Original Air Dateâ€”17 September 2007
Michael is once again imprisoned, but now in SONA (Panama), together with T-Bag, Mahone and Bellick. The prison is solely rules by inmates, whose local prison-lord Lechero feels threatened by Scofield’s ‘fame’. Lincoln tries legal means to get Michael transferred, and gets a call from a relative. Both receive the same message, through different canals, presumably from Bill Kim’s organization.
Original Air Dateâ€”24 September 2007
After Michael gets bad news from Linc, he sets out to find a prisoner named James Whistler, who holds the key to his freedom. That’s easier said than done: James Whistler is hiding in Sona because there’s a price on his head, and Lechero is not about to help Michael find him. In addition, both Mahone and Bellick want to get to Whistler too. Meanwhile, T-Bag won’t allow a little humiliation stop him from insinuating himself into Lechero’s good graces.
Original Air Dateâ€”1 October 2007
Lincoln tries to save LJ and Sara. But he can’t. Meanwhile, Michael has a phone conversation with Sara. And Lincoln gets a call from Susan B. saying that she put something in the garage for him.
Original Air Dateâ€”8 October 2007
Aftermath of Sara’s death, Lincoln decides not to tell about it to Michael. Susan B. told Lincoln that if he does something wrong again, she’s going to send pieces from LJ to him. Meanwhile, Sucre got a job in Sona. And Sofia starts to help Linc.
Original Air Dateâ€”22 October 2007
A test with a rat proves the tower snipers are very good, so Michael figures breaking out with Whistler within 24 hours has to be at 3 PM, during a distracting soccer game. Sucre accepts $5,000 from a limousine man to smuggle a package into Sona. Linc is to arrange transport outside, but gets turned away roughly by an army patrol at two miles with Marisol in her car, then tells her Sara has already been killed, he keeps it from Michael as L.J. is his ultimate priority. New prisoner Andrew Tyge is robbed to his boxers at arrival, and warned off by Alexander Mahone after snooping around Michael and Whistler, who plan an electric signal disturbance device to distract the guard tower. Before they can make a move, a reflection from Michael’s televisor is spotted: the troops move in and find it in his cell, he admits it’s his; when the commander is about to shoot him, Whistler says it’s his for birdwatching, and proves it showing the ornithology book Linc couldn’t hold on to. Tyge identifies Whistler, who denies, as Macfaddyen, Nice 1997…
Original Air Dateâ€”5 November 2007
Tyge tells Michael he and ‘Mcfadden’ where co-employees in a Nice hotel, Mahone worries he keeps observing Whistler. Having to re-plan hastily, Michael tells Linc to drug the second guard’s coffee wherever he goes for lunch, and demands pictures of L.J. and Sara before he escapes. Malone refuses a term reduction to 8 years for testimony against the government and Burrow’s conspiracy: now he faces life. Tyge is stabbed dead, Lechero questions Menudo ‘McGrady’ and has Whistler dragged away for confession. Michael believes Mahone and Bellick’s denials; T-bag offers Michael to use a ring he stole from Sammy, his rival for Lechero’s confidence, to frame him for Tyge’s stabbing, but Michael finds the murder knife under Malone’s bed and goes denounce Alex to Lechero, only he just walks out after accepting a 4 years deal with US Justice, Lechero administers justice his way… Linc and Sofia succeed in the drugging, but Susan finds out the brothers had a different timing planned, gets no recent pictures, Linc confesses Sara’s death, Michael makes a drastic decision…
Original Air Dateâ€”5 November 2007
Alexander Mahone is assured all he has to do is tell the truth, enjoying full immunity. Michael tells Whistler their row is part of a diversion, the escape is now or never, before the guard’s coffee drug wears off. Just when the critical sun reflexion blinds the other tower guard, they must wait and hide till Sammy has passed, but get trough the cut bars. Lechero sees them climb down and back in -time ran out- but refuses to allow them to cancel their duel to the death in the courtyard, meant as a diversion fake announcement. Sofia draws a gun at Linc to prevent him turning over James Whistler to killers, he retorts that’s condemning innocent L.J. to death. Guards wake the passed-out guard, see the climbing rope and move in, the colonel shoots a random prisoner ‘for not telling’ and exposes his deal with Lechero, questioning if he’s the right man for the job. Hearing the Sona siren, Linc flees by car and lies he has the ‘escapees’ in the trunk when called by Susan, but an inside contact phones her: the roll-count was complete. Sucre stops her van by crashing into it, but even when Linc holds her at gun-point her accomplice won’t trade L.J., he releases her and gets a short extension to find out what happened. Failing a hearing, Malone now believes Justice official Richard Sullins is setting him up to confess. Michael is dragged before Lechero, but not to be punished, he’s ordered to take the fallen boss along when he and Whistler escape! Susan asks instructions from Whistler, he tells her -as Gretchen- to give the brothers four more days.
