Ancient Tribes


Episode Info

Ten months after the riot, Em City is re-opened. McManus (Terry Kinney) has a new plan to keep everyone happy. He's divided the cellblock into ten different groups: Muslims, gangbangers, Italians, Latinos, Irish, Aryans, bikers, Christians, gays, and one final group known as "others." Each group will have four prisoners living in Em City, and one representative on the "Emerald City Council," where grievances will be heard. McManus opens the first council meeting by pushing his education programs. He goads a Christian prisoner, Coushaine (Bryan Callen), into teaching a reading class. He tells young gangster Wangler (J.D. Williams) that he doesn't have to work if he goes to class, and tells Poet (MuMs) that if he gets his G.E.D., he'll arrange for him to have a conjugal visit with his girlfriend. The reading class is disrupted when Wangler, embarrassed that he cannot read, attacks Coushaine. McManus decides to teach Wangler to read himself. New inmate Peter Schibetta (Eddie Malavarca), son of the late mob boss, gets Glynn (Ernie Hudson) to return an unnamed "favor" by giving the kitchen back to the Italians, which upsets Adebisi (Adewale Akinnouye-Agbaje). O'Reily (Dean Winters), worried that Schibetta will learn of his involvement in his father's death, tells Schibetta that Adebisi killed his father. Beecher (Lee Tergesen) continues to taunt Schillinger (J.K. Simmons), but Schillinger can't retaliate because his parole hearing is coming up. In desperation, he offers Wittlesey (Edie Falco) two thousand dollars to kill Beecher, threatening to expose her for killing Scott Ross if she refuses. His plans backfire, and he finds himself facing a longer prison term. Glynn learns that his daughter was beaten and raped by Latinos, and takes his anger out on Alvarez (Kirk Acevedo). Later, Dr. Nathan (Lauren Velez) gives O'Reily the shocking news that he may have breast cancer.


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
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