Prison Break

Season 4 Episode 5

Safe and Sound

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Sep 22, 2008 on FOX
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Episode Summary

Self locates another card, hidden in a safe within a secure federal building.
Mahone continues his quest for revenge.
T-Bag's new life may be in jeopardy.

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  • Another good episode of Prison Break that reminded me of Season 1...

    As Wyatt's dogged pursuit continues, Self and the crew concoct a plan to steal data from within the Los Angeles federal building. Meanwhile, Sucre and Belick go after T-bag.

    This was probably the best episode of the season so far, I like seeing the elements of season one come back into play and it was also intresting to see Self get involved in the game. Mahone's hunt for Wyatt is intresting and the chase scene in the begininnig with Sara and Wyatt was cool and set the pace for this episode. Also T-Bag's storry arc seems to have picked up with Bellick and Sucre nearly finding him and his life getting threatened for Scylla.moreless
  • More soft than the previous episode but continues to be interesting.

    Again Mahone had one more scenes with great drama, very touching. His other scenes were his usual investigation skills at work that had some progress.

    Sara managed to escape in a scene filled with tension/suspense.

    The main event was funny, another impossible situation, but again, Michael has a plan where at least Bellick and Sucre was essential help. The writers used that to their advantaged and Michael and Lincoln had their conversation. Also agent Self provided some help.

    T-bag had another filler, mixed with some relevant material like a new partner and a new buyer.

    After some episodes being captive, the writers finally decided to make her way to be free, her role in this Scylla is unknown and has to be determinate.

    Presentation Phase - » (10/10). A very unique beginning, sadness and suspense.

    Complication Phase - » (8/10). The complication was softer this time.

    Climax Phase - » (8/10). The situation with the safe was good.

    Ending - » (8/10). Interesting.

    Details/Progress (To point A to B) -» (9/10). One more card, three remains.

    Time and Scene Management - » (9/10). Another entertaining episodes with necessary scenes, mixed with little filler.

    Plot Details/Holes- » (9/10). Again the impossible happen, but this is Prison Break, it is necessary to suspend your beliefs.

    Suspense/Tension - » (9/10)*2. Five scenes with suspense were enough for this episode.

    Drama - » (8/10). Only one scene with nice drama when Mahone reunited with his former wife, but that was enough.

    More soft than the previous episode but continues to be interesting.moreless
  • Good episode

    In this episode of Prison Break, the following happens. Sarah gets followed by one of the men, working for the company. Luckily she manages to escape. We soon learn that the man following Sara is also the same man who murdered, Alex's son. The team soon learn of where one of the cards is being hidden. So they come up with a plan on how to brake in and download the card. They manage to get into the building, with the help of a friend. Yet again during this, Michael's nose begins to bleed. Alex sets out to track down the man who murdered his son and followed Sara. When he gets a lead he heads straight there, but he has already checked out. But as Alex leaves the office and heads to the room, the man in the office, calls the murderer, to let him know someone has been looking for him, but before he can tell him so, Alex comes back into the office with a gun and so the man tells him that no one has come looking for him. Luckily Michael and Lincoln mange to copy the card in time, and manage to escape before anyone can see them. We see in this episode that Gretchen is still being held, but when one of the men holding her goes into her cell she kills him with a nail and escapes.moreless
  • Good episode

    I liked this one - it was fashinating and exciting and the whole thing on that federal building. They always come up with more and more unlikely targets and they always manage to work it out.

    I really most say I liked Mahone's storyline. When that char was first introduced I did not like him at all but with every episode he has become more and more likeable. And T-Bag.. it looks like his life is not so easy at all and the man who he blamed to be seems to be very deep into the Scyall thing.. And the end got really interestingmoreless
  • Some interesting questions about my favorite show.

    First of all, for the record – I'm a fan of this show. I love it being a nerve wrecker. However, I'm starting to have some questions as for the realistic details. What is the time? It seems like it's all happening in one day. At the end of last episode, Michael said to Sarah on the phone: Come home, we'll have dinner and we'll fond some time for ourselves (something like that). However, when Sarah returns, there is no dinner, no time "for ourselves", the hunt for Scylla begins all over again and it never ends. We don't EVER get to see them sleeping, eating, or living their lives whatsoever. I get it that time of the episodes is very limited and in order to make it interesting, we have to skip the small talk and stuff like that. It was quite ok during the first episodes but now we've had what – five and still there is no clue about them being human beings above all. Besides, I miss any relationship between Michael and Sarah. I don't mean it should become a soap opera but imagine a situation where you think your loved one is dead and now you have them back! There is too little going on between them. How do they act at the end of the day? Do they sleep together? It's not likely. And not only about sleeping – if I were them, I would hug, kiss, hold hands, touch, not necessarily meaning sex if there's a reason against sex (by the way, that's an interesting question as well), but maintaining any physical contact would make it more realistic after everything they've been through. Having said this criticism, I still love this show and it's my number 1 nerve wrecker every week. :)moreless
Ron Yuan

Ron Yuan


Guest Star

Tara Karsian

Tara Karsian


Guest Star

Dameon Clarke

Dameon Clarke

Andrew Blauner

Guest Star

Cress Williams

Cress Williams


Recurring Role

Leon Russom

Leon Russom

General Jonathan Kranz

Recurring Role

Shannon Lucio

Shannon Lucio


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


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    • Original International Airdates:
      UK: September 23, 2008 on Sky One
      Latin America: October 28, 2008 on FX
      Belgium: November 2, 2008 on 2BE
      Norway: November 6, 2008 on TV3
      Sweden: November 17, 2008 on TV3
      Australia: November 26, 2008 on Channel 7/Prime
      Spain: February 9, 2009 on FOX TV Spain
      Germany: April 30, 2009 on RTL
      Poland: October 4, 2009 on Polsat
      Finland: December 22, 2009 on MTV3
      Slovakia: July 28, 2010 on JOJ
      Czech Republic: August 11, 2012 on FANDA