fin del camino (21/22)
Season Two of the acclaimed prison escape drama reaches its penultimate episode tonight, as Michael steps into a trap in his attempts to put T-Bag away, Sara awaits her fate, and Kellerman decides to take drastic action.
Lincoln is not pleased with Michael, who has had a last-minute change of heart after hearing from Sucre that T-Bag is in town. Reluctant to sail off to a life of freedom while T-Bag is still out there causing carnage, Michael follows the directions in Sucre’s message and heads to the Fin del Camino Hotel in Panama City to meet Sucre and catch T-Bag. When he spots T-Bag on the hotel balcony, Michael is unsettled to notice his quarry making eye contact with two mysterious heavies on the street. His suspicions that something is not right are confirmed when Sucre arrives but denies sending him a message – it is clear that this is some kind of set-up.
There is more trouble in the form of Bellick, who has come to Panama City in the hopes of getting the money from T-Bag, after blackmailing Sucre into helping him by threatening to hurt Maricruz. Bellick is not pleased when Michael informs him that the apparent set-up means they will have to come up with a plan B if they are all to get what they want, and orders him to get his “little college-boy brain” to work.
The trio put their new plan into action by setting off the fire alarm and flushing T-Bag out of the hotel. Following him to an address down an alley, they manage to get past the heavies at the door and make their way inside. Confronted by the gunwielding gang, T-Bag drops his weapon and tells them the money is in a side room – but when Sucre goes to investigate, he is horrified to find more of T-Bag’s handiwork: another murdered prostitute. And when the trio hear the wails of approaching sirens and watch T-Bag flee through the fire escape, they realise that they have walked straight into a trap.
Firing as he runs, T-Bag manages to fell Bellick with a shot to the thigh and smirks as his nemesis finds himself apprehended for the prostitute’s murder. While Sucre heads off to find a getaway car, Michael manages to catch T-Bag and quiz him about who is behind the trap. T-Bag tells him that he has some useful information, but he will only give it up if Michael lets him go. “Don’t let your pride get in the way, Pretty,” he breathes. “Locking me up ain’t gonna help your situation none.” Can Michael get what he needs without letting T-Bag go free?
Back in Chicago, Sara’s trial for her part in the Fox River escape is underway. Her chances are not looking good, as the only piece of evidence in her favour is Michael’s taped TV announcement stating that Sara is innocent. Without a credible witness to vouch for her, Sara is facing 12 years in a maximum-security facility… until the person she last expected to see steps forward with some information that could turn her fortunes around.
Also this week, Lincoln’s attempts to catch up with his brother are interrupted by an unwelcome encounter; a hollow-eyed Kellerman shocks his sister when he decides to take drastic action; and Michael is offered a stark choice by Mahone that could end everything…