Plan B


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Said (Eamonn Walker) recovers surprisingly quickly from his heart attack, and punishes the power-hungry Huseni Mershaw (Roger Guenveur Smith) for not helping him. "This man is cast out!" Said tells his fellow Muslims, and Mershaw, despite an entreaty to Adebisi (Adewale Akinnouye-Agbaje), finds himself isolated. In desperation, he goes to McManus (Terry Kinney) and Glynn (Ernie Hudson), telling them that Said is planning a riot. This sets off a shakedown in Em City, and Mershaw is branded a snitch. Before his transfer out of Em City, he tearfully tells Said, "All you taught me was that your God is full of hate and vengeance." Mershaw is later found dead, an apparent suicide. Said talks to the press about the string of recent deaths in Oz, causing Glynn to cut off his access to the media, and crack down on the Muslim population in retribution. Said's power impresses Groves (Sean Whitesell), who tells him, "The whole Allah thing -- it's awesome," and is inspired to kill Warden Glynn. His murder attempt fails, and he ends up inadvertently killing a guard who intercedes. Sentenced to death for this murder, he asks to be executed by firing squad. Hill (Harold Perrineau) is still struggling with his drug problem, thanks to the influence of Mayhew (Rick Fox), but he finds solace in helping a fellow inmate, Dobbins (Zuill Bailey), who is an accomplished young cellist. Beecher (Lee Tergesen) returns to Em City after doing time in the hole for his PCP-induced attack on Schillinger (J.K. Simmons). Harassed by Schillinger's Nazi cohorts, he requests a transfer, but is denied. Pushed to the breaking point, he takes his ugly revenge on Schillinger.


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
Eamonn Walker
as Kareem Said
J.K. Simmons
as Vern Schillinger
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