Prison Break Season 5 Episode 4 Review: The Prisoner's Dilemma

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Whoever told Michael that his latest prison break was going to be smooth sailing, should probably refrain from giving advice ever again. 

Things took an interesting turn on Prison Break Season 5 Episode 4, with the characters being sent off in exciting directions as we approach the halfway point of this limited-run revival. 

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Tensions in Ogygia were at an all-time high, with Michael and his group trapped in separate cells, vying for a way out of what was soon to become a pile of rubble. 

The good thing about Michael is that he has a plan for just about anything. Even with his back against the wall, he can effortlessly sway people into his line of thinking. 

That's what he did with Ramal, who was ready to cut his losses with everyone and re-join his band of crooks in ISIL. Sana falling has been hinted at all season long, so it was only a matter of time before the villains made it to the prison. 

It was brutal, but at least Michael is now a free agent. The tense standoff between Ramal and Lincoln was thrilling. It seemed a little too easy for Linc to just, like, dispatch of the man on the vehicle, but it got us one step closer to the Michael/Lincoln reunion. 

I couldn't agree more with what C-Note was saying about Michael's life against all of theirs. Lincoln accepted it, albeit reluctantly. That did not mean he was about to let the plan go up in flames. 

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Lincoln knew the lengths Michael went to on Prison Break Season 1 in order to right what the government did to him. That's what family are for. 

With the brothers reunited, it seemed necessary to throw in some more drama for them. That drama came in the form of the whole group being blamed for Whip literally sticking the knife into Ramal's abdomen. 

If that was not enough drama for you Prison Break fanatics, we got out first big character death of the season. Kellerman is no more, but at least we know he was not as evil as were being led to believe. 

Despite Kellerman having fake-out death on Prison Break Season 2, this one will stick. There's no way Poseidon's goons are just going to fake his death. Prison Break has been known for the crazy twists, but that would be a little too far. 

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Two fake deaths for the same character? Sheesh. No thanks. Paul Adelstein has always been a strong point on Prison Break. His character blurred the lines between good and evil. 

The same cannot be said for T-Bag. There is just no redeeming that colossal waste of space. He's done a fraction of good in his lifetime, but the bad definitely outweighs the good. 

If there is a redemption arc in store for the character, send it to the cutting room floor. I ain't buying it. It will be fun to see him return to let Sarah know that Jacob is Poseidon. 

We can also laugh at the fact Jacob met the two goons in broad daylight. Pretty hilarious, but it still made for an exciting episode. Sara Tancredi sure has no luck with men; Michael used her to get into the medical wing, Kellerman used her when she attended AA meetings and now there's Jacob. 


"The Prisoner's Dilemma" was another exciting episode of this Fox drama. The pieces are falling into place, and I cannot wait to see where the rest of the season takes us. 

Sure, there are scenes that are so out there I rewind, questioning whether I had just imagined what played out on screen, but it's a whole lot of fun. 

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Over to you, Prison Break Fanatics. What did you think of the latest developments? Is Jacob as evil as we're being led to believe?

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The Prisoner's Dilemma Review

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Prison Break Season 5 Episode 4 Quotes

Sheba: I can rest when I'm dead.
Lincoln: I didn't know you worried.

I will miss you when you're dead. Only for a minute. Then you will be forgotten.