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There are so many good episodes of Prison Break, but which ones really stand out? Do you like "Flight" the best, or is "Riots, Drills and the Devil" your favorite episode of Prison Break? To determine once and for all what the best episodes of Prison Break are, let's rank every Prison Break episode from best to worst.

Prison Break, starring Dominic Purcell, Wentworth Miller, and Robin Tunney, was a crime drama that originally aired on Fox for four seasons from August 29, 2005 to May 15, 2009. The network revived it for a fifth season that ran from April 4 to May 30, 2017. As its title suggests, Prison Break centered on a plan to break an inmate out of prison, with the catch being that it would be an inside job done after the mastermind purposefully gets himself incarcerated in the same prison as his brother, whom he believes is innocent. Prison Break was shot at Joliet Prison starting in 2005.

Vote up your favorite episodes of Prison Break, and downvote any bad episodes that you really didn't enjoy, despite how much you love the series as a whole. It can be painful to put one Prison Break episode over the other when there are so many good ones, which is why you can vote on however many episodes you like.

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Go is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Episodes of Prison Break
Go Season 1 Episode 21: Michael, Lincoln and the other inmates make a break for it.

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Riots, Drills and the Devil is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Episodes of Prison Break
Riots, Drills and the Devil Season 1 Episode 6: Michael's ploy to buy some work time by prompting a cellblock lockdown leads to a full-scale riot.

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Riots, Drills and the Devil Pa... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Episodes of Prison Break
Riots, Drills and the Devil Part 2 Season 1 Episode 7: During the prison riot Michael rescues Sara as the assassin tries to kill Lincoln.

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Flight is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Episodes of Prison Break
Flight Season 1 Episode 22: The inmates take flight outside the prison walls, risking life and limb to evade capture.

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Pilot is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Episodes of Prison Break
Pilot Season 1 Episode 1: A man gets himself sent to prison so he can plan an escape for his brother.

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Tonight is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Episodes of Prison Break
Tonight Season 1 Episode 20: Westmoreland uses Bellick to plug a hole in the escape plan.

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The Rat is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Episodes of Prison Break
The Rat Season 1 Episode 14: Michael tries, and fails, to delay Lincoln's execution by tampering with the electric chair.

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End of the Tunnel is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Episodes of Prison Break
End of the Tunnel Season 1 Episode 13: As Lincoln's execution nears, Michael puts the escape plan in motion.

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The Key is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Episodes of Prison Break
The Key Season 1 Episode 19: The mystery man reveals himself to Lincoln as well as his connection to some bad company.

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Killing Your Number is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Episodes of Prison Break
Killing Your Number Season 4 Episode 22: Not everyone gets a happy ending. Download part 2 now!

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English, Fitz or Percy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Episodes of Prison Break
English, Fitz or Percy Season 1 Episode 5: Michael stalls his transfer and tests the first part of his escape plan.

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Manhunt is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Episodes of Prison Break
Manhunt Season 2 Episode 1: Eight hours after their escape from Fox River…

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Odd Man Out is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Episodes of Prison Break
Odd Man Out Season 1 Episode 12: Tensions mount after Lincoln warns Michael that someone in the group will have to remain behind.

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The Killing Box is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Episodes of Prison Break
The Killing Box Season 2 Episode 13: T-Bag goes postal to track down Mrs. Hollander. Sucre's escape plan faces deadly turbulence. Bellick has the tables turned on him upon his return to Fox River Penitentiary.

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Progeny is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Episodes of Prison Break
Progeny Season 5 Episode 8: Plans go awry.

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Hell or High Water is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Episodes of Prison Break
Hell or High Water Season 3 Episode 12: Michael and his fellow inmates make their break from Sona, but the escape doesn’t go as planned for all of them.

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First Down is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Episodes of Prison Break
First Down Season 2 Episode 4: Bellick shacks up with Michael, Lincoln and Nika in hopes of discovering Westmoreland’s hidden $5 million.

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The Prisoner's Dilemma is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Episodes of Prison Break
The Prisoner's Dilemma Season 5 Episode 4: Lincoln faces his biggest challenge yet.

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Brother's Keeper is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Episodes of Prison Break
Brother's Keeper Season 1 Episode 16: A series of flashbacks show how various prisoners came to reside in the Fox River prison.

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Buried is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Episodes of Prison Break
Buried Season 2 Episode 7: Lincoln is determined to reunite with LJ, who is suspicious of his good fortune in Arizona.

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The Art of the Deal is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Episodes of Prison Break
The Art of the Deal Season 3 Episode 13: Michael & Lincoln must handover Whistler to Susan so they can save LJ and Sofia’s lives;.

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Cute Poison is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Episodes of Prison Break
Cute Poison Season 1 Episode 4: Michael obtains some caustic chemicals to use in his escape plan.

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Selfless is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Episodes of Prison Break
Selfless Season 4 Episode 12: The search for Scylla comes to a shocking end as Sarah takes a hostage, T-Bag and Gretchen have their last stand at Gate, and Michael and Lincoln come face-to-face with the General and are betrayed by one of their own.

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Fin Del Camino is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Episodes of Prison Break
Fin Del Camino Season 2 Episode 21: Michael is determined to get his hands on T-Bag as much as Bellick is determined to get his hands on the millions.

