Prison Break

Season 3 Episode 11

Under & Out

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Aired Monday 8:00 PM Feb 04, 2008 on FOX
9.4
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Michael's escape may be in jeopardy because of heavy rain. T-Bag and Lechero join forces, while Bellick hopes to do the same with Mahone.

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  • OMG, what the hell was that?

    1.5
    The company needed this Whistler guy only because he can figure out some coordinates? That's it? Then why did they want to bust him out of prison in the first place when all they needed was just a stupid piece of paper with coordinates on it? Come on, you gotta be kidding me! And how on earth can Gretchen show up in Sona again like nothing has ever happened? Hello? Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't she interrogated and didn't she kill that nosy general?

    Sorry, but it really can't get any dumberr than this. I'm done with this show!moreless
  • This setup episodes focus on What is at stake, some nice interactions, players final positions etc, all that is done with quality.

    8.0
    Presentation Phase - » (9/10). Season 1 type of beginning, the same Thing when Bellick found the Hole in season 1.



    Complication Phase - » (7/10)*2. The complication here is that they have to move faster, LJ and Sofia being captive is not something new.



    Ending - » (8/10). The ending that initiate all.



    Time and Scene Management - » (8/10). There were many filler scenes, but overall, the writers managed to create interesting conversation and setups, so it is hard to notice, still…



    Plot Details/Holes- » (8/10). Prison Break writers continues to write miracles, for example if they needed to escape in one hour, I believe that the writers could make another miracle, but since there wasn´t any obstacle...Sucre being caught because he choose a name of someone that was with a criminal proceedings it is ok, but that would come with a photo at least.



    Details/Progress (To point A to B) -» (7/10). The escape will only happen in the next episode, but all the preparations were set.



    Suspense/Tension - » (7/10). There were some scenes filled with tension, nothing great, just good tension and some suspense.



    Drama - » (9/10)*2. I liked this boy drama, Michael didn´t want him to join the escape squad because he felt responsible for what happened to some of the escape Squad in season 1 like the Tweener. Poor Sucre, he is screwed. Whistler shared some drama too, but I didn´t buy it. Mahone continues to surprise me with his good attitude. Some interaction was very interesting to hear. What I liked -» The tension in this episode, the gun fight, Audrey and Chloe were clever



    What I Didn´t Liked -» Nothing special.



    This setup episodes focus on What is at stake, some nice interactions, players final positions etc, all that is done with quality.moreless
  • Awesome.

    10
    Heavy rains force Michael to move up the escape timetable and break out of Sona that evening. McGrady joins in on the escape, and T-Bag and Lechero form an alliance as Bellick hopes to form one with Mahone. Lincoln and Sucre help bring the lights down on Sona. What can I say about this episode? Well, it is another awesome episode. Another awesome great storyline too, Prison Break is just getting better and better. I love the way Michael says there out but tonight. I always get really excited, I love Prison Break too much. Anyway another awesome episode. 9.9 out of 10 for this episode, might as well be 10 but there is better episodes in this season.moreless
  • Awesome.

    9.9
    Heavy rains force Michael to move up the escape timetable and break out of Sona that evening. McGrady joins in on the escape, and T-Bag and Lechero form an alliance as Bellick hopes to form one with Mahone. Lincoln and Sucre help bring the lights down on Sona. What can I say about this episode? Well, it is another awesome episode. Another awesome great storyline too, Prison Break is just getting better and better. I love the way Michael says there out but tonight. I always get really excited, I love Prison Break too much. Anyway another awesome episode. 9.9 out of 10 for this episode, might as well be 10 but there is better episodes in this season.moreless
  • The escape is on !

    9.6
    This episode opens as the selected inmates and Michael continue digging their tunnel they find out that it is raining over their hole out of the prison and so Michael announces that they are leaving that night. Susan discovers that there is a bomb in her car and when she meets Sucre she gives it back to him. Lincoln goes to met Susan. Lincoln calls Michael and asks to speak to James. They ask him for the co-ordinates and because he doesn't know them she burns Sofia with a cigar, about 3 times. James, Michael met with Sofia, Susan and Lincoln outside. James rips the co-ordinates in half and gives Susan half. He says half now, half after he knows Sofia and LJ are safe. They all get ready to go as soon as Lincoln cuts the power. They have 30 seconds to make it before the back up generator kicks in. Sucre is called into the main office of the guards and he learns there that the alias he used has a warrant out for arrest. Lincoln hijacks a bus to try and knock down the power tower which is for the prison. As the darkness hits they start to escape.moreless
Danay Garcia

