Prison Break

Season 1 Episode 13

End of the Tunnel

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Nov 28, 2005 on FOX
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Episode Summary

A bleeding Abruzzi is transported to a hospital. With Lincoln's execution scheduled for the following day, Veronica comes out of hiding to contact him and gains an ally. Kellerman makes the ultimate sacrifice to preserve the conspiracy.

Michael looks for a way to get Lincoln out of solitary confinement in time for the escape that evening. The PI crew gets a prolonged stay in the break room they're renovating as they prepare to attempt their escape.moreless

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  • this was a good ep

    in this ep of the show prison break michle is being forced to act now with his plan by tonight and he really cant becasue he brother is going to be excuted soon. so he must come up with a plan or leave his brother behide thing he doesnt want a leave him there so he comes up with a plan go get to make the doctors belive he has food posing and he does and they send him to the medical ward and the guys are making there way there thing they hit a snag when the pipe was changed and they could not excape so they had to go back . also in this ep more on the conspiry the agen that wanted to give evidence was shot dead and veronica saw it .this was a good epmoreless
  • A sad episode

    A bleeding Abruzzi is transported to a hospital. With Lincoln's execution scheduled for the following day, Veronica comes out of hiding to contact him and gains an ally. Kellerman makes the ultimate sacrifice to preserve the consp iracy. Michael looks for a way to get Lincoln out of solitary confinement in time for the escape that evening. The PI crew gets a prolonged stay in the break room they're renovating as they prepare to attempt their escape.

    This episode was very emotional and it gave us a taster of the other amazing episode Go. 10 out of 10 i give this episode.moreless
  • Fill the Expectation!!!!!!!

    Prison Break can be ilogical sometimes, since the writers sacrifices logic for emotion and i undertand that, that type of sacrifices when is well done, make this series worth watching.

    And after 12 episodes, they try to escape, however, since the beginning, you can feel that something will go wrong. Lincon situation seem impossible, but one more time, not for michael.

    Its interesting, but sucre seem to be a loyal friend. Abruzzi may not be dead. Veronica scenes for the third consecutive time were not boring, however she spoils everything while going out in the news. Since its about doing cliffhangers, that agent has to die, thhe scene between the two agents was well done.

    As usual, the cliffhanger was beautiful, and now the convicts situation, principally lincon situation.....

    Overall, a great fall season, with the usual PB characteristics, greats cliffhangers, good drama, intense suspense, conspiracy and impossible situations.moreless
  • Amazing.

    The team readies for the escape but Michael is unwilling to leave Lincoln behind, who has been placed in the solitary. Veronica goes on television to try and expose the conspiracy, with help from a turncoat. Another awesome episode but a very. very nevre wracking one too. I was on the edge of my seat for most of the episode, infact all of it. It was great though, I'm not saying that was a bad thing, it was awesome! I love the whole thing with Michael ans Sara, there like my second favourite couple type thing on tv. There great together. I am so excited to watch the next episode, there was a very big cliff hanger and I cant wait to see what happens. Come on Prison Break!moreless
  • Outstanding Episode!

    This episode is one of the best so far. Andruzzi is airlifted to Chicago after his throat was cut by T-Bag. Veronica meets with Danny but does not get what she needs before Kellerman shows up and kills Danny. By the way a good goof was in that scene win Kellerman pulls his pistol with his left hand but when the camera changes angles he is holding it in his hurt right hand. The 5 start their escape only to find the drain Michael had been corroding was replaced so they cannot get out. This episode ends with T-bag pulling a knife on Michael since they cannot get out. I am not sure where that is leading. There was plenty of action and suspense in this one and I am sure the next episode will follow up with good stuff. Note: I have never heard of someone suffering from food poison that recovers in just a few hours. Sara told Lincoln that he would be fine by then.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

Peter Stormare

Peter Stormare

John Abruzzi

Robert Knepper

Robert Knepper

Theodore "T-Bag" Bagwell

Tom McElroy

Tom McElroy

Reverend Mailor

Guest Star

Jennifer Kern (I)

Jennifer Kern (I)

Allison Hale

Guest Star

Karin Anglin

Karin Anglin

Angela West

Guest Star

Stacy Keach

Stacy Keach

Warden Henry Pope

Recurring Role

Rockmond Dunbar

Rockmond Dunbar


Recurring Role

Frank Grillo

Frank Grillo

Nick Savrinn

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • When Bellick enters the rest room after the team has broken the water pipe, you can see on the wall the shadow of a scene microphone.

