Oz

Season 4 Episode 15

Even the Score

3
Aired Monday 11:00 PM Feb 18, 2001 on HBO
8.9
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Episode Summary

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Omar is sent to re-hab and starts a fight. Said's rage grows, and he beats Robson to a pulp. Beecher's parole date nears as he meets with his victim's family. Morales wants to hedge his bets by having Brass's achilles tendon cut. Connolly has a plan to blow up Emerald City.moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Tensions escalate between the Aryans and the Muslims, coming to a head; Game two of the basketball tournament takes place.

    8.5
    Not a bad episode at all. Said's plotline is a significant and surprising one indeed. Schillinger's story changes a bit too, and Hughes gets himself in even more trouble. My main critique is how totally lame it was when some modern radio white hip hop song soundtracked the basketball scene. It's out of character for this show to have soundtrack songs. Overall a good episode, and it's interesting to see Method Man on the set (who would later go on to do a good job on The Wire, too). As usual with OZ you can't go wrong, even when it's over-the-top goofy. Highly recomended.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)

Bill Boggs

Bill Boggs

Himself

Guest Star

Alex Webb

Alex Webb

Dave Rockwell

Guest Star

Carlos Leon

Carlos Leon

Carlos Martinez

Guest Star

Zeljko Ivanek

Zeljko Ivanek

Governor James Devlin

Recurring Role

Blake Robbins

Blake Robbins

Dave Brass (Season 4-6)/Officer Dave Brass

Recurring Role

Robert Bogue

Robert Bogue

Jason Cramer (1999-2000)

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • When Giles is first shown into his new cell in protective custody, the camera pans around his new and very small room. When the camera angle changes to face Giles, the design of the room is entirely changed.

    • Prisoner featured

      Carmen Guerra, AKA Chico, convicted June 4, 1996. Murder in the first
      degree. Sentence: 53 years, up for parole in 17. (prisoner # 96G522)

  • QUOTES (26)

    • White: All the bulls*** aside. I want -- I want to own my own mind.
      McManus: I don't know why I think I can help you, but I'm not giving up on you, Omar. You understand? I'm not giving up.
      White: Thank you.

    • O'Reily: 2 gallons of bleach.
      Connelly: Good.
      O'Reily: All your whites are clean so, uh, you going to tell me now why you need this stuff so bad?

    • O'Reily: Hey, did you, um, did you give anymore thought to what we talked about?
      Nathan: Any thought? Your little proposition had me sleepless for three nights.

    • Cloutier: First you had Samuel Gougon beaten, now Padraig Connelly. Both against my wishes.
      Kirk: I am doing the Lord's work in the best way I know how.

    • (Yood pushes Howell down the stairs)
      Yood: Maybe I got lucky and she's dead. (whispers softly) Help....help.

    • O'Reily: Things are pretty quiet in Unit J these days, huh?
      Yood: Well with Basil dead, Hughes in Solitary, it's just me and her highness.
      O'Reily: You don't like Howell?
      Yood: It's like being shackled to the bride of Frankenstein.

    • O'Reily: You know what, Howell? You're one sick fucking bitch.

    • Howell: Here's the deal. I'll tell the warden not to send Cyril away if you tell Cyril he should let me fuck him.
      O'Reily: What?
      Howell: I want to fuck your brother.
      O'Reily: Uh-uh! No chance. I don't want you going anywhere near my brother.
      Howell: Okay, but if I don't get anywhere near him, you won't get anywhere near him, either.

    • O'Reily: (whispering hoarsely) Hey, Officer Murphy. I don't feel so hot.
      Murphy: What's the matter now?
      O'Reily: Throat's sore.
      Murphy: Geez, you know, you been getting sick a lot lately.
      O'Reily: Yeah, it's been the weather, it's killing me.
      Murphy: Uh-huh. Well, got news for you. Dr. Nathan's not in today.
      O'Reily: No?
      Murphy: How do you feel now?
      O'Reily: (talks normally) I wanna go see my brother in Protective Custody.
      Murphy: What a shock.

    • Giles is being led back to his old cell in solitary)
      Hughes: Hey, Giles, what's going on? I thought you were halfway to death.
      Giles: No, alive! Alive! ..(looks around the cramped cell).. Alive?

    • Glynn: Governor.
      Sister Pete: I see you've fully recovered.
      Devlin: And I can see how much that pleases you.

    • Galson: It doesn't take a genius to figure out that Tug Daniels is a traitor.
      Redding: I always had my suspicions.
      Galson: What are you going to do about it?
      Redding: Well, I believe that every man deserves a fair trial... before he's executed.

