Season 5 of #Fox's Prison Break has come to an end in spectacular fashion. The episode, titled "Behind the Eyes," came full circle as we finally found out what the tattoos mean on Michael's hands. With many twists and turns, it was a roller coaster ride from start to finish. There were several jaw-dropping moments, but if you're yet to see the episode, read on with caution as there will be spoilers.
What Were The Hand Tattoos?
For the duration of the season we had this burning question of what Michael's tattoos meant. It's finally revealed that the mysterious inkings were an exact rendering of Poseidon's face. Michael got this tattooed on his hands in order to gain access to Poseidon's control room. So it was all part of his massive master plan. We knew Michael was smart and calculating, but this was just pure genius.
This offers us a great sense of nostalgia because the very first episode of Season 1 revealed Michael's tattoos, which turned out to be the blueprints for Fox River State Penitentiary — the prison he was breaking his brother out of. It was an incredible and shocking scene and this new reveal feels a lot like that old one.
However, as much as the Season 1 reveal of #PrisonBreak was jaw-dropping, it doesn't come close to this new shock twist, which was probably the most ridiculous thing the show has ever done. It's the best scene of the season and potentially of the whole show. Simply mind blowing.
In an earlier episode we discover that Whip is T-Bag's son. This was a cool twist because it brings out a different side to T-Bag, one we haven't seen before. However, there wasn't much time for them to get to know each other, because Whip is fatally shot in the finale.
Whip was a new character this season, played by Augustus Prew. His loyalty to Michael was unwavering, which made him lovable to many fans. This also made it sad when he died because he deserved to live.
Michael Frames Poseidon For Murder
At the warehouse where Whip is murdered, Michael and Poseidon have a confrontation. It was revealed in Episode 7 that Poseidon's true identity is that of Jacob Anton Ness. Our protagonist doesn't seem to put up much of a fight when Jacob/Poseidon takes the gun off him, but the whys of that soon become clear. When Michael is running through the warehouse, with Jacob/Poseidon hot on his tail shooting away, Michael falls face down onto what appears to be snow. Snow in a warehouse? Seems odd, doesn't it?
Well, it turns out that clever Michael has led Jacob into a full-size diorama of the cabin exterior where Poseidon killed Harlan Gaines. This is the reason Michael was in prison again. It turns out Jacob had set him up for the murder that he had committed.
Michael is getting his own back on Jacob. Are you keeping up? It's complicated, I know, but oh-so cunning. Michael had this all set up from the start.
Poseidon Finally Meets A Sticky End
After Michael is exonerated and proves Jacob's guilt for the murder, the latter is arrested and taken to Fox River. This is where the season ends and it's brilliant because this is where the show kicked off and has now come full circle. We haven't been in Fox River since Season 1.
Earlier in the episode, T-Bag is also arrested and we don't see him again until the very end. Jacob is placed in his cell at Fox River and there is a foot dangling off the top bunk. T-Bag jumps down and you can see the fear in Jacob's face.
Paul Scheuring, the show's creator, confirms Jacob's death in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
"We can infer that Jacob is definitely dead about 15 seconds after the final episode airs."
Given who T-Bag is, you know that he is going to make Poseidon's death as painful and as brutal as possible. It's not in his nature to spare people pain, which in this case is very satisfying.
Will There Be A Season 6?
It's been a pretty suspenseful season filled with some memorable moments, but fans are still up in the air as to whether we'll be getting a Season 6 of Prison Break. To clarify, Scheuring told THR:
"There's a zero percent chance of the show coming back if we don't have a top-notch story. Right now, we don't have that story."
But he does go on to say:
"I would be open to it, but only if we can find a story that's going to knock your socks off."
We wouldn't want anything less than a top-notch story, so even if it doesn't happen next year, we might get another season of Prison Break in the future. If it doesn't happen, I wouldn't be too disappointed because the end of this season was so satisfying. If it ended there, then people should be happy with that because Michael and Sara got their happy ending, finally. There is also hope for a happy future for Linc, too. It was a great way to end the season and maybe even the show.
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