Prison Break

Season 1 Episode 9

Tweener

4
Aired Monday 8:00 PM Oct 31, 2005 on FOX
9.4
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Abruzzi's demotion in the prison hierarchy puts the entire escape plan at risk. Michael finds himself in the unenviable position of trying to protect T-Bag's new "fish" and facing the threat of T-Bag exposing the plan to the guards. The inmates dig themselves into a hole.

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  • this was a good ep

    8.5
    in this ep of prison break it starts off by the diggin in the break room and then michle telling them they got to get rid of the pecies one by one and dispose of them in the courtyard and then the italian guy is called the fence and told that the guard has no money and then he says if i dont have the money you will lose all your abilties including pi. and stuff. and then meanwhile michels brother knows somthing is going to happen to his son and then a man shows up at the door and he takes out a guy inside his mother comes and is about to call the police and then she gets shot in the head and the stepfather is shot in the chest and killed both of them and shawn goes on the run. and is hiding with no shoes near a building thing is he took a picture of one of the guys. also meanwhil the attneryne and her partner did some investgating about who would want to kill her husband she said alot of people and ther was alot of money invovled. and in side the prison michle and the others keep disposing of the stuff . and also in this ep michles sees one of the old people hang him self becasue of tbag and so new people arive on the scene and tbag has found a new person and michle must figure out if he wants the same thing to happen to that kid and michle goes and protecs him and tbags final leaves him alone. also the agents chase the kid into a parking place and he is hiding underneath the cars and he gets away and they get kicked off of pi which this was a good epmoreless
  • Tweener

    8.5
    Veronica and Nick manage to get hold of L.J. by tricking Hale and Kellerman into believing they are somewhere else. Michael tries to protect a young new inmate, Tweener, from T-Bag's predations. Meanwhile, the escape plan is endangered when Abruzzi falls out of favor with Philly Falzone and loses control of PI, and hands the reins down to another inmate. C-Note begins to investigate his suspicions about Michael. Tweener was introduced and made a great first impression he was very funny. T bag was a a hole in this epoisode nothing new there though, slower episode than the prevous ones. .moreless
  • Good episode, with some filler scenes to fill it!!!!

    7.5
    This episode was produced to think about gaining some time and preparing the next plots. Therefore the writers had decided that they could use the tendency of t-bag and the necessity of scofield in saving those that need. With this they had even arranged an interesting scene where sara, who discovers a little more about scofield and we also. LJ scenes with the the guys of the secret services could be better, there are some tecnhical errors. The scenes with abruzzi had been prepared to give one more problem to scofield and to create one more intense episode.



    Overral, this episode is a filler that contain some plots that will have their importance in the next episodes, but it does not mean that this episode can´t be fun to watch One thing is sure, the quality of the cliffhangers is always good, maybe because it always mean that the genius plan of michael scofield will possible fail.moreless
  • Amazing.

    9.5
    Michael tries to protect a young inmate from T-Bag's predations. The escape plan is endangered when Abruzzi falls out of favour with Philly Falzone and loses control of PI. C-Note begins to investigate his suspicions about Michael. Another awesome episode. This show is the best, well after LOST but Prison Break has to be my second favourite show, with episodes like these how can it not be? This episode was brilliant. I cant wait until I watch more and more because I cant stop watching it. Michael is great helping out Tweener. I feel soory for Tweener, he is an awesome new character and hopefully we will see alot more from him.moreless
  • Tweener is Introduced to Fox River

    9.1
    T-Bag's terrorised cellmate commits suicide, having been framed for Bob's murder. Michael is racked with guilt. He could have done something to help. When T-Bag sets his sights on new inmate Tweener, who seems to be straying towards the wrong coloured gang, Michael seizes the opportunity to protect him. Undercover, Veronica and Nick talk to the widow of the murdered Terence Steadman. It transpires that Steadman was about to be charged with committing fraud, giving all the energy company's investors a motive for his murder. As Kellerman and Hale close in on LJ, he inadvertently leads them to the lawyers. When Bellick's interference causes Abruzzi's bribes from the outside to dry up, mob boss Falzone promotes Gus, another mobster, above him. This is a disaster for Michael. With Gus as the new boss of the PI programme, the escape plan faces another serious hurdle.moreless
Michael T. Weber

