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Prison Break: The Old Head

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


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x8
Production Number: 1AKJ07
Airdate: Monday October 24th, 2005

Director: Jace Alexander
Writer: Monica Macer

Alternate Airdates:

NL (RTL 5) May 04, 2006
Belgium Oct 01, 2006
DE (RTL) Jul 12, 2007

  • Currently 9.6/10
9.6/10 (13 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Danny McCarthy
As Special Agent Danny Hale
Recurring
Frank Grillo
As Nick Savrinn
Recurring
Jessalyn Gilsig
As Lisa Burrows
Recurring
Muse Watson
As Charles Westmoreland
Recurring
Patricia Wettig
As Vice President Caroline Reynolds
Recurring

Co-Guest Stars
Blaine Hogan
As Seth/Cherry
Recurring
Christian Stolte
As C.O. Stolte
Recurring
DuShon Brown
As Nurse Katie Welch
Recurring
Howie Johnson
As Lukasz
Recurring
Jacqueline Williams
As Sue Parsons
Recurring
Mac Brandt
As C.O. Mac
Recurring
Philip Rayburn Smith
As Adrian
Recurring
Phillip Edward Van Lear
As C.O. Phil
Recurring
Robert Michael Vieau
As Trokey
Recurring
Gary Brichetto
As Fire Inspector
James Meredith
As Secret Service Agent
Rebecca Spence
As Shauna Hudson
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 Quotes
T-Bag: Yeah, Hold up here a minute, oh, hold up here huh... Since to be a little confusion... I'm suppose to be on this brigade...
Abruzzi: (To The C.O) I don't think so.
T-Bag: Huh, John, you can't be serious, not after all long and illustrate histories we shared together. All those nights in New York City, in California, in St. Louis. They were good times, weren't they John?.. Tell the patch here about it... but if you want to... I certainly could.

T-Bag: I'm feelin' kinda left out. New York, California, St. Louis. What are we discussing?
Scofield: Talkin' baseball actually.
T-Bag: Huh. Now that's a subject I just happen to know quite a bit about.
Abruzzi: What a shame. The conversation's over.

Bellick: If you don't tell me who killed Bob before I leave this cell, our friendship goes with it. [Bellick rises] That's a nice cat.

Sue Parsons: I have a source that tells me, if you accept what happened and stop fighting your execution, your son will be left out of this. If not, I hope you said goodbye to him when he left here this morning.
Lincoln: Who are you?
Sue Parsons: One Burrows is going to die. Up to you which one.

Westmoreland: Maybe I did hurt my knee. I did steal that car, and I did accidentally hit that poor lady. But how could I have hijacked a plane in Portland on November 24 when I was in Folsom finishing up a 30-day drunk and disorderly?

Guard: What the hell are you doin' here?
Michael: Clean up detail - we thought this was storage.
Guard: This look like storage to you, you idiot? It's a restricted area. It's the CO break room. Now back it up!

Nick: If I didn't know any better, I'd say Lucas is sweet on you.

T-Bag: I'm comin' along on this endeavor whether you like it or not. I've got a hell of a singin' voice otherwise.

Michael: Think of this place like it is a map of the U.S. Our cell over there, that's New York City. The infirmary, our exit, is California. The pipes beneath our feet that connect the two...
Sucre: Route 66.
Michael: Route 66. Our ticket out of here.



Episode Goofs
Route 66 starts in Chicago, not New York.

Michael mentions that Westmoreland would have only received 20 years to life if he hadn't killed that girl. But because he was convicted on felony murder, his sentence was cubed to 60 to life. 20 cubed is 8,000 years. To serve 60 years, it would have to be tripled, not cubed.

Previously in episode 5 when the surveilance video was stolen, Veronica tells Nick that nobody has an extra key to her apartment. However, in this episode, we see that the guard has keys to the apartment. Surely Veronica would have at least asked him about anybody coming by.



Warning: Prison Break season 1 episode 8 guide may contain spoilers
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