Prison Break

Season 1 Episode 20


Aired Monday 8:00 PM May 01, 2006 on FOX
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Episode Summary

Westmoreland wants Michael to speed up the planned escape, and Bellick gets one step closer to unraveling it. Michael has to decide whether to involve Sara in the breakout plan. Tweener's devotion is put to a test. Veronica finds out that her ally has a connection to an inmate serving time at Fox River.moreless

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  • They are Breaking OUT!!!!

    They have 3 days to break out, however, since Bellick found the hole and Westmorland have put him into the hole, they have less than one day to break out before the guards notice that Bellick is missing, and its mean that they need to get into the infirmary, get extra uniforms, get lincoln out of the box and get into the PI, all in the same day. and this is what make this episode is soo interesting.

    How they will make it?

    This is what this episode provides you with. And it is exacly what you can expect from PB, a Superb episode.

    Michael takes desesperates measures with sara and pope, risking everything to unsure that he escapes with is brother.

    The ending reminds the audience, that everyone of the Escape Squad have their motivations.

    This episode is a Setup, but is very interesting and every minute you watch are worth.moreless
  • this was a good ep

    in this ep of the show prison break michle is asked to speed up the plan to excape and so he also must decide to include sara in the plan becasue he need to know if he can trust her and if she will go through with it. and belick is almost unravled the plan to excape. and so he is on the hunt to finding it . this wasa good ep ithought and it had alot of exsitement like a show that should have as it gets near the end of the season and they brought alot of excitement in this epmoreless
  • They are finally going to break out

    This episode was well written, one of the best... I been waiting for this to happen for over 3 months and its finally going to happen, they are going to break out of prison... But there are some down sides to escaping the prison

    1. They have to break over 7 guys and earlier this season Michael Scofield said it was goin to be tough to break 6 guys out and now they are trying to break over 7 guys out

    2. With out the Dr. Sara Tancredi help they are not going to get into the infirmary and right now she is not in the prison

    3. John Abruzzi have a escape plane for only three people

    and John Abruzzi is one of the people from "The Company"

    I seriously cant wait till the next episode...moreless
  • Wow!

    I cannot hope to adequately describe the way this episode made me feel, but if I were to, "WOW" would be the closest thing. "Tonight" is definitely an amazing instalment. Heart-pounding, nail-biting, well-written, superbly plotted, filmed, directed and of course acted, would be other adjectives one could use to describe it.

    If they manage to keep the bar this high for the next two episodes, then I'm sure Prison Break will be beating Lost\'s audience records in no time.

    One thing I have to mention is Michael (spoilers) telling Sarah about the escape, and especially his holding the Pope at knifepoint at the end. These two moves struck me as incredibly risky and desperate. They seemed to be last-ditch escape efforts, not parts of a master plan... I could be wrong, though.

    Anyway a special mention should be made to the music at the end of the episode (not just at the end, throughout the episode in fact), which I think was incredibly well placed and totally appropriate.moreless
  • I don't think that this show can have a bad episode. This one was just "WOW".

    I guessed from the name of the episode that something was going to happen but I didn't expect to happen what did happen.

    I did not expect Michael to tell people about breaking out but the last scene with Pope played out I could not believe it. It shows that he is not leaving without his brother. Something that I would never do also. Another twist that you really didn't expect was Nick to be working with Abruzzi and to find out the plane has only got 3 seats I'm starting to wonder who is getting on that plane. I think that Doctor Tancredi is on Michaels side after she was told by her dad that he didn't read the file on Lincoln. Interesting to find out is she unlocks the door. Also we don't know about LJ it was a big thing for a few episodes there and then just died. Suppose with only 2 episodes left this season only so much can be told. I can't wait for the final 2 episodes. Prison Break is a great show and I wish it didn't have to end. Just keep going with the next season.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

Robert Knepper

Robert Knepper

Theodore "T-Bag" Bagwell

Robin Tunney

Robin Tunney

Veronica Donovan

Michelle Forbes

Michelle Forbes

Samantha Brinker

Guest Star

John Heard

John Heard

Governor Frank Tancredi

Guest Star

Daniel J. Travanti

Daniel J. Travanti

President Richard Mills

Guest Star

Peter Stormare

Peter Stormare

John Abruzzi

Recurring Role

Stacy Keach

Stacy Keach

Warden Henry Pope

Recurring Role

Patricia Wettig (I)

Patricia Wettig (I)

Vice President Caroline Reynolds

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (7)

    • Towards the end of the episode, when each escapee is experiencing various flashbacks, the song "Teardrop" by Massive Attack is playing. This is the theme song to another one of Fox's series: House MD.

    • The number of Tweener and Avocado's cell is 88.

