Prison Break

Season 1 Episode 5

English, Fitz or Percy

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Sep 19, 2005 on FOX
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Episode Summary

Kellerman and Hale blackmail Warden Pope.
Michael finds out he might get out of Fox River earlier than anticipated.
Veronica becomes uncertain of her allies.

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  • prison break is my best show

    : "Exactly why I watch this series" its the best show i ever see every thing in this show great i love it all time i like to watch prison break because this show is so nice and good and great and make me feel good i love it really and this episode is perfect and very important and when i watch prion break must be in a good mood to live with the show and i don't know what happen if this show stop i witch this show not stop and go forward always and really this is my showmoreless
  • this was a good ep

    in this ep of prison break secret service want the pope to transfer michle and he learns of this and then trys to write letter that can the delay the fact he has to be transferd. but the secret service are pressing the matter on the pope by treating to expose to his wife about his trip and legtmiat child and the pope starts to cooperate with them by destroying the letter. and michle is working his way out towards the prison he then has to find out in this ep were the cops respond to first and find out which road is the safest to exape toward as he is doing that they think he is out of his cell and call the alarm t hat he is excaping thing is he hears it and goes back the wardens office and is there and lies about it. and the pope belives him and says your still be transferd . and the next morning he is about to leave the gate but then the warden comes back and says he is not leaving and he goes home early to tell his wife the news that he was hiding the whole time. this was a good epmoreless
  • PB starts to get good from here

    Having discovered his connection to Lincoln, Agents Kellerman and Hale try to have Michael transferred out of Fox River by blackmailing Warden Pope. Michael enlists the team's help to discover part of the escape route, whether to take English, Fitz or Percy, which turns out to be street names outside the prison. He has the authorities believe that he attempts to escape, where he discovers police cars flooding English and Percy, but not Fitz. In the end, Pope decides not to have him transferred. Meanwhile, Donovan and Savrinn continue to exonerate Lincoln, but their tape goes missing, and Donovan suspects Savrinn is working against her. This is where the show started to get better, this episode was very quick and I begin to like the characters here. The scene where Michael climbs to the roof was the highlight of the episode.moreless
  • Very Intense!!!!

    The Tension created in Prison Break is what sells this series so well.

    Take for examplo the first Scene in the cell, simply great, done in a simple way, however created tension.

    We have two plots, exactly what I like. Michael Transfer Plot is not too strong, but gets the job Done and created another situation that seemed impossible to solve.

    But English, Fitz or Percy plot is what sells this episode and make it very valuable and exciting.

    Overall this episode created some Tension, excitment that is rare to find this quality in another show. All the things seem impossible to overcome and this keep you in the edge of your seat.moreless
Amaury Nolasco

Amaury Nolasco

Fernando Sucre

Dominic Purcell

Dominic Purcell

Lincoln Burrows

Paul Adelstein

Paul Adelstein

Special Agent Paul Kellerman

Peter Stormare

Peter Stormare

John Abruzzi

Robin Tunney

Robin Tunney

Veronica Donovan

Sarah Wayne Callies

Sarah Wayne Callies

Dr. Sara Tancredi

Deanna Dunagan

Deanna Dunagan


Guest Star

Joe Minoso

Joe Minoso

Chaz Fink

Guest Star

Jane Galloway Heitz

Jane Galloway Heitz

Uppity Clerk

Guest Star

Frank Grillo

Frank Grillo

Nick Savrinn

Recurring Role

Muse Watson

Muse Watson

Charles Westmoreland (D. B. Cooper)

Recurring Role

Stacy Keach

Stacy Keach

Warden Henry Pope

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

    • Goof: How was Michael going to find out what road to take out of the prison if he didn't have access to Pope's office? This turned out to be an essential part for Michael to find out that Fitz was the road to take.

    • Agent Kellerman wears a small blue pin on his left lapel. It is the SF or special forces insignia. It is also consistently worn UPSIDE DOWN by Agent Kellerman. The arrowhead crest should point upward.

    • Goof: When the plastic key is put into the door by Abruzzi, it is in the keyhole in the doorknob. When Michael opens the door, the key is shown as being in the deadbolt. When Michael goes out the door and goes to take the key out, it is back in the doorknob.

    • The paper that Kellerman gives the Warden is dated Thursday, July 16, 1998. The headline reads "Local Youth Found Dead" and the caption below the picture reveals that youth to be Will Clayton.

  • QUOTES (24)

    • Kellerman: May I ask you a question, Warden? More of an observation, really. I was looking at the morgue photos from that boy, back at Toledo, Will Clayton. And, my lord, if he wasn't the spitting image of his daddy. Apple fell real far from the tree with that one, didn't it? Fell off the tree, fell all over the pavement.

    • Nick: Well, we're pissing someone off.
      Veronica: You say that like it's a good thing.
      Nick: People start breaking the law, you know you're getting warm.

    • Pope: I'm assuming this is about your transfer request for Michael Scofield?
      Kellerman: More specifically why you denied it.
      Pope: Look, Mr. Kellerman, do I come into your house and tell you where to put your furniture?

    • Michael: These are the guys we're breaking out with.
      Abruzzi: I don't think so, Fish. That was not our agreement. I'm not gonna work with this crazy rhino.
      Lincoln: Keep pushing it, John.
      Abruzzi: Yeah, I keep pushing it, you know. Huh, what's your deal man?
      (Lincoln gets in Abruzzi's face.)
      Lincoln: Touch my brother again and I'll show you.
      Abruzzi: Brother? Your brother?

