Prison Break

Season 3 Episode 4

Good Fences

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Oct 08, 2007 on FOX
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Episode Summary

After taking delivery of a package from The Company, Lincoln realizes that they are deadly serious. Michael's new break out plan relies on electricity. Haywire is back from the dead, haunting a disoriented Mahone. Bellick and T-Bag get special attention from Lechero.

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  • Or at least it should be ^^

    Prison Break should have ended on season one. The show was extremely well written. the show was only supposed to be one season but they felt like extending it because the ratings were so high. Anyways I would have loved to see the show end in one season with the original ending whatever it would have been(didn't get to see it cus they changed everything around to do another season).

    Anyways I still gave it a chance and watched it all through season 2 which was mediocre and continued to watch till this episode which will be the final episode I watch. The reason why, is this. The previous episode Lincoln threatens the woman whom he meets and holds sara and LJ hostage. He threatens her by saying that they obviously need Lincoln and Michael and therefore dont have all the leverage. He then persuades her to allow Michael to make a phone call to Sara... so he makes the phone call, gets info, Lincoln tries to break them out and fails. Then they kill Sara.

    If they were willing to kill Sara in the first place then they wouldnt have given Michael the phone call and when Lincoln threatened them with the whole you need us BS then they would have just said no.

    So I dont know if its new writers on the show or they didnt have the time to come up with new script or its too hard to come up with script in the situation that everyone is in in the show. No matter what I dont care. The show is now a joke and what could have been one of the greatest seasons of a show ever has been ruined by making up new **** to milk it for all its worth. Reminds me of Dexter, the first season was one of the most complete, amazing, intense seasons of a show ever and really the show should end at just that. Although the new season is just starting and I dont want to get ahead of myself but I will be shocked if this season ends up being half as good as the first.

    Btw, I am not going to watch the show for many reasons, not just the one mentioned above. The one above was just the icing on the cake.moreless
  • Michael begins to finally develop a plan. Linc is tormented w/a decision that could affect his relationship w/his brother. Mahone still battling his demons. Sucre comes back in character.

    I enjoyed this episode. With the death of Sarah, this show stays true to the plots of danger and the fact no one is really safe. I like the fact they didn't back pedal on Mahone's withdrawal. The writers are actually letting it play out. The Mahone character is still teetering between good and evil. He reminded Michael at the end, he may not be himself, but he's not dumb. Once again Wentworth Miller and William Fichtner play off each other very well. Hate to say it, but I'm a Mahone fan. Good Fence was also a chance to finally see Linc play different emotion. We still know no more about Whistler then we did the first episode, and lately I'm finding the Whistler and Susan B. kind of unnecessary. And speaking of Susan B., did she really try to make Linc feel guility about her murdering Sarah? Did she really try to play the victim? She's a demented character, which I'm finding hard to see any redeeming qualities. All in all this episode was above average. Exactly what we look forward and expect from this show.moreless
  • This episode moves the plot forward and has an interesting surprise that will shock the majority of Prison Break fans and make some fans angry.

    Details/Progress (To point A to B) -» (9/10). In this episode, Michael mission is moving forward, two plans that he made was successful, this is progress. Mahone request was filler and Bellick just took the ride in this episode at Michael cost, the same was for Lincoln. At least, T-bag is growing in Lechero organization.

    Presentation Phase - » (10/10). Excellent, revealing what was inside of the box was nice, a shocking beginning for the audience.

    Complication Phase - » (9/10). Michael plans is mysterious and dangerous, bellick didn´t help, T-bag has his own plans. Climax Phase - » (9/10). The tension here was great when Michael has to restore the energy accompanied with Lechero and his man.

    Suspense/Tension - » (9/10). The tension in this episode was great, if not perfect.

    Drama - » (9/10). Poor Lincoln.

    Ending - » (8/10). Interesting ending.

    Surprises/Shocks/Twists - » (10/10). Little surprises thanks to T-bag, but what was inside the box was great.

