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White supremacist leader Schillinger (J.K. Simmons) convinces Black Muslim leader Said (Eamonn Walker) to represent him as he fights the new conspiracy charge against him. Wangler (J.D. Williams) tears up some of Poet's (muMs) work, and they scuffle. McManus (Terry Kinney) punishes Wangler by banning him from the G.E.D. graduation ceremony. Governor Devlin (Zeljko Ivanek) attends the graduation, but informs McManus that his education program is being cut from the budget. McManus tries to take his case to the media, but the governor tells him that "crime is down, taxes are down" and the public doesn't care about his convicts. Thanks to the efforts of McManus and Said (Eamonn Walker), Poet is granted his parole. Diane Wittlesey (Edie Falco) finds out that McManus knows she killed Scott Ross, and she confronts him, explaining that since Ross shot McManus during the riot, she feels she did the right thing. Glynn (Ernie Hudson) gets his brother to confess to a murder, so that Peter Schibetta (Eddie Malavarca) can no longer use his knowledge of the crime to blackmail him. Adebisi (Adewale Akinnouye-Agbaje) poisons Schibetta, making him sick, and Glynn demonstrates his independence by transferring the Italians out of the kitchen. Beecher (Lee Tergesen) learns that his wife has died, apparently a suicide, and that his two young children found the body. Keller (Christopher Meloni) comforts him, but Beecher still resists Keller's sexual advances. Sister Peter Marie (Rita Moreno) realizes that the mentally unbalanced Giles (Austin Pendleton) witnessed her husband's murder decades ago. O'Reily (Dean Winters) grows more obsessed with Dr. Nathan (Lauren Velez), telling her he loves her. She rejects him, and asks him to stop pursuing her. But O'Reily won't be deterred, and convinces his slow-witted brother, Cyril (Scott William Winters), to murder Nathan's husband. This episode was directed by actress Kathy Bates.


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
Ernie Hudson
as Leo Glynn
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