Cast: Sarah Jones, Jorge Garcia, Sam Neill, Parminder Nagra, Jonny Coyne, Robert Forster
Writers: Leigh Dana Jackson, Coleman Herbert
Director: Eagle Egilsson
Network: Fox, airs Mondays @ 9 p.m.
Original Telecast: March 26, 2012
While billed as the season finale of ALCATRAZ, the first episode of the two-hour finale was more of a setting the stage for the second hour which was actually the finale.
In “Garrett Stillman”, the Alcatraz retrieval crew is on the hunt for Stillman, a notorious thief that in the present day is once again up to his old ways robbing three armored cars in order to get to one particular box. Unknown to Madsen (Sarah Jones), Hurley (Jorge Garcia) and Hauser (Sam Neill), however, is that he is working with (or even for) Tommy Madsen (David Hofflin), grandfather to Rebecca Madsen.
The whole heist thing with Stillman and Madsen was more of the setting stage part of the episode for the finale and what will hopefully be more answers than questions since all we have now is questions. But we did see that Lucy (Parminder Nagra) was very open to the whole being from the past with Madsen and Hurley and how she wants to help with her knowledge of those that have jumped to 2012 – whether she is genuine or not remains to be seen.
Once again, it was the flashback to the prison in 1960 that provided more of a compelling story as Warden James (Jonny Coyne) asks Stillman to steal an inmate’s parole report and alter it so the inmate has a glowing record sending him out of the prison.
The guy James wants off the island is the same dude we saw earlier this season getting introduced to whoever or whatever was behind Door No.-1 in The Rock. We didn’t see what was behind the door but it was one of the many things the warden had going at the prison that probably wasn’t too legit.
Stillman gets the heist down in traditional PRISON BREAK style with a nice swerve and we see the guy leaving the island with the warden’s blessing and a cryptic message (both literally and figuratively) about being available when the time comes.
As usual, the show is building toward the warden having a lot up his sleeves and none of it good and all of it to benefit him in some way. It also goes to show the continued tensions between the warden and Deputy Guard Tiller (Jason Harner).
Things we learned in this episode of ALCATRAZ:
- Hauser doesn’t apologize.
- Hauser has a flaw – called an itchy trigger finger.
- Ford and the Legends of Alcatraz – because I always think of cars when I think of The Rock.
- There is a third key to Door No. 1.
- Lucy was a target for whoever has sent the inmates to the future (or whatever has happened).
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