Prison Break: Season 1, Episode 6

Riots, Drills and the Devil: Part 1 (26 Sep. 2005)

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Michael's idea to get more drilling time by provoking a lock-down backfires horribly.



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Frustrated at the Warden's defiance, the people who want Lincoln dead decide to circumvent the penal process by enlisting an inside man to take Lincoln out himself. Headcounts keep requiring Michael to be back in his cell at regular intervals, and the interruptions are making it impossible for him to finish his work. Sucre tells him that the guards don't bother with counts when there's a lock-down, so he disables the air conditioner circuits on his next trip out. With the temperature rising, the cons start causing trouble, and a lock-down is announced. Unfortunately, tempers have already flared past the boiling point, and a riot breaks out before the cells can be closed. Oblivious to the chaos going on, Michael and Sucre go behind the wall together to work on drilling through one of the last walls to an abandoned sewer line. One guard, escorting Lincoln, gets caught by the prisoners and dragged back to general population. In the course of preparing to torture and kill the beaten man, ... Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <>

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According to the DVD commentary track, the original script called for an image of Jesus on the cross to be projected on the wall, with the nails in his hands indicating two of the points for drilling. FOX would not permit that, however, concerned that Christians would be offended; thus the producers were forced to revise the script, substituting an image of the Devil for that of Jesus. See more »


In the beginning of the episode, when Michael is about to go through the hole in the wall, when he unscrews the toilet and moves it, the bricks that were knocked out, were still there. See more »


Theodore "T-Bag" Bagwell: So you see "friends"... Either I'm through that hole with you, or I'm gonna sing like Johnny Cash!
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Riot and New Breaking-Out Associate
28 September 2008 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

The Powers That Be orders Paul Kellerman to use an insider to get rid off Lincoln. Meanwhile Michael and Sucre plot to stop the ventilation of A-Bay to provoke a riot with subsequent lock-down to permit them to drill a wall in their escape route, using an image of the devil to indicate the drilling points. However it becomes an uncontrolled full-scale riot and T-Bag accidentally discovers their passage and runaway scheme. Dr. Sara Tancredi is threatened in the infirmary by the violent prisoners and Michael sees the situation in the surveillance camera. Meanwhile Veronica and Nick discover that the anonymous phone call to the police denouncing Lincoln was originated in Washington DC.

"Prison Break: Riots, Drills and the Devil: Part 1" is so far the best episode of this engaging series. The great acting is associated to a thrilling story, very-well developed characters and an original and intriguing plot. Now the situation in the prison seems to be reaching a climax and it is the sixth episode only. My vote is ten.

Title (Brazil); "A Rebelião – Parte 1" ("The Rebellion – Part 1")

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