Oz

Season 5 Episode 7

Good Intentions

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Aired Monday 11:00 PM Feb 17, 2002 on HBO
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Hill returns from Benchley Memorial, to his own private room in the hospital. He refuses to tell McManus who gave him the drugs, but says it wasn't Urbano. Tim tells Redding, who confronts "witness" Busmalis. Busmalis and Poet lie that Guerra was responsible. This leads to a brawl between Redding/Morales and their respective groups.

Cyril is found guilty, and Ryan informs Catherine and Sister Pete that he won't ask for clemency. He tells Cyril that he's going to be set free. When Suzanne tells Ryan she knows him, that he won't be able to live with himself, he blows up, telling her that she doesn't know him at all. He also has to deal with Father Meehan pressing him on his lack of faith and his attitude towards Cyril's future. Behind Ryan's back, Sister Pete, Suzanne, Catherine, and Father Meehan begin working on a press blitz to ensure the public won't let Cyril be executed.

Ryan repays the Latinos for amputating Shupe's right arm by provoking Jia into a fight. Jia takes a swing at a CO, then knocks out another, until Ryan starts beating on him. The hacks are grateful, egged on even more when Ryan says he's heard Jia laughing about how dumb the CO's are. 3 of them greet Jia in his solitary cell, macing him and beating him senseless.

Even though he's still shunning Peter Schibetta, Glynn is thrown into action against Timmy Kirk due to Mukada's injuries. He convinces a biker friend of Hoyt's to implicate Kirk in Cloutier being bricked up; Kirk is put in chains and dragged to solitary.

When Officer Lopresti bullies Penders, Penders tells his dog to attack. Well-trained, the dog rips into Lopresti's throat. Penders is sent to solitary, leaving Miguel as the last of the three dog-trainers. He gets high praise from Alicia, and a great surprise when Eugene Rivera stops by, deciding to take the dog after all. Rivera gets a surprise of his own when Miguel reveals that he trained the dog commands in both English and Spanish.

McManus is overjoyed with the success of the dog and music programs. Glynn notices the intimacy in the bickering between Tim and Eleanor. Feeling guilty for his part in Brass' downslide and stealing of the lottery ticket, Tim helps Bob Rebadow track down a match for his grandson's transplant. Not only does the match refuse to help, the only thing he gives Bob is a punch in the face. Inspired by another prisoner's miracle story of a faith healer, Bob asks his sister Sarah to let the woman try to heal their grandson. She says no, and harsh words ensue from both sides. Bob even curses. Yes, that's right, he curses.

Robson's gums still bother him as he confides in Vern that he isn't sure what race the donor was. When Dr. Fajar learns Robson has been asking to see him, he freaks out, quitting Oz and, for spite, passing along a note to Poet that details Robson's potentially biracial gums. Ryan gleefully announces Robson's problem during lunch, humiliating him and the Aryan Brotherhood in front of everyone. Robson confronts Fajar in his office, but miraculously, Fajar manages to hit him in the jaw and escape alive (but not before assuring him the donor wasn't white). Thanks to this, Fajar ties Diane Whittlesey as the smartest person to ever work at Oz, especially smart because they got the hell out of there!

After being counselled by a higher-up in the Brotherhood (who apparently lives on the outside and has never been seen or mentioned before), Vern knows he has to throw Robson out of the group. And he does exactly that.

Keller caught the same bus that took Hill back to Oz, only Keller has permanent hearing loss in his right ear. Sister Pete tries in vain to help him. She also tries to help Adam Guenzel, now pragged and withdrawn. Meanwhile, a guilt-ridden Beecher admits his behavior to Said, who tells him he has to punish himself by not seeing Keller if he truly wants to atone. Beecher agrees. During an interaction session with Vern/Beecher/Said, Pete takes the offensive and asks what they know about the rape. Each clam up, and a disgusted Pete swears that she will talk to Adam every day until he tells her what has been done to him. Clued in by her incredibly dangerous and stupid statement, Vern then arranges for Adam to "escape", which leads to Adam being electrocuted on the barb-wire fence at the gates. Beecher is, as always, guilt-ridden.

Minor stories:

Pancamo's health continues to worsen, to the point of incoherent babbling.

Peter Schibetta is much better after talking to Gloria, but still can't face his wife and won't admit who raped him. A nasty remark from Vern turns him into an emotional mess, curling into a ball.

Grizzly Alvin Yood, the sole survivor of Unit J last season, is back as Sister Pete's new assistant.

