“My name is Michael Scofield, and I am a fugitive. Three weeks ago, I was in a Panamanian prison. While I was there, I was approached by The Company. The Company is a corrupt organization involved in all levels of industry and government. They gave me two options: break out one of their men, James Whistler, out of that prison, or else they would kill the only woman I had ever loved, Dr. Sara Tancredi. I held up my end of the deal, and I broke Whistler out. But The Company…they killed Sara anyway.
I don’t know why The Company wanted James Whistler out of prison, but I tracked him here to Los Angeles. He’s with another Company agent I know only as Gretchen. The same agent who murdered Sara. This ends today. I came seeking the justice I know now the system cannot provide.
So, if you’re reading this letter, you’ll know I died avenging Sara’s death.”
“Well, if you’re watching this, I’m glad. Because it means you’re safe. And that’s all I ever wanted. I wish I could be there with you, but as you probably know now, I wouldn’t have had much time anyway. So, I made my choice, and I don’t regret it. Anyway, not too long from now, there’s gonna be another little Scofield running around, and Linc, I want you to promise me, no matter what, they’re gonna grow up knowing their uncle is never far away. And Sara, I want you to promise me that you’re gonna keep an eye on Linc. As you may have noticed, he has a tendency to get in trouble. You know, we spend so much of our lives not saying the things we want to say - the things we should say. We speak in code, and we send little messages - origami. So now - plainly, simply - I wanna say that I love you both. Very much. And I want you to promise me that you’re gonna tell my child…that you’re gonna tell my child how much they’re loved. Every day. And remind them how lucky they are to be free. Because we are. We’re free now. Finally. We’re free.”
Michael Scofield - Beginning to Ending of Season 4
10.8.1974 - 11.4.2005
Husband, Father, Brother, Uncle, Friend