‘Prison Break’ Recap: Season 5 Episode 8 — T-Bag Is [Spoiler]’s Father

With its penultimate episode, Fox’s Prison Break revival tended to a bit of housekeeping (Where is Sofia?), returned Michael and Linc to the States, sent Whip on a surprising journey and in its final moments sprung a deadly trap.

After the fellas hitch a ride from the site of the blown-up cargo ship to Marseilles, France, Michael gleans from a text message (that incorrectly referred to “Mike Jr.”) that Jacob is holding Sara captive, so the clock is ticking. Lincoln brings Michael up to speed on his own past seven years — including how after the exoneration, he opened up a dive shop with Sofia, but they broke up. Linc then fell back into old habits by doing “odd jobs” for the guy we saw in the premiere — who, it turns out, is Fox River inmate John Abruzzi’s son. The money Lincoln owes is for a $100K shipment of pills he spied and trashed, so he suggests leveraging Abruzzi’s interest (either in payback or payback) to secure them passage back to the States. Which they do, whilst tricking Van Gogh and A&W into storming the wrong plane.

In flashbacks, we learn more about Michael’s early days toiling for Poseidon, who targeted the escape artist years ago, being impressed by a man so bold to “wears plans on his sleeve.” Turns out, Poseidon’s base of operations is hidden inside the university where “Professor Ness” works, behind a secret door equipped with a facial scanner. In one of their past meetings, we see Michael insist on bringing David Martin (whom we know as Whip) onto the team, for an upcoming two-man job. Jacob is hesitant but signs off on the hire, warning, “If you’re planning seeming, I’ll always be ahead of you.”

Back in New York, Jacob fills in Van Gogh and A&W on why Kaniel Outis would dare set foot in the States, revealing Michael Scofield’s real name and explaining how he fell for their target’s wife and kid. Lincoln…

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