Murphy gets rough with Martinez to pressure him into confessing why he threw that nasty cocktail in Brass' face.moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
    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

    Toni Lewis

    Toni Lewis

    Alicia Hinden

    Guest Star

    Roy Thinnes

    Roy Thinnes

    Head of Aryan Brotherhood

    Guest Star

    Sean Dugan

    Sean Dugan

    Kirk

    Recurring Role

    Evan Seinfeld

    Evan Seinfeld

    Hoyt

    Recurring Role

    Nelson Vasquez

    Nelson Vasquez

    Eugene Rivera

    Recurring Role

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    • TRIVIA (2)

      • The verse Leo quotes to Kirk is Ecclesiastes chapter 6 verses 4-5. The complete quote is For he comes in with vanity, and goes out in darkness; his name shall be covered in darkness.
        Also he has not seen nor known the sun; this one has more rest than that one.

      • Jia Kenmin was never mentioned or seen again, even though all of the solitary inmates got increased airtime throughout seasons 5 and 6.

    • QUOTES (8)

      • The dog trainer: It's a shame what Penders did, teaching Jester to attack.
        Miguel: Yeah, you know, he really loved the dog. But he just f***ing hates people.

      • Lopresti: Hey, Penders, Alvarez, what's this?
        (He points to a pile of excrement on the floor)
        Penders: Beats me.
        Lopresti: It's dog shit, dickhead.
        Penders: How can you be sure that a dog did that?
        Lopresti: Who else shits on the floor?
        Penders: Guerra.
        Lopresti: That's funny. Clean it up.
        Penders: No.

      • (Robson convinces C.O to go and see Faraj)
        Robson: Dr. Faraj, hi.
        (Robson grabs Faraj and holds a scalpel to his throat)
        James Robson: Now who's the fucking donor? Huh?
        Faraj: I have a wife, I have kids. Please.
        Robson: Don't make me fucking slip.
        Faraj: No. No. He was white, he was like you man. He was just your age.
        Robson: Prove it! Call the fucking lab!
        Faraj: Ok. I'll prove it, I'll prove it. Just get me my address book from, from over there.
        (Robson moves to get book, Faraj picks up phone and hits him in the mouth)
        Faraj: He wasn't white! I made sure of that! What's done is done! Officer!
        (CO Johnson enters the lab)
        Faraj: He attacked me! Must be his gums acting up!

      • (Faraj has paid Poet to spread the news that James Robson has been given the gums of a black person. At this point Robson suspects but isn't sure)
        Robson: Just soup.
        Poet: (smirking with O'Reily) You sure you don't want no chitlins and gravy go with that?
        Robson: What?
        O'Reily: Shall we? (he and the Homeboys start banging on pots to get everyone's attention) Everyone listen up! Robson here went to the dentist and got himself a nice pair of dirty ghetto gums!
        (entire prison population in kitchen start laughing)
        Robson: Thanks Vern!
        Schillinger: I didn't say a fucking word. (to Poet) Shut up, you goddamn n***er, just give him some soup. and serve him the damn food, you dumb N*****!
        Poet: (to Robson) Woah, you gonna take that G, man callin' yo brother a n***er, and all?

      • McManus: (To Rebadow) Even if we could find him, it's Dave Brass' word against yours. I'm mean, he's a C.O. injured in the line of duty, you a prisoner ... known to talk to God.

      • (Guerra is reminding O'Reily he has to keep his end of the bargain and kill Jia)
        Guerra: You're a regular Chris Rock there, O'Reily.
        Ryan: What can I say? It's a talent.
        Guerra: Speaking of talents you made a deal with us, we hurt Shupe if you air-hole Jia Kenmin.
        Ryan: Well, I never said I'd do the deed myself. I'm gonna find someone to do it who the C.O.s can't blame.
        Guerra: Who?
        Ryan: The C.O.s themselves.

      • Augustus: John and Jane Doe both looking slim and sexy, meet, fall in love, decide to get married. John buys a nice fat diamond for Jane's finger. Sweet! Except for the fact, that people in Africa are living in shit, because of those precious little stones. Men are dying every day in dangerous mines. Men are dying every day in civil wars, fought to control the diamond trades. Anyway, Jon and Jane get married, start pumpin' out the kids... Shit, even god told Adam and Eve to be fruitful and multiply. But now we've multiplied to the point of plague. Six billion and counting. Suddenly, my cell don't seem so cramped.

      • Augustus: John and Jane Doe decide to go on a diet - eat better, get healthy, live longer. What could be wrong with that? Well, studies now show that the stress John suffers from trying to lower his cholesterol, can do as much harm as cholesterol itself. That the stress can actually raise his cholesterol. And take those low fat/no fat products - shit's loaded with sugar to make it taste better. So, while Jane's trimming down, she's jackin' up her blood sugar and risking diabetes. Bottled water. What the fuck could be wrong with that? The bottles, my friend. 1.5 million tons of plastic are used on them each year, which means more toxic gases in the air we breathe. So, by going all natural, we're actually killing ourselves, killing the whole fuckin' planet.

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