Oz

Season 6 Episode 1

Dead Man Talking

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Aired Monday 11:00 PM Jan 05, 2003 on HBO
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Augustus wrote memoirs before he died, and McManus gives them to Said and a regretful Redding. Suzanne proposes a production of MacBeth instead of a talent show, Meehan gets the role before dying of natural causes. The Mayor goes on trial for a racially motivated double murder and racial tensions rise. Alvarez and Guerra try make peace after Alvarez. Schillinger and Stanton are released from solitary. Winthrop gets out of being a prag and into the brotherhood by killing Beecher's father.moreless

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  • In this episode, which is the final season opener, we get a visit from Augustus Hill, who was killed in the last season. Still the narrarator, we see many changes going on in the worls of Oz......moreless

    9.7
    To begin with, Kirk is still up to his old ways. He now says he is the devil, and wishes that Mukada would give him an exorcism. Mukada expresses his hatred for Kirk, around the same time the Monsignor stops by Oz unexpectedly. The Monsignor says that because Mukada has been accused of sexual harassment, he is to step down from his duties. Pancamo is finally better, and comes out in time to hear that they are not doing the drug trade any longer. Beecher's father comes by, but unfortunately is not coming back-he is stabbed in the hall on his way out by Winthrop. After Hill's death, a box is discovered with a note asking to not open it until 6 months after his death. At that time, McManus brings Said and Burr redding into his office while he reads a letter from Hill. Notes were left by Hill, and in trying to give them to Redding and Said, Redding is outraged, and leaves the room.moreless
Scott William Winters

Scott William Winters

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

Ernie Hudson

Ernie Hudson

Warden Leo Glynn (episodes 1-55)

Rita Moreno

Rita Moreno

Sister Peter Marie Reimondo (1997-2003)

J.K. Simmons

J.K. Simmons

Prisoner #92S110 Vernon Schillinger (1997-2003)

BD Wong

BD Wong

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

Lauren Velez

Lauren Velez

Dr. Gloria Nathan (1997-2003)

Malachy McCourt

Malachy McCourt

Father Meehan

Guest Star

Patti LuPone

Patti LuPone

Stella Coffo

Guest Star

Jack Davidson

Jack Davidson

Monsignor Slon

Guest Star

Blake Robbins

Blake Robbins

Dave Brass (Season 4-6)

Recurring Role

Robert Bogue

Robert Bogue

Jason Cramer (1999-2000)

Recurring Role

Evan Seinfeld

Evan Seinfeld

Hoyt

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (4)

    • Crime Flashback

      After arguing with another patron in a bar, Glen Shupe throws a dart at the back of his neck, unintentionally killing him.

    • Prisoner featured

      Glen Shupe, convicted April 22nd, 1999.
      Manslaughter. Sentence: 15 years, up for parole in 8. (prisoner # 99S117)

    • The above goof is a mistake. In "Sonata da Oz" it is revealed why the Aryans and Italians aren't fighting. Since Redding and the gangsters are in telemarketing now, Glynn has decided to give the Italians back the kitchen in return for Pancamo's promise that they won't fight the Aryans. It is also mentioned that Glynn also gave the Aryans something, but he won't say what. So, sorry, my mistake.

    • Pancamo is finally let out of the hospital infirmary after getting a staph infection when the Aryans shanked him. Schillinger promised if he got out of the hospital alive, they would kill him. Well, in all of season 6, the Italians and Aryans don't have one scuffle. Looks like the whole thing's been forgotten? C'mon!! This is supposed to be a realistic prison show! Things like this are never forgotten!

  • QUOTES (12)

    • Jericho the puppet: What you have to remember is that this is about power. You can't let them take your power away from you. Remember, Cyril, you are the centre of the universe.
      (Keller is staring at Cyril and the puppet) What the fuck are you lookin' at?

    • Kirk: Don't be angry Jaz-man. It's not your fault I didn't die, the truth is, I can't die.
      Hoyt: Bullshit! Just give me another chance.
      Kirk: Won't do any good, I can't die.
      Keller: Yeah, why's that pumpkin?
      Kirk: Because I am Satan, and Satan can never truely die.

    • Beecher's Father: Our current strategy is to focus on the credibility of the prosecution's eyewitness.
      Keller: Jerry Heaken.
      Beecher's Father: Who we've just discovered that he'd been arrested twice for dealing crack cocaine.
      Keller: How come my other motherfucking lawyer didn't know that?
      Beecher's Father: Well, like the kids say - he sucked.

