Season 1 Episode 2

Visits, Conjugal and Otherwise

Aired Monday 11:00 PM Jul 14, 1997 on HBO
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Episode Summary

Many prisoners are visited by wives and family members. Both Schibetta and the prison staff are searching for Ortolani's killer.

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  • Ciabetta wants to find out who killed Dino Ortalani. A ban is put on conjugal visits.

    After the murder of wiseguy Dino Ortalani, Ciabetta wants revenge.

    O'Reilly at first declines to give up the name but soon does. This episode sets up what Reilly's character really is a snitch and a manipulator. It's hard to believe he would have such a long stay on the show. Ciabetta eventually finds out part of who murdered Ortalani. O'Reilly of course is ecstatic either way. Dino is the one that tried to kill him, and he gets to score points with Ciabetta.

    Keene, part of the group that ordered the hit on Dino, wants to get married.

    A large part of this is on the investigation of Ortalani's death but as with many things in prison finding out who murdered who will lead to more murders.

    The cycle of violence never stops.moreless
  • Visits, Conjugal and Otherwise. Stays true to it\'s pilot.

    We learn more about the characters. For example we see the history of oswald. We find out that while he ehad sex with his wife cops run thru the door and started to chase him. He shot one of them and as a revenge they threw him of the building. Because of that he broke his legs and lost feel of his whole down boddy. Also we hear some politican talk about wanting to stop the conjugal visits in prison. Many prisnors fill out applications. The main white characters wife comes and they ahve fun after that another inmate and him are serached and they find something wraped in an napikin in his **** hole. The conclusion is amazing with one of the main characters getting burned.moreless
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

Harold Perrineau Jr.

Harold Perrineau Jr.

Augustus Hill

Susan Floyd

Susan Floyd

Genevieve Beecher

Guest Star

Tomas Milian

Tomas Milian

Ricardo Alvarez

Guest Star

Tim McAdams

Tim McAdams

Johnny Post

Guest Star

James Palacio

James Palacio

Fiona Zonioni

Recurring Role

Steven Wishnoff

Steven Wishnoff

Tony Masters

Recurring Role

Ray Iannicelli

Ray Iannicelli

Officer Roger Brese

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (5)

    • When Jefferson Keene is in the office talking to McManus about getting married to his girl you can see one of the cameraman through the reflection of the window right behind Tim McManus.

    • In Augustus Hill's flashback while he is having sex, his hand position on the bed is different in between shots.

    • Revealed

      Vern has two sons, age 17 and 16.

      Beecher has three children: daughter Holly, son Gary and infant Harry.

      Hill was paralyzed the night of his arrest. When a cop he shot was died, another cop threw him off a roof.

      Miguel is third generation of Alvarez convicts. Grandfather Ricardo incarcerated at 18, now in solitary confinement. Father Eduardo also incarcerated at 18, is now mute and an aide in the hospital.

    • Prisoners featured

      Augustus Hill convicted November 6th 1995, murder in the second degree, possession of illegal substances. Sentence; life imprisonment up for parole in 20. (prisoner # 95H522)

      Jefferson Keane convicted May 14th 1997, two counts of murder in the 1st degree. Sentence: life imprisonment without the possibility of parole. (prisoner # 97K186)

      Nino Schibetta convicted December 12th, 1995, on two counts of conspiracy to commit murder. Sentence: 120 years, up for parole in 70. (prisoner # 95S604)

    • Augustus Hill sings "So Happy Together" by The Turtles during Jefferson Keane's "wedding."

  • QUOTES (20)

    • Father Mukada: According to this file you're about to become a father. You've got a girlfriend, Maritsa, she's an inmate over at Parker Women's.
      Miguel Alvarez: Yeah, we got arrested together. Ain't that sweet?

    • Hill: God made sunsets full of color. And God made race horses that run in a flash. God made the orange, the apple and strawberries. But God's createst creation... is pussy. I don't mean to be crude or nuthin', but you can have all the sunsets, race horses and fruit there is, just give me all the pussy in the world. Fuck, I don't need all the pussy, just one a day, every day.

    • Hill: You can take alot of things from a man; cigarettes, the gym. You can take his freedom, his legs, but not his feelings. Not his feelings. A man loves a woman, doesn't matter what kind of a man he is, if he loves her, he wants her. He wants her body, he wants her to want his. So you say to him "You'll never touch her in that way, again. This is the last time, the last time, forever." If that's not cruel and unusual punishment, I don't know what is.

