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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Mike briefs Linc on the progress of the escape plan. Mike needs another diversion to distract the guards.
The crew is busy digging out the tunnel when the rain starts. It will flood the tunnel. They have to leave tonight because the ground won’t hold above their tunnel.
Sucre is meeting Gretchen again. She gives Sucre back his bomb. Linc phones Gretchen to tell her that the break is on for tonight.
T-Bag is working hard on Lechero. The ground starts rumbling. Scofield sees a military truck stop near the whole. They are dumping supplies for the prisoners. They push the truck back out of the mud.
A man comes to get Sofia. Gretchen calls Linc. She wants to meet again. Sucre arrives at Sona. Mike asks him what he knows about electricity. He gets Sucre to get the make and model of the generator at the prison.
Bellick is trying to partner up with Alex. Bellick is desperate.
Linc sees that Gretchen has Sofia. She wants to meet with everyone. Linc phones Mike. He hands the phone to Whistler. Gretchen burns Sofia’s back with a cigar. She does it repeatedly. She wants the coordinates by the end of the day.
T-Bag tries to work on Alex. It doesn’t work.
Sucre does a number on the jeeps. He gets intercepted on the way out by a guard.
Whistler gives Gretchen half of the coordinates. He says that he will give her the other half once he knows that Sofia, LJ, Linc and Mike are safe. Gretchen gives them 24 hours or she will kill Sofia and LJ.
Sucre is told that there was a problem with his ID. There is a warrant out for his arrest.
Lechero and T-Bag pull knives on Whistler and Scofield so that they can go first. Linc takes out the power line. Sona goes dark. Scofield says go.
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