Alcatraz -- Season 1
#01 "Pilot"#08 "The Ames Bros."
#02 "Ernest Cobb"#09 "Sonny Burnett"
#03 "Kit Nelson"#10 "Clarence Montgomery"
#04 "Cal Sweeney"#11 "Webb Porter"
#05 "Guy Hastings"#12 "Garrett Stillman"
#06 "Paxton Petty"#13 "Tommy Madsen"
#07 "Johnny McKee"
Season 1

January 16, 2012 - March 26, 2012
302 Vanished. 3 Must Find Them.

Season 1 of Alcatraz is the first season of the series. In addition to the pilot, 12 more episodes were ordered on March 18, 2011. [1] The pilot was filmed between January 19, 2011 [2] and February 9, 2011 [3], and was finally picked up as a series on May 11, 2011. [4] The Pilot aired on January 16, 2012, on Fox, as part of their midseason schedule. The show is shot in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Cast[edit | edit source]

Principal cast[edit | edit source]

In appearances order

Supporting cast[edit | edit source]

In appearances order (3+)

Episodes[edit | edit source]

# Image Title Airdate Writer(s) Director
101 Pilot.jpg "Pilot" January 16, 2012 Elizabeth Sarnoff,
Steven Lilien &
Bryan Wynbrandt
Danny Cannon
A murder case leads police detective Rebecca Madsen and Alcatraz expert Diego Soto to discover that Jack Sylvane, a supposedly dead Alcatraz inmate, is still alive and hasn't aged a day. With the help of government agent Emerson Hauser, they soon discover that Sylvane is only a small part of a much larger, more sinister present-day threat.
102 ErnestCobbEpisode.jpg "Ernest Cobb" January 16, 2012 Alison Balian Jack Bender
When Ernest Cobb, a sniper, begins targeting young victims, the team is forced to retrace the steps of the past in order to solve this modern day mystery.
103 KitNelsonEpisode.jpg "Kit Nelson" January 23, 2012 Jennifer Johnson Jack Bender
When child killer Kit Nelson, a terrifying kidnapper who always returns his victims home – after he’s killed them – reappears from the past, the team is in a race against time to catch the man before he kills again.


"Cal Sweeney" January 30, 2012 Robert Hull Brad Anderson
When Cal Sweeney, a bank robbing criminal, returns from the past and things go wrong in the present, Rebecca has to break him out of the hostage-filled bank before people can find out who he is.
105 GuyHastingsEpisode.jpg "Guy Hastings" February 6, 2012 Steven Lilien &
Bryan Wynbrandt
Charles Beeson
Guy Hastings, an Alcatraz guard, reappears. Although a good man, Hastings is being asked to do bad things and will come face-to-face with an old acquaintance.
106 PaxonPettyEpisode.jpg "Paxton Petty" February 13, 2012 Teleplay
Steven Lilien,
Bryan Wynbrandt &
Robert Hull
Jennifer Johnson
Paul Edwards
When the Alcatraz Task Force tracks former inmate Paxton Petty, a sick landmine bomber who has returned only to place bombs throughout populated areas of San Francisco, methods of the past are applied to the present.
107 JohnnyMcKeeEpisode.jpg "Johnny McKee" February 20, 2012 Toni Graphia Brad Turner
Madsen and Hauser hunt down Johnny McKee, a former Alcatraz inmate and vicious killer with a background in chemistry. It’s a race against time before McKee horrifically poisons more innocent victims. Meanwhile, more details emerge about Madsen’s grandfather.
108 Ames-brothers1.jpg "The Ames Bros." March 5, 2012 Robert Hull Nick Copus
Two of Alcatraz’s most violent brothers, Herman and Pinky Ames, who were notorious for nearly escaping in 1963, find something mysteriously amiss when they return to Alcatraz in the present day.
109 Burnett1.jpg "Sonny Burnett" March 5, 2012 Teleplay
Toni Graphia &
Robert Hull
Toni Graphia
Paul Edwards
Sonny Burnett, a man with an incredible dark side who became ultra-violent during his stint at Alcatraz, returns.
110 1x08 epcap.jpg "Clarence Montgomery" March 12, 2012 Leigh Dana Jackson Jack Bender
Clarence Montgomery, the only innocent man in Alcatraz, returns to present day, but is now committing crimes.
111 Webbporterepisode.jpg "Webb Porter" March 19, 2012 Steven Lilien &
Bryan Wynbrandt
Jack Bender
Rebecca, Doc, and Hauser set out to capture musically-inclined serial killer Webb Porter, an unknown ’63 that returns more violent than ever
112 Alc-stillman.jpg "Garrett Stillman" March 26, 2012 Cole Herbert &
Leigh Dana Jackson
Eagle Egilsson
Doc and Rebecca close in on Garrett Stillman, a man who may be the key to revealing the secrets behind all the returning criminals. Meanwhile, Hauser makes a discovery beneath the halls of Alcatraz that brings him ever closer to the truth.
113 Tommy Madsen episode.jpg "Tommy Madsen" March 26, 2012 Daniel Pyne &
Jennifer Johnson
Aaron Lipstadt
Revealing doors are opened and lives hang in the balance as Rebecca will stop at nothing in pursuit of Tommy Madsen, the man who killed her partner.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Fox Greenlights 12 Episodes of J.J. Abrams’ ALCATRAZ by Jason Barr - Collider (2011-03-08)
  2. J.J. Abrams Dishes on 'Alcatraz,' 'Super 8' and 'Fringe' Moving to Friday Nights by Lesley Goldberg - The Hollywood Reporter (2011-01-12)
  3. Just Wrapped on ALCATRAZ by Jorge Garcia - Further Dispatches (2011-02-09)
  4. FOX Picks Up Abrams' Alcatraz, Cancels Everything Else by Kevin Fitzpatrick - UGO (2011-05-11)
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