13 Episodes 2007 - 2008
The third season finds Michael Scofield (Wentworth Miller) back in prison with disgraced FBI Agent Alexander Mahone (William Fichtner), ex-prison guard Brad Bellick (Wade Williams) and villainous Theodore "T-Bag" Bagwell (Robert Knepper). But Panamanian prison Sona is no Fox River---the inmates run the ruthless penitentiary on the inside while armed guards beyond the fence stand ready to shoot any would-be escapees. At the top of the prison pecking order is murderous drug lord Lechero (Robert Wisdom), who tells the new inmates that disputes are resolved via the gift of a chicken foot, which signals an inmate's desire to fight another to the death. Lechero immediately distrusts Michael for fear that his celebrity status as an escape artist may threaten his rule. Outside Sona, Michael's brother Lincoln Burrows (Dominic Purcell) tries to get his sibling transferred to another prison, but his efforts are derailed when Michael's love interest Sara Tancredi (Sarah Wayne Callies) and Lincoln's son LJ (Marshall Allman) are kidnapped by a merciless operative who calls herself Susan B. Anthony (Jodi Lyn O'Keefe). In order to save Sara and LJ, she tells Lincoln that Michael must locate fellow prisoner James Whistler (Chris Vance), who has information coveted by The Company, and break him out of Sona. Lincoln serves as the middleman between Michael and the operative while also relying on the help of Fernando Sucre (Amaury Nolasco), Michael's cellmate at Fox River, to facilitate the breakout. Similar to his first jailbreak, Michael must probe Sona's weaknesses, forge alliances with enemies, and stay one step ahead of personal agendas and unforeseen circumstances that threaten his escape.
Mon, Sep 17, 2007 60 mins
As Season 3 begins, Michael, Mahone, T-Bag and Bellick are all in Sona, a notorious Panamanian prison. "The worst of the worst are there," a U.S. diplomat tells Linc. The good news is that Linc has been exonerated, and Michael is to be transferred to a "more moderate" prison before his trial. But first Michael must deal with the prison's ringleader (Robert Wisdom). And the Company's interested in him, too. Meanwhile, Sara's missing.
Mon, Sep 24, 2007 43 mins
After Michael gets bad news from Linc, he sets out to find a prisoner named Whistler (Chris Vance), who holds the key to his freedom. That's easier said than done: Whistler is hiding in Sona because there's a price on his head, and Lechero (Robert Wisdom) is not about to help Michael find him. In addition, both Mahone and Bellick want to get to Whistler too. Meanwhile, T-Bag won't allow a little humiliation stop him from insinuating himself into Lechero's good graces.
Mon, Oct 1, 2007 43 mins
Someone slides an envelope containing a photo of Sara and LJ under the door of Linc's hotel room. It might contain clues to their whereabouts. The Company Operative (Jodi Lyn O'Keefe) in Panama City might help, too, but Linc must persuade her it's in her best interest to do so. And at Sona, Michael gets to know Whistler (Chris Vance); Lechero begins to lose confidence in his ability to shape events; and Mahone, who is in increasing need of his medications, meets the lawyer who'll defend him.
Mon, Oct 8, 2007 43 mins
After failing to rescue LJ and Sara, Linc receives an ominous warning from the Company; Michael plans an electrifying escape from Sona; a face from the past haunts Mahone; T-Bag crawls up the ladder while Bellick lands in hot water with Lechero.
Mon, Oct 22, 2007 60 mins
A new inmate enters Sona, unnerving Whistler and raising Michael's suspicions; Linc plans an ocean getaway with Sofia as Susan moves up the escape timetable; T-Bag makes a friend; and Sucre makes a deal with a devil.
Mon, Nov 5, 2007 43 mins
When an inmate is found murdered, Whistler becomes the prime suspect and Michael must prove his innocence in order to save his life. Michael also demands evidence from Susan that Sara is alive, or he won't help Whistler escape. Meanwhile, Linc and Sofia monitor the guards' morning rituals; and Mahone receives an offer that could get him out of Sona.
Mon, Nov 5, 2007 43 mins
As Linc, Sofia and Sucre arrive at the rendezvous point, each with a personal agenda, Michael uses his grief and anger as a cover for the escape plan. Meanwhile, Lang and Sullins transport Mahone to Panama City for his court date, at which they tell him that he'll have to disclose everything he knows about the Company.
Bang and Burn
Mon, Nov 12, 2007 60 mins
The Company has given Linc four days to get Whistler out of Sona, but Susan B. decides to act on her own, bypassing Michael, who finds a new ally in Sona. Meanwhile, Lechero faces a challenge from Sammy; Linc and Sucre try again to rescue LJ; Sofia learns some new things about Whistler; and Mahone, still strung out, testifies.
Mon, Jan 14, 2008 60 mins
Michael finds himself in solitary confinement and must talk his way out. His interlocutor: Sona's new commanding officer. Meanwhile, Susan B. finds a way to keep Linc motivated; Lang has a parting gift for Mahone; Sucre makes another delivery to Sona and Susan B. makes him an offer; T-Bag makes Whistler an offer and Sofia confronts him; Bellick's refusal to mop up a mess puts him in a very messy situation; and a mysterious American woman travels to Panama to see Michael.
Mon, Jan 21, 2008 60 mins
Michael heads back to shore up the escape tunnel, and T-Bag enlists Bellick to display his gladiatorial skills once again as the battle between Lechero and Sammy for control of Sona comes to a head. Meanwhile, in Panama City, Linc does a computer search on "Gary Miller," and Sucre has two meetings with Susan B.
Under & Out
Mon, Feb 4, 2008 42 mins
Michael begins a new effort to tunnel out of Sona, joined by Lechero, Whistler, Mahone, Bellick and T-Bag. They are a team in name only. Then the weather causes a change in plans, requiring some last-minute assistance from Linc and Sucre. In Panama City, Susan B. threatens Sucre with the worst thing he can imagine. She also wants to see Sofia.
Hell or High Water
Mon, Feb 11, 2008 42 mins
The escape attempt succeeds for some, if not all, of the escapees, and those who make it receive assistance on the outside from an unlikely source. But one escapee inadvertently leaves something behind.
The Art of the Deal
Mon, Feb 18, 2008 43 mins
Michael and Linc make their way to Panama City and their date with Susan B., but Whistler isn't with them. Meanwhile, Mahone waits for an appointment at a Panama City cantina; and McGrady and his father run into a roadblock on their way out of the country. Back at Sona, Sucre pays the price for the escape, while T-Bag comes to Lechero's aid and also takes stock of the new landscape behind the walls.