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The drug trade at Oz is thriving, and McManus (Terry Kinney) wants to stop it. He offers Schibetta (Tony Musante) a deal to testify against the suppliers. When Schibetta refuses, McManus transfers all the other Italians out of Em City, leaving the capo isolated. Pressured by his new partners, Markstram (O.L. Duke) and Adebisi (Adewale Akinnouye-Agbaje), Schibetta tells them the drugs are coming through the post office. The manipulative O'Reily (Dean Winters) overhears the information, and passes it along to Pokelwaldt (Brian Tarantina), a snitch. Then Markstram turns up dead in his cell, and Glynn (Ernie Hudson) belatedly tells McManus that the dead man was an undercover cop. McManus tells Diane (Edie Falco) that he loves her, but she says their night of passion was a mistake. A new prisoner arrives, Scott Ross (Stephen Gevedon), who has a history with Diane. She lets him know he'll get no special treatment, but when her overtime is cut, she's financially strapped, and agrees to help Ross smuggle cigarettes into Oz. Said (Eamon Walker) is suffering from hypertension, but refuses to take medication that might dull his mind. Schibetta asks O'Reily to help him eliminate competition by shutting down the guards' drug operation. O'Reily accomplishes this by convincing Pokelwaldt to rat on him when he makes a deal with his drug-running partner, Officer Healy (Steve Ryan). O'Reily gets thrown in the hole for a month and Healy gets fired. Sister Pete (Rita Moreno) gets Beecher (Lee Tergensen) to enter drug counseling, but he has a panic attack and races out during his first session. Schillinger (J. K. Simmons) continues to torment Beecher, making him wear lipstick and dress like a woman.


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
Lou Sones
as Steve Dawkins
Thomas G. Waites
as Henry Stanton
Joel West
as Glen Shupe
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
Terry Kinney
as Tim McManus
Tony Musante
as Nino Schibetta
Edie Falco
as Diane Wittlesey
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