Mahone is assured all he has to do is tell the truth, enjoying full immunity. Michael tells Whistler their row is part of a diversion, the escape is now or never, before the drug in the guard's coffee wears off. Just when the critical sun reflection blinds the other tower guard, they must wait and hide till Sammy has passed, but get through the cut bars. They climb down, but the glare disappears so they must climb back up as there is not enough time to escape. They get back in time and out to the courtyard, but Lechero refuses to allow them to cancel their duel to the death in the courtyard, which had been intended as a fake diversion. Sofia draws a gun on Lincoln to prevent him from turning Whistler over to killers. He retorts that's condemning an innocent L.J. to death. Guards wake the passed-out Captain Hurtado, see the climbing rope and storm into the prison.
The Colonel shoots Papo, one of Lechero's crew, 'for not telling' and exposes his deal with Lechero, questioning if he's the right man for the job. Hearing the Sona siren, Linc flees by car and when Susan calls, he lies, telling her he has the 'escapees' in the trunk, but Pike, another company operative phones her: the roll-count was complete. Sucre stops her van by crashing into it, but even when Linc holds her at gun-point her accomplice won't trade L.J. He releases her and gets a short extension to find out what happened. Failing a hearing, Malone now believes Justice official Richard Sullins is setting him up to confess. Michael is dragged before Lechero, but not to be punished, he's ordered to take the fallen boss along when he and Whistler escape. Susan asks instructions from Whistler, he tells her - as Gretchen - to give the brothers four more days.