Wednesday, April 19, 2017

What I’m Watching: Prison Break

Prison Break: Season 5, Episode 2 “Kaniel Outis” (C+)

It’s been far too long for me to remember what ended up happening with all of our characters, and I was pretty sure that Kellerman was dead up until the moment that I saw him not quite smiling at Sara when he turned out to be the government employee she was going to work with to find out whether Michael really was still alive. I just remember how he pursued her and tortured her to try to get information on Michael, and I can’t understand how he could have gotten himself pardoned enough to end up in such a position of power. Apparently Michael Scofield may have been the invented alias, with more data to support the existence and the corrupt nature of Kaniel Outis than anything about the man Sara married. Mark Feuerstein’s super-forgiving Jacob analyzed the situation well, talking about game theory and everyone being expendable. Michael’s antics are making him seem like a mild-mannered puppet master, saying that he wants to order a pizza and decreeing that a piece of gum is going to start a sequence of events that will finish on the other side of the world. Michael, Lincoln, and the crew have enough going against them that I think setting everything in Yemen with ISIL and the government ready to shoot at them wherever they turn feels unnecessary. I’m also unsure of how Lincoln has $500 to spare for a bribe every now and then given that he didn’t seem to be doing too well in this thug life. So far, this season isn’t terrible, but I don’t have high hopes.