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15 May 2006 @ 10:29 pm
Prison Break Season1 Finale  
Holy Unresolved Plotlines, Batman!



Wow. Just—wow.

Nick and Westmoreland really are gone (sniff. R.I.P., DB Cooper). Sara and T-Bag might be. And the getaway plane? That one is ABSOLUTELY gone.

Unbelievably, someone DID escape in a horse trailer (there’s a Lincoln/Michael slash piece thelana knows of along these lines over on prisonbreakfic.com. I barely skimmed it, but the horse trailer part caught my eye).

Veronica developed her second clue of the season. And it panned out for her. :0

Abruzzi was wiley, but T-Bag was wilier up to a point.

And C-Note is an even bigger worrywart than Michael on a bad day. Michael is smoothed-over-cool right now, and C-Note is (just as Clex said) surrounded by big, bad criminals in a situation that’s rapidly falling apart. I actually love that idea, love the notion of how much bluffing C-Note was doing in the pen.

Who killed the Prez? Was it the Veep’s people, or was she an intended target who just got lucky? Damn, though— fortunate turn of events for Patricia Wettig.

Pope... ah, Henry—you definitely know when to pull out the heavy artillery. Your militaristic competence is unlucky for the Escape Gang, but it does you proud.

I also have a certain ridiculous love for crazy Haywire lazing to freedom on that bicycle. It’s so jubilantly nutso.

But in closing… does that mean I should give up on my Sara 5-things fic for philosophy_20? Or just that I should have written it two weeks ago?

Sigh... the only thing we're guaranteed next Season is that the stupid spyDaddy plot will spin forward. For which I think the writers ought to be flogging themselves.
 
 
 
The Good, The Bad and The Lanathelana on May 16th, 2006 05:46 am (UTC)
Teheeee, I was wondering what it would take for you to do an episode commentary post :D

I don't buy that Sara is dead, but for one whole summer you can pretend she is dead and gone. It's like a birthday present :D But yeah, she's totally coming back next season. The PB writers always work with fake outs like that (Remember Lincoln on the chair with the hood pulled down and *wham* end of the episode and then resolved in 5 minutes and back to business the next episode? I'm betting the whole Sara thing will be just like that. Storm in the water glass. It will be totally inessential two episodes from now, that's my prediction.)

Haywire :D He so reminds me of that guy from The Stand.

I totally expected them to pull the spydaddy card for the finale. Where is the useless git?
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: PB Casthalfshellvenus on May 16th, 2006 05:54 am (UTC)
It will be totally inessential two episodes from now, that's my prediction.)
And I so hate that you're probably right. My personal preference is that other than the background flailing for awhile, I don't want to see much of Fox River (or any of its personnel) in Season 2. Move on!

Where is the useless git?
Poisoning water? Under an 18-wheeler? Out for a beer, because hey-- who gives a fuck. Kids are a pain anyway. :0
mooyoo: M/L - Riot hugmooyoo on May 16th, 2006 05:59 am (UTC)
I totally expected them to pull the spydaddy card for the finale. Where is the useless git?

Oh, I bet he's hanging back because his kids don't really need him right now. When Bellick has a gun to Michael's head and is about to pull the trigger, then maybe SpyDaddy'll step in long enough to kick Bellick in the shins and then run away and once again leave Michael and Linc to fend for themselves even though he could totally help them out. *bitter about this stupid storyline*
The Good, The Bad and The Lana: happy excited sucre abruzzithelana on May 16th, 2006 06:00 am (UTC)
SpyDaddy'll step in long enough to kick Bellick in the shins and then run away

*giggles at the mental image*
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: PB Final Hughalfshellvenus on May 16th, 2006 06:11 am (UTC)
then maybe SpyDaddy'll step in long enough to kick Bellick in the shins and then run away and once again leave Michael and Linc to fend for themselves even though he could totally help them out. *bitter about this stupid storyline*
High-five!

*sigh* I hear you. I reflect you. I'd parrot you, but that would be redundant after the reflecting part.

