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Babes Behind Bars! (And Michael's Not One of Them)

The Final Break - Michael and Dr. Sara's honeymoon gets cut short by the underhanded machinations of assorted law enforcement entities, and Dr. Sara's new life behind bars is further complicated by hostile prison guards, a surprise reunion with an old frenemy, and Lori Petty.

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Title

Air/Pub'l

Grade

Author

4-22
Recap

Agent Kellerman -- Not Dead!

Killing Your Number - The big baddie from seasons one and two returns as the show's resident deus ex machina, promising happy endings for you, and you, and -- not so fast there, beloved mainstay of the show. Also, the One World Conspiracy is taken out by the United Nations. Really.

05.15.2009
05.21.2009
A-

Sobell

4-21
Recap

It's All Over But the Monologuing

Rate of Exchange - You can tell Prison Break is winding down because the bad guys spend as much time gassing on about their plans as they do waving guns around. Also, Michael rescues Dr. Sara in a very dramatic and highly implausible fashion, even for this show.

05.15.2009
05.21.2009
B

Sobell

4-20
Recap

It's Like Sophie's Choice, Only with More Beefcake

Cowboys and Indians - After Michael manages to successfully steal Scylla away from Christina, both she and General Von Baldy manage to kidnap and/or wound people he really loves.

05.08.2009
05.14.2009
B

Sobell

4-19
Recap

Jacob Have I loved, Yet Esau I Have Hated …

S.O.B. - Hey, remember how this show was about a guy who so loved his brother that he went to prison for him so's he could break them both out? Now Christina comes along to blow holes through the middle of that premise.

05.01.2009
05.07.2009
C-

Sobell

4-18
Recap

Medea Was on to Something

Vs - Christina Scofield regrets having children, as they refuse to get shot by snipers and they sabotage her plans to kidnap and kill a scientist who could debunk her plans for eco-domination. On the flip side, Dr. Sara discovers she's going to be a mother.

04.24.2009
04.30.2009
B-

Sobell

4-17
Recap

Mama's Family

The Mother Lode - A mother knows when her boys need a helping hand. Take Ma Scofield. She could let Linc expend valuable energy trying to get to the bottom of this Scylla business and possibly wreck her plans for a hostile takeover of The Company. Or she could tell him to cool it with promises of peace, love, and understanding in a post-General Von Baldy world. And if Linc doesn't listen? Well, she can always put a bullet in him.

04.17.2009
04.23.2009
C+

Mr. Sobell

4-16
Recap

Mother, Jugs and Speed

The Sunshine State - The One World Conspiracy attempts to mess with Michael's head by dropping the news that his mom is still alive -- then they decide to lobotomize him if he won't play along. Meanwhile, Lincoln fends off Don Self's clumsy leadership attempts while he tracks down Scylla.

12.22.2008
12.29.2008
B-

Sobell

4-15
Recap

He Sees Dead People

Going Under - Michael's surgery has him communing with the dead -- and the dead tell him to stay tuned for the BS plot contrivance that'll take us into the final third of the season. Meanwhile, Self manages to get Scylla stolen out from under him. OF COURSE.

12.15.2008
12.22.2008
B+

Sobell

4-14
Recap

The Brief Wondrous Life of Cole Pfeiffer

Just Business - T-Bag has a Saul-to-Paul conversion courtesy of Gretchen's sister and a traveling salesman, but quickly gets beaten up for his troubles. Meanwhile, Michael and Lincoln try to outfox Don Self, which proves surprisingly difficult.

12.08.2008
12.15.2008
A-

Sobell

4-13
Recap

Happiness is a warm gun

Deal or No Deal - And a lot of people get very happy this episode, as the assorted machinations of Don Self, the One World Conspiracy and the U.S. government double the season's body count overnight -- yet leave Michael and company strangely untouched.

12.01.2008
12.08.2008
A

Sobell

4-12
Recap

To Thine Own Self Be True

Selfless - Team Scylla pulls off the impossible and manages to outwit the One World Conspiracy, only to discover that one of their numbers has a quite literal interpretation of the phrase "self-interested." Also, dishy Trisha reaches into her cleavage and pulls out some career skills, but it's an example of too little, too late. Skills, not cleavage.

11.24.2008
12.01.2008
A

Sobell

4-11
Recap

Bad Boys Eventually Get Quiet Time

Quiet Riot - Team Scylla has to pull off the break-into-the-conspiracy HQ caper in total silence. They mostly manage it, too. Meanwhile, T-Bag and Gretchen eliminate a few obstacles on their way to riches.

