”We got a problem.” You’re darn right, T-Bag –- you’re losing us, fast. Before the show’s frustrating winter break, the writers had us sitting on the edge our seats with Michael’s ingenious escape plan; now they have us rolling our eyes each week with outlandish obstacles like Michael’s cell going up for auction by a corrupt prison guard (what’s so appealing about this piece of second-floor real estate, anyway?). I never thought I’d say it, but the action outside of Fox River has finally eclipsed what’s going on inside –- like that brunet from 24 (you remember Lynn, from President Palmer’s administration?) turning on Agent Kellerman and some mysterious entity keeping a tight leash on Veronica’s partner in crime. And it appears that somebody in the VP’s office, frustrated by the snail’s pace of Lincoln’s execution, arranged a meeting outside of Fox River between the convict and his son –- which ultimately provided a fortuitous moment for a Mack truck to broadside Lincoln’s van. Clearly, the bad guys missed their target; we see in the previews that Lincoln’s now on the lam.
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If I didn’t adore Wentworth Miller as Scofield so much, I’d suggest the writers keep the young bro behind bars and now follow the fugitive –- but we know that’s not their plan. Besides, I don’t think I’m ready to say goodbye to T-Bag (Robert Knepper, pictured) just yet; damn if this unpredictable antihero hasn’t become my sole excuse to tune in each week (how ’bout that holy-crap moment during the poker game when he made the racial slur about a ”full house”?). So what do you think? Are you still fully committed to Scofield’s escape plan, or does it make you want to vomit like Haywire (milky white bile, no less! Yuck!)?