Prison Break: Season 2 (2006 - 2007)


Season 2
Prison Break

Critics Consensus

Prison Break's second phase branches its inaugural season's focused narrative into a series of tangents on the lam, which may lose the interest of some viewers but does maintain the series' propulsive momentum.



Critic Ratings: 14


Audience Score

User Ratings: 167
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Air date: Aug 21, 2006
Air date: Aug 28, 2006
Air date: Sep 4, 2006
Air date: Sep 11, 2006
Air date: Sep 18, 2006
Air date: Sep 25, 2006
Air date: Oct 2, 2006
Air date: Oct 23, 2006
Air date: Oct 30, 2006
Air date: Nov 6, 2006
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The second season kicks off with the eight inmates-turned-fugitives facing their first morning outside the walls of the Fox River State Penitentiary. Led by Michael Scofield (Wentworth Miller), the mastermind behind the breakout, the escapees endeavor to stay ahead of the manhunt spearheaded by FBI Agent Alexander Mahone (William Fichtner). He begins his pursuit with a press conference to seek the public's help before taking a closer look at Michael's tattoos, which hold clues about his post-escape plans. Dr. Sara Tancredi (Sarah Wayne Callies), Michael's love interest and abettor, overdoses but survives, only to become a pawn in the political conspiracy as she tries to reunite with Michael. Disgraced prison guard Brad Bellick (Wade Williams) loses his job and joins the hunt for the Fox River 8 as a bounty hunter. While Lincoln Burrows (Dominic Purcell) sticks close to his brother Michael, some of the ex-prisoners pursue their own agendas: John Abruzzi (Peter Stormare) wants to settle an old score; Fernando Sucre (Amaury Nolasco) tries to halt the wedding of his beloved Maricruz (Camille Guaty); and Benjamin Miles "C-Note" Franklin (Rockmond Dunbar) and villainous Theodore "T-Bag" Bagwell (Robert Knepper) each try to reunite with their families. However, the paths of six of the wanted men converge in Utah, where they try to recover the loot stashed by the legendary hijacker D.B. Cooper. Unfortunately for the fugitives, a shadowy government agent has ordered Agent Mahone to track down and kill the Fox River 8, and Mahone appears to be Michael's intellectual equal.


