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TV Episodes The Best Episodes of Prison Break  

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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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Riots, Drills and the Devil is listed (or ranked) 1 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.

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Riots, Drills and the Devil Pa... is listed (or ranked) 2 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.

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Go is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Episodes of Prison Break
Season 1 Episode 21: Michael, Lincoln and the other inmates make a break for it.

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End of the Tunnel is listed (or ranked) 4 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.

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Tonight is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Episodes of Prison Break
Season 1 Episode 20: Westmoreland uses Bellick to plug a hole in the escape plan.

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English, Fitz or Percy is listed (or ranked) 6 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.

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Manhunt is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Episodes of Prison Break
Season 2 Episode 1: Eight hours after their escape from Fox River…

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Flight is listed (or ranked) 8 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.

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Pilot is listed (or ranked) 9 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.

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

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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.

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Cute Poison is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Episodes of Prison Break
Season 1 Episode 4: Michael obtains some caustic chemicals to use in his escape plan.

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First Down is listed (or ranked) 14 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.

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The Rat is listed (or ranked) 15 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.

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

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The Killing Box is listed (or ranked) 17 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.

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John Doe is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Episodes of Prison Break
Season 2 Episode 14: Michael, Lincoln and Kellerman face several roadblocks as they attempt to capture a protected Terrance Steadman.

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The Art of the Deal is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Episodes of Prison Break
Season 3 Episode 13: Michael & Lincoln must handover Whistler to Susan so they can save LJ and Sofia’s lives;.

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Hell or High Water is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Episodes of Prison Break
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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Sona is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Episodes of Prison Break
Season 2 Episode 22: Michael races against the clock to rescue Lincoln and beat Mahone at his own end game.

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Odd Man Out is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Episodes of Prison Break
Season 1 Episode 12: Tensions mount after Lincoln warns Michael that someone in the group will have to remain behind.

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Orientacion is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Episodes of Prison Break
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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Buried is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Episodes of Prison Break
Season 2 Episode 7: Lincoln is determined to reunite with LJ, who is suspicious of his good fortune in Arizona.

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Good Fences is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Episodes of Prison Break
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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The Prisoner's Dilemma is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Episodes of Prison Break
Season 5 Episode 4: Lincoln faces his biggest challenge yet.

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Safe & Sound is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Episodes of Prison Break
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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Bluff is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Episodes of Prison Break
Season 1 Episode 18: Michael goes "Haywire" trying to reconstruct his tattoo.

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Greatness Achieved is listed (or ranked) 29 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.

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Allen is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Episodes of Prison Break
Season 1 Episode 2: Michael tries to get a drug that will help him test positive for diabetes.

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The Old Head is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Episodes of Prison Break
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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Progeny is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Episodes of Prison Break
Season 5 Episode 8: Plans go awry.

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Fin Del Camino is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Episodes of Prison Break
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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Scylla / Breaking & Entering P... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Episodes of Prison Break
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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Wash is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Episodes of Prison Break
Season 2 Episode 18: Lincoln, Michael and Sara find the evidence they need to expose the conspiracy.

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Quiet Riot is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Episodes of Prison Break
Season 4 Episode 11: Michael races against time and his ailing health to break into the Company headquarters to steal Scylla, but the break-in's success lies with Sucre. Gretchen dresses up for a meeting with the General and one final attempt to get the last card key. T-Bag must make a decision to leave his criminal ways for good.

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Under & Out is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Episodes of Prison Break
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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Behind the Eyes is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Episodes of Prison Break
Season 5 Episode 9: Not everybody makes it out alive.

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Call Waiting is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Episodes of Prison Break
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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The Sunshine State is listed (or ranked) 40 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.

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Interference is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Episodes of Prison Break
Season 3 Episode 5: A new inmate enters Sona, unnerving Whistler and raising Michael's suspicions.

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

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Map 1213 is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Episodes of Prison Break
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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J-Cat is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Episodes of Prison Break
Season 1 Episode 17: Warden Pope places Michael in solitary when he refuses to name names.

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And Then There Were 7 is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Episodes of Prison Break
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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Bad Blood is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Episodes of Prison Break
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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Sweet Caroline is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Episodes of Prison Break
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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Chicago is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Episodes of Prison Break
Season 2 Episode 16: Michael and Sarah become more than "strangers on a train" en route to confront the President.

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Cell Test is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Episodes of Prison Break
Season 1 Episode 3: Michael encounters problems bringing Abruzzi and Sucre into his plan.

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Ogygia is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Episodes of Prison Break
Season 5 Episode 1: The fate of Michael Scofield is unknown.