Polar bear, anyone?
tyrical: AP_aJolietyrical on May 16th, 2006 07:47 am (UTC)
So I should've expected it but I didn't. The two that got out relatively smooth were the two that were left as cannon fodder.

I still can't beleive they went there with Abruzzi and the barn. Whoo! :shudder:

Madame President. Well let's see what becomes of this. It's reminding me just bit too much of '24'.

Sara pulling an OD, now wouldn't that be an excellent cover for her actions.

Bellick out for blood. Let's see who he gets to first if any.

Overall I'm quite pleased with how things turned out but for just once I was hoping they catch the boys a break and they would have gotten on the plane.

Just once, but too many cliche-ic things were happening. The van getting stuck, the car having no engine, getting to airstrip, having to run.

Supremely pissed off that nothing was teased for the next season. Nothing at all. Nothing not even a crumb.

So plot lines to wallow in till next season...

Spy Daddy
Madame President/The Company
Westmorland's stash
Fibonnaci's location/Abruzzi
The discovery of the vice-president's brother

Oh yeah, Lincoln and Michael becoming the most wanted men in the nation.

Am I still enjoying the ride?

Shit yeah!
The Good, The Bad and The Lana: michael winter distantthelana on May 16th, 2006 09:39 am (UTC)
Sara pulling an OD, now wouldn't that be an excellent cover for her actions.

Exactly. She could claim she was acting erratic because she was using again and left the door open because she was high, not to help the cons.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: PB Casthalfshellvenus on May 16th, 2006 07:35 pm (UTC)
So I should've expected it but I didn't. The two that got out relatively smooth were the two that were left as cannon fodder.
Which was amusing in its irony. Really, everone was after the 'crowd,' and the two non-crowd-members slipped right under the radar.

Sara pulling an OD, now wouldn't that be an excellent cover for her actions.
For the writers, at least. As a character, I have mixed feelings about it. The risk of ODing for real-- and definitely getting re-hooked if you don't-- are so high. I would never have tempted fate that way myself.

Plot points... spyDaddy (Sigh. Kill it)... Madame President/Company (Sigh. Bored months ago)... Westmoreland's money (two of the 'unburdened' escapees are now free to find it first)... Fibonacci (meh).... brothers on the run-- yeah, that's why I tuned in.

I foresee lots of running and hiding out and squabbling in the future...
dragontattdragontatt on May 16th, 2006 12:07 pm (UTC)
I was thisclose to squeeeeing over Haywire biking down the hill with his legs stuck out!!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: PB Casthalfshellvenus on May 16th, 2006 07:36 pm (UTC)
Hah-- me too. It was adorably cute, somehow. :)
ivy_x3 on May 17th, 2006 12:34 am (UTC)
I GOT TO SEE NOTHING. NOTHING. because our president decided to give a speech about Immigration. I caught the last two minutes and went... NOOOOO. eh.

Haywire escaped on a BIKE?!!?
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: PB Casthalfshellvenus on May 17th, 2006 02:52 am (UTC)
I GOT TO SEE NOTHING. NOTHING. because our president decided to give a speech about Immigration. I caught the last two minutes and went... NOOOOO. eh.
God, the East Coast people just got torched on this. And it was the finale, for heaven's sake!

I'm at the point where I wish people would just repeat their finales. Because I missed the Grey's Anatomy one (admittedly, I was only watching it for JDM, because I don't actually like that show).

There was the breakout minus Manche (Hurley clone cousin). On the way to the airfield, Michael told Tweener to get lost (he later passed through the roadblock undetected in a horse trailer). Haywire was ditched at the getaway van by the guys telling him to get the keys out of the garbage can lid in the field. And then roaring away. Later, Haywire comes across a garage where a girl is fixing her bike, and he steals it (and her helmet) and goes riding off.

More happened, but I'm hoping you'll get a chance to actually see the episode (apparently you can download them from places on the net, if you have that kind of harddrive space).