Oz

Season 6 Episode 8

Exeunt Omnes

3
Aired Monday 11:00 PM Feb 23, 2003 on HBO
8.8
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To sum up the complex finale storylines: Devlin is accused of being involved in the deaths of Mayor Lowen and Glynn, among others. Prior to the pending investigation, he fires McManus from Em City. Querns replaces Glynn as warden and of course plans to make waves. Brass goes completely nuts and tries to kill Jackson Vayhue (now paroled and playing ball again) after Vayhue snubs him. He's arrested and sent away. Father Mukada learns that Hoyt's rich parents adopted him at birth. He was a troubled boy from the start. Mukada tracks down his mother and they share a loving, tender reunion. Hoyt is repentant for past crimes, and tells Mukada where Rev. Cloutier's remains are bricked up. The bikers get payback when Timmy Kirk's mother (who was spurned by Mukada) lets them into the infirmary to kill Jazz. The parole board official tells Miguel he will be a VERY old man before he gets out of Oz. As he is also cut off from Cutler's wife, Miguel slips into the seductive arms and drugs of his cellmate, Torquemada. Rebadow and Stella reunite. Pablo stabs another inmate and goes to the Hole (where the poor prisoner is now stripped naked AND held in a restraining chair). Stella reads to him from outside the door. On the opening night of Macbeth, Keller and Vern plan to kill Beecher. Instead, Keller turns the tables and after a prop knife is replaced with a real knife, Vern is stabbed in the stomach by Beecher. FBI Agent Taylor offers Beecher parole if he helps him find dirt on Keller. Beecher considers accepting the offer, only to run into Keller on Em City's second floor. Keller begs him for another chance as roomies. When Beecher says it's over for good, Keller screams "BEECHER, DON'T!!!" and throws himself off the railing. Beecher is suspected of pushing him, and although the odds of that being proven true are highly unlikely, his parole is still down the drain. Although Gloria tries to comfort him as best she can, Ryan is barely able to cope without Cyril in his life. With his scum father, Seamus, in Em City, he's desperate for payback. Jahfree stabs Seamus after Seamus ambushes him; Jahfree goes to the Hole and Seamus to the infirmary. Seamus begs his only living son for another chance. Surprisingly, Ryan forgives his father for past sins, and they decide to start over. Keller told Beecher that he'd taken care of the Aryans, and those cryptic words come true when a mysterious package arrives at the post office. The contents are a poisonous powder which kills all the Aryans immediately. In Oz's final moments, each section of the prison is evacuated, and every last characters gets on a yellow bus, ready to vanish into TV history. Gone, but never forgotten.moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • This series was BOLD, Exacting, In-Your-Face and a genuine multi-dimensional, it captivated my attention and still does in reruns 8 years later.l Please bring back the actors writers and crew and do it again! "OZ 2012"moreless

    9.0
    What can one say other than everything else pales in comparison. We need good ideas, writers, story-lines, directors, actors and crew and thats all! Wouldn't "Oz Deux" or "Return 2 OZ" be a wonderful surprise for 2012? Yes indeed!



    This series was harsh, True, BOLD, exacting, In-Your-Face and had a genuine multi-dimensional feeling. You got to know and care about some characters and others you grew to hate. There was no apathy or "whatever" attitude within OZ nor in it's still loyal fans/viewers. A show that was so well written, and layered, its still FRESH and we continue to watch reruns to see each nuance in each episode. It has captivated my attention and still does in reruns 8 years later



    Please bring back the actors writers and crew and do it again!



    "OZ 2012" pretty please!moreless
  • The last episode of Oz.

    10
    This episode was something special for starters. Some cast members from the past made a return (ie Hoyt, Vahue) which is good to see as they brought back so many good (and bad) memories of the show.



    Tom Fontana has done a great job with writing this episode, he allowed the audience to feel sorry for Miguel Alvarez and Tobias Beecher and made us see a more caring and sympathetic side to Ryan O'Reily. The ending was done so well, it cannot possibly be brought back to life again. They just had to kill off every, single pivotal character on the show. However, in my opinion, six years is a fair stint although I wouldn't have objected if another season was added on ;P



    For 100 minutes, it does it's best to provide closure but apparently there were more deleted scenes which I would love to see. Robson's, Alvarez's and Governor Devlin's storylines were sort of left open-ended, didn't feel fully satisified with it (in particular Robson's, one monologue then gone forever).



    All up, the episode was an excellent send off for a fantastic show. Makes me wanna go to prison =). Of course I'm kidding!

