Prison Break

Season 1 Episode 18

Bluff

2
Aired Monday 8:00 PM Apr 17, 2006 on FOX
9.5
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In an effort to recreate the missing piece of the tattoo, Michael gets transferred to the psych ward, seeking the help of Haywire. T-Bag and C-Note have to join forces.

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  • this was a good ep

    9.0
    in this ep of the show prison break michle needs help recreating the tatoo part that was burned off by accident and so he he willing makes himself go to the pych ward to go and talk to haw hire is upsesed about the tatoo on his back and also some of the crew has to work togeather . and so this was a good ep i thought it had alot of things happening and it had some good moments in it and that is whyi gave the ep of the show prison break a 9.0 instead of anything lower .moreless
  • Good

    9.1
    Michael tries to get Haywire to remember him, by making him spit out his medication. Soon, Haywire remembers and draws the missing piece of his puzzle. Meanwhile, now that Michael's cell is empty, the escape team works on winning money to buy it before it is auctioned off. They win in an illegal poker game, thanks to T-Bag's hands, and C-Note's bluff. Unfortunately, Geary tells the team that he has already auctioned the cell, so they frame him for burning Scofield, and he is quickly fired. After L.J is arrested, a motion has passed allowing Lincoln to visit him. However, on the way the transport van is run off the road by a truck and crashes. The return of Haywire OMG! good episode starting to pick up again.moreless
  • Resolution!!!!!!!

    9.0
    Since the problem arised in episode 15, more problems come up, and in some epsiode, all their problems would be resolved, to allow the final escape plan to take place, this episode was more about resolving some problems created.



    As expected, the writers did a very good job, give the rest of the escape crew one more problem to resolve was interesting. What I like in Prison Break is that some plots are made in advance.



    The writers actually pay attention to continuity, for C-note this was bad new in the wrong moment. Haywire too more later, remenbers who Michael is and what he had done to him (make someone remenber what you want, can backfire). Even the Westmoreland dollar is important in this episode. What make this episode soo good, is that usually their problems can mean the end of the escape plan. This make the tension, and you pay attention for the entire episode to see how they will make it.



    In the previous episode, we could undertand in a conversation between Nick (when he was injuried) and the NSA agent, that Nick is not there to take care of Veronica interests, but what is strange is that he is not with the Secrets Agents, so I and some part of the audience guess is that he is working for "the Conpany". But for PB standarts, maybe is someone else.



    The ending is very satisfatory and the cliffhanger as usual was great.moreless
  • Amazing.

    10
    Now in the prison's asylum, Michael tries to get Haywire to recreate the missing part of the tattoo from memory. Geary decides to auction off Michael and Sucre's empty cell to the highest bidder, and the rest of the team must raise the money to buy it. What can I say about this episode? I love the whole scenes with Michael and Haywire, it was not the best story - line I have seen in Prison Break, but it was still a very interesting one. So, another greta episode and I cant wait until the next episode we are getting so close to the end now and I'm getting more and more excited!moreless
  • Michael needs Haywire's Help

    9.4
    To the escapees' alarm, Bellick is auctioning off Michael's empty cell. They can't access the hole behind the sink if someone else is in occupation, so T-Bag and co are going to have to raise the $500 themselves via dubious tactics in the kitchen card game. In the psychiatric ward, Michael is hoping his old cellmate Haywire will remember his tattoos. When he finally remembers who Michael is, Haywire recognises the blueprints and gets a sniff of what Michael's up to. And he's not the only one. Sucre's cousin Manche is on laundry duty in the psychiatric ward. He spots the burn on Michael's back and realises it's in exactly the same place as the one on the guard's uniform that he lent to Sucre. Lincoln, desperate to see his son, is granted special leave. But on his way to see LJ, a huge truck hits the van and sends it spinning.moreless
Amaury Nolasco

