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What Happened to Dr. Sara Tancredi on Prison Break??

What Happened to Dr. Sara Tancredi on Prison Break??

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TANCREDI GOT THE AXE.

Yes, Dr. Sara Tancredi (Sarah Wayne Callies) was decapitated and her head stuffed in a box. So what really happened to SWC? TVGuide interviewed Prison Break executive producer Matt Olmstead to get to the bottom of things:

What was your understanding as to why she didn’t want to come back? It seems strange that she refused to return in any capacity. Doesn’t it seem strange to you? It looked like a pretty good deal on the face of it. We definitely came up in money. Thirteen episodes would have allowed the character to have a proper exit. We were willing to push the start date back [to accommodate her maternity leave], which would have meant her coming in [around] Episode 10, but that wasn’t accepted. So then we offered to come up [to Canada] before she gave birth and film at her house. Pretty good money and she wouldn’t even have to leave her house. That wasn’t accepted. So it was a little curious to me and to others why she was taking such a hard stance. [Maybe] she felt that she was made certain assurances about being part of the show this season. And in fairness to her, those assurances were given, because she was such a valuable member of the show…. Also, she’s up [in Canada]. She’s comfortable. She’s starting a family. Maybe she didn’t want to have to fly down and have to do this stuff. Or maybe she felt like she wanted to be part of the show [full time], not just half the season. Perhaps she felt a little jilted. Our [original] plan was to definitely keep her for [all of] Season 3, but after a couple of times of getting it kicked back from the network, we had to come up with a new idea and that necessitated her character being killed.

Read the full interview here.

Sarah Wayne Callies response via her spokesperson:

“As hard as we all tried, the Prison Break powers that be and I were unable to find a way to meet both the needs of the story and the needs of my family. We parted wishing each other well. I had a wonderful time working with the creative team and have a world of respect for all of them; they took great care of Dr. Sara. I’m also enormously grateful to the fans. They’ve been so gracious and supportive, and I hope they continue to enjoy the show.”

There’s also a video interview with Wentworth Miller, Amaury Nolasco, and Dominic Purcell with E! here.

WHY DO YOU THINK Sarah Wayne Callies didn’t return to Prison Break? Was it really all about the money?

WHAT DO YOU ANTICIPATE for Michael’s rebound romance?

P.S. Isn’t all the interaction between Michael and Lincoln talking through the gates getting really tired?

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# 1

Would it be too soon to say “jump the shark”?

# 2

I am SOOOO MAD! I knew it was going to be her decapitated head in the box though. It still pisses me off! And I can’t believe that Lincoln didn’t tell Michael right away! Damn you prison break! But Went is still the hottest sweaty man alive :)

# 3

her head is whats in the box. in three seasons i havent missed a episode. they killed her. no more sara and that makes me sad. :( its going to make me even more sad when scofield finds out that sara is gone.

# 4

I don’t understand why they would kill Sara off. They need her, every good show needs a love story. When Scofield finds out, that’ll be the end of him wanting to get out. This Sucks!

# 5
Fug Face Dwarftard @ 10/09/2007 at 12:05 am

i told yall.. It’s sara’s head in a box, sing along everyone! sara’s head in a box babe
It’s sara’s head in a box, sara’s in a box girl.

1: Cut off a head for the box
2: Put that head in that box
3: Make linc open the box
And that’s the way you do it
It’s sara’s head in a box… sara’s head in a box babe
It’s sara’s head in a box, sara’s head in a box girl! lmaoo

# 6

Prison Break is over for me. I find episodes without Sara very boring and I was only watching this season for the little glimpses of her or her name just being brought up, but now it is over for me. 2 years down the drain.

# 7

this show is officially dead. butchered like every other American show.

# 8

Honestly They should have brought in another actress and killed her off later. I think the character sara was too valuable to cut loose like this. Michael is going to go nuts when he finds out. He might even turn on or get really mad at Lincon if he holds the information back for too long. This is a big hit against fox.

# 9

It’s a shame they couldn’t come to a better decision than that. It was already said on the net what was discussed above. They couldn’t come to an agreement so the producers had to consider the rest of the cast and crew for the season. I don’t know why the “powersthatbe” are so hard sometimes but it’s their money; they run the show.
Let’s just hope if there’s a reunion, it’s polite and cordial.
IMO, SWC is better off leaving the show. She’s got potential; she’ll go far.

