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Season 4 Episode 11

Revenge is Sweet

Aired Monday 11:00 PM Jan 21, 2001 on HBO
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Episode Summary

Gloria introduces a program involving testing an aging drug that makes prisoners older instead of having them serve real time. Said accepts Tidd into the Muslim fold after a well planned gym fight where he came to Arif's rescue. Alvarez is put back into Em City as an informant. Hughes returns to Oz, on the other side of the bars this time. Barlog begins an affair with Beecher, then Keller. He contemplates testifying against Keller in the homosexual murders until Keller meets him in the storage closet and snaps.moreless

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    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)

    Jacques Smith

    Jacques Smith

    Leroy Tidd/Salah Udid

    Guest Star

    Tom Ligon

    Tom Ligon

    Prisoner #01Y201 Alvin Yood

    Guest Star

    Brian Bloom

    Brian Bloom

    Ronnie Barlog

    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

    Timmy Kirk

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (2)

      • Prisoners featured

        Leroy Tidd, convicted May 10, 2000, armed robbery, reckless endangerment. Sentence: 20 years, up for parole in 12. (prisoner # 00T255)

        Timothy Kirk, convicted April 16, 1996, manslaughter, endangering the welfare of a child. Sentence: 12 years, up for parole in 7. (prisoner # 96K423)

        Alvin Yood, convicted January 28, 2001, aggravated assault of a minor. Sentence: 12 years, up for parole in seven.
        (prisoner # 01Y208)

      • The reading from scripture Schillinger reads is Isaiah chapter 11 verses 1-9. While it is frequently mis-quoted as "the Lion and the lamb, it is actually "The wolf will lie with the lamb, the leopard will lie down with the foal, the calf and the lion and the yearling together; and a little child will lead them. The cow will feed with the bear, their young will lie down together and the lion will eat straw like the ox. The infant will play near the hole of the cobra, and the young child put his hand into the viper's nest. They will neither harm nor destroy on all my holy mountain, for the earth will be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea (Isaiah 11:1-9).

    • QUOTES (23)

      • McManus: Burr, I think it's important for you to know how things work around here.
        Burr Redding: I grew up in the ghetto, Pops died when I was nine. I had to quit school at the age of ten and support my family shining shoes, shooting craps, doing some of everything. They shipped me off to Vietnam, where I learned to kill small children and women. I've been in all kind of penitentiaries from Arizona to Alabama and back. I'm not saying this out of pride or out of shame, I'm just letting you know that I know exactly how things work around here.

      • Cloutier: (to Timmy Kirk) You made a lifetime out of being adorable, sexy in a lost-little-boy kid of way, but you threw your baby in the trash. That's a man's crime. It's time for you to be a man.

      • Robson: Vern, Tidd's gonna do all the dirty work. No one will know we're involved.
        Schillinger: This is Oz. People have a way of finding out the truth.

      • Hoyt: Spic and span, Alvarez.

      • Supreme Allah: Hey, yo, Glynn. My shower don't work, man. I'm f***ing stinking in here, man.

      • Redding: (to Morales) Thanks for arranging my stay in the cage. I ain't gonna forget it.

      • Redding: McManus, do I look stupid to you? You warned me if anything happened to those illegals I'd be held accountable. And then the next day I go out and grease the guy? F*** that!

      • Keller: You know, part of me thinks, I robbed that store, which is the stupidest thing I could've done because I wanted to get caught. Some demented slice of my brain was sayin' hey, take some time off the street.
        Barlog: Eighty-eight years, that's a, that's a long time off the street.

      • Hill:(Regarding the aging drug)I'm in for life, the only pill they could give me is cyanide.

      • Hill: (narrating) When you take revenge on somebody, you are actually paying them the highest compliment possible. It's like saying, "You've affected my life to such an extent that I must reciprocate. I must affect your life as deeply as you have mine". Revenge may be the ultimate Hallmark card. Yeah. When you think of it like that, the cliche is true ... Revenge IS sweet.