Wentworth Miller
as Michael Scofield
Dominic Purcell
as Lincoln Burrows
William Fichtner
as Alexander Mahone
Sarah Wayne Callies
as Dr. Sara Tancredi
Paul Adelstein
as Agent Kellerman
Reggie Lee
as Bill Kim
Peter Stormare
as John Abruzzi
Robin Tunney
as Veronica Donovan
Matt DeCaro
as Roy Geary
Helena Klevorn
as Dede Franklin
Silas Weir Mitchell
as Charles `Haywire' Patoshik
Callie Thorne
as Pamela Mahone
Stacy Keach
as Warden Pope
John Heard
as Gov. Frank Tancredi
Joseph Nunez
as Manche Sanchez
K.K. Dodds
as Susan Hollander
Wilbur Fitzgerald
as Bruce Bennett
Camille Guaty
as Maricruz Delgado
Anthony John Denison
as Dad/Aldo Burrows
Rachel Loera
as Theresa Delgado
Diana Scarwid
as Jeanette Owens
Korey Simeone
as Command Center Techie
Steven Chester Prince
as Detective No. 1
Holly Valance
as Nika Volek
Jeff Perry
as Terrence Steadman
DuShon Brown
as Nurse Katie Wech
Quinn Wermeling
as Zack Hollander
Mark Harelik
as Marty Gregg
Tina Holmes
as Kristine Pace
Daniel Allar
as Avocado
Kristin Lehman
as Jane Phillips
Danielle Campbell
as Gracey Hollander
Kristin Malko
as Debra Jean Belle
Joe Inscoe
as Lyle Sands
Maurice Ripke
as Petey Cordero
Kim Coates
as Richard Sullins
Ranjit Chowdhry
as Dr. Marvin Gudat
Steve Barnes
as Agent Drucker
Romy Rosemont
as Det. Kathryn Slattery
Wayne Dehart
as Vagrant
Brad Hawkins
as Tough Guy No. 2
Michelle Forbes
as Samantha Brinker
J.D. Evermore
as Kyle `Woody' Woodling
Dell Johnson
as IDOC Captain
Kevin Dunn
as Cooper Green
Lisa Lloyd
as Receptionist
Alan Ackles
as Manager
John McIntosh
as Doctor No. 2
Dylan Minnette
as Young Michael
Wilbur Firzgerald
as Bruce Bennett
Kristen Malko
as Debra Jean Belle
Max Kirsch
as Young Lincoln
David Stokey
as Junior Counsel
Christian Stolte
as C.O. Stolte
Patricia Wettig
as President Caroline Reynolds
Melissa Marsala
as Maricruz Delgado
Summer Selby
as Prosecutor
Zachary Friedman
as Cameron Mahone
Steve Shearer
as Gringo No. 1
Carol Farabee
as Patty Wallace
Jack Watkins
as Off. Grady
Paul Menzel
as Medical Examiner
Elise Ballard
as Midwestern Mom
Louis Gusemano
as Border Patrol Officer
Dari Hayes
as Det. Allen
Danielle Di Vecchio
as Sylvia Abruzzi
Jo Perkins
as Old Blind Lady
Jodie Moore
as Camping Store Proprietor
Michael Gohlke
as Young Theodore
Mike Jones
as Darius
Sonny Franks
as Harold Jenkins
Jamie Renell
as Ticket Taker
Mat Greer
as Ticket Checker
Clarice Tinsley
as News Host
Amy Levin
as Pharmacist
Jason Konopisos
as Anchor Aide
Ed Spilla
as Cop No. 1
Joel Stoffer
as Old Man Bagwell
Greg Dorchak
as Cop No. 1
Karl Anderson
as Gun Dealer
Gary Grubbs
as Sen. Phil Lemon
Grady McCardell
as Local Cop
Akai Draco
as Detention Center C.O.
M Denise Lee
as NA Counselor
Scott Edward Logan
as Car Hop/Jimmy
Arturo Byrd
as Cop No. 1
Tim De Zarn
as Salty Vet
Maria Sotolongo
as Reporter No. 1
Edgar Arreola
as Bureau Worker
Richard Zavaglia
as Mobster Thug
Brandon Smith (I)
as Warden Ed Pavelka
Conor O'Farrell
as Agent Miller
Amanda Rivas
as Attractive Woman
Jack Gould
as Old Farmer Guy
Leo Marks
as Greg Rydenour
Michael Swanner
as Motel Manager
Lawrence Zarnado
as C.O. No. 1
Brent Anderson
as Sheriff Williams
Damon Carney
as Mysterious Man
Laurie Walton
as Young Wife
Aleisha Force
as Assistant
Timothy Walter
as C.O. No. 4
Joe Nemmers
as Other Cop
Norman Bennett
as Proprietor
Naima Imani Lett
as Receptionist
Bruce DeBose
as Greg Nagel
Davíd Garza
as Faretaker
David Marriott
as Agent No. 1
Nick Roth
as Hitchhiker
Mark Oliver
as Detention Center Official
Scott Roland
as Dark Figure
Jimmy Gonzales
as Baggage Worker
Carrie Slaughter
as Triage Nurse
Rommel Sulit
as Doctor No. 1
JB Blanc
as Jerry Curtin
Ryan Rutledge
as Krance (Governor's Detail Guard)
Bryan Kent
as Clandestine Agent
Karl Makinen
as Derek Sweeney
Jason Douglas
as Highway Patrolman
Marc Pouhe
as Detention Center Classroom Instructor
Richard Rollin
as Pick-Up Truck Man
David Precopia
as N.M. State Trooper/Sgt. Humphries
Jackie Cabe
as NA Group Leader
Sylvia Rawley
as Mrs. Vasquez
Michael Nanfria
as Older Cop
Mitchell Laurence
as Tim McGilicuty
Steve Coulter
as Detective
Ron Tatar
as Gila Hotel Manager
Chris Freihofer
as Agent Montana
Paul T. Taylor
as Government Spook
Brian Smolensky
as Security Guard
Toby Metcalf
as Friend No. 1
Cora Cardona
as Sucre's Aunt
Robert Pralgo
as Agent Holdrich
Mark Nutter
as Cop No. 1
Shauna McLean
as Waitress
Steven Walters
as Gas Station Attendant
Bill Wise
as Sundown Hotel Guy
Walter Fauntleroy
as Younger Cop
Baron Jones
as Newsanchor
Dan Loggins
as Customer
Van Quattro
as Sheriff No. 1
Steve Powell
as Bartender
Rebecca Aguilar
as Anchorwoman
Emily Lopez
as Reporter
Maliek Golden
as 12-Year-Old Kid
Natalie Solis
as Fox Field Reporter
Jennifer Almaguer
as Young Hooker
Darryl Cox
as Behaviorist
Tron Kendrick
as Cop. No. 1
Eric Gosse
as Agent Hara
Stuart Greer
as Grace's Father
Molly Stroud
as Teenager
Werner Richmond
as Transport Van Driver
Natasha Curry
as Fox News Anchor
Evan Gamble
as Teenager
Kenny Alfonso
as Agent No. 1
Ruben Rojas
as Federale No. 1
Tom Eppler
as Pawn Guy
Alejandro García
as Airport Security Guard No. 2
Demi Lovato
as Danielle Curtin
Luke King
as B. Fanatic
Josh Ridgway
as Tech Guy
Melissa Cutler
as Anchorwoman
Leon Russum
as Pad Man
Yolanda Williams
as Ticket Agent
Paul Wright
as Sasha's Father
Liz Mikel
as Female C.O.
Taylor Nichols
as Dr. Erik Stammel
Noah Podell
as Boy Abruzzi
Mark Stoddard
as Trooper No. 2
Brian Hunt
as High-School Kid
J. Taylor
as Alabama Cop No. 1
Julian Guevera
as Federale No. 1
Morgana Shaw
as Ticket Agent
Dane Rhodes
as Customer
Cameron McElyea
as Gas Station Employee
Shelby Davenport
as Fed. No. 1
Marcus Mauldin
as Banks' Boy No. 1
Todd Peters
as Young Husband
Kattia Prado
as Head Nurse
James Grace
as Fed No. 2
Irene Cortez
as Mexican Maid
Allyn Carrell
as Dust Bowl Woman
LisaMarie Lamendola
as Flight Attendant
Kim Klonower
as Desk Worker
Clayton Paschal
as Baggage Claim Guy
Todd Upchurch
as IA lackey
Natalie Dickinson
as Kelli Foster
Cara Serber
as Woman/President Reynolds
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Critic Reviews for Prison Break Season 2

