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Prison Break Season 1

Prison Break Season 1


Lincoln Burrows is now on death row and is scheduled to be killed shortly for a murder his younger brother Michael is confident he did not commit. Because he is out of options and time is running out, Michael goes to great lengths to ensure his brother's and his incarceration at Fox River State Penitentiary. Michael, a structural engineer who has access to the prison's blueprints, begins executing a sophisticated plan to let Lincoln free and prove his innocence while he remains inside.

air date

August. 29,2005

production companies

20th Century Fox Television, Adelstein-Parouse Productions, Prison Break Productions

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Prison Break Season 1 Episode Guide


S1 E1 Pilot

Aug. 29,2005

Michael Scofield, a structural engineer, attempts to rob a bank in order to get incarcerated at Fox River State Penitentiary, where his brother Lincoln Burrows, accused of murdering the Vice President's brother, is scheduled to be executed. At Fox River, Michael approaches a number of inmates, all of whom play an important role in his plan to free his brother from the inside. Meanwhile, agents Kellerman and Hale are determined to make sure the execution goes through as planned. Lincoln's son LJ gets into trouble.


S1 E2 Allen

Aug. 29,2005

Michael seeks help of his fellow prison inhabitants to execute his escape plans.

Cell Test

S1 E3 Cell Test

Sep. 05,2005

When Michael reveals his escape plan to Sucre, Sucre chooses to be no part of it, and requests a cell transfer. Michael gets a new cellmate called Haywire.

Cute Poison

S1 E4 Cute Poison

Sep. 12,2005

Veronica keeps uncovering new information regarding Lincoln's case and decides she wants to work on the case full-time. When no one wants to help her on the case, Nick Savrinn (an attorney) offers his assistance and the two of them visit Lincoln.

English, Fitz or Percy

S1 E5 English, Fitz or Percy

Sep. 19,2005

Kellerman and Hale blackmail Warden Pope. Michael finds out he might get out earlier than anticipated. Veronica becomes uncertain of her allies.

Riots, Drills and the Devil (1)

S1 E6 Riots, Drills and the Devil (1)

Sep. 26,2005

Michael creates a lockdown by sabotaging the air conditioning in order to execute his breakout plan properly, and unintentionally causes a riot that gets Sara into huge trouble. Meanwhile, an ex-con is blackmailed into seeing to that Lincoln is killed.

Riots, Drills and the Devil (2)

S1 E7 Riots, Drills and the Devil (2)

Oct. 03,2005

While the riot intensifies, Abruzzi and Sucre join forces. Michael must decide whether or not to save the life of Dr. Tancredi.

The Old Head

S1 E8 The Old Head

Oct. 24,2005

Michael finds out a storeroom fundamental to his escape plans has been converted into a break room. Veronica and Nick are being threatened.


S1 E9 Tweener

Oct. 31,2005

Abruzzi's demotion in the prison hierachy puts the entire escape plan at risk. Michael finds himself in the uneviable position of trying to protect T-Bag's new "fish" and facing the threat of T-Bag exposing the plan to the guards. The inmates dig themselves into a hole.

Sleight of Hand

S1 E10 Sleight of Hand

Nov. 07,2005

Michael is forced to give up Fibonacci's location to Philly Falzone, and Kellerman and Hale get a little unwanted help to track down LJ who has gone missing. Veronica and Nick uncover evidence against the man Lincoln was convicted of murdering.

And Then There Were 7

S1 E11 And Then There Were 7

Nov. 14,2005

The escapees and Dr. Tancredi are shocked when they learn the identity of Michael's visitor, who brings with her a very important piece of the escape plan.

Odd Man Out

S1 E12 Odd Man Out

Nov. 21,2005

Michael sees proof his plan is working, so he begins to overcome the last obstacle. As the escape draws near, the group tries to reduce its number by one and targets T-Bag.

End of the Tunnel

S1 E13 End of the Tunnel

Nov. 28,2005

With Lincoln's execution scheduled for the following day, Veronica comes out of hiding to contact him and gains an ally. Kellerman makes the ultimate sacrifice to preserve the conspiracy. Michael looks for a way to get Lincoln out of solitary confinement in time for the escape that evening. The inmates risk everything as they attempt their escape.

The Rat

S1 E14 The Rat

Mar. 20,2006

Veronica and Nick request a judge to postpone Lincoln's execution. A C.O. becomes suspicious about a broken door.

By the Skin and the Teeth

S1 E15 By the Skin and the Teeth

Mar. 27,2006

As Lincoln is about to be executed, he briefly sees his father in the viewing room. A phone call from judge Kessler delays the execution. After reviewing the newly surfaced evidence, the judge orders the exhumation of Steadman's body. Michael creates a new, more dangerous, break-out plan, involving going through the prison yard. An accident puts Michael's new plan in danger.

Brother's Keeper

S1 E16 Brother's Keeper

Apr. 03,2006

Flashbacks shed light on the past actions that led to the incarceration of Lincoln, Sucre, T-Bag and C-Note. Basis of Michael's ingenious break-out plan are revealed. Dr. Tancredi memorizes how she ended up in Fox River State Penitentiary.


S1 E17 J-Cat

Apr. 10,2006

Lincoln is worried about Michael's sanity while Michael has trouble remembering some parts of the prison schematics. Sucre has to conceal the hole in the guard's break room. Warden Pope transfers Michael to solitary after he declines his request.


S1 E18 Bluff

Apr. 17,2006

In an effort to recreate the missing piece of the tattoo, Michael gets transferred to the psych ward, seeking the help of Haywire. T-Bag and C-Note have to join forces.

The Key

S1 E19 The Key

Apr. 24,2006

Michael must get the key to the infirmary and enlist the help of an old face, while Lincoln learns the identity of his kidnapper and another inmate learns of the escape.


S1 E20 Tonight

May. 01,2006

Westmoreland wants Michael to speed up the planned escape, and gets Bellick one step closer to unraveling it. Michael has to decide whether to involve Sara in the breakout plan. Tweener's devotion is put to a test. Veronica finds out that her ally unexpectedly has a connection to an inmate serving time at Fox River.


S1 E21 Go

May. 08,2006

Everyone's ready to make their escapes across the high wire. Veronica and Nick realize they may be in over their heads. And Agent Kellerman helps Vice President Reynolds calm down before her debate.


S1 E22 Flight

May. 15,2006

As the escape is in progress, Warden Pope and Captain Bellick begin a search to detain the escapees. Michael and co. have to reach the aircraft fast as the police is hot on their heels. Veronica discovers a major piece of evidence that could prove Lincoln's innocence. The Vice President is worried about losing her authority.

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Cast of Prison Break Season 1

Wentworth Miller

Michael Scofield

Dominic Purcell

Lincoln Burrows

Sarah Wayne Callies

Sara Tancredi

Paul Adelstein

Paul Kellerman

Rockmond Dunbar

Benjamin "C-Note" Franklin

Robert Knepper

Theodore "T-Bag" Bagwell

Amaury Nolasco

Fernando Sucre

Inbar Lavi


Augustus Prew

David "Whip" Martin

Mark Feuerstein

Jacob Ness