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TV Review: Prison Break: Sequel Episode 3 “The Liar”
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Prison Break: Sequel
Episode 3: “The Liar”
Directed by Maja Vrvilo
Written by Paul Scheuring
Created by Paul Scheuring
Starring Dominic Purcell, Wentworth Miller, Sarah Wayne Callies, Rockmond Dunbar, Robert Knepper, Amaury Nolasco, Paul Adelstein, Mark Feuerstein, Marina Benedict, Steve Mouzakis, Bobby Naderi, Inbar Lavi, Amin El Gamal
FOX
Air Date: Tuesday, April 18th, 2017, 9:00pm

Last week on Prison Break, there was civil war in Yemen, and the leader of ISIL was being kept in solitary on Ogygia, the jail where Michael Scofield (Wentworth Miller) was also being held. Lincoln (Dominic Purcell) sent proof of life to Sara (Sarah Wayne Callies), who talked it over with her husband. Michael planned an escape with his cellmates and sent origami messages to Sara and Lincoln. The latter had to find the “Sheikh of Light,” so he, C-Note and Sheba (Rockmond Dunbar, Inbar Lavi) rescued him, his daughter, and 2 other girls in ISIL territory. Michael got the signal – escape was in 24 hours. The leader was released from solitary and hugged Michael.

Spoilers below for tonight’s episode of Prison Break!

Prison Break: Sequel Episode 3 “The Liar” review: Michael is “Bubble Gum” man – he sends paper airplanes with messages to the children in the street below with gum attached. A kid brings the message to Lincoln who gives him Tic-Tacs. It is a message from the Torah that is shaped like a map. They go to the red dot and find a hideout where Michael did his planning. They now know he’s going to help the terrorist escape. But at what cost?

Ramul (Numan Acar) tries to hang Sid (Kunal Sharma) for homosexuality. Michael starts to intervene, making him an enemy of Ramul, but then the guards finally stop it.

We finally have a name – Poseidon. The assassins discuss the game and have been following Sara. They are trying to get her to lead them to “Outis.”She tries to get her husband to go away with her and Mike when he gets out of the hospital. Apparently, they are not the only one following her. T-Bag (Robert Knepper) goes to see her. He shows her his hand and tells her the tale. Sara catches her phone being hacked and tries to figure out who is doing it. The assassins show up at the electronics store, but it was a setup by Sara who narrowly escapes them (is there any other way?). The electronics guy calls her later and says Sara hacked her own phone – and she realizes that Kellerman (Paul Adelstein) lifted her fingerprint. She joins with T-Bag, telling him to go find out everything he can.

Lincoln and Sheba go to pick up passports, but they are tricked and Lincoln is knocked out. Sheba is smacked around by a former childhood friend who tried to rape her once. History is repeating itself, but Lincoln to the rescue!

Michael and his cell mate fight, and Michael swipes a watch from the guard. The guards do a search, but don’t find anything on him (of course not). They expand the search. They find it in another’s cell. Now we know (or maybe just think?) that Michael has been working for Poseidon.

“Did something happen to you while you were in solitary? Did you become Kaniel Outis while you were in there in your head?”

The lights go out and the escape begins. They get out of the cell but guards are in front of them on the grounds. Two others reach the cell and try to come with them. Sid falls back into the cell. Ramul and posse show up, the guards right behind them. They get immediately captured.

The end is a montage of failure and pain – Lincoln dragging a hurt Sheba, C-Note watching Michael get walked back in. Ramul promising Michael death tomorrow. He makes a goodbye video for Sara – “I’ve never stopped loving you.”

Man, I wanted them to escape! This episode was not as thrilling for me as the first two, yet there was a lot of action. The mistrust and last minute change of plans because of danger is the exact formula that made this show so loved in the first place. The great thing is that I have no idea what side this “Poseidon” is on, who is a bad guy, who is a good guy… except Lincoln. Lincoln is always good and honest. I saw betrayal in everyone (okay, not Sara, either), but her husband is suspicious to me too, despite what I say in my thoughts below. That is exactly what Paul Scheuring intends with his writing and it works.

Some thoughts:

– Only Robert Knepper can put so much complexity in one word – ‘Honeysuckle.”

– Okay. Lincoln breaking down that door with a shelving track was a bit farfetched, but we’ll forgive him since he was saving Sheba from rape.

– More Robert Knepper, please.

– Three episodes in and no Sara/Michael reunion. I get that there needs to be some story before they can see each other, but there are only 6 episodes left!

– I love the “Bubble Gum” and “Tic-Tac” man details. Children are exactly like that. My daughter’s stuffed animals are named doggy, ducky, and bear-y.

– How can this end for Sara’s love triangle? Not well for anybody, I think. Her husband seems a genuinely good guy, and she’s definitely better off with him, but… Wentworth Miller.

Prison Break airs Tuesday nights at 9:00pm ET on FOX.

FOX’s synopsis:

“THE LIAR”
TUES APRIL 18 9/8c

T-Bag ambushes Sara and warns her that two of Poseidon’s henchmen, Van Gogh (Steve Mouzakis) and A&W (Marina Benedict), may be following her. Lincoln attempts to retrieve his confiscated passport to escape Yemen and Michael plans his next move in the all-new “The Liar” episode of PRISON BREAK airing Tuesday, April 18 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

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