Amaury Nolasco

Fernando Sucre

Dominic Purcell

Dominic Purcell

Lincoln Burrows

Marshall Allman

Marshall Allman

LJ Burrows

Paul Adelstein

Paul Adelstein

Special Agent Paul Kellerman

Robert Knepper

Robert Knepper

Theodore "T-Bag" Bagwell

Robin Tunney

Robin Tunney

Veronica Donovan

Jose Antonio Garcia

Jose Antonio Garcia

Jesus

Guest Star

Mac Brandt

Mac Brandt

C.O. Mack

Guest Star

Scott Jaeck

Scott Jaeck

Trenchcoat

Guest Star

Stacy Keach

Stacy Keach

Warden Henry Pope

Recurring Role

Patricia Wettig

Patricia Wettig

Vice President Caroline Reynolds

Recurring Role

Michelle Forbes

Michelle Forbes

Samantha Brinker

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (4)

    • In this episode Westmoreland hands T-Bag the $100, T-Bag comments that it was minted in 1972, but in previous episodes (The Old Head and And then there were 7), Michael and Westmoreland mention that the D.B Cooper hijacking occurred in 1971.

    • After Geary is fired and is walking out of the jail, he stops and talks to Bellick. If you look at the bottom of the screen you can see something round and white, but neither Geary nor Bellick are carrying or wearing anything white. This is the blimp of a boom mike. A blimp was used to cut down on wind noise because they were outside.

    • At a certain moment, while talking to Haywire in the main room, you see Michael's wrist and there's no tattoo on it.

    • Goof: The previous episode shows Michael violently punching the wall of his cell, causing his hand to bleed. Yet, in this episode, both his hands are fine and scratch free.

  • QUOTES (36)

    • (Pope is going through Geary's locker and finds a watch belonging to Westmoreland)
      Geary: Hey, that was a gift from my old man!
      Pope: Since when is your name Charles? And your dad's name Ann?

    • C-Note: No! Whoa, whoa, wait a minute, wait a minute! So, you're just gonna take my money and walk?
      Geary: Yeah, well, write to your congressman.

    • Veronica: Thank you.
      Nick: It's no big deal. I'll just overnight him all this stuff.
      Veronica: No. For everything. For hanging in there, keeping me going. Thank you.

    • Lincoln: Manche.
      Manche: Who's that?
      Sucre: That's Linc, Bro.
      Manche: Linc the sink?

    • (L.J.'s been arrested after trying to kill Kellerman)
      Lincoln: Oh, L.J., What were you thinking, kid?
      L.J.: I don't care what happens to me anymore, okay? They won. They'll always win. I just wanted to take one of them down with me.

    • T-Bag: Jacks or better, trips to win.

    • Manché (to Michael): You're ready to get out of this aquarium, fish?

    • C-Note (to Trumpets in the yard): You know what man. I can have tea with the Grand Wizard of the KKK if I want and still I get my money. You got that little boy.

    • Brinker (to Kellerman): You are not to make a move on Burrows under any circumstances. We make that call.
      Kellerman: You know what Trixie, there are actually higher agendas here.
      Brinker: Yes, there are. And they don't belong to you. Paul Kellerman no longer works for the Secret Service. You're just good old Owen Kravecki for now on. Have I made myself clear?

    • C-Note: Is that your daughter?
      Westmoreland (he shows C-note a pic of his daughter as a baby tucked into a gold watch on a chain): My wife gave me this when she was born.

    • Michael: Haywire, do I look even vaguely familiar to you?
      Haywire: Are you the guy who stole my toothpaste?

    • Haywire: (pins Michael to the wall) You should be careful when telling people to remember things, Michael! Because I remember everything now. I remember how you set me up. How you smashed your own head and had me sent back here! I also remember this. (shows the missing route) Your map. Your map to escaping.

    • Geary: This is a railroad. I didn't do nothing! Don't look at me like I'm some con. You're as crooked as scoliosis.
      Bellick: I don't get caught.

    • Geary: Guy with a six ERA signs for four mil a year. Sucks at his job, he still gets a raise.
      Bellick: You suck at your job. You should ask Pope for a raise.
      Geary:Very funny.

    • Lincoln (about L.J.): He gets tried as an adult, he may as well sit in my lap in the chair.

    • C-Note: (talking about Michael's cell) I'll double what you're getting.
      Geary: I'm getting 250.
      C-Note: Five hundred ... ain't a problem.
      Geary: I ain't talking cigarettes and extra chow line desserts here. I'm talking green paper with dead white guys on it.
      C-Note: I said, "Ain't a problem".

