My name is Michael Scofield. My brother is facing the electric chair, framed for a crime he didn't commit.
What is it about this case that the Secret Service is so interested in?
The man killed the vice president's brother.
After his appeals were exhausted, I knew there was only one way to get him out.
This is the police. Put down your weapon!
Michael. I'm getting you out of here.
Not if you designed the place, it isn't.
Have you seen the blueprints?
Better than that. I've got them on me.
I've been at Fox River nearly a month now. In that time, I've assembled a group that has all the resources we need to not only break out, but to stay out.
I'm Michael, by the way. Dr. Tancr...
Tancredi like the governor?
While we dig on the inside, our lawyer searches for the truth on the outside.
I have information that will lead to the exoneration of Lincoln Burrows.
Somebody on the inside claims they can exonerate Lincoln. 1
Someone's been talking.
Anyone that's a threat is expendable.
They're ready for you, Madam Vice President.
24 hours from now, my brother is scheduled to die, but the way I see it, 24 hours from now we'll be out of the country.
It can't be done. We're not getting out of here.
Unfortunately, Pretty, that ain't an option. You are gonna get us out of here.
Unless you're gonna use your shank to take out the pipe, put it away.
I'll put it in your neck, you don't get us out of here.
Bring it down a peg, T-Bag.
Shut your mouth!
Remember, Pretty, I am serving life plus one. So if I get busted for attempted escape, 2 I'm gonna throw in a homicide, no problem. 3 That's like a parking ticket to me.
Felt sick again.
Yeah, you took your I.V.s out.
Yeah, I didn't want to throw up on the floor, so I just came to the drain. Just let me walk this off. I'll be fine.
Lincoln, there is no reason for you to be here if your I.V. isn't in.
Everything all right in here?
Why isn't he cuffed to the table?
What's he gonna do, steal a cotton ball?
Can't have him walking around, Doc. You know that.
Sh! What was that?
Put your wrist out. You gonna turn this into something? I'm not gonna say it again. Put your wrist out.
Hey, Keith, come check this out! Keith?
We got to go. Now. Give me the rope. Give me the rope now! Tie that off. Okay, I'm down.
We got to go, Michael. It's done. Let's go.
Did it break off 4 or did someone break it?
I don't know.
Here's the other half.
Hey, hey. What's up, Brad?
Heading over to Sharkey's. It's two-fer Tuesday.
Want to hoist a few?
Man, I'd love to, but my wife is cooking dinner, and I told her I'd be home.
Wuss. Anybody else?
Hey, none of the Sheetrock in front of the break room's been touched.
Ah, the P.I.'s letting it dry out.
I'm caught on something.
Come on! Come on! Come on! Come on!
Stay there. Stay down there.
Why was this door locked?
Wasn't locked, boss. The fan kept pushing it open, so we just had to wedge it closed.
You've been in here all night not doing a damn thing.
Room is still wet, boss. Nothing we could do. It's not like we were having a picnic.
Bunch of shiftless, no-good convicts. You got something to say, Scofield? Wrap it up. And all four of you, get your asses back to the block.
Get these nitwits back to the cell block.
You seem to be one light.
Right here, boss.
Oh, no. No way!
I should be halfway to seeing my family right now!
Let's go. Now! Keep it moving. Moving!
You think he knows? Lincoln.
I'm here with Henry Pope, who is the warden of Fox River Penitentiary, where Lincoln Burrows is scheduled to die by electrocution at 12:01 a.m. tomorrow. Warden Pope, can you tell me what's going to happen in the next few hours?
There are strict Department of Corrections guidelines that govern every aspect of an execution. Measures taken to make sure that the process goes as smoothly as possible.
The correctional officers will do a walk-through. We'll review the list of witnesses. The chair will be checked and re-checked to make sure there's no problem.
And Mr. Burrows himself? Have you spoken with him? What are his thoughts in these final hours?
I'd say that's between him and his God.
And maybe the governor. I understand Burrows' attorneys are going to request a stay.
I wish them the best of luck.