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (5)

More than is the case on many shows, its biggest thrills are plot based, with the writers trying to trick us as they pull the characters in and out of impossible situations. Unlike the plot twists, the acting has never been particularly distinguished.

Sep 25, 2018 | Full Review…

Now the show itself seems dizzy, as if reeling from a sudden, liberating intake of fresh air. The first two episodes are hectic, wild and disorientingly daring, with a couple of real jolts.

Sep 25, 2018 | Full Review…

Prison Break has clearly run out of creative gas. What was a darn good show in its first season has deteriorated badly in its second. The drop in quality has been so precipitous that I shudder to think what Season 3 will look like.

Sep 25, 2018 | Full Review…

A solid, tense drama.

Sep 25, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Freeing the Prison Break characters from prison also frees the show from the repetitive cat-and-mouse plots that dragged down the show in its first season.

Sep 25, 2018 | Full Review…

The show attempts to compensate for the loss of Season 1's tight structure by keeping the action rolling at full pelt and swiftly juggling storylines.

Oct 18, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Michael and Lincoln are incidental to the action, which would be an interesting narrative approach were these subplots not so silly.

Sep 25, 2018 | Full Review…

If the first season of Prison Break was a mostly enjoyable guilty pleasure, its second season has been, by turns, uninteresting, unbelievable and unwatchable.

Sep 25, 2018 | Full Review…

Prison Break has its share of comic-book histrionics, including a dastardly villain: the president of the United States. But the pursuit of the convicts promises as much drama and suspense as the first season's oft-delayed escape.

Sep 25, 2018 | Full Review…

The split story lines were initially frustrating, yet on second viewing, the Fox drama plays criminally well.

Sep 25, 2018 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Prison Break: Season 2

  • Feb 13, 2019
    On PAR with Season 1. Entertaining and Engaging.
  • Feb 04, 2017
    more suspense and cliffhanginess
  • Aug 27, 2016
    At first I laughed, a show called Prison Break that is no longer dealing with a prison break. Now they’re on the run, trying to prove their innocence. And it turned out, them on the run was exciting as hell. I loved season 2. Watching each character’s storyline play out on the outside, eluding capture, reviving family storylines, some wreaking more havoc, the delusions, the naivety, the greed. Season two was a ton of fun. Kept me glued to every episode. Well done, Prison Break, you kept the stories fresh and inviting. And we got an always awesome William Fichtner role for this season.
  • Jul 23, 2016
    It isn't a prison break anymore and more of the fugitive but it still holds your attention.

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