Escape from Oz

Season 2, Ep 8, Aired 8/31/98
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  • Episode Description
  • Karl Metzger replaces Wittlesey as Em City's supervisor. Alvarez attacks a CO. Gov Devlin wants to pardon a prisoner.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Ernie Hudson

    Warden Leo Glynn

  • Rita Moreno

    Sister Peter Marie Reimondo

  • J.K. Simmons

    Vernon Schillinger

  • BD Wong

    Father Ray Mukada

  • Lauren Velez

    Dr. Gloria Nathan

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Season Two Finale

    By SerialKeller07, Apr 29, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (13)

    • (The prisoners of Em City talk about Beecher. Various discussions) Coushaine: Broke both his arms and his legs! Hoyt: Hey, what's he do if he gets an itch? Pancamo: He looked like a fucking pretzel. Rebadow: That's because he was in love with Keller. Busmalis: Love hurts. Said: Schillinger did this. Ryan: Fucking Schillinger did this, man.

    • (Last lines for Season 2) Hill: (narrating) Yeah. Everybody wants to escape from Oz. 'Course truth is, there is no escape. I mean, let's say you manage to sneak out. Then you gotta run and keep running. The life of running away ain't no life at all. Better to stay put, face reality, deal with what you got and make the best of it. Yeah, the measure of a man is not where he lives, but how. How he makes the best of it. Make the best of it. Later.

    • Mukada: Sometimes 'shit' is the only word that fits.

    • Devlin: The celebration of Ramadan is at the center of Islamic worship. Therefore, I am pleased, in the grand tradition of this holy time, to bestow clemency on a prisoner. Kareem Said has been an outspoken critic of our administration but political differences aside, he has been an outstanding member of the prison population. Even after suffering a heart attack last year, he's continued to work with prisoners of every race and color, especially the young, to instruct them, to guide them to better lives. So, I hereby grant Kareem Said a full pardon and I wish him well in his new life. Said: Finally we meet, face to face. Reporter: Mr. Said, how do you feel? Said: How do I feel? I feel joyless. My brothers remain behind, imprisoned, suppressed. I don't just mean my Muslim brothers. I mean every single man that will sleep here tonight, that was cut off from everything that he loves, cut off from his own self. You know, as the word went around that the Governor was gonna give somebody clemency, I saw a rift develop as each inmate wished himself to be the chosen one. The longing to be free became as palpable as the food that we eat. But it is a meal that I am being served right now and I am Muslim and Allah does not allow me to swallow certain things. Allah does not allow me to take scraps from the hand of a man such as this, a man who is corrupt and immoral, a man who denigrates the gift of clemency just as he violates the principles of justice, a man that gave the order that caused the deaths of eight people. And so, Governor Devlin, because even the cost of freedom can be too high, I REFUSE YOUR PARDON!

    • Keller: I been out of the hole two days, I haven't spoken more than ten words to Beecher. Schillinger: Yeah, I've seen him. He's a fucking mess. He is on the ledge. Keller: I say it's about time we pushed him off.

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    Notes (2)

    • Jarra says that he's been sent to warn Adebisi that if he (Adebisi) does not give up the lifestyle of drugs and violence, he will die. This could be seen as foreshadowing for the end of "You Bet Your Life".

    • Instead of the usual 55 to 60 minutes, this episode ran 68. The final scene confused many fans when season 3 rolled around, since Hill had obviously not left. Most agreed the scene was to be taken as a metaphor for the season ending, and not literally.

    Trivia (5)

    • When Dr. Nathan is searching for a blood match for Officer Rivera, they state he is type AB- and the only match is another AB-. This is incorrect. While AB- is the rarest type, it is "The universal recipient" and can accept any blood type that is Rh- ; meaning A-,B-,O- or AB-, so about half the population could successfully donate.

    • Crime Flashbacks: Mark Mack defaces a grave and kills the black caretaker. Kip-Kemy Jarra refuses to let paramedics help a girl he's attempting to treat spiritually. Ryan and Cyril show up at a mob funeral, Ryan gets intimate in the bathroom with a former girlfriend. Trying to fight their way out of the room, Cyril gets hit over the head with a table, giving him permanent brain damage.

    • Prisoners featured: Mark Mack, convicted June 1st 1996, murder in the second degree, vandalism, hate crimes. Sentence: 70 years, up for parole in 40. (prisoner # 96M542) Kipekemie Jara, convicted August 1st 1998, criminally negligent homicide. Sentence: 20 years, up for parole in 8. (prisoner # 98J604)

    • The four Muslim prisoners in Oz are listed as: 97F444, Kareem Said. 97A822, Zahir Arif. 89B267, Nasim Bismilla. 85A245, Sanjay Afsana. This number differs from the original prisoner number given for Kareem Said, which was stated in the episode The Routine to be 97S444.

    • Jonathan Coushaine, a great supporting character, completely vanished without explanation after this episode.

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