Prison Break

Season 2 Episode 9

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Aired Monday 8:00 PM Oct 30, 2006 on FOX
9.4
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In an effort to learn more about his pursuer Michael cozies up to Mahone's wife. L.J. and Lincoln have a bumpy road-trip. T-Bag receives a surprise, and C-Note's wife must choose between her daughter and husband.

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  • this was a good ep

    9.0
    in this ep of the show prison break lj and lincon have a bumpy road trip as they are captured but thing is on the way car is taken and its a women and some others who are his dads friend and c notes wife must deicde over her dauther or husband thing is she decides on both when they go to set it up she excapes with her husban and daughter with the help of her husbands friends. this wasa good ep i thought and it had alot of excitement in it and that is why i gave it a 9moreless
  • A good episode, with some fillers scenes, but manage to go to the point with some characters like T-bag, C-note and Sara, and making a surprising ending.

    7.7
    Details/Progress (To point A to B) -» (7/10). We have some focus in Lincoln and LJ in form of interaction, Michael figuring out Mahone, Sara running and figuring out Michael´s puzzle, C-Note trying to recover is family, T-bag and his revenge that goes totally wrong since Bellick found him.



    Plot Details/Holes- » (8/10). Nothing that could turn you off.



    Drama - » (8/10). The usual Lincoln and LJ talking and a scared Sara running and figuring out Michael puzzle. But it is C-Note family that plays the best drama, also T-bag ended up in a trap because he´s desire for revenge.



    Suspense/Tension - » (8/10). The tension here is good, but only for Sara and C-note, Michael running for example didn´t make that Surprises/Shocks - » (8/10). Could you expected that type of ending?



    Time and Scene Management - » (7/10). Until you get to the point which interest you, you have some filler scenes. Also, it seems that all Michael scenes in this episode serve as a filler.



    Beginning - » (7/10). Nothing special, but was good.



    Complication Phase - » (7/10). The complication here C-Note trying to recover his family from the FBI.



    Climax - » (7/10). C-Note trying to recover his family.



    Ending - » (10/10). The type of ending that I like.



    What I liked -» At least C-Note Scenes were important, since his story is at 1/3 finished. The ending was nice-



    What I Didn´t Liked -» Michael Scenes for me was pure filler, since what he discovered will not be important, just a distraction. T-bag scenes also play as a filler here, but at least they can be entertaining.



    A good episode, with some fillers scenes, but manage to go to the point with some characters like T-bag, C-note and Sara, and making a surprising ending.moreless
  • Well written.

    9.0
    The fugitives try again to make contact with their loved ones while the brothers head for their rendezvous. Michael makes a discovery about Mahone. Sara deciphers Michael's coded messages but so do Kellerman and Mahone. C Note is finally reunited withh his family here and it is just the right time because I thought his character was getting abit boring. The last couple of episode haven;t really been great, eventhough I still love them, just because it is Prison Break! I hope the season gets better. I have to say this too, Kellerman is awesome! He is truely great! Can't wait to watch more episodes!moreless
  • Michael goes to meet up with Sarah

    9.0
    Desperate times call for desperate measures. After his plans at the botanic gardens go awry, Michael has no choice but to don another cunning disguise – this time he's Agent Wayne Merrick, FBI – and does a little digging elsewhere. A chat with Mahone's ex-wife is enough for him to work out that the dirty agent's been harbouring a fugitive in his own back yard – only, unlike the remaining members of the Fox River Eight, this one, a certain Oscar Shales, is dead and buried. And now Michael knows his secret, Mahone realises it's high time he was unearthed. Meanwhile, Sara finally cracks Michael's code and books herself a one-way ticket to New Mexico for their not-so-secret rendezvous; C-Note outsmarts the FBI in order to be reunited with his wife and daughter; and over in Kansas, T-Bag stows his newfound fortune in a locker at a bus depot before running into the unwelcome faces of Bellick and Geary at the deserted house of his ex-girlfriend. For Lincoln and LJ, things soon go from bad to worse when they're spotted at a train station and the police give chase. In their break for freedom, LJ's hit by a speeding car, giving the police just enough time to have him and Lincoln surrounded. Cuffed and pinned to the ground, an exhausted Lincoln looks helplessly at his sonmoreless
  • Should Be Better.

