This post contains SPOILERS.
We start of the finale 6 minutes (in canon) before the events at the end of the previous episode. Here we see that Jacob has Sarah tied up downstairs and that he is aware that Michael is coming because he planted the map. Of course, we know most of this already, the real kicker comes when we find out that Van Gogh has entered the room upstairs. Here we see that he really doesn’t want to do this anymore, that this isn’t what they signed on for. I was honestly shocked when A&W shot him. It’s really sad when the only reason they’re doing it is because they believe Michael killed someone they care about, when in fact it was Jacob who did it.
When we see Sara running after Mike and Jacob it really warmed my heart (and broke it a little) especially when Michael had to pull her back and calm her down. This brings us into one detour of having to take Lincoln to the hospital after being shot. With this being the last episode, possibly forever, they really did try to pack in as much action/drama as they could and it honestly worked.
After this we get a team up with Michael, Sara, T-Bag, and Whip. While they’re making plans Jacob uses his charm, and his relationship with Mike, to convince him that Michael is the enemy and wants to hurt them. It was a really sad moment when he shouted at Michael over the phone, but it spurred the group on to finish their revenge against Jacob and end things once and for all.
First, we see Michael break into Jacob’s secret office. At this point we don’t know what exactly what he’s up too, but he threatens Jacob and forces a meet. Elsewhere, we have Sara at the hospital. On her way out she goes to speak to Van Gogh. It actually broke my heart a little when he asked her to just let him die. I appreciate that he turned over to the good side in the end because as we’ve discovered. he wasn’t going after Michael because he was evil, but because he was trying to avenge someone he cared about. He was also one of Jacob’s victims.
The best scenes, however, came from T-Bag and Whip. We see them show up at a motel and T-Bag is trying to set a good example. Explaining that killing is wrong and the only reason he would do it in this situation is because it’s for the greater good. Besides this father-son time, we finally get some answers about the Elvis impersonator! Naturally, he was a former inmate who Michael helped out and owed him a favour.