Jun 5, 2009

The one with Prison Break: The Final Break

This script is from the video left by Michael Scofield to Agent Alex Mahone to give to Lincoln and Sarah before he went to the chapel to get her out of prison...

Michael Scofield: Well, if you're watching this, I'm glad. Because that means you're safe. And that's all I ever wanted. I wish I could... be there with you. But as you probably know now, I wouldn't have much time anyway, so.. I've made my choice, and.. I don't regret it. Anyway, not too long from now, there's going to be another Scofield running around. You know we spend so much of our lives, not saying the things we want to say. The things we should say. We speak in codes, we send little messages. Origami. So now, plainly, simply, I want to say that I love you both, very much, and I want you to promise me that you are gonna tell my child how much they are loved everyday and remind them how lucky they are, to be free, because we are free now. Finally, we are free...

~In Memory of Prison Break~

I am forever going to be haunted by the look in his eyes when he said that. He's a DMG as my college friend used to say. A Double Meaning Guy. "We are free" is not as simple as it seems, knowing Michael from the TV series, it might be cryptic.
I'll miss their show. There are a few TV shows nowadays which make you think and grip the arm chair or struggle with a pillow to muffle any sound you'll make because of the utter excitement you can't contain from watching each episode.
I'm a bit sad that it ended this way although it is more meaningful as an ending. Being free is defined in the story as not as simple as physically out of prison. Freedom has been given a heightened sense of value. For Michael, it only means keeping his loved ones safe, even if it means sacrificing his own life.

People should admire this movie for letting us remember that historically (not just in the movies), our forefathers and their forefathers before them, fought for their freedom with their lives.

Sadly, life doesn't have much meaning lately to most people that the word freedom is lost somewhere behind trivial issues like video scandals instead of putting our minds into more important matters such as protecting the world we live in during these tragic times.
The rain is still pouring outside. Sleep abandoned me in the middle of the night because of the endless noise created by my favorite neighbor and the wind lashing at window panes and doors on each balcony. Hopefully, this restlessness will subside so I can put my mind at ease and think that the world might change for the better tomorrow.