Danay Garcia

Sofia Lugo

Wade Williams

Wade Williams

Captain Brad Bellick

Wentworth Miller

Wentworth Miller

Michael Scofield

Dominic Purcell

Dominic Purcell

Lincoln Burrows

Robert Knepper

Robert Knepper

Theodore "T-Bag" Bagwell

Chris Vance

Chris Vance

James Whistler

Manuel Marrero

Manuel Marrero

Auturo Monjares

Guest Star

Christian Bowman

Christian Bowman

Agent King

Guest Star

Luis Rolon

Luis Rolon

Sign In Guard

Guest Star

Carlo Alban

Carlo Alban

McGrady

Recurring Role

Joseph Melendez

Joseph Melendez

Rafael

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (9)

    • In a high security prison where the tower guards keep everything under watch, how could they not see Susan giving Whistler the chronometer? Would it be that easy to smuggle stuff inside SONA?

    • In the scene where James and Susan are communicating over the phone through Lincoln and Sofia says James's name you see that Michael sits down and puts his hands together. But in the very next scene right before James hangs up you see Michael sit down again and puts his hand together again exactly the same way as before.

    • Goof: The phone number Sucre reads to Michael isn't from Panama and wouldn't be accessible from there without using at least a prefix, so it's very unlikely it'd be written that way on the machine.

    • Goof: In "Interference", Michael said that they couldn't escape at night because of the jeep patrol. But in this episode, the guards only start to patrol the surrounding very close to the time of Michael's escape, which is 5:15. 5:15 is hardly night time.

    • When Michael gives the phone to McGrady, saying he is taking him on the breakout, he tells the boy "Don't let anyone see you with that phone", yet he gave it to him on the balcony, in broad daylight and in view of many people.

    • When we see Sucre talking to Michael via cell phone trying to locate the generators, he is right outside the fence by the guard tower acting suspicious, and following Michael's directions.

    • There is no way that Susan could go back and visit the Panama prison again unidentified, not after being caught and tortured for interrogation.

    • Goof: When the truck is stuck in the mud, the front left wheel is directly aligned with the pothole and then stops a few feet in front of the hole. In the following scene the truck is standing beside the hole.

    • Goof: When Sucre tells Michael the toll free number on the backup generator, he says it's 1-800-555-0196. However, the caption reads as 1-800-555-0158.

  • QUOTES (31)

    • T-Bag: (to Whistler) Ecclesiastes 6:13 Separate thyself from thy enemies, and take heed of thy friends.

    • Michael: (To Lincoln) I've got my concerns about pretty much everyone, Linc. Y'know what I mean?

    • Whistler: (To Michael) I've helped you. Now you help me. Just get us out of here!

    • Michael: Let's rotate, keep everybody fresh.
      T-Bag: (hands Michael a pick-axe) Welcome to the coalmine, canary.

    • Michael: Honor's a luxury men like us can't afford.

    • Susan B.: (to Whistler) I'm impressed. It seems our fisherman grew himself a set of oysters.

    • Mahone: The guys who are easiest to catch are the ones who spend more time pissing and moaning than running.

    • Michael: When you're on the run, you're always looking over your shoulder, listening for the sirens, wondering if that pretty girl across the street is staring at you because she wants you, or because you're wanted. You change your name, the way you look and leave everything you know behind. And the ones you love, they're the ones who have to pay.

    • Susan B.: (to Sucre) Anything happens, anything at all that I wasn't expecting, and there will be one less pregnant girl in Chicago.

    • Michael: Change of plans, Linc. We're doing this tonight.
      Lincoln: What happened, Michael?
      Michael: Rain. Dirt. Tunnel. Problem.

    • Whistler: Once we get out of here, it's every man for himself. Scofield is not responsible for any of us.

    • Michael: Mostly, I'm just tired. Tired of choices and consequences.

    • Susan B.: All your promises, your guarantees, they mean nothing. I'm pretty sick of waiting around for you boys to screw me over. I'm going to need those coordinates by the end of the day.

    • Mahone: We're not pulling this off tonight without all of us working around the clock. And none of us are ever making it out of here without his plan, so if you (Michael) tell me that you can figure out a way how to do this at night, then I, we, can figure out a way how to get that tunnel dug.

    • Lincon: You said breaking out at night was impossible.
      Michael: Yeah, well...

    • Susan B.: (to Lincoln) You need to stop fighting me. If you understood what was going on, you'd know we were the good guys.

    • Lechero: You expect us to run in thirty seconds?
      Michael: As soon as the lights go out, I'm gone, with or without you.

