Season 6 Episode 5

4 Giveness

Aired Monday 11:00 PM Feb 02, 2003 on HBO



  • Trivia

    • Crime Flashback:

      After getting high, Reginald Rawls and a friend ambush a Chinese food delivery man, hit him over the head with a cement block, and then rob him.

      Lemuel Idzik shoots Said dead in the visitor's area.

    • Prisoners featured

      Reginald Rawls, convicted January 10, 2001. Aggravated Assault. Sentence: 12 years, up for parole in 4. (prisoner # 01R394)

      Lemuel Idzik, convicted February 2, 2003. Murder in the 2nd Degree. Sentence: Life imprisonment without the possibility of parole. (prisoner # 03I462)

    • If you were involved with the murder of an important figure, like...I don't know...THE MAYOR, would you discuss the planning of that murder over a prison phone which can easily be tapped? If you would, would you do this 3 seconds after the person who just questioned you left the room, therefore assuming that he has the power of superspeed and is no longer in earshot?

    • The will of Allah must have had a hand in creating the cover photo for Said's book, because I have no other idea as to why Beecher and Vern would be posing together after the ugly history between them, or for that matter why Ryan and Vern would be shoulder-to-shoulder after Vern raped Ryan's brother and Ryan helped egg Vern's son Andrew into turning against him, or why exactly the prisoners would be in a group photo anyway. You would think that the show could have just put a big black cover with the words OZ instead of reusing a cast photo from a 1999 Entertainment Weekly profile.

  • Quotes

    • Hill: A man stands in a cemetery, reading a letter he wrote forgiving his long dead father. The mother of a girl killed by a drunk driver is racked with fantasies of retaliation. Your boyfriend begs you for one more chance. You say to your mirror you're done hating yourself. But you know you're not. Maybe instead of forgive and forget, it should be forgive and remember. Remember that you might have to wake up tomorrow and forgive all over again. And again, and again, the way your heart keeps beating like a drum. Forgive. I can't. You can. Forgive. Forgive. I can't. You can. Forgive.

    • Ryan: You know, Burr, that Neema, he's a pompous piece of shit, man. I say
      it's time he learned who's boss around here.
      Redding: You want him dead, O'Reily?
      Ryan: I wouldn't weep if he was.
      Redding: If you really want to do Neema some harm, tie him to your mother's crime.
      Ryan: What do you mean?
      Redding: You're a clever boy. You figure that one out.

    • Beecher: Same old story. I got fucked in the ass.

    • Dr Nathan: You're good at this, Tobias.
      Beecher: You ain't seen nothing yet.

    • Rosa: Do I look like a fucking boy scout?
      Stella: Scout? No. Boy? Yes.

    • (meeting Norma's baby for the first time)
      Busmalis: The fresh smell of baby skin, in Oz of all places. Can I touch her?
      Norma: Of course.
      Busmalis: Can I keep her?

    • Murphy: Listen, I've betrayed your trust. If you don't see me getting it back, maybe I should just transfer out of Em City.
      McManus: What?
      Murphy: Maybe I should just quit altogether.
      McManus: No. Jesus! Jesus stop being so fucking remorseful!
      Murphy: What, you don't want me to be remorseful?
      McManus: No! ... Yes! ... We're going to dinner tonight. You're paying.

    • McManus: You're sorry? I bring you into Oz because we've known each other since sixth grade, because you're the one person in my entire life that I can trust with my life, if necessary. But then, see, I find out I can't trust you, that you're just another thick-headed, red-neck slug who uses his badge as a weapon.
      Murphy: You're right, you're absolutely right.
      McManus: Don't you fuckin' agree with me! I'm telling you to fuck off!

    • Howell: So, you happy? Brass gets his ass handed to him, we lose a week's vacation, all for what, Enrique fucking Morales?
      Murphy: For the truth, Howell, for justice.
      Howell: Justice? Justice my pink ass!

    • Glynn: And finally, the Correctional Officers Association is holding their annual awards dinner and banquet here later this month.
      Howell: How come we always have to host these fucking things.
      Glynn: That attitude, Claire, is why you probably won't be taking home a trophy again this year.

    • Schillinger: So explain, why the fuck did you kill him? Some Israeli Palestine thing?
      Idzik: Water ... cold water.
      Schillinger: Huh?
      Idzik: You put cold water in a...let's say a teapot, turn the stove on, the water gets hot, right? At some point it gets as hot as it will ever be, blistering. Meanwhile, the stove is off, the water starts to cool, until it is eventually cold. That's the way things work in the universe. Cold ... hot ... cold.
      Schillinger: (nodding slowly) You should have pleaded insanity.

    • Schillinger: The brotherhood is grateful for what you did to Said. Them Muslim bastards start to hassle you, you just let me know, we'll take care of them.
      Idzik: I am a Jew.
      Schillinger: (slightly taken aback) A Jew? (recovers) Well, I've always said there's some good use for you people.

    • Alvarez: Yo, I'm as bugged out as you. I mean, I know you guys spent a lot of time with Cutler. Did he ever mention anything about me?
      Robson: Yeah. In his sleep at night he'd whisper your name.

    • (Busmalis sees Norma and the baby in the visitor's area)
      Norma: (to the baby) Can you say, 'who's there'?
      Busmalis: It might be a while before she can say, 'Agamemmnon Busmalis'.

    • Gloria: Jesus and Jaz - who knew they had so much in common?

  • Notes

    • The guest narrators this week are Hank and Andrew Schillinger, Vern's scuzzy and short-lived sons.

    • This episode features flashbacks not seen before on the show, including Cutler peeing on Robson's shoes and the floor right after Robson mopped up, and Morales being dragged from Glynn's office to solitary as Brass looked on in great pleasure.

    • Crime Flashback:

      After getting high, Reginald Rawls and a friend ambush a Chinese food delivery man, hit him over the head with a cement block, and then rob him.

      Lemuel Idzik shoots Said dead in the visitor's area.

  • Allusions

    • Father Mukada:"And being in fear, he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat became like great drops of blood which fell upon the ground." Luke 22:44, the
      agony of Christ in Gethsemane.

      Father Mukada likens Hoyt's bleeding to what happened to Christ when he was in the Garden of Gethsemene where he was betrayed by Judas and arrested.

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