Does that mean you believe he's innocent? 5
It means...I believe in the process, but I don't relish the prospect of taking another man's life. Whether it's just or not, there's no joy that lies before us today.
Okay, thank you very much Warden. And we will be here with you throughout the night watching and waiting to see if Lincoln Burrows does, in fact, become only the 13th person to be executed in the State of Illinois since 1976.
Just so you got one less thing to worry about, I want you to know I ain't mad at you.
How long until...
Are his lawyers making any progress? Is there still a chance with that?
No. There's only one person who can really stop this execution.
I need to see my brother. Just to talk, for five minutes.
Yeah. Yeah, I'll try.
Um...I'm sorry. I'm told that you have to wait until final visitation.
Would you talk to your father for me? Please?
Believe me, my father knows where I stand on the death penalty, and I'm just as clear on his stance...
Sara, uh, Dr. Tancredi, I'm sorry. This isn't about the morality of the death penalty. This is... This is about killing an innocent my brother. And, surely, your father can't be in favor of that. Just talk to Lincoln's attorneys, just for an hour, and I swear to God, you'll be convinced of his innocence. 6
Michael, I would pick up the phone right now if I thought there was any chance that I could make a difference. But you have to understand. I'm the last person in the world that my father listens to. He hates what I do, he hates what I believe in. And if I'm the one asking for clemency for your brother, your brother won't get it. I'm sorry!
Look, if Terrence Steadman is still alive, Lyle, then it can't be Terrence Steadman buried in the ground.
Yeah, but a secret informant claims that Steadman is still alive?
I don't know, Nick, it all sounds pretty far-fetched.
You're his clerk, just get us on the docket.
Nick, you're asking him to commit political suicide by granting a stay of execution to Illinois' most notorious death row inmate.
Officially, all we're asking is for an exhumation order. If he grants it, he can order a stay until the tests are come in.
An exhumation order? Well that's better--digging up the vice president's brother. No way.
Lyle, Lyle, look, we took Intro to Civ Pro together, remember? We studied for the bar, day and night, in that crappy little apartment of yours, talking about how we're going to make a difference.
Nick, you filed an eleventh hour motion, and Judge Kessler's docket is full this afternoon...
Come on, Lyle, everyone knows you run that courtroom.
You can't adjust things around a bit?
The informant that was killed yesterday I was there. I know firsthand these people will do whatever they can to frame Lincoln for Steadman's murder. All we're asking is to be heard.
I'll give you 15 minutes this afternoon-that's it!
Yeah, you're welcome.
He doesn't even know what happened.
He knows you tried.
Do you think so?
He's your brother; he knows you, so yes.
I promised I would get him out of here.
You promised a lot of people, Pretty.
Enough, man, all right? This don't concern you, boy.
You don't get a man's hopes up like that, and then just...
Back up or I'll beat your skinny ass into the ground. And it wouldn't take much to do it.
All right, ladies, Rec time's over; back on the block!
You owe me a ticket out of here, Pretty. And I will collect.
I'm really am sorry about your brother.
Look, I know you were counting on this, so...7
Let me worry about my problems. I know you've got enough on your mind right now. For what it's worth, over the years, I've known......a few men who've sat on that chair, and as the day gets near, all you can really do is pray it goes quick. Once, about ten years ago, there was a man caught a few sparks, not enough to do the job. Had to wait another three weeks while they reset the whole process. It may sound crazy, but he said it was the worst three weeks of his life, 'cause it not the lightning that kills you... it's the wait. So take solace in the fact that brother's wait is over.
So if something happens to the chair, he's got three me weeks?
There's a lot of protocol in killing a man. A new death warrant, another medical clearance...
A lot can happen in three weeks.
Yo, what the grapes, yo?
What y'all talking about?
Keep it together, come on!
I'm going in.
I'll hang a sheet.
Do you have any questions about...what's going to happen tonight?
When I get to eat, where I'm supposed to walk, how it's gonna feel when they tighten the belts...Any of that gonna help come midnight?