    • Michael: Is that Whistler's girlfriend? Why's she staying in the car?
      Lincoln: Guess she thinks she'll see him tomorrow.
      Michael: You've been spending a lot of time with her, huh? You sure that's wise?

    • Lincoln: I called you first thing. I'm being straight up with you.
      Susan B.: Awww, that's refreshing.

    • Susan B.: I just wanted to get everyone together so we can discuss tonight's agenda, maybe nail down a few guidelines.

    • Susan: You know what I do for a living, Fernando?
      Sucre: I got a pretty good idea.
      Susan: I read people. And you, sir, are a coloring book.

    • McGrady: I've read in old newspapers that make it to Sona how Americans hold others to standards they ignore. How they think no one should have power but them. I tell everyone's it's a lie, but I see it's true. I know you're leaving. And I think that after everything I've done to help, I think it sucks you're not taking me with you!
      Michael: I know it doesn't seem like it now, but I'm doing you a favor. I'm giving you a gift.
      McGrady: Oh, wow, life in prison. Thank you, I've always wanted one of those.
      Michael: It's better than a life on the run.
      McGrady: I don't belong here. All I did was give a guy...
      Michael: You're not going! I'm sorry. It's for the best.
      McGrady: How do you know what's best for me?

    • Michael: There's something else.
      Lincoln: What?
      Michael: T-Bag's coming, and Mahone, and Bellick. Oh, yeah, there's a drug lord, too.
      Lincoln: You know what? It's not about them, it's about Whistler, we got to do whatever...
      Michael: We don't even know who Whistler is.
      Lincoln: What about what he's worth? My son's life.
      Michael: Just wish there's another way to do this. To save LJ without handing Whistler over.
      Lincoln: Look, man, that's it. There isn't.
      Michael: I know.

    • T-Bag: You know, I've been thinking. It doesn't have to be every man for himself. You and I can help each other.
      Lechero: If I need a hand, I'll find someone with a spare.

    • Whistler: If they didn't want me out of here and your nephew was safe, would you still be doing this?
      Michael: Breaking out? No.
      Whistler: Why would you choose to stay if there was a chance at freedom?
      Michael: Well, I guess that's the difference between us. I'm willing to pay for my sins.
      Whistler: And I'm not?
      Michael: That's a good question.

    • T-Bag: We both know how it feels to lose a great love, how it feels to kill a man and we both ended up in here because of Michael Scofield. Wouldn't it be poetic justice if we could just return the favor?
      Mahone: Justice,huh? If there was an ounce of it left in this world... you'd be lying face down in the same unmarked grave as the rest of your inbred family.

    • T-Bag: You know, we can work on this railroad all the livelong day, but it don't matter if Scofield doesn't know what happens once we get off the train.

    • Michael: All right. We got 24 hours to dig out that tunnel.
      Bellick: You mean the one it took you guys three days to dig the first time?
      T-Bag: Let's just say, by some miracle, we are able to part the dirt sea, Moses. Then what?
      Lechero: How you plan on getting around the guards' tower?
      Mahone: Michael, Mr. Whistler here says that you got stopped last time by a cloud.
      Michael: I'm still working on that.
      Bellick: I'd like to know if this girl's gonna put out before I spend any more time buying her drinks!

    • Lincoln: What is it about Whistler that's so important?
      Susan: I could tell you... But then I'd have to kill you.
      Lincoln: You're gonna do that anyway.

    • Susan (to Whistler): I'm gonna make this clear for everyone involved. If time runs out and I don't have the second half of those coordinates, LJ and the senorita stop breathing.

    • Bellick: We should be a team, you know? Not just during the escape, but after. Like, like Butch and Sundance.
      Mahone: Butch and Sundance died.

  • NOTES (2)

    • In Latin America, this episode was known as "Debajo Y Fuera," which is an exact translation.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      UK: February 11, 2008 on Sky One
      Denmark: March 31, 2008 on TV3
      Australia: July 23, 2008 on Channel 7/Prime
      Finland: November 25, 2008 on MTV3
      Germany: March 12, 2009 on RTL
      Czech Republic: April 21, 2009 on Nova Cinema

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Bellick: (to Mahone) I was thinking, you and me should be a team. Not just during the escape, but after. Like Butch and and Sundance.

      This is a reference to Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid, two members of a group of famous bank and train robbers from the late 1800s. Both men used aliases--Cassidy's real name was Robert Parker, and Harry Longabaugh was known as The Sundance Kid. Robert Redford and Paul Newman played the notorious robbers in a 1969 movie called Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid.

    • Title: Under & Out

      An allusion to the military voice procedure "Over and Out".

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