The Old Head
Prison Break 108

Directed by: Jace Alexander
Written by: Monica Macer
Airdate : 800px-Flag of the United States.svg 24 October 2005
Airdate : 800px-Flag of the United Kingdom.svg 13 March 2006
External Recaps : IMDB

Season One Episodes :
 1. Pilot
 2. Allen
 3. Cell Test
 4. Cute Poison
 5. English, Fitz or Percy
 6. Riots, Drills and the Devil, Part 1
 7. Riots, Drills and the Devil, Part 2
 8. The Old Head
 9. Tweener
10. Sleight of Hand
11. And Then There Were 7
12. Odd Man Out
13. End of the Tunnel
14. The Rat
15. By the Skin and the Teeth
16. Brother's Keeper
17. J-Cat
18. Bluff
19. The Key
20. Tonight
21. Go
22. Flight
Episodes from Season: 123456

"The Old Head" is the eighth episode of the first season of Prison Break and the eighth episode overall. The plot features the continuation of the protagonist Michael Scofield's escape plan and reveals the identity of Caroline Reynolds.

Storyline Edit

In Fox RiverEdit

Michael finds out a storage room, fundamental to the escape because it is the only building directly over the pipes, has been converted into a break room for the guards, and the team must find a way to set it on fire so that Abruzzi can get them assigned to PI work there. They have to convince Westmoreland, who is a trustee (and thus has access to the break room freely), to help them burn it down.


LJ talking to his father.

Michael approaches him with his cat (who ran away during the riots), but he refuses to help. Meanwhile, Bellick starts an investigation into Bob's death, and upon hearing rumors that he died outside of Westmoreland's cell, he goes to question him. Westmoreland doesn't say anything, afraid of being considered a "snitch". Bellick tells him that if he doesn't get an answer before he leaves the cell, their friendship is over. Westmoreland still doesn't cooperate, and Bellick pets Marilyn, saying "...nice cat." A while later, Westmoreland returns to his cell and finds Marilyn dead on his bunk, and spots Bellick looking down on his cell from the second level.


Westmoreland preparing to burn down the break room.

The next day, when Westmoreland goes to deliver the coffee to the break room, he looks at a pack of Bellick's cigarettes and his lighter. Meanwhile, while Michael and Lincoln do PI work, a fire erupts in the break room. Michael approaches Westmoreland and thanks him, but Westmoreland responds with "I didn't do it for you." The group begins by breaking through a drain in the floor and enlarging the hole so that they can fit through it.

Veronica DonovanEdit

Veronica and Nick are nearly killed by an explosion in Veronica's apartment, and go into hiding, because Kellerman and Hale believe they were killed. LJ's mother and step-father are killed by Kellerman and Hale, and they plant evidence in LJ's house that implicate him in the murders. At the end of the episode, the mysterious woman Kellerman and Hale have been talking with throughout the previous episodes is revealed to be the Vice President, Caroline Reynolds, the sister of the man Lincoln was framed for killing.


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