Babes Behind Bars! (And Michael's Not One of Them)
Outside, approximately a thousand SUVs are clustered around the prison, and Agent Jerkface has to bully his way into the prison. He orders the prison lights killed -- in theory, to make it harder for anyone to see where they're going -- and as the plane buzzes overhead and disgorges a figure with a parachute, we have a tense sequence wherein Agent Jerkface orders everyone to hold their fire until the figure's on the ground. Then, it's perforated courtesy of two dozen semiautomatics. Agent Jerkface practically dances over to the carnage ... and sees that it's a mannequin. He asks the suddenly very pertinent question, "Where the hell is Scofield?" It is not followed by the equally pertinent question, "And what the deuce did Mahone know?"
It turns out Scofield is actually inside already; he had come in under Jerkface's SUV when Jerkface was stopped at the security blockade. Sneaky, sneaky Scofield!
The lady-prison guards have managed to subdue the lady-prison riot, but they are startlingly incompetent at finding Gretchen and Sara in the kitchen. So the two are free to escape via air duct. Since Gretchen's been stabbed in the leg, she can't make it up to the air duct on her own, and she whispers snippishly, "I'm not going to make it on my own. Either leave me or don't, Sara, but make up your own damn mind." Dr. Sara extends a hand to Gretchen, and we next see them running across the yard to the chapel. It is helpfully labeled "Protestant Chapel," presumably because the Protestant and Catholic gangs will happily use the 95 Theses as an excuse to throw down lo these 492 years later.