Some feel it's best to be prepared.
He's anxious to see you. Unfortunately, we've been told that that's not possible until final visitation.
You've been through this before?
No. Just so you know, a doctor needs to be present, so, for what it's worth, I'll be there tonight.
Can I ask a favor?
When I'm gone, can you...Will you look out for my brother?
What were you doing back there?
So you like doing that, too?
Dipping the fry in a shake? Hells yeah.
Good times. Good times so what's going on out there?
Nothing, you know? Just staying out of trouble.
I meant in terms of any...office gossip you might have for me.
So check it. This one fool has been trying to cop a joint. So I'll keep ear hustling for that.
We had an agreement. You were supposed to bird-dog 8 Scofield and get back to me.
I been trying, man, I've been working the corners. Trust me. I ain't got nothing.
I seen you talking to him in the yard and the geezer.
Yeah, I talked to Scofield but he ain't told me nothing.
Then it's a hundred bucks for the burger and fries.
Boss, you know I ain't got no money.
Then you better start selling your ass. A hundred bucks by the end of this shift, or there's gonna be a bidding war to see who gets you as their new cellie. Beat it.
In the yard today, I did hear Scofield say something.
He said if something goes wrong with the chair, his brother gets three more weeks to live.
We're square. Get out of here.
How's it going in here?
Ready for liftoff.
Run a test.
Already did. The electrical contractor signed off 9 on the diagnostic this morning. We’re good to go.
Run it again.
Son of a bitch.
I don't know what could have happened.
So once they redo all the paperwork, your brother gets three more weeks.
So we got time.
Not a lot, but some.
Are we still going through the infirmary?
If I corrode that pipe again, they'll know something's up.
You got another way?
Right now, I'm just worried about getting through tonight.
Careful, there's 2,000 volts running through that thing.
I want to see my brother.
When we move you to Final Visitation.
Right after we do this.
It's your last day, Linc. I'd prefer to keep you out of cuffs as much as possible, but...I need some assurances.
You've always been straight-up with me, Stolte. You have my word.
Your Honor, from the outset, Mr. Burrows' case has been tainted by a conspiracy 10 characterized by destruction of evidence, distortion of the truth, and witness intimidation.
Again, Judge, I have to object. These are some serious accusations with absolutely no proof.
No proof? What have I been arguing for the past 20 minutes?
You got me.
Judge Kessler, Mr. Tucci might not appreciate the weight of what we've just presented, but surely you must. As Ms. Donovan stated, a top...video forensic analyst has disputed the authenticity of a surveillance tape that was the key piece of evidence in convicting Lincoln Burrows.
That's the tape that no longer exists, right?
Because your client had it destroyed.
Unless my client is a rusted water pipe in the County Records office, I'm afraid you're mistaken.
Judge, Ms. Donovan's apartment was blown up in an attempt to silence both her and me.
That was independently corroborated as a gas leak, Your Honor.
Judge, a month ago, a Secret Service agent named Paul Kellerman visited my office. I saw Kellerman last night, when he shot and killed another agent, Daniel Hale right after Hale told me that Terrence Steadman was alive and well.
Your Honor, I'm presenting to the clerk an affidavit from the Director of the Secret Service agency. It states that at no time has there ever been an agent of that organization by the name of Paul Kellerman, or Daniel Hale. In addition, there were no other witnesses to this shooting. No bullets were found, no blood, no shell casings. The only witness to this alleged murder is Veronica Donovan, Lincoln Burrows' ex-girlfriend. Now, Your Honor, I feel for Ms. Donovan.
I do. But desperation causes desperate acts. And that's what we're seeing here today, Your Honor. My client, the Vice President of the United States...
Do either of you have any evidence that is admissible? Even just tangible?
Your claims, if true, are terrifying. But anything, or anyone, that could verify your story is either gone, missing or dead.
I know time is of the essence. I'll reserve judgment for now. I'll take your arguments into consideration, 12 and I'll have a decision within a few hours.
These little bastards are the bane of my existence, I swear to God.
