Prison Break: Season 1, Episode 1

Pilot (29 Aug. 2005)

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Michael Scofield is imprisoned in Fox River State Penitentiary. He finds his brother, Lincoln Burrows, who is a death row prisoner, and tells him that he is going to break them both out of the prison.

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After getting an elaborate full-body tattoo and destroying all the notes in his office, Michael Scofield calmly walks into a bank and holds it up. At trial, he raises no defense and seems to voluntarily be going to prison. Inside, he reveals that he's the brother of a fellow inmate, one on death row for the murder of the vice president's brother. He also hints that he has a plan of some sort, which involves pretending he has diabetes and going to the infirmary for insulin injections, dangling information about an informant in witness protection in front of a mob boss, and striking up a friendship with an elderly con rumored to be D.B.Cooper. Meanwhile, a bishop who may stand in the way of Michael's brother's execution is murdered in his bedroom. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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When Sucre is waiting for Maricruz, he checks the clock which is at 10:15. But when Maricruz enters the room, the time is now a few minutes before 10:15. See more »

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Dr. Sara Tancredi: Tattoo looks fresh. Hold that. I guess, being a diabetic, you don't mind needles.
Michael Scofield: I'm Michael, by the way.
Dr. Sara Tancredi: Scofield. I've read your report.
Michael Scofield: And you are?
Dr. Sara Tancredi: Dr. Tancredi will do.
Michael Scofield: Tancredi like the governor? You're not related, are you? Wouldn't think you'd find the daughter of Frontier Justice Frank working in a prison. As a doctor, no less.
Dr. Sara Tancredi: I believe in being part of the solution, not the problem.
Michael Scofield: "Be the change you wanna see in the world"... What?
Dr. Sara Tancredi: Nothing. That was just my senior quote.
Michael Scofield: That was ...
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22 September 2008 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In Illinois, the structural engineer Michael Scofield tattoos his body, gets rid of papers in his office and botches a bank heist. Later he does not defend himself in the trial and is sentenced to the Fox River State Penitentiary, in Joliet. He befriends his cell mate Fernando Sucre and discloses that he is the brother of Lincoln Burrows, a man in the death row for murdering the president's brother but that swore to him that is innocent. Meanwhile, Bishop McMorrow that is a close friend of the governor and intends to claim for Lincoln's life is murdered in his bed during the night, indicating that political conspiracy is in course.

This pilot episode of "Prison Break" is engaging, showing an innocent man imprisoned and his young brother plotting a scheme to release him. I am not sure whether his theme can stand a whole TV series, but I liked this first show. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Piloto – Em Busca da Verdade" ("Pilot – Seeking for the Truth")


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