Prison Break

Season 2 Episode 19

Sweet Caroline

2
Aired Monday 8:00 PM Mar 05, 2007 on FOX
9.4
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An unlikely alliance forms between Bellick and Sucre while Michael is determined to face the president. T-Bag gets into some trouble when he loses his luggage. C-Note faces major consequences after some of his actions.

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  • this was a good ep

    9.0
    in this ep of the show prison break the tape that they find could not prove anyting and so it was all for nothing and instead they want to find the president to use it a levrage against her to let michle and lincon free like a pardon thing is in the end she says she is stepping down from being preisdent and also in this ep sucre and belick are joing forces togeather and they are looking to get the money alest belick is sucre is looking to get his futur wife back. and cnote is captured and is used to find michle .this was a good epmoreless
  • Good episode but could be better. At least the tape plot is over.

    7.2
    Details/Progress (To point A to B) -» (7/10). Finally, after episode 12, what needs to happens is in play, you have filler in 6 episodes (about the tape plot) straight mixed with some important reunion to delay the tape plot until this episode. Michael only need the tape to use it against the President to receive a Presidential Pardon and this storyline had a conclusion. C-Note may escape from his death sentence and Sucre have another problem to solve.



    Plot Details/Holes- » (7/10). Michael teleported to where Reynolds where and Save her from Kellerman, maybe he have special powers. The writers tricked the audience, making different timings.



    Drama - » (8/10). C-Note drama and Sucre happiness is over. President Reynolds have her own drama too.



    Suspense/Tension - » (7/10). Michael is caught, but you already know that he will be free, the only scene filled with tension When Kellerman tried to Kill Reynolds



    Surprises/Shocks - » (7/10). Sucre knows where the Westmorland money is. President Reynolds have a surprise too.



    Time and Scene Management - » (7/10). Lincoln making setups, Michael wasting some time when he tried to make a deal, C-Note may have his solution (this was strangely tied to) and Sucre having his own problems tied with Bellick and T-bag.



    Beginning - » (7/10). Sara in another similar situation and C-Note status.



    Complication Phase - » (8/10). Get the Presidential Pardon and escape. Lincoln making some setups to guarantee the last escape in case things go wrong. Bellick things Sucre and his only freedom is T-bag Money. C-Note storyline is near the end.



    Climax - » (7/10). The confrontation Between Michael and President Reynolds, nice.



    Ending - » (7/10). Finally the tape plot is over, but C-Note and Sucre Storyline are continuing.



    What I liked -» Finally the Tape plot is over.



    What I Didn´t Liked -» Sucre could be in peace, but ok, it was necessary.



    Good episode but could be better. At least the tape plot is over.moreless
  • Amazing.

    10
    Michael uses the audio file to bargain with the President while Lincoln gets help from a friend for a backup plan. Mahone captures Sara. In Mexico, T-Bag loses Westmoreland's money while Bellick finds Sucre. C-Note is offered a way to save his family and himself. Oh my god, what an episode. I love this episode it's one of my favourites on the season. I love the story line abit degusting but still very, very good. I love this episode so much. I love the way Sucre, T-Bag and Bellick are so funyn all running for the money. At the end of this episode I feel sorry for Michael because Sara wasn't on the boat. An awesome episode though. All in all awesome episode.moreless
  • One of the best in the season.

    10
    Michael uses the audio file to bargain with the President while Lincoln gets help from a friend for a backup plan. Mahone captures Sara. In Mexico, T-Bag loses Westmoreland's money while Bellick finds Sucre. C-Note is offered a way to save his family and himself. Oh my god, what an episode. I love this episode it's one of my favourites on the season. I love the story line abit degusting but still very, very good. I love this episode so much. I love the way Sucre, T-Bag and Bellick are so funyn all running for the money. At the end of this episode I feel sorry for Michael because Sara wasn't on the boat. An awesome episode though. All in all awesome episode.moreless
  • Michael meets the president, Mahone and Sara Interact, Sucre and Bellick are after T-Bag and the money