    • Michael: I don't need medication.
      Psych Ward Nurse: Swallow it, or it's going in the rear door.

    • Michael: I made you something. It's an ashtray.
      Sara: Um, I don't smoke.
      Michael: Yeah, I know, but they only let us make these and jewelry. And I didn't figure you for the macaroni necklace type.

    • Haywire: I don't wear a diaper.
      Michael: I never said you did.

    • Westmoreland: Welcome home.
      Michael: Thanks. Never thought I'd be so glad to be back in my cell.

    • C-Note: Look, would you rather be lookin' at a picture of your daughter, or holdin' her in your arms once you get outside?

    • C-Note: I'm in here to make money, bro. You want welfare, psht, better vote democrat.

    • Michael: Remember what you used to call those little pills? Invisible handcuffs. Handcuffs on your mind. You hate them, remember?

    • T-Bag: Got the buy-in for the card game.
      C-Note: Go get our money, boy.
      T-Bag: Unfortunately, you and I are gonna have to be partners in this endeavor.
      C-Note: Oh, hell no. I don't play cards. I'm a dice man.
      T-Bag: Look, all you need to know is this - every time I deal, you bet big, and never fold. See, if I'm winnin' every time I deal, I end up with a Columbian necktie, you know what I'm sayin'? But if you're the one rakin' in all the cash, well I seriously doubt anyone would ever think you and I are working together.

    • Haywire (after seeing Michael's burn): Oh no! It's gone!
      Michael: That's why I need you to fix it. That's why I need you to remember what was there before.
      Haywire: Oh, this is bad. You can't break a path. Then it doesn't lead anywhere.
      Michael: That's right. That's why I need you to remember what was there before it was broken.
      Haywire: I remember. I remember the demons! Wait, no maybe they were pilgrims. They were pointing the way and they were saying "this is the way, this is the way". (Michael sighs). I can't see it. I can see it, but I can't see it.

    • C-Note: Look, we are gonna have to find another way to get that money, ok?
      T-Bag: Well, I reckon that ain't too much of a problem for our friend here to rummage up. Ain't that so, D.B.?
      Westmoreland: A, I'm not D.B. Cooper. And B, there's no visitation today, which means that none of us can get any money from the outside world.
      T-Bag: I guess that only leaves us with one real option. The kitchen game.
      C-Note: Gambling? That's your solution?
      T-Bag: Son, trust me. When I play cards, it ain't gamlin'. There's maybe 5 people in this country that can do what I do with a deck of cards.
      Westmoreland: So, why are you just bringing this up now?
      T-Bag: 'Cause if Jesus, over there, catches you sleeving aces in the kitchen game, well, let's just say there are lots of knives handy. Of course, you need fifty bucks just for the sit-in, and since we don't have any money, I'd say we're in a catch doubley-deuce.

    • T-Bag: We got us a problem. Mojo's movin' in Scofield's cell, and that ain't all. He's bitchin' about the toilet so Geary's puttin' in a work order. They move that toilet...
      Westmoreland:...they find the hole.
      T-Bag: And we are all screwed.

    • Haywire: Who are you?
      Scofield: Scofield, Michael Scofield.
      Haywire: Doesn't ring a bell.

    • Guard: What the hell are you staring at, anyway?
      Lincoln: Everything...

    • T-Bag: What are we, the A train? Everyone gets to ride with us?

    • Michael: Geary.
      Pope: Geary.
      Michael: He shakes cons down for money, anything he can get his hands on. He knew I went to college, so he must've... he must have thought I was rich or something.

    • T-Bag: Woo! Looks like the bank of Africa wasn't allowing any withdrawals.

    • Pope: I've never seen one of these requests granted before....not ever.
      Lincon: Good lawyers
      Pope: No lawyer is that good...

    • Jesus: What you holding?
      C-Note: You tell me.
      Inmate: Full House.
      T-Bag: A full house...that's a concept a Mexican should be quite familiar with, eh, Jesus?

    • Westmoreland: Outliving your wife is bad enough. But outliving your daughter, no man should have to endure that.

    • Haywire: It's the pathway to hell.
      Michael: No it's not, it's the complete opposite.
      Haywire: I remember.

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