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      Season 4 – Prison Break

      2008 Drama Adventure List
      50% 10 Reviews Tomatometer 64% 250+ Ratings Audience Score Michael Scofield is a desperate man in a desperate situation. His brother, Lincoln Burrows, was convicted of a crime he didn't commit and put on Death Row. Michael holds up a bank to get himself incarcerated alongside his brother in Fox River State Penitentiary, then sets in motion a series of elaborate plans to break Lincoln out and prove his innocence. Once out of jail, their perils aren't over -- the brothers must flee to escape recapture and battle an intricate political conspiracy that puts everyone's life at risk. Read More Read Less Watch on Vudu Premiered Oct 25 Buy Now

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      Prison Break's (first) series finale will bring closure to the diehard fans, but the season's ludicrous, plot-breaking twists betray the feeling that this saga should have ended a jailbreak or two before.

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      Episode 1 Aired Sep 1, 2008 Scylla Michael seeks revenge against Whistler and Gretchen and uncovers unbelievable news; Lincoln and Michael are reunited with the gang and get an offer from a Homeland Security agent; Mahone experiences a devastating loss; T-Bag is deserted. Details Episode 2 Aired Sep 1, 2008 Breaking & Entering Michael seeks revenge against Whistler and Gretchen and uncovers unbelievable news; Lincoln and Michael are reunited with the gang and get an offer from a Homeland Security agent; Mahone experiences a devastating loss; T-Bag is deserted. Details Episode 3 Aired Sep 8, 2008 Shut Down Michael and the team have a day to find the next cardholder or they risk going back to prison; Mahone seeks revenge on Wyatt, who is attempting to get information on Sara's whereabouts; T-Bag finds a new identity and gets a job offer. Details Episode 4 Aired Sep 15, 2008 Eagles and Angels Michael, Lincoln and Sucre have to crash a police benefit to get the next card key; Sarah falls back into an old habit; on his first day of his new job, T-Bag runs into some old friends and arouses suspicion. Details Episode 5 Aired Sep 22, 2008 Safe and Sound Michael and Lincoln's search for the next card key brings them to the Treasury Department; Bellick and Sucre look for T-Bag; Wyatt and Gretchen get personal. Details Episode 6 Aired Sep 29, 2008 Blow Out Michael and the team tracks a key card holder to a racetrack; Mahone gets caught with something priceless; Wyatt targets Agent Self; T-Bag starts to figure out Whistler's code. Details Episode 7 Aired Oct 6, 2008 Five the Hard Way Lincoln and the team go to Las Vegas where Sucre gets an indecent proposal; Sarah finds out about Michael's condition; Roland pushes his luck; T-Bag and Gretchen team up; the secrets in Whistler's bird book are revealed. Details Episode 8 Aired Oct 20, 2008 The Price Lincoln and Sucre target Pad Man to obtain the final card key; Gretchen gives Sarah an opportunity to settle the score; Michael and Roland make deals with different devils. Details Episode 9 Aired Nov 3, 2008 Greatness Achieved Mahone finds resolution; Gretchen and a Company man get cozy; Michael's medical condition gets worse; a member of the team makes the ultimate sacrifice in the search for Scylla. Details Episode 10 Aired Nov 10, 2008 The Legend Michael's medical condition forces him to go to the hospital; Lincoln and Sucre get into an explosive situation; Agent Self meets with a shocking ally. Details Episode 11 Aired Nov 17, 2008 Quiet Riot Michael and his crew make their final preparations for the break-in to steal Scylla; Gretchen uses her feminine wiles to obtain the final card key from the general (Leon Russom); T-bag reaches the point of no return. Details Episode 12 Aired Nov 24, 2008 Selfless Michael comes face to face with the general and is betrayed by one of his own as the search for Scylla reaches its shocking end. Details Episode 13 Aired Dec 1, 2008 Deal or No Deal Michael has to hold the team together after one of their own betrays them; T-Bag gets a new partner who blackmails Gretchen. Details Episode 14 Aired Dec 8, 2008 Just Business Michael and Lincoln try to get Scylla back from Gretchen and her new partner; while holding Gretchen's family hostage, T-Bag's faith is tested. Details Episode 15 Aired Dec 15, 2008 Going Under Michael gets medical attention from an unlikely place; Sucre and Lincoln try to stop Gretchen before Scylla is lost forever. Details Episode 16 Aired Dec 22, 2008 The Sunshine State Lincoln and his partners arrive in Miami to recover Scylla; Sarah searches for Michael; a betrayal leads to an arrest and a death. Details Episode 17 Aired Apr 17, 2009 The Mother Lode Sarah and Michael head to Miami; Christina tells Lincoln about her plans to take over the company; Self and T-Bag's hunt for Scylla leads to a surprising discovery. Details Episode 18 Aired Apr 24, 2009 Vs. Lincoln and Michael face off; Christina's plan is set in motion; Sarah gets unexpected news. Details Episode 19 Aired May 1, 2009 S.O.B. Christina drops a bombshell on Michael; Lincoln runs into a deadly trap; T-Bag tries to prove that he can be a Company man. Details Episode 20 Aired May 8, 2009 Cowboys & Indians Chaos erupts after an assassination at the global energy conference; Michael has to choose between saving Lincoln or Sara. Details Episode 21 Aired May 15, 2009 Rate of Exchange Familiar faces return to help as Michael tries to take down the Company once and for all. Details Episode 22 Aired May 15, 2009 Killing Your Number The final episode of the drama sees Michael and his compatriots make one last bid to bring down the Company. Details Episode 23 Aired May 27, 2009 The Old Ball and Chain In the first of a two-part series finale, Michael and Sara wed. However, their happiness is short-lived when the latter is arrested for the murder of Christina Scofield. Details Episode 24 Aired May 27, 2009 Free Michael, Lincoln and company reunite to break out increasingly vulnerable Sara. Details

