Prison Break/By the Skin and the Teeth

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By the Skin and the Teeth
Season 1, Episode 15
Airdate March 27, 2006
Production Number 1AKJ14
Written by Nick Santora
Directed by Fred Gerber
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By the Skin and the Teeth is the fifteenth episode of the first season of Prison Break.

Starring: Dominic Purcell (Lincoln Burrows), Wentworth Miller (Michael Scofield), Robin Tunney (Veronica Donovan), Amaury Nolasco (Fernando Sucre), Marshall Allman (L.J. Burrows) (credit only), Wade Williams (Captain Brad Bellick), Paul Adelstein (Special Agent Paul Kellerman), Robert Knepper (Theodore "T-Bag" Bagwell), Rockmond Dunbar (Benjamin "C-Note" Franklin)

And: Sarah Wayne Callies (Dr. Sara Tancredi)

Guest Starring: Muse Watson (Charles Westmoreland), Michelle Forbes (Samantha Brinker), Frank Grillo (Nick Savrinn), Matt DeCaro (C.O. Roy Geary), Joseph Nunez (Manche Sanchez), Tony Denison (Man in Viewing Room), Andrew Rothenberg (Sklar), Tracy Letts (Peter Tucci)

With: Patricia Wettig (Vice President Caroline Reynolds)

And: Stacy Keach (Warden Henry Pope)

Co-Starring: Joel Hatch (Judge Kessler), DuShon Brown (Katie), Robert Breuler (Dr. Wasserman), Phillip Edward Van Lear (C.O. Patterson), Mac Brandt (C.O. Mack), Christian Stolte (C.O. Stolte), Hunter Jablonski (Young Lincoln), Antoine McKay (Yard Guard), Joshua Gibbons (Prall the Pitcher), Kevin Lingle (Young Lincoln's Dad)


Plot Overview

Lincoln and Michael's father, Aldo Burrows, reappears on Lincoln's execution day. Veronica succeeds in having Steadman's coffin exhumed to prove Lincoln's innocence. Michael risks the entire breakout as he formulates another plan that will cause him to impersonate as a guard.


Arc Advancement


Lincoln's execution is postponed for two weeks because of new evidence, giving Michael more time to reformulate his plan.




The Show

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments


  • C-Note: Your plan sucks, Snowflake.
  • Bellick: (to Sucre) Let's review... two inmates, a locked cell. One branded like a steer. Should we call Matlock on this one?
Sucre: Who's Matlock?
  • Dr. Tancredi: Did someone do this to you?
Michael: Sucre? No...
Dr. Tancredi: Who did?
Michael: This is the part where I don't answer you.