    9.3
    The fugitives try again to make contact with their loved ones while the brothers head for their rendezvous. Michael makes a discovery about Mahone. Sara deciphers Michael's coded messages but so do Kellerman and Mahone. C Note is finally reunited withh his family here and it is just the right time because I thought his character was getting abit boring. The last couple of episode haven;t really been great, eventhough I still love them, just because it is Prison Break! I hope the season gets better. I have to say this too, Kellerman is awesome! He is truely great! Can't wait to watch more episodes!moreless
Dominic Purcell

Dominic Purcell

Lincoln Burrows

Marshall Allman

Marshall Allman

Lincoln Burrows Jr. (LJ)

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

Mike Jones

Mike Jones

Darius

Guest Star

Callie Thorne

Callie Thorne

Pamela “Pam” Mahone

Recurring Role

Matt DeCaro

Matt DeCaro

Roy William Geary

Recurring Role

Barbara Eve Harris

Barbara Eve Harris

Agent Felicia Lang

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (18)

    • Lang says that the getaway car is a 2007 Jeep, however in "Wash" we see that Frank Tancredi died on June 1st 2005, meaning this episode takes place in 2005 so it is impossible, had it been 2006 it would be more likely since cars tend to come out a year in advance (i.e. cars that are 2006 models come out in 2005).

    • Michael's car licence plate is 610EWC.

    • When T-Bag arrives at the Hollander residence, there's a sign with a picture of a bonsai, that says:

      FOR SALE
      Steven's Realty
      Call for free brochure
      555-1045

    • Kaycee refers to C-Note as Benjamin. However, in "Scan", she called him Miles.

    • Sara's flight information:
      Confrimation number
      FLIGHT SUMMARY
      Kelli Foster
      14238 Maple
      Everton, IL 60045
      FLIGHT:
      1548
      DEPART:
      Chicago O'Hare (ORD)
      Terminal: A4
      ARRIVE:
      Albuquerque Int., New Mexico (ABO)
      Terminal: C10

    • T-Bag leaves the bag of money in a locker at a place called "Star Lines." His key says "NORTHWEST BUS LINES 804". 804 is the locker number.

    • Michael finds all of the information about Mahone on peopletrack.com.

    • The article Michael finds about the Fox River 8 has pictures of all of them along with their first and last names, but not any aliases. Underneath the pictures reads: "The Fox River Penitentiary Escapees". The article says:

      "THE GR-EIGHT ESCAPE
      Eight felons flee Fox River
      By T??? Jackson
      Staff writer
      NASHVILLE- Last night, eight felons escaped from Fox River Penitentiary, in J???, Illinois by climbing across a high-wire telephone line and climbing a ??? wall. One of the eight escapees, Lincoln Burrows, was on death row and scheduled to die for the murder of Terrance Steadman, the President's brother. Another, John Abruzzi, was serving a life term for ??? murder. It's the fourth largest prison break in US history, and the largest in Illinois history. Law enforcement officials have refrained from commenting on how soon the escapees (...) only "All our..." (...) on bringing in (...) every precau- (...) safety of the murder of Terrance Steadman the the (that word twice) escapees will be recaptured, saying (...) President's brother. Another John only "All of our resources will be focused on those men. In the meantime (...) -tion is being taken to protect (...) public". Those living in the area (...) asked to keep thier doors locked at all times. Motorists (...) never pick up...".

    • The third article Michael finds about Mahone includes a picture of Shales at the right, and underneath a picture of Mahone it says:

      SHALES ADDED TO THE FBI'S MOST WANTED LIST
      Shales missing since mid-June
      SAN JOSE - The FBI has announced that Oscar F. Shales, who last month slipped away from a fire-fight with federal authorities at a motel in St. Charles, Missouri, has been added to their ten most wanted list. Shales replaces Craig Martin, an antiquities dealer, who has been smuggling archeological artifacts from Middle Eastern sites for sale on the black market for over a decade. Agent Alexander Mahone, a veteran with eleven years of (...) in federal manhunts has been appointed to head...".

    • The second article Michael finds about Mahone is the same as the first, but the picture of Shales is at the left this time. Plus, the title is different: "Shales Eludes FBI".

    • The first article Michael finds about Mahone includes a picture of Mahone and one of Shales, and it reads:
      AGENT MAHONE TO HEAD INVESTIGATION
      Notorious felon remains at large

      CHICAGO - Three months into the nation wide man hunt for notorious SERIAL KILLER OSCAR SHALES, an investigation still hard (not have) yet to catch a single break. SPECIAL AGENT ALEXANDER MAHONE, who is leading the investigation, told reporters at a news conference Monday that tips are still pouring in, but unfortunately nothing has checked out. "We've gotten calls as far west as Sacramento and Seattle and as far north as Anchorage and as Toronto.

      We're asking the public to keep tips coming. If you have seen this man, even if you doubt yourself, call your local FBI office inmediately. OSCAR SHALES has no doubt changed his looks by now to avoid capture and nine out of ten times in circunstances such as this, it's a citizen that gives as the break we really need...".

      (The words in capitals are actually in bold.)

    • Mahone is being interviewed by Fox News.

    • When T-Bag enters the house, he didn't kick in the door, he just opened it. It's highly implausible that an empty house for sale was left unlocked.

