Michael Scofield and his band of cons are back for a fourth season. As you ready yourself for the Labor Day premiere, we've got the lowdown on what to expect.
A series known for reinventing itself, Prison Break's
new season is reframing the storyline once again. With brothers Michael (Wentworth Miller
) and Lincoln (Dominic Purcell
) both out of prison, the duo wants payback. The show's location is moving from Panama to LA where the boys and their friends determine to take down The Company - the secret government organization that destroyed their lives.
The show's creators are touting the new season's more lighthearted vibe, which may mean the bros actually do some butt-kicking instead of repeatedly getting their butts kicked. The fun action-adventure approach should also be refreshing after a gritty (and frankly kinda depressing) season three, which Michael spent in a dingy prison full of dirt, sweat, and spit-shooting screams.
Most longtime fans have been happy to hear that the new season will see the return of Michael's love interest, Dr. Sara Tancredi (Sarah Wayne Callies
). During her original run on the show, Dr. Sara saw many ups and downs. She fell in love with an inmate only to discover he was using her to escape; she almost died of a drug overdose; she found her father murdered at the hands of The Company; she was reunited with Michael and found that he never meant to betray her at all; she followed him to Panama where she was decapitated by his enemies... Oh, what's that? That little decapitation thing surprised you? Yeah, it surprised a whole lotta PB fans as well. Taking to message boards and blogs, loyal Michael and Sara (AKA "MiSa") fans petitioned for the character's return. Apparently someone at FOX got the message because producers now dismiss the "decapitation incident" with a shrug and a noncommital, "Oh silly, that wasn't Sara's head. That's how we intended it to be all along." Most fans will just be sighing in relief that Sara didn't really kick the bucket in such brutal fashion. (It's worth noting that she was the only original female character left after season two). But it does make you wonder: Whose head was that? Viewers definitely saw a severed head !