Prison Break

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Question: What's the time frame of the show?

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Question: I don't understand how Michael and Lincoln have different last names when they are brothers with the same parents, why aren't they both Burrows or both Scofield?

Chosen answer: Michael took his mother's maiden name after his father deserted them.

SexyIrishLeprechaun

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Question: Westmoreland says his cat is 'grandfather', what does that mean exactly?

Chosen answer: He means that is is covered by a "grandfather clause", where someone in charge lets you have an exeption to the rules, using an older rule instead. In Westmoreland's case, he had had a cat before they were disallowed in prisons, and so the warden makes an exeption in his case. See also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grandfather_clause.

Twotall

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Question: Link is on Death Row for one murder, why aren't T-bag and John Abruzzi also on death row? Fair enough Link was set up by higher powers to ensure his execution but wouldn't dangerous people like T-bag and Abruzzi, convicted murderers, also be on death row? T-bag especially, since he raped and murdered children.

Chosen answer: T-Bag and Abruzzi's cases are not fully discussed in the show so its impossible to state why they weren't on death row as well. The most likely answers is there was not enough evidence on both to convict on Murder One charges or they took plea bargains that would likely have taken the death penalty off the table. If I remember correctly I think there is a work up on the charges of the characters in the show on the official Prison Break website. I don't know if it explains your question but I believe it has the list of convictions against them.

Lummie

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Question: I'm confused with season 4, Bruce Bennett seems to be a good guy and bailed out Michael and Linc and brought them to Sarah, yet in season 1 he tried to have Sarah murdered, am I wrong about that?

Chosen answer: I think you are referring to the scene where Sara calls Bruce from the payphone and immediately there's an attempt to kill Sara. It is completely plausible that The Company had been tracking Bruce's cell phone (he was very close to Frank Tancredi).

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