Prison Break

Season 1 Episode 10

Sleight of Hand

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Nov 07, 2005 on FOX
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Episode Summary


Abruzzi struggles to get his crew back to PI. He tries to convince Michael to reveal Fibonacci's whereabouts to Falzone.
Agents Kellerman and Hale receive some professional help for their search, as the Vice President isn't satisfied about their progress so far.
An inmate becomes suspicious of the escapees' work in the break room.
Steadman's money trail leads Veronica and Nick to a surprising discovery.


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  • this was a good ep

    in this ep of the show prison break michle and the others want to get back into the break room so there excape plan does not go and be discoverd. so the mob guy is losing his rank in command in the prsion becasue the guard did not get his daily money that he usully gets. and so the guard picks new people to be in charge of cleaning the break room and michle decides he is going to give up the wareabouts were the guy is but not quite also in this ep the vice president she decides there not getting the job done so she hires a new person and he goes to vist them and hurts oen of the them and says your off the case for now. and he goes to vist the he old fiance and lies to him meanwhile she is hiding with the guy and michles brother kid. also there is a guy that gets involved int he pi job and so he wants to know what there doing in there he discovers it and he says he will tell if they dont hire him and so michles tells were the guy is hiding but its trick and the guy goes and gets arrested and there back on pi again but they have to keep the black guy with them to keep him quite. also the guy now knows were there hiding and he killed her fiance also . this was a good epmoreless
  • Rev.

    Veronica, Nick and L.J. are pursued by an agent of The Company, who takes over from Hale and Kellerman, but the two agents don't like it. Abruzzi and Michael try to figure out how to regain control of PI, but to do so Michael may have to give up Fibonacci. He manages to send Falzone to a false lead in Canada, where they face international gun charges and parole violation. Abruzzi regains control of PI. However, C-Note forces his way onto the escape team. C Note was great in this one we saw alot of him here, out side of the prison scenes where entertaining.moreless
  • Another Great episode!!!

    After how the things ended in the last episode, the expectations for this episode were high and the writers managed to make one good problem that maintain the audience very interested in what is going to happen.

    The Main problem is simple, to save his brother, michael has to take away the life of another innocent person. As we know, his sense of justice and honor, cannot allow that to happen.

    What he will be going to do?

    What makes this episode even more interesting is John Abruzzi character, there is something about him that makes this episode more worth Watching.

    Lincon Scenes make is death sentence more real. It seems that veronica arranged a great problem for her and LJ.

    The usual cliffhanger wasn´t too strong, since the characters which are in danger are not important for me.moreless
  • Well written.

    Abruzzi and Michael try to figure out how to regain control of PI, but to do so Michael may have to give up Fibonacci. C-Note forces his way onto the escape team. Veronica, Nick and LJ are pursued by an agent of "The Company". Anotehr awesome episode. I'm glad C - Note is in. He is a very good character and I like him and I like the way his character is, he doesn't give much away, which is great. I just have to say this I dont like Kellerman at all, hopefully as the show goes on I will begin to like him. I love the scene where Michaek, Sucre, Abruzzi and Lincoln are together talking about going home, what they say is so funny. I loved it and I'm loving this episode and tv show. I cant wait to watch more and more episodes.moreless
  • C-Note makes his way into the escape.

    Abruzzi's got a plan to get back into Falzone's good books as well as the guards' break room. He wants Michael to bribe the mob boss with information on Fibonacci's whereabouts. Michael' is torn; Fibonacci was a good man who found himself tied up in mob antics. But when Abruzzi threatens Michael into choosing whether to save Veronica or Fibonacci, he complies. Abruzzi adds his own request for Falzone to take care of his Bellick problem. Chez Fibonacci, Falzone's thugs fall into the hands of the police. Was it a setup? Fortunately Falzone has already paid Bellick off and the guards' room is fair game again. Trouble is, now C-Note has cottoned on to the escape plan he wants in - or he's talking... Meanwhile, the Vice President tires of agents Hale and Kellerman's inability to find Veronica, Nick and LJ. She's running for President. She calls in a deadly FBI chum and the bodies continue to pile up.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

Peter Stormare

Peter Stormare

John Abruzzi

Robert Knepper

Robert Knepper

Theodore "T-Bag" Bagwell

Michael Gaston

Michael Gaston


Guest Star

Roderick Peeples

Roderick Peeples


Guest Star

Annabel Armour

Annabel Armour

Fibonacci's Wife

Guest Star

Frank Grillo

Frank Grillo

Nick Savrinn

Recurring Role

Muse Watson

Muse Watson

Charles Westmoreland

Recurring Role

Holly Valance

Holly Valance

Phone Call Woman

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (6)

    • This is the first episode that mentions the enigmatic organization known as "The Company", which would become an important plot point later on.

