Prison Break

Season 1 generally

Factual error: When Michael fills the tank with water (below the stock room), he then strips his clothes off, and slides down a pipe and into the water at the bottom of the tank. Since the water level was way above him, the pipe he slid down and the access to get there would have been flooded also. There was no water in the pipe he slid down, so for that area to be dry, it would have to be above the water line.

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Pilot - S1-E1

Factual error: At the start we see the outside of the bank and there is an NYC subway station. However the show is set in Chicago. (00:01:50)

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And Then There Were 7 - S1-E11

Factual error: D.B. Cooper made his escape on November 24th 1971 with 200k in $20 bills. Westmoreland shows Michael a $100 bill saying it's from the ransom. Impossible. (00:36:00)

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Cell Test - S1-E3

Factual error: Scofield has two toes cut off. However, his recovery is so quick that it's just plain stupid. He would be limping badly for at least a month.

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Sleight of Hand - S1-E10

Factual error: They have made it a point that Scofield is incarcerated in a prison in Illinois, and even gets married so he can be eligible for conjugal visits during his stay so he can pass information or items to his "wife" or she to him. In Illinois, conjugal visits aren't allowed. Only something like six states allow them, and this isn't one of them. Totally a plot hole, and since this thing was so carefully planned out, I would think he would run across this information ahead of time.

Kimberly Mason

Riots, Drills and the Devil (1) - S1-E6

Factual error: During the last several minutes when the Governor and warden are discussing the current situation and the status of the governor's daughter, a cut away shot is shown stating that it is the Capitol Building Springfield, Illinois. The Capitol building shown is in fact the Capitol of Connecticut, in Hartford CT. (00:31:40)

Sean Cayouette

Flight - S1-E22

Factual error: When they have escaped, and the dogs are barking at them as they hide in the bushes, this couldn't have happened the way the show presented it. The spot that they escaped is on the main road (Collins Street, also, it was to the left of the screen from where Joliet Jake came out in 'The Blue's Brothers) The dogs are barking at them as they hide in the bushes, and that location is on the -other- side of the Prison. There is NO way that they would be able to circle around the prison and get from one side to the other considering in the front, there are fences surrounding the main building, obstructing you from going that way. The back side of the Prison (There it a road next to a junk yard located right next to the Prison, the same road that is used to get to the 'Gate' the cons are looking at when the dogs are barking. That road would have been full of cops, since all the cops are in the parking lot. It would have been more believable if they would have went across the street to where the women's facility was, and were shown on camera looking across to the parking lot out front. (00:05:50)

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The Key - S1-E19

Factual error: This episode is set in May 2005. However the suspect is seen and referenced driving a "late 2006 Mustang". (00:10:00)

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Ogygia - S5-E1

Continuity mistake: On the tombstone in the previous episode, Michael's date of death is 11.4.2005. But in this episode, when Linc goes to the graveyard to visit Michael's grave, his date of death is 11.4.2010. It is also a different grave from the original, as the original was in South America beside the beach, and here we are led to believe it is in New York. (00:50:50)

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Trivia: S4E11: (spoiler) The Scylla alarm on the General's computer is visible on screen for a second or two. Below the flashing word 'alarm', it says it is in section AA-23. That's also the designation of the prison block where Princess Leia is being held in Star Wars. This was certainly done intentionally, but is also easy to miss.

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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?

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

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