Oz - Season 1, Episode 3 - Rotten Tomatoes

God's Chillin'

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Episode Info

The murders of Dino Ortolani (Jon Seda) and Johnny Post (Tim McAdams) have increased tensions inside the prison and out. Warden Glynn (Ernie Hudson) calls in mob capo Schibetta (Tony Musante), gangbanger Keane (Leon), and Black Muslim leader Said (Eamonn Walker) and tells them he'll lock the prison down if there's more violence. Keane later finds a package in his cell, but it's not a peace offering; it's a piece of Post. Beecher (Lee Tergensen) is still being sexually abused by Schillinger (J.K. Simmons), who also humiliates Beecher by making him lick his boots. Beecher tells a sympathetic Sister Pete (Rita Moreno) he's been praying to God to get out of Oz. He tells her he made "one mistake, and...God took everything." Sixteen-year-old killer Kenny Wangler (J.D. Williams) arrives in Em City and wants to join Keane's crew. Said, trying to guide the teen, angrily confronts Keane when he finds them doing drugs. Surprisingly, Keane breaks down, and asks the Muslim leader for his help. But as Hill (Harold Perrineau) explains in the narration, "Sometimes when you see God, you lose sight of other men." Keane stops doing drugs, and turns his back on violence. He tells O'Reily (Dean Winters) that they have to repent for their part in the murder of Ortolani, and O'Reily, fearing for his own safety, immediately goes to Schibetta and rats Keane out, offering to arrange for Keane's death "as a sign of good faith." O'Reily gets a guard to help him set Keane up, and Keane instinctively kills one of his attackers in self-defense. Meanwhile, Father Mukada (B.D. Wong) convinces Miguel Alvarez (Kirk Acevedo) to participate in the birth of his son, but when the boy is born with a potentially fatal birth defect, Alvarez mutilates himself in an effort to appease God.

Cast

Betty Buckley
as Suzanne Fitzgerald
Reg E. Cathey
as Martin Querns
Anthony Chisholm
as Burr Reading
Robert Clohessy
as Off. Sean Murphy
Carl DiMaggio
as Off. Len Lopresti
John Doman
as Col. Edward Galson
Sean Dugan
as Timmy Kirk
Christopher Meloni
as Christopher Keller
Rick Fox
as Jackson Vayhue
Joel Grey
as Lemuel Idzick
Ray Iannicelli
as Off. Roger Breese
Zeljko Ivanek
as Gov. James Devlin
Brendan Kelly
as Wolfgang Cutler
Tom Ligon
as Alvin Yood
Patti LuPone
as Stella Coffa
John Lurie
as Greg Pender
Tom Mardirosian
as Agamemnon Busmalis
Ellen McElduff
as Elenor O'Connor
Milo O'Shea
as Dr. Frederick Garvey
Blayne Perry
as Samuel Gougeon
Larry Pine
as Arnold Zelman
Sandra Purpuro
as Catherine McClain
Blake Robbins
as Off. David Brass
R.E. Rodgers
as James Robson
Kristin Rohde
as Off. Claire Howell
Otto Sanchez
as Carmen `Chico' Guerra
Paul Schulze
as Off. Rick Heim
Philip Scozzarella
as Off. Joseph Mineo
Jon Seda
as Dino Ortolani
Evan Seinfeld
as Jaz Hoyt
Lou Sones
as Steve Dawkins
Thomas G. Waites
as Henry Stanton
Joel West
as Glen Shupe
Scott William Winters
as Cyril O'Reily
Steven Wishnoff
as Tony Masters
Michael Wright
as Omar White
Emanuel Yarbrough
as Clarence Seroy
David Zayas
as Enrique Morales
Chuck Zito
as Charles Pancamo
Granville Adams
as Zahir Arif
Dena Atlantic
as Floria Mills
Tim Brown
as Off. Jason Armstrong
Bobby Cannavale
as Alonzo Torquemada
Antoni Corone
as Frances Urbano
B.D. Wong
as Father Ray Mukada
Eamonn Walker
as Kareem Said
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