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The Best Episodes of Prison Break

Every episode of Prison Break ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best 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 out.

Genres:Action & AdventureCrimeDrama

Top Episode Highlight

The best episode of "Prison Break" is "Go", rated 9.5/10 from 8000 user votes. It was directed by Dean White and written by Matt Olmstead. "Go" aired on 5/8/2006 and is rated 0.2 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Flight".

  • Go
    9.5/10 8,000 votes

    #1 - Go

    Season 1 Episode 21 - Aired 2006-05-08

    Everyone's ready to make their escapes across the high wire. Veronica and Nick realize they may be in over their heads. And Agent Kellerman helps Vice President Reynolds calm down before her debate.

    Director: Dean White

    Writer: Matt Olmstead

  • Flight
    9.3/10 6,994 votes

    #2 - Flight

    Season 1 Episode 22 - Aired 2006-05-15

    As the escape is in progress, Warden Pope and Captain Bellick begin a search to detain the escapees. Michael and co. have to reach the aircraft fast as the police is hot on their heels. Veronica discovers a major piece of evidence that could prove Lincoln's innocence. The Vice President is worried about losing her authority.

    Director: Kevin Hooks

    Writer: Paul T. Scheuring

  • Riots, Drills and the Devil (1)
    9.2/10 6,376 votes

    #3 - Riots, Drills and the Devil (1)

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2005-09-26

    Michael creates a lockdown by sabotaging the air conditioning in order to execute his breakout plan properly, and unintentionally causes a riot that gets Sara into huge trouble. Meanwhile, an ex-con is blackmailed into seeing to that Lincoln is killed.

    Director: Vern Gillum, Robert Mandel

    Writer: Nick Santora, Karyn Usher

  • Riots, Drills and the Devil (2)
    9.1/10 5,758 votes

    #4 - Riots, Drills and the Devil (2)

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2005-10-03

    While the riot intensifies, Abruzzi and Sucre join forces. Michael must decide whether or not to save the life of Dr. Tancredi.

    Director: Vern Gillum

    Writer: Karyn Usher

  • Tonight
    9.1/10 5,256 votes

    #5 - Tonight

    Season 1 Episode 20 - Aired 2006-05-01

    Westmoreland wants Michael to speed up the planned escape, and gets Bellick one step closer to unraveling it. Michael has to decide whether to involve Sara in the breakout plan. Tweener's devotion is put to a test. Veronica finds out that her ally unexpectedly has a connection to an inmate serving time at Fox River.

    Director: Bobby Roth

    Writer: Zack Estrin

  • End of the Tunnel
    9.0/10 5,038 votes

    #6 - End of the Tunnel

    Season 1 Episode 13 - Aired 2005-11-28

    With Lincoln's execution scheduled for the following day, Veronica comes out of hiding to contact him and gains an ally. Kellerman makes the ultimate sacrifice to preserve the conspiracy. Michael looks for a way to get Lincoln out of solitary confinement in time for the escape that evening. The inmates risk everything as they attempt their escape.

    Director: Sanford Bookstaver

    Writer: Paul T. Scheuring

  • Selfless
    9.0/10 4,105 votes

    #7 - Selfless

    Season 4 Episode 12 - Aired 2008-11-24

    Sara takes a hostage in a bid to secure Scylla. In the meantime, Michael and Lincoln finally meet the General while one of their members switches allegiance.

    Director: Michael Switzer

    Writer: Kalinda Vazquez

  • The Rat
    8.9/10 4,856 votes

    #8 - The Rat

    Season 1 Episode 14 - Aired 2006-03-20

    Veronica and Nick request a judge to postpone Lincoln's execution. A C.O. becomes suspicious about a broken door.

    Director: Kevin Hooks

    Writer: Matt Olmstead

  • The Killing Box
    8.9/10 4,116 votes

    #9 - The Killing Box

    Season 2 Episode 13 - Aired 2006-11-27

    Bellick is anything but happy about his sudden homecoming-to Fox River.Elsewhere, Michael and Lincoln might face a homecoming of their own. Mahone and Kellerman use everything they got to make certain that Michael and Lincoln do not get through their road trip alive.Sucre's getaway plane encounters some difficulties. T-Bag closes on Mrs. Hollander.

    Director: Bobby Roth

    Writer: Zack Estrin

  • Killing Your Number
    8.9/10 4,463 votes

    #10 - Killing Your Number

    Season 4 Episode 22 - Aired 2009-05-15

    Michael tries to bring down the Company once and for all.

    Director: Kevin Hooks

    Writer: Matt Olmstead, Nicholas Wootton

  • English, Fitz or Percy
    8.8/10 5,277 votes

    #11 - English, Fitz or Percy

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2005-09-19

    Kellerman and Hale blackmail Warden Pope. Michael finds out he might get out earlier than anticipated. Veronica becomes uncertain of her allies.

    Director: Randall Zisk

    Writer: Zack Estrin

  • Manhunt
    8.8/10 4,885 votes

    #12 - Manhunt

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 2006-08-21

    As eight hours has passed since the escape, Michael, Lincoln, Sucre, C-Note and Abruzzi attempt to evade their seekers. Bellick is forced to relinquish the command of the search party to FBI Special Agent Alexander Mahone whose ingenious approach makes Michael's life as a fugitive harder. As a result from her overdose, Dr. Tancredi is in critical condition. A short-handed T-Bag faces the ultimate challenge.

