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More TV Math: ''Prison Break''

By RD Heldenfels Published: August 7, 2006

The first season of ''Prison Break'' comes out on DVD tomorrow, and the second season starts on Aug. 21. Maybe somewhere in there is an explanation of when the show is supposed to take place.


In the last episode of the first season, Patricia Wettig's character is sworn in as president of the United States -- specifically as the 46th president.


George W. Bush is the 43rd. The president as ''Prison Break'' begins is 45th -- since Wettig is 46th -- so there's at least one more president in between. That could mean a lot of years. Even if the ''Prison Break'' universe has seen a series of presidential disasters, we're at least a couple of years in the future.


And I'm wondering who that 44th president is. Dick Cheney? David Palmer?

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