Diana Vacc sees “Prison Break” Season 5 Episode 2 “Kaniel Outis”

by Diana Vaccarelli

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On April 11, 2017, Prison Break: Episode 2 Kaniel Outis aired.  In this episode Michael contacts Lincoln through a young boy who delivers a note that tells Lincoln to find the “Sheik of Light,” who will help Michael escape from Ogygia Prison. Meanwhile, Sarah develops her own investigation into Michael and has an uneasy reunion with Paul Kellerman, who now works for the State Department.

THE GOOD:

  • Writer/Creator Paul T. Scheuring brings us an episode with intense action scenes. One of my favorites is when Lincoln is searching for the Sheik and is involved in a fight to help innocent children escape an abandoned building – and the whole thing turns into a car crash! Watching this scene, I was on the edge of my seat with my fingers crossed the whole time. Another great action scene that made me feel the pain occurs when Michael schemes his way into the prison infirmary to gain pain killers and is beaten by the guards. 
  • Again we are treated to exceptional performances. Each actor brings new levels and surprise to the characters.  Dominic Purcell, who plays Lincoln Burrows, demonstrates his love and desperation while trying to convince Sheba, a local woman, to help him find the Sheik of Light. Wentworth Miller shocks us with the complexity he brings to Michael. The warm embrace between Michael and the terrorist leader when the terrorist comes out of solitary confinement shows us how much Michael has changed. And Sarah Wayne Callies, who portrays Sarah, clearly demonstrates the character’s inner conflict, especially when she meets with Paul Kellerman.       
  • I continue to admire how this show begins to answer questions and then develops more questions. It keeps you guessing and wanting more. 

THE BAD:

  • The only disapproval I have with this episode is how Michael Scofield is now friends with the Isil organization. What have you done, MICHAEL!? I feel a personal sense of betrayal but will stick it out at least until I learn…”WHY?”{ 

THE REST:

  • Being a diehard Prison Break fan I continue to be excited for each new episode.  I urge you to give this show a chance and am confident that if you do you’ll become a fellow fan with ME!!!

Diana Vaccarelli is TVWriter™’s Critic-at-Large and one of the finest people we know. Find out more about her HERE