Prison Break: Season 4 (2008 - 2009)


Season 4
Prison Break

Critics Consensus

Prison Break's (first) series finale will bring closure to the diehard fans, but the season's ludicrous, plot-breaking twists betray the feeling that this saga should have ended a jailbreak or two before.



Critic Ratings: 10


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User Ratings: 202

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Air date: Sep 1, 2008

In L.A., Michael's looking to even the score with Gretchen for Sara's death while Gretchen, Whistler and Mahone go about Company business. And in Panama, Sona has burned to the ground, with T-Bag, Billick and Sucre unaccounted for. Meanwhile, Lincoln, LJ and Sofia are settling in as a family.

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Air date: Sep 1, 2008

Michael, Linc, Sara, Mahone, Bellick and Sucre begin their search for Scylla, the Company's "little black book." It's a needle in a haystack, or is it? And a hacker (James Liao) Don Self has recruited could be useful. Meanwhile, Wyatt (Cress Williams) doesn't believe the government's story that the five men are in prison; and T-Bag makes his way through the Arizona desert, Whistler's bird book in hand, bound for L.A. He's looking for Michael, too.

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Air date: Sep 8, 2008

Michael and his crew have one day to find the other five cardholders or they'll go back to prison. But Mahone is obsessed with seeking vengeance, and Michael and Linc fear that he's losing focus. Meanwhile, Wyatt (Cress Williams) has Bruce Bennett in his custody, and is using a truth serum to find the crew's whereabouts; and T-Bag finds the gateway to his new identity and his future.

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Air date: Sep 15, 2008

The crew tracks another card down to the Turkish consulate in Los Angeles, but the cardholder isn't the consul. Meanwhile, Wyatt arrives in L.A. with information about Sara he had extracted from Bennett; Michael and Linc happen upon T-Bag by chance; and Bruce Bennett is found dead.

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Air date: Sep 22, 2008

Don Self tracks down another card to a safe in a heavily guarded Los Angeles federal office building while Mahone gets a few leads in his efforts to track down Wyatt, who chases Sara and tortures Gretchen. Meanwhile, Sucre and Bellick try to track down T-Bag, who makes another discovery about the bird book as he quickly raises suspicions at GATE.

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Air date: Sep 29, 2008

After successfully transcribing the fourth card at an L.A. racetrack, Mahone is arrested -- with the transcribing device on him -- for being in a restricted area (and for punching a cop). Meanwhile, the Company hones in on Don Self; T-Bag's boss at GATE finds more "irregularities" in his sales reports; and Gretchen surfaces at her sister's tidy suburban home.

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Air date: Oct 6, 2008

While Linc, Sara, Sucre and Roland track down the fifth card in Las Vegas, Michael and Bellick are unavoidably detained in L.A. by a gun-wielding T-Bag, who needs Michael to decipher the bird book. T-Bag, as it happens, is doing the bidding of Gretchen, who made him an offer he couldn't refuse. Meanwhile, Wyatt shows up at Don Self's home; and Sara learns something disturbing about Michael.

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Air date: Oct 20, 2008

While Pad Man lays out the Company's next gambit to his underlings, Lincoln reaches into his past for a way to gain access to the final card, which is in Pad Man's possession, and Michael and Self have a meeting with their colleague-to-be: Gretchen. Meanwhile, Roland seethes at the treatment he has gotten from the gang since he lost the transcribing device in Las Vegas.

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Air date: Nov 3, 2008

While Michael, Linc, Bellick and Sucre navigate the GATE basement looking for a way to break into Company headquarters, a police detective upstairs questions T-Bag about Andrew Blauner's disappearance. Meanwhile, Gretchen has a meeting with Pad Man; Wyatt has a proposal for Sara (which Self records) and Mahone waits for his turn with the Company hit man.

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Air date: Nov 10, 2008

Gretchen gives Michael the rest of the bird book, but he suffers another seizure after deciphering it, so the others must carry out his two-pronged plan: one leading back to the basement, the other to an architect named David Allen Baker (Keith Szarabajka). Meanwhile, Pad Man goes forward with his plan to move Scylla, and Self is told by an influential senator that the deal Homeland Security made with the gang is "off the table."

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Tv Season Info

The fourth season opens with Michael Scofield in LA, looking to even the score with Gretchen for Sara's death while Gretchen, Whistler and Mahone go about Company business. And in Panama, Sona has burned to the ground, with T-Bag, Billick and Sucre unaccounted for. Meanwhile, Lincoln, LJ and Sofia are settling in as a family.