    • Winthrop: Hey there, Beecher. Enjoying life in Unit J?
      Toby: Beats bobbing for apples with the Aryans.

    • Winthrop: Mail call.
      Yood: What you got for me there, Winthrop?
      Winthrop: "Newsweek" and "Field and Stream".
      Yood: Where's my "Swank"?
      Winthrop: It got a little manhandled in the mailroom.

    • (Ryan O'Reily has convinced Shupe to change his testimony to help save Cyril from the death penalty, Shupe is talking with Cyril's lawyer)
      Zelman: Do you know that you can get five more years for perjury?
      Shupe: Mr. Zelman, I'm already serving 15. I'm not afraid.

    • (Meehan is praying after lights out)
      Meehan: Amen.
      Ryan: Well, it's about time.
      Meehan: Ah, the power of prayer is a wonderful thing, Ryan.
      Ryan: You know, when I was a kid I'd bend my knees and ask God to stop dad from beating on us. God never answered his pager.
      Meehan: A prayer's more than asking for something. It centers you, gives you peace of mind. Pray with me.
      Ryan: No. I figure between you and Sister Pete and Aunt Brenda, I'm covered.
      Meehan: It would give me profound joy if some day you would join me in prayer.
      Ryan: Well, it would give me profound joy to fuck an 18 year old virgin, so save your lungs, okay father?
      Meehan: Naughty.

    • Keane: (narrating) Now the Italians got a whole another way of thinking about life after death. This Dante dude describes Hell as a series of little circles where sinners are tormented by a punishment that reflects their crime. Flatterers are buried up to their necks in shit. Lawyers wear clothes that never stop itching. Just think on it. What would be the one thing that would torture you for all of eternity? Your mother-in-law? Brittany Spears' singing? For me, it'd be a big pair of tits just hanging out of my reach. Damn!

    • Morales: I saw you and Alvarez making nice. Were you serious?
      Guerra: The truth? I don't know. I've hated his guts for so many years, now I can't even remember why. And today, I almost got my throat cut. That started me thinking. Enrique, you ever feel like you've lost your appetite for all of the bullshit?
      Morales: Yeah. When my sister died in that bus accident.
      Guerra: That's right. You were talking peace and patience back then.
      What happened?
      Morales: OZ. OZ is what happened. Fucking OZ.

    • (Officer Howell is having sex with Martinez in his cell in solitary )
      Penders: Aww, Martinez is fucking Howell.
      Alvarez: He's fucking her again?
      Stanton: He must need to make a phone call.

    • (McManus is painting a large circular attern on the gym floor)
      Murphy: Tim, what are you doing?
      McManus: Hey, come here. What do you think?
      Murphy: What are you, Picasso?
      McManus: No, it's not art. It's a maze, it's a meditative maze.
      Murphy: Oh, okay ... What's a meditative maze?
      McManus: Well, if you got a problem that you're trying to figure out, you enter the maze. And as you make your way through, you concentrate on finding the right path, which stimulates your powers of reason. And by the time you reach the end, hopefully you'll have figured the problem out.
      Murphy: Oh, yeah, I forgot. You went to that New Age seminar last weekend.

    • Augustus Hill: Let me tell you, dying is a lot harder on the living than it is on the dead. Death really only hurts those left behind.

  • NOTES (3)

    • Creator Tom Fontana wanted to cast Patti Lupone (Stella) because she's one of his favourite actresses and also his cousin.

    • Jefferson Keane, last seen as a figment of Tim's imagination in "A Game of Checkers", visits as the first of the dead narrators. Arnold Zelman, Said's lawyer a few years back, also returns to the show.

    • This episode has one of Oz's only musical montages (Jefferson singing the traditional song "Roll, Jordan, Roll" over images of Vern/Beecher/Keller in their respective cells).

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Suzanne: This year I was thinking along the lines of Shakespeare, MacBeth.

      MacBeth is one of William Shakespeare's more popular tragedies and his shortest. Based on historical accounts of the life of King MacBeth of Scotland (AD 1005-1057), the play is considered to be a cautionary tale about lust for power and betrayal of friends. The play is also considered to be "unlucky" if the name is said out loud inside the theatre, bad luck is supposed to befall the main actors, which happens to all the actors who play MacBeth in Oz.

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