History Headscratchers / PrisonBreak

19th Sep '14 9:23:39 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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-->'''{{Wentworth Miller}}''': The show is completely preposterous. But that aside, it's a great ride.

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-->'''{{Wentworth Miller}}''': -->'''Creator/WentworthMiller''': The show is completely preposterous. But that aside, it's a great ride.
23rd Jul '12 12:57:30 PM MrGhost
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**First of all, it's not the FBI, it's Homeland Security. Second, they wanted a team that was off the books, not to mention expendable. And third, and more importantly, they needed Michael Scofield. He was the key. The others were only there for Scofield's benefit. No one else was as smart as him and no one else could have pulled off what he did.
12th Jun '12 4:48:16 AM SeptimusHeap
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** Barely. It was touched on slightly in the first season, though YourMileageMayVary on how plausible the explanation is: [[spoiler: Linc's father, Aldo Burrows, was a Company operative who went into hiding after he tried to leak the details about a new energy source being developed by Steadman's company to the public. They wanted to use Aldo's son as leverage against him, so they faked Steadman's murder and got Linc put on death row for it. Also, Linc had a job at a warehouse used by Steadman's company--he had been fired from the job on the day of Steadman's murder, so they thought he would seem like a likely suspect if Steadman ever wound up dead]]. In theory, [[spoiler: if Aldo had actually surrendered to the Company early on, the Company might have pulled strings to get Linc released]].

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** Barely. It was touched on slightly in the first season, though YourMileageMayVary on how plausible the explanation is: season: [[spoiler: Linc's father, Aldo Burrows, was a Company operative who went into hiding after he tried to leak the details about a new energy source being developed by Steadman's company to the public. They wanted to use Aldo's son as leverage against him, so they faked Steadman's murder and got Linc put on death row for it. Also, Linc had a job at a warehouse used by Steadman's company--he had been fired from the job on the day of Steadman's murder, so they thought he would seem like a likely suspect if Steadman ever wound up dead]]. In theory, [[spoiler: if Aldo had actually surrendered to the Company early on, the Company might have pulled strings to get Linc released]].
30th Jan '12 3:49:59 PM TheMightyHeptagon
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** Barely. It was touched on slightly in the first season, though YourMileageMayVary on how plausible the explanation is: [[spoiler: Linc's father, Aldo Burrows, was a Company operative who went into hiding after he tried to leak incriminating evidence about a project being developed by Steadman's company. They wanted to use Aldo's son as leverage against him, so they faked Steadman's murder and got Linc put on death row for it. Also, Linc had a job at a warehouse used by Steadman's company--he had been fired from the job on the day of Steadman's murder, so they thought he would seem like a likely suspect if Steadman ever wound up dead]]. In theory, [[spoiler: if Aldo had actually surrendered to the Company early on, the Company might have pulled strings to get Linc released]].

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** Barely. It was touched on slightly in the first season, though YourMileageMayVary on how plausible the explanation is: [[spoiler: Linc's father, Aldo Burrows, was a Company operative who went into hiding after he tried to leak incriminating evidence the details about a project new energy source being developed by Steadman's company.company to the public. They wanted to use Aldo's son as leverage against him, so they faked Steadman's murder and got Linc put on death row for it. Also, Linc had a job at a warehouse used by Steadman's company--he had been fired from the job on the day of Steadman's murder, so they thought he would seem like a likely suspect if Steadman ever wound up dead]]. In theory, [[spoiler: if Aldo had actually surrendered to the Company early on, the Company might have pulled strings to get Linc released]].
30th Jan '12 10:01:53 AM TheMightyHeptagon
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** Barely. It was touched on slightly in the first season, though YourMileageMayVary on how plausible the explanation is: [[spoiler: Linc's father, Aldo Burrows, was a Company operative who went into hiding after he tried to leak incriminating evidence about a project being developed by Steadman's company. They wanted to use Aldo's son as leverage against him, so they faked Steadman's murder and got Linc put on death row for it. Also, Linc had a job at a warehouse used by Steadman's company--he had been fired from the job on the day of Steadman's murder, so they thought it seemed likely that he would want to murder his boss]]. In theory, [[spoiler: if Aldo had actually surrendered to the Company early on, the Company might have pulled strings to get Linc released]].

