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Capital P


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Thanks to Governor Devlin's (Zeljko Ivanek) machinations, the state has reinstated the death penalty, and Keane has been sentenced to death for murdering another inmate. The prison expects protests, and Glynn (Ernie Hudson) fires Sister Pete (Rita Moreno) when she joins the protestors. O'Reily (Dean Winters) carelessly lets Beecher (Lee Tergensen) know that Keane was set up. Beecher goes to great lengths to try to help Keane, only to find out that Keane is at peace and actually wants to die. This setback, along with the continuing abuse by Schillinger (J. K. Simmons), has Beecher snorting heroin to keep himself sane. When Keane finds out that his sister is dying and needs a kidney donation, he enlists the aid of Said (Eamon Walker) and McManus (Terry Kinney) to get a stay of execution, so he can donate his kidney. McManus also arranges for Alvarez (Kirk Acevedo) to visit his sick baby, who dies before Alvarez arrives at the hospital. Alvarez is distraught, but tells Father Mukada (B.D. Wong), "I feel better about myself. I never loved anything before in my life." McManus has a fight with Dr. Gloria Nathan (Lauren Velez), whom he'd been dating, when he finds out she's participating in Keane's execution. He finds comfort in the arms of Officer Diane Wittlesey (Edie Falco), and their rough sex in an empty cell is intercut with the lethal injection of Keane. Soon thereafter, Richard L'Italien (Eric Roberts), another death row prisoner, finds out that the Supreme Court has refused to hear his final appeal. Glynn tells him he'll be executed the following day, and L'Italien confesses to murdering another 38 women, in addition to the one murder he's been convicted of. When Sister Pete asks for her job back, Glynn happily welcomes her return.


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
Ernie Hudson
as Leo Glynn
Terry Kinney
as Tim McManus
Rita Moreno
as Sister Peter Marie Reimondo
B.D. Wong
as Father Ray Mukada
Eamonn Walker
as Kareem Said
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