Prison Break

Season 1 Episode 21


Aired Monday 8:00 PM May 08, 2006 on FOX
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Episode Summary

Everyone's ready to make their escapes across the high wire. Veronica and Nick realize they may be in over their heads. Agent Kellerman helps Vice President Reynolds calm down before her debate.

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  • this was a good ep

    in this ep alot is going down . the prisners and michle and his brother are beging int excape on the wire acrross to over the wall and then the old man is dying from a nife wood he had from builk and so he dies but not before he tells some of them were he stached the money. and so they are making it over to the wall. also in this ep veronica gets on the plane and heads to montana to find out were the vice president is hiding. this was a good ep ithought and it was really excitingmoreless
  • Best piece of TV....ever *Spoiler*

    GO! The episode where they escaped of Fox River. This episdoe is indeed special, and I thought the Suspense would kill me. I`ve watch it (like most prison break episodes) countless times and always stays that good...actually beyond good.

    Michael, Linc, Westmoreland, C-Note, Abruzzi, Sucre, Sucre`s cousin, Tweener , T-Bag and a very late addition, Haywire tries to escape the Prison in a mind blowing piece of TV, definitely the best I`ve seen. But only 8 will succeed. Not for weak hearts. Westmoreland ,injured(eventually dead) and Sucre`s cousin, too fat probably LOl will not make it. I thought Michael would not make it too...that was near! Brilliant suspense. After 20 episodes of build up, the writers pulled out a brilliant escape and I don`t think there is anybody in the world who were disappointed with this. Genius, Perfect!moreless
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  • One of the best episodes of all seasons-The best from season 1

    amazing episode it is just one of the best. hell or high water, season 3 episode in my opinion is better than Go, but nevertheless, is one of the best episodes in prison break. From season 1 is the best for sure and i am happy to see the show going better and better in season 3.

    I loved the way they showed us at the end how the fox river eight's were out those walls.

    Incredible Episode, just perfect yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah . one of my favorite on tv. i have never watched such a series!moreless
  • Finally The Escapes Begins!!!!

    After episode 15, all the build up ends here, to begin a new chapter for the Escape Squad. For all this buil up, I gave this episode a 10, because the pay off was perfect.

    There of course, always something that requires that you suspend some of your beliefs, but when you do that, you can enjoy this episode for what it is.

    It is incredible how Michael Escape Plan depends on luck, but finally they managed to do it. Sara, pope, even Bellick indirectly, and of course Tweener help was crucial for the Escape to happen.

    This episode is filled with High Tension from the Beginning to the End. In this episode we have 3 deaths and one convict caught.

    Nick plot also ended perfectly.

    One of the Best episodes of this Season.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

Robin Tunney

Robin Tunney

Veronica Donovan

Scott Jaeck

Scott Jaeck


Guest Star

Andrew Rothenberg

Andrew Rothenberg


Guest Star

Mac Brandt

Mac Brandt

C.O. Mack

Guest Star

Stacy Keach

Stacy Keach

Warden Henry Pope

Recurring Role

Patricia Wettig (I)

Patricia Wettig (I)

Vice President Caroline Reynolds

Recurring Role

Michelle Forbes

Michelle Forbes

Samantha Brinker

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • Abruzzi said that after Lincoln, the cons should go climb in alphabetical order. However, they didn't:
      Either you look at their first names, last names or nicknames, it's not alphabetical order.

  • QUOTES (25)

    • Kellerman (to Caroline): Listen to me. Listen to me. They're doing this to see how you will react. So you need to be strong. Be presidential, and get through this. We get through this.

    • Katie: Oh, Sara. It was a false alarm at the psych ward. That's what all that racket was about.
      Sara: Good, thank you. Good night.

    • T-Bag (Abruzzi is going into the pipes before T-Bag): Age before beauty.

    • T-Bag (to Manche, who is overweight): If you get stuck in one of them pipes, boy...

    • Company man 1: Samantha?
      Agent Brinker: Yes, sir?
      Company man 1: I need a very frank assessment from you right now. Based on your contact with her, will the Vice President go quietly?
      Brinker: No, absolutely not. Becoming President is the most important thing for her, if we take that away she has absolutely nothing to lose and I guarantee you she'll do anything she can to take everyone she can down with her.
      Company man 2: We need to make a move on her, now.

    • Trumpets (to Abruzzi): That's real touching and all, you sticking up for a brother, but you all need to step aside right now. (Trumpets moves into Michael's cell and sees just Michael sitting on the bed reading a book)
      Michael: Something you need? (Trumpets looks at Michael, then under the bed and then he looks at Abruzzi)
      Trumpets: Where is he?
      Abruzzi: Told you, we haven't seen him.
      (Trumpets looks at Sucre, then Michael, Trumpets looks confused and then leaves the cell)

    • Abruzzi (to T-Bag): I said a prayer for you, Theodore, I said a prayer for us all.

