Oz - Season 2, Episode 6 - Rotten Tomatoes

Strange Bedfellows


Episode Info

Said (Eamonn Walker) is taking depositions in Schillinger's (J.K. Simmons) case, and a worried McManus (Terry Kinney) talks to Diane Wittlesey (Edie Falco) about his testimony. "If you ever loved me," Wittlesey tells him, "then lie." When Said asks him if Wittlesey killed Scott Ross, McManus lies under oath. Said later tells an angry Schillinger he's dropping out because he has no case. Death row inmate Shirley Bellinger (Kathryn Erbe) is exchanging mash notes with a secret admirer who works in the kitchen. It turns out to be Adebisi (Adewale Akinnouye-Agbaje). Adebisi demonstrates his survival skills when Schibetta (Eddie Malavarca) and a henchman come after him. Adebisi overpowers them both, and rapes the unconscious Schibetta. A mentally unhinged Schibetta later gets the news that someone else is taking over "the family's" operations in Oz. The Latinos also get new leadership, as Raoul Hernandez (aka "El Cid") (Luis Guzman) arrives in Em City, and Alvarez (Kirk Acevedo) finds himself on the outs. Another new inmate, Jiggy Walker (LL Cool J), arrives and spreads the word that he was Governor Devlin's (Zeljko Ivanek) personal crack dealer on the outside. Said has him go public with the tale, and is humiliated when Devlin holds a press conference, where he gets Walker to admit that he made the story up. After the murder of her husband, Dr. Nathan (Lauren Velez) returns to work, and is shocked when she learns that Ryan O'Reily's (Dean Winters) brother, Cyril (Scott William Winters), has confessed to the crime. "I saved your life," she tells Ryan, "and in return you destroyed mine." Keller (Christopher Meloni) convinces Beecher (Lee Tergesen) to see his kids, and later Beecher tells Keller that he loves him. When Keller gets thrown in the hole, Beecher spends a long night alone, and starts drinking again.


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
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