September 4, 2011
Rarely has the viewer experienced a character such as T-Bag. He is a villain at its best. He preys on young prisoners to fulfill his own sexual needs and doesn’t care who knows it. He is responsible for at least one of these young men’s suicides. Somehow he manages to weasel his way into Michael’s escape plan by sheer luck of good old eavesdropping. T-bag is the man viewers love to hate. When T-bags hand was chopped off with an axe by Abruzzi at the end of season 1 fans cheered!
Viewers do get to view a more seemingly human side of T-Bag through flashbacks such as the time he tried to live a somewhat normal life by establishing a relationship with a single mother, trying to be Cole Pfeiffer, respected salesman but he just couldn’t hack it.
In the end Michael lets the group decide what should happen to Theodore Bagwell and they vote to send him back to prison where he belongs and what he deserves. He was the only member of the Fox River Eight to be returned to prison.
In his final scenes though when he is portrayed whistling to a boy to hold his pocket and you see that old sadistic smile across his face it makes you wonder, is he being punished or enjoying being “King of the Prison” once again?