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John Doe is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Episodes of Prison Break
John Doe Season 2 Episode 14: Michael, Lincoln and Kellerman face several roadblocks as they attempt to capture a protected Terrance Steadman.

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Wash is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Episodes of Prison Break
Wash Season 2 Episode 18: Lincoln, Michael and Sara find the evidence they need to expose the conspiracy.

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Greatness Achieved is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Episodes of Prison Break
Greatness Achieved Season 4 Episode 9: 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. Michael's condition continues to worsen, and a team member makes the ultimate sacrifice while planning the underground break-in for Scylla.

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Sona is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Episodes of Prison Break
Sona Season 2 Episode 22: Michael races against the clock to rescue Lincoln and beat Mahone at his own end game.

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Orientacion is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Episodes of Prison Break
Orientacion Season 3 Episode 1: The season opener finds Michael Scofield in Sona, a hellish and deadly Panamanian prison where a previous riot has forced all authority out and has left the prisoners in charge of their own lives (and deaths).

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J-Cat is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Episodes of Prison Break
J-Cat Season 1 Episode 17: Warden Pope places Michael in solitary when he refuses to name names.

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Call Waiting is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Episodes of Prison Break
Call Waiting Season 3 Episode 3: Determined to speak with Sara, Michael enlists T-Bag's help to get to the only phone in Sona: Lechero's; Lincoln attempts a daring rescue; Whistler comes clean to Michael, just as Mahone is tempted to fall back on a dirty habit; and Bellick makes an enemy while attempting to get back on his feet.

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Good Fences is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Episodes of Prison Break
Good Fences Season 3 Episode 4: After his failed attempt to rescue LJ and Sara, Lincoln receives a deadly warning from The Company; Michael formulates an electrifying escape plan from Sona; Mahone is haunted by a face from the past; and T-Bag crawls up the ladder as Bellick lands in hot water with Lechero.

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Interference is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Episodes of Prison Break
Interference Season 3 Episode 5: A new inmate enters Sona, unnerving Whistler and raising Michael's suspicions.

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Scylla / Breaking & Entering P... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Episodes of Prison Break
Scylla / Breaking & Entering Part 2 Season 4 Episode 2: The drama continues in the second part of the PRISON BREAK season premiere! The gang begins their mission for the Homeland Security Agent. T-Bag is deserted during his flight to freedom.

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Under & Out is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Episodes of Prison Break
Under & Out Season 3 Episode 11: Heavy rains force Michael to move up the escape timetable and break out of Sona that evening.

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And Then There Were 7 is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Episodes of Prison Break
And Then There Were 7 Season 1 Episode 11: Michael builds a device to figure out how much time his group will have to make its escape.

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Behind the Eyes is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Episodes of Prison Break
Behind the Eyes Season 5 Episode 9: Not everybody makes it out alive.

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Safe & Sound is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Episodes of Prison Break
Safe & Sound Season 4 Episode 5: The search for the next card key holder brings Michael and Lincoln to the Treasury Department. Sucre and Bellick track T-Bag, who arouses suspicions and forms an uneasy alliance at his new job. Wyatt uses his personal touch with Gretchen.

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The Sunshine State is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Episodes of Prison Break
The Sunshine State Season 4 Episode 16: Lincoln and his new partners arrive in Miami to recover Scylla from its shocking new owner, and Sarah searches for a missing Michael who learns some surprising information about his past.

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Bluff is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Episodes of Prison Break
Bluff Season 1 Episode 18: Michael goes "Haywire" trying to reconstruct his tattoo.

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Map 1213 is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Episodes of Prison Break
Map 1213 Season 2 Episode 5: Michael and Lincoln are determined to be the first to find the location of Westmoreland’s Double K ranch in Utah.

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Scan is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Episodes of Prison Break
Scan Season 2 Episode 3: Michael and Lincoln experience car trouble as Mahone’s pursuit of them goes up in flames.

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Bad Blood is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Episodes of Prison Break
Bad Blood Season 2 Episode 17: Michael and Sara realize that Warden Pope (guest star Stacy Keach) is the key to recovering information that will bring down 'The Company'

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Allen is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Episodes of Prison Break
Allen Season 1 Episode 2: Michael tries to get a drug that will help him test positive for diabetes.

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Sweet Caroline is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Episodes of Prison Break
Sweet Caroline Season 2 Episode 19: As Kellerman prepares for an assassination, Michael is determined to confront the President and expose her secrets recorded on the audiotape.

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The Old Head is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Episodes of Prison Break
The Old Head Season 1 Episode 8: Michael tries to figure out how to tunnel into a building that houses a guards? break rooms.

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Cell Test is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Episodes of Prison Break
Cell Test Season 1 Episode 3: Michael encounters problems bringing Abruzzi and Sucre into his plan.

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Tweener is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Episodes of Prison Break
Tweener Season 1 Episode 9: T-Bag loses one slave and targets another.

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Sleight of Hand is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Episodes of Prison Break
Sleight of Hand Season 1 Episode 10: Abruzzi convinces Michael to tell Falzone where he can find Fibonacci.

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Unearthed is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Episodes of Prison Break
Unearthed Season 2 Episode 9: Michael puts the moves on Mahone's wife in hopes of digging up dirt on his pursuer.