In this episode of Prison Break, titled “Phaecia,” Michael and Linc find a way out of the city, A&W and Van Gogh continue to be one step behind Kaniel Outis, and Cyclops pursues Michael, Linc and the rest of the men from Ogygia across the desert.
Michael, Lincoln, Ja and Whip are trapped as ISIL closes in. Michael is determined to get out, but Whip points out that he’s burned through all of his contingency plans: truck to border, train and airport. Lincoln suggests they seek out Sheba’s friend Omar. They can’t trust him, but he’s their only option.
It Ain’t America, But It’ll Do
In spite of having a bounty on their heads, the group tracks down Omar, who is heading to Phaecia, located hundreds of miles across the desert. The place’s biggest appeal is it is an ISIL-free zone. Omar makes a deal with the men. If they can get a car of his out of a parking lot located a few blocks away, they can follow him. Once in Phaecia, he’ll get his friends to help Michael and company out of the country.
They leave Whip behind to keep an eye on Omar, and he turns his back long enough to get knocked unconscious.
The guys get the car and manage to make it back despite being ambushed by ISIL soldiers in the parking garage. They realize Omar set them up, hoping to collect that fat reward.
They return before Omar’s able to leave. Whip wants to kill Omar, but Lincoln points out they still might need him. Omar promises to lead them to Phaecia, and Whip promises if Whip tries to screw them over again he will die.
A&W and Van Gogh Get a Lead
Poseidon bails out Van Gogh and A&W. Van Gogh wonders why Kaniel Outis would kill Ramal, believing them to be allies, but A&W says it isn’t their job to ask questions, just to find and kill Outis, and that’s what they’re going to do.
Kellerman has been replaced by Agent Kishida, who is told by the higher-ups that Kellerman had been looking into 21-Void, and they need his files. They think he got too close and was killed for it. Kishida says he’s been looking into the files himself and has come up with nothing but dead ends.
Kishida is ordered to look into the possibility that there was an insider involved, someone anywhere along the evidence chain. But Kishida is in league with A&W, Van Gogh and Posiedon. He calls A&W to let her know they have to meet soon.
It turns out A&W used to work for the NSA. She was part of Team Eye in the Sky for 10 years and witnessed innumerable atrocities during that time. She had to sit idly by helpless, until Poseidon recruited her. He gave her a chance to do something about it.
Lincoln gets a call from Sheba, and she informs him they made it to Jordan and are leaving for the US soon. She’s grateful to Lincoln for getting them all out and tells him there’s nobility in him. Linc offers to buy her a drink once they all get back, which seems optimistic given their current circumstances.
A&W still has a contact at the NSA, a former flame named Tricia, who gets them inside to observe. They pick up Sheba’s phone call, giving them a hit on Michael’s current location. They use a drone to keep an eye on the cars.
Van Gogh places a call to an associate of Ramal’s and identifies himself as a friend from far away. Van Gogh claims that Ramal was a great visionary and offers his condolences. Van Gogh says they want the same thing — to eliminate the men who killed Ramal — and Van Gogh knows exactly where they can find them. Word spreads to other ISIL members who are freeing Cyclops from Sid. He wants to come with them, but they refuse.
But Cyclops heard the call and knows which direction to go, so he commandeers a vehicle and heads out on his own.
Michael’s Mystery Man
The group stops for gas, and Michael logs on to deal with Poseidon. (Yes, they have Internet in the middle of the desert.) The man he talks to has a thick southern accent, but Michael isn’t able to see him, which means neither are we. ISIL approaches, and Michael orders the man to take a screen capture and holds up his palms. (Michael has acquired a multitude of new tattoos in his travels.)
Shooting begins, and Omar gets hit. NSA is monitoring the fight and wonders how the militants found Michael, giving a sideways glance to A&W.
Omar has a gun with one bullet in the chamber. Whip shoots at a nearby gas truck, triggering a huge explosion. They bought themselves just enough time to hop back into their cars before Cyclops closes in.
Omar dies, which means that Michael, Linc and the other men have no idea how to get to Phaecia. Linc wants to head back, but they don’t have time to debate what comes next because Cyclops opens fire on them. They’ve got no other choice but to go further into the desert.
NSA decides to pull the drone, and A&W’s contact orders her and Van Gogh out. It’s too big of a coincidence that as soon as they find Kaniel Outis in Yemen, rebels show up to take him out. She realizes A&W isn’t just doing surveillance, and Tricia accuses A&W of using her to do some black op.
After the assassins leave, A&W tells Van Gogh she’s growing tired of chasing Outis. Van Gogh remarks that Outis spent a lot of time in the gas station with ISIL on his tail. What was he doing in there?
Like Ishtar But Funnier
Michael, Ja, Whip and Linc have no idea what direction they’re going. They’re still being pursued by Cyclops, who Michael recognizes after spotting him through a pair of binoculars. Cyclops has stopped, knowing he has more gas, and all he has to do is follow the tire tracks of the other two cars. The ISIL attack prevented the good guys from filling their tanks, and they are going to run out.
Michael comes up with a plan. He decides to use a hose to transfer most of the gas from one tank into the other, leaving just enough to create two sets of tire tracks. Cyclops will be forced to choose which one to follow. The men draw stones to decide who heads to freedom and who deals with Cyclops. Michael winds up being the decoy, and even though Linc doesn’t want to leave him, Michael assures his brother he has no intention of dying. (Been there, done that.)
Cyclops takes the bait, and Michael has to figure out his next move. Michael is running on fumes, and he leads Cyclops towards a large outcropping of rocks. Cyclops loses him for a moment but then sees the Jeep heading down an incline. It rolls to a stop, and Cyclops looks inside to find a rock embedded against the accelerator.
Michael approaches Cyclops’ vehicle from behind on foot, climbs in and takes off. Unfortunately, Cyclops has a machine gun, and Michael gets stuck in the sand. Michael manages to disarms Cyclops, and the two fight until Michael jams a screwdriver into Cyclops’ good eye. But Michael gets sliced as well. He makes it into Cyclops’ car, but he’s bleeding heavily.
Whip regrets leaving Michael and wants to go back, but Linc tells him that when Michael takes on the world, the world loses. Michael can’t find Lincoln’s tracks, and Cyclops’ car runs out of gas. (Consider getting hybrids, guys.) Michael heads out on foot.
Ja hears birds and tells Linc to pull over. The sky is full of gulls, and as far as Ja knows, gulls only have interest in the sea. They decide to follow the birds towards the sea. They make it to Phaecia where they’re greeted by people who are expecting to see Omar. Linc tells them that Omar had to go somewhere safe because of the war but that he said they could arrange for a boat.
Linc regrets leaving Michael and realizes that if his brother doesn’t find the tracks by nightfall, he’s doomed. Things look grim for Mike as he lays down in the desert and his life flashes before his eyes. But then something lights up the night sky: fireworks. Omar was traveling to Phaecia to deliver them. Not guns or drugs but fireworks. Michael is able to find his way to the small village, but he’s injured badly and there isn’t a doctor in the house yet.
A&W and Van Gogh find the man that Michael contacted from the gas station. When he opens the door, he’s dressed like Elvis (jumpsuit Elvis).
Are you eager for Sara and Michael to reunite? Could Elvis be Poseidon? What happened to T-Bag? Why do the assassins have such stupid names? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.