Prison Break

The WORST episodes of Prison Break

Every episode of Prison Break ever, ranked from worst to best by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The worst episodes of Prison Break!

Due to a political conspiracy, an innocent man is sent to death row and his only hope is his brother, who makes it his mission to deliberately get himself sent to the same prison in order to break the both of them out, from the inside.

Last Updated: 8/6/2022Network: FOX
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Phaecia
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7.54
4441 votes

#1 - Phaecia

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired 5/9/2017

Michael, Lincoln and the Ogygia gang race through the desert pursued by Cyclops; A&W and Van Gogh question their roles when their trailing the escapees leads them to Graceland.

Directors: Kevin Tancharoen
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The Mother Lode
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7.58
1190 votes

#2 - The Mother Lode

Season 4 - Episode 17 - Aired 4/17/2009

Michael and Sara journey to Miami while Lincoln meets with his mother. T-Bag and Self's mission to locate Scylla takes a dramatic turn. The General comes under pressure.

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VS.
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7.64
1181 votes

#3 - VS.

Season 4 - Episode 18 - Aired 4/24/2009

Michael and Lincoln come to blows over Scylla as Christina sets the wheels in motion for her plan. Meanwhile, Sara receives life-changing news. The General becomes increasingly paranoid.

Directors: Dwight H. Little
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Contingency
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7.64
4718 votes

#4 - Contingency

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired 5/2/2017

Lincoln tries to find out what happened to Michael and C-Note hopes to execute a new escape plan with Cyclops close behind.

Directors: Guy Ferland
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The Liar
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7.64
5253 votes

#5 - The Liar

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/18/2017

When T-Bag ambushes Sara, he warns her that two of Poseidon's henchmen, Van Gogh and A&W, may be following her. Meanwhile, Lincoln attempts to retrieve his confiscated passport to escape Yemen, and Michael plans his next move.

Directors: Maja Vrvilo
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Interference
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7.65
1291 votes

#6 - Interference

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/22/2007

A test with a rat proves the tower snipers are very good, so Michael figures the only option to breaking Whistler out within 24 hours has to be at 3 PM, during the distraction of soccer game. Sucre accepts $5,000 from Lechero's cousin, Augusto, to smuggle a package into Sona. Linc is to arrange transport outside, but he and Sofia get turned away roughly by an army patrol two miles away. He tells her Sara has already been killed. He keeps it from Michael, as LJ is his ultimate priority. New prisoner Andrew Tyge is robbed to his boxers on arrival, and recognizes Whistler (who denies it), mentioning the McFadden, Nice in 1997. He is warned off by Mahone who has noticed Tyge snooping around Michael and Whistler. They plan an electric signal disturbance device to distract the guard tower. Before they can make a move, a reflection from the binoculars is spotted: the troops move in and find it in his cell. Michael admits it's his. When the commander is about to shoot him, Whistler claims it's his for bird-watching, and proves it showing the ornithology book (the one Linc couldn't hold on to).

Directors: Karen Gaviola
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S.O.B.
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7.65
1176 votes

#7 - S.O.B.

Season 4 - Episode 19 - Aired 5/1/2009

A wary Michael meets with Christina. The General arrives in Miami. T-Bag must prove himself to the Company.

Directors: Garry A. Brown
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Eagles and Angels
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7.67
1276 votes

#8 - Eagles and Angels

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 9/15/2008

Michael and the others track another cardholder to a consulate. T-Bag arrives in LA and runs into Michael and Lincoln. Wyatt also makes it to LA, in an effort to locate Sara. Bruce's body is discovered.

Directors: Michael Switzer
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Scylla
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7.67
1399 votes

#9 - Scylla

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/1/2008

Michael has trailed Gretchen/Susan, Whistler and Mahone to L.A. Chaos reigns in SONA while T-Bag, Bellick and Sucre go missing. Lincoln and L.J. continue to stay with Sofia.

