Dr. Sara Tancredi is back!
Dwindling fans of the show will remember that she was killed and decapitated last season. But the resulting outcry prompted the producers to reconsider. The only slight complication: how to bring her back? Producers of PRISON BREAK have often been accused of absurd storytelling but this time I think they’ve devised an ingenious and completely plausible explanation.
Once Michael & Lincoln escape from the Panamanian prison (they morphed into birds and flew out – another story turn easy to buy), they enter a cantina to have a brew and discover Senor Wences is alive and still performing. He would now be 130 (but I don’t have a problem believing that). In his act he converses with the head in the box and sure enough it’s Dr. Sara!
Michael is overjoyed but now must face his toughest break-out yet. He and his brother must spring Sara from Senor Wences’ ironclad stage trunk. This becomes the 22 episode story arc for season four.
They enlist the inside help of “Johnny” (Wences’s hand) but is he a true friend or foe (two-handed)?
A further complication: “T-Bag” Bagwell suddenly falls in love with Sara, now that she’s just a severed head, his stated preference for women.
And still another thorny problem that will be addressed realistically: Sara hears her biological clock ticking and wants to conceive children.
This season promises to be action-packed with twists and turns even Chekhov would marvel at.
PRISON BREAK premiered Monday night. If you missed it I’m sure it’s available on line. Or you could always just rent BOXING HELENA.