Oz

Season 4 Episode 5

Gray Matter

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Aired Monday 11:00 PM Aug 09, 2000 on HBO
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Bad cop inmate Gergan clashes with Mobay and gets the shaft, winning Mobay a place in the Drug Crew's good graces. Querns makes more changes in Em City, while McManus sinks lower. Gloria's rapist is sent to Oz and Ryan gets close to him. Ryan tells Hoyt about the cell phone, Hoyt attacks Stanislofski in the gym and Ryan snatches the phone. Rebadow becomes aggressive and asks Morales for permission to kill someone. A grief-stricken Beecher is tricked into attacking Keller, while Schillinger is moved by Father Ray into letting Holly Beecher go, alive.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)

    Jonathan Demme

    Jonathan Demme

    Director

    Guest Star

    Dylan Chalfy

    Dylan Chalfy

    Prisoner #00K414 Patrick Keenan

    Guest Star

    David Johansen

    David Johansen

    Eli Zabitz

    Guest Star

    Zeljko Ivanek

    Zeljko Ivanek

    Governor James Devlin

    Recurring Role

    Blake Robbins

    Blake Robbins

    Dave Brass (Season 4-6)

    Recurring Role

    Sean Dugan

    Sean Dugan

    Kirk

    Recurring Role

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    • TRIVIA (2)

      • Haldol, the drug Cyril is given, is injected IM (IntraMuscular), not IV (IntraVenously), as is depicted. The needle would be stuck randomly into his bicep or thigh to administer this medicine.

      • Prisoners featured

        Detective Bruno Gergan, convicted March 15th 2000, illegal possession and sale of
        firearms, murder in the first degree. Sentence: 36 years, up for parole in 18. (prisoner # 00G115)

        Kevin Ketchum, AKA Supreme
        Allah, convicted March 22nd, 2000, murder in the second degree. Sentence: 25 years, up for parole in 10. (prisoner #00K251)

        Patrick Keenan, convicted
        March 25th, 2000, assault in the first degree, rape. Sentence: 12
        years, up for parole in 7. (prisoner # 00K414)

    • QUOTES (16)

      • Robson: Beecher hasn't been out of his pod in two solid days. He just lies there in his bunk, sobbing like a wuss.
        Schillinger: Good. That's the brilliant part of this plan. Physically we don't touch Beecher, but the damage done is far more hideous.

      • Father Mukada: Schillinger, don't let anything happen to Beecher's daughter. If you have any decency left inside you, if you have a soul, you'll let that girl go free.

      • Sister Pete: Do you remember what I said to you a few weeks ago about putting on a facade so I could get through each day?
        Father Mukada: Sure.
        Sister Pete: I am unable to comfort Tobias. I don't even look him in the eye, because I know that if I do, my facade will crumble.

      • Busmalis: Cell-mates -- It's like being married.

      • Querns: I understand you and Galino didn't get along.
        Stanislofsky: Who says that?
        (Querns slams his hands on the desk and startles Stanislofsky)
        Querns: Did you ask me a question? Because you don't get to ask me questions. You are my main suspect in Galino's death. You are my only suspect. I'm gonna be watching you, perched like a Czarist eagle.

      • Querns: What I strive for is peace and quiet. My mandate from Warden Glynn is simple: no violence.
        Said: I applaud you on your mandate. I abhor violence.
        Querns: That is incredibly sweet of you.

      • Moguai: I need your help.
        Augustus: I don't give people help.
        Moguai: Adebisi and the others said they would let me in if I kill somebody.
        Augustus: And what? You want me to volunteer to be your victim?

      • Miles: You going fag, Deyell?
        Deyell: When you going to shut the fuck up, man!
        Miles: When I die, nigger!
        (Deyell punches the wall between them)
        Deyell: Ow, fuck! My hand! My
        fucking hand! Oh, fuck!
        (Miles laughs to himself)

      • (Miles is painting a portait of himself on his cell wall)
        Deyell: Miles, what makes you think the next guy in that cell will want to spend his last days staring at your ugly ass?
        Miles: You calling me ugly, black boy?
        Deyell: Motherfucker!
        Lopresti: Are my little darlings raising their voices? Do we need a timeout?

      • Deyell: Lopresti, how come you still here? Shirley Bellinger told the Warden you were fucking her every night.
        Lopresti: Yeah, that bitch almost got me fired. But I was able to persuade Glynn that she's a lying sack of shit.
        Deyell: Well, she wasn't lying. You were eating that pussy like chicken chow mein.
        (Lopresti hits the bars)
        Deyell: Goddamn!
        Lopresti: I don't want to hear any more talk about that cunt. Got me?

      • Gloria: You gotta remember, Deyell, you hit a wall, generally the wall wins.
        Lopresti: Yeah, Moses here is not known for his mental muscle.
        Deyell: I got more brains in my little finger than you, Lopresti.
        Gloria: Well, right now your little finger is in little pieces.

      • (during count Beecher does not leave his cell, Mineo demands he come out)
        Rebadow: Fuck you!
        Mineo: What?
        Rebadow: Fuck you, fuck your rules.
        Murphy: Rebadow, I'd expect Keller to be mouthy, but not you.
        Rebadow: The man's children have been kidnapped, his son's hand
        cut off. Beecher's obviously in pain. Why torture him more?
        Murphy: Alright, keep going. (The prisoners clap.) Alright,
        quiet down, quiet down!
        Keller: Who knew you had balls?
        Murphy: Shut the fuck up!

      • Beecher: Let me ask you something. What should I do if I ever find out who killed Gary?
        Keller: You should whack him. I'll help you.
        Beecher: Yeah?
        Keller: It'd be my pleasure. (Beecher attacks him with a shank)

      • Dr Nathan: I should probably transfer you to the AIDS ward.
        Ginsburg: When I got the death sentence for suffocating Antonio Nappa, I thought, "Oh, this'll be fun."
        Dr Nathan: Fun?
        Ginsburg: See what kills me first; the State, or the disease.

      • (in Hill and Mobay's pod in the middle of the night)
        Mobay: Hill ... Hill!
        Hill: I'm asleep. (makes snoring sound) Hear that? That's me snoring.

      • Gergan: You know, my wife's an ex-nun.
        Sister Pete: Really?
        Gergan: Yeah, she fucks like a $500 whore. Must be all those years of pent-up chastity.

    • NOTES (3)

      • In this episode Mobay/Basil shoves Bruno Geogan down an elevator shaft to his death. Life imiatated art in February of 2007. Granville Adams, who plays Arif, was charged with criminally negligent homicide after getting into a fight at a New York nightclub which resulted in a man falling down an elevator shaft to his death.

      • Special thanks were given to Charles S. Dutton and Edie Falco. Edie's audio cameo marked her last affiliation with the show, unfortunately.

      • Crime Flashbacks

        Bruno Gergan sells firearms, flashes his badge, kills the buyer, then steals the guns for himself.

        During a dice game, Kevin Ketchum shoots and kills a man for cheating.

        Patrick Keenan beats and rapes Gloria Nathan.

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