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the real mystery of Prison Break

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

I was talking to my friend Jess last night after Prison Break, and you know, in spite of all the government conspiracy stuff, we've decided the real mystery of season two is:

Why can't Lincoln button his shirt?

Seriously, why can't he? I mean, if you're a con on the run trying to blend in so you won't get caught and sent back to prison, wouldn't it be a good idea to NOT walk around with your shirt open to your navel, especially if you always seem to have a visible wound of one kind or another? But yet every week Lincoln skulks about with his shirt flapping open.

Let's review the facts:

1. Lincoln's shirt has buttons. I've seen them!
2. Sometimes Lincoln's shirt is buttoned. Never all the way, granted, but sometimes a few of them are fastened.
3. But yet, mere moments later, his shirt is open to his navel again!
4. Lincoln has just escaped from prison, so he needs to be inconspicuous. Despite this, he seems to think that 'hiding' involves things like: standing on the sidewalk by a stolen car with a visible head wound and, naturally, his shirt flapping open. And then NOT MOVING when someone notices him.

So is this all part of the conspiracy? In a later episode, will Michael and Lincoln have to race against time to get Lincoln a t-shirt? I sure hope so, because otherwise it means that either a. Lincoln can't button his shirt (which is sad) b. Lincoln thinks the unbuttoned shirt look 'totally works for him' (which is even sadder) or c. Lincoln's only sweat glands are in his chest as a result of bizarre government experiments conducted on him while he was in prison (a real stretch, but a better option than a. or b.)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sure, sure, Linc and his shirt. But I manage to never notice because all I'm doing is staring at Michael, imagining Michael naked, imagining Michael naked with me, and stuff like that. And also C-Note.

More to the point: Michael/Sara OMG AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!


September 12, 2006 8:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this was my biggest question during the first eps of this season. hmm, you're a tall, good looking guy. walking around with your shirt open is not the best way to keep it on the DL.

but then i remembered FASTLANE, and how -- while running down a beach, in pursuit of a drug-running cartel -- Van would whip off his shirt. i guess that the fabric created too much drag, too much wind interference.

so i think the problem is that Linc watched Fastlane. that's my theory and i'm sticking to it.

-- shana

September 12, 2006 12:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am totally on board with an episode where Linc and Michael race against time to get Linc a shirt. Especially if it's - gasp! - a T-shirt! Or a sweater! Think of the dramatic possibilities! WHAT WILL HE DO? Will he artfully rip the collar a la Flashdance? Do the old pull-the-hem-through-the- collar-to-create-a-bikini-top-thing the way young girls do? I would not put it past Mr. Burrows.

Linc! Poor, dumb Linc the Sink. Last night he at least had a bit of an excuse for not adjusting his shirt, but he had full use of his hands every other episode! Both of them attached, unlike T-Bag!

Also, I have watched That Scene so many times tonight, it's sad. You know what I'm talking about!


September 12, 2006 11:59 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth Scott said...

k, you are SO right about Michael and Sara. The phone call...SIGH.

And shana, I never thought of the 'fabric creating too much drag' problem! I think your theory works!

Jess, dude, I made a clip of THE SCENE. Let me know if you want it. (And ah ha ha at Linc going for the Flashdance look. Because now I can see it! 'dude, the collar just ripped all the way down to my collarbone on its own!'

September 13, 2006 12:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

E -- *I* want a clip of The Scene! Please?


September 18, 2006 12:35 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth Scott said...

Kaelie, I'm sending it to you now! If you don't get a download link in your mailbox by tomorrow morning let me know, okay?

Oh, and sorry about the blog entries showing up all screwy on lj. I figured out the problem--freaking blogger and it's dislike of italics--and hopefully it should be fixed.

September 18, 2006 12:57 PM  

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