PRISON BREAK’s Matt Olmstead Reveals the Truth about Sarah Tancredi

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Happy Fools Day everyone! Sarah Wayne Callies is returning to PRISON BREAK. What’s that? It’s not April first? WTF?!?!?

No joke folks, executive producer Matt Olmstead just confirmed in an interview with TV Guide’s Super Scooper Michael Ausiello that the team at PRISON BREAK has entered the Guinness Book of World Record’s. For the biggest shark jump ever.

Apparently, Sara’s head wasn’t in the box. Let the Michael Ausiello interrogation begin.

But initially it was supposed to be her head. What changed?
What changed was…. once we realized that the emotional hook of Season 3 was going to be the death of Sara, when we didn’t get the actress to do it, as soon as we wrote it and shot it, we realized that there was actually a way she could still be alive.

Interesting ‘story’ Mr. Olmstead. Here’s what we think Matt’s answer should have been:

But initially it was supposed to be her head. What changed?
Fake Matt Olmstead:
What changed was…. we’ve simply run out of ideas. I mean Michael’s been in prison, out of prison and back in prison again. If it wasn’t clear enough to the show’s dwindling audience, PRISON BREAK is running on empty. This show had one solid year of story in it, maybe two… You tell me, what else were we supposed to do for a fourth season?

Back to the real interview, Ausiello asked:

What changed for her that she’s willing to come back now?
She and I spoke a couple of days ago at length about what we have come up with creativelty for her character…

Again, here’s what Matt’s answer should have been:

What changed for her that she’s willing to come back now?
Fake Matt Olmstead:
She and I spoke a couple of days ago at length about what we have come up with creatively for her character… Oh who are we kidding. FOX is desperate to get this show to one hundred episodes. You know syndication, where the real money in television is made. So we backed up the Brinks Truck to her doorstep. No joke, Dominic [Purcell] drove it. I’ve posted photos on my Facebook.

So there you have it PRISON BREAK fans. The most unbelievable and implausible PRISON BREAK story-line since the time T-Bag sutured his own hand back on. But the big question remains, do you care? Will Sara’s return get you back on the bandwagon? Or is this the proverbial straw that broke the camel’s back? After-all, who really watched PRISON BREAK for the realism? Post away with your thoughts.

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  • Gman

    Hey don’t knock it, she’s back, I’m happy, job done.

  • SimplyKimberly

    I think your interview as so much closer to the truth.

    How in the hell they thought they could get away with just killing her is beyond me. Michael and Sarah are a huge draw for some fans and it hurt the show badly when they lost their freaking minds and tried to kill her off.

    Now Season 4 may be watchable. Oh who am I kidding? I love me some Dominic Purcell. I watch him just like I did Sawyer when LOST was diving into suckyville at the start of last season.

  • Kelly

    I stopped watching when they killed her and I admit I’ll come back with her return.

  • David Dean

    Kelly I agree with you…HOWEVER! The show has been WAY OFF IN WHO’S VILLE since second season…they shgould have had a happy ending for the last episode of season 2! oh well….I’ll c what it looks like this fall and maybe…who knows…I’ll give season 3 a chance past the first episode…which btw WAS HORRID!

    Lost had a little off skirt…but it was still interesting…(we just had no clue what was going on…) …I LOVE LOST MORE THAN ANY SINGLE SHOW WITH ONLY ONE EXCEPTION….a tie in fact… SCRUBS!

    Scrubs wins best comedy and Lost wins best drama…..

    followed by Two Guys and a Girl (Two Guys a Girl and a Pizza Place…season 1 and 2) for comedy and Law and Order: SVU for Drama…..



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  • Tim G.

    I think I’ve seen 3 episodes of Prison Break in total, but I have friends who are fans who’ve told me all about it. I would say the show has had a lot of credibility lapses in the past, but isn’t this jumping the shark while on one water ski wearing a straight jacket and flying through a flaming hoop while a big brass band plays for the audience?

    This is along the same lines as Damon & Carlton revealing last summer that Harold Perrineau would be coming back to Lost. I actually would have preferred that stay a secret so it would be all the more shocking once the reveal happened.

  • Aileen

    Wasn’t it kind of jumping the shark when they KILLED Sarah? So is this jumping back over the shark? Maybe the two shark jumps cancel each other out? Although I agree that bringing Sarah back is a little WTF, I’m also secretly glad. Sarah-Michael was part of what interested me in the show in the first place.

    Also, it is “sutured” not “suchered.” T-Bag sutured his own hand back on.

  • Thanks for the correction Aileen. I guess that’s what I get for using ‘google’ as my spell check!

  • You should use Firefox, TVaddict… it has built in spell-check! 😉

  • Aileen

    No problem. And not to press the point too much, but you managed to be extra creative and spell it wrong in a new way this time: “sutered” when it is in fact “sutured” with two u’s. See the link:

  • Hil

    I use both google and firefox to spell check, depending on if it is a namer or whatnot. I am pretty sure my spelling still sucks, but I have technology here to help with my deficiencies.

    I quit Prison Break when Sarah was killed. I am not sure if I’ll come back even if she does because the show has slipped in quality in other areas as well and I am no long sure they have any real end game for the story.

  • Nick

    This was easy to see a mile away.Her head in a box.L.J. not seeing her killed.
    i knew it would happen and im glad.This show can be all over the place but i still like it and she will only make it better.

  • 790

    Prison Break is the one show that I don’t care what they do as long as they keep going.

  • Kristen

    I think this is so stupid! I hate when they do this stuff! So where has she been this whole time? They just let her go?

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  • Debbie

    I hope its really goin to have an end