11.17.2008
11.24.2008
B+

Sobell

4-10
Recap

Let Four Escaped Cons Bear Bellick …

The Legend - and, for his passage/ convenient flashbacks and ret-conning/ Speak loudly for him/ Take up the (miraculously unbloated) body: such a sight as this/ Becomes the field, but here shows that this show has only a nodding acquaintance with plausibility.

11.10.2008
11.17.2008
B-

Sobell

4-9
Recap

Let the Water Wash Away Your Sins

Greatness Achieved - Bellick redeems himself for four seasons of sniveling, conniving, bullying and coarse instincts. Mahone hopes to extract some Old Testament-style revenge on Agent Blots Out the Sun, but finds no way to wash away his pain. And finally, there is not enough water in the world to wash out the horrifying image of Gretchen macking on General Von Baldy.

11.03.2008
11.10.2008
B+

Sobell

4-8
Recap

Child Roland to Team Scylla Came...

The Price - ...his word was "How much for Scofield and Burrows"/ yet he paid the price, much to his sorrow. (In other, less poetic news: the One World Conspiracy's on to Team Scylla.)

10.20.2008
10.27.2008
B+

Sobell

4-7
Recap

It's Hard Out There For A Linc …

Five the Hard Way - When he's trying to get the data from the fifth cardholder, who may or may not be really into Sucre. Meanwhile, T-Bag attempts to settle a score with Michael, but loses the upper hand.

10.06.2008
10.13.2008
B+

Sobell

4-6
Recap

Ocean's Eleven, Meet the Scylla Seven

Blow Out - When he's nabbed during a mission, Team Scylla must free Mahone from the pokey and Agent Blots Out the Sun. But who'll save T-Bag from corporate America and Gretchen?

09.29.2008
10.06.2008
B+

Sobell

4-5
Recap

Safe and Sound

Safe and Sound - Team Scylla pulls off another caper -- this time in a Treasury Department safe -- while Mahone tracks down Agent Blots Out the Sun (hint: look for a localized eclipse) and Gretchen does her nails.

09.22.2008
09.29.2008
A-

Sobell

4-4
Recap

Undercover Brothers

Eagles and Angels - When Linc and Michael infiltrate a policemen's gala to get the second Scylla key, they have to dress up like a couple of stone-cold cops. But cops don't mean squat when Agent Blots Out the Sun is getting closer to their operation.

09.15.2008
09.22.2008
B

Sobell

4-3
Recap

Shut Down

Shut Down - Agent Blots Out the Sun debuts a novel new interrogation technique, and Team Scylla deals with wishy-washy feds, air deprivation and Bellick's top-flight whine sampler.

09.08.2008
09.15.2008
B+

Sobell

4-2
Recap

Half In The Bag

Breaking and Entering - The first step in Operation Avoid Any Jail Time is to retrieve the Scylla data card. It involves Bellick and Mahone man-handling a purse -- but at least they now know how to accessorize.

09.01.2008
09.08.2008
B+

Sobell

4-1
Recap

The Gang's All Here

Scylla - Michael reluctantly gets the gang back together. It's better than jail time.

09.01.2008
09.05.2008
B+

Sobell

3-13
Recap

Where The Wild Things Are

The Art of the Deal - They're everywhere: inside Sona, on the outskirts of Sona, and tangling with Susan B.

02.17.2008
02.23.2008
A

Sobell

3-12
Recap

Somewhere In The Darkness

Hell Or High Water - The inmates pull off an escape -- well, some of them do, anyway. This is even more remarkable when you consider that it requires a boat and the pilot (Sucre) is stuck at work.

02.10.2008
02.17.2008
A

Sobell

3-11
Recap

Roll Of Thunder, Hear My Cry

Under And Out - A little rain accelerates Michael's escape plans, and a little pain whets both Lincoln and Whistler's motivations.

02.03.2008
02.10.2008
B

Sobell

3-10
Recap

Out Of The Dust

Dirt Nap - ...comes a solution to T-Bag's problems, a new milestone in Michael's moral development and the indication that we're about to shift into Act II for the season. Or perhaps Act III.

01.20.2008
01.26.2008
B-

Sobell

3-9
Recap

A Girl Named Disaster

Boxed In - Or named Susan B. Anthony. Or possibly Gretchen. Or, after this hour, The Little Mermaid, since she's soaking wet from her waterboarding. Also, Michael is soaking wet from being put in a redneck sauna.

01.13.2008
01.20.2008
B-

Sobell

3-8
Recap

The Fool Of The World And The Flying Ship

Bang & Burn - A lot of folks are in contention for the first title, but only two are in the running for the second object -- Whistler, and one very angry Michael Scofield.

