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Alcatraz: Cal Sweeney

When Cal Sweeney, a bank robbing criminal, returns from the past and things go wrong in the present, Rebecca has to break him out of the hostage-filled bank before people can find out who he is.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x4
Production Number: 105
Airdate: Monday January 30th, 2012
Special Airtime: 09:00 pm

Director: Brad Anderson
Writer: Robert Hull

Alternate Airdates:

UK (WATCH) Apr 03, 2012

  • Currently 7.9/10
7.9/10 (16 Votes cast)


Guest Stars
Leon Rippy
As Dr. Milton Beauregard
Steven Grayhm
As Harlan Simmons
Anna Galvin
As Amanda
Eric Johnson
As Cal Sweeney
Geri Jewell
As Geri Tiller
Greg Webb
As Mr. Bailey
Lisa Bunting
As Mrs. Bailey
Paul Chevreau
As Silver
Valerie McNicol
As Mrs. Beauregard

Co-Guest Stars
Benjamin Rogers
As MIT Tech
Chris Logan
As Observation Room Tech
Timothy Paul Perez
As Police Chief
Andrew Hedge
As Security Guard
Darren Moore
As Inmate #1
Johnson Phan
As Bank Manager
Sean Tyson
As SWAT Commander
Main Cast
Sarah Jones (1)
As Rebecca Madsen
Jorge Garcia
As Diego Soto
Sam Neill
As Emerson Hauser
Parminder Nagra
As Dr. Lucille Banerjee
Jonathan Coyne
As Warden Edwin James
Jason Butler Harner
As Deputy Warden Elijah Bailey Tiller


The scene opens with a man seducing a bank teller and injecting her with something to make her pass out. He then takes a bow pistol to open deposit boxes and starts stealing. While he's doing the deed, an associate walks in on him. With the bow pistol he uses to open the deposit box, Sweeney takes the tool to the associates head. Flashback time as we go back to Sweeney working in the laundry room of Alcatraz. In this room, Sweeney talks with his protégé about having no feelings about anything and anyone. It seems as though someone has stolen something that has importance to him. A tin box is the item. We meet our heroes in a local Asian cuisine restaurant. They deal in Doc's past and in the reason why he became a comic book owner with two degrees. Apparently, he was black listed for an article he wrote. ..

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Episode Goofs
Rebecca Madsen gives her title a number of times as 'Detective'. While the SFPD indeed has detectives, they call their detectives "inspectors" rather than the traditional title.

The shield that Rebecca flashes on a number of occasions to identify herself as a SFPD "detective" (should be Inspector) is not the proper golden seven-pointed star issued to SFPD, but the shield used to identify FBI agents.

Warning: Alcatraz season 1 episode 4 guide may contain spoilers
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