Oz

Season 2 Episode 5

Family Bizness

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Aired Monday 11:00 PM Aug 10, 1998 on HBO
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Adebisi poisons Peter Schibetta with rat poison, which lands the Italian leader in the infirmary. Poet gets paroled with the help of Said and McManus. O'Reily falls in love with Dr Nathan and has his brother kill her husband. Sister Pete believes that solitary inmate William Giles witnessed her husbands murder.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
    Scott William Winters

    Scott William Winters

    Cyril O'Reily

    Ernie Hudson

    Ernie Hudson

    Warden Leo Glynn

    Rita Moreno

    Rita Moreno

    Sister Peter Marie Reimondo

    J.K. Simmons

    J.K. Simmons

    Vernon Schillinger

    BD Wong

    BD Wong

    Father Ray Mukada

    Lauren Velez

    Lauren Velez

    Dr. Gloria Nathan

    Elizabeth Lawrence

    Elizabeth Lawrence

    Grandmother Beecher

    Guest Star

    Cortez Nance Jr.

    Cortez Nance Jr.

    Mark Glynn

    Guest Star

    Paul Schulze

    Paul Schulze

    Officer Rick Heim

    Guest Star

    Zeljko Ivanek

    Zeljko Ivanek

    Governor James Devlin

    Recurring Role

    Sean Dugan

    Sean Dugan

    Timmy Kirk

    Recurring Role

    James Palacio

    James Palacio

    Fiona Zonioni

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (25)

      • (after Beecher receives word about his wife's death)
        Chris Keller: You wanna play some more chess? (Toby shakes his head) You wanna go wrestle? You want me to leave you the fuck alone? (Toby starts crying, Keller hugs him) I'm sorry, I'm sorry...you want to cry, go ahead, nobody's watching.

      • Mack: After Beecher's dead, you and me, we got a score to settle.
        Keller: Anytime you want, day and night baby.

      • (Rebadow and Busmalis enter the laundry room)
        Rebadow: Hello Augustus.
        Hill: Yo, yo. Yo-yo's.

      • McManus: (to Devlin) Well, what brings you down from Mount Olympus?

      • Ryan: Sometimes I just need to hear her voice.
        Sister Pete: Yeah, I understand. But she doesn't want to hear yours. Ryan, love, true love, is reciprocal. Both people have to care for each other equally and when half that equation is missing, listen to me, when half that equation is missing, it's no longer love, it's obsession.

      • Dr Nathan: Ryan O'Reily, calls me ten times a day, he writes me letters.
        Sister Pete: Love letters?

      • McManus: Beecher, I need to talk to you.
        Keller: Uh oh! What'd you do wrong?
        Beecher: Nothing, if you do something wrong, you're summoned to McManus' office. He comes to deliver bad news.

      • Pancamo: Hey, Warden, what brings you to the kitchen?
        Glynn: Schibetta's gone. You guys are out.
        Pancamo: With or without Schibetta, we run the kitchen.
        Glynn: Wrong, you boys have been reassigned, the dress factory.
        Pancamo: Dress factory? That's bullshit! (to Adebisi) I'll see you real soon.
        Adebisi: Make me a dress, bitch. See, a little poison, and all the rats are gone.

      • (they form an alliance to kill Schibetta)
        Adebisi: Hey, papi, you and me, we could tango.
        Alvarez: You know, I been taking dance lessons, just in case you asked me.

      • Adebisi: So, I spread this rat poison all over the place.
        Peter: You shoulda used the traps. Now the rats crawl into the fucking walls to die.
        Pancamo: We'll smell the stench for a fucking week.
        Peter: Not that you notice anything smells bad, Adebisi.
        Adebisi: Little Nino, when you say things like that, it hurts. I just wanna be friends.
        Peter: Friends, huh? Okay, pal of mine. Hows about you go get me a chocolate bar?
        Adebisi: (pause) My pleasure. No problem.

      • PeterSchibetta: I gotta keep reminding you, you owe me. You owe me large.
        Glynn: You think you can hold it over my head forever?
        Peter Schibetta: Forever or for as long as we're in this fucking zoo together. You know what I appreciate about you, you're a family man, you like your job, but you love your family.

