Prison Break: Season 3 (2007 - 2008)


Season 3
Prison Break

Critics Consensus

Prison Break's third season relocates the drama back behind bars, but the series feels like it's just retreading old ground with a series of new contrivances in tow.

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Critic Ratings: 12

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User Ratings: 226

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Air date: Sep 17, 2007

As Season 3 begins, Michael, Mahone, T-Bag and Bellick are all in Sona, a notorious Panamanian prison. The worst of the worst are there, a U.S. diplomat tells Linc. The good news is that Linc has been exonerated, and Michael is to be transferred to a "more moderate" prison before his trial. But first Michael must deal with the prison's ringleader (Robert Wisdom). And the Company's interested in him, too. Meanwhile, Sara's missing.

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Air date: Sep 24, 2007

After Michael gets bad news from Linc, he sets out to find a prisoner named Whistler (Chris Vance), who holds the key to his freedom. That's easier said than done: 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.

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Air date: Oct 1, 2007

Someone slides an envelope containing a photo of Sara and LJ under the door of Linc's hotel room. It might contain clues to their whereabouts. The Company Operative (Jodi Lyn O'Keefe) in Panama City might help, too, but Linc must persuade her it's in her best interest to do so. And at Sona, Michael gets to know Whistler; Lechero begins to lose confidence in his ability to shape events; and Mahone, who is in increasing need of his medications, meets the lawyer who'll defend him.

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Air date: Oct 8, 2007

After failing to rescue LJ and Sara, Linc receives an ominous warning from the Company; Michael plans an electrifying escape from Sona; a face from the past haunts Mahone; T-Bag crawls up the ladder while Bellick lands in hot water with Lechero.

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Air date: Oct 22, 2007

A new inmate enters Sona, unnerving Whistler and raising Michael's suspicions; Linc plans an ocean getaway with Sofia as Susan moves up the escape timetable; T-Bag makes a friend; and Sucre makes a deal with a devil.

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Air date: Nov 5, 2007

When an inmate is found murdered, Whistler becomes the prime suspect and Michael must prove his innocence in order to save his life. Michael also demands evidence from Susan that Sara is alive, or he won't help Whistler escape. Meanwhile, Linc and Sofia monitor the guards' morning rituals; and Mahone receives an offer that could get him out of Sona.

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Air date: Nov 5, 2007

As Linc, Sofia and Sucre arrive at the rendezvous point, each with a personal agenda, Michael uses his grief and anger as a cover for the escape plan. Meanwhile, Lang and Sullins transport Mahone to Panama City for his court date, at which they tell him that he'll have to disclose everything he knows about the Company.

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Air date: Nov 12, 2007

The Company has given Linc four days to get Whistler out of Sona, but Susan B. decides to act on her own, bypassing Michael, who finds a new ally in Sona. Meanwhile, Lechero faces a challenge from Sammy; Linc and Sucre try again to rescue LJ; Sofia learns some new things about Whistler; and Mahone, still strung out, testifies.

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Air date: Jan 14, 2008

Michael finds himself in solitary confinement and must talk his way out. His interlocutor: Sona's new commanding officer. Meanwhile, Susan B. finds a way to keep Linc motivated; Lang has a parting gift for Mahone; Sucre makes another delivery to Sona and Susan B. makes him an offer; T-Bag makes Whistler an offer and Sofia confronts him; Bellick's refusal to mop up a mess puts him in a very messy situation; and a mysterious American woman travels to Panama to see Michael.

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Air date: Jan 21, 2008

Michael heads back to shore up the escape tunnel, and T-Bag enlists Bellick to display his gladiatorial skills once again as the battle between Lechero and Sammy for control of Sona comes to a head. Meanwhile, in Panama City, Linc does a computer search on "Gary Miller," and Sucre has two meetings with Susan B.