    • When Kellerman takes out his pistol to kill his partner, he gets it out with the left hand (the right hand is still hurt) but in the next shot you can see him carrying it in the right hand and quickly changing it.

    • C-Note's real name is Benjamin Miles Franklin.

  • QUOTES (24)

    • Veronica: I think you'd better turn these lights on, officer.
      C.O. Geary: I can't do it, lady. Your client's being disciplined.
      Veronica: You're violating my client's Eighth Amendment rights. Either you turn those lights on in the next five seconds, or you're gonna be the first defendant named in a lawsuit.

    • Kellerman: You named me? Right there along with the rest of them?
      Hale: I got scared, man. That's all it was.
      Kellerman (screaming): You named me, Danny?!
      Hale: Please, man! Allison's due in one month. (starts tearing up) Paul, you and me, we've been friends since the academy.
      Kellerman: You named me.
      (Kellerman shoots Hale in the head)

    • Sara: Well, everything tells me it's food poisoning, which means you should be feeling better in a couple of hours, but, uh... I wish I could say that this would be enough to forestall the execution. It's not going to be.
      Lincoln: It's all right.
      Sara: I can stay with you, if you want.

    • Veronica: Come on; who killed Terrence Steadman?
      Hale: Nobody.
      Veronica: What?!
      Hale: Terrence Steadman is still alive.

    • Kellerman: What do you mean "MIA"?
      Brinker: I think it's a fairly concise term.

    • Michael: You all right?
      Westmoreland: I'm good. Haven't been this good in years.

    • Bellick: Don't catch a sniffle.

    • Hale: Now make sure you pack everything. Once we're out that door, we're not coming back.

    • Veronica (to Lincoln): Don't give up on me. Promise.

    • Sucre: They're strapping him up either way now. Once he's gone, you'll be stuck here for another five years. And if they trace the hole back to you, they'll toss another dime. That's fifteen years, papi. Of course, if I were you, I wouldn't leave my brother behind, either. Not to die like that, no. Worst thing in the world they can do to a man is strap him to a chair like that.

    • Michael: See you on the other side.

    • Michael: Feels like you've been the cleanup crew for me the whole time I've been in here. Toes, contusions, insulin shots.
      Sara: Well, someone's gotta do it.
      Michael: Well I'm grateful. You ever think…in another life…
      Sara: I won't be that woman, Michael.
      Michael: I wasn't asking you to be. But it is something to wonder about. What if? Anyway, just wanted to make sure it was said.
      Sara: Why do I feel like you're saying goodbye to me?
      Michael: I don't know. Guess in a place like this you never know which day is gonna be your last.
      Nurse Katie: Sara, we gotta backup out here.
      Sara: Ok. (to Michael) You're set. I, um…I'm sorry about your brother.
      Michael: Doctor… (takes Sara's arm and holds her hand; she avoids eye contact) Thank you.

    • Sucre: Sure you know what you're doing?
      Michael: It's in God's hands now.

    • T-Bag: So Mr. Pied Piper, what's the play?
      Michael: We do what we always do – pretend to be working. Be model citizens, until the time comes.
      T-Bag: And…that'd be…?
      Michael: Nine o'clock.
      T-Bag: Seem to be forgetting the fact that P.I. shuts down at five o'clock, pretty.
      Michael: Then we have to make sure it doesn't, don't we?