    9.7
    A CO spots C-Note hanging in his cell and, with the aid of a colleague, cuts him down before calling for a medic. But as he recuperates in the hospital wing, C-Note can't shake off Mahone's last words to him. Worried about Kacee and Dede, he puts in a call to the FBI Field Office, where a message left with Agent Wheeler yields an unexpected result. Wheeler wants his suspicions about Mahone confirmed, and he's willing to help C-Note get his life back in return. Meanwhile, T-Bag lands in Mexico but is forced to abandon his wealth of luggage when, having spotted Bellick at the airport, a fight with a baggage handler threatens to expose him. As the news hits the airwaves, Sucre realises that the millions are still out there – a fact which proves to be his bargaining chip when Bellick shows up on his doorstep ready to hand him over and claim a substantially lesser reward. While Lincoln devises a back-up plan with the help of old friend Derek Sweeney, and Sara contends with Mahone, Michael's amongst the crowd gathered outside the Grand Carlisle Hotel – also the site of Kellerman's failed assassination attempt. There, Michael has just enough time to slip the President a note before being dragged away for a one-to-one with Kim. Unwilling to give up Lincoln's location, he takes a brutal beating – but is spared worse by the President's intervention. Faced with an exposé of her incestuous relationship with her brother, Reynolds agrees to grant the pardon, which she'll make public in her impending press conference. But Kim's threats lead her to make a rather different revelation. She takes the podium to announce her resignation, effective immediately. "There's only one thing we can do," Michael says woefully as he and Lincoln hear the news. "We gotta disappear…forever." But with Sara unknowingly leading the FBI towards the brothers, can it really be that simple?moreless
Amaury Nolasco

Amaury Nolasco

Fernando Sucre

Dominic Purcell

Dominic Purcell

Lincoln Burrows

Paul Adelstein

Paul Adelstein

Special Agent Paul Kellerman

Robert Knepper

Robert Knepper

Theodore "T-Bag" Bagwell

Rockmond Dunbar

Rockmond Dunbar

Benjamin "C-Note" Miles Franklin

Sarah Wayne Callies

Sarah Wayne Callies

Dr. Sara Tancredi

Jeff Perry

Jeff Perry

Terrence Steadmen

Guest Star

Kevin Dunn

Kevin Dunn

Cooper Green

Guest Star

Karl Makinen

Karl Makinen

Derek Sweeney

Guest Star

Patricia Wettig

Patricia Wettig

President Caroline Reynolds

Recurring Role

Reggie Lee

Reggie Lee

Bill Kim

Recurring Role

Barbara Eve Harris

Barbara Eve Harris

Agent Felicia Lang

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (9)

    • When Michael asks Sara about where should they meet, he says that this is her neighborhood, but in the first season Sara says Michael lives in her neighborhood.

    • Sucre and Maricruz are watching the news on channel 8 UVB. It says "NOTICIAS A LAS 4: Asalto en Aeropuerto Benito Juarez". Translation: "NEWS AT 4: Robbery at Benito Juarez Airport".

    • Apparently, Maricruz doesn't speak Spanish.

    • Goof: When C-Note is hanging in his cell the guard yells to open B-4 which means the cells open electronically. A few seconds later you can see the guard using a key to try and get into the cell.

    • Derek Sweeney: This is possibly the same Derek that Lincoln mentions in Season 1: The Rat. If this is the case, Derek should have given Lincoln $150, $50 for the bet on Lincoln staying out of prison, and $100 for betting Lincoln to shave his head.

    • Why didn't Michael also ask for a presidential pardon for Sara?

    • During Caroline's press conference, she stands in front of a large banner which displays a website at the bottom. "Reynolds-Again.com" - though it was only made up for the show - it actually exists and has obvious connections with the show. It provides information on Caroline and her campaign.

    • In the beginning of the episode, right after C-Note's hanging scene ends and before Kellerman is getting the riffle ready, they show a couple shots of the crowd. In one of the crowd shots you can clearly see Michael (exactly at 2:02). But he's not supposed to be there; at that time he's supposed to be at the hotel room with Linc and Sara.

    • C-Note was in cell block B-4.

  • QUOTES (27)

    • President Reynolds: (to Agent Kim) I am the Commander-in-Chief, and you are a corporate lackey.

    • Agent Kim: (to the President) We know your secrets, too.

    • Sucre: T-Bag's in town.

    • Bellick: God's been smiling down on me, I can tell you that. First, I caught up to Haywire up in Algoma. He did a swan dive off a grain elevator before they could put him away, but I still get the reward.
      Sucre: Wait, wait, wait. He's dead?
      Bellick: Yep, like a gnat on a Peterbilt. Hope you don't take the same route, Sucre.
      Sucre: Oh, hell no, I got plenty reasons to live.
      Bellick: I hope a few of them are in Fox River.

    • Sucre: What did you do to them? Where are they? Maricruz!
      Bellick: Hey, hey, hey, hey, keep your cap on. They're out picking apples for the Snuffleupagus.
      Sucre: If you ever...
      Bellick: Calm down! They're going to walk back in here any minute which means trouble. Now, unless you want to see me try out the new T-20Z on your bella muchacha, Mari-poon, I think you'd better come with me.

    • (talking to Michael)
      Kim: There's one difference between me and Agent Mahone. He doesn't know the value of a bird in the hand. He just keeps beating and beating around that bush. But if you don't give up Burrows, I don't care. One down, one to go. (points a gun at Michael's head)

    • (to Sucre)
      Maricruz: Do you really believe that the money is at the airport? Hey, forget it.
      Look at what we have together. Do you really want to risk that? We have everything that we need.