    Time and Scene Management - » (8/10). Mahone scenes was only there to buy time, T-bag scenes maybe will be important in the future, Michael scenes was necessary, Sucre too, and Lincoln scenes also was necessary this time.

    Plot Details/Holes- » (9/10). Will be very hard to notice any flaws in this episode.

    What I liked -» Bellick last scene, Michael scenes, what was inside of the box, Sucre attitude.

    What I Didn´t Liked -» Mahone scenes.

    This episode moves the plot forward and has an interesting surprise that will shock the majority of Prison Break fans.moreless
  • Well written.

    After his failed attempt at rescue, Lincoln receives a deadly threat from the company. Michael formulates an electrifying escape plan from Sona. Mahone is haunted by hallucinations of Haywire. T-Bag becomes a member of Lechero's crew by murdering Nieves. Bellick's attempt to rat on Michael backfires. Haywire was back for this episode, god I miss that guy he is / was a legend. Glad he came back to haunt Mahone for awhile. Another awesome episode from Prison Break though. I love this season. I can't wait to see more, even though I am re-watching it, I just love this season so much.moreless
  • Sara is dead!!, Micheal doesn't know, but at least he has a plan to get out, Mahone is losing it, and Sucre is in on the plan.

    oh my god that was one of the best episodes of prison break i have ever seen!!!,Sara is dead!!!!!!!!!!!!why!!,I am devastated, what a way to go (decapitated, then head put in box!) the company are not taking any crap!!,they mean business. Micheal is going to be devastated when he finds out. Its good that Micheal is getting somewhere (at least I think? ? ?), hes defiantly got a plan, and I'm glad Sucre is in the plan!, Bellic is a moron for rating out Micheal.I feel really bad for Alex he is freaking losing it!, but i still cant get over Sara! One of best episodes Iv seen of prison break!moreless
Danay Garcia

Danay Garcia

Sofia Lugo

Robert Wisdom

Robert Wisdom


Robert Knepper

Robert Knepper

Theodore "T-Bag" Bagwell

Dominic Purcell

Dominic Purcell

Lincoln Burrows

Wade Williams

Wade Williams

Captain Brad Bellick

William Fichtner

William Fichtner

Special Agent Alexander Mahone

Anthony Escobar

Anthony Escobar


Guest Star

Pete O. Partida

Pete O. Partida

Artistic Inmate

Guest Star

Alejandro Pedemonte

Alejandro Pedemonte

ND Inmate

Guest Star

Silas Weir Mitchell

Silas Weir Mitchell


Recurring Role

Laurence Mason

Laurence Mason


Recurring Role

Carlo Alban

Carlo Alban


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (5)

    • Goof: The notes that the grave digger flicks through, are not only obvious fakes, but they also carry the same serial number: I21622278A.

    • In an early scene of the prison, a Spanish version of "Venus" by Shocking Blue can be heard in the background.

    • The position of Mahone's shank (near Michael's head) changes position between shots.

    • The words on the wall (when Mahone is talking with the prisoner) mean "How good is there" in Russian.

    • The soccer game Lechero is watching on TV is in fact from the Brazilian national championship. The footage is from 2002 and the game was Fluminense (red and green) vs. Gremio (black and blue), in Maracana, Rio de Janeiro.

  • QUOTES (25)

    • Mahone: You are breathing only by my grace, Michael. Now you remember that the next time you send me on a wild goose chase.
      Michael: I didn't.
      Mahone: You did. And you think you can manipulate me like you did Sucre and Tweener and Haywire. I'm not your errand boy. I'm going to go with you when you escape, and if you think, in any way, that you'll leave me, I'll put this piece of metal in that very small space right between your eyes.

    • T-Bag: Due to the untimely demise of Senor Juan Nieves, I have now been promoted to manager in charge of retail distribution and customer liaison.

