Prison Break (2005–2017)
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Trouble is inevitable in the prison, with a race riot imminent. Michael has problems retrieving a screw from the bleachers. Veronica receives a security tape that shows Lincoln shooting Terrence Steadman.


Michael W. Watkins (as Michael Watkins)


Paul Scheuring (created by) (as Paul T. Scheuring), Paul Scheuring (as Paul T. Scheuring)

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dominic Purcell ... Lincoln 'Linc' Burrows
Wentworth Miller ... Michael Scofield
Robin Tunney ... Veronica Donovan
Amaury Nolasco ... Fernando Sucre
Peter Stormare ... John Abruzzi
Wade Williams ... Brad Bellick
Sarah Wayne Callies ... Sara Tancredi
Robert Knepper ... Theodore 'T-Bag' Bagwell
Rockmond Dunbar ... Benjamin Miles 'C-Note' Franklin
Muse Watson ... Charles Westmoreland
Paul Adelstein ... Paul Kellerman
Camille Guaty ... Maricruz Delgado
Al Sapienza ... Philly Falzone
Anthony Starke ... Sebastian Balfour (credit only)
Kurt Caceres ... Hector Avila


Taking the first steps in his plan, Michael looks for a bolt in one of the yard bleachers. The seat he chooses, unfortunately, belongs to white supremacist Teabag who takes away the bolt, refusing to return it unless Michael proves himself in an impending race riot. The problem is that his connection for Pugnac, the drug he uses to fake diabetes, is black and obviously won't help him if he fights with the supremacists. The mob boss John Abruzzi, meanwhile, is growing more impatient for the whereabouts of the informant Michael tracked down, and is threatening to take the information by force. On the outside, Veronica receives a videotape proving that Lincoln is guilty of his crime, but then receives word that a witness who could have testified on Lincoln's behalf was murdered before the trial. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <>

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Release Date:

29 August 2005 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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To break up the prison riot, a canister of CS tear gas is tossed into the fracas. The same type of gas is what the FBI inserted into the Mount Carmel compound on day 51 of the Waco siege in 1993 to try and force the members of the Branch Davidians religious sect out; some people have claimed that the gas' volatility is what sparked the three fires that began at around noon and quickly engulfed the building, resulting in 76 deaths. See more »


T-Bag, his cell-mate and Michael are in T-Bag's cell. His cell-mate is holding both the long screw and the stick in his hand, going to put the stick in Michael's pocket, but when his hand reaches Michael's pocket - the screw is gone. See more »


Lincoln Burrows: It can't be done, Michael. No one's ever broken out of Fox River.
Michael Scofield: Every single step's already been mapped out. Every contingency.
Lincoln Burrows: Every contingency? You may have the blueprints to this place but there's one thing those plans can't show you - people. Guys like Abruzzi. You so much as look at these cats the wrong way, they'll cut you up.
Michael Scofield: Far as the rest of these guys are concerned, I'm just another con, doin' his time. Stayin' out of trouble.
Lincoln Burrows: You don't go lookin' for trouble in here, it just ...
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End Credits Theme
Composed by Ramin Djawadi
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The Intensity Level Rises
23 February 2015 | by RbDerajSee all my reviews

The intensity level of this episode went way up from the pilot episode. Michael Scofield is not as invincible as he thought and his plans could easily be messed up by the one factor that he had not considered. The other people in the prison. Prisoners can turn on you at any minute, and it is a very dangerous unpredictable place. The situations seemed more real and believable as it was all more daunting and threatening. I am not sure how they are going to stretch the story on for 79 more episodes, but I am now more interested to find out. The ending was a perfect cliffhanger and left you wanting more which is just what a weekly show needs. Good episode.

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