You can see the similarities between this and the Studio 60 pilot, sure, but, let's face it, they're all really about the same thing and it was just interesting enough to make it work (plus I've always liked Jeff Daniels, so I'm glad to see him in a starring role).
The big debate between my friend and me is how the execution was going to be delayed. I said the other C.O. or the electrician was going to come forward. My friend said Sucre planted another rat. We were both wrong.