You get this a lot?
Yeah, they're attracted to the heat when they're cold, plus, they got ceylapsible vertebrae or some deal, so they can squeeze…
And he shorted the wire just by biting on it?
Not by chewing on the wire alone, but if the tail touches metal, it acts as a ground, and boom, fuse pops. Along with the rat.
I'll be damned.
So, can you change the fuse?
Yeah, there's another one right here in the box.
Can do it now?
Right after I notify the State and fill out the paperwork.
Now, hold up a minute, you two. Both of you. We're gonna give more time to a guy who killed the Vice President's brother? This guy's a terrorist.
Forget about losing our jobs, we could all face charges.
Only the three of us know. Real easy to keep it that way.
It's your guys' call.
How much longer?
Open on 40!
Scofield, your brother's gonna be transported to Final Visitation soon. You can meet him there. You look surprised. You knew it was scheduled today.
You were saying?
They'll be transporting you to Final Visitation in a minute.
Thanks for keeping your word, Linc.
Linc, you're gonna have to change into these.
At the moment of death, the body becomes incontinent, 11 so...
It's a diaper?
You need to wear it.
It's a good look, huh? For the electricity. Hair gets in the way or something.
I did everything I could.
I know you did. Last time I had my head shaved was when I was running with Derek. Remember Derek?
Bet me 40 bucks I wouldn't shave it. I said, make it 100.
Still owes me. Have you heard from Veronica? She's supposed to be coming.
Is there any news on the appeal?
'Cause there could still be a chance...
Stop it. Michael, please. This thing's gonna happen. I got to get my head straight. Let's just share memories, swap stories talk about the damn weather, anything but torturing myself with the idea of hope. I can't take it anymore.
You can't go, LJ.
I don't care. I have to see him.
You can't go to the prison. You'll never make it through the gate. There will be cops everywhere.
Look, you got to wait until we get all this cleared up, all right?
It's the judge's clerk. Lyle, what do you got? Yeah. Thanks, man.
They ruled against us.
I'm going to go and see him.
I'm going to stay here with LJ. You gonna be okay going alone?
Yeah, I'm going to be fine.
Tell Lincoln...you know, just, we tried. Go to the back room. Go!
You're the attorneys for Lincoln Burrows?
You letting me win, Michael?
Show me your cards.
I'm not going to show you my cards.
Show me your cards.
I’m not going to show you my cards.'
Give me your cards.
Three out of five.
How often would you make those for LJ?
Whenever I had him on weekends. Maybe the only decent thing I ever did for him.
No. You were there for him.
Not enough. I don't know how they can stomach 12 stuff before...
We lost the appeal. Your friend Sara came by, though.
Did she hear you out?
Is she going to talk to her father?
I sure as hell hope so.
It doesn't matter any more, guys. You've done more than enough for me. That's the most important thing.
I couldn't bring LJ.
I can get him on the phone, though.
What do I say?
LJ... it's your dad.
LJ. So, this is it. I want you to, uh... stick with Veronica and Nick and clear your name. You’ll be all right.
I wish I could be there, Dad.
'Cause there's something I want to tell you.
I had a dream last night. You and me were working on a house, pounding nails. And in the dream...it felt like we were older. It was so clear. The whole dream. And when I woke...I knew that today wasn't going to be the end. That we'll see each other again, Dad. I know it. I love you, Dad.
Those numbers support Burrows' claim about Terrence Steadman's pending indictment. Now, with the related murders, and then the confidential informant, I just wanted to make sure that you were fully aware of the circumstances.
I'm fully acquainted with the Burrows case, 13 Sara, but I never heard about any of this.
Well, I hadn't either until I spoke with Burrows' attorneys this afternoon. And I understand that most of this evidence is technically considered circumstantial, but I think you'll agree it's hard to ignore.
How did you get involved with all this?
These men are my patients. It's my job advocate for them.
Come on, Sara, how many of these guys say that they are innocent? 80,90 percent? I mean, it's not like you're asking me for a new bike here, kid. Being tough on crime, capital punishment--it's all part of a philosophy that I believe in. Part of a philosophy that I campaigned on, was elected for.