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** Barely. It was touched on slightly in the first season, though YourMileageMayVary on how plausible the explanation is: [[spoiler: Linc's father, Aldo Burrows, was a Company operative who went into hiding after he tried to leak incriminating evidence about a project being developed by Steadman's company. They wanted to use Aldo's son as leverage against him, so they faked Steadman's murder and got Linc put on death row for it. Also, Linc had a job at a warehouse used by Steadman's company--he had been fired from the job on the day of Steadman's murder, so they thought it seemed likely that he would want to murder his boss]].seem like a likely suspect if Steadman ever wound up dead]]. In theory, [[spoiler: if Aldo had actually surrendered to the Company early on, the Company might have pulled strings to get Linc released]].
29th Dec '11 5:19:59 PM TheMightyHeptagon
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** Barely. It was touched on slightly in the first season, though YourMileageMayVary on how plausible the explanation is: [[spoiler: Linc's father, Aldo Burrows, was a Company operative who went into hiding after he tried to leak incriminating evidence about a project being developed by Steadman's company. They wanted to use Aldo's son as leverage against him, so they faked Steadman's murder and got Linc put on death row for it. Also, since Linc had a job at a warehouse used by Steadman's company--since he had been fired from his job on the day of Steadman's murder, they thought it might seem likely that he would want to murder his boss]].

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** Barely. It was touched on slightly in the first season, though YourMileageMayVary on how plausible the explanation is: [[spoiler: Linc's father, Aldo Burrows, was a Company operative who went into hiding after he tried to leak incriminating evidence about a project being developed by Steadman's company. They wanted to use Aldo's son as leverage against him, so they faked Steadman's murder and got Linc put on death row for it. Also, since Linc had a job at a warehouse used by Steadman's company--since he company--he had been fired from his the job on the day of Steadman's murder, so they thought it might seem seemed likely that he would want to murder his boss]].boss]]. In theory, [[spoiler: if Aldo had actually surrendered to the Company early on, the Company might have pulled strings to get Linc released]].
29th Dec '11 1:54:38 PM TheMightyHeptagon
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* Was it ever explained why The Company needed to fake the VP's brother's death and frame Linc for it?

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* Was it ever explained why The Company needed to fake the VP's brother's death and frame Linc for it?it?
** Barely. It was touched on slightly in the first season, though YourMileageMayVary on how plausible the explanation is: [[spoiler: Linc's father, Aldo Burrows, was a Company operative who went into hiding after he tried to leak incriminating evidence about a project being developed by Steadman's company. They wanted to use Aldo's son as leverage against him, so they faked Steadman's murder and got Linc put on death row for it. Also, since Linc had a job at a warehouse used by Steadman's company--since he had been fired from his job on the day of Steadman's murder, they thought it might seem likely that he would want to murder his boss]].
12th Sep '11 4:39:34 AM mrsantichrist
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* Was it ever explained why The Company needed to frame Linc for a fake murder in the first place?

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* Was it ever explained why The Company needed to fake the VP's brother's death and frame Linc for a fake murder in the first place?it?
12th Sep '11 4:38:59 AM mrsantichrist
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* Was it ever explained why The Company needed to frame Linc for murder in the first place?

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* Was it ever explained why The Company needed to frame Linc for a fake murder in the first place?
11th Sep '11 10:17:49 AM mrsantichrist
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* The timeline is ALL out of whack. Based on Lincoln's execution dates, it seems like a maximum of six weeks could have passed between Michael entering Fox River and the break-out. However, in this period, they pass through a period of 100 degree days, then it snows, and then they go all the way to Pope's wedding anniversary in June. It's the Chicago area, so anything's possible, but it strongly suggests that they've somehow gone through four seasons in less than two months. Not to mention that Michael [[spoiler: dies in "The Final Break" on November 4, 2005 - suggesting that the entire series up to the four-year time skip happened over the course of three months.]]

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* The timeline is ALL out of whack. Based on Lincoln's execution dates, it seems like a maximum of six weeks could have passed between Michael entering Fox River and the break-out. However, in this period, they pass through a period of 100 degree days, then it snows, and then they go all the way to Pope's wedding anniversary in June. It's the Chicago area, so anything's possible, but it strongly suggests that they've somehow gone through four seasons in less than two months. Not to mention that Michael [[spoiler: dies in "The Final Break" on November 4, 2005 - suggesting that the entire series up to the four-year time skip happened over the course of three months.]]]]
* Was it ever explained why The Company needed to frame Linc for murder in the first place?
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