Directors: Kevin Hooks
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The Sunshine State
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7.68
1176 votes

#10 - The Sunshine State

Season 4 - Episode 16 - Aired 12/22/2008

Lincoln and his new partners arrive in Miami to recover Scylla from its shocking new owner, and Sara searches for a missing Michael who learns some surprising information about his past. Meanwhile, a double-crossing leads to a death and an arrest in "The Sunshine State."

Directors: Kevin Hooks
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Wine Dark Sea
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7.69
4432 votes

#11 - Wine Dark Sea

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired 5/16/2017

Sara fears for her family's safety when she discovers the reason why Michael faked his death; Sucre helps Michael and Lincoln find a way home; Poseidon's true identity is revealed.

Directors: Kevin Tancharoen
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Call Waiting
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7.69
1350 votes

#12 - Call Waiting

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/1/2007

Lincoln tries to save LJ and Sara. But he can't. Meanwhile, Michael has a phone conversation with Sara. And Lincoln gets a call from Susan B. saying that she put something in the garage for him.

Directors: Milan Cheylov
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Cowboys and Indians
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7.70
1179 votes

#13 - Cowboys and Indians

Season 4 - Episode 20 - Aired 5/8/2009

Michael must make a choice as chaos reigns at the energy conference.

Directors: Milan Cheylov
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Rate of Exchange
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7.70
1194 votes

#14 - Rate of Exchange

Season 4 - Episode 21 - Aired 5/15/2009

Familiar faces turn up as Michael tries to take down the Company.

Directors: Bobby Roth
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Going Under
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7.72
1219 votes

#15 - Going Under

Season 4 - Episode 15 - Aired 12/15/2008

Michael gets medical attention from the most unlikely of places, and Charles Westmoreland returns to help uncover the true meaning of Scylla. Meanwhile, Lincoln and Sucre race to stop Gretchen before Scylla is lost forever.

Directors: Karen Gaviola
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Fire/Water
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7.73
1350 votes

#16 - Fire/Water

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/24/2007

After Michael gets bad news from Lincoln, he sets out to find a prisoner named James Whistler, who holds the key to his freedom. That's easier said than done: James Whistler is hiding in Sona because there's a price on his head, and Lechero is not about to help Michael find him. In addition, both Mahone and Bellick want to get to Whistler too. Meanwhile, T-Bag won't allow a little humiliation stop him from insinuating himself into Lechero's good graces.

Directors: Bobby Roth
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Dirt Nap
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7.74
1262 votes

#17 - Dirt Nap

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 1/21/2008

Sammy reminds Lechero that Papo is dead and presses Lechero to kill Michael. Lechero replies that he also wants Michael dead, but he does not want an uprising in Sona. Mahone receives a picture of his son through the mail. Lechero, Michael, Mahone, Whistler and T-Bag inspect the hole in the tunnel and Michael requests a saw and hammer to support the tunnel. Sammy takes the over the reign of Sona with the pistol delivered by Augusto and other three gangsters and promises a box of bottles of rum for the inmate that kills Michael. T-Bag convinces Bellick to give the chicken foot to Sammy, promising him a spot on the escape team. When Bellick discovers that there is no more acetone, he unsuccessfully tries to call-off the fight. Meanwhile Lincoln and Sofia visits Osberto and buy a bomb. Sucre plants the bomb under the seat of Gretchen's car but she unravels that, saying she found Maricruz tracking the US$ 25,000.00 check she gave to him. Sammy leaves the fighting with Bellick to chase Michael, who is locked behind the door in the tunnel with Mahone. Sammy beats Whistler, who was left behind, trying to get the combination of the door. Michael removes a wedge from the hole and the tunnel collapses over Sammy, burying him, while Lechero and Mahone kill the three other gangsters. Sofia finds a wallet hidden in Whistler's bag.