    • Burrano: Donald Groves, you killed your parents and ate them, right?
      Groves: I only ate my mom. I was saving my dad for Thanksgiving.
      Burrano: That's festive.

    • (discussing Beecher's conjugal)
      Schillinger: You didn't ask my permission. When are you going to learn prag, you belong to me. I make all your decisions. Right? (Beecher nods) So ask me. Come over here and ask me if you can fuck your wife.
      Beecher: I...
      Schillinger: Come on, ask me now.
      Beecher: Can I be with my wife?
      Schillinger: (laughs) "Fuck" my wife.
      Beecher: Fuck my wife.
      Schillinger: Louder, say "please" and "sir".
      Beecher: Please, sir, may I fuck my wife?
      Schillinger: Louder
      Beecher: (yells) PLEASE, SIR, MAY I FUCK MY WIFE?
      Schillinger: See, when you ask me like that, how can I deny you anything?

    • Hill: And love? Well, if sex is sweet and death is bitter, love is both. Love will always and forever break your heart.

    • (looking at a picture)
      Ryan: She's a hooker.
      Burrano: You're full of shit.
      Ryan: She's a hooker. I tell ya, I been there.
      Burrano: You're shitting me about this.
      Ryan: The St. Pauli sector of Hamburg, Germany is the red light district. So you tell me what a St. Paul Girl does after she takes up her apron.
      Burrano: And I always thought the little bitch was smiling just for me.

    • Hill: Sex and death. They're different but the same. To reach that final moment, that climax, you gotta give up control of your body, and of your soul.

    • Schillinger: O'Reily, that's Irish, right?
      Ryan O'Reily: Yeah! You got a problem with that?
      Schillinger: I run the Aryan Brotherhood.
      O' Reily: You're doing a hell of a job.

    • Father Mukada: I'm trying to get Miguel to accept responsibilty for raising the child. Maybe, you can help me?
      Mr Alvarez: Because I'm his grandfather? Padre, I've never even seen him.
      Father Mukada: You were a shitty father, your son was a shitty father. Don't you think it's time we break the pattern?

    • Glynn: McManus get a wife.
      McManus: I had a wife.
      Glynn: From what I hear, you had a nightmare.

    • Burrano: You need to find a job closer to home.
      Whittlesey: You think I haven't looked? There are no jobs. You think if the Chevy plant was hiring I would choose to come here and babysit these pisspots? I have no choice. Just like these imates, I'm trapped.

    • McManus: I have a date tonight.
      Glynn: A date?
      McManus: Yep! Is that so hard to believe?
      Glynn: Frankly, yes.
      McManus: I got a dick like every other guy.

    • Glynn: You can take a break form saving the world? Even Jesus had supper.
      McManus: Yeah, and right afterwards he was betrayed and crucified.

    • Burrano: You have a daughter right?
      Wittlesey: Yeah!
      Burrano: How does she feel about you being gone for so many days?
      Wittlesey: Please! We live with my mother, and between the two of them I get the crap beat out of me every time I walk through the door.

    • Keane: I wanna get married.
      McManus: To anyone in particular?
      Keane: Yeah, my girl Mavis.
      McManus: Mavis, wants to marry you in spite of the fact that you will locked up in here for the rest of your life?
      Keane: Yeah!
      McManus: Sounds like a remarkable woman.

    • Adebesi: Can you fuck?
      Augustus: Yeah!
      Adebesi: Are we talking getting hard or licky-licky?
      Augustus: No, we're talking in and out, up and down.
      Adebesi: I never thought a nigger could get hard in a wheelchair.

    • Schillinger: When I kill a man it's because his standing in the way of my constitutional rights. I kill to protect what's mine, what God has given me. The Sicilians understand that, but, the rest of these fucks would cut a man for a pair of sneakers or a fucking cigarette. They are animals.

    • Augustus Hill: Fuck is a four letter word. Rape is a four letter word. Wife is a four letter word and so is love. If fuck is a curse, so is love.

    • (Rebadow is asked by Investigator Lenny Burrano why he didn't tell Nino Schibetta not to seek revenge for Ortolani's murder when God told him to)
      Rebadow: Just cause I talk to God doesn't mean I'm crazy.

  • NOTES (1)

    • Harold Perrineau Jr. (Augustus Hill) is the first main cast member to do a nude frontal shot in the series with this episode.