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As Lincoln Burrows awaits his fate on death row, his brother, a structural engineer convinced of Lincoln's innocence, gets himself incarcerated as well hoping to free his brother from the inside.


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x1
Production Number: 1AKJ00
Airdate: Monday August 29th, 2005

Director: Brett Ratner
Writer: Paul Scheuring

Alternate Airdates:

NL (RTL 5) Mar 16, 2006
Belgium Sep 10, 2006
DE (RTL) Jun 21, 2007

  • Currently 9.8/10
9.8/10 (17 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Camille Guaty
As Maricruz
Recurring
Jessalyn Gilsig
As Lisa Burrows
Recurring
Laura Scott Wade
As Tattoo Artist
Recurring
Muse Watson
As Charles Westmoreland
Recurring
Chelcie Ross
As Bishop McMorrow

Co-Guest Stars
Alan Wilder (1)
As Prison Chaplain
Recurring
Anthony Starke
As Sebastian
Recurring
Christian Stolte
As C.O. #1
Recurring
Danny McCarthy
As Special Agent Danny Hale
Recurring
Gianni Russo
As Smallhouse
Recurring
Jay Whittaker
As Sweatsuit
Recurring
Ora Jones
As Wendy
Recurring
Phillip Edward Van Lear
As C.O. #2
Recurring
Rich Komenich
As Maggio
Recurring
Rolando Boyce
As Cop
Recurring
Billy Chase (1)
As Speaking Prisoner #3
Dan Maxwell
As Cronie #1
Darnell Jackson (2)
As Speaking Prisoner #2
David Pacheco
As Speaking Prisoner #1
Peggy Roeder
As Teller

Uncredited
James Azrael
As Inmate #1
Main Cast
Dominic Purcell
As Lincoln Burrows
Wentworth Miller
As Michael Scofield
Sarah Wayne Callies
As Dr. Sara Tancredi
Wade Williams
As Officer Brad Bellick
Peter Stormare
As John Abruzzi
Marshall Allman
As LJ Burrows
Robin Tunney
As Veronica Donovan
Stacy Keach
As Warden Henry Pope
Paul Adelstein
As Special Agent Paul Kellerman
Episode Notes
The prison scenes in the show are shot at Joliet Prison, Joliet, Illinois, USA.

Several scenes are shot in serial killer John Wayne Gacy's old cell.



Episode Quotes
Lincoln: You’ve seen the blueprints?
Michael: Better than that. (shows his tattoos) I’ve got them on me.

Michael: (to Lincoln) I’m not here on vacation, trust me.

Lisa: I figured he (referring to LJ) could use some fatherly advice before it's...
Lincoln: Gone forever?
Lisa: I didn't mean that.
Lincoln: I know you didn't.

Abruzzi: (to Michael) Kudos, Fish. You've got spine.

Michael: (about the Warden's miniature of the Taj Mahal) The Taj... it would be a shame for the eighth wonder of the modern world to collapse because the stress isn't properly propagated.

Special Agent: You have a habit of answering a question with a question.
Bishop McMorrow: And you have a way of asking questions that beg more questions.

LJ: I don't have a father.
Lisa: It wasn't an immaculate conception, honey, trust me.

Warden Pope: Son, it’s better for me to owe you one in here than it is for you to owe me one, I can promise you that.
Michael: I'll take my chances.

Warden Pope: I can't help wondering what someone with your credentials is doing in a place like this.
Michael: Took a wrong turn a few months back, I guess.
Warden Pope: You make it sound like a traffic infraction, like all you did was turn the wrong way up a one-way street.
Michael: Everyone turns up one sooner or later.

Sucre: No good, Fish. No one gets an audience with the Pope—not unless he's real interested in what you got going on.

Sucre: Why do you want to see Burrows so bad anyways?
Michael: Because he’s my brother.



Warning: Prison Break season 1 episode 1 guide may contain spoilers
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