I have to go back to Fox River. I have to be there when they kill this man. The least you could do is review his case. And, Dad, if it helps...pretend it didn't come from me.
I've never given a damn about what people thought of me.
The last couple of days...I gotta admit, you know...Lee Harvey Oswald, John Wilkes Booth...Lincoln Burrows. I'm gonna go down in history with these freaks. Bitch of it all is I didn't do it. I didn't do it! I didn't do it.
What is it?
It's the governor.
The governor has reviewed your case fully. He's not granting clemency. 14 Let's proceed.
You did your country and your party a great service. It won't go unnoticed.
Thank you, Madame Vice President.
Thank you, Governor.
Can't go past here. Once he's in the death chamber, you'll be escorted to the viewing room.
I've loved you since the first time I saw you.
Let's go, son.
I didn't kill that man, Michael.
Swear to me.
I swear to you.
Preparation can only take you so far. After that, you got to take a few leaps of faith.
Don't give up on me.
What if something's happened to you?
You just have a little faith.
Just have a little faith.
How about every Sunday, we have our own special breakfast? Just you and me.
Give me your hand. You got to have faith, LJ.
I love you, Dad.
I came in here a man. Give me the strength to walk out of here a man.
1. exonerate vt.（常与from连用）免除（罪责）
2. busted 破产了的， 失败了的， 被降级的
3. homicide [?????????] n. 杀人， 杀人者
4. break off 突然停止; 暂停; 休息一下 折断; 绝交 离开正路 因顶头风而改变航向。break away 逃走；逃脱 break down 破坏；拆散 break in 闯入；强行进入；打断；插嘴break into 闯入；打断；插话；突然…起来 break of 除去（某人的）习性break out 逃脱；逃出break through 突破break up 分裂 结束；解散break the back of 完成主要的或最艰难的部分break the ice 打破冷场 break new ground 有新发现break wind 放屁
5. innocent adj. （常与of连用）无罪的，无辜的；清白的
6. be convinced of 确信， 承认 be convinced that 确信， 承认be fully convinced 充分相信［半信］ be half convinced 充分相信［半信］ convince sb. of 使某人承认， 使某人信服 convince oneself of 充分弄明白［清楚］
7. count on 依靠 指望；期待 (= count upon) count out 〈拳击〉宣告失败count down 倒数计时
8. bird dog <口>寻找新人才的人
9. sign off 在证书上签字让与(财产等)；广播完毕；签字发誓戒绝， 废除; 断绝; 停止；在考勤簿上签下班时间 sign in 签到 签收sign on 签约受雇，签约就聘sign over 签字移交sign up 在雇佣契约上签字 (= sign on)
10. conspiracy [???????????] n.共谋， 阴谋 take into consideration 把...考虑进去in consideration of 报答；考虑到， 由于；以作...的谢礼， 酬劳 under consideration 在考虑中，在研究中the first consideration 第一要件， 头等要事 under no consideration 不假思索， 轻率on no consideration 决不
11. incontinent [????????????] adj. 不能自制的， 无节制的， 荒淫的， [医]失禁的
12. stomach：（常与for连用）爱好；欲望stay sb.'s [the] stomach 暂时充饥， 暂时满足某人的欲望 turn sb.'s stomach 使人发呕， 令人厌恶v. 容忍
13. （与with 连用）使熟悉；使相识；介绍 【习惯用语】 be acquainted with 知道；相识 be [get] acquainted with 认识(某人); 熟悉(某事) 此词用于被动语态中， 过去分词acquainted已经失去动作意义， 相当于一个形容词。例如: “我是去年认识他的。”不能译作: I acquainted him last year. 或 I was acquainted with him last year. 第一句是语态错误， 第二句混淆了“状态”和“动作”， 只能译成: I got [became] acquainted with him last year. 或 I made his acquaintance last year.
14. clemency [?????????] n. 温和， 仁慈， 和蔼