Monday, November 10, 2008

What I'm Watching: Prison Break

Prison Break: Season 4, Episode 9 "Greatness Achieved" (F)

I don't quite understand why Bellick needed to die, but maybe that's just because I wasn't paying close enough attention. His 180-degree transformation from vicious prison guard to sympathetic loser was entirely inexplicable, so I suppose it's for the best that his character arc has come to an end. I thought for a few minutes that they were going to kill off Michael, which would have inspired me to stop watching this show instantly. The quick disposal of Wyatt is peculiar given how they could have used him, and I sincerely hope that Gretchen is playing the Company because otherwise this show is going to go on forever. What excited me most about this episode was that the digital voice recorder Self used to trick Wyatt and edit his random babbling into exactly what they wanted him to say is the same recorder I use when I go to press days or conduct interviews for journalism classes. That was quite cool. Unfortunately, this show is so not.

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