    • Goof: When the inmates are eating lunch, Michael finds Tweener and tells him to locate Sucre, because he will tell Tweener everything he needs to know about the escape. However, later on in the episode, Sucre asks Michael several questions, including why they had C-Note steal them peroxide. It seems that Sucre wouldn't have been much help to Tweener.

    • During the season, the month that Pope has his wedding anniversary changes. In the Pilot episode he tells Scofield that it's in June, but by the episode Tonight, it changes to May.

    • Goof: When Sucre is bleaching the PI uniforms and a guard comes to take Michael to see the pope, Sucre quickly pulls down his trousers and sits on the toilet, however in the very next shot, Sucre is sitting on the toilet with his trousers up.

    • At one stage Sucre is bleaching the prison uniform, and the uniform is the very next shot, from a different angle, the uniform is dirty brown.

    • Goof: It is not possible for peroxide to bleach fabric from dark blue to white. Even with all cotton, and a much stronger chlorine bleach, it would leave some residual dye. If the uniforms were a poly-cotton, as most uniforms are, they wouldn't bleach at all, only fade a little. Which is why peroxide is called a "colour safe" bleach. The history of bleach says "Peroxide bleach helps to remove stains, especially in higher wash temperatures, but it will not bleach colored materials as does sodium hypochlorite bleach."

  • QUOTES (25)

    • Sucre: What am I supposed to do with this? (holds up a bag of peroxide)
      Michael: Pour it in the toilet.
      Sucre: You had C-Note steal some peroxide from the kitchen so we can clean the toilet?

    • C.O. Mack: Scofield, Pope needs to see you, ASAP.
      Sucre: Now?
      Michael: What for?
      Mack: Your Bar Mitzvah. Let's go.

    • C.O. Stolte: Have you seen Bellick today?
      C.O. Patterson: No, why?
      Stolte: Mack was asking. I guess he ain't showed up yet.
      Patterson: He's probably just late.
      Stolte: Bellick? I haven't beat that guy to work in eight years.

    • President Mills: Caroline, you are everything that's wrong with politics. You vote not to legislate change, but to profit. You run not to make a difference, but to make demands.
      Vice-President Reynolds: You put me on your ticket not because I share your views, but because I didn't share your gender. So don't take the moral high ground. We all know how this game is played.

    • Tweener: Yo, you seen Bellick today?
      C.O. Patterson: Not yet.
      Tweener: I need to talk to him. Do you know if he went somewhere?
      Patterson: Do I look like his mother?

    • Tweener: Yo, what's that?
      C.O. Stolte: Avocado's gear. He's getting out of the infirmary tonight.
      Tweener: Tonight?
      Stolte: So you got plenty of time to bake him a cake.

    • Sara: Michael, uh honestly, for your own good don't say anything more.
      Michael: You know he's innocent.
      Sara: Do what you're talking about and he won't be.
      Michael: But he'll still be alive.
      Sara: You understand that I'm required to report everything you're telling me.
      Michael: Yes.
      Sara: Then, why would you?
      Michael: Because you're the only one who can help, because I know you want to be part of the solution.
      Sara: Aiding and abetting is not part of the solution.
      Michael: Neither is doing nothing knowing what you know about his case.
      Sara: How dare you to put this on me! I did what I could, I gave my father the information you gave me.
      Michael: No offense to your father but the people who are framing Lincoln, let's just say they have a higher security clearance.
      Sara: Now it's a conspiracy?
      Michael: I didn't come here to have a debate.

    • Lincoln: Hey boss.
      Guard: What do you want?
      Lincoln: My brother's in gen pop. Got no clue I was in an accident.
      Guard: So?
      Lincoln: Well, is there any way I can get a message to him?
      Guard: Yeah. Put it in your will.

    • Tweener: What's up? Yo, you got somethin'-
      Michael: Tonight.
      Tweener: What?
      Michael: Change of plans.
      Tweener: Why, did somethin' happen?
      Michael: Just find Sucre. He'll tell you what you need to do to be ready.
      Tweener: But what about the -
      Michael: Tonight.

    • Michael: We're gonna leave after dinner. During tier time, when the gates are open. 7 o'clock, one by one, though my cell.
      C-Note: Whoa whoa whoa. Now we were supposed to go though the guard's room, that was gonna give us a head start. That was before they found out we was even missin'.
      T-Bag: We leave through your cell, we ain't got no lead time. 7 o'clock, count's at 8 o'clock, that's only six-
      Michael: Sixty minutes. Sixty minutes to get over that wall and as far away from here as possible.