    • Michael finds Pam's personal data underneath Mahone's:

      SPOUSE: Pam Mahone
      CURRENT ADDRESS: 90 West End Ave., Durango, CO.
      STATUS: Divorced

    • Michael finds Mahone's personal data:

      NAME: Alexander Mahone
      CURRENT ADDRESS: 5002 Bleecker Street, Oak Park, IL 60301
      PREVIOUS ADDRESS 1: 3366 Finerman Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60301
      PREVIOUS ADDRESS 2: 8719 Jeffrey Lane, Oak Park, IL 60301
      PREVIOUS ADDRESS 3: 1551 Tolstoy Blvd., Chicago, IL 60610

    • The three clues that Michael sent to Sara in the form of phone numbers spell out "Rendezvous," "SunDownHot," and "elGilaNM63."

    • When Michael goes through Pam Mahone's address book in her cellphone, a list of names are displayed among Alexander Mahone's: Adia Weight, Adrianna Kopitar, Agatha Ovechkin, Aidan Kotalik, Ally Vasquez, Amy Crosby, and Andrea Staios. With the exception of Vasquez, all of these surnames belong to famous hockey players. They are Doug Weight, Anze Kopitar, Alexander Ovechkin, Sidney Crosby, and Steve Staios. In addition, Wayne Merrick, the pseudonym Michael uses when he speaks to Pam Mahone, is also the name of a famous hockey player.

    • How did Lincoln manage to get so far with a stolen car? He left the house of the police hostage and her mom days ago. The police should be looking for the missing car with, presumably, Lincoln Burrows in it. How come he didn't think of dumping that car immediately, and more so, how could the police not find him?

  • QUOTES (18)

    • Lincoln (to L.J.): All the charges against you have been dropped. You're free and clear. You can start a new life.

    • Dede: Where are we going, Daddy?
      C-Note: Disneyland.

    • Customer at diner: That good ol' boy's (Mahone) hunting them all down, ain't he?

    • Lincoln: I uh, I saw you checkin' out those girls back at the diner.
      L.J.: What?
      Lincoln: Come on. 'Fess up.
      L.J. : Nah, I was just makin' sure that they weren't staring at us.
      Lincoln: With what, their asses?

    • Lincoln (as he and L.J. are being handcuffed): L.J….I'm sorry. I'm sorry.

    • Bellick (after knocking T-Bag out): How you feelin', little Teddy?

    • L.J.: Hey, I'm not an idiot! I was on the run too, you know.
      Lincoln: Yeah, you were on the run. And you got caught.
      L.J.: Yeah, well I'm sorry I'm not a pro at being a con like you, dad! Maybe I should have just left when you gave me the out, huh? It's not like you care. (L.J. makes to get out of the car; Lincoln pulls him back.)
      Lincoln: Whoa. Take it easy. I'm sorry. Alright? I'm sorry man, I'm just…(sighs) Let's get out of here.

    • Geary (to T-Bag as he wakes up): Did you get a nice nap? Visions of 12-year-olds dancin' in your head?

    • C-Note: My wife is waitin' for me today, and I am not leavin' Chi town without my family, y'understand?

    • Mahone (answering cell phone): Pam, I really can't talk right now.
      Michael: Maybe I should call back.
      Mahone: Who is this?
      Michael: I think you already know.
      Mahone: If you've done anything to Pam or my boy…
      Michael: We both know your family's fine. Although Pam did seem a little upset about you leaving. But then, you had to, didn't you? Because you couldn't let her find out.
      Mahone: Find out about what?
      Michael: Oscar Shales. You remember? The one that got away. Except he didn't get too far, did he?
      Mahone: Ahhh, you're slipping, Scofield.
      Michael: Maybe. But let's hypothesize for a moment. Let's pretend I was the one who caught Shales. I don't think I could have just handed that psychopath over to the courts. Not after he'd eluded me for so long. Made me look bad.
      Mahone: You've been out in the sun way too long, boy.
      Michael: You feds make a nice living. But not so nice you go around tearing up expensive sod. Not unless you had to do a little digging. Unless you wanted to hide something. Or someone. That's what all the lye was for, wasn't it? See because there are two kinds of lye. In small amounts the first kind can be a gardener's best friend. In large bags the other kind decomposes bodies.
      Mahone: Ah, you should write mystery novels.
      Michael: I don't know about you, but if I'd buried someone in my own backyard, I'd think about it all the time. I'd think…I'd think maybe I should move that body. But then I'd remember that DNA leaches into soil. So even when the body was gone the proof of what I'd done would still be there. I can imagine how it feels. The pressure, the constant fear. It's more than a man can bear. I'm giving you a chance. Back off. Let me and my family disappear. And in return, I'll keep your little secret. How does that sound?
      Mahone: Like a dead man talking.
      Michael: I know it's not how you wanted this to play out. But sometimes things happen that are just…out of your control. This is one of those times. Take care of yourself.
      Mahone: I'll see you soon, Michael. Oh, and Michael – it just may be sooner than you think.

