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Alcatraz: Pilot

A murder case leads police detective Rebecca Madsen and Alcatraz expert Diego Soto to discover Jack Sylvane, a supposedly dead Alcatraz inmate, is still alive and hasn't aged a day. With the help of government agent Emerson Hauser, they soon discover that Sylvane is only a small part of a much larger, more sinister present-day threat.

Source: FOX


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x1
Production Number: 101
Airdate: Monday January 16th, 2012
Special Airtime: 08:00 pm


Alternate Airdates:

UK (WATCH) Mar 13, 2012

  • Currently 7.5/10
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Trailer


 
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Guest Stars
Ben Cotton
As William Gant
Recurring
David Hoflin
As Tommy Madsen
Recurring
Jeffrey Pierce
As Jack Sylvane
Recurring
Leon Rippy
As Dr. Milton Beauregard
Recurring
Samuel Patrick Chu (1)
As Chet
Recurring
Camille Sullivan
As Sonya Sylvane
Keith Gordey
As Lt. Paul Reeger
Ken Pogue
As Alan Sylvane, Sr.
Paul McGillion
As Alan Sylvane Jr.
Robert Lawrenson
As Barclay Flynn
Santiago Cabrera
As Jimmy Dickens

Co-Guest Stars
Chris Logan
As Observation Room Tech
Recurring
Darren Dolynski
As Gun Store Owner
Recurring
Demord Dann
As EMT
Recurring
Greyston Holt
As Young Emerson Hauser
Recurring
Lauren Attadia
As Girlfriend of Shooter Man
Recurring
Natalie Charles
As Nurse
Recurring
Daniel Bacon
As Medical Examiner
Jeremy Dangerfield
As Old E.B. Tiller
Michael Ching
As Ranger Bob
Paul Jarrett
As Lead Officer
Richard Gross
As Ranger Phil
Main Cast
Sarah Jones (1)
As Rebecca Madsen
Jorge Garcia
As Diego Soto
Sam Neill
As Emerson Hauser
Parminder Nagra
As Dr. Lucille Banerjee
Jason Butler Harner
As Deputy Warden Elijah Bailey Tiller
Robert Forster
As Ray Archer

Recap

The scene opens and against a vision of the Alcatraz Island prison facility in the foggy San Francisco Bay, Emerson Hauser recounts in voiceover the closing of the prison on March 21, 1963, and the relocation of its many notorious prisoners. "Only that's not what happened," adds Hauser. "Not at all." The scene shifts to a night in 1963 when two uniformed guards disembark the ferry to Alcatraz, only to find the entire prison deserted. They explore the facility with flashlights and guns drawn, but every cell, office, and guard station appears to be abandoned. Hauser recounts that 302 men disappeared that night, never to be seen or heard from again. In the present day, tour groups visit the long-defunct prison, and a young girl slips away to explore on her own, making a startling discovery in one of the cells. Alerted by her screams, the tour guide finds a man lying on the floor of the cells - the guard tells the man that he can't sleep there. ..

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Episode Goofs
During the opening scene, as the two guards are walking up to Alcatraz, you can see the San Francisco/Oakland Bay Bridge lit up in the background. Lights weren't added to the suspension cables until 1986.



Warning: Alcatraz season 1 episode 1 guide may contain spoilers
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