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Losing Your Appeal


Episode Info

Richie Hanlon (Jordan Lage) runs into serious trouble when some Aryans order him to perform oral sex. Hanlon resists, until they tell him they murdered Vogel. Later, when another inmate tries to bully Hanlon, he lashes out, and accidentally pushes the man over a railing, killing him. To avoid prosecution, Hanlon tells McManus (Terry Kinney) what he knows about Vogel's murder. But after Schillinger (J.K. Simmons) is brought in for questioning, he sends Hanlon an ultimatum with the help of a sympathetic guard. If Hanlon doesn't confess to the Vogel murder himself, the Aryans will kill him. Judge Grace Lema (Elaine Stritch) arrives at Oz to hear Said (Eamonn Walker) plead Hill's (Harold Perrineau) case. Said is ill-prepared, and when the hearing goes badly, Hill gives up, angrily telling Said that he can't take having his hopes raised. With the help of McManus and Said, Poet (muMs) has his work published in an anthology, and some influential people are advocating for his release. Said tries to convince Poet to give up drugs. O'Reily (Dean Winters) finds out that his cancer surgery was successful, but his chemo treatments weaken him, making him a target when he returns to Em City. McManus and Dr. Nathan (Lauren Velez) agree to let him stay in the hospital ward until he's done with chemo. O'Reily tells Nathan he's attracted to her, and she admits to Sister Peter Marie (Rita Moreno) that she's struggling with her feelings for him. Schibetta (Eddie Malavarca) and Adebisi (Adewale Akinnouye-Agbaje) each approach Alvarez (Kirk Acevedo), unsuccessfully trying to convince him to kill the other. Beecher (Lee Tergesen) gets a new cellmate, Chris Keller (Christopher Meloni). Beecher defends Keller when he gets into a fight with the Aryans, but it turns out that Keller is working with Schillinger to set Beecher up.


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
Eamonn Walker
as Kareem Said
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