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– by Mark Cook

Prison Break is back with the episode, “Contingency”.  Will we find out who Poseidon is?  What will happen now that Abu Ramal is dead?  How will Sara react to her husband seemingly being a part of Poseidon?  Read on to find out the takeaways from this week’s episode.

Photo Courtesy of Fox.

Photo Courtesy of Fox.

Michael had to deny Linc — This is one that most figured, but it was revealed that Michael had to deny Linc when he and C-Note originally came to Ogygia, because he could not let anyone inside the prison know that he was affiliated with them.  Not a huge surprise, but it provided some clarity.

Michael was forced to join Poseidon — I had stated earlier in the season that I thought Michael faked his death in order to let everyone else go free.  It turns out that before he married Sara, Poseidon approached him letting him know that he could legally send all of them back to prison, or he could let everyone go free if Michael would help him break out numerous people from various prisons around the world.

Poseidon was behind Sara’s imprisonmentIn Prison Break: The Final Break, a straight to DVD movie, Sara was sent to prison for killing Christina Rose Scofield, Michael’s mother.  We found out in this episode that Sara’s imprisonment, and her beatings, were due to Michael originally denying Poseidon’s request.  Once this occurred Michael joined the defected CIA agent who made a separate company in order for his own gain.  Poseidon wanted to use Michael to break various people out of prison.  This was the perfect way to connect Season 4, and the DVD, to the present season.  Prison Break has done a good job with the cohesion of their seasons, as well as addressing questions to the seven year gap with realistic connections (realistic in the sense of the show).  Michael has always put others before himself, and this situation isn’t any different.

Is Jacob Ness (Sara’s husband) really part of Poseidon? — We saw him meeting with the Poseidon agents last week, but this week he claims that he was merely trying to find out who was stalking Sara.  I don’t buy it.  Even if he did want to find out who hacked her phone, why would he meet with them?  Also, if he is working for Poseidon, wouldn’t it make sense that he would try to see if the hackers could be traced in order to actually cover for them? If Poseidon is like The General (which he seems to be) then those who fail him would need to be dealt with.  The General would kill members of The Company who did not match his standards, which could be why Poseidon would have let his agents get arrested, in order to cover for Jacob.  I still say that he is working for Poseidon.  I mean, who randomly has a tracker they can put in $50,000?

Photo Courtesy of Fox.

Photo Courtesy of Fox.

Emotional Attachment to Characters — Sid was a support character, but his death in this episode was truly emotional.  His conversation with Whip in the hospital was heartfelt, and created true sympathy for the character’s situation.  Kellerman’s death had an emotional impact as well.  Whether you liked him, or hated him, he was a character viewers have known since Season 1 through the good, and the bad.  His death death evoked many of those memories from the past seasons.  

Prison Break still brings the suspense — What I loved about the original series is that every episode had twists and turns, constantly keeping me on my toes with questions.  Season 5 is no different.  Whether it is wondering if Kellerman and Jacob are good/bad, trying to figure out where Michael has been for seven years, or guessing who the identity of Poseidon is, the show continues to raise more entertaining questions even when minor questions are answered.  I am hoping this may lead to a Season 6.

Even with some questions answered, where does this leave Michael and his team?  Will Poseidon step up their aggression now that Abu Ramal has died?  How will they get out of Yemen? Does Sara truly trust Jacob?  Where is Sucre?  Leave your comments in the usual spot, and thanks for reading!

Prison Break returns next Tuesday at 9 p.m. on Fox.