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Cruel and Unusual Punishment


Episode Info

O'Reily (Dean Winters) needs to fix another fight, as his brother Cyril (Scott William Winters) is going to face Pancamo (Chuck Zito), the huge mobster. Cudney (William Cote) has figured out what O'Reily has been doing, and won't help him anymore. In fact, he tells O'Reilly he's going to the warden with the information. So O'Reily pays Kosygin (Olek Krupa) to kill Cudney. He then slips some heroin into Pancamo's water bottle, and Cyril wins the fight. Stanislofsky (Philip Casnoff) goes to O'Reily to try to convince him that Kosygin can't be trusted, but O'Reily doesn't buy it. So Stanislofsky goes to Pancamo and tells him Kosygin spiked his water. Kosygin then goes after Stanislofsky, stabbing him in the neck. In preparation for their meeting, Alvarez (Kirk Acevedo) looks at a photo of Rivera (Nelson Vasquez) taken immediately after Alvarez attacked him. Rivera's wife, Tina (Judy Reyes), comes to see Peter Marie (Rita Moreno), concerned about her husband's sanity. Nappa (Mark Margolis) tells his new cellmate, Ginzburg (Charles Busch), that he's writing a tell-all biography, and Ginzburg tells Pancamo. Adebisi (Adewale Akinnouye-Agbaje) tells Wangler (J.D. Williams) of his plan to break McManus (Terry Kinney, who also directed this episode). Father Mukada (B.D. Wong) is looking into the death of Clayton Hughes' father in the prison 17 years earlier. When he talks to an older inmate, Giles (Austin Pendleton), he gets some shocking information. Keller (Christopher Meloni) continues to probe Peter Marie about her personal life. Beecher (Lee Tergesen) approaches Said (Eamonn Walker) for spiritual guidance. When Said welcomes Beecher, it further angers his fellow Muslims, who replace him as leader. The disgraced Said then moves into Beecher's cell.


Ernie Hudson
as Leo Glynn
Terry Kinney
as Tim McManus
Rita Moreno
as Sister Peter Marie Reimondo
B.D. Wong
as Father Ray Mukada
Edie Falco
as Diane Wittlesey
Harold Perrineau
as Augustus Hill
Eamonn Walker
as Kareem Said
Lee Tergesen
as Tobias Beecher
Tony Musante
as Nino Schibetta
J.K. Simmons
as Vern Schillinger
Dean Winters
as Ryan O'Reily
Kirk Acevedo
as Miguel Alvarez
Lauren Vélez
as Dr. Gloria Nathan
George Morfogen
as Bob Rebadow
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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