    • Agent Wheeler: C-Note, right?
      C-Note: Yeah. Whatever, man.
      Agent Wheeler: All I need you to do is tell me exactly what Agent Mahone told you. If you give me Mahone, I'll give you your life back.

    • Maricruz: How do you say cherries again?
      Sucre: Cereza.
      Maricruz: Looks like you have to get more cerezas.
      Sucre: Baby, I just got you 100 pistachios, with the right amount of salt, too.
      Maricruz: Well, it's the combination. I need both.
      Sucre: Why am I a sucker for you, huh? (speaking spanish) Todo lo que tu me dices you voy y lo hago. Todo! No no olvidate, no si te digo tu...

    • C-Note: Listen. I'm going to leave a message for him (Mahone). You tell him that I'll do what he wants me to do, okay? I just need a little bit more time, but I'm doing it. Just don't hurt them, you hear me? Don't hurt them.

    • C-Note: My family is in trouble. There's a man out there that's trying to hurt my family.

    • (talking about Michael)
      Sara: He decided it was for the best, and I couldn't take this anymore.
      Mahone: It's over just like that, huh?
      Sara: Yeah.
      Mahone: It's over like the time you flew to New Mexico on a dead woman's ID to meet up with him? Or it's over like the time that you met up and got back together at the train station in Evansville? Or maybe like today, when you checked into this hotel here two hours ago? Which one is it like, like that?
      Sara: I don't honestly care if you believe me or not.
      Mahone: No plans to meet? No phone calls?
      Sara: I'm telling you the truth.
      Mahone: He's not going to call you?! (Sara slams the phone on the coffee table) Don't lie to me. You don't want to do that.

    • (talking about Michael and Lincoln)
      Mahone: When were they here, five minutes, ten minutes?
      Sara: They were never here.
      Mahone: No, no, no, they were here. I know they were here. Wh-Where did they go?
      Sara: I don't know.
      Mahone: No, you do know.

    • Mahone (on the floor): You don't really wanna do this.
      Sara (pointing a gun at Mahone while leaving the room): You don't know the first thing about what I want.

    • Lincoln (answering phone): Yeah?
      Reynolds: Lincoln Burrows?
      Lincoln: Caroline Reynolds.
      Reynolds: I understand you have something for me. (silence) You still there?
      Lincoln: Oh, I'm here. It's good to finally talk to you. Wish I had the chance one of those 242 nights I spent on death row, you –
      Reynolds: Please just play the tape.
      Lincoln holds his phone up to the computer
      Reynolds: It's awful, I know. But the choice was clear, you needed to be far away from all of this.
      Steadman: I am. I'm the Isle of Terrence, far off to sea.
      Reynolds: But I'm still here for you. Now listen to me. Don't dwell on the negative.
      Steadman: Some people deserve to dwell, Caroline.
      Reynolds: You know I'm only a phone call away.
      Steadman: Umhum. And 3000 miles. Do – do you know how cold it is here?
      Reynolds: We talked about this, Terrence. You knew that you would be lonely, but it's only temporary. His appeals process has started already. This is gonna fly by quicker than your twenty's. And soon the world will forget all about him. And they'll forget about you too, I promise.
      Steadman: But... it's killing me, not being able to see you. Sweet Caroline.
      Reynolds: I wanna see you too, but that can't happen right now.
      Steadman: This house is so big, I just... I just think of you, lying in bed.
      Reynolds: I know. Me too.
      Steadman: Your warmth, your touch…
      Caroline hangs up the phone

    • President Caroline Reynolds (talking about her brother, Terrence Steadman): Was it quick, when he killed himself?
      Michael: It was a lot quicker than how my father died. They shot him. In the back. He died in my arms.
      President Caroline Reynolds: I just wanna know what happened.
      Michael: Your brother apologized. He said he was sorry and then he blew his brains out all over the wall. It was quick and it was his decision (hardens his tone) and now it's time for you to make yours.

    • Sara: You know, it's why I started.
      Mahone: Started what?
      Sara: Using. Same reason as you.
      Mahone: Why? Because you had to stay up all night during residency? (laughs) Because the bass player dumped you in front of the whole sorority? Yeah, you and I got a lot in common.
      Sara: I've seen people die too.
      Mahone: I'm assuming you didn't make them die.
      Sara: You need help.
      Mahone: Not what I'm lookin' for. (pulls out his gun) For your sake, I hope your boyfriend calls back real soon.

