Prison Break Season 3 is Season 1 in a Panamanian Prison. Kellerman is dead, Agent Kim is dead, Sara is free, Lincoln is free, Mahone is in Prison, Michael is in Prison, Bellick is in Prison, and T-Bag is in Prison.
Kellerman arrives in court to provide his entire testimony that would free Sara along with relevant evidence. Because of his testimony, the judge concludes that Sara committed crimes under duress while Lincoln Burrows was set up for Kellerman’s actions. Afterwards, Sara receives a voicemail from Michael and proceeds to meet him in Panama. Kellerman is later killed by the Company while his prison van was on route to the prison.
Sucre later recovers from T-Bag’s attack and walks out of the hospital to help Bellick since he has Maricruz. He later calls the US embassy and makes his way to the police station but he is too late. He late falls unconscious due to severe blood loss thinking about Maricruz. While at the prison Bellick confronts T-Bag in prison, but T-Bag does not seem to be bothered by his threats. Once Bellick is escorted out of the jail, T-Bag later meets with the Company man telling him to spring him out in return for being Scofield’s bait after they caught him in Mexico. The Company man refuses to help him and it is implied T-Bag will be sent to a local prison.
Michael decides to meet Mahone to meet his demands of giving him the boat and the money. However, Michael then calls Sara with a set of instructions to plan around this problem and later hires a local pot dealer to help him. With the pot dealer’s help, they meet up with a local drug lord who offers to help after Scofield offers them cash. As this is happening, Mahone calls up Agent Kim to inform him that he has the brothers in custody and he later calls his wife with plans to meet up in Colombia. As Agent Kim prepares to leave for Panama, the Silent Man tells him that he needs to get one brother for Sona.
Michael later arrives at the docks where Lincoln is being held. He stashes the money in a corner near the factory and walks in to meet Mahone. After asking Mahone to release Lincoln in return for the money, Mahone then calls the local police to inform them that Scofield and Lincoln killed Agent Kim. Just as Kim arrives, Mahone tells him that his job is over and offers them the brothers, he then attempts to kill Kim but is interrupted by Kim’s agents. A shootout ensues with Mahone killing the Company thugs while Michael, Lincoln and Agent Kim escape. Mahone then leaves just as police arrive using Michael’s boat however, Panamanian customs found kilos of cocaine as he was about to enter the Panama Canal. It turned out that Scofield bought cocaine from the drug lord and planted it all over the boat he gave to Mahone. Agent Mahone later calls his wife and tells her to forget about their plans in despair.
Michael and Lincoln make their way to a prearranged meeting place that he planned with the local pot dealer. Nearby there is a boat waiting for them that was prepared by Sara. As they were settling into their replacement boat, Sara tells Lincoln that all charges against him are dropped while her father’s friend is working to help Michael’s crimes. Lincoln then decides to celebrate and leaves the handgun he took from the earlier shootout inside the boat. Suddenly, Agent Kim shows up and threatens the two brothers. Michael gives him the money but he kicks into the water telling him that it was never about the money. He then tells them that the police are on their way to arrest them for the shootout at the warehouse and was about to shoot Lincoln before he was shot by Sara.
The Panamanian police arrive and Lincoln, Sara and Michael escape into the woods. Lincoln manages to escape capture but Michael and Sara are hiding in a shack surrounded by police threatening to shoot. Scofield then tells Sara to give him the gun and then walks out pretending to hold Sara hostage and confessing to crimes he didn’t commit. Later Lincoln goes to Panama city to look for Sara, who just left the station after giving her testimony to the police, Lincoln then spots Sara and finds she is followed but loses sight of her.
Michael is being delivered to the Sona prison in Panama and bumps into Mahone who is also incarcerated in the same prison. As Michael enters the prison, he sees that it is lawless unlike the orderly Fox River prison with drugs, prostitutes rampant in the cells with no guards. While observing the sights in Sona prison he notices that Bellick has been reduced to a prison bitch by one of the stronger inmates. At the same time, a Company official informs the Silent Man, who turns out to be a general, in a military research facility that Michael is in Sona. The Silent Man finally speaks acknowledging that he expects Scofield to break out of Sona and the two walk into a laboratory.
It looks like Season 3 will involve Michael, Mahone, Bellick, and T-Bag working to break out of Sona while Sucre, Sara and Lincoln find ways to help them from the outside. I am concerned that Prison Break may become stupid like Lost in Season 3 since they are now adding a science fiction element into the series and the way they ended the subplot with the breakout and money was quite anti-climatic. The producers also suggested that Prison Break will now end at Season 3, which is a good idea since stretching it any further will lead to stupid premises and subplots that are currently plaguing Lost.
Next week’s previews show scenes from the new show “Drive” whose premise is along the lines of “Cannonball Run” with drama. One of the lead characters is the guy from Firefly/Serenity.