Original Air Dateâ€”12 November 2007
Lincoln tells Michael that they have four more days to rescue Whistler, but Michael is upset with his brother that used him. Gretchen has a meeting with General and they decide to use power to release Whistler in an operation called “Bang and Burn”; later she asks Whistler to kill Michael. In Sona, the guards reinforce the bars in the windows, and Michael tells Lechero that this way it will be difficult to break-out. Sammy requests more men to Lechero to keep Sona under control. Sofia receives a call from Whistler’s mysterious landlord telling that he has some “insurance papers” from her boyfriend; however, the Company intercepts the conversation. When Sofia receives the documents, she finds a passport of Whistler in the name of Gary Miller. But Gretchen arrives and takes the documents. Mahone tells Agent Lang how he killed Shales and then he addicted in pills, and asks her to get some drugs for him otherwise he will not be able to speak in the hearing. T-Bag gives a message from Lechero with the blueprint of his cell with a hidden door and an access code. Whistler is ready to stab Michael when Lechero arrives and he hides the knife. Michael asks McGrady to request his father to call Lincoln and tell him: “-Don’t come home for dinner.” Mahone fails in the hearing and is sent back to Sona. Lincoln, Sucre and Sofia are attacked by the Company’s agents and the brothers realize that something is happening, i.e., the Company does not need them anymore. When the “Bang and Burn” Operation begins, Michael catches Whistler and Gretchen fails in her intent. The command of Sona captures Michael for the attempt of breaking-out.
Original Air Dateâ€”21 January 2008
Papa is dead and Sammy presses Lechero to kill Michael; Lechero replies that he also wants Michael dead, but he does not want an uprising in Sona. Mahone receives a mail with a picture of his son. Lechero, Michael, Mahone, Whistler and T-Bag inspect the hole in the tunnel and Michael requests a saw and hammer to support the tunnel. Sammy takes the power of Sona with the pistol delivered by Augusto and other three gangsters and promises a box of bottles of rum for the inmate that kills Michael. T-Bag convinces Bellick to give the chicken foot to Sammy promising him to join the escape team; when he discovers that there is no acetone, he unsuccessfully tries to call-off the fight. Meanwhile Lincoln and Sofia visits Osberto and buys a bomb; Sucre plants the bomb under the seat of Gretchen’s car but she unravels that she found Maricruz tracking the US$ 25,000.00 check she gave to him. Sammy leaves the fighting with Bellick to chase Michael, who is locked behind the door in the tunnel with Mahone. Sammy beats Whistler, who was left behind, trying to get the combination of the door. Michael removes a wedge from the hole and the tunnel collapses over Sammy, burying him, while Lechero and Mahone kill the three other gangsters. Sofia finds a wallet hidden in Whistler’s bag.