    • Mahone: I know these men. Who they are, where they came from, where they want to go.

    • Michael: What about Oscar Shales?
      Pam: Oscar Shales? Why is he important?
      Michael: Well, he's, ah…he's the only fugitive to ever successfully elude your ex husband.
      Pam: Alex was consumed with finding him. I mean, after what Shales did to all of his victims, who could blame him? It was all he worked on, all he did, for a year. But I don't think that it was the stress of chasing Shales that caused Alex to start behaving erratically.
      Michael: Why is that?
      Pam: Because Alex changed after the trail went cold. I remember it like it was yesterday. He just, walked into the kitchen, after 12 years of marriage, and said that he wanted me out of the house, immediately. I'll never forget the date – it was June 15.
      Michael (remembering an article that reads 'Shales Missing Since Mid-June): I think I have everything I need.

    • Pam: All I wanted was an explanation. Why things ended so suddenly. And all Alex could say was, sometimes things happen that are just out of your control.

    • Mahone: Lang! Today's the day Franklin told his wife he was gonna meet her at the rainbow room.
      Lang: That's right.
      Mahone: Wrong. Today's the day Franklin's going down. Are you ready?
      Lang: Everything's arranged.

    • Lincoln: I'm a target, kid. As long as you're with me, so are you. Things'll get a whole lot worse before they get better. Understand?
      L.J.: But after we meet up with Uncle Mike and get to Panama…
      Lincoln: Panama ain't a sure thing. Your uncle's plan is dangerous, I mean really dangerous.

    • Lang: Where you going?
      Kacee: To take my kid to school.
      Lang: I know about the Rainbow Room.
      Kacee: I don't know what you're talkin' about.
      Lang: Phone lines are tapped. We heard your entire telephone conversation with your husband. And since you and Dede aren't booked on any flights to New York, don't tell me the Rainbow Room is a restaurant in Manhattan. Now you can tell me where you're meeting your husband, or I can arrest you. Right in front of your daughter.
      Kacee: You go to hell. I haven't done anything wrong.
      Lang: You spoke with an escaped felon about meeting him today. You've already done enough to be charged with attempt to aid and abet.
      Kacee: Please. Okay, listen to me...
      Lang: One phone call and child welfare is here. You'll go to county, and Dede will be in foster care.
      Kacee: No!
      Lang: Don't worry. I, I hear the, ah, families in the foster system are top notch.
      Kacee: You are asking me to choose between my daughter and my husband!
      Lang: Exactly.

    • Bellick: So this is where Theodore practiced "Pervert Knows Best". (Geary laughs). This is where he had his family supper. And that, I believe, is where you and Miss Hollander expressed your love. Tell me, little Teddy, did you make her wear Doctor Dentons and hold a lunch box? Help you get all worked up.
      T-Bag: Bradley, I couldn't possibly expect a grown man who still lives with his mamma to understand the machinations of love.

    • Mahone: Can take out an entire building! That box right there. This is why we can't have... leaks... coming from this office... God help the agent who goes behind my back (hits the office door with his back) and talks to the press.

  • NOTES (4)

  • ALLUSIONS (6)

    • Bellick: So, this is where Theodore practiced "pervert knows best."

      This is a play on the title of the 50's sitcom, Father Knows Best. The series revolved around a family of five, where the children could always turn to their father for advice.

    • One of the internet articles about the eight escaped Fox Rivers inmates is called "The Gr-Eight Escape". This is a pun on "The Great Escape", the title of a movie about Allied prisoners of war escaping prisoner-of-war camps.

    • Bellick: Nobody lives here anymore, Goldilocks...

      The Three Bears or Goldilocks and the Three Bears is a notable children's bedtime story. Often considered an anonymous folk story, even one of the stories collected by the Brothers Grimm, it actually first saw print in 1837 as a prose story composed by the poet Robert Southey and collected in his book The Doctor. Possibly based on an even older story, though this is by no means certain, the story became widely known after being published by Southey, and was so often retold, that it has lost connection to its author.

    • Mahone: Sun Tzu said, that if you know your enemy, you need not fear a hundred battles.

      Allusion to The Art of War by Sun Tzu, in section III. Attack by stratagem.
      The quote continues like this: "If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle."

    • C-Note: You look like you lost a few.
      C-Note's Friend: Slim Fast, baby.

      Slim Fast is a brand that sells meal replacement foods, intending to help consumers lose weight.

    • Geary: Visions of 12 year olds dancin' in your head?

      Geary is playing on a line from the children's story The Night Before Christmas: The children were nestled all snug in their beds, while visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads.

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