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Boxed In 

After the helicopter fails to break out Whistler, Sona's new commander, General Zavala, decides to make Michael talk by putting him into a sun-exposed isolation hot-box. He promises to help... See full summary »


Craig Ross Jr. (as Craig Ross)


Paul Scheuring (created by) (as Paul T. Scheuring), Karyn Usher




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dominic Purcell ... Lincoln 'Linc' Burrows
Wentworth Miller ... Michael Scofield
Amaury Nolasco ... Fernando Sucre
Wade Williams ... Brad Bellick
Robert Knepper ... Theodore 'T-Bag' Bagwell
Chris Vance ... James Whistler
Robert Wisdom ... Norman 'Lechero' St. John
Danay Garcia ... Sofia Lugo
Jodi Lyn O'Keefe ... Susan B. Anthony
William Fichtner ... Alexander 'Alex' Mahone
Barbara Eve Harris ... FBI Agent Felicia Lang
Laurence Mason ... Sammy
Carlo Alban ... Luis 'McGrady' Gallego
F.J. Rio ... Augusto
Reynaldo Gallegos ... Cristobel (as Rey Gallegos)


After the helicopter fails to break out Whistler, Sona's new commander, General Zavala, decides to make Michael talk by putting him into a sun-exposed isolation hot-box. He promises to help in exchange for the truth, verifies the L.J. situation and is told it's about Whistler. Whistler, realizing the tunnel is a no-go without engineer Scofield, denies knowledge blatantly to Zavala and is threatened with torture, until he admits to collaborating with Michael, who convinces him to give up Susan/Gretchen's name. Meanwhile Lincoln, is given a short meet up with L.J. as motivation. Mahone is back in Sona, desperate without his drug. T-Bag and his allies are mainly concerned with Lechero's expected succession and another bare-knuckle fight, won by Bellick. Gretchen recruits Sucre as a double spy (or triple for Linc); then General Zavala arrests and tortures her. Only Whistler's admission makes her admit L.J.'s kidnapping and leads them there, but she manages to kill the General and escape. ... Written by KGF Vissers

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14 January 2008 (USA) See more »

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When Linc and Sofia exit the hospital, blood splatter can be seen on the right side of Sofia's shirt. After Susan tells Sofia to go home mere minutes later, the blood splatter is shown on the left of Sofia's shirt. See more »


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Composed by Ramin Djawadi
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Time to Make a Move
13 November 2008 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

Sona's Commander General Zavala takes Michel and locks him in a "hot-box" in solitary confinement to be punished by law or by Panama's sun. Meanwhile Agent Lang brings Mahone back to Sona and gives an amulet to him that belonged to her father. Michael decides to tell the truth to General Zavala and he brings Whistler, who is submitted to torture and gives the name of Gretchen Morgan. Meanwhile Lincoln is blindfolded by Gretchen and has one minute of conversation with LJ. T-Bag proposes Mahone to kill Sammy; in return he would supply drugs for free for him. Bellick is challenged by Papa for a fight and he uses acetone to defeat his opponent. Gretchen is arrested and tortured by General Zavala and she gives the location of LJ. However she reverts the situation and kills Zavala. Augusto gives a pistol to Sammy and tells him that it is time to make a move.

"Boxed In" is another good but flawed episode of the Third Season. How could an experienced general travel with a dangerous prisoner in a hostage situation escorted by only one man? This situation is amazingly ridiculous. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Tentativa Frustrada" ("Frustrated Attempt")

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