Perhaps no show to return during television’s revival era is as binge-worthy as Prison Break. With the series getting a second life thanks to new fans who are finding the series on streaming services (some reports peg it as one of the most-watched shows on Netflix), Fox decided to bring Prison Break back for an event series.
We’ve reviewed all the episodes of Prison Break Season Five so if you want to revisit the season with our reviews, you’ll find them below.
Prison Break Season 5 Episode Guide and Reviews
The opening episode of Prison Break Season 5 is an attempt to take the show back to its roots.
You know, I was ready to be much harsher on this episode than I was on the premiere but how can I hate anything with the line, “I wanna order a pizza.”
You know, the second I stopped trying to find a deeper meaning in Prison Break the more I started to enjoy it. I know, last week I talked about all these deeper themes they could be hinting at. That was the wrong way to approach the show. The right way is to just go along for the ride, biting your nails, wondering how the hell Michael is going get out of this one.
This is Prison Break right here. High stakes, near deaths, and dare I say character development? After the last two weeks I wasn’t sure this season could live up to the Prison Break legacy but with everything that went down in this episode and everything it sets up? We’re in for a wild rest of the season.
Michael being alive is the biggest “gimme” of the new Prison Break series. Let’s be real, he was dead at the end of the final “movie” of the series. There was no back door built in. He was legit dead. So when this series came around the first thought on every single fan’s mind was, “How the hell is Michael alive?”
This new season of Prison Break had the challenge of creating new ways for our team to “break out”. It may sound simple enough, but even in the original four seasons the show basically gave up having the main characters try to escape. It didn’t work. So how could they vary it up?
The conspiracy plot was eventually going to come to a head, wasn’t it?
Oh thank god Michael’s ability to hide secrets in drawings wasn’t actually encoded in Mike’s DNA. Before the episode ended I had this big plan to talk about how hilarious that notion was but thankfully it was all just a really elaborate set up by Jacob. I mean okay, I totally would have run with it but that would have taken a little of the credibility out of the show.
Why do fans love Prison Break? Is it for the titular prison breaks? Perhaps, but the only reasons those even register is because they’re deeply rooted in one thing. Michael and Lincoln’s relationship. The two would do anything for each other and the lengths Michael went to in order to save his brother proved how strong that relationship was.
Prison Break Season 5 Trailers
Prison Break Season 5 Synopsis
Wondering what’s going on plot-wise in the Prison Breakrevival? Here’s the official, lengthy synopsis straight from Fox:
PRISON BREAK is back and ready for its biggest escape yet. In the thrilling new event series PRISON BREAK, original series stars Wentworth Miller, Dominic Purcell, Sarah Wayne Callies, Amaury Nolasco, Robert Knepper, Rockmond Dunbar and Paul Adelstein are reunited for an all-new adventure spanning the globe and featuring the signature thrills and cliffhangers that were hallmarks of the original series when it aired on FOX from 2005-2009.
The original action drama centered on MICHAEL SCOFIELD (Miller, “The Loft”), a young man determined to save his convicted brother, LINCOLN BURROWS (Purcell, “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow”), from death row by hatching an elaborate plan to escape from prison. In the all-new event series, filmed on location in Morocco, clues surface that suggest a previously thought-to-be-dead Michael may be alive. Lincoln and SARA (Sarah Wayne Callies, “Colony,” “The Walking Dead”), Michael’s wife until he was assumed dead, reunite to engineer the series’ biggest escape ever, as three of Fox River State Penitentiary’s most notorious escapees, SUCRE (Nolasco, “Telenovela”), T-BAG (Knepper, “Heroes”) and C-NOTE (Dunbar, “The Mentalist”), are pulled back into the action.
“Prison Break” was an immediate critical and ratings hit when it premiered on FOX in the fall of 2005, garnering Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Television Series – Drama and Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama (Miller). The original producing team, including series creator Paul T. Scheuring, Neal Moritz, Marty Adelstein and Dawn Olmstead, will return to executive-produce the new series, with Scheuring serving as showrunner/writer.