    • Michael's gold watch is an Italian Remidi with Gold Ban, pole face, all weather and a butterfly clasp, from 2003.

    • Goof: Just before the Officer walks past Lincoln's cell for count Lincoln is seen sitting on his bed reading L.J's note. When the Officer walks past Lincoln's cell Lincoln pushes out the note for his last meal but when the scene cuts back to Lincoln he is still sitting in the same position as before. There could not have been enough time elapsed for him to return to the same position.

    • The phone number on Michael's arm breaks the "555" exchange rule. Inserting an actual phone number into a television show is something new producers are doing to promote their show. Thus far it has been used by Gilmore Girls, with Scott Pattersoon on the other end asking for donations to a charity. Supernatural, with Jenson Ackels in character as Dean Winchester advising people to leave a message if it was an emergency, and 24. The number from the 24 episode belonged to a member of the crew. In the case of Prison Break the number leads to a voicemail with a heavily accented women's voice on the other end. Probably his wife from the next episode. The message a caller hears is this. "Hello, only one person has this number, so Michael I hope you're okay, if you're getting this message then it might mean that I'm not. When this is over you still have one more thing left to do. I'm trusting you, Michael to do it. Be safe." Unfortunately the mail box is full.

    • The number Michael dials is 1-312-909-3529, which, based on the prefix and area code, shows that it is a cellular phone that originates from central Chicago.

    • Lincoln asks for blueberry pancakes for his last meal.

  • QUOTES (23)

    • T-Bag: Bulls.
      (Bellick walks in, followed by C-Note)
      Bellick: This con says he's on a job in here.
      Abruzzi: No, I don't think so.
      Bellick: You heard the paisana. Move your ass!

    • Quinn: Your proximal and middle phalanxes are broken. Just ice it for 45 minutes, then splint it; that's what a doctor would tell you to do, so you don't need to go see one.

    • Michael: We'll be there by Friday.
      Sucre: Friday?
      Michael: Better start making travel arrangements.
      Sucre: Maricruz, here I come, baby.
      Abruzzi: Sardinia, here I come.
      Lincoln (to Michael): Where are we going?
      Michael: Panama.
      Lincoln: Panama?
      Michael: Panama. Darien Gap, south of the canal. No roads, no electricity, no cops. Nothing but white sand beaches and ice cold beer.

    • Hale: I swear to God, it just gets deeper and deeper.
      Kellerman: What is that supposed to mean?
      Hale: It means if I'd have known that this is how this whole thing was gonna turn out, I would've gotten some crap job with the Feds. Push pencils, drink coffee all day long behind a desk. God, that sounds good.
      Kellerman: Keep talking like that and I might be forced to put a bullet in your head.

    • Kellerman: You send me a babysitter?
      Vice-President Reynolds: This is not the time or the place.
      Kellerman: This is the time and the place.
      Vice-President Reynolds: Don't take that tone with me. Remember who you are talking to. I'm the Vice President of this country.
      Kellerman: No, actually you're Caroline Reynolds from Montgomery, Illinois. I know exactly who you are.

    • Bellick (to Abruzzi): Falzone's envelope is the only reason I come through that fence everyday and is the only reason I'm gonna keep coming through that fence, until I have enough money to buy that house on Lake Gray. I'm thinking of early retirement John, and you're interfering with that.

    • C-Note: Looks like Darwin wins after all, hey Fish?

    • Lincoln: What's the right thing to do now, Michael?

    • Abruzzi: I'm going to say something crazy to you.
      Michael: Surprise, surprise.

    • Michael: I did my homework.

    • Michael: If you touch her, I'll kill you myself.
      Philly Falzone: One, that's an empty threat. You are less than a gnat to me. And two, all you gotta do is give me the address, and we avoid this melodrama altogether.

    • Philly Falzone: This is about money, isn't it?
      Michael: You're an astute man, Mr. Falzone.
      Abruzzi: What?
      Philly: You're friend here, John, is trying to extort me.
      Michael: Not extortion. Insurance. I plan on being out of here one day. And I don't think my new resume is going to cut it in most places.
      Philly: How much?
      Michael: Two hundred thousand.
      Abruzzi: I'm gonna kill you.
      Michael: Quid pro quo. You scratch my back, I scratch yours.

