Prison Break

Season 3 Episode 5

Interference

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Aired Monday 8:00 PM Oct 22, 2007 on FOX
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  • Road Block for the plan.

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    Mahone adds this contribution tot the plan, love it.
    Linc visits Michael; the escape deadline is tomorrow. Linc needs to arrange a getaway vehicle for 3pm – the only way to avoid the military jeeps is to be able to see them, so they need to escape in broad daylight.

    A new inmate, Andrew Tyge (Dominic Keating) refuses to give out his wallet to Sammy. Sammy beats him up and also takes his shirt. Bellick gives him food "for later" and tells him this is how prisoners become "untouchables" like Bellick used to be. However, Tyge is more concerned with staring at Michael and Whistler talking, as he recognizes one of them. Michael asks McGrady for a watch and binoculars. Michael then outlines his escape plan to Whistler; but first, he needs to get to know the guards better to find out their weaknesses. Whistler's cell overlooks the other guard's tower; Michael asks him to observe him all day, and gives him one half of the binoculars.

    An impatient Susan is writing on a chart (steps of a plan perhaps) while speaking with Lincoln, and tells him to deliver Whistler as soon as he and Michael break out of Sona, and he has 36 hours.

    Sucre is approached by Lechero's cousin, Augusto – he had an arrangement with the previous gravedigger to smuggle things into Sona. He'll give Sucre $5,000 to do this just once. Sucre agrees.

    Whistler finds that there's a time of day when there's a blind spot for the guard for six minutes. Michael has found that the other guard occasionally adjusts his TV when there's interference – and he can build a transmitter to help jam his signal. Being an engineer, he learned in college about interfering with EMP. Tyge spies on them; Michael almost catches him, but not quite. However, Mahone approaches Tyge, and tells the new prisoner how prisoners should mind their own business.

    Lincoln and Sofia try to take an off-road to Sona, but being a private government road they're stopped and bullied by the police. Although Sofia talks them out of any trouble, the officer says he'll remember Linc's face should it happen again.

    After having sex with Lechero, Sister Mary Francis says that Augusto won't pay for her any more. Lechero won't pay either – he won't pay for sex. She's desperate and broke, but Lechero's offended.

    As T-Bag continues to provide Mahone with free drugs with a promise of future payment, Sammy picks up the package that Sucre has smuggled in. Michael steals the microwave of a particularly tough inmate. He uses it to finish his jamming device. It works – but the sun hits the scope and flashes at the guard and so the guard suddenly takes aim at Michael's cell and sprays the window with bullets. An alarm blares. Colonel Escamilla and his men enter the prison – the Colonel is not leaving until he finds the what he thinks was a rifle pointed at one of his guards. Everyone is cornered in the yard except T-Bag - Lechero having ordered him to stay inside and hide with Sister Mary Francis. T-Bag hides her and himself and promises to keep her safe. She looks up to him as he seems to have a genuine affection for her.

    The monoscope is found in Michael's cell. Michael steps up to admit it's his cell and the guard, Hurtado, demands to know why he was watching him. Whistler then steps up and says the scope is actually his, and he wasn't watching the guard, he was watching birds. He shows the bird book as proof that he's a birdwatcher. The General is mollified.

    Lechero returns to his cell – to find that Mary tried to steal $30 from his unguarded cashbox. T-Bag steps up and claims he gave the money to her and planned to replace it by the end of the day. Lechero is angry, and roughs T-Bag up, but Mary is out of trouble for now and looks up to T-Bag even more.

    Linc buys some supplies at a dive shop, and then goes with Sofia to the beach, not far from the prison gates, where he buries an ice box. International waters are 12 miles off the coast. Linc and Sofia start to trust each other.

    Augusto pays Sucre for his delivery – and reveals to him it is not a one time deal. Sucre resists, but ultimately gives in.

    The guards leave but not before locking Michael's cell as punishment, leaving all of Michael's escape plan's objects out of reach; his plans are ruined. Whistler and Michael step out into the yard realizing Michael must come up with a new plan. Whistler runs into Tyge – who is sure he knows Whistler. He calls him McFadden and says he was in Nice, in 1997, with the Ambassador. Whistler insists Tyge's insane, he's just a fisherman. Neither Michael nor Mahone believe him, but Mahone doesn't care – he just wants to get out. Mahone reveals he has noticed something else from his own cell and takes Michael and Whistler to see it.

    Mahone shows them through his window that the guard watching TV has a full cup of coffee everyday before getting to his tower and proposes they try and get to that cup, which Michael agrees with.
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