      • Beecher: Keller.
        Keller: Oh, are we speaking? I thought we were trying to fuck with each other.

      • Keller: I know what you're doing. Fucking Barlog to make me jealous? You're a miserable little c**t, you know that?
        Beecher: You killed the last two guys I slept with. You gonna kill your own friend, Ronnie, too?

      • Keller: What are you doing, jerking off there?
        Barlog: Just giving old Magic Johnson his morning stretch, that's all.
        Keller: As long as old Magic didn't get any action last night.
        Barlog: Meaning?
        Keller: Well, they got rules against us fucking.
        Barlog: Yeah, right. Since when do you follow the fucking rules, man?
        Keller: Since you got stuck with Beecher. You don't want to be sticking your prick into that prick.
        Barlog: No?
        Keller: No, the guy's a slut. Nothing but trouble.
        Barlog: Wow! Boy, I wish you would've told me that yesterday. Because last night, he gave me a blow job deluxe.

      • Glynn: Officer Howell?
        Howell: Yes, sir.
        Glynn: You know Clayton Hughes.
        Howell: Of course. Cell two.
        Glynn: Officer, I want you to make sure that no harm comes to him.
        Howell: I'm a CO, Warden, not a miracle worker.

      • Devlin: My physical therapist says I'm recuperating faster than any patient she's ever had. I expect to drop these crutches in a matter of weeks. Nice little shindig, Leo. Lot of people thought I shouldn't come, given the fact that this is the same room where I got shot. But I say, what the fuck, huh? Without your boy Clayton's helping hand, Alvah Case might have won the election. Remind me to send Hughes a thank-you card.

      • Busmalis: I've never actually filled in a tunnel before. Feels almost like murder. Such a lovely tunnel, too.

      • Cloutier: The body is God's gift to us. We're obligated to take care of it.
        Kirk: What about sex? Is that a gift of God, too?
        Cloutier: Of course.
        Kirk: How'd you like a blow job?
        Cloutier: What makes you think I want a blow job?
        Kirk: Everybody wants a blow job.

      • Howell: (to O'Reily) Today you're gonna play the little dutch boy who stuck his finger in the dyke.

      • O'Reily: You got busted going into Mexico? What, are you stupid, or what, Alvarez?

      • Alvarez: Put me back in Em City, and in return, I'll be your eyes and I'll be your ears.
        Glynn: An informant?
        Alvarez: Yeah, whatever you need to know, I'll find it out.
        Glynn: And your loyalty to El Norte?
        Alvarez: Fuck 'em! It was fucking Hernandez tried to get me killed, put me in this fucking shit hole!
        Glynn: Alvarez, you are in this shit hole because you are the lowest form of animal life. Do you understand me?
        Alvarez: So, your answer is no?
        Glynn: My answer's yes. You're also the perfect snitch.

      • Pancamo: So much for fucking plan A.
        Morales: And that's why they call it plan A, Chuckie. Cause there's still a plan B, C, D, all the way to fucking Z if we need it.
        Pancamo: We ain't got time to go through the whole fucking alphabet. This cocksucker's gonna make a move on us, and soon.

      • Ronald Barlog: I'll make the consultation worth your while.

      • Ronald Barlog: They did make me an offer, but i turned those fed fucks down right then and there, I said hey, kiss my ass, it ain't happenin'!

    • NOTES (3)

      • Crime Flashback:

        Leroy Tidd, driving the getaway car at a gas station, watches as his friend is killed by cops.

        Timmy Kirk takes his newborn baby from it's sobbing mother, dumping the child in a rat-infested dumpster.

        In his office, Alvin Yood slaps the crap out of a teenage suspect who spits on him.

      • Rick Fox returns to the show after a 3-year absence.

      • Special thanks to Gordon Elliot, Didi Conn, John Carpenter.

    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • Giles:"stone..rock..throw..Shirley Jackson."

        Giles' reference to the author Shirley Jackson brings to mind her classic short story The Lottery in which a town ritualistically stones a woman to death after she loses a lottery-like draw.