Wentworth Miller
as Michael Scofield
Dominic Purcell
as Lincoln Burrows
William Fichtner
as Alexander Mahone
Sarah Wayne Callies
as Dr. Sara Tancredi
Jodi Lyn O'Keefe
as Susan B./Gretchen Morgan
Shannon Lucio
as Tishanne
Stacy Haiduk
as Lisa Tabak
Ted King
as Downey
Raphael Sbarge
as Ralph Becker
Michael Bryan French
as Gregory White
Chris Vance
as Whistler/Gary Miller
Ron Yuan
as Feng Yuan
Steve Tom
as Tuxhorn
Dameon Clarke
as Andrew Blauner
Jude Ciccolella
as Howard Scuderi
Michael O'Neill
as Herb Stanton
Paul Adelstein
as Paul Kellerman
Shaun Duke
as Griffen Oren
Robin Tunney
as Veronica Donovan
Muse Watson
as Westmoreland/D.B. Cooper
Anthony Azizi
as Naveen Banerjee
Callie Thorne
as Pam Mahone
Peter Stormare
as John Abruzzi
Ivar Brogger
as Vincent Sandinsky
Wilbur Fitzgerald
as Bruce Bennett
Titus Welliver
as The Representative
William Mapother
as Agent Franco
Jason A. Davis
as Mark Wheeler
Reno Wilson
as Agent Wright
Mark Pellegrino
as Patrick Vikan
Troy Ruptash
as Jasper Potts
Stacy Keach
as Warden Pope
Tom Choi
as Driver
Silas Weir Mitchell
as Charles `Haywire' Patoshik
John Heard
as Gov. Frank Tancredi
Michael McGrady
as Capt. Hutchinson
Patricia Wettig
as Vice President Caroline Reynolds
Frank Grillo
as Nick Savrinn
David Parker
as Trucker
Marshall Manesh
as Nandu Banerjee
John Getz
as Dr. Roger Knowlton
Michelle Forbes
as Samantha Brinker
Joseph Nunez
as Manche Sanchez
Ian Bohen
as Darrin Hooks
Robert Wisdom
as Lechero/Norman St. John
David Clennon
as Sen. Conrad Dallow
Mark Chaet
as Bank Manager
Amy Chaffee
as Marjorie Swift
Crystal Allen
as Tia Hayden
Jane Yamamoto
as Reporter
Wilbur Firzgerald
as Bruce Bennett
Keith Szarabajka
as David Allen Baker
Big Leroy Mobley
as Hotel Security Guard
Jesse D. Goins
as Hotel Manager
Jennifer Hetrick
as Elaine Baker
Kiran Rao (II)
as Embassy Guard
Crystal Mantecon
as Sister Mary Frances
Wayne Lopez
as Embassy Guard
Kirk B.R. Woller
as Richard Sooter
Derek Ray
as Sunglasses/Ted
Michael Wiseman
as Det. Conor Mara
Marlon John
as Lt. Rice
Monti Sharp
as Phil Stroger
Jennifer Kern
as Allison Hale
Rachel Loera
as Theresa (Maricruz's Sister)
Stacy Hall
as Solo Uni
Frank Maharajh
as Embassy Guard
Adam Pilver
as Talking Head
Mike Foy
as Cashier
Andrew Borba
as Dr. Peter Chaffin
Darin Heames
as Shep (Roland Winston Shepard)
Van Trinh
as Guest List Woman
Charles Emmett
as Casino Detective
Carolyn Wickwire
as Bellick's Mon
Bill Stevenson
as Office Worker
Julie Berzon
as Blonde Woman
Deb Hiett
as Oren's Secretary
Preston James Hillier
as National Guardsman
Anthony Armatrading
as Solomon Okella
Bill Doyle
as Lt. Bernitz
John Rosenfeld
as Jason Lief
Bruno Gioiello
as Miami Cop
Darryl Alan Reed
as Attendant (Charlie)
Cheryl Bricker
as Mrs. Edison
Eric A. Payne
as Agent No. 1
Matthew Jones
as Federal Agent
Dominic Pace
as Soldier
Mark Berry
as Detective
Geoffrey Rivas
as Sgt. Salinas
Michelle Marsh
as Constituent
Thomas Lumberg Jr.
as Agent No. 2
Clint Jung
as Shan Xing
Maria Serrao
as Newsanchor
Brian Poth
as Brian Anderson
Beau Dremann
as Chicago Cop
Nathan Castaneda
as Sancho (Inmate at Sona)
William R. Charlton
as Sam Middleton
Ryan Gesell
as Public Defender
Ingrid Sanai Buron
as Office Worker
Sky Soleil
as Colorado Cop
S.E. Perry
as Bailiff
Zan Trinh
as Young Woman
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News & Interviews for Prison Break: Season 4