11.11.2007
11.19.2007
B+

Sobell

3-7
Recap

The Whipping Boy

Vamonos - Michael takes out some of his grief on Whistler; Linc takes out some of his issues with Susan B....out on her.

11.04.2007
11.11.2007
B-

Sobell

3-6
Recap

The Higher Power Of Lucky

Photo Finish - That is who Mahone needs to be praying to, as he's got a get-out-of-Sona card. Also, it wouldn't hurt the nearly-killed Whistler to start paying homage as well.

11.04.2007
11.10.2007
C+

Sobell

3-5
Recap

Up A Road Slowly

Interference - Linc and Sofia look for places to park the getaway car; Michael looks for ways to make sure there's need for a getaway car.

10.21.2007
10.28.2007
C+

Sobell

3-4
Recap

Sarah, Plain And Tall

Good Fences - Or, as pertains to this show, considerably shorter by a head and dead. Meanwhile, Scofield begins some of that crafty scheming we all know and love.

10.07.2007
10.14.2007
C+

Sobell

3-3
Recap

Teddy And His Telephone

Call Waiting - Michael twists T-bag's remaining arm and gets a half hour on Lechero's mobile phone out of the deal. Linc tries to free his loved ones and earns Susan B. Anthony's wrath.

09.30.2007
10.06.2007
B

Sobell

3-2
Recap

…And Now Miguel

Fire/Water - Scofield and his mad engineering skillz prove useful -- and remind Mahone, T-Bag, and Bellick that being homicidally inclined is useful only 90 percent of the time.

09.23.2007
09.30.2007
B

Sobell

3-1
Recap

Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Orientación - Mahone has to go through withdrawal and killing yet another person as he saves a surly Scofield from certain death. Also, the One World Conspiracy finagles a way to justify Michael's second trip to prison.

09.16.2007
09.23.2007
B+

Sobell

2-22
Recap

Agent Kim -- dead! Also, many other conspiracy stooges!

Sona - Yup -- Agent Kim is now working for the Conspiracy Invisible. Meanwhile, we have a maybe-death (Sucre's) and a death I have not yet begun to come to grips with (Kellerman's). Also, Michael ends up back behind bars. Enjoy your summers, everyone!

04.01.2007
04.07.2007
C

Sobell

2-21
Recap

Yet ANOTHER hooker -- dead!

Fin Del Camino - T-Bag may or may not have killed her -- but he is responsible for leading Michael directly into a trap set by the One World Conspiracy.

03.25.2007
04.01.2007
A

Sobell

2-20
Recap

Some poor Mexican hooker -- dead!

Panama - Three guesses as to which unidextrous nut job killed her and the first two don't count. Meanwhile, the Fibbies miss catching Michael, but they get a small measure of satisfaction out of bagging his girlfriend.

03.18.2007
03.25.2007
B

Sobell

2-19
Recap

Madame Evil's administration -- dead!

Sweet Caroline - Our Conspiracist-In-Chief steps down after she's put between a rock and a hard place, also known as "Both Michael and Agent Kim threaten to disclose all the nasty little secrets she'd prefer to keep quiet." Meanwhile, Mahone messes with Dr. Sara's head.

03.04.2007
03.10.2007
B

Sobell

2-18
Recap

Another innocent civilian -- dead!

Wash - T-Bag kills his doppelganger, assumes his identity, and begins the long trek from 'Bama to Bangkok. Meanwhile, Michael & co. try to determine if the recording they have will exonerate Lincoln.

02.25.2007
03.03.2007
B-

Sobell

2-17
Recap

Niedermeyer -- dead!

Bad Blood - You realize I've been building up to this all year, right? Anyway, Pope reunites with the people who lost him his job, Sucre reunites with Maricruz, T-Bag reunites with the Alabama soil, and C-Note reunites with the penal system.

02.18.2007
02.24.2007
B+

Sobell

2-16
Recap

Haywire -- dead!

Chicago - Mahone takes down another member of Team Escarpara (or maybe he merely does nothing to prevent another Team Escarpara member from going down) while Michael and Sara reunite.

02.04.2007
02.10.2007
B+

Sobell

2-15
Recap

Sasha's dad -- dead!

The Message - Team Escarpara adds another body to the count. Meanwhile, Michael and Linc hold the airwaves hostage and Madame President Evil reaches out to her ex.

01.28.2007
02.03.2007
B-

Sobell

2-14
Recap

Agent Von Blondie -- dead!

John Doe - Mahone decides that it is okay to shoot the messenger. And in other plotlines, T-Bag makes himself a family, and the boys team up with Kellerman to kidnap Steadman.

01.21.2007
01.27.2007
B-

Sobell

2-13
Recap

Denise -- dead!

