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Suicide by jumping
Going Under (Picture only)
Charles Patoshik also known as "Haywire" was one of the Fox River Eight who suffers from mental illness.
Patoshik has a doctorate degree in mathematics from Harvard. He won four mathematician of the year awards. He began to exhibit signs of mental illness during his intense studies. Eventually he snapped, killing both of his parents with a shotgun. He had no history of violent behavior prior to this, and offered no motive for the crime (he claimed to not remember doing it at all). He was diagnosed as having schizoaffective disorder with bipolar tendencies and was committed to the Psychiatric Ward of Fox River, where he earned the nickname "Haywire". He also has a fear of crowds. While talking to Haywire, Mahone said to him, "I know you killed your parents because they hurt you, and I know you killed that guy Yesterday because he was hurting Sasha, but what you did... It was wrong." This statement shows that Charles lived in an abusive house-hold, which could have been the main contributing factor for his mental illness.
Haywire was temporarily Michael's cellmate after Sucre requested and received a cell transfer. After Haywire expressed to Michael that he has no interest in escaping, he got in the way of Michael's plan because of his "neuroanatomic lesion affecting his reticular activating system," so he "doesn't sleep. At all." Haywire later becomes obsessed with Michael's tattoos, realizing that he is hiding something inside of them. Michael faked an assault and got Haywire a hotshot and transferred back to psychiatric ward. Several episodes later, Michael seeks Haywire's help in remembering a part of the tattoo that he had lost to the burn on his back.
Eventually Michael is forced to include Haywire in the escape after he found out about the plan. Haywire escapes with the other inmates soon after. When the other escapees tricked him into leaving their escape van by feigning loss of the keys and driving off without him, Haywire pilfered a bicycle and a football helmet from a nearby home and is last seen riding the bicycle with both arms outstretched down an empty road.
Haywire after eating ice cream and soda
After keeping a low profile during the aftermath of the escape, Haywire eventually resurfaces in a Cedar Grove, Wisconsin Dairy Queen. After gorging himself on some soda and ice cream, some teenaged employees enter, and panic once they see Haywire. He escapes to a home in the suburbs, where he meets a Billy's mother who supposedly mistakes him for her son "Billy", which supposedly ran away in order to get married to his loved one. After getting a new set of clothing, Haywire sees a picture of a windmill in the countryside. He becomes enthralled by the picture and asks the older woman where it is. She replies that it is in Holland, where she grew up. She then grasps his hand, but can tell by the feel of it (or perhaps by the lack of a wedding ring) that it's not Billy's hand. She called the local authorities to report a home intruder. Haywire quickly escaped the home without harming her, but not without stealing the portrait of the Holland countryside.
Haywire is next seen stealing a map and various other accessories from a sporting goods store. When he realizes the shopkeeper is not physically able to catch him, he runs off with the merchandise, but the shopkeeper's border collie gives chase. He is about to kill the dog, but manages to peacefully pacify it with food. Later, Haywire and the dog are at the shore of Lake Michigan, with Haywire studying a map and the painting. He tells the dog he wants to build a raft and row across the lake towards Holland, where he's planning to start a new life in a windmill.
While scrounging wood for his raft, Haywire is approached by two teenagers, Sasha and Matt, and asked to buy beer for them. Haywire agrees as long as he can buy some food for his dog, now named Larry. They agree, and say he can keep a beer for himself, but Haywire refuses, saying that his dad drank. After buying the beer, they ask what he needs the wood for, and he tells them it's for his raft, and invited them to take a look at it. While showing his map of how to get to Holland (the painting he stole earlier), he notices Sasha has bruises on her wrists. When confronted about them, she tells him her dad drinks as well.
Later in the evening, Matt drops off Sasha at her house while Haywire watches. Upon noticing Sasha's abusive father is preparing to beat her, Haywire breaks in and beats him to death.
After killing Sasha's stepfather, he runs off to his shelter of sorts. He takes off towards a grain elevator when spotted by Brad Bellick. Isolated atop the grain elevator, Haywire waits for awhile. Mahone shows up at the scene, and goes up to talk to him. After being told that he does not have to go to prison, but can't go to Holland either, Haywire becomes distraught. He jumps to his death, with no attempts from Mahone or Bellick to stop him.
Michael mentions to Mahone that he is responsible for the deaths of Abruzzi, Tweener and Haywire
When Mahone ran out of veratril inside Sona and started to hallucinate, he saw Haywire behind a clothing line, Haywire's reflection in a puddle and his reflection in a mirror. Warning him Michael is only using him and when he doesn't need him anymore, he will betray him. Haywire was right because Michael didn't think Mahone will be able to find the black felt tip pen he asked him to get him, when he managed to find one and give it to Michael, he found it abandoned in his former cell. (3x4)
Later T-Bag used Haywire's real name as an alias to enter the Cuban Church in Little Havana.
- He is the third member of the Fox River Eight to be taken down by authorities and the third member of the Fox River Eight to die.
- He along with David Apolskis is one of the 2 characters who doesn't escape from Fox River in the game.
- Patoshik along with Lincoln (who also agreed to have him in the escape plan) are the only Fox River 8 members who didn't use Cell 40 to escape from Fox River.
- However, both Lincoln and Patoshik had visited cell 40 at episode 3 and 7.
- He's the second member of the Fox River Eight to be "killed" by Mahone. Mahone did let him feeling guilty, and Mahone told him what he all and done. Patoshik then said he did want to jump and Patoshik jumped to his death, before Mahone said it would be alright.
- Patoshik along with T-Bag were already having a piece of Michael's escape plan in their hands. Patoshik was making sketches of his tattoo, which would be later a piece in his second escape. T-Bag, however did take the Allen 11121147 with him, which was a piece to the toilet in both escapes. It was both not known what Michael was doing, until T-Bag discovered it in episode 6 and Patoshik in episode 21.
- No member of the Fox River Eight saw him after the escape in season 2. He is the only character of the Fox River Eight who didn't see another member of the Fox River Eight.
- Haywire, while falling down to his death, had a peaceful smile on his face.
- In a short frame where Haywire is falling to his death, you can clearly see a stunt double if looking close enough.
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