"The Ames Brothers" es el octavo episodio de la primera temporada de Alcatraz. Fue emitido por primera vez el 5 de marzo de 2012 junto con Sonny Burnett. Hernan y Pinky Ames reaparecen en 2012 y reanudan una peculiar búsqueda en Alcatraz.
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Historia Editarsalón de mezclarse de Alcatraz, Herman y Pinky Ames exigen a otro prisionero que les entregue su cuchara para poder utilizarla en un intento de fuga. El prisionero se niega ya que si lo hace será enviado a el hoyo cuando revisen los utencillos al terminar el almuerzo, pero Pinky lo convence al demostrarle que eso es preferible antes de que hermano lo envíe a la enfermería. Herman y Pinky planifican su fuga, incluyendo en sus planes a Donovan, un guardia corrupto que será su cómplice. El alcalde James Warden y su comisario E.B. Tiller llegan a la capilla con el Padre Gordon. A pesar de que James cree que es su presencia la que alienta a los prisioneros a presentarse a misa, Tiller sostiene que en realidad lo hacen porque es una oportunidad de abandonar sus celdas. James le pide opinión a Pinky Ames que opine al respecto de esta disyuntiva, y este responde que él es más espiritual que religioso. Al mismo tiempo se las ingenia para extraer del bolsillo de la chaqueta de James una [[Despite James thinking that it is himself who encourages inmates to attend Sunday services, Tiller believes it is simply the chance to leave their cells. James inquires Pinky Ames about his opinion, who tells the Warden that he is more spiritual than religious. Ames manages to extract the mysterious keys from James' coat pocket, and asks Officer Donovan for a bathroom break.
Plantilla:IBoth Donovan and Ames to go the kitchens, however, and both Pinky and Herman attempt to duplicate the keys. Donovan hands them a map drawn of the dungeons of Alcatraz, and tells the brothers that they only have five minutes before shift change. Requiring more time, however, Pinky grabs an unsuspecting cook with a kitchen drill, and forces him to cut off his pinky finger, claiming it was an "accident." As Herman arrives with the completed copies of the keys, they walk out of the kitchen with Donovan, who apologises to Ray Archer due to the mess.
Plantilla:IOn Sunday, Gordon finishes his preaching, and hands over to the warden for his homily. As James gives the homily, however, Herman Ames laughs uncontrollably, finally causing a commotion after which he is arrested by Donovan. Claiming he found wine on "Gods own table," Pinky tells Herman to shut up, after which he also is arrested by Archer. As they are being led to the hole, Donovan tells Archer that he would take it from there.
Plantilla:IRay Archer tells the warden about his concerns regarding the Ames brothers. Having found pieces of filed metal in the kitchen after the brothers were duplicating the keys, Archer is concerned that they purposely wished to get sent to the hole. James decides to ask the brothers whether this was true, but finds a beaten Donovan in one of the cells instead. As Donovan claims they overpowered him and beat him up, James realises, after finding his keys in the wrong pocket, what the brothers were up to. Tiller and Archer each grab a weapon and follow the warden.
Plantilla:IIn the tunnels under the 'D' Block, the brothers follow Donovan's map and find the door, behind which they suspect there is gold. However, they find that their cloned keys do not open the padlocks. They attempt to return to the hole before they are found, but are held at gunpoint by Archer, Tiller and James. James mocks their plan, telling them they have the wrong keys, and that the brothers owe him a spoon. James then congratulates Archer on stopping an 'escape' attempt, but Archer comments that the brothers were only interested in what was behind the door. James subtly tells him to stop inquiring, and Archer stops asking questions. He then visits his brother, Tommy Madsen, in the infirmary, and tells him that he plans to find out what is happening with the blood at the Warden's residence, to which he has been invited.
Plantilla:IAt a later date, Edwin James arrives in the dungeons to have a look at his gold. As he enters, he picks up a bar and blows on it, saying, "hello ladies..."
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