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TV Review: Prison Break: Resurrection 1.5 “Contingency”
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Prison Break: Resurrection
Episode 4: “Contingency”
Directed by Guy Ferland
Written by Vaun Wilmott
Created by Paul Scheuring
Starring Dominic Purcell, Wentworth Miller, Sarah Wayne Callies, Rockmond Dunbar, Robert Knepper, Amaury Nolasco, Mark Feuerstein, Marina Benedict, Steve Mouzakis, Bobby Naderi, Inbar Lavi, Amin El Gamal, Rick Yune
FOX
Air Date: Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017, 9:00pm

Last week on Prison Break, Michael (Wentworth Miller) and crew, plus Ramal (Numan Acar), escaped solitary, but had to evade Cross (T.J. Ramini) who wanted Ramal as a hostage. Lincoln (Dominic Purcell) got into the prison but just missed Michael. T-Bag (Robert Knepper) confronted Kellerman (Paul Edelstein) with the accusation that he was Poseidon, and Kellerman denied it. The assassins showed up and killed Kellerman. T-Bag escaped and followed them, where they met Jacob (Mark Feuerstein), Sara’s (Sarah Wayne Callies) husband. Surprise!

Spoilers below.

Prison Break: Resurrection 1.5 “Contingency” review: T-Bag shows Sara the ugly truth about her husband, spilling about his rotten day. She runs to her son. Jacob shows up. She confronts him with the pic (dumb!), but his excuse for it does seem genuine (and also a little dumb).

She goes to her best friend’s house to get advice and comfort. I am immediately suspicious. Jacob calls looking for her. He has the assassins in a lineup for her to identify. It’s a trap!

Ramal’s followers vow revenge on his killers, while Michael and the gang crawl and hide through the streets, until Michael finds a place to plan. There’s a giant reward on their sweaty heads. The brothers argue over the escape route – plane vs train.

Lincoln: “I’m not moving another inch until you tell me what’s really going on here.”

The real deal for everyone’s freedom was for Michael to go deep undercover for Poseidon, and fake his own death. Poseidon created a cell in the CIA called 21 Void to further his agenda. Michael’s job was to break people out of prison. He had no choice.

Meanwhile, Sheba and C-Note argue at the airport. He won’t leave without the brothers. She says it’s too late. Isis comes and they help get a pilot out of a sticky situation with them… for a price – fly them out of here on a nearby clunky plane. I am so afraid of flying, I probably would have let ISIL get me.

At the train station, Michael is in a panic about using this as the way out, despite the dissension. It feels like he still has a brain tumor, his actions border on manic. They move to the train blocking their faces with cargo, in the flimsiest subterfuge ever.

Cyclops (Amin El Gamal) is looking at their map, and catches sight of them running away from a fight at the train station. He calls it in and tells the ISIL leader, “I call the shots.” Is that the smartest way to speak to ISIL?

Michael says he can’t stop to think of the damage right now. They get chased into an abandoned hospital, and it seems like all is lost. Even Michael gives up, crying to Lincoln about regrets. Lincoln is so brave – “I’ve always wanted a crack at these bastards.” They don’t get the chance. Ja (Rick Yune), singing ‘We Are The Champions” sets them on fire. They get out but Sid is taken down by Cyclops, handcuffing them together so he cannot report them.

They are too late though, They call and tell C-Note to go without them.

Gah! This show is one adrenaline rush after the other and I love it. Of course, Michael was the last one to leap across the tracks as the train is coming, and of course he made it. That doesn’t mean I wasn’t right there with him, biting my nails.

Some thoughts:

– Lots of heavy breathing (and not the sexy kind) during the episode. I suppose they are all like that and it was all in appropriate situations, but it was a little distracting.

– Ja is such a mystery. Good job on that intentional intrigue, and saving the day with alcohol (the medicinal kind).

_ I went into Prison Break (and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow) just loving Wentworth Miller to death (obvious winning looks and personality), and while I still adore him, I have definitely switched to Team Lincoln and Dominic Purcell. He is just plays gruff with the heart of gold so well, and his “f*** it” attitude when it comes to danger is just so sigh-worthy.

– I still smell a rat in Jacob and now in Sarah’s best friend as well.

– Four episodes left – can Sarah and Michael please reunite?

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

FOX’s synopsis:

“CONTINGENCY”
TRUTHS ARE REVEALED ON AN ALL-NEW “PRISON BREAK” TUESDAY, MAY 2, ON FOX
TUES MAY 2 9/8c
Lincoln becomes frustrated as he tries to understand what really happened to Michael. C-Note has a new escape plan, but fears it will not be executed quickly enough, as Cyclops is trailing closely behind. Meanwhile, Sara struggles with the idea that Michael may be alive in the all-new “Contingency” episode of PRISON BREAK airing Tuesday, May 2 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

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Lincoln becomes frustrated as he tries to understand what really happened to Michael in the all-new episode, “Contingency.”

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