    • Nieves: When Lechero's in a better mood, I'll put in a good word. Help you move up the ladder.
      T-Bag: I appreciate it, compadre. But I was always taught God helps those who help themselves.
      (kills Nieves)

    • (watching Sucre)
      Whistler: This is how we're getting out?
      Michael: Yes, with a little help from an old friend.

    • Lechero: The only thing I hate more than a rat is a rat with bad information.

    • Whistler: (to Michael) I know who you are, mate. I figured it out just lately. It finally made sense, shy they'd pick you out of all people. No worries. It's in my best interest to keep your little secret.

    • Lincoln: They killed Sara and put her head in a box! And they got my son!
      (Long pause. Sofia and Sucre are horrified.)
      Sucre: Linc, I'm so sorry...
      Lincoln: You're still here?

    • Michael: (to Whistler) Threatening the brother of the guy who's supposed to get you out of here might not be the smartest move.

    • Haywire's Ghost: (to Mahone) He's (Michael) leaving you. He'll be gone and you'll be stuck in this place forever.

    • Whistler: (to Michael) I assume we're doing more than just playing electrician?

    • Bellick: (to Mahone) I was having a tough time of it myself. I figured it shouldn't be that way for us, seeing as how we're the only two lawmen in Taco Hell.

    • Michael: I'm just fixing the electricity, boss.
      Bellick: And I'm just single 'cuz I'm choosy.

    • Susan B.: I did not want to do that. Can you even comprehend the intimacy of the mechanics of what I had to do to that woman? It's horrible!

    • Bellick: I just wanted to see how you're holding up in here.
      Mahone: Just dandy.

    • Sammy: (to Michael) Trouble has a way of finding you here in SONA, doesn't it?

    • Michael: I feel like we're running out of time.

    • Sucre: I'm going to make money and send it home. On the run or not, I'm going to be a dad, Lincoln. You, of all people, should understand that.

    • McGrady: (to Michael) You're a real smart guy. What the hell are you doing in prison?

    • Michael: (to Mahone) I've been thinking about our little talk and, ah, you're in.

    • Michael: (to Lincoln) They did this, not you, okay? It's not your fault.

    • Whistler: It's in my interest to keep a little secret. But Bellick, can't be trusted.
      Michael: I can handle Bellick. He's not in on this.
      Whistler: Okay. Good.
      Michael: But Mahone is.
      Whistler: Mahone? He's looking about as stable as a three legged chair and he's escaping with us?
      Michael: No, he just thinks he is. He needs his meds. Without them, he'll self-destruct, it's just a matter of time.
      Whistler: And it if doesn't?
      Michael: I'll string him along, tell him what he wants to hear. Then I'll cut him loose.
      Whistler: How do I know that you're not going to do the same thing to me?
      Michael: You don't.

    • Lechero: Scofield, what do you know about electricity?
      Michael: Only that we don't have any right now.

    • Susan (to Lincoln): We're just soldiers, Linc. Different armies, but soldiers just the same.

    • Michael: Nice.
      Prisoner: I was the best in my school. (playing basketball)
      Michael: All girls?
      Prisoner: Kiss my ass, bro.

    • Mahone: A pen? Why?
      Michael: Some documents that need altering. I'll explain to you later. Right now I need that pen, okay?
      Mahone: Okay.
      Michael: And I tell you what else I need. I need you to get your act together. I need you to bring yourself under control because you're attracting attention and that, we don't need.
      Mahone: I'm under control.
      Michael: Of course you are.

  • NOTES (2)

    • In Latin America, this episode is known as "La Cerca Mortal", which means "The mortal fence".

    • Original International Air Dates:
      UK: October 15, 2007 on Sky One
      Denmark: November 19, 2007 on TV3
      Finland: October 7, 2008 on MTV3
      Germany: January 22, 2009 on RTL
      Czech Republic: April 8, 2009 on Nova Cinema


    • The episode title "Good Fences" refers to the saying "Good fences make good neighbors", which comes from the poem "Mending Wall" by Robert Frost.