    • Hill: (narrating) If athletes started to control their tempers, to control their rage, then hockey players wouldn't do time in the penalty box, basketball players wouldn't draw technical fouls, football players wouldn't be penalized 15 yards. Of course if athletes did control their rage, nobody would be interested in sports. The punching, choking, kicking, biting and screaming, that's what the fans go to see.

    • Schillinger: What the fuck is this all about?
      Cloutier: Father Mukada loaned me his office. The warden wants me to speak with you. He fears that there will be an escalation of hostility between your people and the Muslims. Sit down, please.
      Schillinger: The hacks have good reason to fear, preacher. So do you.

    • Robson: (to Said) Yo. Sorry about what happened to Leroy Tidd. Or, Ooga Booga, or whatever the fuck you call him.

    • Said: Now why is it that justice only works in somebody else's favour?

    • (badly dubbed audio over old footage)
      Alvarez: Hey, shut the fuck up, I'm trying to masturbate.

    • Hughes: Robson, you are one ugly motherf***er.
      Robson: I don't see you modeling in Milan, you black b****.
      Alvarez: Hey, shut the f*** up. I'm trying to masturbate

    • Beecher: When the lawyer came to talk about my being parolled, she said that because of extenuating circumstances, the board might look kindly on me.
      Sister Pete: Why don't you explain the circumstances?
      Beecher: Since I've been inside, my son was murdered and my wife may have been. Both as a result of things I did in here. It's ironic that I came to Oz walking across the grave of your daughter and I may leave walking across the graves of my own family. If they had lived, I wouldn't have a chance of going free.
      Mrs Rockwell: When I saw you 4 years ago, the pain of Kathy's death was still so new. David and I grieved and grieved and grieved. We still do. But the sorrow is balanced with joy. We have another child, Richard, and he's growing up to be remarkable. We've come to believe that even though we don't understand why Kathy's gone, we accept her death as part of some wise plan. I don't know if you've suffered enough, that's not for me to decide. Only God can. We will not interfere with your parole.

    • Beecher: Have Kathy Rockwell's parents been made aware of the hearing?
      McClain: Probably not. In most cases it's the responsibility of the victim or the victim's family to stay informed.
      Beecher: Well, I want you to tell them.
      McClain: That's not advisable. If they ask to testify, Kathy's parents could sway the board away from paroling you.
      Beecher: Until my son was killed, I never fully understood what I've done to those two people. I can't go back into the world knowing that I snuck out. The Rockwells are as much a part of my prison term as anyone. They have a right to be heard.
      Sister Pete: Okay, I'll phone them. But first, before the parole hearing, I'm going to ask them to have an interaction with you.
      Beecher: Katherine, I hope you understand why I'm doing this.
      McClain: As a lawyer, I think you're insane. As a mother, I think you got balls for days.

    • Sister Pete: As a rule, I don't give up on people, but this guy, Omar, he may be the exception.

    • (in therapy)
      Beecher: Yeah, well, activities are good but, I mean, that doesn't change one basic fact, you know. You're not gonna quit unless you wanna quit. You know, you have to hit rock bottom before you can crawl out.
      White: Why you lookin' at me when you say that?

    • McManus: (to Omar White) Tell me why I shouldn't Fed-Ex your ass back to solitary.

    • Guerra: How you feeling there, Omar?
      White: I'm feeling pretty good.
      Guerra: Really? I still feel all kinds of aches and pains from when you stabbed me.
      White: Yeah, you know, I'm sorry about that.
      Guerra: Oh ... you're sorry?
      White: Yeah ... I'm sorry you didn't die.

    • Hill: (narrating) Ah! Competition brings out the best in people. That's what they say. When a game is on the line a true sportsman wants the outcome to rest on his shoulders, the logic being, you make the winning play, you walk away a hero. Of course, if you fuck up, you're the goat. Problem with competition here in Oz is ... we mostly got goats.

    • Hill: (narrating) In any sport to experience victory, the one element you need more than any other is teamwork. A teamwork is also the scariest notion a person can face. Joining a team means giving up a part of your individuality, being willing to make whatever sacrifices necessary for the greater cause. If you're willing to do these things to truly become a team playerthen success will follow. But a word of caution - be sure that the success you go after is the success you need.

  • NOTES (4)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Sister Pete: The Governor of Illinois has put a moratorium on the -
      Devlin: George Ryan is an asshole.

      In 2000, George Ryan, the Republican Governor of Illinois did just that after several high profile cases of Death Row inmates being exonerated. At the end of his term as Governor in 2003, Ryan commuted the sentences of all 167 of Illinois' Death Row inmates to life imprisonment and pardoned four inmates who's confessions were widely believed to be coerced.

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