Prison Break

Season 4 Episode 2

Breaking and Entering

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Sep 01, 2008 on FOX
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Episode Summary

Michael, Lincoln and the others get a new team member, Roland, and work to copy the data card. Wyatt continues his quest to find the brothers. T-Bag makes his way north.

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  • very entrested

    a nice series
  • Prison

    It was cool.
  • Prison break is back, but is not the same.

    I really like this show, but I feel like it has lost it's track a while ago. To be honest, in my opinion the show changed forever in the final episodes of season 2, when Sarah is judged in one day, suddenly appears in Panama and then the whole game changes. Season 3 was good, but I didn't like that they've killed Sarah off, and the finale was not as good as I was expecting, but we have the strike to blame for that.

    I understand that after two seasons in Prison the "let's break out of another prison" storyline cannot be used, so the change is good. However, I feel like they're trying to reinvent the show each season, and that makes believing it harder every time.

    What I really like about this season is Mahone, Fitchner is one of the best actors in the series and the writers use it really well. Each time his character is pushed further away, and he delivers with a great performance every time.

    I really like to have Sarah back, but it makes the whole series a lot less beliavable. If you kill somebody, it should stay dead. I feel like they've actually corrected a huge mistake for last season, but this makes the error a lot more tangible and makes it difficult to follow the storyline.

    I liked Whistler's death, but I didn't like Gretchen appearing at the end alive. It looked like they've made a really bold move by killing of a couple of characters, but then they proved not to be able to do such thing, specially with Sarah's return in mind. In a show that's always on the edge, is good to think that everyone could be killed at anytime, like happens in shows like 24 or Lost, if they do this kind of things, you feel like everything is just an entertainment but nothing really bad will happen to anyone with a contract, and that is bad for the show.

    T-Bag is following the storyline for last season, using Whistler's mysterious "bird book", nothing really great happened but I think that this may bring some consistency to the show.

    Finally, I like the new character (Roland) but I think that the "digital black hole" storyline is hilarious, why don't they make it more beliavable? It's ok to suck data of wireless devices like cellphones and laptops, but of a card not connected to anything? I find this REALLY hard to believe.

    To sum it up, is good to have the show back with some of it's strenghts, but I doubt they can achieve the same quality as in the first season. They should make the story more beliavable and take bigger risks.moreless
  • Still Rushed.

    Like I said before this episode was slightly rushed. There has been no real Character development out of both these episodes only between Michael and Sarah. I'm liking the breaking in scene it was awesome. You gotta love Bellick and Tbag they are great characters to watch. I was laughing when Bellick robbed the purse lol. When T-bag ate bad Mexican that was great and very funny. Hopefully next weeks episode continues with the show which is getting increaseingly better. I just hope no one dies because the whole Whistler getting killed off was totally wrong it really annoyed me. All in all it gets a 8.9 out of 10.moreless
  • Average.

    Michael, Lincoln and the others get a new team member, Roland, and work to copy the data card.

    Wyatt continues his quest to find the brothers.

    T-Bag makes his way north. What can I say about this episode? I mean it was a better episode than the firts but still it seems a bit rushed. Bellick is a legend though, the way he was running. I thought that was an awesome scene. I really like the way Michael and Sara are back together though, it's just so right. I loved it when they broke in though, another amazing sccene. Hopefully the other episodes in the season will be better and not rushed.moreless
Nathan Castaneda

Nathan Castaneda


Guest Star

Rebecca Metz

Rebecca Metz


Guest Star

Andy Hoff

Andy Hoff

Guy #1

Guest Star

Cress Williams

Cress Williams


Recurring Role

Leon Russom

Leon Russom

General Jonathan Kranz

Recurring Role

Wilbur Fitzgerald

Wilbur Fitzgerald

Bruce Bennett

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • When Lincoln talks with Michael and Sara on the pier, he is not wearing his watch, so Dominic Purcell's new tattoo is visible on his left wrist.

    • When the team was tailing the driver of the "card holder" they were doing so in a black SUV, driving close to his car on an empty road. He would have certainly spotted that he was being tailed and taken countermeasures against an untrained team of convicts.

  • QUOTES (19)

    • Michael: There are a lot of people who believed in me in the last few months, Agent Self. Not all of them are alive today.

    • Roland: I got nothing, man. Last time I got this little action, I was dry-humping my way through fifth grade.

    • Michael: Obviously there's a lot of history in this room, that's a given. But if we're going to pull this off, it's going to take all of us. We've got to work together. So if anyone has a problem, get it out now. You want to clear the air with someone, now's the time.

    • Jasper: Your government job won't protect you.
      Self: Then I better not get caught.

    • Roland: (to Self as he brings in Michael and the others) You patted these guys down? Because I can't afford to be getting shanked.

    • Michael: (to Mahone) You're here because we needed you, not because we wanted you.

    • Jasper: (to Self) The last time I helped you, the only thing I got out of it was plastic surgery and a hundred thousand dollar paycut. So either you buy one of these exceptional family cars with above-average gas mileage, or you leave me the hell alone.

    • Sucre: (to Roland) You're a hacker.
      Michael: He's an identity thief.
      Lincoln: He's a douche.

    • Mahone: Find the driver, you find the cardholder.

    • Pad Man: (to Wyatt) No more updates. Call me when they're dead.

    • Guard: (to Gretchen) Rise and shine, bitch. It's breakfast.

    • Lincoln: (to Roland) Why don't you sit in the corner, and we'll get you when we need you.

    • Roland: If Scylla was like a pizza, all we got is a slice.

    • Self: Let's make this clear, I'm your ally and more importantly, I'm your boss. Which means that if this fails, it's my ass on the line as much, if not more than yours. So from this point on, if I ask you to do something, you do it. If I ask you to say something, you say it. if I ask you to put on a monitor, you put on the monitor.

    • Self: No games and no stunts, otherwise I promise that you're going to see a whole different side of me.
      Lincoln: Likewise.

    • (when they meet in the alley after Bellick stole the maid's purse)
      Mahone: Actually, I had to slow down not to catch you.
      Bellick: I think I pulled a groin.

    • Self: Welcome to Los Angeles, as it turns out, men who have escaped not one, but two penitentiaries are considered a bit of a flight risk, so we need to know where you are and what you're doing at all times. These are GPS ankle monitors, now step up, take one and put it on.
      Lincoln: I ain't wearing that.

    • Michael: Then this is our fight, not theirs.
      Lincoln: Man, this ain't Fox River. These guys chose to be here. Remember that. They got a choice.

    • Self: I know about Scylla. And I'm going after it.
      Jasper: You know, I knew you were crazy. I didn't know you were stupid, too.

  • NOTES (3)

    • As of this episode, Danay Garcia and Chris Vance are no longer in the opening credits.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      UK: September 2, 2008 on Sky One
      Belgium: October 12, 2008 on 2BE
      Australia: October 16, 2008 on Channel 7/Prime
      Norway: October 16, 2008 on TV3
      Sweden: October 27, 2008 on TV3
      Spain: January 19, 2009 on FOX TV Spain
      Germany: April 9, 2009 on RTL
      Poland: September 13, 2009 on Polsat
      Finland: December 1, 2009 on MTV3
      Slovakia: July 22, 2010 on JOJ
      Czech Republic: July 21, 2012 on FANDA

    • Second half of the two-hour season 4 premiere.