Watchworthy

The Best Episodes of Prison Break 

Ranker TV
Updated March 14, 2018 1.2k votes 361 voters 3k views 88 items

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.

Data-driven recommendations based on voting from over 40 million monthly visits to Ranker. Try the free app
list ordered by
1
Go is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Episodes of Prison Break
Season 1 Episode 21: Michael, Lincoln and the other inmates make a break for it.
2
Riots, Drills and the De... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Episodes of Prison Break
Season 1 Episode 6: Michael's ploy to buy some work time by prompting a cellblock lockdown leads to a full-scale riot.
3
Riots, Drills and the De... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Episodes of Prison Break
Season 1 Episode 7: During the prison riot Michael rescues Sara as the assassin tries to kill Lincoln.
4
Manhunt is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Episodes of Prison Break
Season 2 Episode 1: Eight hours after their escape from Fox River…
5
Flight is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Episodes of Prison Break
Season 1 Episode 22: The inmates take flight outside the prison walls, risking life and limb to evade capture.
6
Killing Your Number is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Episodes of Prison Break
Season 4 Episode 22: Not everyone gets a happy ending. Download part 2 now!
7
Behind the Eyes is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Episodes of Prison Break
Season 5 Episode 9: Not everybody makes it out alive.
8
Progeny is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Episodes of Prison Break
Season 5 Episode 8: Plans go awry.
9
The Prisoner's Dilemma ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Episodes of Prison Break
Season 5 Episode 4: Lincoln faces his biggest challenge yet.
10
Wine-Dark Sea is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Episodes of Prison Break
Season 5 Episode 7: Michael and Lincoln enlist Sucre's help.
11
Tonight is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Episodes of Prison Break
Season 1 Episode 20: Westmoreland uses Bellick to plug a hole in the escape plan.
12
Selfless is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Episodes of Prison Break
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.
13
Cowboys & Indians is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Episodes of Prison Break
Season 4 Episode 20: Michael is forced to make a difficult decision.
14
Rate of Exchange is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Episodes of Prison Break
Season 4 Episode 21: Not everyone gets a happy ending. Download part 1 now!
15
Contingency is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Episodes of Prison Break
Season 5 Episode 5: Truths are revealed.
16
Phaecia is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Episodes of Prison Break
Season 5 Episode 6: New escape plans bring new problems.
17
English, Fitz or Percy ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Episodes of Prison Break
Season 1 Episode 5: Michael stalls his transfer and tests the first part of his escape plan.
18
End of the Tunnel is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Episodes of Prison Break
Season 1 Episode 13: As Lincoln's execution nears, Michael puts the escape plan in motion.
19
First Down is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Episodes of Prison Break
Season 2 Episode 4: Bellick shacks up with Michael, Lincoln and Nika in hopes of discovering Westmoreland’s hidden $5 million.
20
Greatness Achieved is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Episodes of Prison Break
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.
21
The Killing Box is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Episodes of Prison Break
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.
22
The Rat is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Episodes of Prison Break
Season 1 Episode 14: Michael tries, and fails, to delay Lincoln's execution by tampering with the electric chair.
23
Pilot is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Episodes of Prison Break
Season 1 Episode 1: A man gets himself sent to prison so he can plan an escape for his brother.
24
The Sunshine State is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Episodes of Prison Break
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.
25
Versus is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Episodes of Prison Break
Season 4 Episode 18: Michael and Lincoln square-off as Christina sets her plan in motion, Sarah learns some surprising news and T-Bag causes a scene.