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Prison Break Season 1 Episodes

22 Episodes 2005 - 2006

This taut thriller, a paean to brotherly love, follows hunky Lincoln Burrows (Dominic Purcell), who faces execution for a murder he didn't commit, and his brainy brother, Michael Scofield (Wentworth Miller), who tries to save Linc as Season 1 opens\ by springing him from prison. To do it, Michael robs a bank with the intention of getting caught so he can be sent to Fox River penitentiary in Illinois, where Linc awaits execution for killing Terrence Steadman, the brother of Vice President Caroline Reynolds (Patricia Wettig). Linc, a troubled ex-con, was framed for Steadman's murder by a shadowy syndicate known as the Company, which controls many powerful figures in business and government. Michael, a Chicago structural engineer, knows Fox River's layout intimately. He also has layout plans tattooed on his body---all the better to plot and dig a tunnel. Once inside, Michael is harassed by guard captain Brad Bellick (Wade Williams) and befriended by Warden Henry Pope (Stacy Keach), who treats him almost like a son. Also treating Michael warmly is prison doctor Sara Tancredi (Sarah Wayne Callies), a recovering drug addict and the daughter of the Illinois governor (John Heard). The brothers' ally on the outside is lawyer Veronica Donovan (Robin Tunney), Linc's former girlfriend. Among the inmates they encounter are Fernando Sucre (Amaury Nolasco), Michael's lovelorn cellmate; cunning psychopath Theodore "T-Bag" Bagwell (Robert Knepper); Benjamin "C-Note" Franklin (Rockmond Dunbar), an Army vet who was unjustly dishonorably discharged and whose family thinks he's in Iraq; pickpocket David "Tweener" Apolskis (Lane Garrison); mob boss John Abruzzi (Peter Stormare); Charles "Haywire" Patoshik (Silas Weir Mitchell); and Charles Westmoreland (Muse Watson), an aging lifer who may or may not be the legendary airline hijacker D.B. Cooper.

Episode 1


Mon, Aug 29, 2005 42 mins

In the series pilot, Scofield arrives in prison, where he aligns with a former mob boss, and gets an offer from the warden while launching the plan to free his framed brother. Scofield: Wentworth Miller. Lincoln: Dominic Purcell. Veronica: Robin Tunney. Warden Pope: Stacy Keach. Abruzzi: Peter Stormare.

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Episode 2


Mon, Aug 29, 2005 60 mins

Michael's efforts to obtain things he needs put him in the middle of an erupting race war; Abruzzi loses patience with Michael; and Veronica sees video evidence that helped convict Lincoln, who tells her his side. T-Bag: Robert Knepper. May Tag: Brian Hamman. Leticia: Adina Porter. Giles: Keith Diamond. C-Note: Rockmond Dunbar. Falzone: Al Sapienza. Bellick: Wade Williams. Abruzzi: Peter Stormare. Scofield: Wentworth Miller. Lincoln: Dominic Purcell.

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Episode 3

Cell Test

Mon, Sep 5, 2005 60 mins

Abruzzi is urged to put more pressure on Michael, who tests Sucre with a secret; Veronica goes looking for Leticia; LJ is sentenced to do penance with his father, who's asked whom he wants at his execution. Leticia: Adina Porter. LJ: Marshall Allman. Haywire: Silas Weir Mitchell. Sucre: Amaury Nolasco. Bellick: Wade Williams. Veronica: Robin Tunney. Kellerman: Paul Adelstein.

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Episode 4

Cute Poison

Mon, Sep 12, 2005 60 mins

Michael's new cellmate shows too much interest in his tattoos; Sucre gets an unwelcome surprise visitor; and Veronica gains an ally in appealing Lincoln's case. Haywire: Silas Weir Mitchell. Sarvinn: Frank Grillo. Maricruz: Camille Guaty. Hector: Kurt Caceres. Michael: Wentworth Miller. Veronica: Robin Tunney. Sucre: Amaury Nolasco.

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Episode 5

English, Fitz or Percy

Mon, Sep 19, 2005 60 mins

Kellerman leverages Pope to get Michael transferred; Nick finds flaws in the surveillance tape fingering Lincoln; and Michael makes a test run through the hole in his cell. Also, the link between Michael and Lincoln gets out. Fink: Joe Minoso. Nick: Frank Grillo. Kellerman: Paul Adelstein. Veronica: Robin Tunney. Pope: Stacy Keach.

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Episode 6

Riots, Drills and the Devil

Mon, Sep 26, 2005 60 mins

Part 1 of 2. Michael creates a problem with the air conditioning to buy more time out of his cell, but it puts Sara---and his whole plan---in jeopardy; Kellerman gets help on the inside to deal with Lincoln. Bag: Robert Knepper. Bellick: Wade Williams. Sara: Sarah Wayne Callies. Sucre: Amaury Nolasco.

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Episode 7

Riots, Drills and the Devil

Mon, Oct 3, 2005 60 mins

Conclusion. Bellick cozies up to the governor and his hard line against the rioters; Abruzzi lends a hand in laboring on the escape route; Veronica and Nick get a scare in D.C., when they trace the anonymous call that fingered Lincoln. Governor: John Heard. Gus: Peter Reinemann. Fletcher: Michael Stoyanov. Ron: Morocco Omari. Pope: Stacy Keach. Abruzzi: Peter Stormare. Nick: Frank Grillo. Veronica: Robin Tunney.

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Episode 8

The Old Head

Mon, Oct 24, 2005 60 mins

Pope gives Bellick free reign to find CO Bob's killer; the threat to Veronica and Nick is proved valid; Lincoln's son is threatened. Westmoreland: Muse Watson. L.J.: Marshall Allman. Hale: Danny McCarthy. Lisa: Jessalyn Gilsig. T-Bag: Robert Knepper. Kellerman: Paul Adelstein.