    Director: Kevin Hooks

    Writer: Paul T. Scheuring

  • Sweet Caroline
    8.8/10 3,984 votes

    #13 - Sweet Caroline

    Season 2 Episode 19 - Aired 2007-03-05

    An unlikely alliance forms between Bellick and Sucre while Michael is determined to face the president. T-Bag gets into some trouble when he loses his luggage and C-Note faces major consequences after some of his actions.

    Director: Dwight H. Little

    Writer: Karyn Usher

  • Pilot
    8.7/10 8,102 votes

    #14 - Pilot

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2005-08-29

    Michael Scofield, a structural engineer, attempts to rob a bank in order to get incarcerated at Fox River State Penitentiary, where his brother Lincoln Burrows, accused of murdering the Vice President's brother, is scheduled to be executed. At Fox River, Michael approaches a number of inmates, all of whom play an important role in his plan to free his brother from the inside. Meanwhile, agents Kellerman and Hale are determined to make sure the execution goes through as planned. Lincoln's son LJ gets into trouble.

    Director: Brett Ratner

    Writer: Paul T. Scheuring

  • Odd Man Out
    8.7/10 4,585 votes

    #15 - Odd Man Out

    Season 1 Episode 12 - Aired 2005-11-21

    Michael sees proof his plan is working, so he begins to overcome the last obstacle. As the escape draws near, the group tries to reduce its number by one and targets T-Bag.

    Director: Bobby Roth

    Writer: Karyn Usher

  • Bluff
    8.7/10 4,523 votes

    #16 - Bluff

    Season 1 Episode 18 - Aired 2006-04-17

    In an effort to recreate the missing piece of the tattoo, Michael gets transferred to the psych ward, seeking the help of Haywire. T-Bag and C-Note have to join forces.

    Director: Jace Alexander

    Writer: Nick Santora, Karyn Usher

  • The Key
    8.7/10 4,643 votes

    #17 - The Key

    Season 1 Episode 19 - Aired 2006-04-24

    Michael must get the key to the infirmary and enlist the help of an old face, while Lincoln learns the identity of his kidnapper and another inmate learns of the escape.

    Director: Bobby Roth, Sergio Mimica-Gezzan

    Writer: Zack Estrin, Matt Olmstead, Paul T. Scheuring

  • Hell or High Water
    8.7/10 3,694 votes

    #18 - Hell or High Water

    Season 3 Episode 12 - Aired 2008-02-11

    Michael, Whistler, and Mahone make their break from Sona. But Mahone seems like the odd man out along the way.

    Director: Kevin Hooks

    Writer: Nick Santora

  • The Art of the Deal
    8.7/10 4,058 votes

    #19 - The Art of the Deal

    Season 3 Episode 13 - Aired 2008-02-18

    Michael and Lincoln are left with no choice but to hand Whistler over in exchange to save LJ and Sofia. A familiar face enters Sona while another inmate leaves.

    Director: Kevin Hooks

    Writer: Matt Olmstead

  • Greatness Achieved
    8.7/10 3,734 votes

    #20 - Greatness Achieved

    Season 4 Episode 9 - Aired 2008-11-03

    Wyatt gets a taste of his own medicine, and Mahone finds some resolution. T-Bag scrambles when the police investigate his missing co-worker while Gretchen gets cozy with a Company man. Meanwhile, Michael’s condition continues to worsen, and a team member makes the ultimate sacrifice while planning the underground break-in for Scylla.

    Director: Jesse Bochco

    Writer: Nick Santora

  • Cute Poison
    8.6/10 5,124 votes

    #21 - Cute Poison

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2005-09-12

    Veronica keeps uncovering new information regarding Lincoln's case and decides she wants to work on the case full-time. When no one wants to help her on the case, Nick Savrinn (an attorney) offers his assistance and the two of them visit Lincoln.

    Director: Matt Earl Beesley

    Writer: Matt Olmstead

  • The Old Head
    8.6/10 4,767 votes

    #22 - The Old Head

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2005-10-24

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

    Director: Jace Alexander

    Writer: Monica Macer

  • John Doe
    8.6/10 3,782 votes

    #23 - John Doe

    Season 2 Episode 14 - Aired 2007-01-22

    Bellick gets a taste of the medicine he gave out when he was the Captain and Agent Mahone's ex-wife makes another appearance.

    Director: Kevin Hooks

    Writer: Nick Santora, Matt Olmstead

  • Wash
    8.6/10 3,717 votes

    #24 - Wash

    Season 2 Episode 18 - Aired 2007-02-26

    T-Bag digs deep and finds his 'nice-side' with the help of a psychiatrist. Michael, Lincoln, and Sarah get their hands on evidence needed to bring down The Company, while Kellerman is close to finding the President.

    Director: Bobby Roth

    Writer: Nick Santora

  • Fin Del Camino
    8.6/10 3,791 votes

    #25 - Fin Del Camino

    Season 2 Episode 21 - Aired 2007-03-26

    The day has finally come for Sara's trial while critical information that will exonerate her is being debunked. Meanwhile, Michael is determined to get his hands on the 5 million and to stop T-Bag's reign of terror. Bellick is also money hungry and will do whatever it takes to hunt down T-Bag. Kellerman decides his fate while Lincoln and Mahone square off.

    Director: Bobby Roth

    Writer: Seth Hoffman, Matt Olmstead