*SPOILER ALERT*. If you haven’t seen till episode 9 of season 3 of Prison Break, please don’t read this; it’ll spoil your fun.
In 2005, when Prison Break started, I was an avid follower of the series. Besides from being very good and thrilling TV show, it also contained fellow Swede Peter Stormare, who was performing excellently. The other main characters, unknown to me, have also been great actors, completely delivering in their respective role.
Season 1 was very exciting indeed, and season two was still good. However, with season 3 I believe they have really hit a new low mark. In basically every episode they’re almost on their way out of the Sona prison, and then it all goes to hell. Again, and again and again. If the plot at least evolved or something, but it’s basically the same thing over and over.
In the last episode, number nine in the third season, they managed to completely introduce a new character, imply many new paths and solutions, and then after 40 minutes, kill him off in the most ridiculous way. Pathetic, and a such a waste of everyone’s time.
Another thing in season 3 which was hugely disappointing is the killing-off of the character Sara Tancredi (played by Sarah Wayne Callies). Complete lack of emotion and how to deal with taking out a major character. I’m not opposing the fact that they decided to get rid of her (although it was a shame, and they had a good story going around her), but rather in the complete context-free approach they decided to take.
Just compare to when they took out Charlie (Dominic Monaghan)in the series Lost. They created a background to what happened, why it actually did happen and at the the end he almost got a complete episode about him when he died. It shows respect to the viewers who have grown fond of that special character, and, most all, it shows some logical drive behind what’s happening.
Tonight episode of season three of Prison Break will be aired. Please, oh please, shape up!