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Season 5 Discussion Thread

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Feel free to discuss anything and everything about Season 5 here.


Also feel free to take our End-of-Season Survey!

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I love the show. I discovered it only recently but it's become one of my favourite shows. But am I the only one who is annoyed at how - even if they are on the run or in a abadoned hell-hole prison - Michael still finds time to cut his hair to the same length every day, apparently with an electric hair trimmer? Or that he always, no matter what, whispers his lines and sulks? There seems to be these little inconsistencies in the show, lazy writing at times, that makes this show second banana to, say, The Wire.

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Hi, I am looking for an ep which had a scene between Gretchen and Sara. I think they were fighting (or Gretchen was toturing Sara or something), and there was a pretty strong sexual vibe in it. Do you remember on which ep that was? Thanks in advance

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Am I seeing things? Or is there a big difference in terms of video quality between season 1 and season 5? Is it HD vs SD? Everything just seems faster.

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It was clear they had no where near as much time as they did to develop the plot for season 1 and 2. People are asking, "where's michael's prime like in S1?". Like I really don't get what you guys expect from him. He spent months planning on his brother's breakout on season 1, but he gets stuck breaking out on the fly in Sona, how do you expect "Prime Michael" or "Genius Michael" to pull his moves like he did in Fox River. Are you forgetting Michael DESIGNED Fox River?? Do y'all really think he designed Sona and Sana'a too? I nearly had my jaw dropped at the end of Season 5 where he showed the back of his hands on his face and got into Jacob's hideout.

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-Tatto on penis

-Cant see the map if its not hard enough

-Train yourself to be hard with men

-Fuck it I dont want to break out, I'm in the fucking paradise

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Introduction:

Like Robert Carlyle of Once Upon a Time, I consider Robert Knepper, who played the monstrous Theodore "T-Bag" Bagwell in Prison Break, one of the finest actors in the world today. His acting and portrayal of the nefarious, villainous T-Bag was probably forty percent of the reason I watched Prison Break week-to-week.

But if all Theodore Bagwell was was a villain, I would have quickly lost interest in him--and in the show. One of the things about him that was so compelling was his nascent struggle to find goodness, peace, and truth. In the original series he failed time and again, and in the end went back to prison. While an escapee from Fox River, after all, he killed almost indiscriminately. He deserved what he got, most assuredly.

The latest revival of the series, which aired last year, revealed a paroled T-Bag who clearly had made strides towards finding himself and his soul, and the goodness cowering in the dark corners of his violent life. But in the end his violent streak once again won out, and back to Fox River he went once more. That was where the series literally ended--showing him in the same cell as Michael Scofield's tormentor and abuser, the traitorous Jacob Anton Ness, AKA "Poseidon." The series centered around Scofield's plans to get out of the Middle Eastern prison he was stuck in and get back to America and bring Ness to justice, who had married his love, Dr. Sara Tancredi.

It seems that if you factored out Bagwell's violent proclivities, you'd get a man with an intelligence the equal of Scofield's, who was continually touted to be a genius. What made Bagwell so dangerous--and ultimately so stupid--was his use of that intelligence for evil and destructive means. What made him so much more compelling than Michael Scofield was his efforts, many times halting or postponed, to free himself of his demonic, blunt, stupid nature. It is for that reason that I have decided to write a fan-fiction tribute to Theodore Bagwell. I'd like him to receive, finally, redemption and freedom from that nasty side of himself.

Please enjoy.

(Please note that I am fully aware of the sexual assault allegations against Robert Knepper. This fan-fiction tribute is by no means offered as a slap in the face to sexual assault survivors, like I am myself, or to the #MeToo movement, which I fully support. Also: I strongly believe that, legally, the accused are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. I hope you, the reader, support that essential foundation of democracy too.)

Chapter one is here, at my blog.

Synopsis:

Theodore "T-Bag" Bagwell, convicted murderer, is released from Fox River Prison to help Michael Scofield, whom he once swore a blood feud against, in Scofield's efforts to bring to justice one "Poseidon," the CIA spook who incarcerated him and married his beloved, Sara Tancredi. Scofield even funds a new prosthetic hand for T-Bag, a beyond-the-top-of-the-line marvel that behaves just like any normal one but is many times stronger.

But that isn't the greatest gift Scofield gives him. For T-Bag has a son, one he never knew he had. David--"Whip"--had been Scofield's cellmate while both languished for the past five years in a brutal prison in Yemen.

The plan is hatched, the play unfolds, and David dies just days after Theodore finds out about him. Enraged, he once again lets the demon light the candle in the window of his soul, and kills the CIA spook responsible.

We leave Theodore Bagwell in his cell back in Fox River. His new cellmate is none other than Poseidon himself. This is where we rejoin him and his efforts at redemption. This is where the candle in the window waits to be re-lit.

~~*~~

Thank you for reading!

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Finally decided it was time and signed up for a Hulu free trial, so here we are! Busted out half the first season yesterday, keeping it going today

I've seen a bunch of it up until the end of the season where they start going after Scylla, whichever season that was. Agree with everyone that the first 2 seasons are great and then it starts going downhill, but I'm still interested in the story beyond that so I'll grind em out

Gotta say, I love Abruzzi. Spoiler

Anyways, just having a good time and wanted to share :p

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Wondering who your favorite character in season 4 was due to all the character development of people like Mahone and Bellick

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Just starting watching this show for the first time. Can’t stop watching now. First season was amazing! Half way through season 2 now

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Has he killed anyone? By his own hands, and not counting the fatalities caused by his inactions.

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There's just so much going on inside and out the walls. So many plot twists and turns and shocks. Even though this is my 3rd time going through it, I love it!

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In season 1, T-bag handcuffed Scofield with him. To get rid of T-bag, Abruzzi cut his hand. But Scofield still had handcuff. But in season 2 episode 2, his hand is shown free. How did Scofield get rid of that handcuff?

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I feel like his presence in the show knocked the show down by 2 on 10 rating scale. How did he even made the cut? the writing is atrocious, delivery is even worse. I've recently rewatched the series and god damn in a show with some pretty shit acting in general he still manages to stick out like a sore thumb

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First time ever watching prison break and loved it. I don’t know what it was that made me love it so much, but I want more. Are they making another season? I’ve been on a 2000’s tv show kick, and watched lost first. Can anyone name another show to watch? I’m going to wait a few months and watch the show again.

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I want to see if I can answer other fan’s trivia questions. Ask anything, I won't google it. Make it difficult though

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It doesn't necessarily have to be your favourite character.

Personally I think it's C-Note. Pretty much everything he does in the original run of the show is for his daughter, which includes eventually turning himself in. He was even ready to kill himself to keep his family safe.

I'm curious to what others think. Linc? Michael? Mahone? Someone else?

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