Prison Break (2005–2017)
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The Rat 

With the pipe to the infirmary replaced and Lincoln's life hanging in the balance, Michael must rethink his plan to escape and save his brother's life. A fellow inmate may hold the key to preventing Lincoln's execution.


Kevin Hooks


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

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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
Marshall Allman ... LJ Burrows
Wade Williams ... Brad Bellick
Robert Knepper ... Theodore 'T-Bag' Bagwell
Rockmond Dunbar ... Benjamin Miles 'C-Note' Franklin
Sarah Wayne Callies ... Sara Tancredi
Muse Watson ... Charles Westmoreland
John Heard ... Governor Frank Tancredi
Frank Grillo ... Nick Savrinn
Lane Garrison ... David 'Tweener' Apolskis
Matt DeCaro ... Corrections Officer Roy Geary
Tracy Letts ... Peter Tucci


With the unexpected fail of Michael's plan, the five frustrated inmates return to the storage room. Michael begs Sara to talk with Veronica and Nick first to see the evidences and to ask for clemency to her father. Meanwhile Nick and Veronica appeal in court of Judge Kessler and request an exhumation of Steadman remains. Michael learns that if something goes wrong with the electric chair, the execution is delayed. He uses a rat to short-circuit the electric installation, but David overhears the conversation and rats Michael's talk to Captain Bellick. Sara stays with Lincoln in his cell; later Michael and Veronica have a last meeting with him and he talks with his son LJ by phone. When Lincoln is walking to the electric chair, the governor calls to say that he had reviewed the process and denied the request of clemency. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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20 March 2006 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Matt DeCaro (Corrections Officer Roy Geary) also played a brief role as a Correctional Officer In U.S. Marshals (1998). See more »


Michael says in the intro of an earlier episode that authorities will put 15000 Volts in his brother's body for a crime he did not commit unless they both escape, but in "The Rat" C.O. Geary warns C.O. Bellick to be careful while opening the electric chair's fuse box because there is "2000 V inside". See more »


Lincoln Burrows: You letting me win, Michael?
Michael Scofield: No...
Lincoln Burrows: Mm hmm, show me your cards.
Michael Scofield: I'm not going to show you my cards.
Lincoln Burrows: Show me your cards!
Michael Scofield: I'm not going to show you my cards!
Lincoln Burrows: Give me your cards!
[grabs the cards out of Michael's hand and slaps them on the table]
Michael Scofield: [sheepishly] Gin.
Lincoln Burrows: Funny that...
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Boring after the first 15 min
20 March 2006 | by shawnpatrlSee all my reviews

Ep 14 Started out good, then became watered down for the last half, it's like they figured we had been without it for so long we wouldn't care if the episode was watered down. I have to say i'm disappointed Fox needs to stick with what made the show so successful. And the report that the footage of the escape that is being show on promotions are just that, promotional footage, that has nothing to do with this season, it was only shot to be a "teaser ad" . This is wrong on fox's part. Also due to the show popularity it has been extended to 44 episodes and will take place over 2 seasons half chronicling the escape and the other half the lives on the run (someone watch the fugitive lately?) Well we saw it happen with lost they'll keep beating this horse till it's dead and gone. Fox has burned us again, thanks fox, for ruining this good show, and one of the best series it has (Kitchen confidential) please leave 24 alone its the last one you haven't destroyed completely (not sure tho after killing tony this week).

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