Prison Break

Season 2 Episode 16

Chicago

2
Aired Monday 8:00 PM Feb 05, 2007 on FOX
9.3
out of 10
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845 votes
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Episode Summary

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C-Note gets into a tricky situation when a robber holds up the diner he is in.
Michael, Lincoln and Kellerman get closer to revealing the conspiracy with the help of Sara.
Mahone recruits Bellick.

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  • this was a good ep

    8.5
    in this ep of the show prisonbreak cnote is in a dinner and is in there about to leave when a guy comes in with a gun and holds the place up and cnote helps the people and he takes the guy down. and the rstraunt watris helps cnote and he gets way when the cops show up. and in this ep kellerman and the brothers are making there way towards sara to help get the conspircy revealed. and belick gets recrutied by mahone. to help out this was a good ep i thought and it was very interesting and that is why i gave it a 8.5moreless
  • Much Better than the previous episode, Even some fillers scenes was well explored.

    8.3
    Details/Progress (To point A to B) -» (8/10). Sara Reunion with Michael, Lincoln and Kellerman, from that point, you don´t advance, just in Kellerman intentions and the romantic feeling between Michael and Sara. T-bag scenes continue in filler mode. C-Note scenes was filler too, but was interesting to see that complicated situation with a conclusion. Haywire had his last scenes in Prison Break, finally.



    Plot Details/Holes- » (8/10). Some minor flaws, but was necessary to keep the plot development.



    Drama - » (9/10). Sara drama made a funny pay off and a romantic scene. Also Kellerman is letting his emotions get himself Killed.



    Suspense/Tension - » (9/10). The situation in the Train was the best part that this episode delivered tension. C-Note situation build up nice tension too.



    Surprises/Shocks - » (8/10). Bellick out of the prison was a surprise. Kellerman figure out something.



    Time and Scene Management - » (8/10). T-bag and C-Notes scenes were pure filler, doesn´t mean that they can be interesting, since C-Note situation created some tension. Michael scenes also was 70% of the time filler, but the situations was well explored like in C-Note case. Haywire was pure filler, can someone care for him?



    Beginning - » (7/10). Just following the previous episode, with a useless conflict inside.



    Complication Phase - » (9/10). C-Note situation is complicated, also Michael and Co ended up with another situation where there is no way out, or it seemed that way.



    Climax - » (9/10). When the cops were waiting for Michael and Co, this was the climax in this episode, the twist was great. Ending - » (8/10). A soft ending, only Kellerman mini plot conclusion was great.



    What I liked -» C-Note complicated situation. The way that the writers explored Michael, Sara, Kellerman in this episode.



    What I Didn´t Liked -» Haywire and T-bag scenes.moreless
  • Yes, I saw this episode very time ago, but I still thinking it was an awesome episode, because it shows things that some people who watch this series wanted to see.moreless

    10
    I really like this episode because it was very special in this series, that is because it shows Michael and Sara in an intimate moment in that train. But I also like another Michael and Sara scenes, example when they are "talking" with Kellerman. One of the things I like of this episode is that it shows a lot of characters: C-Note with his daughter, T-Bag with his "family" and Bellick and Mahone looking for Hawire, who later dies. The death of that character is another thing I liked a lot, not because I didn't like that character, it was because I don't like watching the same characters all the time. That's all, for me this one of the best episodes of the series, I know there are better, but I really like this episode.moreless
  • Awesome.

    10
    Michael and Sara have an intimate moment on a train as they head to Chicago with Lincoln and Kellerman. Mahone enlists help from Bellick and corners Haywire. C-Note is held up at a diner with his daughter. T-Bag continues to hold the Hollanders hostage. Wow, another awesome episode of Prison Break. I know I say this on like every review but it is so true. In this episode there was so much action, I loved this episode. I loved when Michael and Sara kissed, so cute it felt real while I was watching it, I must say greta acting and "Sara" is a lucking thing, to be hinest. Anyway, I also love the way Sara and Kellerman were acting, it was awesome just liek this episode! The last scene in the episode was brilliant. Just because Michael said he loved Sara too. And oh my god, Haywire jumping off that building was perfectly done. I mean I'm going to miss him so much, but I don't think we have seen the last of him. Awesome episode!moreless
  • Michael is reunited with Sara. After several situations, they finally reveal how they feel about one another. T-bag is keeping the Hollander's hostage in their own house, Haywire tries to escape from reality, and C-Note's daughter starts deteriorating.moreless

    10
    My favourite Prison Break episode from the first 3 seasons, particularly because of the Michael and Sara reunion. Their first hug is very sweet! I love it when Michael finds out about Kellerman trying to drown Sara. The look on his face is priceless. Also, I loved the scene with Sara trying to strangle Kellerman herself! And possibly my favourite scene, Sara and Michael in the train's bathroom. The kiss they shared was very sweet and intimate! The other storylines in the episode was also intriguing - T-bag keeping the Hollander's captive in their own home, and T-bag been horribly charming when a guest comes over for lunch. Also, poor C-Note and her sick daughter Dede get stuck in an armed hold-up at a diner. C-Note's great when he takes the guy out, I always wince whenever I see him break the guy's wrist on the table. And we say goodbye to poor Haywire, who get's cornered by Bellick and Mahone. Mahone convinces him that the only way out is to jump off the top of the grain elevator, which poor Hayway does. Also, Lincoln helps the train run a roadblock, and Kellerman realises he's being tricked by Bill Kim by using someone who's pretending to be the president. However, seeing as I'm a huge MiSa fan, their scenes made this episode awesome from my perspective.moreless
Dominic Purcell

