Season 5, Ep 1, Aired 1/6/02
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  • Episode Description
  • Oz re-opens after the renovations. Complications leave the Solitary inmates in Gen Pop for a while. Ryan does what he does best, complicating the investigation into Keenan's murder. Beecher, Said and Schillinger agree to interaction sessions. A busload of visitors to Oz skids off the road and many are killed before seeing their loved ones.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Scott William Winters

    Prisoner #98P204 Cyril O'Reily (episodes 11, 13-56)

  • Ernie Hudson

    Warden Leo Glynn (episodes 1-55)

  • Rita Moreno

    Sister Peter Marie Reimondo (1997-2003)

  • J.K. Simmons

    Prisoner #92S110 Vernon Schillinger (1997-2003)

  • BD Wong

    Father Ray Mukada (episodes 2-46, 49-56)

  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • One of the worst of Oz.

    By alienfreaks04, Apr 30, 2007

  • Several of the inmates wives and mother drive to Oz but disaster strikes.

    By marvelfan89, Jul 24, 2009

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (29)

    • Sister Pete: Vern, remember when you came to me wanting to make sense of your life so that you could find some peace of mind, some happiness? This is the same. You'll be able to express whatever it is you're truly feeling inside. Schillinger: What I feel inside...is rage. Sister Pete: But you're smart enough to know that there's no comfort in rage. Rage feeds off the soul till there is no soul left.

    • Dr. Nathan: I'm releasing Robson and Schillinger today. McManus: Oh great. Howell: Can't you keep them in the ward longer? Dr. Nathan: No, their wounds have healed and I need the beds. Howell: Then give them a little Valium, some Prozac, anything that'll keep them calm. Dr. Nathan: Why not medicate everybody? Howell: Okay.

    • Schillinger: Can't wait to see my granddaughter. Robson: Christ, you gonna get all mushy again?

    • Murphy: Got anything else to say, Alvarez? Alvarez: Man is 80% water!

    • (Robson grabs a tray off the trolley) Robson: Hey, hey, what'd you do? Serve everybody else in this fucking prison then bring us the shit leftovers? Poet: Robson. You been in Oz all this time and now you wanna to be a food critic, huh? (Robson glares at Poet) Poet: (sarcastically) Wooo, you're scary. Wooo.

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    Notes (2)

    • clarifications Tim Brown - Armstrong [as Timothy L. Brown] ; Philip Scozzarella - Mineo [as Philip V. Scozzarella] ;

    • This episode was in memory of Harry S. Ford. Harry was a grip on the show (he worked on Ghostbusters 2 w/Ernie Hudson) and died in a June 2001 firefighting accident in Queens, NY.

    Trivia (6)

    • Crime Flashback: During a baseball game brawl, Martin Montgomery picks up a bat and brutally beats several players.

    • Prisoner featured Martin Montgomery, convicted March 16, 1999, two counts of assault in the 1st degree. Sentence: 8 years, up for parole in 5. (prisoner # 99M663)

    • This episode marks the last appearance of the great supporting character William Giles. He is never even spoken of again until the audio clips at the very end of Exuent Omnes, which is an old clip from season 2.

    • If Glynn was releasing Miguel, Giles, Omar, and Penders to "gen pop", why were they in Em City? And why did Giles vanish for the rest of the season?

    • If so many were killed in the bus crash, why was Mukada, who was sitting in the front and possibly even standing up, barely hurt?

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    Allusions (1)

    • Carrie: Hank watched that Natural Born Killers like, sixty times. Carrie is refering to the 1994 Oliver Stone movie about a young couple that embarks on a killing spree across America. The movie was partially based on the real life killings of Charles Starkweather and Caril Ann Fugate in 1957. It was also a satire on the media and it's symbiotic relationship with crime, but many people did not understand this viewpoint and comdemned it as glorifying violence. It has since become a cult favourite.

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