For a moment, let's return to the events of the Prison Break finale. Michael was successful at bringing down the Company, but not without the casualties, in this case, his mother Christina. Kellerman returns and gets everyone out of their loopholes--well, all but T-Bag, who was imprisoned for everything he's done. Four years later, Mahone's got a new wife, and Sara's given birth to her son. And Michael, as we all know, died. We should also remember that there is a feature-length episode, "The Final Break", that will be released on DVD in July, and it will explain everything that happened in those four years, including Michael's death. The catch is, that one's been leaked online. Well, not exactly. "The Final Break" was, surprisingly, aired in other countries. Originally composed of two episodes--"The Odd Ball and Chain" and "Free"--it was first aired in Israel, which was the version that leaked, and will be aired in the UK tonight. For obvious purposes I shall talk about what happened in those episodes, although I won't leak as many details, because technically we already know what happened. But that won't stop me from posting this warning: there are possible spoilers up ahead, so unless you've seen it or are planning to buy the DVD, skip this part now! To Read More Click Here .
Prison Break - I gave up on PB after season 2, and I have mentioned previously, never thought it lived up to the excitement of Season 1. That being said, I know PB has had a big following on SideReel...so were you guys ready to see it go? Were you satisfied with the somewhat shocking ending? 4 seasons aired. Sit Down, Shut Up - This show seemed to have a pedigree for success - from Arrested Development writer Mitch Hurwitz and with voices of Development faves Will Arnett and Jason Bateman (and other funny people too), this animated show even had what could have been a funny premise: self-centered teachers working in a small Florida fishing town (and as a born and raised Floridan...I know there's humor here somewhere). Somehow though, all of these combined forces still amounted to a show that wasn't very good. 4 episodes aired. King of the Hill - I don't think we should be too sad about this show's demise, as it lasted for an impressive 13 seasons. Hill always existed somewhat under the radar as it aired in conjunction with the widely-praised and unending The Simpsons , but it too was an accomplishment in the world of cartoons. Again, 13 seasons aired. Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles - I'm guessing that this show's cancellation will draw the most ire amongst the SideReel community out of any canceled show from any network this season! In fact, in a sitewide poll, more of you wanted TSCC saved than the now-saved Chuck on NBC (which also mirrored the results of E!Online's very popular Save-One-Show Campaign). There is not a doubt in anyone's mind that this one was canceled too soon, so it will forever have to live on as a member of the brilliant-but-canceled community. 2 seasons aired. Which FOX cancellation has left the biggest hole in your heart?
The womenfolk (and some of the men) might find themselves whistling at Prison Break 's Whistler when Fox's Mental premieres this Tuesday at 9 pm. Chris Vance, whose Dr. Jack Gallagher bares almost all in one of the very first scenes, gave us a look at the House-like drama and the tightrope it must walk in depicting mental illness. The London-born actor also comes clean on Prison Breaker Wentworth Miller's hygiene habits. To Read More Click Here .
Oh, you cliffhangers. How you fill our summer months with frustration. We despise you for denying us any closure, but we love you at the same time - because in the land of television, a season usually ends with you, or it ends forever. This week we focus on some edge-of-your-seat endings, and a few we won't lose sleep over. Welcome to Top Moments, to-be-continued edition. 11. Toughest Break: Yes, it's a far cry from the happily ever after that "MiSa" fans held out for. But Prison Break 's daring decision to send Michael to the one prison he can never escape deserves our respect. He loved well and lived hard. 10. Cleanest Break: The Bachelor nearly broke the drama meter a few months back, so The Bachelorette 's premiere resets it at zero with a break-dancing contest between two of the guys vying for Jillian's affections. It ends with break-dance instructor Michael getting a rose and pompous fitness model Greg getting served. (Did we just sound really cool or really old?) 9. Undercooked Roast Award: Jeffrey Ross' roast of the Dancing with the Stars cast has its bright moments ("Belinda Carlisle... I love the way you're dressed like a hooker from Battlestar Galactica "), but he loses points for letting Denise Richards off scott-free. What happened, Jeff? Did you spend too much time coming up with that "Can I marry you?" line for Melissa Rycroft? Because she's heard that one before. Anyway, Congratulations to Shawn Johnson for an Olympic win. 8. Most Pointless Cliffhanger: 90210 's finale reveals that Ethan has secretly taken a shine to Silver - and the two share a smooch that suggests a pending love triangle with Dixon. But shouldn't 90210 have explored this plotline earlier, since Ethan's not expected to come back next season? 7. Best-Timed Cliffhanger: On Breaking Bad , all of Walt's problems come to a head at once as he tries to carry out a major meth deal as his partner discovers heroin and his wife goes into labor. What makes this especially well-timed? The season is still underway. We get to see how this one resolves next week, not next year. 6. Worst Cliffhanger: Who is Mike marrying on Desperate Housewives ? Susan? Katherine? Who cares? As charming as James Denton might be, Mike Delfino hasn't had good romantic chemistry with a girlfriend on the show since pipes were made of lead and plumbers also foretold the weather. To read The First Five Click Here .
