As you can tell, I've been totally hooked by the first two episodes of Prison Break this season. Between Veronica dying, Lincoln getting shot and FBI Agent Mahone coming thisclose to figuring out Michael's escape plan, I've been sitting at the edge of my seat every Monday night.
But I was a little disappointed by this third episode. I realize elaborate dramas like this need a little setup, but I found myself getting fidgety throughout this one -- hottie Wentworth Miller or not.
The episode opened with Agent Mahone and a medical examiner surveying the wreckage of a burned, flipped over car below a bridge. Before we can find out who was in the car, however, the screen flashes back to 12 hours earlier.
Dun, dun, dah!
Michael and Lincoln show up at the home of Michael's wife, Nika. If you remember from season one, Nika and Michael are officially married, although only so she can get her Green card and he was allowed conjugal prison visits. Cozy arrangement they have there, huh?
While Nika helps Lincoln with his wound, Michael goes to the tow yard to get their car back. It's not so much the car he's worried about, but what's inside his backpack, in the car. Michael retrieves his car, but there's nothing in it. He drives off to pick up Lincoln before Mahone can catch up with him.
After changing the car's plates, the brothers say good-bye to Nika -- who seems sad to see Michael go. Does anyone else think Nika might really be in love with him? Before heading west, toward the money and Lincoln's incarcerated son LJ, Michael says he has one more stop to make and asks his big brother if he trusts him.
The question seemed cryptic at the time, but when Michael sends the car into a tailspin at the top of a bridge, it starts to make sense. Knowing full-well that Agent Mahone is on to them, Michael and Linc jump out of car, after they've hit the scan button on the radio and taken bags of bones and blood out of the trunk. Michael had rigged the car to explode when the radio hit station 103.7, hoping to make Mahone think they were dead. They put the car in gear and push it over the bridge. No explosion. As they hear Mahone's sirens down the road, Lincoln reaches in the car and manually turns the radio to the right station. He escapes and all Mahone sees is a huge cloud of fire and smoke in the sky -- which brings us back to the beginning of the episode, 12 hours later.
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