The acclaimed prison escape drama reaches the end of its second season tonight, as Michael tries to work out how to get Lincoln out of Mahone’s clutches; Sara is surprised by the outcome of her trial; Sucre puts his own life in danger as he searches for Maricruz; and things turn out very badly for T-Bag and Bellick.
“Are you gonna do the right thing?” asks Mahone as he lets Michael know what his options are: the brothers’ boat and Westmoreland’s cash in return for Lincoln’s release. “You’ve lost, Michael… and you’re going to lose a whole lot more.” Given that Mahone has a history of executing Fox River fugitives, Michael suspects that he may not hold uphis end of the bargain, and begins working on a plan B.
Back in Chicago, Sara has been stunned by the announcement that a new witness has come forward to testify at her trial. The witness is Kellerman, who begins to fill the court in on the details of how the Company orchestrated the entire conspiracy. And when he explains that the reason Sara jumped bail was because she was running from him and his orders to kill her, the court decides to drop all charges against her. As she is leaving, Sara gets some more astonishing news: Lincoln has also been exonerated. Unable to reach Michael to tell him the news, she decides to go to Panama and let him know in person. “He’s got to know that he doesn’t have to run anymore,” she realises. “What he’s doing right now is gonna get him killed.”
While Sara races against time to get to Michael and Lincoln, Sucre is continuing his desperate quest to find Maricruz. In hospital after being stabbed in the chest by T-Bag, he decides he cannot wait any longer and leaves, with the futile protests of his nurse echoing in his ears. After finding out where Bellick is being held for T-Bag’s latest homicide, Sucre begs Bellick to tell him where Maricruz is. But Bellick is less than forthcoming – he has his own problems to deal with… and they are only going to get worse.
Meanwhile, Michael is continuing to work on the problem of Mahone, and offers a local drug-runner a sizeable sum to help him out. He delivers the boat to Mahone, who informs him that he is not going to kill anybody – the Company now wants the brothers alive. Mahone then receives a call from Company man Agent Kim and gives his location, before calling the police and reporting that“a well-dressed Asian man has been shot by two Americans”. “You kill him and frame us?” asks Michael. “Why?” “So everyone will leave me alone,” replies Mahone, wearily. Alas, Kim has been expecting Mahone to double-cross him and has come prepared. One blaze of firearms later and Mahone has the boat, the brothers have kept the money, and Kim is left in the dust. But Mahone does not get very far before police stop him and find a stash of cocaine on the boat… thanks to Michael’s earlier preparations.
With Mahone out of the way, Michael and Lincoln prepare to leave on a second boat –which just happens to have a third passenger onboard in the form of one Sara Tancredi, who tells them the amazing news about Lincoln. “We did it,” says Michael to his brother. “We did it.” Unfortunately, Kim begs to differ, appearing out of nowhere with a loaded gun and the correction “No, you almost did it.” Is it all over for the brothers?
Also in this concluding episode, T-Bag is horrified to discover that he has been set up; Sara makes a fatal decision; Kellerman may have to pay the ultimate price for his actions; and the shadowy puppet-masters behind everything prepare to execute their latest, horrifying plan for Michael…