FUC* PB!!!!! Im never going to watch that shi* again!!!!

Oh that’s so sad. I really liked Sara and her and Michael made such a cute couple. It’s a shame she couldn’t have just left for a season or so, rather than having to kill her off. She will be missed and I am sure the show will go down hill from here. In fact I don’t think I am going to watch it anymore, I will be too depressed as Sara was such an asset to the show.
R.I.P Dr. Sara Tancredi

I hate to say this, really, but I stopped watching after the first season. The whole premise of the show, for me, really evaporated after that point. =(

Geez Relax people. if you know whats happening right now Sarah Wayne Callies aka Dr. Sarah Tancredi. is having a baby that is why shes refuses to be on season 3. listen people you never know whats going too happen…just like all the mysteries and the surprises comes out of Prison Break. (Shara’s Head in the Box) you never know…The company probably killed some other lady and put her head in the box. too try too trick Lincoln Burrows… again i want you guys too think about it. after Sarah Wayne Callies having her baby and returns to her normal life. she might return to the show and then producers will write her new scripts. you never know people….. =]

Prison Break is over for me.

Fox, and the writers must be stupid. What about the females watching the show? I think many of them was watching for MiSa & Sara, I know i was.

NesseGirl @ 10/09/2007 at 1:09 am

hmm. don’t hate me y’all, but I could care less. I hated Sara on the show– I don’t know if it was jealousy or if I just have a thing against girls– cuz I hate MaryCruz too. Anyways I just shrugged it off when I heard she wasn’t coming back, and now.. another shrug.

Jacqueline @ 10/09/2007 at 1:14 am

very dissapointed :(

Tonight’s episode of Prison Break was a shocker. I waited all week to see what was in the box. I expected to see LJ’s finger or something but not Sara’s head. I was not aware there were film and contract issues behind the scenes with Sarah Wayne Callies. Sucks that she won’t be a part of the show anymore. Best of luck as she tries to raise a family in rl. Hopefully the producers find a way to maintain the suspense from week to week or it’s gonna get boring soon.

piece of mind @ 10/09/2007 at 1:41 am

I don’t think the show will be interesting anymore

If you arent going to watch b/c sara is leaving you were never a fan of the show to begin with. This show was never meant to revolve around a romance, and if that is what you were watching it for then you should have never watched it in the first place. I mean did you really sit down and pick this show to give you a good romance, its called PRISON BREAK. Go rent Love Story. Her character did not bring that much to the show, they havent been together in ages and in two years we have gotten two kisses, a fake flower, goofy stares, and a very awkward I love you. This is an action show, and I am glad that we will finally be able to get to that w/o MIchaels constant moping about Sara. IMO I was sadder when Veronica died, and may I just say that Jodi Lyn O’Keefe is so good in her role. NOw there is a female lead for the show.

I loved Sarah. She was so nice, its a shame she has to leave the show.
Damn PB. I’ll still watch it because its a good show but its not going to be the same without her.

R.I.P. Dr Sarah Tancredi.

21 Christy : 10/09/2007 at 1:48 am
If you arent going to watch b/c sara is leaving you were never a fan of the show to begin with. This show was never meant to revolve around a romance, and if that is what you were watching it for then you should have never watched it in the first place. I mean did you really sit down and pick this show to give you a good romance, its called PRISON BREAK. Go rent Love Story. Her character did not bring that much to the show, they havent been together in ages and in two years we have gotten two kisses, a fake flower, goofy stares, and a very awkward I love you. This is an action show, and I am glad that we will finally be able to get to that w/o MIchaels constant moping about Sara. IMO I was sadder when Veronica died, and may I just say that Jodi Lyn O’Keefe is so good in her role. NOw there is a female lead for the show.

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I’m totally with you there. I can’t believe people are so up in arms about Sara dying. Personally I knew it was coming. I actually WANTED it to happen. But I also felt really sorry for her when they showed her head in that box. Sara lost progressively lost usefuleness after season 1 was over. I don’t understand why some people aren’t going to watch the show after this. It was never meant to be a love story…….If that’s what you’re looking for, go watch a soap opera.

Christy is soo right! i agree!
Prison Break is the #1 show ever!!!! i love it!! and wentworth is HOT!!!!!! im obssesed with him..oh and about sarah, yeah sucks but she’s missing out in kissing wentworth haha

how did they make that head? It’s kinda real.

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