    • Michael: Sara, I was thinking about something you said –
      Sara: Enough, Michael. Enough with the…the lies and the coincidences and the stories, all of it.
      Michael: It's not what you think –
      Sara: I know what you did. Question is are you man enough to admit it.
      Michael: The keys.
      Sara: Congratulations. Is that the first time you've been honest with me?
      Michael: It's not –
      Sara: The second? What are you after, Michael? Is it drugs? Is it needles?
      Michael: Neither.
      Sara: Then what?
      Michael: Please understand that, I never meant…I never wanted to involve you in this.
      Sara: Well, you've done a pretty poor job of that.
      Michael: I came here to tell you something. I'm getting my brother out of here. Tonight. And I need your help.

    • C-Note: Nahuh, Fish. One more person means there's one more thing that can go wrong. He is not comin'!
      Michael: That's not up for discussion.
      C-Note: The hell it ain't!
      Michael: I owe him. I don't owe you a damn thing.

    • Sara: You're asking me to break the law.
      Michael: I'm asking you to make a mistake! Not hurt anyone, not steal anything. Just…forget to lock up. Leave the door unlocked when you leave tonight. That's it. Please.
      Sara: This is where you're breaking out of? This room?
      Michael: There are alarm contacts on the glass surrounding the door. Otherwise I wouldn't need you to…
      Sara: I was part of your plan. Was it all an act?
      Michael: At first, yes. I needed to be here. But then I wanted to be here. With you.
      Sara: Right.
      Michael: And it's killing me to know that you'll never believe that. Whatever you may think of me…this is about Lincoln. Don't make him pay for my mistakes.

    • Nick (on phone): Hello?
      Abruzzi: Change of plans. I'm gonna need you to have the girl at the airstrip tonight.
      Nick: Tonight?!
      Abruzzi: Was I not enunciating?
      Nick: No, it's just that, uh…things could get messy.
      Abruzzi: So wear a smock.

    • C-Note: You know you got a couple of foxes in your hen house, right?
      Michael: Who are we talkin' about?
      C-Note: The bastard and the born-again.
      Michael: They both want out of here. They'll behave until then.
      C-Note: You think so? I just picked this off of T-Bag yesterday. (shows Michael the shank) If I'd've been there 10 seconds later they'd be servin' Abruzzi with red sauce over at the morgue.

    • C-Note: Nothin' happens around here without Bellick's say so. Somebody is gonna notice that he is missing.
      Abruzzi: And when they do they're gonna close this place down until they find him.
      Sucre: What are we gonna do?
      Michael: As soon as it gets dark, we go.

    • Abruzzi's Cellmate: What the hell are you doing, John?
      Abruzzi (whilst throwing fertilizer over his mattress): The lord's work.
      Abruzzi's Cellmate: The lord wants you to spread horse crap all over your mattress?
      Abruzzi: It's not our place to question his will, are we clear?

    • Fat Henchman: Yeah?
      Abruzzi: Hi. It's me, there's been an acceleration.
      Fat Henchman: How fast we talking about?
      Abruzzi: Fast. Tonight.
      Fat Henchman: Son of a bitch.
      Abruzzi: I think what you're trying to say is, "no problem".
      Fat Henchman: Yeah. Of course. It'll be taken care of.
      Abruzzi: The van?
      Fat Henchman: Waiting on Fitz street 200 yards...
      Abruzzi: Behind the old mill.
      Fat Henchman: Behind the old mill, I got it. One question John, don't you want a bigger plane? We only got 3 seats and I thought you said there were 7 or 8 guys.
      Abruzzi: Well, not everybody's gonna have a ticket.
      Fat Henchman: You gonna tell me who is?
      Abruzzi: The three who are still breathing.

    • Michael (to C-Note): Then stay. I'll be sure to read the papers tomorrow to see how much time you get when they figure out which crew was working in the guards' room.

    • Veronica: Who's pulling your leash, Nick? Steadman? Kellerman? Look at me. I want you to remember my face when you do whatever the hell it is you're gonna do. Look at me! You're a coward.

    • Veronica: Look, Nick, I don't know what your deal is lately, but I'm getting on that plane with or without you.
      Nick (whips out gun): I can't let you do that.

    • Michael (to warden, while holding shank): I'm breaking out, and you're gonna make sure my brother goes with me.

    • T-Bag: Dogs...The numerous times I've been apprehended while trying to elude the authorities, it's always because of the damn dogs. Turns out you can run from just about everything in your life except your own particular stink.
      C-Note: Yeah, well some of us stink more than others.
      T-Bag: Kinte, you can smell like a bouquet of bon-bons, but unless you get rid of your smell... you might as well send a note to the police with directions and some cab fare.

    • T-Bag: Pretty. We aren't ready to escape.
      Michael: The escape began the minute Bellick found the hole.

    • Michael: Three days should be plenty of time.
      Westmoreland: We gotta get out of here. Now!

  • NOTES (3)