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The third series finds Michael Scofield back in prison with disgraced FBI Agent Alexander Mahone, ex-prison guard Brad Bellick and villainous Theodore "T-Bag" Bagwell. But Panamanian prison Sona is no Fox River---the inmates run the ruthless penitentiary on the inside while armed guards beyond the fence stand ready to shoot any would-be escapees. At the top of the prison pecking order is murderous drug lord Lechero, who tells the new inmates that disputes are resolved via the gift of a chicken foot, which signals an inmate's desire to fight another to the death. Lechero immediately distrusts Michael for fear that his celebrity status as an escape artist may threaten his rule.

Critic Reviews for Prison Break Season 3

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (5)

Of course, prison breaking is 99 percent scheming and one percent breaking. And another 98 percent brooding. Which all made this episode a lot like watching a hockey game. With no puck.

Sep 25, 2018 | Full Review…

The show appears to have lost none of its kinetic energy. So sit back, give in, and be very thankful that you're not watching this in a Central American prison.

Sep 25, 2018 | Full Review…

So let's be honest -- who isn't a little bit relieved? I for one, as a fan of Prison Break, began to see Monday nights as a burden.

Sep 25, 2018 | Full Review…

Pretty stupid. But it's just stupid enough to keep watching -- at least for now. The scenery chewing in Prison Break is generally entertaining, and the acting is actually good.

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

By this point the plot has dipped from daft to downright hilarious and while there's still fun to be had, any semblance of story has long since flown the coop.

Oct 18, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

With so much going against it, this shortened third season of Prison Break could have been disastrous. But instead, the writers managed to not only salvage the season, but tell a tightly woven, compelling and action-packed story.

Sep 25, 2018 | Rating: 8.5/10 | Full Review…

Prison Break is still pulling in its audience and delivering the satisfying character twists that have become the show's trademark. When operating at its peak, this is still an addictive weekly crowd-pleaser.

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

Equivalent to a tire being stuck in the mud.

Sep 25, 2018 | Full Review…

They are on their way to recapture the beauty of season one.

Sep 25, 2018 | Full Review…

Here I am, watching and reviewing Season Three, loving every overheated, ludicrous moment of it... But now that I'm sitting down to write about it, I'm forced to think about it, somewhat critically, and everything starts to fall apart.

Sep 25, 2018 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

The new season is diiirrrty. And personally, I'm digging it. I mean, who doesn't love to see the prettiest man in television (like I have to name him, but I will: Wentworth Miller) all grunged up and hot and sweaty and ready to stick a shiv in someone?

Sep 25, 2018 | Full Review…

We've had enough shots of Michael Schofield brooding and/or sulking. It might have worked over the first two seasons, but it has become too tiresome now.

Sep 25, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Prison Break: Season 3

  • May 28, 2020
    Another solid season in my opinion. I generally don't like it when shows are extended, but this is an exception. Not saying we needed this season. I just don't mind it. One thing I wished was more time out of the prison. Feel like we got enough of that in the first season.
  • May 22, 2020
    Certainly not as good as seasons 1 and 2, but it was good nonetheless.
  • May 20, 2020
    Do not really enjoyed the beginning but started to get if after few episode. It's not that good as previous but still worth the time if you asked me.
  • May 05, 2020
    It wasn´t as good as the previous seasons but William Fichtner and Wentworth Miller carried the season with great acting and character development.
  • Apr 24, 2020
    Great in the way that could be.
  • Apr 17, 2020
    Loved this season, action-packed to the brim
  • Apr 17, 2020
    This season was very different from the first two seasons but I really enjoyed it. We saw Michael in the first time not having a true plan and just trying to figure things out as they went along.
  • Feb 18, 2020
    It was fine. Its just putting them back in prison. Unneccassary but entertaining.
  • Dec 26, 2019
    They are back in more badass prison, the brutal gangs thrilling story short season makes it more entertaining.
  • Sep 19, 2019
    Not as good as the first two but still a great series

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