Prison Break

Season 4 Episode 10

The Legend

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Nov 10, 2008 on FOX
out of 10
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Episode Summary

Sara is left with no choice but to take Michael to the hospital as his condtion rapidly worsens. Sucre and Lincoln are faced with unknown territory as they are left in charge of the operation. Agent Self makes a surprising ally.

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  • Overall, this episode works more like a transition, gaining time, until episode 12, where things will start to move forward.

    This episode is only transitional, it explores more Michael illness and Bellick death, Sucre it clearly the more affected between them. T-bag scenes seemed pure filler and the same goes for David Bulker. I mean, if episode 13 was the final episode of the season, it wasn´t necessary his presence, but his presence here is important because it filled the episode.

    T-bag relevant material here was this woman that is working for Self which was a nice twist. Other than that, the situation with Sucre and Mahone adventure was just there to fill this episode.

    Overall, this episode works more like a transition, gaining time, until episode 12, where things will start to move forward.

    Presentation Phase - » (6/10),

    Complication Phase - » (7/10),

    Climax Phase - » (7/10),

    Ending - » (9/10),

    Details/Progress (To point A to B) -» (6/10),

    Time and Scene Management - » (6/10),

    Plot Details/Holes- » (9/10),

    Suspense/Tension - » (7/10),

    Drama - » (7/10),

    Surprises/Shocks/Twists - » (6/10).moreless
  • 'The Legend' is a bit of a step down from the roller coaster ride of suspenseful hair-pulling that was last week's episode but it certainly has more than its fair share of merits.moreless

    After a moment's mourn at the passing of Brad Bellick (you know, the one who regularly beat the main cast up in the first and second seasons) – oh Wade Williams, we will miss ye – it's back down to business as Sucre and Lincoln are forced to face the perils of the Company's headquarters without Michael, who needs some very important surgery. 'The Legend' is a bit of a step down from the roller coaster ride of suspenseful hair-pulling that was last week's episode but it certainly has more than its fair share of merits: the 'mine' sequences are nail-bitingly intense and once again contain echoes of the kind of quality we were treated to in Prison Break's first year. Robert Knepper also puts in a stellar performance as a truly torn T-Bag, whose new life as Cole Pfeiffer shows him a side of himself he never knew existed. It's a fantastic character dichotomy and one that succeeds, again, in engendering sympathy for a conventionally reprehensible individual. Good stuff.moreless
  • This was yet another superb episode, and it was a very special one at that. (Spoilers)

    I enjoyed this episode almost all the way through. I loved that it was basically a dedication to the recently deceased Brad Bellick, but it was slow at times. It had it's moments though. The suspense was great when Mahone was trying to run from The Company agents, and when Sucre stepped on a mine. Though, I didn't like that there was hardly any action in this episode. It was more of a filler episode, and like I said, a dedication episode to Wade Williams/Brad Bellick. It was still good though. Overall I give this episode a 9 out of 10.moreless
  • how did Mahon get there that fast!??!!

    there is some scenes that dont make any seance in this season .. o.k this season is better from the previous one in my opinion but still there is somethings that really make the show look silly!!!

    like in this episode when they new about the mines, and Mahon ran to help socreh,, how the hill he get to there building that fast, first he get back to there base fast, but we said its o.k, but then in seconds he is in Gate!!!! i mean what the .. there is some issues that must be handled to make the show more good.

    otherwise, i want to each the next episode to see what is going to happen with Micheal!! sticky situation!!! :Dmoreless
  • Another great one

    Another superb episode in the bag. After Bellick`s death in the last episode, this one was a kind of tribute to him. There are actually a couple of out of character moments in this episode. For instance, T-Bag feeling sorry for old Brad(it was hilarious to see Matt Olmstead, Nick Santora and other writers in that scene) ..I mean don`t forget that Bellick tortured T-Bag before. Still that very scene was truly special ,Robert Knepper did great here. Love the little flashbacks throughout the episode..great closure with Mahone putting the badge in the casket..farewell Bellick.

    Main objective on the episode was to get the legend for the blueprints and Mahone did the job. Great to see the efficient use of Mahone continue even after the end of his story with Wyatt..hope it continues. Getting rid of him would be a mistake.

    Great scenes with Sucre and the bomb. It was fun, suspenseful and brought Gretchen into the team. Also,we learn that T-Bag`s secretary (isn`t she hot!!) is an undercover agent working with self. Now T-Bag knows it..looks like Shannon Lucio`s Prison Break days are now numbered.

    We also got an overview of how difficult it will be to get Scylla. It looks impossible and it all promises some thrilling moments.

    Now the cliffhanger. Looks like they are really going to give us some health drama..sigh :( I don`t like this. We know Michael will not all looks pointless. I just hope there aren`t many surgery scenes in the next one.

    So next will probably focus on Gretchen getting the 6th card, the team trying to get pass the wall and Michael`s health. Apart from the health thing, it all looks great.moreless
Dan Sachoff

Dan Sachoff


Guest Star

Keith Szarabajka

Keith Szarabajka

David Baker

Guest Star

Jennifer Hetrick

Jennifer Hetrick

Elaine Baker

Guest Star

Shannon Lucio

Shannon Lucio


Recurring Role

Leon Russom

Leon Russom

General Jonathan Krantz

Recurring Role

Stacy Haiduk

Stacy Haiduk

Lisa Tabak

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (4)

    • Gretchen's middle name is Louise, and she was born on March 29, 1977.

    • Trishanne's details:
      Full legal name: Trishanne Smith
      Address: 216 Oleander Street, Los Angeles, CA 90016

    • Timing Irregularity/Goof: For the time it took for Sucre to step on the mine and Gretchen to get down there, Mahone left the architect's house, went back to the warehouse, had a discussion with Michael to figure things out and still managed to reach them in time.

    • Trishanne gives T-Bag a mug of coffee but when he goes to drink it, it is water.

  • QUOTES (24)

  • NOTES (3)

    • During the T-Bag speech scene, some of the extras were played by writers Karyn Usher, Matt Olmstead, Nick Santora, Seth Hoffman and Zack Estrin. They confirmed that it was a tribute to Bellick.

    • Original International Airdates:
      UK: November 11, 2008 on Sky One
      Latin America: December 2, 2008 on FX
      Norway: December 11, 2008 on TV3
      Australia: December 16, 2008 on Channel 7/Prime
      Sweden: December 22, 2008 on TV3
      Spain: March 9, 2009 on FOX TV Spain
      Germany: June 11, 2009 on RTL
      Poland: November 8, 2009 on Polsat
      Finland: January 26, 2010 on MTV3
      Slovakia: August 5, 2010 on JOJ
      Czech Republic: September 15, 2012 on FANDA

    • Although he appeared, Wade Williams (Bellick) had no lines.


    • T-Bag: Where's Pretty and the fat man?

      T-Bag is asking for the whereabouts of Michael and Bellick, using the name of a television show from the eighties, "Jake and the Fatman." In this show, William Conrad portrayed "Fatman" McCabe,a DA, and Joe Penny played Jake Styles, Fatman's private investigator.