It has become a readable trait that producers decide to kill a character or two to bring a twist of story or when they meet a dead end for the character's development. Throughout this midseason, deaths in the finales seem to be a popular option among the writers, most probably due to recession. Many are eliminating the secondary characters but not a few decide to let go the main character. But which has the biggest shock value? To Read More Click here .
Entertainment Weekly has a nice interview with Prison Break Executive Producer Matt Olmstead about why they chose to end the show as they did. You've been warned...spoilers ahead: PB Boss Talks Series Finale Sound off about the finale! Was it a fitting conclusion? Did it anger you? Discuss!
* Farrah's Story (9 pm/ET NBC) Farrah Fawcett's battle with anal cancer began in 2006 and continues today. Over the past three years, the 62-year-old former Charlie's Angel star videotaped her thoughts and chronicled her medical treatments in the U.S. and Germany, using her own home video camera. The result is this highly personal account of her life since being diagnosed and becoming a renewed target of paparazzi and tabloids, which she also addresses. Also appearing and commenting are Ryan O'Neal, Kate Jackson, Jaclyn Smith, Alana Stewart (who shot most of the footage) and Jim Fawcett, the actress's father. * Prison Break (8 pm/ET Fox) Here's the deal: Christina and Pad Man both have someone Michael wants desperately (the wounded Linc and the pregnant Sara, respectively), and Michael has something Christina and Pad Man want desperately (Scylla). Michael is also being chased by a gazillion cops, and Mahone has his own agenda, so...We'll stop now, except to note that tonight's two-hour series finale is also a Prison Break reunion. (OK, Haywire, Tweener and Bellick couldn't make it back, but you get the idea.) * America's Funniest Home Videos (8 pm/ET ABC) In these tough economic times, vacations are often at the top of the list when families need to cut back. In tonight's two-hour, 19th-season finale, it comes down to three contestants who have already won $100,000, a tidy sum that could certainly fund more than a few fancy getaways. But their travel plans would be solved for decades when one of them comes away with the grand prize: a membership in the Disney Vacation Club, which offers the victor a choice of worldwide destinations for 50 years. * Numb3rs (10 pm/ET CBS) The fifth-season finale is an emotionally demanding hour in which Amita is kidnapped by a manipulative, self-deluded guru (a scary James Callis, best known as Baltar from Battlestar Galactica) who fancies himself to be a modern-day messiah. Amita is the latest addition to his all-female tribe, but he has a specific mission for her. That mysterious mission becomes Charlie's obsession to figure out so he can locate and rescue Amita before it's too late. * Ghost Whisperer (8 pm/ET CBS) With Jim and Melinda finally together again and a wedding on the horizon, it would seem that the fourth season would come to a close on a happy note. But a mysterious visitation by a ghost leads Melinda to fear for the life of her unborn child. Guest stars include David Clennon and Bruce Davison. * Don't Tell the Bride (8 pm/ET BBC AMERICA) It takes a brave bride to give her groom free rein in the planning of their wedding, and that's the basis of this British reality series, which gives cash-strapped couples $20,000 toward their big day - but there's a catch, of course. The bride-to-be is separated from her fiance in the weeks leading up to their nuptials, which he'll plan entirely on his own. From the invites to her wedding dress, it's all in his hands. Talk about pressure! Source Here
So, it's the end of the road for us, Michael and Lincoln. I honestly didn't expect it to last this long, but we've had a pretty good run--many ups and downs, many surprises, many flips, many deaths, and everything else in between. But really, now. Who would've thought that Prison Break would last four seasons? It is, after all, initially the story of a man who intentionally gets himself imprisoned so that he can break his wrongfully-accused brother out. Unless they wanted Michael to attempt breaking out for four seasons, which would be ridiculous, this show was good for, say, a season or so. But many factors meant this was to stay, not to mention the stuff that you enjoyed--perhaps ogling at Wentworth Miller, for instance. (I had to say that. Sorry.) And then it became clear that there's a lot more to the show than just, well, a prison break. The Company was bigger than initially thought. The Fox River Eight became the focus, until some ended up dead or stuck inside Sona. Michael and Sara ended up together. The Company's still at it, and now, we're all tracking down Scylla, trying to take down the people that started the entire thing in the first place, and not without a few bombshells in the process. Yep, the fact that Michael and Linc aren't brothers. The cancellation, the producers said, was a creative decision more than anything. The story's been told, and it'd be weird if this stretches out for longer. While some think it should continue, and some thing the show's lost its plot in the middle--why would the supposed brothers get themselves in trouble so often anyway?--I've got to say Prison Break has succeeded, and for four years, we were hooked, somewhat so. It's been a good run, and it's a good thing they're ending it on their own terms. Which brings us to tonight's two-hour series finale. Things aren't exactly going well for Michael when we left them last week: Christina's shot Lincoln, asking for the Scylla, while T-Bag's captured Sara, asking for the Scylla. A decision's got to be done in the next five hours--that's the time frame his mother had in mind--or else all of what Michael's gone through will go down the drain just like that. What will he choose? Will he finally dismantle the Company? What is the end game? Will everything ever be normal, or whatever poses as that, for everyone? Then again, they said it wouldn't be a happy ending for all. Prison Break wraps everything up tonight from 8pm on Fox. And, for perhaps the last time, adios. Source Here