    • Becky (about Warden Pope): You know, Michael, you know he can be a big old grump sometimes, but I hope you know how highly he thinks of you. There's no way he'd get that Taj-Mahal done in time for his anniversary without your help.

    • Michael: I'm sorry, Henry. (smashes the radio over Pope's head)

    • Westmoreland: Give Anna her papa's love.
      Michael: I will. I will.

    • C-Note: A'ight, how we doin' baby?
      Michael: Not good. We're already 10 minutes behind. Let's move it!

    • Michael: I know you told Bellick.
      Tweener: I don't know what you're talkin' 'bout…
      Michael: But I owed you. And I pay my debts. But as soon as we're out of here, you go your way, we'll go ours. You understand?

    • Haywire: I knew it.
      Michael: Haywire…
      Haywire: I knew it. As soon as I saw you go into psych ward, I knew it! Either I come with…(everyone gets ready to attack; Haywire holds up a guard's radio) Want me to make a little person to person call here?
      Michael: Haywire, just take it easy.
      Haywire: The other person being a correctional officer.
      Lincoln: He's in.

    • Michael: It's 6:55.
      Sucre: That's 5 minutes 'til tier.
      Michael: One hour 'til the next count. One hour to get over that wall and as far away from this prison as possible.

    • Pope: How long have you been planning this?
      Michael: That is a conversation for another day, Warden.

    • Michael: You unscrewed the toilet, right? (Sucre's mouth drops open) That's 5 minutes we don't have!
      Sucre: I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm just…just feel like my head is spinning a little. (runs to toilet and throws up)
      Michael: Are you okay?
      Sucre: If we get caught… I can't do 10 more years, bro. I can't. (gates open)
      Guard: Tier time! One hour!
      Michael: There's no going back now.

    • (Westmoreland collapses)
      C-Note: Hey hey hey!
      Michael: Charles…
      C-Note: You okay old man?
      Westmoreland: No…
      Michael: Let's take a look. (lifts up Westmoreland's shirt to look at the wound) It's just a few more steps. You can make it.
      Westmoreland: Oh, I can make it another foot, maybe 2. But why? I wasn't goin' for me. I was goin' for my daughter. And you can do that. Will you promise me?
      Michael: Yes, I promise.
      Westmoreland: Money… buried under a silo at the Double K Ranch, just outside of Tooele, Utah. There's plenty to split…The government didn't want any more embarrassment after I took off with the money so they low-balled it in the papers. Truth is, Michael…it's not 1 million under that silo. There's 5 million dollars there.

    • Veronica: This whole time, everything you said was a lie?
      Nick: No. No, I never stopped fighting for Lincoln's innocence, never. They approached me after I took this case.
      Veronica: Who's they?
      Nick: John Abruzzi.
      Veronica: John Abruzzi the mob boss?
      Nick: Yes, yes.
      Veronica: How much did he pay you?
      Nick: My father's freedom.
      Veronica: You said your father was exonerated.
      Nick: I lied, okay? I agreed to keep tabs on you. In exchange, Abruzzi had some guy who was already doing a life sentence confess to the murder my father didn't commit. And that's how I got him out of jail!
      Veronica: Your dad's life for mine.
      Nick: No one needs to get hurt here, Veronica.
      Veronica: What, you think Abruzzi wants legal advice from me?!
      Nick: All you have to do is make sure Michael gives this Abruzzi guy what he needs to know. That's it.
      Veronica: Nick…you don't think they're gonna let me live, do you?
      Nick: I gotta believe that.

    • Bellick: Brains of the outfit, eh Scofield? (to the others) He's leading you off a cliff, boys.
      C-Note: You're acting like you still in charge. Shut your mouth, bitch.

    • Nick Savrinn (to mob guy): She's about a million miles from here and you're never going to find her. So why don't you just suck it.
      (Gets shot)

    • Abruzzi (to Bellick): Ciao Bello!

    • Abruzzi: Okay, after Lincoln, we go alphabetically.
      C-Note: Whoa, hang on Abruzzi.

    • Westmoreland: Go Michael, go and don't look back!

    • C.O. Rizzo: Whoa, easy, hey. I ain't a hero for 14 dollars an hour. You do what you will.
      Michael: Uncuff my brother.
      Rizzo: You got it, boss.

    • Warden Pope: You can't possibly get away with this.
      Michael: I don't think you want to find out how badly I want to get my brother out of here.

  • NOTES (2)


    • Abruzzi makes a little Italian pun at Bellick's expense as they rebind him in this episode. As they are leaving him in the pipe Abruzzi says "Ciao Bellick," which sounds like "Ciao bella." This is like saying "Goodbye Sweetheart" in Italian.