    • Bellick:(pinning Michael against a wall) I could kill you and the paperwork wouldn't need much more than the date.

    • Pope:(to Michael) I'm impressed. Not even a week in here and you're already working it like an old con.

    • Michael: Don't believe everything you hear. I'm not going anywhere.

    • Bellick:(over the walkie-talkie to Patterson) Stop trying to nail the secretary and check the damn office!

    • Bellick: We got a runner!

    • Dr. Tancredi: Fox River's a small town, Lincoln. People around here don't have a whole lot to do besides time and talk.

    • Sucre: The Ricans, we got genetically higher blood pressure, you know that? My cousin, he died from too much stress.
      Michael: Thought you said your cousin was moving in on your girl.
      Sucre: That's my other cousin. But thanks for bringing that up, jackass!

    • Michael (prompting Sucre to provide cover so Michael can enter the tunnel): Don't we have some laundry to do?
      Sucre (washing clothes in the sink): Just to be clear, I'm not touching your drawers.

    • Michael: It's time.
      Sucre: Time? Oh God, here we go again. Count's in 15 minutes, what are you doing?
      Michael: Trust me. The less you know, the better.
      Sucre: The less I know? Man, you got me in the dark!
      Michael: That's exactly where you wanna be.

    • Lincoln: You know I'd made my peace to what was coming then you show up and give me the one thing a man in my situation shouldn't have: hope. And now that's gonna be taken away…
      Michael: Don't do this, Linc.
      Lincoln: I got three weeks. What do you want me to do?
      (Michael has a flashback to when he and Lincoln were kids, after their mother's funeral)
      Young Lincoln: Come on, Michael. What do you want me to do?
      Young Michael: Bring her back.
      Young Lincoln: You know I can't do that. But look – there's some stuff that I can do. It's not gonna be the same. But we're gonna figure it out. And no matter what, it's still gonna be me and you.
      Young Michael: Ok, but what if something happens to you?
      Young Lincoln: You just have a little faith.
      (flashback ends)
      Michael: Just have a little faith.

    • Michael: The reason we're all here today, is we have a decision to make. English, Fitz, or Percy. If we're gonna pull this off, we need to take one of them out.

    • Pope: Why do I get the feeling that there's more to you than meets the eye, Scofield? Anything you want to tell me? Some other reason you're in here besides holding up a bank? (pause) You're being transferred.
      Michael: What?
      Pope: We're moving you over to Statesville.
      Michael: You can't do that.
      Pope: Yes I can. I'm the boss here. This is my house.
      Michael: Three weeks.
      Pope: What for?
      Michael: Lincoln Burrows. He's being executed in three weeks.
      Pope: Well, I'm aware of that. What's that to you?
      Michael: He's my brother.

    • Michael: We're not breaking out of a Jamba Juice, gentlemen. It's gonna take a little more than digging a few holes. There are eyes, ears, dots that couldn't be connected from the outside.

    • Abruzzi: You know I have a real hard time trusting you, Fish.
      Michael: The important thing is that we stay on schedule.
      Abruzzi: Yeah, English, Fitz, or Percy?
      Michael: English, Fitz, or Percy.
      Abruzzi: You wanna know which one I think we should take out?
      Michael: All due respect I don't need opinions. I need answers.

    • Michael: Look, the good news is I can get to the roof.
      Sucre: So what happens now?
      Michael: Now, it's all about timing.

    • Sara (about Michael): You close?
      Lincoln: We were.
      Sara: How 'bout now?
      Lincoln: Huh?
      Sara: How 'bout now.
      Lincoln: (sighs) He's been abandoned his whole life. Dad, mom – she died young. And now me.
      Sara: Think that's why he's here? 'Cause your…your death would feel like it's happening again?
      Lincoln: I abandoned him a long time ago. That's why he's here.

    • Pope: What's this prisoner doing out of his cell?
      C.O. Rizzo: He's being transferred.
      Pope: No, no, no, no there must be some kind of a mistake. This man filed a motion yesterday. He has a medical condition which precludes his transfer. Sinusitis, right?
      Michael: Sinusitis.
      Pope: Take the prisoner back to his cell. But yank his rec time, he missed count last night.

    • Nick: All right, here's the deal. We believe Lincoln; this tape is a lie. It has to be.
      Veronica: But you saw it, it's all there.
      Nick: Yeah, but maybe what we're looking for is what's not there.

    • Sara: I'm supposed to give you a physical this evening. Let me apologize in advance for the heavy dose of irony we're about to participate in.
      Lincoln: It's all right, just doing your job.
      Sara: Yeah, well letting the State know that you're healthy enough to execute is not why I went to medical school.

    • Pope: Mr. Scofield is no longer our problem, he is getting transferred tomorrow.

  • NOTES (3)


    • Sucre: I thought you had everything worked out, Fish.
      Michael: We're not breaking out of a Jamba Juice, gentlemen.

      Jamba Juice is a popular chain of smoothie resturants across 26 states, the District of Colombia and the Bahamas.

    • Scofield: The reason we're all here today is we have a decision to make…English, Fitz or Percy. If we're gonna pull this off…we need to take one of them out.
      Abruzzi: And you want us to tell you which one?
      Scofield: I just want you to help me get to them. I'll take it from there.

      This conversation alludes to the streets surrounding the prison; however we don't find that out until much later, after this conversation takes place. As it happens, it sounds like they're talking about "taking out" another person.

    • Fish: With a little help from my friends.
      This is possibly a reference to the Beatles' song of the same name off "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band". Or of course, it could be a coincidence.