other than providing a happy ending... maybe.