Critic Reviews for Prison Break Season 4

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (2)

It bears no resemblance to the show I started watching four years ago. But it was amusing (if not always intentionally), and the fans who stuck it out all the way through will get plenty of closure.

Sep 25, 2018 | Full Review…

Fans who preferred the show's more subtle nuances may find events folding together a little too neatly, but on the whole the finale serves the characters well.

Sep 25, 2018 | Full Review…

The closing story became too convoluted with twists, turns and the reappearance of old characters.

Sep 25, 2018 | Full Review…

It's all so much treading water, solely to get to some sort of grand finale that makes sense, as if anything could.

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

It's another rollercoaster ride for these memorable characters, and season four gives you the chance to say goodbye to some very compelling personalities.

Sep 25, 2018 | Rating: 8.1/10 | Full Review…

Somewhat staggeringly, this horse had one last race left in its creaking legs and saved it for the feature length-finale. Prison Break bowed out in fine style, wrapping up the tale of two brothers and leaving a lump in the throat.

Sep 25, 2018 | Full Review…

Basically, the series -- which could have stayed cute, quirky and loveable -- slowly sinks and drowns under the weight of its own shoddy and convoluted plotting.

Sep 25, 2018 | Full Review…

There is an intensity behind the series that makes it difficult to stop watching. And, with this being the final season, the story is wrapped up somewhat nicely in the end.

Sep 25, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

A tech with attitude -- always good to have one. It's especially good when the mission is as preposterous as this one.

Mar 23, 2018 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

Sadly the rest of the show just went off the rails in a variety of ways.

Apr 3, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Prison Break: Season 4

  • Jun 06, 2020
    I thought it was great from an entertainment standpoint. I do feel they made it unnecessarily long though. After about 12 episodes, I thought it could have been ended and the series was made longer for the sake of making it longer. I also feel this season would have been a good ending point, but we shall see how Season 5 and the movie is.
  • May 22, 2020
    Certainly not as good as seasons 1 and 2, but it was good nonetheless.
  • May 20, 2020
    Although without jailbreak but to be fair, I still think this is the TV series worth watching as it will have you guessing what will happened until you finished the series. Still very happy with what I am getting thus far - I am on the last episode of the season during this review.
  • May 05, 2020
    Still fun but our group of heroes being the first choice for the job kinda felt unbelievable. Too many twists and turns and it feels like the Protagonists are just pieces in a game of chess rather than being the ones taking action and rebelling the company.
  • Apr 24, 2020
    too many episodes... but still good.
  • Apr 17, 2020
    This season is my favourite so far! Love the twist and turns
  • Feb 18, 2020
    It went full over the top and it became silly. Didnt like it.
  • Nov 19, 2019
    Currently watching this Season and it's pretty clear that the writers and directors gave up around this face. Michaels constant resting bitch face is beyond irritating. Lincoln is an oaf who proves that ignorance is indeed bliss. Plotholes absolutely everywhere in this Season.
  • May 17, 2018
    This season became progressively worse especially when they decided to bring the brothers’ long deceased mother back to life which I believe was a last ditch effort to drag the story.
  • Aug 29, 2016
    WHA???? Very shocking ending to the series. So anyways, the two best seasons of Prison Break are when they’re not in prison at all. Season four was very good (not as good as two though), with more twists than you can count on all fingers of the Fox River escapees, even if you include T Bag’s missing five. It was definitely an action packed season, as the episode count doubled that of previous seasons. That being said, that was also its biggest flaw. It was TOO much, TOO long, TOO repetitive. I mean, honestly, who remembers the black assassin Terminator-like dude from the early part of the season? He made for a great villain, but is taken out of the picture with like a dozen episodes left, maybe more. The back-and-forth between the Company and the “Others” (so as not to spoil it) wasn’t done well either. But the action made up for it all, as season four sees a hell of a lot of it. A good conclusion to a rather good series. That ending, WHOA…

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