Michael T. Weber

Knowlton

Guest Star

Wesley Walker

Wesley Walker

Aryan Brother

Guest Star

Mary Beth Fisher

Mary Beth Fisher

Leslie Steadman

Guest Star

Frank Grillo

Frank Grillo

Nick Savrinn

Recurring Role

Stacy Keach

Stacy Keach

Warden Henry Pope

Recurring Role

Rockmond Dunbar

Rockmond Dunbar

Benjamin Miles “C-Note” Franklin

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (7)

    • Goof: When Lincoln receives the note from L.J. there is a note attached to the middle of the page. However in the next shot when Lincoln takes the note off the page, the note is at the top of the page.

    • Goof: When Bellick enters the break room, and admonishes Sucre for being lazy, he makes quite a show about his picture being up on the Crew Member of the Month Board, but he doesn't notice that the board is missing in subsequent visits (as the inmates use it to cover the hole).

    • Goof: There is talk about the inmates being the ones to replace the carpet in the guards' breakroom in this episode, but in episode J-Cat, C.O Patterson tells the P.I crew that Bellick wants the carpet to be done by professionals.

    • Goof: While Sara is looking up extra information on Michael during this episode, wouldn't she have found in his profile that he was married? But she acts all surprised about Michael being married and doesn't find out that he is for two more episodes, in "And then there was Seven".

    • LJ's email address is LJ@ign.com.

    • When we first see Tweener in the yard, We see that one sleeve is rolled up to show off his tattoo. If you look at this tattoo closely you can notice it says "LG" this is the initials of the actual actor who plays Tweener - Lane Garrison.

    • In the hidden note sent to Lincoln, if you read the last word of every line, it reads: "It's LJ, I'm with Veronica I'm okay. I love you."

  • QUOTES (28)

    • Tweener: Best put on a jail face, BG. These crabs see you puckerin', they're gonna bitchify you in a heartbeat.

    • T-Bag: You wouldn't happen to be meddling in my affairs, would you Scofield? You can't be that stupid, not when I'm so fully invested in your affairs.

    • Kellerman: Looks like the bird in the hand just became three.

    • T-Bag: Nothing like tail, eh Scofield?

    • T-Bag: I'm just a friend.
      Tweener: A fruity friend. I don't need none of that.
      T-Bag: Easy now.
      Tweener: No. You think you're getting up in this, you got another thing coming.

    • Becky the secretary: We're gonna get caught.
      C.O. Patterson: By who?
      Becky: By the Warden.
      C.O. Patterson: Baby, right now, in this room, at this moment, I am the warden. Then say it.
      Becky: No, I'm not gonna say it.
      C.O. Patterson: Come on Becky, say it. Say it, Becky.
      Becky: You're the Warden, Louis.

    • Bellick (to Sucre): Hey, what do you think this is, siesta? See that? See my face up there? Any idea how it got there? Work ethic. Those two words mean anything in your country? You're on P.I., so quit slow-working me.

    • T-Bag (seeing Tweener and the other young inmates arriving at the prison): Fresh meat.

    • Michael: I could have done something.
      Lincoln: No. T-Bag had his hooks in that kid, there was nothing you could have done.
      Michael: I could have told the Pope. He could have transferred the kid to ad-seg, he would have been safe.
      Lincoln: Go easy, Michael. You didn't even know him.
      Michael: And that makes it ok? I turned my back on him because I didn't want to make waves. It was just…easier to look the other way. Keep the plan safe.
      Lincoln: You did.
      Michael: But at what price? That's not how she raised us. A man's down, you give him your hand. She'd roll over in her grave if she knew what I'd become.
      Lincoln: She wouldn't! You've given me your hand, Michael. My son's out there with a bullseye on his back. Do whatever you gotta do to get us out of here. Please.

    • T-Bag: Not a good position you find yourself in, is it? Whites don't want ya, blacks don't want ya, you're just caught in the middle, aren't ya? A regular Tweener. We're different, you and me, lot of ways. But you know the funny thing is, we're also a lot alike. A couple of dogs with runny noses that nobody loves.