The Killing Box - Who is Denise and why should you care? Well, she's one of the two people T-Bag offs on his way to Susan's this week. Also, Michael and Linc do a lot of not-escaping right up to the end of the episode.

11.26.2006
12.02.2006
B-

Sobell

2-12
Recap

Aldo Burrows -- dead!

Disconnect - Michael and Aldo's reunion is acrimonious and awkward, so Aldo spares them all further social embarrassment by getting shot clean through the liver. Also, Bellick's on the hook for Roy's murder, and Kellerman gets an unnecessarily harsh job review from Agent Kim.

11.19.2006
11.25.2006
C+

Sobell

2-11
Recap

Geary -- dead!

Bolshoi Booze - The unkillable T-Bag racks up another entry in the season two body count. Sucre saves Michael from an appearance as a recap headline, and Kellerman moves closer to making next week's blurb headline read "Dr. Sara -- dead!"

11.12.2006
11.18.2006
B+

Sobell

2-10
Recap

The Bozo Fetts' beautiful friendship -- dead!

Rendezvous - Once they slap eyes on their ill-gotten millions, the Geary/Bellick partnership goes out like a light. Meanwhile, Michael and Sara have an awkward reunion, as do Lincoln and his dad.

11.05.2006
11.11.2006
B

Sobell

2-9
Recap

Oscar Shales -- definitely dead!

Unearthed - Michael manages to intuit in mere minutes what an entire FBI hasn't been able to figure out in years. Also, the only Team Escarpara member who doesn't have his plans go horribly awry is C-Note.

10.29.2006
11.04.2006
B-

Sobell

2-8
Recap

An innocent civilian -- dead!

Dead Fall - Dr. Sara continues to prove she's the anti-Veronica, Michael and Sucre compete in the escapee triathlon (running, biking, getting stuck underwater) and Linc engineers a fed-free reunion with L.J.

10.22.2006
10.28.2006
B+

Sobell

2-7
Recap

Tweener -- dead, yo!

Buried - The little screw-up gets killed by Mahone following a near-solid hour of unexpected moral fortitude. Meanwhile, Dr. Sara gets sucked deeper into conspiracy when the One World Order offs her dad.

10.01.2006
10.07.2006
A

Sobell

2-6
Recap

Tweener's chance for a new life -- dead!

Subdivision - The little screw-up gets apprehended by Mahone following a near-solid hour of screw-ups. Meanwhile, the rest of Team Escarpara inadvertently stumbles into an episode of The Red Shoe Diaries.

09.24.2006
09.30.2006
B

Sobell

2-5
Recap

Road trip romance -- dead!

Map 1213 - Tweener, T-Bag, and the brothers all meet up in Tooele. Sucre finds out that Maricruz is not worthy of his perfervid devotion. C-Note takes up some extra time.

09.17.2006
09.23.2006
B-

Sobell

2-4
Recap

Abruzzi -- dead!

First Down - Abruzzi meets Mahone -- and his maker -- in a motel parking lot. Michael learns that the woman you married as part of your prison escape plan isn't always the most trustworthy of souls.

09.10.2006
09.16.2006
B-

Mr. Sobell

2-3
Recap

Michael and Lincoln -- not dead!

Scan - Although they've now set up a car accident to make Mahone believe otherwise. Also, the writers push roughly four other plotlines into motion.

09.03.2006
09.09.2006
B-

Sobell

2-2
Recap

Dr. Gudat -- dead!

Otis - The man performs a medical miracle by reattaching T-Bag's hand, and the ungrateful patient offs him for his trouble. Also, Michael fails in his second prison breakout attempt.

08.27.2006
09.02.2006
B

Sobell

2-1
Recap

Veronica -- dead!

Manhunt - The season's first significant fatality is the overmatched girl sleuth. Fortunately, Team Escarpara seems to be doing better.

08.20.2006
08.26.2006
A

Sobell

1-22
Recap

He's handy in a tight spot

Flight - Although nobody on Team Escarpara has died in this round of the escape attempt, they do end up down an appendage once the intra-team fighting breaks out.

05.14.2006
05.20.2006
B

Sobell

1-21
Recap

Unready, Unsteady, Go

Go - Team Escarpara takes off, and the escape is surprisingly glitch-free. That means only one probable fatality.

05.07.2006
05.14.2006
B

Sobell

1-20
Recap

Ready, steady, go

Tonight - Team Escarpara's timetable just got radically compressed, and the boys spend all day trying to put all the pieces together before that night, when they run.