Directors: Michael Switzer
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Photo Finish
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7.75
1278 votes

#18 - Photo Finish

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/5/2007

Tyge tells Michael that he and Whistler were co-employees at the McFadden, a hotel in Nice, France. Mahone worries about Tyge's constant, keen observance of Whistler. Having to re-plan hastily, Michael tells Linc to find out the location of the nearby cafe and drug the guard's coffee, and also demands pictures of LJ and Sara before he escapes. Tyge is stabbed to death. Lechero questions McGrady and has Whistler dragged away for a confession. Michael believes Mahone and Bellick's denials. T-Bag offers Michael a ring he stole from Sammy (his rival for Lechero's confidence), to use to frame Sammy for Tyge's stabbing. Michael finds the murder knife under Mahone's bed and goes to Lechero to denounce Mahone, only to find he has just walked out of the prison. Agents Richard Sullins and Felicia Lang arrive at Sona to present Mahone with a plea bargain from the US Justice: a term reduction to 8 years for testimony against the government conspiracy and Lincoln. He could be out in 4 years, but Mahone refuses, now he faces life imprisonment. Lechero administers justice for Tyge his own way. Linc and Sofia succeed in drugging Captain Hurtado, but Susan finds out the brothers had a different timing planned and threatens LJ's life. With no recent pictures available, Linc confesses Sara's death, causing Michael to make a drastic decision.

Directors: Kevin Hooks
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Shut Down
star
7.75
1286 votes

#19 - Shut Down

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/8/2008

Michael attempts to track the cardholder and avoid going back to prison. Wyatt finds new information regarding Sara's whereabouts. T-Bag uses a new identity to make a new life for himself.

Directors: Milan Cheylov
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Safe and Sound
star
7.75
1295 votes

#20 - Safe and Sound

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 9/22/2008

Self locates another card hidden in a safe within a secure federal building, as Mahone continues his quest for revenge. Meanwhile, T-Bag's new life may be in jeopardy.

Directors: Karen Gaviola
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Boxed In
star
7.76
1246 votes

#21 - Boxed In

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 1/14/2008

Sona's Commander General Zavala takes Michel and locks him in a "hot-box" in solitary confinement to be punished by law or by Panama's sun. Meanwhile Agent Lang brings Mahone back to Sona and gives an amulet to him that belonged to her father. Michael decides to tell the truth to General Zavala and he brings Whistler, who is submitted to torture and gives the name of Gretchen Morgan. Meanwhile Lincoln is blindfolded by Gretchen and has one minute of conversation with L.J. T-Bag proposes Mahone to kill Sammy; in return he would supply drugs for free for him. Bellick is challenged for a fight and he uses acetone to defeat his opponent. Gretchen is arrested and tortured by General Zavala and she gives the location of L.J. However she manages to revert the situation and kills Zavala. Augusto gives a pistol to Sammy and tells him that it is time to make a move.

Directors: Craig Ross Jr.
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The Price
star
7.76
1297 votes

#22 - The Price

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired 10/20/2008

Lincoln works to retrieve the final card, which is being held by the General. Michael and Self are forced to work with Gretchen. Meanwhile, Roland continues to be berated for losing the transcribing device in Las Vegas.

Directors: Bobby Roth
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Just Business
star
7.76
1225 votes

#23 - Just Business

Season 4 - Episode 14 - Aired 12/8/2008

Michael, whose condition is deteriorating, winds up in the hands of The Company who promise Lincoln that they can save Michael's life in exchange for a favor. Elsewhere, Gretchen and Self wind up with Scylla and a buyer.

Directors: Mark Helfrich
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Kaniel Outis
star
7.76
5690 votes

#24 - Kaniel Outis

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired 4/11/2017

As Lincoln and C-Note search for the "Sheik of Light," Michael and his cellmate, Whip, attempt an escape from Ogygia. Meanwhile, Sara's investigation into Michael's reappearance leads her to the state department and an uneasy reunion with Paul Kellerman.

Directors: Maja Vrvilo
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Good Fences
star
7.77
1299 votes

#25 - Good Fences

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/8/2007

Aftermath of Sara's death, Lincoln decides not to tell about it to Michael. Susan B. told Lincoln that if he does something wrong again, she's going to send pieces from LJ to him. Meanwhile, Sucre got a job in Sona. And Sofia starts to help Linc.

Directors: Michael Switzer
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