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Episode 9


Mon, Oct 31, 2005 60 mins

Abruzzi experiences a loss of power; Lincoln makes contact with LJ; Michael loses patience with T-Bag's ways; another doctor gives Sara information about Michael's past; and Veronica and Nick take a new approach that yields valuable information.

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Episode 10

Sleight of Hand

Mon, Nov 7, 2005 60 mins

Michael must play his ace---and thus cost an innocent life---to keep the plan going; the Secret Service boys get an overseer; Veronica finds why the victim in Lincoln's case was killed. Quinn: Michael Gaston. Falzone: Al Sapienza. C-Note: Rockmond Dunbar. Gus: Petere Reinemann. Abruzzi: Peter Stormare.

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Episode 11

And Then There Were 7

Mon, Nov 14, 2005 60 mins

Bellick is suspicious of someone visiting Michael, who asks a new con to perform his old job to retrieve a key element; an old con finds new reason for wanting in on the escape; and Quinn has trouble tying up loose ends.

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Episode 12

Odd Man Out

Mon, Nov 21, 2005 60 mins

Alliances and suspicions form as word gets out that there are one too many on the escape team; a collateral cost to keeping the plan alive has a profound effect on Abruzzi. Maggio: Rich Komenich. Maricruz: Camille Guaty. C-Note: Rockmond Dunbar. Tweener: Lane Garrison.

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Episode 13

End of the Tunnel

Mon, Nov 28, 2005 60 mins

On the eve of Lincoln's execution, Michael has to break him out of solitary to make the escape; Veronica goes public with what she knows; and Kellerman shows no boundaries in protecting the conspiracy.

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Episode 14

The Rat

Mon, Mar 20, 2006 60 mins

The night before Linc's scheduled execution, Michael's escape plan fails, and the would-be escapees must get back to their cells without being caught. It won't be easy. Nor will it be easy for Dr. Sara to persuade her father, Gov. "Frontier Justice Frank" Tancredi (John Heard), to grant clemency. But Veronica and Nick have a legal card left to play---and Michael has one more trick up his sleeve---to keep Linc out of the electric chair. Vice President Reynolds: Patricia Wettig.

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Episode 15

By the Skin and the Teeth

Mon, Mar 27, 2006 60 mins

As he awaits his execution, Linc thinks he sees someone from his past in the viewing chamber. Meanwhile, Veronica presses to have Terrence Steadman exhumed to determine if the body is in fact Steadman's. And it's back to the drawing boards for Michael, who's looking for "a new way out of here." Vice President Reynolds: Patricia Wettig.

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Episode 16

Brother's Keeper

Mon, Apr 3, 2006 60 mins

A flashback episode reveals details about the crime that landed Linc on death row, explains Michael's motives for helping his brother, and looks at reasons why other characters wound up at Fox River. For Sara, the road began in a hospital's drug dispensary. Sucre needed a wedding ring for Maricruz (Camille Guaty). C-Note got a taste of military injustice. And T-Bag found love---for a while.

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Episode 17

J Cat

Mon, Apr 10, 2006 60 mins

The work crew in the guardroom is being stymied by a new crew member---Tweener---and new carpeting, and that means the hole in the floor has to be fixed fast. Meanwhile, Sara tells Pope what she found on Michael's burned back; Brinker tells Kellerman the identity of the man who dropped off the evidence in the judge's chambers; and Linc gets a new execution date.

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Episode 18


Mon, Apr 17, 2006 60 mins

In the psych ward, Michael must keep Haywire off his meds so he'll be able to replace the missing part of Michael's tattoo. Elsewhere, T-Bag and C-Note team up uneasily to raise money to keep Michael and Sucre's cell in friendly hands; LJ's charged with killing his mother and stepfather as well as attempting to kill Kellerman, who's told by Brinker to lay off Linc, which displeases the vice president. And Nick runs into a man in a trench coat. He's not at all happy about it.

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Episode 19

The Key

Mon, Apr 24, 2006 60 mins

Kellerman is the first to arrive at the scene of Linc's accident, followed almost immediately by a Good Samaritan. This does not please Westmoreland. Back at Fox River, Tweener's situation with his cellmate is growing desperate; Abruzzi returns a new man, but T-Bag has an old score to settle; and Michael has figured out a new escape route, but needs an infirmary key to make it work. And in Montana, Terrence Steadman has a tense phone conversation with his sister. Nika: Holly Valance.

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Episode 20


Mon, May 1, 2006 60 mins

Bellick's discovery puts a gaping hole in Michael's plans and adds an urgency to his recalculations. Meanwhile, Linc is back in an isolated cell, where he's shackled to a wall; Veronica and Nick arrive at an impasse; Vice President Reynolds (Patricia Wettig) feels the heat from her powerful supporters; and Michael confides in Sara. He also completes the Taj Mahal model for Pope. Gov. Tancredi: John Heard. President Mills: Daniel J. Travanti.

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Episode 21


Mon, May 8, 2006 60 mins

Michael, shank in hand, confronts Pope in his office as the escape plan begins to unfold. And while Bellick remains bound and gagged, his truck is found in the parking lot. In Chicago, meanwhile, Nick tells Veronica about his double life while Sara struggles with her decision about whether to help Michael.

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Episode 22


Mon, May 15, 2006 60 mins

All the escapees but two make it over the wall, but that doesn't mean they're home free. Meanwhile, Pope finds out that Sara "had a thing" for Michael; Brinker tells the vice president that the Company is cutting her off; and Veronica finds Terrence Steadman's Montana hideout. Gov. Tancredi: John Heard.

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