Prison Break - Monday May 7

prison break

bad blood (17/22)
22.00–23.00

The acclaimed prison escape drama continues tonight. In this episode, Michael, Sara and Lincoln ask an old friend for help; T-Bag and C-Note both run out of options; and Sucre’s quest is finally over.

After everything that they have been through, Michael, Sara and Lincoln are tantalisingly close to finally getting their hands on the information that could exonerate Lincoln. Armed with the key to one of the personal humidors in a private cigar club, Sara and Michael make their way inside in the hopes of finding the evidence that will prove Lincoln’s innocence and incriminate the Company. Unfortunately, it’s not long before somebody recognises Sara and calls the cops, and the pair are forced to flee empty-handed. The operation has not been a complete failure, however: while inside, Michael has discovered that someone potentially useful is a member of the club –former Fox River warden Henry Pope.

Understandably, Pope is not happy when he opens the door to find his disgraced colleague standing there – and is even less impressed when Michael follows her inside. Still smarting from Michael’s betrayal, he refuses to listen to the pair’s story and threatens to call the authorities: “You two made a big mistake coming here today.” Michael knows that Pope is going to be a hard man to win round, so he quietly offers him a deal to get him on board. Pope grudgingly agrees, and asks: “You’re certain about what’s in the box?” “No,” replies Michael. “But it’s all we’ve got.”

Back at the club, Pope enters without a hitch and opens the humidor – where he finds the recording. However, the Company have been tipped off regarding the fugitives’ movements and Agent Kim is waiting outside. Backed up by a firearm-bearing goon, Kim calmly demands that Pope empty his pockets and hand over the recording. Have Michael and Lincoln come this far only to be thwarted by the Company once again?

Over in Minneapolis, C-Note is becoming increasingly concerned about daughter Dede’s declining health. He takes her to a nearby hospital and begs for a doctor to see her, but is turned away and forced to take Dede to a shady-looking clinic. When the doctor there tells him that Dede is in renal failure and urgently needs medical attention at a place with better facilities, C-Note realises that he has to stop running and take care of his daughter. He calls Mahone, who has been tracking him since finding out that he was spotted in the city, and says he’ll turn himself in if his wife is released from custody to take care of Dede. Mahone laughingly informs C-Note that he is in no position to be demanding deals – until C-Note offers to lead him to Michael…

While C-Note faces separation from his family, T-Bag is still trying to start a new life as a family man. He has kidnapped former flame Susan and her two children and is driving them across country to start a new life. They arrive at T-Bag’s derelict childhood home, where he informs them that they are to “start afresh”. “I will be good, Susan!” he promises, but when Susan lets him know that she is less than enamoured with his plan, he responds by locking the terrified family in the basement. Fuming outside, T-Bag spots an axe… but can he bring himself to murder the only people he sees as his family?

Also in tonight’s episode, Sucre’s long quest to reunite with Maricruz comes to an end when he finally reaches Ixtapa and meets her –but it is not long before airport security spot him and give chase. And Lincoln is horrifed when Michael reveals the details of his deal with Pope.

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