what'd i think? typical prison break - you've got to forgive some of the bad writing to get to the really good writing and plot twists. bad writing: why did sara's trial happen so quickly. good writing: who ended up in jail at the end and why. honestly, i thought in the 2nd of the 3 episodes, where sara was on trial, that SHE would end up in jail and michael and link would have to bust her out next season. nope. things just SNOWBALLED and all of the sudden is she not on trial any more (which was pretty good writing, having that guy come and testify, knowing what was coming) and showing up down in panama?!? (bad writing - how the hell did she know where michael was exactly? i guess it was in the phone message to her, but they didn't play it so... well, whatever).
i'm surprised at just how MUCH they left hanging... michael's in prison, yes, but i thought they'd have link and sara get together and say definitively "we've got to bust them out." instead, they're separated right now, and who knows if they'll get together to break him out. sucre is bleeding in the middle of the street... bagwell, well he's back in prison (and i'm just about positive he'll be showing up in prison with michael and the FBI guy), billick, who knows where he went... there was just TOO MUCH up in the air, it was weird. and all the teases and hints at what the company wants with the brothers... yet they didn't give us enough! it was kinda bad writing... they should have unveiled SOMETHING - i mean they did at least show that the name of the prison where michael went is the SONA name that the company was talking about... but that's not enough. they should have showed at least something else in that lab in the final minutes, where the general guy said "that's what we want him to do" (in reference to michael breaking out again). just wasn't enough.
overall, did i like it? hell yes. as much as i wanted the FBI guy to get his just desserts, it's cool that he's got nothing to live for now and is in the same prison as michael (who put him there). wish they didn't kill kellerman, he was just starting to get REALLY interesting. glad the black escape convict is out of the story (or at least i hope he is) - it's funny, of all the convicts i think i cared about him the least. and he makes it. haha. weird.
so yeah, i'm hooked. i'm still amazed that they're managing to stretch this idea out as much as they have - that's why i KNEW someone would have to end up in jail again (i mean the name of the show IS prison break)... if the writing continues to be more on than off, i'll tune in next year. however, if the story starts to whiff of "same old, same old," or if it just gets too far out there (the whole thing with the company "needing only one schofield alive" for some kind of experiment or something is a little out there for me), i'll be done. i just hope that michael and link get to take the fight to the company next season - something i actually thought would happen this season... remember the ads for prison break after its hiatus over christmas, saying how michael and his brother had been running for too long and now it was time to strike back? well they did, for a while, but then the last few episodes were them on the run again. they need to take down the company once and for all. THAT would be awesome.