Prison Break

Season 3 Episode 8

Bang & Burn

2
Aired Monday 8:00 PM Nov 12, 2007 on FOX
9.4
out of 10
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659 votes
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Episode Summary

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Susan jeopardizes Michael's life as she puts her own escape plan into motion. Whistler's past catches up to his girlfriend. The Company goes after Lincoln and Sucre. Justice prevails for Mahone. Lechero sheds light into an empty tunnel.

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  • Mistake

    9.0
    at exactly 37:20 you can see the guy on the helicopter being killed, and as he falls you see that Michael and the other guy is not holding on the helicopter's rope Lol
  • This episode uses a technique that I like that is: everything can end today, the technique was well explored, but this episode make things worse and the complication create can only end in the next episode, but this episode is great.moreless

    9.0
    Presentation Phase - » (10/10). Another perfect introduction for this episode, Whistler will be rescued by the Company and because of that, they don´t need Michael or Lincoln, so they have to be eliminated, this make the episode very interesting.



    Complication Phase - » (9/10). Michael and Lincoln are in danger because the company thinks that they don´t need them anymore. Lechero has his own problems in his administration but is helping because Michael has no idea how to break out form Sona. Mahone is having is usual drugs problems. Whistler girlfriend´s discovering some truth about Whistler seems like a setup.



    Climax Phase - » (8/10). The bang and burn, I didn´t think that was great, could be better.



    Ending - » (10/10). The type of ending that makes you want to see the next episode, badly.



    Time and Scene Management - » (10/10). It´s very hard to notice any filler, all the scenes seems necessary to the development of the plot.



    Plot Details/Holes- » (9/10). So many shots and both Whistler and Michael weren´t hit.



    Details/Progress (To point A to B) -» (8/10).I think this episode delivered the usual progress, there are setups, Mahone storyline is over, there are a new plan to escape, there was another break that failed and the company failed to kill Michael and Lincoln too. If you had missed this episode, you would miss some relevant happenings.



    Suspense/Tension - » (8/10)*2. The tension in this episode is very good, there are 4 scenes that was filed with suspense.



    Drama - » (10/10). Actually this time, I liked Mahone drama, there are explanation and you can feel sorry for him this time. This boy in Sona, even if he is filler, his drama was nice too and had some sadness in it. Sofia worries are nothing attractive. Gretchen has a big problem.



    Surprises/Shocks/Twists - » don´t expect anything from this department.



    What I liked -» Almost all the scenes.



    What I Didn´t Liked -» Sofia scenes, I didn´t care.



    This episode uses a technique that I like that is: everything can end today, the technique was well explored, but this episode make things worse and the complication create can only end in the next episode, but this episode is great.moreless
  • Awesome.

    10
    Susan takes the escape into her own hands, leaving Michael's life hanging in the balance; Lechero reveals a secret buried beneath Sona; Sofia uncovers more of Whistler's past; Mahone's freedom hinges on his testimony; and Lincoln and Sucre are targeted by The Company. Another awesome episode in my opinion. Season three is the best season without a shaddow of a doubt, each episode is awesome. Every exciting episode though where Whistler runs for it. I loved it. I love this season. I can't wait to see more, even though I am re-watching it, just love this season so much, go Prison Break.moreless
  • Super!

    9.5
    My brother has put me on to watch prison break! The action en ingenious story makes you stay and sit in front of the tv all night long. It's the best serie i've ever seen. Unfortunately, Sarah isn't there anymore, but I think the writers will make an exciting story for the 4th season. I'm looking forward to it! The acting of Wentworth Miller is really so good; i really wanna know if this serie has an end; hopefully not, because I want to enjoy it for a long time! I can everybody recommend this serie: there is humor, action, a great plot and more!!moreless
  • Awesome.

    9.7
    Susan takes the escape into her own hands, leaving Michael's life hanging in the balance; Lechero reveals a secret buried beneath Sona; Sofia uncovers more of Whistler's past; Mahone's freedom hinges on his testimony; and Lincoln and Sucre are targeted by The Company. Another awesome episode in my opinion. Season three is the best season without a shaddow of a doubt, each episode is awesome. Every exciting episode though where Whistler runs for it. I loved it. I love this season. I can't wait to see more, even though I am re-watching it, just love this season so much, go Prison Break.moreless
Danay Garcia

Danay Garcia

Sofia Lugo

Robert Wisdom

Robert Wisdom

Lechero

Robert Knepper

Robert Knepper

Theodore "T-Bag" Bagwell

Dominic Purcell

Dominic Purcell

Lincoln Burrows

Wade Williams

Wade Williams

Captain Brad Bellick

William Fichtner

William Fichtner

Special Agent Alexander Mahone

Castulo Guerra

Castulo Guerra

General Zavala

Guest Star

Mike Seal

Mike Seal

Octavio

Guest Star

Jeff Fenter

Jeff Fenter

Tommy Day

Guest Star

Leon Russom

Leon Russom

Pad Man

Recurring Role

Kim Coates

Kim Coates

Richard Sullins

Recurring Role

Barbara Eve Harris

Barbara Eve Harris

Lang

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (8)

    • When the "Bang & Burn" operation begins and the camera pans over to the computers on the operation control office you can clearly see that one of the computers (a laptop) is in the AMI Bios Setup screen.