24 - Season 1, 11:00 P.M.-12:00 A.M. Sorry to admit it, but I lost interest in 24 near the beginning of last season, and have been unable to get back into it since. That being said, the show has had some great seasons, and though people debate which one is their favorite, none for me have ever outdone the thrilling first season, and its thrilling conclusion. Spoiler alert The death of Jack's wife (followed by the now infamous silent countdown clock, reserved for only the most solemn of '24' events) was simply the most unexpected, surprising and fantastic ending that I could have possibly fathomed. Unlike other shows, this shocking event also taught us that important people actually die in 24, which made future seasons all the more exciting. Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 2, Becoming (1 and 2) I knew I wanted to put a Buffy finale on this list, and I had a difficult time choosing between Season 2 (the one I ultimately selected) and Season 3 (because Graduation was pretty awesome too...). However, I decided that nothing topped the delving into Angel's past and Buffy's realizing that she would have to kill him (Angelus). Then throw in that Angel's soul gets restored after all, but Buffy still had to send him to Hell...you know, to save the world (as Angel's blood is the only thing that will do the trick). Man oh Man, talk about tragedy. This was definitely Buffy at its finest... Alias - Season 1, Almost Thirty Years Episode after episode of Alias 's first season would conclude with a giant cliffhanger that made you go crazy waiting for the next week to arrive. So, it shouldn't be surprising that nothing outdid the Season 1 Finale's cliffhanger. Spoiler Alert The giant Rambaldi device is destroyed by Sydney, simultaneously releasing a ton of water. While Sydney manages to get through a closing door and escape the tidal wave, Vaughn is seemingly left to drown. However, most importantly, Sydney finally comes face to face with "The Man" and her season ending words are..."Mom?" (who mind you, was supposed to be dead; thus, Mom is not only not dead, but alive and evil). Friends (1994) - Season 4, The One with Ross's Wedding (1 and 2) Since our finale list has been heavy on the dramas, it's only fair to recognize a comedy finale. Friends had a few great season finales (also loved Season 5's One in Vegas), but I am especially partial to this one, as it also happened to be the first episode that I ever watched of the series (what a great way to start)! This episode was a comedy of errors in relation to all things Ross's wedding, culminating in his marriage-ruining "Rachel" slip at the altar. However, I also loved this finale as it was the beginning of the Chandler/Monica pairing, which provided great new direction for the comedy in its later seasons. Prison Break - Season 1, Flight Like 24 , Prison Break for me was a show that couldn't maintain the excitement of its earlier seasons. Nothing outdid the show's first season (in my opinion), which you might have guessed, climaxed when the guys actually achieved the show's title and broke out of prison ! We had some serious violence in this episode; I will never forget T-Bag's hand getting hacked off. Other huge revelations: Sarah ODing, Steadman's alive!, the President gets assassinated and the guys don't catch their plane, thereby setting up Season 2. What have been your favorite season finales?
The two-hour Prison Break finale is just right there--this Friday already?--and there's still a lot of questions raised, especially with the episode that aired last week. Lincoln's shot, Sara's in captivity, and Michael's got to choose between the two. And we all know the finale won't give happy endings to at least two people. So, what exactly? I fear I don't have answers, but there are some clues as to what might happen. Which means this--the next paragraphs contain spoilers. Consider that a warning. Okay. Surely you've heard about some details that SpoilerTV leaked out--that Michael will die. Apparently, the flash-forward last scene in the finale will see Linc, Sucre, Mahone, Sara and her kid visiting Michael's grave. Apparently, the events surrounding the death will be expanded in the extra two episodes that will be released on DVD. Apparently, he decided to sacrifice himself to save Sara, because he figured he'll die anyway, with him having a tumor and all. That sounds pretty valid, but I thought, they can't just give this one up that easily, right? The only thing I can definitely vouch for is that there will be more than one death in the finale. E! Online's Kristin Dos Santos leaked that there'll be two male deaths, and two females will be taken hostage. She also says a female character will bite the dust. (Speculation alert: Christina?) Add to that the character who'll take a bullet to the chest (Linc?), the character who returns to Fox River, and the character who ends up in an electric chair, and we have more questions all of a sudden. Perhaps the big question, especially for MiSa fans, is this: are they going to have a happy ending? I thought they would, but suddenly everything's up in the air. "We literally cried tears of joy at the present-day ending of Prison Break," Dos Santos spilled in her column. "The future ending of Prison Break, on the other hand, brought a different kind of tears. There's quite some time between the present and future endings, so technically, Michael and Sara do have a happy ending." And they say that time gap is roughly four years. Hrmmm. If she's referring to a different Michael--will the kid really be called Michael?--then you can imply what I'm thinking here. Ahh, the heck, let's just watch it this Friday. Source Here