Oz

Season 3 Episode 7

Secret Identities

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Aired Monday 11:00 PM Aug 25, 1999 on HBO
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Wangler and Adebisi make a complaint to the Warden, against Tim McManus. Bellinger enlists McManus' help. Glynn and Hughes discuss his father's death. The prison is lockdown after a fight.

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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)

    Ernie Hudson Jr.

    Ernie Hudson Jr.

    Khan

    Guest Star

    Male Baby Alexander

    Male Baby Alexander

    Junior Pierce

    Guest Star

    Elain R. Graham

    Elain R. Graham

    Lenore Hughes

    Guest Star

    Blake Robbins

    Blake Robbins

    Dave Brass (Season 4-6)

    Recurring Role

    Evan Seinfeld

    Evan Seinfeld

    Hoyt

    Recurring Role

    Tim Hopper

    Tim Hopper

    Donn

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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    • TRIVIA (2)

      • In this episode, Warden Glynn goes from having a full beard, to a goatee, back to a full beard before finally going back to a goatee.

      • During the S.O.R.T. raid we see that Cyril and Ryan are in the gym with the others. But, when OZ goes into lockdown we see that Cyril is sitting at a table with a bandana on spinning a book on his finger, like he was previously in the episode. How can he be in two places at once?

    • QUOTES (15)

      • Hill: At the end of the day, each of us has to answer one question. One not so simple question: Who am I?

      • Adebisi: Up and down. Life in Oz. First I was king, then I was loony, now I am king again.
        Said: Congratulations.

      • Arif: The man you're boxing today represents all that's repulsive to our faith regarding sexual desire. Your victory over Jason Cramer will be a victory for purity. For righteousness. For Allah.
        Adebisi: Hello boys.
        Khan: Go away, Adebisi. We're in the middle of our study group.
        Adebisi: How do you know I don't want to learn about Islam?
        Khan: Be serious.
        Adebisi: Plenty of things have happened. Beecher and Said.
        Khan: Adebisi, get to your point.
        Adebisi: My point is, we all share the same skin. They don't. Don't beat Kramer because he likes boys, beat him because he's white.

      • Shirley Bellinger: You mustn't despair over this sexual harrassment thing.
        McManus: You know about that?
        Shirley Bellinger: Even on death row, rumor lives.

      • Adebisi: I wanna see the warden.
        Murphy: What for?
        Adebisi: My business.
        Murphy: Adebisi, you oughta know by now that your business is my business.

      • Hughes: Thanks for this, Diane.
        Wittlesey: Oh, sure. Promise me, when my birthday comes, we don't celebrate it.

      • Father Mukada: Like I told you, I'm talking to people about Sam Hughes.
        Glynn: Hmm! Yes, well, what did you get, did you come up with something?
        Father Mukada: Well, maybe. William Giles.
        Glynn: That loony tunes?
        Father Mukada: I don't think he's so much crazy as just afraid to be sane.

      • Father Mukada: I've been checking in to that, the circumstances surrounding his dad's death.
        Wittlesey: Did you find anything out?
        Father Mukada: I talked to William Giles, who was in the cafeteria when Hughes got stabbed and.....he claims, and I don't even know whether to believe him or not and if I do believe him I don't know what to do about it and if I do do something about it who knows what'll happen...
        Wittlesey: Ray, you're raving.
        Father Mukada: He says that Sam Hughes was stabbed by Leo.
        Wittlesey: Leo, who? DiCaprio?
        Father Mukada: Glynn.
        Wittlesey: Leo Glynn?
        Father Mukada: Yes.
        Wittlesey: Giles is delusional.

      • Beecher: What's going on with you and Sister Peter Marie?
        Keller: Going on?
        Beecher: You missed two appointments and she's a mess.
        Keller: Hmm! I don't know what you're talking about.
        Beecher: If you're gonna fuck with her Keller, I'm gonna fuck with you. Fucking bitch. (Beecher leaves)
        Hill: What was that about?
        Keller: Eh, it's his time of the month.

      • Cramer: You know, all this time we've been in unit B together, you've never given two shits about me. Now that I'm boxing that Muslim, you're my best pal. Must have been kind of hard deciding who to root for, huh? Let's see, the fag or the nigger? But then again, you know a lot more about what it's like having your cock sucked then having an afro.
        Schillinger: You better watch your mouth, Tinkerbell or Khan's gonna win by default.

      • Hill: Who you betting on in today's fight, Khan or the faggot?
        Ryan: Neither. I'm sitting this one out.
        Rebadow: You've been on the winner every match so far. How come you decided to sit this one out?
        Ryan: Because whoever wins today's fight has to fight my brother next week for the championship. I don't want to bring on a jinx.
        Busmalis: Never took you for superstitious.
        Ryan: Hey, I'm a man of logic, I'm a man of planning. I consider every detail, I factor in every possibility, then I flip a coin.

      • McManus: Well, how about a hanging? When you die, your feet do a little dance, a little dance of death.
        Bellinger: Richie was right about you. A hanging, that's perfect. I want to go out of this life dancing. Thank you, kind sir.

      • Nappa: You know, you look a lot like my ex-wife.
        Ginsberg: Thanks.
        Nappa: That's not a compliment.

      • Margarita: You don't understand.
        Wittlesey: If I had a nickle for every time I didn't understand, you'd be talking to an empty chair.

      • Rivera: I can't see you, Alvarez. I'm looking right at you and I can't see you. Can you see me?
        (Alvarez nods)

    • NOTES (4)

      • This is the first and only time that married couple Kathryn Erbe, inmate Shirley Bellinger, and Terry Kinney, unit manager Tim McManus, share a scene.

      • The last lines in Nappa's autobiography are as follows:

        "People must wonder what I miss most. The money? The power? Limosines, ladies, my own personal army? Well, they call this place Oz. And just like that red-haired mick tramp said "There's no place like home"

        The End

      • HBO's episode summary includes a photo of Nikolai (in the infirmary) and a blonde woman. Again, this scene never made it into the actual broadcast.

      • Flashbacks: Samuel Hughes and a younger Leo Glynn are in the cafeteria; Leo gets in the middle of a fight, slips on the floor, and is attacked by prisoners. Samuel rushes in to save him, but gets stabbed, dying in Leo's arms. Later, Leo comforts a young Clayton after he learns of his father's death.

    • ALLUSIONS (2)

      • The last line of Nappa's autobiography reads:

        Well, they call this place Oz. And just like that red-haired mick tramp said in the movie, "There's no place like home."

        The "red-haired mick tramp" Nappa is refering to is the character Dorothy (played by Judy Garland) in the 1939 film, the Wizard of Oz. The last line of Nappa's autobiography is also the same in the film.

      • Ginsberg: And I'm telling you Mr. Nappa, and I'm not prone to hyperbole, but this may be the greatest true crime book since "In Cold Blood."

        This is in reference to the non-fiction novel written by Truman Capote, about the 1959 brutal murders of the Clutter family from Halcomb, Kansas.

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