    • Sara: I, uh…uh, just wanted you to know that if you're lookin' for someone to talk to in here, you're not alone. It's part of my job to counsel inmates and help them with their problems.
      Michael: I think I have things pretty well figured out.
      Sara: I sort of backed into some information about you. I hope you don't mind. But you have to understand that there's a reason I became a doctor. It's in my nature to want to help. From what I understand, it's in your nature too.

    • Lincoln: You gotta help me.
      Pope: You're talking to the wrong man. This is a matter for the police.
      Lincoln: This is my son we're talking about. For god's sake, he's missing! Do something!
      Pope: You have got to understand - I am the warden of a prison. When it comes to the law, there is absolutely nothing I can do. Whatever happens out there is out of my jurisdiction. Until it comes through those gates.
      Lincoln: It just did.

    • Michael: You and I may be stuck together in this little dance, but I call the shots. First shot, that kid out there – you don't touch him, ever. Do we understand each other?
      T-Bag: We do.

    • Abruzzi: Bellick? Boss! Hey boss! What's happening? What they doin'?
      Bellick: Fixin' the break room.
      Abruzzi: What are you talkin' about? That's P.I.! I run it!
      Bellick: Not anymore you don't.

    • Sucre: Looks like I gotta find something else to call you now.
      Michael: Why's that?
      Sucre: 'Cause you ain't a fish no more.

    • Sara: What did you treat him for?
      Dr. Brighton: Well Michael suffered from a couple of things. One was a condition called low latent inhibition.
      Sara: Sorry, I'm not familiar with the term.
      Dr. Brighton: Well, people who suffer from low latent inhibition see every day things just like you or I do, like this lamp for instance. But where we just process the image of a lamp, they process everything. The stem, the bulb, the bolts, even the washers inside. Their brains are more open to incoming stimuli in the surrounding environment. Other people's brains – yours and mine – shut out the same information. We have to do it, in order to keep our sanity. If someone with a low IQ has low latent inhibition, it almost always results in metal illness. But, if someone has a high IQ, it almost always results in creative genius.
      Sara: You think Michael's a genius?
      Dr. Brighton: Well, I think that word's been derogated in the media these days, but in the classic sense of the word, yes I do.
      Sara: You said there was something else you treated him for?
      Dr. Brighton: He came to me with absolutely no sense of self-worth. The loss of both parents very often does that to a child. But, with the low latent inhibition, something interesting happened to Michael. He became very attune to all the suffering around him. He couldn't shut it out. He became a rescuer. One of those people who are more concerned with other people's welfare than their own.
      Sara: I didn't know all this about him.
      Dr. Brighton: Then maybe you don't know Michael Scofield.
      Sara: Yeah...

    • T-Bag: You'll have to forgive my boy... he has the propensity to be a bit gregarious when he shouldn't be.

    • Tweener: Yo, mind if I hang with ya cuzzo?
      C-note: Roll, Snowflake.
      Tweener: Hey man I'm jus.. I'm just new you know, lookin for some homeys.
      C-note: I said roll.

    • T-Bag (about Tweener): Boy's a bit confused about his pigmentation, but he sure does have spunk.

    • Michael (to T-Bag): If you want to sing, then sing.

    • Veronica (in text message to LJ): Dump the phone, they're tracking you. We're in New Glarus.

    • Michael: The man you're talking about died the moment I stepped inside these walls.

    • Mrs. Steadman: If we talked about who had motive to kill Terrence, we'd be here all day.
      Veronica: I'm sorry?
      Mrs. Steadman: Look around. Half the people in this place were shareholders in his company.

    • Kellerman: (cocks pistol) Did you hear that? Did you hear it? Know what that means? Why don't you ask your mom what that means? Oh, sorry, you might have trouble getting an answer out of her right about now.

    • Lincoln: Are you alright?
      LJ: No. Nowhere near it.

    • Sucre: You think he found the hole?

    • Bellick: I checked my balance on line, it is looking seriously deficient.
      Abruzzi: It's gotta be some kind of mistake, like an accounting error or something.
      Bellick: Yeah. Tell Falzone I don't stand for "accounting errors."

    • Veronica: I don't know who you are, Nick. You just magically show up like some knight in shining armor, ready to save the day.
      Nick: You know, I think you seem to be forgetting something here. I'm in the crosshairs same way you are, all for your ex-boyfriend who, unlike my father, is a scumbag criminal who just happens to be in prison for the one crime he didn't commit.

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