An unexpected death, an unlikely alliance, Wyatt's capture, and a plan gone horribly wrong highlight this action-packed episode of Prison Break.
With the final piece of Scylla in the General's hands, the team seems close to finally accomplishing their mission. Unfortunately, the boneheaded Roland decided to try his luck gambling and lose the one piece of technology that made him useful to the team - the remote card reader. Without the device, there's no easy way to get a hold on the final card. Lincoln comes up with a daring plan to crash into the General's car on his way home from work and take the card by force. The plan could have worked, except for one problem - Roland, in a final act of annoyance, decides to turn on the team and informs Wyatt about the brothers' plan, in exchange for money.
Much to the delight of one irritated fan of the series, Roland is killed at the end of the episode by the cold-blooded Wyatt. His death was not in vain however, as Scofield cleverly planted his GPS device inside Roland's laptop, which allows them to capture the cold-blooded Company hit-man. Mahone even gets a few shots at his son's killer before Lincoln stops him. It seems like the gang has plans for Wyatt, and Alex is certainly hoping that these involve him getting revenge.
It seems that Scylla is more than what I've been led to believe so far. It's more than a means to bring down the Company, it's worth quite a bit to some of Gretchen's associates. Speaking of Gretchen, her "making things even" with Sara side story felt extremely forced. Sara's numerous flashback sequences felt more than a little redundant. I am well aware of the history between Gretchen and Sara and there was little reason to remind me about it at every possible opportunity. The bit where Gretchen gives Sara a chance to get even by taking a few whip cracks at her was borderline childish. Nevertheless, it did allow for some interesting exchanges between the characters.
Sara's confrontation about Michael's nosebleed, on the other hand, was better handled. There really is something going on with Scofield's condition, and I', definitely anticipating it being addressed in the near future. Sucre being shot was rather unexpected. It did give Sara the chance to use her medical skills and stitch him up, but it definitely didn't help in creating any remorse for Roland's final confrontation with Wyatt.
Wyatt was fantastic in this episode. His scenes with the General and Roland were well acted and entertaining to watch. The General suggesting the Scylla be moved, despite the logistic and security risks that such a move would present, was also great to see. Does this mean there's an opportunity for the team to exploit in the near future?
Don Self's role in this endeavor has been mostly reduced to that of an errand boy for Scofield. While he does have a decent scene with Gretchen and T-Bag, the rest of the time he's neither entertaining or useful to the team.
Overall, this episode featured some key developments that really pushed the storyline forward. Despite not getting their hands on the final Scylla piece, the team did manage to capture Wyatt, and I did learn more about Scylla - not enough to know what it is, but certainly enough to know that it's more than just a contact list.