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The Rat 

With the pipe to the infirmary replaced and Lincoln's life hanging in the balance, Michael must rethink his plan to escape and save his brother's life. A fellow inmate may hold the key to preventing Lincoln's execution.

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Kevin Hooks

Writers:

Paul Scheuring (created by) (as Paul T. Scheuring), Matt Olmstead
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dominic Purcell ... Lincoln 'Linc' Burrows
Wentworth Miller ... Michael Scofield
Robin Tunney ... Veronica Donovan
Amaury Nolasco ... Fernando Sucre
Marshall Allman ... LJ Burrows
Wade Williams ... Brad Bellick
Robert Knepper ... Theodore 'T-Bag' Bagwell
Rockmond Dunbar ... Benjamin Miles 'C-Note' Franklin
Sarah Wayne Callies ... Sara Tancredi
Muse Watson ... Charles Westmoreland
John Heard ... Governor Frank Tancredi
Frank Grillo ... Nick Savrinn
Lane Garrison ... David 'Tweener' Apolskis
Matt DeCaro ... Corrections Officer Roy Geary
Tracy Letts ... Peter Tucci
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With the unexpected fail of Michael's plan, the five frustrated inmates return to the storage room. Michael begs Sara to talk with Veronica and Nick first to see the evidences and to ask for clemency to her father. Meanwhile Nick and Veronica appeal in court of Judge Kessler and request an exhumation of Steadman remains. Michael learns that if something goes wrong with the electric chair, the execution is delayed. He uses a rat to short-circuit the electric installation, but David overhears the conversation and rats Michael's talk to Captain Bellick. Sara stays with Lincoln in his cell; later Michael and Veronica have a last meeting with him and he talks with his son LJ by phone. When Lincoln is walking to the electric chair, the governor calls to say that he had reviewed the process and denied the request of clemency. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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English

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20 March 2006 (USA) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Matt DeCaro (Corrections Officer Roy Geary) also played a brief role as a Correctional Officer In U.S. Marshals (1998). See more »

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In the introduction, Veronica is on the pay phone with Nick and being told "I have information about Lincoln Burrows that could help you" when during that scene, Veronica and Nick were being threatened to stop looking into the case. See more »

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C.O. #2: At the moment of death, the body becomes incontinent. So...
[holds up diaper]
Lincoln Burrows: It's a diaper.
C.O. #2: Yeah. You need to wear it.
Lincoln Burrows: Make me.
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The Most Dramatic Episode
3 October 2008 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

With the unexpected fail of Michael's plan, the five frustrated inmates return to the storage room. Michael begs Sara to talk with Veronica and Nick first to see the evidences and to ask for clemency to her father. Meanwhile Nick and Veronica appeal in court of Judge Kessler and request an exhumation of Steadman remains. Michael learns that if something goes wrong with the electric chair, the execution is delayed. He uses a rat to short-circuit the electric installation, but David overhears the conversation and rats Michael's talk to Captain Bellick. Sara stays with Lincoln in his cell; later Michael and Veronica have a last meeting with him and he talks with his son LJ by phone. When Lincoln is walking to the electric chair, the governor calls to say that he had reviewed the process and denied the request of clemency.

"The Rat" is certainly the most dramatic episode of "Prison Break" up to this moment. Dr. Tancredi is really involved with Michael and Lincoln and the claws of the Vice-President Caroline Reynolds are extending, using her power and influence to execute Lincoln. Fox River is full of rats, the long-tailed rodents and the inmate David. The impressive performance of Wade Williams is again awesome. My vote is nine.

Title (Brazil): "O Rato" ("The Rat")


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