    Peace...moreless
Scott William Winters

Scott William Winters

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

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)

Christopher Meloni

Christopher Meloni

Prisoner #98K514 Chris Keller (episodes 12 - 25, 27-36, 42-56)

Peter Francis James

Peter Francis James

Jahfree

Guest Star

Becky Ann Baker

Becky Ann Baker

Greta

Guest Star

Phillip Scozzarella

Phillip Scozzarella

Mineo

Guest Star

Zeljko Ivanek

Zeljko Ivanek

Governor James Devlin

Recurring Role

Evan Seinfeld

Evan Seinfeld

Hoyt

Recurring Role

Patti LuPone

Patti LuPone

Stella

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Seamus: Hey, Skillinger.
      Schillinger: (irritated) Schillinger!

    • Ryan: What's it called when a son kills his father?
      Naema: Patricide
      Ryan: Yeah, "patricide", I like the sound of that.

    • Keller: Toby, I couldn't face the rest of my life living here without you. Don't you see? I did what I did out of love.
      Beecher: If you love me, then leave me alone.
      Keller: I.....can't.
      Beecher: Listen to me, listen to me. I loved alcohol, I loved heroin. I had to put them behind me because they were poison...death. You are death....let me live.

    • Hill: So, what have we learned? What's the lesson for today? For all the never-ending days and restless nights in Oz? That morality is transient? That virtue cannot exist without violence? That to be honest is to be flawed? That the giving and taking of love both debases and elevates us? That God or Allah or Yahweh has answers to questions we dare not even ask? The story is simple. A man lives in prison and dies. How he dies, that's easy. The who and the why is the complex part. The human part. The only part worth knowing. Peace.
      (These were the last lines said in OZ)

    • Alvarez: I'm so tired. I'm tired of trying. I'm tired of the walls, the lies.....the fear....the death....I'm so tired.

    • Keller: (actual last words) Beecher Don't. (then he thows himself over)

    • Kenaniah: (upon Vern's stabbing) That mothafucker's DEAD!

    • Seamus: I don't wanna die alone.

    • Keller: I kill because I have to, I kill what stands in my way, like the Aryans.
      Beecher: What? What about the Aryans?
      Keller: Well, they're no threat to us anymore, I took care of that.
      Beecher: How? How'd you take care of it?
      Keller: Nevermind. Kiss me

    • Schillinger: (to Beecher) You're a dead man Sweetpea (Beecher stabs him with the "prop" shank) That cocksucker.

  • NOTES (6)

    • When McManus is telling Kelsh about conditions in the hole, clips of prisoners being thrown in are shown. The clip of Keller urinating is from A Word to The Wise(season 4 episode 6), and Ryan freaking out is from Straight Life(season 1 episode 5).

    • Busmalis's Lawyer from the Alliance for Prisoners Rights, Noel Behn, is named after a writer friend of Tom Fontana. The real Noel Behn was a writer who wrote several episodes of Homicide:Life on the Street. He passed away in 1999 and the Oz episode Napoleon's Boney Parts is dedicated to his memory.

    • Hill: Peace...

      The final words spoken on Oz.

    • There was some footage of this episode that didn't make it to the final airing, but is on the extended cut on the DVD. One scene involves Seroy forcing Robson to have sex with him. It turns out Robson let this happen so that Seroy could get AIDS. Then, he tells both Schillinger and Seroy that he's HIV positive (Seroy hits him in the face out of anger) and taunt Schillinger with his blood,laughing as he moves to Unit F (The AIDS ward). Another scene is after Busmalis is sent to the hole, Murphy goes to Rebadow and tells him about his new cellmate, but Rebadow doesn't care since he's had so many cellmates, he doesn't even remember them. Hell, he says he may not remember Busmalis in a couple of years. Another scene is after Beecher confesses to Sister Pete what his options are of turning Keller in, he goes to the maze and thinks about what to do. The last one is Ryan O'Reily thanking Naema for setting up the pod banging in "A Day In The Death..." If this footage made the final version, the last episode would've been better.

    • An interesting footnote to the Torquemada/Miguel plotline is that Bobby Cannavale previously played a character named Bobby on the NBC dramatic series Third Watch. Kirk Acevedo guest-starred as a childhood friend of his who directly led to Bobby's death. Since Miguel basically gave his life over to Torquemada, you could say that this was Bobby's revenge.

    • This is the Oz series finale, and to tie up loose stories (or at least some of them...), the episode ran 100 minutes.

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • The title of this final episode reflects a stage direction from the Shakespearean era. It is Latin for "All (or "Everybody")
      leave" (or "All go out"). The End?

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