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Review: Prison Break

by Siomara Germain - Copy Editor
Tue, Apr 11th 2017 10:15 pm

 Prison Break is back. I'm not going to lie, I hopped on the Prison Break bandwagon over last winter break when I had nothing to do and believe me when I tell you, it was worth it.

I fell in love with Michael Scofield's persona. He was quiet, smart, articulate, protective, in control and straight up sexy. He had his whole life set. He had the job of his dreams and his own apartment, but he was willing to risk it all for his brother. 

Lincoln Burrows, Michael's brother, was the brother who lived his life on the wrong side of the tracks. He risked it all for his brother to be where he is today. He was protective, strong, misunderstood and had a lot of anger.  

The show lives up to its title as it is about breaking out of prison. It had millions of viewers when the show premiered and like every other show, people just gradually stopped tuning in after the first season, which resulted to the show's cancellation after its fourth season. I still ask myself "why" to this day. 

"Prison Break" is the type of show that makes you sit on the edge of your seat anticipating what is about to take place. Are they going to get caught? Is someone going to die? 

Season five premiered with the episode  "Ogygia". The events picked up years after Michael died. Sara is now remarried and raising their son, all while Lincoln is back to entertaining his old habits. 

The show brings back some fan faves like Sucre, C-Note and T-bag. A lot of the characters have changed while some, like T-bag, remain the same. Unfortunately Alexander Mahone, played by Brockport alumnus William Fichtner, is not back but fingers crossed. 

The episode started with a recap of what happened during the previous seasons and eventually cut to Michael speaking about the price of freedom, who he left behind and how not all deaths are the same. Things picked up from there with T-bag getting out of prison early and visiting Lincoln to give him the message indicating that Michael might be alive. From then on, it was suspense after suspense.

The viewers didn't get the chance to see Michael much but I have a feeling that we won't be disappointed next week. 

This season is going to be their biggest one yet. I feel it in my bones. Because they are not only trying to break out of the prison, they are also trying to get out of the country in the middle of a civil war. 

For those of you who have not watched this show, the first four seasons are on Netflix and you'll find the latest episodes on Hulu. 

If my boss would be so kind as to allow me to miss Tuesday editorial meetings to watch brand new episodes at the time they are airing, that would be nice, but some people don't want you to be great. 

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