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
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Did You Know?
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
When Michael switches off the air conditioning there is a shot of a fan with sunlight beaming through. As the fan stops spinning the light coming through also disappears although in reality the pattern of the light beams would just change, but not disappear completely. See more
It's just math.
What if your math is wrong?
You'll drill into one of a dozen gas lines behind the wall. There'll be an explosion and we'll be burned alive.
But you're good at math, right?
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