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End of the Tunnel 

The escape is about to go through when the team hits a stainless steel snag, while Veronica is just a moment too late to get all the information she needs to prove Lincoln's innocence.


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Paul Scheuring (created by) (as Paul T. Scheuring), Paul Scheuring (as Paul T. Scheuring)




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dominic Purcell ... Lincoln 'Linc' Burrows
Wentworth Miller ... Michael Scofield
Robin Tunney ... Veronica Donovan
Peter Stormare ... John Abruzzi
Amaury Nolasco ... Fernando Sucre
Wade Williams ... Brad Bellick
Paul Adelstein ... Paul Kellerman
Robert Knepper ... Theodore 'T-Bag' Bagwell
Sarah Wayne Callies ... Sara Tancredi
Muse Watson ... Charles Westmoreland
Michelle Forbes ... Samantha Brinker
Rockmond Dunbar ... Benjamin Miles 'C-Note' Franklin
Danny McCarthy ... Daniel Hale
Frank Grillo ... Nick Savrinn
Mike Jones Mike Jones ... Darius


With Abruzzi medevaced to a hospital after T-Bag slit his throat, and Lincoln taken to solitary, the five remaining inmates must figure out what to do about their escape plan. Michael wants to delay the escape until he can spring Lincoln, but the other four want to leave as soon as possible. Following threats from his co-conspirators, Michael decides that they must leave that evening at 9pm. Back in his cell, Michael cuts open his arm and removes a hidden pouch which contains a black pill. He then borrows Sucre's crucifix and hides the pill inside it. With his brother's execution now only 36 hours away, Michael prays with a priest and asks him for a favor - would he mind giving a crucifix to his brother, Lincoln? Lincoln receives the crucifix containing the pill and a note instructing him to eat it at 8:10. When Lincoln does so, he becomes violently ill, and is taken to the prison's infirmary. Dr. Tancredi believes Lincoln suffers from food poisoning. The five inmates use the tunnels ... Written by Anonymous

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28 November 2005 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


The song "Outsider" by A Perfect Circle is featured in this episode, but the song was also featured in the film Resident Evil Afterlife which also starred Wentworth Miller, who plays Chris Redfield in that movie, and Michael Scofield in this show. See more »


When Paul Kellerman confronts Danny Hale in the alley, he draws his gun with his left hand. In the next shot, his gun is in his right hand, which he then transfers to his left. See more »


Michael Scofield: You ever wonder in another life...
Dr. Sara Tancredi: I won't be that woman, Michael.
Michael Scofield: I wasn't asking you to be. But it is something I wonder about. Anyway, just wanted to be sure it was heard.
Dr. Sara Tancredi: Why do I get the feeling you're saying goodbye to me?
Michael Scofield: In a place like this, you never know which day's going to be your last.
Dr. Sara Tancredi: [finishing cleaning the wound] Listen, I'm really sorry about your brother.
Michael Scofield: [reaching out for her arm and caressing her hand] Thank you.
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Big Surprises
2 October 2008 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

John Abruzzi is sent to Chicago by helicopter in a critical state. Michael's team insists that they should escape that night, and Michael delivers a crucifix to the priest to give to Lincoln with a black pill hidden inside and an instruction note to swallow it at 8:10 PM. Lincoln has the symptom of food poisoning and is sent to the infirmary. Meanwhile Veronica decides to expose herself in a manifestation in front of the penitentiary and she succeeds in giving an interview to the reporter of the New Six, explaining that her petitioning for a stay is based in a conspiracy where the innocent Lincoln has been framed. Later she meets Daniel Hale that tells her that Terrence Steadman is alive. When the agent is ready to give evidences and names to her, Paul Kellerman surprises and shoots him. Meanwhile the runaway team has a big problem, since the corroded pipe in their escape route has been replaced by a heavier one, making impossible to reach the infirmary.

"End of the Tunnel" is the episode with big surprises: the revelation that Terrence Steadman is alive and the replacement of the corroded pipe really surprised me. The fate of Danny was predictable since the last episode when he contacted Veronica. The decision of Veronica giving interview to the media gives credibility to the plot, since this should be the most reasonable attitude to be taken. I personally like the flirt of Dr. Sara Tancredi and Michael, giving romanticism to this great story. My vote is nine.

Title (Brazil): "O Fim do Túnel" ("The End of the Tunnel")

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