    • Reynolds: The things you do for your brother. It's impressive.
      Michael: I could say the same for you. (he spits on the floor) But I won't.
      Reynolds: Bear in mind, your opinion means little to me. This tape, you have it with you?
      Michael: No. But I can arrange for you to hear it.
      Reynolds (laughs): You don't make arrangements for me, Mr. Scofield. I have people for that. I'm not exactly sure what is on this tape, but I doubt it's of any interest to me.
      Michael: It's a recorded conversation between you and your brother.
      Reynolds: Well out of millions of conversations that I had with my brother during his lifetime –
      Michael: I'll narrow it down for you. It was recorded sometime after his death. And this particular conversation you might wanna keep in the family.
      Reynolds (nervously): And where is it?
      Michael: Twenty different copies in twenty different locations. I can call my brother right now. He can play it for you.
      Reynolds: Not on the phone. Have him bring it here.
      Michael: These are the terms. You can hear it over the phone, or you can hear it on the news. It's up to you.

    • Kim: Madam President, could I…have a word? It wouldn't be prudent, for me to leave you alone with Mr. Scofield –
      President Reynolds: My men are right outside this door. I have a right to privacy.
      Kim: Your rights aren't my first concern.
      Reynolds (firmly): Do I need to remind you who you are talking to? Step outside and close the door behind you.

    • Sara: You gotta know it's not real hard for me to recognize a junkie. I – I…I'm saying, you don't look so good.
      Mahone: I'm fine.
      Sara: You mind me asking what you're taking?
      Mahone: Here, you want one?
      Sara: No, that's okay –
      Mahone (throws Sara a pill; she catches it): Save it for later.
      Sara: Varatril. Benzodiazepine's a hardcore tranquillizer, man. You take these everyday?
      Mahone: Twenty milligrams.
      Sara: You must feel like you're walking under water.
      Mahone: I do. It's very quite down here.
      Sara: That's why you started, right? Peace and quiet? It's not why you do it anymore though, is it? Now it's the headaches, right? And you probably don't sleep. And you know you're gonna destroy yourself, right?
      Mahone: I hadn't ruled that out as a possibility. Hope we hear from your boyfriend.

    • Kim: I had the honor to attend Mount Fort Military Academy, whose mission it is to ensure the greatness of this country and its future leadership, by encouraging patriotism, building a strong moral foundation, and providing a service of men committed to the values of honor and freedom of the country. But, first and foremost, they taught you this. (He punches Michael in the face repeatedly).

    • Kim: Where's your brother?
      Michael: I need to see the president.
      Kim: Really? And you think that's a possibility?
      Michael: She'll want to hear what I have to say.
      Kim: Oh, I highly doubt that. (walking up to Michael) The only person you get to talk to is me. And the only way you're gonna live through the next hour is if you tell me where to find your brother.
      Michael: Okay. He's in a safe place.
      Kim: Be more specific.
      Michael: Specifically, a place you will never find him.

    • Michael (to Sara and Lincoln): If anything happens…I love you both.

    • Michael: There is one thing we can do...we gotta disappear...forever.

    • Lincoln:I need a favor, you owe me
      Derek: I do, you know I do...It's just... look it's just the situation right now. I mean, I just had a kid, a baby boy... and I - I promised Maria -"
      Lincoln:I didn't come here to cause trouble. I'm short on friends. I need you to hook me up. You're the only one that can do it without green up front. I'm serious about this man, here, I need it.

    • President Reynolds: Thank you for waiting so patiently all afternoon. If it were not for the support of this great state, my home state of Illinois... (the audience applauds) I would not be here today. Which is why I have chosen today to make this very important announcement. A situation has recently come to light, and I feel that I must take action. It is my job as President of this great country to make rational decisions when I am given facts. Decisions that are best not for me, but for the people. And so, after much consideration, I regret to inform you that I have been diagnosed with a highly malignant form of cancer. And because of that reason, I am no longer fit to serve as your commander in chief. In the best interest of this country, effective immediately, I am stepping down as president of the United States.

    • Bellick: Looky here, good ole Sucre.

  • NOTES (1)

    • International Airdates:
      Denmark: 9 April, 2007 on TV3
      Czech Republic: June 26, 2008 on TV Nova
      Greece: July 28, 2008 at 23.00 on ANT1

  • ALLUSIONS (3)

    • When Bellick tells Sucre, "Calm down! They're going to walk back in here any minute which means trouble. Now, unless you want to see me try out the new T-20Z on your bella muchacha, Mari-poon, I think you'd better come with me."

      Bella muchacha is beautiful girl in Spanish, Bellick is referring to Sucre's love Maricruz Delgado.

    • Bellick: Hey, hey, hey, hey, keep your cap on. They're out picking apples for the Snuffleupagus.

      Snuffleupagus is an imaginary friend in Sesame Street.

    • Episode Title: Sweet Caroline

      This is the name of a Neil Diamond song.

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