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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 GuatyCamille Guaty
As Maricruz
Recurring
Jessalyn GilsigJessalyn Gilsig
As Lisa Burrows
Recurring
Laura Scott WadeLaura Scott Wade
As Tattoo Artist
Recurring
Muse WatsonMuse Watson
As Charles Westmoreland
Recurring
Chelcie RossChelcie Ross
As Bishop McMorrow

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

Uncredited
James AzraelJames Azrael
As Inmate #1
Main Cast
Dominic PurcellDominic Purcell
As Lincoln Burrows
Wentworth MillerWentworth Miller
As Michael Scofield
Sarah Wayne CalliesSarah Wayne Callies
As Dr. Sara Tancredi
Wade WilliamsWade Williams
As Officer Brad Bellick
Peter StormarePeter Stormare
As John Abruzzi
Marshall AllmanMarshall Allman
As LJ Burrows
Robin TunneyRobin Tunney
As Veronica Donovan
Stacy KeachStacy Keach
As Warden Henry Pope
Paul AdelsteinPaul 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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