      • Shirley Bellinger: I never was much for any kind of religion. I was baptized Lutheran, went to Quaker school. My first husband was a Jew, my second was a whatchadingy.
        Father Mukada: Whatchadingy?
        Shirley Bellinger: You know, when you don't believe in anything?
        Father Mukada: An atheist?
        Shirley Bellinger: Yeah.

      • Hill:(narrating) Family, our families determine who we are, determine what we're not. All of our relationships with everybody we ever meet for the rest of our lives is based on the way we relate to the members of our family. No wonder the world's so fucked up.

      • Alvarez: I didn't know better, I'd say you in love.
        Ryan: What, is that so hard to believe huh? Me in love?
        Alvarez: Yeah. You, me, anybody. Not in Oz, man.

      • Ryan: You gotta do this for me, Cyril.
        Cyril: But it's bad. And you told me not to be bad anymore.
        Ryan: Do this. One time. For me.

      • (discussing the death of Sister Pete's husband)
        Sister Pete: You saw Leonard get pushed. So what happened?
        Giles: Pop ... Crackle ... Snap

      • Schillinger: Mail call! Tobias, got something here for you. Stationery from Cartier. Oohh! Oh, I heard your wife offed herself.

      • Keller: (to Beecher) Wanna still play some chess? Wanna go wrestle? Want me to leave you the fuck alone?

      • Keller: So you never wrestled before?
        Beecher: Once, in high school. When Arthur Wiener got his leg broken by Pat Lechovchski, I heard that snap, I got up, I got out.
        Keller: We'll make sure nothing of yours snaps.

      • (discussing the tunnel)
        Rebadow: Would you like to join us?
        Hill: Me? This hole gonna have handicap access?

      • (Hill has just seen Busmalis and Rebadow accidentally spill dirt from their tunnel on the ground)
        Busmalis: Can you keep a secret?
        Rebadow: Of course he can.
        Hill: Question is, do I want to?
        Rebadow: What would you like in return?
        Hill: Wash my clothes for a month.
        Rebadow: A week.
        Hill: Three.
        Rebadow: Two.
        Hill: And a half.
        Rebadow: Done

      • Schillinger: Well, look who's here. What brings you down to the low-rent district?
        McManus: Hey, just because you're not in Em City anymore doesn't mean I don't care what's going on with you.
        Schillinger: Bull-fucking-shit. McManus, I had to listen to your sanctimonious crap when I lived in Em City, but I don't have to now. Bye.
        McManus: All right, I don't care how you're doing.
        Schillinger: Hey boys, honesty.

      • Poet: It's kinda fucked up, leaving. Everybody else is staying. It's like waking up from a dream.
        Said: "Hope is a waking dream".
        Poet: Who that, Mohammad?
        Said: Aristotle.
        Poet: Well, that fuck ain't never served no time in Oz.

      • McManus: Nice ceremony, huh Governor? How come you didn't hang around for the cake and coffee?
        Devlin: McManus, McManus McManus, you think you're so goddamn clever. Bring me here, embarrass me publicly.
        McManus: Pretty much the idea, yeah.

      • Schillinger: Said. I read your book.
        Said: I don't give refunds.

    • NOTES (1)

    • ALLUSIONS (3)

      • McManus:In the immortal words of Chuck D 'don't believe the hype'.

        Carlton "Chuck D" Ridenhour is an American rapper and author best known as a member of the group Public Enemy. The second single off of their 1988 album It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back" was titled 'don't believe the hype'.

      • The book Poet is holding before he leaves is the works of Langston Hughes. Hughes(1902 -1967)was an African-American playwright, poet and novelist who, like Poet, wrote about race, class and poverty. His most famous poem is "Harlem" a.k.a. "Dream Deffered".

      • Governor Devlin: "The wages of spin."
        A twist on the Biblical quote "The wages of sin is death" (Romans 6:23). The wages of Devlin's "spin", however, seem to be the slightly lesser punishment of having to attend the graduation ceremony for PR purposes.

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