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I guess you would like to know a little bit about the person making all these proclamations upon good taste and horrid characters. I'm Andrea and when I was 15 I fell in love. An hour after meeting "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" I was forever altered in the way only love can, and I never questioned for one minute afterwards that television offered me an amazing chance to experience lives and moments that I could never imagine. So now, when I'm not getting distracted by my real life, I write about TV. I also read, am finishing a Master's degree in English Literature, travel, am attempting to learn vegan cooking, am the 5th of 6 children, and drive my roommate nuts by constantly cleaning our already clean apartment. Now that we're old friends, time for you to take my opinions as the be all and end all.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Prison Break (7): Who Falls For the Sprained Ankle Trick?

Sara is dead. Not just dead, Gwyneth Paltrow at the end of Se7en dead (which makes her another inappropriate use of Gwyn’s decapitation in Fall 2007, the other was a reference by Dean in the season premiere of Supernatural). I simply do not have the time to do all that I want to do, and so I had to cheat on this one: I read the (immensely detailed) plot summaries on Fox.com. (Prison Break is a very complicated show, so I had some difficulty following even the plot summary without being able to put a face with a name.) Sara’s head was severed from her body and mailed to Linc. I know that I am repeating myself, but I think I am in shock. I cannot believe this has happened. I do not know that I will be able to watch this event when Season Three comes out on DVD. Sara. I don’t know if I can watch Michael live without Sara. I could tell in the episodes that I saw without (confirmation of) this information that Michael was different, but I kind of thought “Panamanian prison, complete psychopaths, family and beloved in danger, I would be different too.” But Sara is dead, so Michael is more than different. I will try to make an analogy to explain the extent of devastation I am talking about. On The Office, in the Season Two finale, when Jim and Pam have their first official kiss, it is a moment when you clasp your hands to your mouth as a huge smile breaks across your face; you have just witnessed a fairy-tale moment in a paper supply office. In Season One, when Michael kisses Sara for the first time you almost pass out because you stop breathing; it is one of the most tragic and beautiful moments. Besides the fact that few of us are (or will be) doctors in prison hospitals and the government is not orchestrating plots to frame slightly disreputable and ruggedly handsome men for crimes that may or may not have happened, that kiss is the kind of kiss any woman would be happy to have and will most likely never get. Now, a little more than a season later, (which translates to about 6 months on the show) Sara is dead, and with her Michael’s hope.

Monday night’s episode was actually very good. I gave a shout of triumphant justice when Michael left T-Bag and Bellick out in the lights to take the fall. Couldn’t have happened to nicer guys. Theses kinds of double-crosses and unexpected turns are what this show excels at. Michael knows both men well enough to know that their serpentine natures will make them want to go first, so he works it into his plan and lets them think they have convinced him to do something that was not in his plan. But now T-Bag has identified Sucre as an accomplice, and a week ago I would have pacified myself by saying that there is no way Sucre would be killed off, but I have no such assurances anymore. I have a feeling that getting Sucre out of Sona is the set-up of Season Four. No matter the outcome, I know that once he finds out Sucre is in danger Michael will do whatever he can to save him.

The season finale is next Monday. Are we going to find out who Whistler really is, and who is really working for whom? He did get away after all, by faking an ankle sprain.

The TV Girl

2 comments:

Asiankp said...

Were Sarah and Michael a good couple?

The TV Girl said...

They were one of those couples that is messed up to the point of perfection. They were both in a really bad place, but they saved each other in a way that no one else could. They could never be frank with each other because of the situation they were in, but they loved each other beyond what we would consider an "honest" relationship. Sara herself was on the not so stable, but she was the life he should have had if Linc hadn't been so screwed up (and ended up where he did). I'm not describing this well. All I can say is that I am not in any way being sarcastic about how upset I am that Sara is dead.