    • In the scene where Whistler gets a blade from a large Latino guy, the guy says "You never met me," demanding that their meeting be kept secret...yet this exchange takes place on one of the balconies of the courtyard, with many people around and able to see.

    • Goof: In this episode, Sammy wants Cristobal and his men to join Lechero's gang. It turns out that one of Cristobal's men (the shirtless one) was actually already in Lechero's gang in "Orientación" when he was seen walking with Sammy and Lechero while talking about Michael's fight. In this episode, Lechero acts as if he doesn't know him.

    • Goof: After the escape planned by the Company didn't succeed, Michael has the choice between a couple of sweatshirts to change into. How come there are so many shirts around, when in Sona every piece of clothing is so rare, that newcomers have to run around almost naked, until they can steal some from the dead?

    • In the scene where Whistler is buying something from another inmate, the method he uses to give the inmate money changes position between shots.

    • Goof: When Lechero is opening the second coded door, we see that the door handle is located on the right side, which would mean that the part of the door that opens is on the right side. However, when Lechero, Michael, and Whistler are coming back in through that door, the door closes on the left side of the door. When Lechero goes upstairs, Michael and Whistler go back through the door and then it is back on the right side.

    • Goof: In the scene where Michael and Whistler are hanging from the helicopter the gunman get shot and falls, but when he falls Michael and Whistler aren't there. Then in the next scene they are there again.

    • Goof: In the scene where Lincoln kills Pike (the Company guy) by shooting him in the head, Lincoln and Pike point the guns at each other at point blank range. However, in the next scene, we can see Pike lying on the ground with a bullet hole in his left temple, which is impossible since Lincoln shot him right in his face.

  • QUOTES (16)

    • Michael: (to Lechero) For a man who likes keeping secrets, using T-Bag as a go-between may not be the smartest move.

    • Lincoln: (to Sofia) Your boyfriend's a liar. I told you that from the start.

    • Mahone: I couldn't turn him (Shales) over. Some scumbag lawyer was just going to get him off. Just...no, no, no. So I killed him. And I felt good.

    • Sucre: If I had a kid in the same situation as your son, would you and your brother walk out on me?
      Lincoln: Yeah.

    • Michael: Your son is my nephew and there's nothing I wouldn't do for him. But apparently you think I only care about myself.
      Lincoln: You cared about Sara and loved her. And I'm sorry, but L.J.'s my son. I couldn't let anything happen to him.

    • Michael: My nephew's life depends on it all working out.
      Whistler: I know it does.

    • Whislter: I'm really sorry you got caught up in my troubles, Michael.

    • Lechero: (to Sammy) Who calls me and who I call is my business.

    • Susan B.: We've done our part, now it's time for Whistler to do his.

    • Whistler: (to Michael) Reinforced steel in every window. How do you think we're getting through those?

    • Susan B.: That (the Bang and Burn) was analyzed. What you're asking for is too dangerous. Not to mention next to impossible given the time frame.

    • Susan (to Sofia): I can see why James loves you. You are beautiful... But if you keep sticking your nose where it doesn't belong, I'm gonna make him miss you very, very much.

    • T-Bag: Knocka knocka.
      Michael: What do you want?
      T-Bag: Me? I just came by to slip something into your mail slot. It's from El Patron himself, but it was meant for your eyes only. Grabby. That don't look like no invitation to the Sona-Hawkins Dance. What do you got cooking up with Lechero, huh?
      Michael: It's none of your business, Theodore.
      T-Bag: You want to keep secrets? You want to treat me like a pesky insect? Fine! Just remember, information, like crumbs, always trickles down to the vermin on the floor.

    • Susan (to agent): Is there a problem?
      Agent: We're doing this at 5 o'clock?
      Susan: Well, we could wait until tonight when our guys are moving too fast for our night vision to work properly. You could even tag along if you want. Get it done!

    • Pad Man (to Susan): I don't pay you to be my adviser. You're my operative. You have your instructions, now get it done. Because if you don't, I'll make what happened to you in Mosul feel like a massage.

    • Warden: Mr. Scofield. There have been two escape attempts in the past two days. Somehow, I don't think it's a coincidence that you arrived shortly before they happened.
      Michael:I had nothing to do with that.
      Warden: (punches Michael) You've caused too many problems here, in Sona. So maybe you shouldn't be here in Sona. (summons soldiers in Spanish) Say goodbye to Sona, Mr. Scofield.

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