Original Air Dateâ€”4 February 2008
Michael concludes that they are behind schedule and they have twenty-four hours to dig a tunnel. However, when it begins to rain, he tells them that they must change the plans and break-out during the night since the tunnel will collapse. McGrady asks Michael to go with him, but he is in doubt whether he should escape with criminals like Lechero, T-Bag, Bellick and the mysterious Whistler. Michael believes he is paying for his sins in Sona. Later he confesses that he is tired of causes and consequences and invites McGrady to join the break-out team. Gretchen delivers the bomb planted in her car to Sucre. Sofia is kidnapped by Gretchen’s men and she tortures her to get the coordinates from Whistler. Bellick tries to plot a betrayal with Mahone, but he refuses. Michael calls the costumer service of the emergency generator’s manufacturer and discovers that they have just thirty seconds lag to reach the fence in the darkness. T-Bag overhears the conversation between Michael and Whistler when he tells that surviving is not giving-up. Sucre sabotages the jeeps but he is detained since there are issues in the records of Jorge Rivera. Whistler gives only half coordinates for the safety of Sofia, LJ, Michael and Lincoln. Lincoln hijacks a bus and crashes it against Sona’s transformer initiating the blackout. Lechero, T-Bag and Bellick betray the rest of fugitives telling that they will be the first to leave.
Original Air Dateâ€”11 February 2008
When Lechero, T-Bag and Bellick run to the fence, they are captured by the guards. However, this was the real plan of Michael that waits with Whistler, Mahone and McGrady the exact moment to leave the hideout. When Bellick shows the tunnel, the quartet breaks-out Sona, meeting with Lincoln on the beach, where Whistler notes that he lost the book with the coordinates. They use breathing apparatuses and swim underwater to a buoy, waiting for Sucre. However their fellow is cuffed to a file drawer in Sona. But McGrady’s father finds the boat 312 moored in the marina and he rescues the escapees. McGrady follows with his father, while the car of Lincoln and the fugitives is chased by Gretchen’s men. However they find the GPS in Whistler’s watch and they lure the gangsters in a shootout later. When Sucre is released in Sona, T-Bag sees him and discloses his identity to the guards. Meanwhile, Mahone says goodbye and Whistler escapes from Michael and Lincoln, leaving them with nothing for a negotiation with Gretchen.
Original Air Dateâ€”18 February 2008
Michael and Lincoln chase Whistler (who calls Gretchen) in the warehouse. However the brothers capture him and Michael schedules the exchange meeting in the public space Plaza de Francia. Gretchen invites him to join The Company, and he changes the spot to the lobby of the Museum of Antiques. Meanwhile, McGrady’s truck is stopped for inspection in a police barrier and the policemen sees that the cargo is fertilizer; however, McGrady is hidden in a hideout in the cabin. Then his father drives to Acandi, Colombia, where he is welcomed by his family and friends with a party. T-Bag apparently protects Lechero and lures him telling that they may buy their freedom for US$ 50,000.00. When Lechero calls his prostitute to bring the money, he finds that this is actually T-Bag’s plan to escape and the traitor kills him. Sucre is beaten and forced to dig his grave; he does not give any information about Michael, is buried alive and then brought to Sona, where he sees T-Bag. When Gretchen arrives at the museum, she finds that there is metal detector on the entrance. She leaves the armed agents at the exits to kill Michael and Lincoln. They trade LJ per Whistler, and Sofia asks Whistler for the coordinates; they discover that there is no coordinates. Sofia leaves Whistler while Michael breaks a window and the security alarm sounds, and they walk together to the exit. There is a shootout, Sofia is wounded and LJ stays with her. Michael has the chance to kill Gretchen, but he hesitates and she escapes. T-Bag gets part of Lechero’s money, makes a speech to the inmates telling that they are all equal and distributes the money. LJ gives Sara’s origami to Michael and tells him that Sofia has something that belongs to Whistler in her apartment; he goes there with Lincoln, finds a file of Jason Lief and he splits and say goodbye to Lincoln telling that he must chase Gretchen. Meanwhile, Whistler meets Mahone in a bar and together with Gretchen, they leave the place as a team.