    • Michael: Warden? Where's my brother?
      Pope: He's in a lot of trouble, son.
      Michael: You have to let me see him.
      Pope: That's not a request I can grant at the moment.
      Michael: Please…
      Pope: We're 36 hours away from his execution. He panicked, he got violent. For that reason for the rest of his time at Fox River we're gonna keep him in ad-seg, for his safety and everybody else's.
      Michael: But I'm his brother! I deserve to see him, that's my right!
      Pope: That's not your right to see him. Until tomorrow. At his execution. I'm sorry son.

    • Michael: Well ya know what, ya sons of bitches? I won't let you do it.
      T-Bag: Whacha gonna do, blow the whistle on your own escape?

    • Michael: We gotta put this whole thing on hold.
      C-Note: Whoa, whoa easy, Fish. We're not puttin' nothin' on hold.
      Michael: I don't think you heard me. Until I get my brother out of that hole no one's doing a damn thing.

    • Veronica: They've wanted to keep us on the run this entire time, because if anybody hears from us we can do them damage. Maybe it's time we do the exact opposite – go big.
      Nick: What do you mean, "big"? You mean media big?
      Veronica: We got all the ammo we need. There's a string of murders a mile long connected to this thing. We expose that...
      Nick: Are you ready to show your face again? Huh? Are you ready for that?
      Veronica: It's the bottom of the ninth, what else are we gonna do?

    • T-Bag: And then there were 5.

    • T-Bag: Wonder what happened to that boy... Maybe them Mafia chickens came home to roost after all.

    • Darius: Yo?
      C-note: Yo, what's up, homey? Your sister outta the room?
      Darius: She is now. So how is it out there, man? Fox River all that they say it is?
      C-note: Nah man, It ain't all that, not for long anyway.
      Darius: What you mean by that?
      C-note: I need you to do something for me.
      Darius: Yeah a'ight.
      C-note: Still driving that Escalade?
      Darius: Is Michael Jackson still white?
      C-note: Haha you got jokes son, how many does it hold?

    • C-Note: Now you know what? There are 2 things everybody needs to get with here. First, Hillbilly you have got to learn some respect, man here made everything possible, and you Fish you're gonna have to get with it that we are doing this thing this afternoon as soon as we get on P.I.
      Scofield: So you're just gonna make a run for it, in the middle of the day.
      C-Note: Ahh you gotta do what you gotta do baby.
      Scofield: You are gonna screw this whole thing up.
      C-Note: Haha that's not for you to decide anymore. Now this train is leaving the station and I suggest you get on it.

    • C-note: God bless sink, but the man is gone, when you go to the tombs you don't get out not until they strap you up.
      Scofield: If you think I'm gonna leave my brother behind you have massively under-estimated me!
      C-note: Really?
      Scofield: Really.

    • Scofield: We're not getting out of here.
      T-Bag: Unfortunately, pretty, (pulls a shank) that ain't an option.

  • NOTES (7)

    • For this first 13 episodes, Wenworth Miller (Michael) was nominated for the 2006 Golden Globe Award for Best Performance By An Actor In A Television Series-Drama.

    • For this first 13 episodes, the show won the 2006 People's Choice Award for Favorite New Television Drama. Plus, it was nominated for the 2006 Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series-Drama.

    • Though Marshall Allman is credited, he does not appear in this episode.

    • There's an alternate ending: When the cons grab a pipe to try to open the path to the infirmary, one of them says "One...", then Kellerman and Veronica (still hiding) are shown. He says "...two...", then Lincoln is shown hitting the tube with the mop as he says "...three!".

    • In Latin America, this episode is known as "Al Final Del Tunel". For the second time, the title translation is accurate.

    • The background song heard when the team escapes is The Outsider (Apocalypse Mix) by A Perfect Circle.

    • When this episode premiered in the UK it had an opening and closing narration by Wentworth Miller as Michael Scofield.


    • Veronica tells Nick it is time to go public about the cover up. Nick disagrees because he thinks its too dangerous. Veronica responds by saying it is the "bottom of the ninth". She is alluding to the last half inning of a baseball game when you have to pull out all of the stops and try anything to win the game.