04.30.2006
05.07.2006
B

Sobell

1-19
Recap

Escaping from the prison of love

The Key - After Dr. Sara correctly figures out that she got played by Michael and his wife, she not-breaks-up with him for real.

04.23.2006
04.29.2006
B-

Sobell

1-18
Recap

Perhaps a new team captain?

Bluff - Although Michael has a fruitful stay in the Whack Shack -- crafts to give Dr. Sara, tattoo sketches to take with him -- the rest of the team laps him in the productivity department.

04.16.2006
04.22.2006
B-

Mr. Sobell

1-17
Recap

"You're a Waste of My Fries"

J-Cat - Bellick decides to meddle in Tweener's social life after the inmate fails to deliver any dirt on Michael; Team Escarpara members take one for the team.

04.09.2006
04.15.2006
B+

Sobell

1-16
Recap

He ain't dead, 'cause he's my brother

Brother's Keeper - A filler episode reveals that Madame Vice President and Mistress of Evil may have a lot in common with Michael. (No, not a tattoo.)

04.02.2006
04.08.2006
B+

Sobell

1-15
Recap

Whoever had "burn" in the office pool wins

By The Skin And The Teeth - Michael gets yet another injury in his effort to scout out a new escape route.

03.26.2006
04.01.2006
B

Sobell

1-14
Recap

The Best Laid Plans Of Rats And Men

The Rat - After the elaborate escape plan falls apart, Michael's bid to break the electric chair fails.

03.19.2006
03.24.2006
B

Sobell

1-13
Recap

The light you see at the end of the tunnel…

End Of The Tunnel - …is just the rush from an oncoming train. Or so it seems to Michael as he copes with more setbacks.

11.27.2005
12.04.2005
C+

Sobell

1-12
Recap

Well, now you've done it, T-Bag

Odd Man Out - The would-be cotillion king ends up making the escape plan more complicated while trying to simplify it.

11.20.2005
11.25.2005
B

Sobell

1-11
Recap

Kellerman! Baby! Come back! All is forgiven!

And Then There Were 7 - Quinn's tenure as Magnificent Bastard looks like it's over, and our favorite SS agent's back on top. Also: Westmoreland decides to go on prison break with the boys after all.

11.13.2005
11.19.2005
B

Sobell

1-10
Recap

Score one for the Darwinists

Sleight Of Hand - All Michael's posturing over Fibonacci turns out to have been a big fat bluff, and C-Note recruits himself for Team Escarpara.

11.06.2005
11.12.2005
C+

Sobell

1-9
Recap

T-Bag's twitterpated for Tweener

Tweener - Having driven Seth to suicide, T-Bag sets his sights on a new inmate. Michael decides to put a stop to it.

10.30.2005
11.05.2005
B-

Sobell

1-8
Recap

Linc gets his kicks on Rt. 66

The Old Head - Won't he get hip to this timely tip, when he makes his prison break trip? And get his kicks on Rt. 66, which passes beneath the prison.

10.23.2005
10.29.2005
B-

Sobell

1-7
Recap

Well, look what you've done now, Michael

Riots, Drills And The Devil, Part II - The riot continues, the body count rises, and a wall comes tumbling down.

10.02.2005
10.07.2005
B

Sobell

1-6
Recap

Unquiet riot

Riots, Drills And The Devil, Part I - Bellick goads the prisoners into rioting, with nasty results for a rookie CO.

09.25.2005
10.01.2005
B

Sobell

1-5
Recap

It's so hard to find good conspiracy participants

English, Fitz Or Percy - The world's most baffling conspiracy soldiers on, trying to separate Michael and Linc. They are not successful.

09.18.2005
09.21.2005
B

Sobell

1-4
Recap

Wire Transfer

Cute Poison - Michael needs to figure out a way to get Haywire out of his life. Sucre needs to figure out a way to get Maricruz back in his. As luck would have it, their interests seem to converge.

09.11.2005
09.16.2005
B-

Joe R

1-3
Recap

Cellular Degeneration

Cell Test - Things get even worse for Michael, as he pisses off Sucre and gets stuck with a new cellmate who never sleeps. In other news, Leticia is murdered, and Sebastian dumps Veronica. Well, at least things are looking up for Sebastian.

09.04.2005
09.10.2005
B

LTG

1-2
Recap

Missing The Corner Pocket Shot

Allen - For about ten minutes, Michael agrees to be someone’s prison bitch. Then a prison riot derails that bad idea.

08.28.2005
09.03.2005
A

Sobell

1-1
Recap

He is a man of constant smirking

Pilot - Michael's been planning, all this time / to bid farewell to life on the outside / and free his brother, who committed no crime.

08.28.2005
09.01.2005
A

Sobell

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