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Prison Break: S.O.B.

by Jonathan Toomey, posted May 2nd 2009 2:20PM

Michael (Wentworth Miller, L) and Christina (Kathleen Quinlan, R) have an uneasy reunion.

(S04E19) "Maybe I can meet my grandson one day." - Cristina

With only three original hours left in Prison Break's run (not counting the two hour telepic that may or may not air), it's about time we got some solid answers. Despite her plea saying otherwise, I feel pretty confident now in believing that Cristina ain't one of the good guys. While General Krantz isn't much better, he's starting to look like a saint compared to Michael and Lincoln's mother.

Speaking of Krantz, has anyone else noticed that Leon Russom is in that Cisco commercial that's been airing during Prison Break? It's a lot harder to take the guy seriously when one minute you see him holding a gun to someone's head and the next minute he's wearing rollerskates and singing "I Will Survive." Regardless, Cristina is squashing him in the "I'm worse than you are" category.

So what's her plan? Well it seems like she still wants to sell Scylla, but Banerjee was never meant to be the buyer. It was all a scam to get him to that global conference on energy independence so she could assassinate him. It makes sense - get rid of one of the foremost experts on energy and, hopefully, other world powers will get antsy for some research of their own, thus driving up Scylla's value.

What didn't make sense? First, I still don't get Dr. Sandinsky's role in all of this - what if he had made it to the conference? Banerjee still spoke first. Was Sandinsky was supposed to be killed, too? If so, then T-Bag putting a bullet in the guy was the same outcome. Second was Cristina's set-up job. How the hell did she throw together the plan to frame Lincoln, Self, and Mahone so quickly?!? The get-away van, fingerprints on the shell casings - I don't think it's possible she could have made that work. Mind you, she also used dental floss to rip a threaded door stop that was screwed into drywall right out of the wall, and she knew Sara was pregnant simply because she had her hand on her stomach - so I guess anything is possible.

A few more thoughts on "S.O.B." --

  • That's two weeks in a row using a title that had some cutesy double meaning - enough already.
  • Maybe it was just me, but there was absolutely no shock value whatsoever when we found out that Michael and Lincoln weren't brothers. When you're as old as they are, it doesn't really change anything between them.
  • Michael's little ammonia gas bomb that he rigged in the SUV was pretty cool. It was hilarious, though, when it made a noise like someone was filling a balloon with a helium tank. Some things on this show are so exaggerated, and I love it.
  • Are we ever going to get any more info on the Laos experiment? Why was Sandinsky so convinced that it wouldn't pay off for years to come?
One final note - it was interesting that Krantz mentioned that Cristina was never one of the original Scylla cardholders. More than any other piece of info we've learned so far, that one really speaks to her motivations. She's the disgruntled employee who never got the recognition she thought she deserved.

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dick

This shit sucks. NO reality here. U r fking out o fit if u believe this shit.

June 08 2009 at 11:34 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Rik Baker

hi does any body know why this is called S O B its proberly really obvious just carnt seem to work it out unless it means son of a bitch lol

May 06 2009 at 12:43 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Indignant

Sara's pregnant with Michael's baby and they denied us the sex scene? When did they sleep together anyway, they barely have time to kiss? Suddenly she whips out a pregnancy test and we're thinking hang on we missed something..

May 04 2009 at 10:53 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Mike

hmm. not to blow anyone's mindgrapes or anything, but aren't adopted brothers still, well, kind of brothers? i fail to see how "your adopted brothers, not blood brothers" makes any sort of impact.

May 03 2009 at 1:44 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Dan Buckley

OMG. They aren't biological brothers. Call M. Night Shyamalan, this is the twist to end them all. I get how that would be kind of a big deal to Lincoln but come on Michael, you're supposed to be the smart one. This doesn't really change anything between the two of them. They still both grew up together as brothers. So Lincoln isn't his blood, big deal. Now we know why Lincoln is so different. Because usually brothers are so similar they might as well be twins.

May 02 2009 at 11:22 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Galley

This just in: Lincoln and Michael have different last names!

May 02 2009 at 9:51 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Justin McGuirk

What was the second meaning for SOB? "Save Our Bluths" comes to mind, but I know that's not it.

May 02 2009 at 3:14 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Bobby

I get that Linc isn't as book smart as his Michael, but he always seemed to be on par with street smarts. Yet, this ep really wanted us to see the differences between Linc and Michael (especially during Christina's confession) by making Linc seem even more Hulk-like than ever before. He was litterally running around in circles during the entire ep.

May 02 2009 at 2:59 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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