Well, if you were looking for a cliffhanger, you got it.
Hell of an episode. The tension during the last 10 minutes was super strong. Lots of unanswered questions to keep us going until March. You have T-Bag ready to shank someone and a CO seemingly on his way to the room. What did C-Note do to land in jail and how did he manage to fool his wife into thinking he was serving in Iraq (in the first place)? Is Abruzzi gonna make it (given some of the stuff we've had to accept before, it's completely possible that he survives this attack)? How did all of those guys manage to climb that rope? You've got to think at least one of them wouldn't be able to do it. Did Quinn get out of the well?
Part of me is happy that they didn't make it out yet, cause I dig Bellick snooping around and trying to figure out what Michael's up to.
Veronica has to make a move from behind that car now, or she's screwed.
Wow - Kellerman is genuinely hurt by his friend's betrayal, but immediately comes back to form as the coldest motherfucker on the planet and pulls the trigger after only a couple seconds. He makes this show.
One last thing - If Michael tied the rope to the grate, then how did he open the grate when he climbed up?
I was wondering how they were going to extend this show into a full season if the breakout had to happen so soon. I guess if they've got 12 hours between now and the execution, there's no reason they can't spread the remaining 9 episodes or so out over that time. Rather clever of them.
I liked how they set up the pipe being replaced. I fully expected that janitor to say something to one of the CO's when he noticed it. Of course, he walks off and you forget about him. Well done.
I always thought that Hale would be the one to kill Kellerman at a crucial moment when he would finally succomb to his guilt and do the right thing. Last week, when Hale made his decision while watching LJ, I knew he was signing his death warrant. That was brilliant of Kellerman to for Hale to choose between Veronica and his wife.
Didn't Hale say he had to mail something in addition to his meeting? I'm thinking he sent out a copy of the documents as well as what he had, and someone will get that in time to save Lincoln? And how stupid was Hale to think that Kellerman wouldn't show up at his home and wouldn't interrogate his wife. He should have known that Kellerman would be coming for him.
I expect Abruzzi to show up again at some point. If not in person, than by at least using his mob contacts from whatever hospital/prison he is in. If he were going to die, he would have died on the spot. They are keeping him alive for a reason.
I can't believe that Michael would have thought to keep some form of mild poison in his arm! That's insane.
I still wonder how much mileage this show has, but they seem to be pulling it out. Should be interesting to see how things play out in March.
Let's hear it for Comcast! Cable went out for a couple hours, and didn't come back on until around 9:20. PB was set up on DVR, which of course couldn't record due to, y'know, no cable service. So I missed the entire episode.
Hopefully Comcast gets a bunch of complaints, and gets the local Fox station to re-air the episode.
As much as I hate to say it, I'm very happy with the Ultimate TOC -- I mean Bob Harris has played and won (and also was a PAF for 250K on Millionaire the night after)... and Forrest is yet to play. Yeah, it's a ratings stunt, but I'm all nostalgic.