When Detective Rebecca Madsen is assigned to a grisly homicide case, a fingerprint leads her to a shocking suspect: Jack Sylvane, a former Alcatraz inmate who died decades ago. With her investigation impeded by government agent Emerson Hauser, Madsen teams up with Alcatraz expert and comic book enthusiast Dr. Diego Soto. They both soon discover that Sylvane is not only alive, but he’s loose on the streets of San Francisco, leaving bodies in his wake, and does not appear to age. With the inclusion of Agent Hauser, they realize that Sylvane is only a small part of a much larger, more sinister present-day threat. For while he may be the first, it quickly becomes clear that Sylvane won’t be the last prisoner to reappear from Alcatraz.

Episode Info

Prev: 1x13 -- Tommy Madsen (Mar/26/2012)

Rebecca and Doc close in on a man who may be the key to understanding why the criminals are returning, and a discovery is made beneath the halls of Alcatraz.

Sarah Jones (1)Sarah Jones (1)
As Rebecca Madsen
Jorge GarciaJorge Garcia
As Diego Soto
Sam NeillSam Neill
As Emerson Hauser
Parminder NagraParminder Nagra
As Dr. Lucille Banerjee
Jonathan CoyneJonathan Coyne
As Warden Edwin James
Jason Butler HarnerJason Butler Harner
As Deputy Warden Elijah Bailey Tiller
Robert ForsterRobert Forster
As Ray Archer


Reviews: 1
Alcatraz Cancelled!Rating: 2 likes, 0 dislikes

No come on FOX, the pilot I didn't like to much but I got where it was going and now I will never know:( disappointed . . . Read more

Review posted on Saturday, May 12th 2012 at 1:51 pm


Reviews: 3
InterestingRating: 2 likes, 0 dislikes

Has (in my opionion), similar plot lines as Lost in that what happened to the prisoners years ago is kind of the same as what happened to the "Others" in Lost with the Darma Initiative. Read more

Review posted on Friday, March 9th 2012 at 8:31 pm

2 reviews available
1x13: Tommy Madsen recap: The episode begins with a car burning in the background and Madsen on the ground in pain. Next, we see what happened 36 hours earlier. Madsen is talking to her captain, Ray Archer, and tells him that Tommy kicking her partner off the ledge was personal. The Captain tells her that her partner was a suspect of an I.A. investigation for some dubious payments from Harlan Simmons Company. They were not able to determine whether it was a bribe and tells her that she needs to be careful. Next, we see a man frantically banging on the door of a psychiatric hospital. He shows a Broadway Mutual card. He says that he needs to be admitted as he is an Alcatraz prisoner from 1963. Next, the man is being interviewed by the doctors and his name is Joe Limerick; and he was a short-timer in Alcatraz... read more.

1x12: Garrett Stillman recap: The episode begins with Lucy at the New Alcatraz and using a computer to watch four newly captured prisoners talking. They are being asked as to what happened in Alcatraz and what is it that they remember. At that moment, Hauser walks in and tells her that when they said take it easy, this is not what they meant. On their way to meet Beauregard, Lucy tells Hauser that she is ready to join the team, despite any abeyant side effects about being injected with a serial killer’s blood. Beauregard tells her that he won’t let her join the team. She tells him that she will go by herself. Next, we see a security officer in the driver’s seat of a bank security truck. Just then few men arrive, with masks on and ask the officers to remove their uniforms... read more.

1x11: Webb Porter recap: The episode begins with Hauser walking down a street and Soto following him at a distance. Hauser rings the bell of an apartment and enters. Soto makes a note of it. We then see that as Asian woman who gives him some pills and then starts a massage. We are then taken to the 1960’s, San Francisco, where young Hauser is escorting Lucy to the boat. Lucy begins to leave and Hauser tells her that they would meet tonight. Next, the warden meets Lucy. He is taking her to see a patient, Webb Porter, who is in a room by himself in the hospital. It seems that Porter howls in the nights and in all likelihood is crazy. He hasn’t talked over a tear. He is definitely well above genius, as he has an IQ of 162... read more.

1x8: The Ames Brothers recap: The scene opens, and it looks like Madsen and Doc are asked to work overtime, and they are stuck in the office on a night of storms; and quite a storm it is. Doc goes to see what a worker is doing as he hears some noise outside, he looks in the hallway and soon witnesses a murder; much to his shock and horror. It is at the hands of the Ames Brothers, who have returned to the island due to some previously unfinished business and the team is thus faced with not one, but two returning prisoners, who seem every bit as dangerous as their previous inmates. In their day on the island, they were famous for nearly making an escape, quite a feat considering the fact that Alcatraz was considered to be a completely inescapable prison... read more.

1x9: Sonny Burnett recap: The scene opens with Emerson walking into a bar. Ray has called him. Ray tells him that he wants Rebecca out and Emerson tells him that he is not the one keeping her in. Ray tells Emerson that Rebecca deserves a real life. Emerson disagrees with Ray’s idea of a “real” life. Emerson tells Ray that Rebecca has the gut Ray never had. Ray tells him that she is his only family and he does not want her to continue being in the task force. Emerson tells him that she is being with the force for months and why does Ray suddenly want her to quit. He thinks that Ray has seen Tommy Madsen and hence his fear for Rebecca. Next, we see two men driving back home. Its dark and the man who is driving suddenly sees someone on the road. He swerves the car and stops at the side... read more.
Recurring Guests

Leon Rippy as Dr. Milton Beauregard (12 eps)
David Hoflin as Tommy Madsen (8 eps)
Jeffrey Pierce as Jack Sylvane (6 eps)
Joe Egender as Ernest Cobb (5 eps)
Samuel Patrick Chu as Chet (5 eps)
Jeananne Goossen as Nikki (5 eps)
Chris Logan as Observation Room Tech (4 eps)
Kerry van der Griend as Guard (3 eps)
Natalie Charles as Nurse (3 eps)
Ben Cotton as William Gant (3 eps)

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Classification: Scripted
Genre: Action | Drama | History | Mystery | Sci-Fi | Thriller
Status: Canceled
Network: FOX ( USA)
Airs: Mondays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: January 16, 2012
Ended: March 26, 2012
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