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Alvarez (Kirk Acevedo) knows the Latinos want to kill him, and he'd rather go back to solitary than reveal who raped Glynn's (Ernie Hudson) daughter. His transfer to solitary is delayed, and when El Cid (Luis Guzman) and his boys come after him, Alvarez kills Ricardo (Juan Carlos Hernandez). Later, he laughs as he tells Glynn that Ricardo was the rapist, and he's been in Oz all along. Shirley Bellinger (Kathryn Erbe) gets a stay of execution because the authorities find out she's pregnant. She wants to be executed, but Sister Pete (Rita Moreno) gets Governor Devlin (Zeljko Ivanek) to commute her sentence. Wittlesey (Edie Falco), defending McManus (Terry Kinney), gets into a brawl with Claire Howell (Kristin Rohde). When Glynn criticizes McManus' behavior, McManus loudly accuses him of racial favoritism. Glynn allows the boxing championship, between Khan (Ernie Hudson, Jr.) and Cyril (Scott William Winters), to take place, but with no audience. Stanislofsky (Philip Casnoff) tips off Murphy (Robert Clohessy), who stops O'Reily (Dean Winters) from tampering with Khan's water. O'Reily cleverly invites their father (Kevin Conway) to visit to give Cyril a special kind of motivation. But the bout ends tragically, further inflaming racial tensions. Adebisi (Adewale Akinnouye-Agbaje) confronts Clayton Hughes (Seth Gilliam) about who killed his father. Pancamo (Chuck Zito) and El Cid (Luis Guzman) talk to Adebisi about staying focused on the drug trade, but Adebisi tells them there are "some things more important. . .than money." Schillinger (J.K. Simmons) approaches all the white inmates, even the Jewish Stanislofsky, to build racial solidarity, while Adebisi gets close to the Muslims, and to Hill (Harold Perrineau). When Murphy tries to crack down, and Hill gets sent to the hole for a minor infraction, the prison seems about to erupt. Documentarian Barbara Kopple (American Dream) directed this hard-hitting season finale.


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
Kathryn Erbe
as Shirley Bellinger
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