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Prison Break -- "The Old Head" -- 10/24/05

"The Old Head" Episode #108.
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Michael is unsure how to continue when he learns that an old storage shed crucial to the escape plan has been turned into the guard's break room.

Cast: Wentworth Miller, Dominic Purcell, Wade Williams, Amaury Nolasco, Peter Stormare, Robin Tunney, Marshall Allman, Sarah Wayne Callies, Stacy Keach, Paul Adelstein, Robert Knepper, Jessalyn Gilsig, Frank Grillo, Danny McCarthy, Muse Watson.
Producer(s): Paul Scheuring, Marty Adelstein, Dawn Parouse, Matt Olmstead, Brett Ratner.

Original Airdate: October 24, 2005.
Old 10-24-05, 07:11 AM
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Good to finally have this back.

Anybody watch the 30 minute TiVo season recap?
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I can't wait for this episode. It was torture having to wait for it to come back.
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Well, that was an interesting twist on the Patrica Wettig character. Yet another fast moving episode that simply flew by tonight. Sure, lots of implied violence, but it's a gritty show, and the stakes are high for all involved, especially with the reveal at the end.
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Excellent episode. Very fast paced with a lot happening.
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Great episode. That's a lot of murders for one episode.
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The saddest one for me was the feline murder.
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Good episode. So, I was close. I said it's the first lady but it's actually the VP. What an evil bitch to have her brother killed.
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The saddest one for me was the feline murder.
By the time this show ends, the producers better visit that cruelty upon the head CO several times over. Nothing makes me madder than cruelty to animals.
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While the first killing was so obvious and poorly telegraphed (the bombing), the rest of the episode mad eup for it.

Good stuff...
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Well, we all knew it was Patrica Wettig...but who'dathunk she was the VP?

And, how do we know it was Bellick who killed the cat?

Glad to see the three that died were incidental characters..
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Why kill the cat though? I don't understand why killing the one thing this guy cared about would make him MORE inclined to talk?
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Pretty good episode.

Good to see whet Patricia Wettig's character actually is.

Looking forward to when they finally shank the hillbilly
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The reveal that Wettig was the VP wasn't surprising at all.

Why on Earth didn't LJ's step-dad hit the SS bastard in the head w/ a bat? Fuck his back! Hit 'em in the head!

That whole sub-plot is still completely unnecessary, imo.

They need to stop telegraphing who is going to kill the ultra-violent inbred son of a retard.
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Originally Posted by B.A.
Why on Earth didn't LJ's step-dad hit the SS bastard in the head w/ a bat? Fuck his back! Hit 'em in the head!
Or hit him more than once. But then why did the mom think she could get away from a guy with a gun by hiding behind a cabinet?

The conspiracy plot is still way too simplistic. Ooh, they planted a fingerprint, how original. If its going to be the focus of the second season, they'd better improve on it fast.

The rest of the show is still great though.
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Why kill the cat though? I don't understand why killing the one thing this guy cared about would make him MORE inclined to talk?
That's what I was thinking..."maybe if I kill his cat, he'll be nicer to me and not tell I killed that guard." Or if the CO did it, "let's see, I kill the cat, he tells me who killed the guard." Makes a ton 'o sense to me! But nothing on this show makes a ton of sense, and I still enjoy it.
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Or hit him more than once. But then why did the mom think she could get away from a guy with a gun by hiding behind a cabinet?

The conspiracy plot is still way too simplistic. Ooh, they planted a fingerprint, how original. If its going to be the focus of the second season, they'd better improve on it fast.

The rest of the show is still great though.
Exactly - the conspiracy plot is so horribly written and laid out that it would be better just to leave the whole thing on the cutting room floor. It just brings the show to a screeching halt.

On the other hand - this show flies right by when focus on the goings-on in the prison. It more than makes up for the events happening outside the gates.
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Originally Posted by Achtung
The conspiracy plot is still way too simplistic. Ooh, they planted a fingerprint, how original. If its going to be the focus of the second season, they'd better improve on it fast.
I don't know. I'm always the guy yelling "Why doesn't [the bad guy] just shoot them?? DUH!" during movies and TV shows. Simplistic, but logical, sure works for me.
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After the cat was offed, my wife officially boycotted the show.

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Originally Posted by PacMan2006
Why kill the cat though? I don't understand why killing the one thing this guy cared about would make him MORE inclined to talk?
Based on what he know of Captain Bellick, he's a bit sadistic, vengeful, and not open to negotiations or peaceful solutions. Killing Westmoreland's cat seems like exactly the sort of thing he'd do, just to get revenge on Westmoreland for not cooperating. Although, we don't actually know for sure that Bellick did it. It could just be more misinformation.

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After the cat was offed, my wife officially boycotted the show.

Tell her it was only a stunt cat.
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Normally the non-prison stuff is pretty boring, but multiple killings and a great ending made up for that a bit this week. Certainly opens it up for a lot more questions as to who the real killer is!
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Wouldn't it be awesome if Scofield killed the cat to make Westmoreland torch the CO break room. And Scofield is really a fucking psycho, and his brother really didn't kill the VP's brother but was instead a serial killer the government couldnt find evidence on but they knew he was bad so the VP's brother sacrificed himself for the greater good to frame Lincoln. So the whole family is really crazy.
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Good episode... Oz has just ruined how I portray prison scenes..
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Originally Posted by kaze0
Wouldn't it be awesome if Scofield killed the cat to make Westmoreland torch the CO break room. And Scofield is really a fucking psycho, and his brother really didn't kill the VP's brother but was instead a serial killer the government couldnt find evidence on but they knew he was bad so the VP's brother sacrificed himself for the greater good to frame Lincoln. So the whole family is really crazy.
No, that would not be awesome.

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