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      Alan Sepinwall Newark Star-Ledger It bears no resemblance to the show I started watching four years ago. But it was amusing (if not always intentionally), and the fans who stuck it out all the way through will get plenty of closure. Sep 26, 2018 Full Review David Hinckley New York Daily News Fans who preferred the show's more subtle nuances may find events folding together a little too neatly, but on the whole the finale serves the characters well. Sep 25, 2018 Full Review Bruce Simmons Screen Rant The closing story became too convoluted with twists, turns and the reappearance of old characters. Sep 26, 2018 Full Review Jake Meaney PopMatters It's all so much treading water, solely to get to some sort of grand finale that makes sense, as if anything could. Rated: 6/10 Sep 26, 2018 Full Review Ahsan Haque IGN Movies It's another rollercoaster ride for these memorable characters, and season four gives you the chance to say goodbye to some very compelling personalities. Rated: 8.1/10 Sep 25, 2018 Full Review Ben Rawson-Jones Digital Spy Somewhat staggeringly, this horse had one last race left in its creaking legs and saved it for the feature length-finale. Prison Break bowed out in fine style, wrapping up the tale of two brothers and leaving a lump in the throat. Sep 25, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Bob B this was a perfect conclusion to the series Rated 5 out of 5 stars 10/09/23 Full Review Joana R Not really my favorite season. Some holes in the plot, really not a fan of the ending Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 07/20/23 Full Review Marcin J So many illogical plot solutions that I kept asking myself "why the hell am I wasting my time on this shite". Didn't manage to finish the season, second time around didn't manage to finish the whole series. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 11/20/22 Full Review Audience Member Prison Break's (first) series finale will bring closure to the diehard fans, but the season's ludicrous, plot-breaking twists betray the feeling that this saga should have ended a jailbreak or two before. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Ben C tbh here. when i started wtaching this series, i knew it was about a guy trying to get out of prison and that it had 5 season, the 5th, came years later.. the first season was awesome, i enjoyed every episode but was suprised that the break happend happend at the end but we still had 4 season to go. i thought, it was 4 or the 5 season about the break. season 4 is so much of what this series started with, that i only watch it to have it completed. the way i see it, the series could have ended after season 2, when at the end, everything worked out as micheal planned it in the first place. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 09/08/22 Full Review maitham h Really good season. I liked the changes they made like making the characters other than being in prison breaks or chased down and then at the end not becoming criminals anymore. But it is too long and feels sometimes the same. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a review

      Season Info

      Executive Producer
      Paul Scheuring, Marty Adelstein, Neal H. Mortiz, Dawn Parouse, Matt Olmstead, Brett Ratner, Vaun Wilmott, Michael Horowitz
      Drama, Adventure
      Original Language
      Release Date
      Sep 1, 2008