Prison Break

Season 2 Episode 12


Aired Monday 8:00 PM Nov 20, 2006 on FOX
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Episode Summary

With Mahone on their trail, Michael, Lincoln, their father, and Sucre make a run for the getaway plane. Michael's reunion with his father sheds light on his difficult childhood.

The women in Bellick and Kellerman's lives coerce their men to confess their sins.

A medical emergency forces C-Note to risk it all.moreless

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  • this was a good ep

    in this ep of the show prison break mahone is hot the trail of them and michle and lincon and there father are on the road togeather and are looking for the tape also in this ep kellerman and belick the women and there lives cause them to talk about things they did in there lives. and cnote is taking a huge risk to help his daughter because she is really sick and need medical help and thing is his wife gets arrested and taken in. and this was really exciting ep i thought about the show prison break a strong epmoreless
  • Time to fight back!

    Very good episode!!! Very well ploted!!!

    When all the family was together michael and burrows father dies killed by mahone who won't let go. It was a little predictable but it gave the push to michael that we've all been hoping for, that is for them to fight back and not run away.

    Sucre seems to escape but at last minute the jets come to get his plane but i think he escaped! let us see how!.

    And Bellick is in a very hard place to be but that's not something the we weren't wainting for.

    C-note continues to escape but now his wife is in his place, i think he will have a very hard time to escape.!

    This episode gives many of things we were waiting for but in a cleaver and exciting way!moreless
  • A good episode, with one death, a interesting ending, and some consequences for two characters.

    Details/Progress (To point A to B) -» (8/10). Michael plot leads to other point which is â€" stop running and destroy the Company. Bellick plot leads to another point, but take too much time screen. Sara escaped, Kellerman are dealing with the consequences and Sucre, Michael and Lincoln are in danger.

    Plot Details/Holes- » (6/10). How Bellick could be caught, since there are finger prints, the 3 prostitutes as witnesses, but ok, is the usual in Prison Break. How Michael car exploded is another mystery.

    Drama - » (8/10). Michael and his drama about his father. Poor C-Note.

    Suspense/Tension - » (6/10). Mahone pursuit again with his gun and at least, killed someone as everyone expected.

    Surprises/Shocks - » (9/10). That guy wounded in the previous episode make a appearance with a important information. I think Michael Father fate wasn´t a surprise, but the final scene was.

    Time and Scene Management - » (8/10). They were so quick in finding Gary death, but they were slow in finding the phone call that Bellick made because they wanted to buy time. This is why Michael drama kick in this episode, but was essential to him and Lincoln make a final decision. Sara and Kellerman scenes were ok, the same is for C-note too.

    Beginning - » (8/10). We started with Sara situation, that was nice, since the situation was solved, Michael and his drama wasn´t bad.

    Complication Phase - » (6/10). Running, running, running…

    Climax - » (7/10). Didn´t notice, maybe Lincoln and Michael decision to stop running when they talked.

    Ending - » (9/10). Your favorites characters are in danger again, this time the writers will have to improvise. What I liked -» The ending, Bellick funny faith. Sara escape and Kellerman flaw consequence.

    What I Didn´t Liked -» Bellick slow scenes. C-Note appearance on screen, I think that could be considered as a filler, since it wasn´t necessary, he could be the first that escaped, but ok, there are people that like him, and he is been paid to appear.

    A good episode, with one death, a interesting ending, and some consequences for two characters.moreless
  • Amazing.

    Mahone searches for Michael's getaway plane while Michael reunites with his father. Sara escapes from Kellerman, who must face Agent Kim's wrath for his failure. C-Note risks public exposure. Bellick is implicated in Geary's murder. Another awesome episode of Prison Break season two. This show just gets better and better each season and each episode. I love the part were Kellerman is still torturing Sara, but then Sara attcks Kellerman, I was like "wow, I didn't think Sara would do such thing". I loved the family reunion too, this episode was so sad when Mahone killing Aldo, it was so sad when Michael, Lincoln and Sucre when they burried him. All in all an awesome episode of Prison Break again!moreless
  • Time to stop Running

