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Six prisoners and two guards were killed and 34 others were injured after Governor Devlin (Zeljko Ivanek) sent a SORT team into Em City to put an end to the riot at the conclusion of the first season of Oz. As the second season begins, McManus (Terry Kinney) is recovering from a gunshot wound to the chest. All the prisoners from Em City are moved into the general population, or "gen pop," except for the riot leaders, who are put into solitary confinement. Devlin appoints an investigation committee, headed up by judge and law professor Oliver Case (Charles Dutton), to look into the riot. Devlin immediately pressures Case to clear him of any wrongdoing, mentioning that he's looking for a new state attorney general. Case interviews nearly everyone involved in the riot, and discovers that Scott Ross (Stephen Gevedon) was killed under suspicious circumstances. Forced into an overcrowded cell, Beecher (Lee Tergesen) finds himself the object of unwanted attention from Robson (R.E. Rodgers), who tries to bully him into giving him oral sex. But this is not the old, malleable Beecher, and he has an unpleasant surprise for Robson that he won't soon forget. Hill (Harold Perrineau) finds out that, despite his efforts, Dobbins (Zuill Bailey) died after being stabbed during the riot. Case interviews Rebadow (George Morfogen), who tells him that Officer Wittlesey (Edie Falco) was smuggling cigarettes for Ross, and that she had an affair with McManus. Schillinger (J.K. Simmons), who witnessed Ross's murder, threatens Wittlesey with exposure while Case pieces the chaotic events together.


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
Ernie Hudson
as Leo Glynn
Cotter Smith
as Judge Benjamin Fee
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