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.
The women have almost made it into the chapel when Gretchen gets sighted by two guards. Dr. Sara hides and Gretchen immediately plays Unhinged. The guard asks, "Are you here alone? Is there anyone else here?" And Gretchen gives him a delightfully addled answer, "Yes. God. He's always here. I was worried about my little girl on the outside. So I came to pray, to see if someone would watch over her." On a totally superficial look: when she's not wearing the war paint, Gretchen looks about twelve. I would kill for skin like Gretchen's. Maybe the killing is her secret. Hmmm ...)
We cut to Dr. Sara looking frankly incredulous, then the guards go to see if indeed, Gretchen had contrived an illicit meeting with her lord and savior. Sadly, the producers fail to seize the opportunity to have the guards open the door and immediately become bathed in radiant golden light. Instead, they get called away at exactly the most convenient moment. 'Tis a miracle indeed! At least for Dr. Sara.
And then miracle number two! Michael's at the door. But there's no time for sappy greetings.
We cut to Mahone and Linc waiting in an SUV at the rendezvous point. Mahone wonders if Sucre made the drop on time. Let me simultaneously eliminate that dramatic tension and get through a pointless scene by telling you all: No, he did not. This scene leads into T-Bag at a pay phone, dialing in to check on his presumably-very-full account and discovering that ... there is no money in it. This is what prompts T-Bag to become a snitch. O HOW PREDICTABLE.
As Michael and Dr. Sara attempt to access a set of locked doors, Michael explains that "on the other side is an escape hatch for the administrators, in case of a riot." NOW Dr. Sara remembers that she used to spend time in a prison, and she nervously says, "If this is the same system they used to have in Fox River, that door can only be opened remotely from Central Control." Michael whips out two duct-taped canisters and says blithely, "That's why we had to ask for help from T-Bag." Dr. Sara looks skeptical, as well she should.