As last season neared its end, I was worried about "Prison Break." It had been envisioned and planned as a finite 2-season series upfront, so I wasn't sure how they could milk another season out of the setup. An interview with the creator had him say that once a third season seemed inevitable they started setting it up, but I didn't see the elements there. Only with the last episode or so did I start to appreciate what they'd done.
And tonight, I have to say that they did a good job of giving us a new status quo. We're back in prison, with all the stakes raised. The cast has been pared down a bit, which is probably a good thing. Michael hates Mahone, but Mahone has to make sure Michael gets out alive. T-Bag sets himself up as the pocket-grabbing toady to the big man. And Bellick continues to get the worst treatment life has to offer.
I wondered for a while why Michael didn't remove his shirt. His tattoos don't matter anymore, and he must be sweating up a storm in Panama with long sleeves. Then I realized why: it's too much work for Wentworth Miller to have to put on all those tattoos each week.
So what'd y'all think?