Prison Break (2005–2017)
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The Prisoner's Dilemma 

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Michael must make a difficult choice when he feels he has run out of options.


Guy Ferland


Paul Scheuring (created by) (as Paul T. Scheuring), Michael Horowitz


Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dominic Purcell ... Lincoln 'Linc' Burrows
Wentworth Miller ... Michael Scofield
Paul Adelstein ... Paul Kellerman
Rockmond Dunbar ... Benjamin Miles 'C-Note' Franklin
Robert Knepper ... Theodore 'T-Bag' Bagwell
Mark Feuerstein ... Jacob Anton Ness
Inbar Lavi ... Sheba
Augustus Prew ... David 'Whip' Martin
Numan Acar ... Abu Ramal
Marina Benedict ... A&W
Steve Mouzakis ... Van Gogh
Bobby Naderi ... Mustapha
T.J. Ramini ... Cross
Kunal Sharma ... Sid
Faran Tahir ... Jamil




Michael, Whip and Ja make their last attempt to break from Ogygia, but must make a deal with the devil to do so. Lincoln races against the clock to help with the escape, as T-Bag meets with Kellerman to gather more info on Michael's resurrection. Written by sarah_l91

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The prisoner's dilemma is a standard example of a game analyzed in game theory that shows why two completely "rational" individuals might not cooperate, even if it appears that it is in their best interests to do so. It was originally framed by Merrill Flood and Melvin Dresher working at RAND in 1950. Albert W. Tucker formalized the game with prison sentence rewards and named it, "prisoner's dilemma" (Poundstone, 1992), presenting it as follows:

Two members of a criminal gang are arrested and imprisoned. Each prisoner is in solitary confinement with no means of communicating with the other. The prosecutors lack sufficient evidence to convict the pair on the principal charge. They hope to get both sentenced to a year in prison on a lesser charge. Simultaneously, the prosecutors offer each prisoner a bargain. Each prisoner is given the opportunity either to: betray the other by testifying that the other committed the crime, or to cooperate with the other by remaining silent. The offer is: If A and B each betray the other, each of them serves 2 years in prison If A betrays B but B remains silent, A will be set free and B will serve 3 years in prison (and vice versa) If A and B both remain silent, both of them will only serve 1 year in prison (on the lesser charge) See more »


Abu Ramal: The escape artist is nervous.
Michael Scofield: You should be, too, Those artillery strikes, they don't discriminate.
Abu Ramal: The difference is I have faith. Allah will deliver me. What do you have?
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Oh My God .. !!
26 April 2017 | by medoheemaSee all my reviews

after last two episodes i was afraid that the season is going down , but after watching this episode i can say that i was wrong .

this episode is really great one just like the great ones of season 1 at the old series , i swear you will enjoy watching it .

it's full of surprises and many exciting things . can't wait to see the next one .

rate 9.5/10

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25 April 2017 (USA) See more »

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