Prison Break: Season 4, Episode 23

The Old Ball and Chain (24 May 2009)

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Michael and Sara's newfound happiness is short-lived, as Sara soon finds herself in prison, and Michael must break her out before a vengeful Krantz has her killed.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Blue Phillips
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Warden Alice Simms
Blonde Guard


Michael and Sara's newfound happiness is short-lived, as Sara soon finds herself in prison, and Michael must break her out before a vengeful Krantz has her killed.

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Once Again Back to the Beginning.
17 September 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This episode basically encompasses most of what I dislike about this show. The makers don't know when to end something. It's a giant cycle that just keeps revolving with each season and it always comes back to the beginning. Only this time they decided to do it in the last two episodes. Prison, escape, going on the run, thinking they're safe, back to prison...repeat. This one did have a role reversal with Sara being the one on the inside. And the never ending deals and betrayals. Ugh. Its not even a surprise anymore, you know everyone is going to backstab at some point and you just literally can't trust anyone from episode to episode. It's just stuff we've already seen before and repetition in this case is not a positive.

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