    • Nick: I was in the same spot when I was your age. He was in prison and like your dad, he was innocent.
      L.J.: What happened? I mean, you know, at the end.
      Nick: What I hope happens here, he got exonerated.
      L.J.: What'd they say he did?
      Nick: A lot of bad things. They weren't true and we proved that. Every day, every day was a lost cause, but we kept fighting. I mean, what else you gonna do when you love somebody? You gonna let them go out like that? So you fight. You keep fighting. You never give up. We're gonna beat this thing, okay?

    • Michael: Nice flowers.
      Sara: Right.
      Michael: Do we have an admirer?
      Sara: They're from my father.
      Michael: Ah. What's the occasion?
      Sara: It's my birthday.
      Michael: Today?
      Sara: Um-hum.
      Michael: Happy birthday.
      Sara (unenthusiastic): Thank you.
      Michael: Ok…
      Sara: Huh?
      Michael: Nothing. Birthdays aren't usually a sore subject, that's all. Unless the celebrant is feeling her age. Which I don't see how you could be.
      Sara: I'm 29 years old, Michael, I'm not… feeling my age. It's just out of those 29 birthdays my father has managed to see me on precisely… 6 of them. So, I get flowers instead. Flowers that end up dead and in the trash a week later. Sounds bitter, huh?
      Michael: Kind of.
      Sara: It's not a big deal. You are all set, I will see you tomorrow.
      Michael: Ok. I'm sorry you feel that way. (pause) About the flowers, I mean.

    • Michael: You threw away your flowers.
      Sara: Well, like I said, they don't last.
      Michael: I don't think they're dead yet.
      Sara: I don't like getting attached to things if I know they won't last.
      Michael: Why are you so cynical?
      Sara (sighs): Michael I think there's cynicism and then there's realism.
      Michael: And there's optimism. Hope. Faith.
      Sara: This coming from an 8-toed guy locked away in a penitentiary
      Michael: Toes are overrated.
      Sara: Thank you for trying to make me smile. Not today.
      Michael: You never know.
      Sara: We're all set. (Michael leaves, dropping an origami flower on Sara's desk while her back is turned. She notices it, picks it up and smiles.)

    • Abruzzi: You and I have a lot to talk about, don't we, Fish? Seems Philly Falzone ran into some problems up in Canada, just because of the information you gave him.
      Michael: What kind of trouble?
      Abruzzi: International gun charges, parole violation. He's gonna go away for a long time.
      Michael: How do you feel about that?
      Abruzzi (smiles): Pretty damn good!

    • Nick: You can't hide 5 hundred million dollars just by moving a few decimal points. (looks at TV)
      TV reporter: In a move anticipated by many pundits, Vice President Reynolds announced she is running for the presidency. She made the announcement from her hometown of Montgomery, Illinois.
      Reynolds (on TV): The move towards worldwide peace and prosperity is a marathon, not a sprint. But I assure you, America will be setting the pace.
      Veronica: A half a billion dollars doesn't just disappear. You... you could run a small country with that.
      TV reporter: The vice president is reported to have the largest campaign war chest in history. It is so large in fact that prognosticators are already casting her as the favorite in the presidential race.
      Nick: Maybe not a small country. Maybe this one.

    • Lincoln: What you're telling me is...if I'm to live...
      Michael: ...a good man has to die.

    • C-Note (puts rocks from the hole in the guard's room on the table): Now we got a hell of a lot to talk about, don't we?
      Michael (wipes rocks away): I got nothin' to say.
      C-Note: Now, you think you can play me, snowflake? 'Cause you got college? Big school learnin', huh. Well let me school you. Darwin wins inside these walls. Not Einstein. Darwin.
      Pattterson: Yard time's over, ladies! Let's line it up!
      C-Note: I'm not done with you, Fish.
      Michael: You never even got started.

    • Lincoln: Give him up.
      Michael: If I do they'll kill him.
      Lincoln: Maybe he deserves it.
      Michael: That's just it. He doesn't.
      Lincoln: Who is this guy? You told me he was mafia.
      Michael: He was working for the mafia, he just didn't know it. Otto Fibonacci is…he's just like you. An innocent man, caught in the wrong place at the wrong time.

    • Abruzzi: You see, this is not a me vs. you thing anymore. This is us, an us thing alright? It's us for the escape.
      Michael: Is it? Or is this about you getting back in good with the mob again?

    • C-Note (to Michael in the St. Louis building): Concrete is my specialty. Can you dig it?

    • Kellerman (to the Vice-President, about Quinn): You woke a sleeping beast when you called these guys in. They have a bigger agenda than any of us and they get real nasty, real quick if things don't go their way.

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