    Having left Sara to drown in the bath, Kellerman's preoccupied with trying to get rid of an unwanted caller; the hotel manager's come to complain about the noise. When he's finally free of the distraction, the sound of water gurgling down the drain draws Kellerman back to the bathroom, where Sara, having pulled out the plug with her teeth, is ready to deliver him a hefty blow to the chest with a hot iron. By the time he's regained his footing, Sara's already made her escape, leaving him lost for words when he gets an interrogative call from Agent Kim – who, as Kellerman himself later discovers, is preparing to dispose of him and get rid of every trace of his existence. Meanwhile, Bellick, having been framed by T-Bag, is arrested on suspicion of Geary's murder; and C-Note finds himself helpless when Kacee, trying to buy medication for their sick daughter, is recognised by the pharmacist and taken in by the police. Lincoln and Sucre look on as Aldo and Michael relive a painful past. But the emotionally fraught reunion takes a dramatic turn when Mahone creeps up on the group and opens fire. They manage to make their getaway, but Aldo's taken a fatal hit to the stomach – and no sooner has he entered Michael's life than it's time to say goodbye. If Aldo wanted one thing, it was to see Michael and Lincoln walk free. It's time to stop running. The brothers bid Sucre a fond farewell as he boards the plane to Panama, before driving away in search of Sara, who, according to Aldo, holds the key to a recording of an incriminating conversation between President Reynolds and Steadman. Trouble's not far behind. While a military jet pursues Sucre, Mahone strikes it lucky on the ground and is hot on the trail of Michael and Lincoln. They appear to shake him off, but Michael suspects that all is not as it seems. As he tries to make a call to Sara, Mahone's car appears from nowhere and smashes into their side. When they clamber from the wreckage, Michael spots his phone on the ground. He tries to reach it, but Mahone has them at gunpoint. Michael looks on hopelessly as he hears Sara pick up the call: "Hello? Michael?"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

Rockmond Dunbar

Rockmond Dunbar

Benjamin "C-Note" Miles Franklin

José Zúñiga

José Zúñiga


Guest Star

Romy Rosemont

Romy Rosemont

Detective Kathryn Slattery

Guest Star

Jack Watkins

Jack Watkins

Officer Grady

Guest Star

Reggie Lee

Reggie Lee

William “Bill” Kim

Recurring Role

Helena Klevorn

Helena Klevorn

Dede Franklin

Recurring Role

Cynthia Kaye McWilliams

Cynthia Kaye McWilliams

Kacee Franklin

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (5)

    • The plane in which Sucre leaves has NI592L written on the sides.

    • Michael dialed 505-555-1062 to call Sara.

    • When Michael and Lincoln are at their father's grave, Michael is having flashbacks of the car ride to the hospital. When Michael is in the car, he had a slight mustache and goatee, but at the grave site he is clean-shaven.

    • Bellick made the "incriminating" phone call, while being treated in a hospital (well documented place) and to top it all off, it was 5 seconds after talking to the police detective. They should have checked the time stamp on that phone message. There was no way any decent lawyer would miss that. Also, the coroner would have placed the time of death at the same time when Bellick is in the hospital. Unless the hospital was near the hotel, the police detective would be his alibi.

    • Isn't it obvious that if Bellick checked in at the hospital before Geary checked in at the hotel, he couldn't be the one who killed him? Even if it was after, wouldn't the police check the hotel surveillance cameras for evidence?

  • QUOTES (19)

    • Aldo: (to Lincoln and Michael) Listen to me. You find Sara Tancredi. She can end this. It's up to you now.

    • Aldo (to Michael): There's a tape. It'll give us everything we need. Lincoln will be set free if we find it.
      (Michael stops walking. Lincoln looks at Michael)
      Lincoln (to Michael): You're not gonna believe who he thinks has it?.
      Michael: Who?
      Lincoln: Sara.

    • Michael: Six months... six months I was in that place. Where were you? How long did you know?
      Aldo: I found you as soon as I could. The state kept moving you around.
      Michael: Then you went away again, right?
      Aldo: You don't think it killed me, to leave you like that, to leave in the first place? Since the beginning I was the problem, since day one. Your lives are what they are because of me.
      Michael: Yes, Linc told me about the Company, apparently you were some kind of analyst. That's the job you chose over your family.
      Aldo: I thought I was doing the right thing. I thought I was protecting you.
      Michael: From what, Dad? From who?
      Aldo: The Company had enemies, I was important for the company, I become a target. The easiest way to get to me, would be to get to you. I left as soon as I realized how corrupt it all was, how they were buying the government....
      Michael (shouting): You could have come back at anytime!!!
      Aldo (shouting): No, I couldn't. Michael, turning on the Company put me and you in even greater risk. I had to stay away.

    • White House Operator: President Reynold's office.
      Agent Kellerman: This is Agent Paul Kellerman. I need to speak with the President right now please.
      White House Operator: I'm sorry, this administration isn't familiar with an Agent Kellerman.
      Kellerman: June, it's me. I need to speak with Caroline. Now. June, if you don't put me through, I'll make certain that the President knows that you were the one who did not allow me to provide her with some very important information. Now.
      White House Operator: I'm sorry, this Administration isn't familiar with an Agent Kell...
      (Kellerman hangs up and places a call to Agent Kim)
      Agent Kellerman (Kim's voice mail): Bill, don't do this. I've dedicated my life to this country. To Caroline. Everything I have, I give. (during the message, off-screen, footage of Agent Kim and another Agent can be seen deleting photos and files, proof of Kellerman's existence) I've been a perfect soldier. I've never asked anything of you, ever, but I'm asking you now, Bill, don't do this.

    • Aldo: We can fix this. I came back so that we could fix this.
      Michael: This can never be fixed.