Dominic Purcell

Lincoln Burrows

Paul Adelstein

Paul Adelstein

Special Agent Paul Kellerman

Robert Knepper

Robert Knepper

Theodore "T-Bag" Bagwell

Rockmond Dunbar

Rockmond Dunbar

Benjamin "C-Note" Miles Franklin

Sarah Wayne Callies

Sarah Wayne Callies

Dr. Sara Tancredi

Wade Williams

Wade Williams

Captain Brad Bellick

K.K. Dodds

K.K. Dodds

Susan Hollander

Guest Star

Kaley Cuoco

Kaley Cuoco

Sasha

Guest Star

Channon Roe

Channon Roe

Robber

Guest Star

Silas Weir Mitchell

Silas Weir Mitchell

Haywire

Recurring Role

Reggie Lee

Reggie Lee

Bill Kim

Recurring Role

Helena Klevorn

Helena Klevorn

Dede

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (6)

    • When T-Bag is cutting Susan's hands free you can clearly see she had plenty of room to get free on her own.

    • Kellerman says the key is to a private cigar club in Chicago. In the episode where he is drowning Sara he dumps the contents of her purse on the counter but does not recognize the same key.

    • The sound effect that accompanies the impact of Haywire's body hitting the ground, clearly does not sound like a body hitting the ground, but rather a safety nylon pad.

    • There are three officers with the police cars that are blocking the train. But when the camera moves to the perspective of the front of the train only the police cars can be seen with no officers. The camera then switches back and we then see the officers run out of the way.

    • This episode revealed that Haywire's escape took him only four hours away from Fox River.

    • At the end of the episode, when Michael is telling Sara that he loves her too, she has her hands up in one shot, down in the next, then back up, then she puts them down, then in the next shot, they are up by her neck again.

  • QUOTES (22)

    • Sara: The first thing they tell you when you get the job is um...uh...never fall in love with an inmate. (She turns to look at Michael, who kisses her.)

    • Kellerman (to President Reynolds): It's funny how you only call me when you need me.

    • Michael (choking Kellerman): I wonder how long you can hold your breath? Maybe we should find out.

    • Susan (to T-Bag): Teddy, Teddy Bear, you need to go.

    • President Reynolds: Yes? Kellerman: Caroline? President Reynolds: Paul, where are you? Kellerman: I need to know exactly what you meant when you said you were going to make this right... I need some specifics.

    • Kellerman: It was nothing personal, Sara. War never is.

    • Kellerman (to Michael, Lincoln and Sara): You need me and you know it.

    • Haywire: I don't want to go back to prison.
      Mahone: I don't blame you.
      Haywire: I wanna go to Holland.

    • Sara: I've been sitting here evaluating. I...ah...I jumped bail, I'm on the run and I just tried to take a man's life. I'm not using, which is actually quite an accomplishment. But three weeks ago I was a doctor.

    • Kellerman: Hey, whoever this is, tell Bill Kim that he just screwed up... big time.

    • Bellick (about Haywire): Wherever he is, I'm sure he's by himself doing something weird.

    • Mahone: You don't have to go to jail, but you can't go to Holland either.
      Haywire: No no no no no!

    • T-bag: Tell you what, I'll go unlock the kids and make us all breakfast.

    • Michael: Oh, Sara.. (Pauses a moment) About before... Ermm, me too.
      Sara: Yeah.
      (Sara walks away, smiling)

    • Kellerman: What?
      Ticket Inspector: These three guys (points to three guys sitting down) said they saw what looked to be a fight going on in there.
      Kellerman: They didn't, just get the train to Chicago.
      Ticket Inspector: Do I need to notify the police?
      Kellerman: You need to do what I just told you to do. You take the tickets, I'll watch the fugitive and you guys just continue to do bong heads or whatever you do back there. Okay? You guys just mind your own business. Everybody clear?
      (Young long haired guy nods and waves hand up)
      Kellerman: Okay? Great! Don't interrupt again please.

    • Bellick (to Mahone): I got Haywire trapped.
      Mahone: Don't do anything. Just wait till I get there.

    • President Reynolds: Paul, there are still positions in my administration that need to be filled, including Chief of Staff. I want that to be you.

    • Sara (after strangling Kellerman): It wasn't personal, Paul.

    • Mahone: I need a junkyard dog who's willing to do the ugly things it takes to bring a con to justice. Are you my dog, Brad?

    • Lincoln: It's gonna be all right.
      Sara: If you say so.
      Lincoln: We'll use him to get what we need ... then we'll dump him.
      Sara: Okay.
      (Lincoln sighs, adjusts his cap, before sitting down next to Sara)
      Lincoln: I'm sorry that you got involved in this. (Sara nods and glances at Lincoln) The fact that you're helping us. It means a lot. Thank you.

    • Kellerman: I can tell you what that key's for. It's to a private cigar club.
      Lincoln: Where?
      Kellerman: Chicago.

    • Bellick (practicing his introduction speech): Bradley Bellick, FBI... Brad Bellick, Federal Bureau of Investigation... Brad Bellick, FBI... Special Agent Brad Bellick, FBI... Hi there, I'm Brad Bellick with the FBI... I'm an agent with the FBI, Brad Bellick... Brad Bellick, I'm with the Bureau.
      (Cuts to Girl's House)
      Bellick: Brad Bellick, I'm with the Bureau.

  • NOTES (3)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Suzi Q - the nickname T-Bag calls Susan.
      This nickname could be alluding to the well known song-writer/musician Suzi Quatro, who is also referred to as Suzi Q.

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