Prison Break: Season 4, Episode 17

The Mother Lode (17 Apr. 2009)

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Lincoln and his men (Self, T-Bag, Mahone) are trying to find Scylla. They try to find a clue for the key from the fake buyer who killed Gretchen. They find a Church and an Estate that ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Fernando Sucre (credit only)
Gretchen Morgan (credit only)


Lincoln and his men (Self, T-Bag, Mahone) are trying to find Scylla. They try to find a clue for the key from the fake buyer who killed Gretchen. They find a Church and an Estate that matches with key. When Lincoln and Mahone investigate the Estate, Lincoln finds a picture of him with his mother. Mahone finds out that, picture was edited and some clue about meeting place. Lincoln takes the meeting and finds his mother. Christina wants 2 days from Lincoln for eliminating Krantz. By the way Company's men finds Michael and Sara, they run away with truck and escape again. At last Lincoln goes to meeting place again and beginning of the end starts. Written by Selim ARIKAN

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Lincoln Burrows: [about a photo of Lincoln and his pregnant mother] It's been doctored.
Alex Mahone: I'm not sure about that. The lighting, the shadows, they all sync up perfectly.
Lincoln Burrows: But this is a '78 Zephyr. Michael was born in '76.
Alex Mahone: You're the only one who could have picked up on that. She doctored that for you.
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The beginning of the end
18 April 2009 | by (France) – See all my reviews

After all these weeks of hiatus I almost forgot everything about Prison Break. However the first minutes quickly managed to refresh my memories and the story was right back on track. The interesting part is that Michael and Lincoln are nearly working against each other and the Company are using these new antagonistic characters at their advantage. But for the General it's not as easy as before considering the new enemies he has. So all these elements make the story even more catchy but there're still many others that bother me. For example I found the episode rather long when it had the usual duration. It's a bad thing because it means it was a bit boring. Maybe it was the whole Michael and Sara plot because I don't believe anymore in their relationship. It's always about Michael and not about Sara when developing both characters would be far much more interesting. Moreover seeing Michael pulling out smart solutions, like a MacGyver, is not as appealing as it used to be. Otherwise Lincoln and his wacky team saved the episode, specially T-Bag and Alex. In fact I can't wait to see what William Fichtner will do once Prison Break is over because he's such a charismatic and talented actor !

So to sum things up I'm sure fans are glad Prison Break is back. Because even if some things got old there're still many things to appeal the audience. Moreover this episode ended with a cliffhanger so we better stay tuned…

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