    • Sucre: Thank you, Michael. Thank you for everything.

    • Aldo (to young Michael): It's okay. You're safe now. He is not going to hurt you anymore. Come with me and don't look back.

    • Lincoln: I don't see him.
      Michael: Trust me. We haven't lost him yet.

    • Bill: Every photo. Every file. Get rid of it all. Make him (Kellerman) a ghost.

    • Michael: Too many... Too many people died because I wanted you to be free.
      Lincoln: You couldn't have known, Michael. You couldn't have known it...would have ended up like this.
      Michael: But it did. They wanted him. They wanted him in the ground, and they got their wish.
      Lincoln: This thing is not gonna end here, Michael.
      Michael: I know.
      Lincoln: It's gonna keep spreading. Their hands are going to get more and more bloody.
      Michael: Well, the question is, is the blood on their hands...or ours?

    • Mahone: Here's the deal. All charges dropped and the government picks up medical costs until you're fit to be deported, all contingent upon your information being accurate. Where's Scofield?
      Coyote: No deportation. I want citizenship.
      Mahone: Citizenship?
      Coyote: A little incentive, and I want it in writing.
      Mahone: I'm so tired of playing games.
      Coyote: Well, start typing.
      (Mahone disconnects external pacemaker and morphine drip)
      Mahone: No external pacemaker. Oh, this is a good one, no morphine drip.
      (a nurse enters the room alarmed by the beeping)
      Nurse: What are you doing?
      Mahone: FBI. Out. Out!
      (Mahone slams the door and returns to Coyote's bed)
      Coyote: What the hell are you doing?
      Mahone: Giving you a little incentive.
      Coyote: Come on! Come on, you son of a...

    • (standing at their father's grave)
      Lincoln: Anything you want to say?
      Michael: One day. That's all we had. Back then, when things were at their worst, there were days I thought I'd never see the sun again. But he saved my life. I just wish he could have let us be a part of his.
      Lincoln: Yeah...

    • Michael: It was you.
      Aldo: Go easy, son.
      Michael: Stay away from me.
      Lincoln: What the hell's going on?
      Michael: I know him.
      Lincoln: What do you mean, you know him?! That's impossible.
      Michael: I know him, I know this man! (Michael remembers a time when he was younger, being thrown into a dark closet)
      Aldo: Michael…!
      Sucre: Maybe that's far enough.
      Aldo: This doesn't concern you.
      Lincoln: What the hell's going on, dad?
      Michael (tearing up): After mom died…you were in juvi. They put me with this, this foster father, down on Purshing Avenue. He punished me. Locked me up. (He remembers being in the closet) If you leave someone alone in the dark for that long, their eyes start to adjust. You start to see things, no matter how small, because if they exist, they can help you. Help you do the only thing you want to do when you're alone in the dark: get out. (Young Michael is using nails to try to pick the lock, when the man opens the door and beats him).

    • Michael: I'm not gonna let you die!
      Aldo: I love you, you know that don't you?...

    • Kellerman (on the phone): Kellerman! Kim: A report on Sara Tancredi? Kellerman: She's dead. I'm dealing with the body right now. Kim: You must be relieved that it's over. Kellerman: Yeah... I gotta go... Kim: One more thing. Confirmation. I need a photo of the body before disposal. Take one with your phone, and send it to me, and I'll... Kellerman: Bill, not a good time right now, all right? Kim: Paul... take a breath, then take the picture, I'm waiting.

    • Michael: If we're going down we might as well go down swinging.

    • Michael (to Sucre): Fly safe Papi!

    • Kellerman (answering the phone): Yes?
      Kim: Where's the photo?
      Kellerman: Bill, there was a tactical error.
      Kim: I don't want terminology from the cover your ass handbook, Paul. What happened?

    • Michael: Are you ready for this? Because today is the day we stop running.

  • NOTES (4)

    • For the first 12 episodes of this season, Robert Knepper (T-Bag) was nominated for the 2006 Satellite Award for Best Actor In A Supporting Role In A Series, Mini-Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television.

    • Though both are credited, neither Marshall Allman nor Robert Knepper appear in this episode.

    • International Airdates:
      Denmark: February 19, 2007 on TV3
      Greece: July 17, 2008 at 23.00 on ANT1

    • This episode was nominated for the 2007 Golden Reel Awards for Best Sound Editing In Music For Television-Short Form and for Best Sound Editing In Sound Effects And Foley For Television-Short Form.


    • Det. Kathryn Slattery: I don't care if you boys were out here whoopin' it without your wives, or... going Brokeback.

      Referring to the movie Brokeback Mountain about two gay cowboys, hinting at what Bellick and his former colleague could have been doing.

    • Original Episode Title: "The Giving Tree"

      The Giving Tree is a popular children's book by author Shel Silverstein. It was first published in 1964. The story is about a boy who asks a tree for gifts to help him, which the tree gives him at great cost to itself.