Prison Break is an American serial drama television series that premiered on the Fox Broadcasting Company on August 29, 2005. The story revolves around a man named Lincoln Burrows who was sentenced to death for a crime he did not commit and his brother Michael Scofield’s elaborate plan to help him escape his death sentence.
Created by Paul Scheuring, the show is produced by Adelstein-Parouse Productions in association with Original Television and 20th Century Fox Television. The current executive producers are Paul Scheuring, Matt Olmstead, Kevin Hooks, Marty ,Brett Ratner.
The show is currently in its third season. The uniqueness of Prison Break is attributed to its serialized story structure, a similar format used by Lost and 24, and to its setting, as very few television series were primarily set and filmed in a prison. Its success and recognition as a prison drama revived interest in the genre following the success of Oz.
Two full seasons of the show have aired so far. However, due to the Writer’s strike, there are only 13 episodes which have currently been produced for the third season. The final 5 episodes began airing in 2008, starting Jan 14. If the strike is still active when the thirteenth episode airs, the series will be put on indefinite hiatus until new episodes can be written and produced.
Warning: Spoilers ahead.
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Scofield is being led out of the Sona. The General wants to have a word with Scofield. The General wants to know about the helicopters. He takes Scofield for a walk. He puts Mike in a hot box.
Gretchen comes by to get Linc as he comes out of the hospital. Alex is being driven back to Sona. Gretchen brings Linc to see LJ. He’s still alive. LJ says that Gretchen is crazy. She cut off Sarah’s head in front of him.
The drug dealer wants Sucre to deliver another package into Sona. Sucre gives Mike a glass of water. Mike tells him to leave his job.
Whistler and Lechero start to dig. Lechero thinks that they need the engineer. T-Bag overhears something. The General comes by to warn Mike again. Mike implies something about the Company. Mike says that from the moment he got here, he’s been planning his escape. Mike is led out of the hot box. Mike tells the tale of his imprisonment and what the Company has done. The General doesn’t believe him.
T-Bag approaches Whistler in order to be part of the gang.
Sucre and Linc have a public argument to further their plans. The General comes back to see Mike with his research. Sofia comes by to see Whistler. She doesn’t believe a word he says anymore.
Whistler is called in for questioning by the General. He denies everything. Whistler is going to get tortured. He admits that he is working with Scofield, but that no one else is helping them. Mike tells Whistler to tell them about Gretchen. He says that her name is Gretchen Morgan. All he knows is her name. Mike says that he can find her. He phones his brother. He gets the location of the next meet.
Bellick is in trouble with Sammy’s new gang. He gets a chicken foot for being insulting. The fight will go on.
Alex is in withdrawal again. T-Bag wants to help him out, but Mahone doesn’t want the junk.
The General comes by to arrest Gretchen Morgan while she is talking to Linc. The General is getting ready to torture Gretchen. The put a plastic foil over her face and spray cold water on her face. Gretchen has been tortured before. It’s not her first time. The General knows this. The General comes to get Scofield and Whistler. Whistler admits that he works for Gretchen. She says that she watches the kid. She knows where he is. Michael knows that she killed Sarah. He says that he is coming for her.
Bellick is getting ready to fight. Bellick isn’t doing too well. He’s put some sort of fuel on his hands. He puts his hands on his opponent’s face. The fumes disorientate him. Bellick has the upper hand and knocks him out. T-Bag figures it out. He used acetone.
Gretchen takes them to an abandoned warehouse. She disarms the soldier and takes his weapon. She kills the General. She phones Linc. She calls to get a cleanup crew.
Augusto comes by to tell Sammy that he has to get rid of Lechero. He tells him to open the recent package.
Mike and Whistler are put back in Sona after the General is found dead.
Mike calls Linc. Linc is visibly upset. Sammy is told by his crew that he has to take care of Scofield. Scofield thinks that Whistler knows more about the Company. Sammy finds a gun in the package that was smuggled in.
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