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Breakout Kings

Breakout Kings

A&E 2011

Driven by the fact that there are few things more dangerous than a prisoner who has just escaped, and tired of following protocol and resorting to outdated methods of law enforcement, veteran U.S. Marshals Charlie Duchamp and Ray Zancanelli are taking an unorthodox approach to their work: using former fugitives to catch fugitives.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Breakout Kings

Breakout Kings - S2E9

#1 - Freakshow


Season 2 - Episode 9

Max Doyle was an orphan raised in the circus with an ax to grind. All his life Max has felt a lack of belonging, a feeling that was only partially assuaged by turning himself into a premiere escape artist. It's that talent that the Breakout Kings are up against as they track Max. Meanwhile, not all of the Kings are on the case, at least one stays back to follow a clue left by their nemesis Damien Fontleroy - with disastrous consequences.

The episode was rated from 132 votes.

Breakout Kings - S2E3

#2 - Double Down


Season 2 - Episode 3

Travis Muncey, actor and stool pigeon, escapes from prison. The Breakout Kings quickly find and snatch him back, only to discover that Travis is the key to capturing an even bigger fish. Things get serious when one of the team is kidnapped, and no holds are barred to make the team whole again.

The episode was rated from 126 votes.

Breakout Kings - S1E3

#3 - The Bag Man


Season 1 - Episode 3

Theodore 'T-Bag' Bagwell, a sociopath with a prosthetic hand and a mean streak to go with it, makes a bloody escape from prison and sets out on a path of vengeance.

The episode was rated from 198 votes.

Breakout Kings - S2E6

#4 - I Smell Emmy


Season 2 - Episode 6

A female prison volunteer is attacked by a rough female inmate. On the way to the court hearing that is a result of that attack, the inmate takes ill at a very precise time. The transport is forced to turn into a rest stop, where the inmate escapes. When the inmate shows up at the home of the volunteer and stabs her husband it appears tragic, until it's learned the volunteer and inmate had been working together. The Breakout Kings are in hot pursuit of this "Thelma and Louise-like" duo as they make a run for it.

The episode was rated from 136 votes.

Breakout Kings - S1E9

#5 - One for the Money


Season 1 - Episode 9

A handsome, rich, and cunning jewel thief, Andre, escapes from prison leaving all the prison guards scratching their heads and he breaks out just in time to make the biggest score of his career. It’s up to the Breakout Kings to track him down and figure out just what he’s been plotting and stop him before its too late. Meanwhile, Shea and Erica plead with Ray to allow them to have conjugal visits.

The episode was rated from 133 votes.

#6 - Cruz Control
Season 2 - Episode 4

Following a very clever breakout from the motor pool, the escapee takes off on a killing spree with reckless abandon until Lloyd realizes that, driven by his own fatal diagnosis, he is checking off a killing bucket list. He thinks of himself as an avenging angel, and it's up to the team to stop him and put an end to the violence.

The episode was rated from 128 votes.
#7 - Served Cold
Season 2 - Episode 10

The conflict between Damian Fontleroy and the Breakout Kings comes to a head when Damian abducts Ray's daughter.

The episode was rated from 96 votes.
#8 - An Unjust Death
Season 2 - Episode 1

In the second-season opener, the team hunt a merciless serial killer whom Lloyd's testimony helped convict. Meanwhile, Charlie gets offered a promotion, putting the fate of the program in jeopardy.

The episode was rated from 156 votes.
#9 - SEALd Fate
Season 2 - Episode 8

Ex-Navy SEAL Jonah Whitman makes a gruesome escape from prison. His mental health is in question and he’s considered to be armed and extremely dangerous. Rather than run, though, Jonah proceeds to exact revenge from his former employers at ALASTOR, a government contractor that sets conspiracy theorists buzzing. The Breakout Kings track Jonah and attempt to bring him in, while uncovering the truth behind his paranoia.

The episode was rated from 146 votes.
#10 - Round Two
Season 2 - Episode 2

A gang of vicious criminals escape prison via an underground tunnel. The Breakout Kings find themselves cooperating with the FBI after learning one of the gang members is actually an undercover agent. When it starts to look like the undercover agent may have been turned, the pressure is on for the Kings to hunt them down and discover the truth. All the while, the team must struggle with the loss of one of their own.

The episode was rated from 142 votes.

Last updated: may 02, 2021



Show isn't bad. I like the old skill hip hop. Week 1 was Gangstarr...week 2 was Mobb Deep.


Cancelled. Sad. :(


Great show. A real shame it got cancelled. At least it went out on a high!


It is a spinoff from "Prison Break" and it has a basic premise that is actually good as it assigns convicts to catch other escaped convicts making every episode "catch the prison breakers". There is even a guest appearance by Robert Knepper (T-Bag) in the third show of the first season that is easily the best show in the series. The cast is rounded and consist of the "usual suspects" that make the ensemble "rounded". Jason Behr has an intriguing recurring role as a crazy psychopath / serial killer bastard. Surprise death in the cast shakes up the formula a little bit when the show starts to stale. Sadly, every episode are built up the same - a criminal escapes from prison and the group has to catch him and there is some scenes with personal issues with one of the members that has to be sorted out. This make the show feel it has predictable writing for many of it's stand alone episodes. Unresolved open ending too.


I am really disappointed this was cancelled. I have enjoyed the 2 seasons it had.


Not as good as "Prison Break" but still good. "Breakout Kings" renewed for a second season: http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2011/07/06/aes-breakout-kings-renewed-for-a-second-season/97362/


I have to say it's sh!t loads better than Chase; not sure if it'll make an S2 pickup but here's hoping!


Great show.


Nice show! Leverage meets Chase. :)


Really like this serie.. Very similar to Prison Breakout and the Wire

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