Episode Info

White (Michael Wright) is preparing to sing in the prison talent show, and gets so frazzled that he turns to Poet (MuMs) for advice. Poet offers heroin, and White considers the offer. Said (Eamonn Walker) gets out of the hole. He tells the other Muslims he's decided that White should be allowed to be who he is. Robson (R.E. Rodgers) reluctantly visits the dentist, Faraj (Aasif Mandvi), after years of neglecting his teeth. Faraj performs periodontal surgery, transplanting gum tissue from a cadaver, and taunting Robson about the tissue's origins. Alvarez (Kirk Acevedo) wants to give the guide dog he's training to Rivera (Nelson Vasquez), the guard he blinded. Sister Pete (Rita Moreno) tries to arrange it. A new prisoner, Father Meehan (Malachy McCourt), finds a hostile cellmate in O'Reily (Dean Winters). O'Reily makes a deal to kill Jia (Michael Delmare) in exchange for Morales (David Zayas) maiming Shupe (Joel West). Poet convinces Redding (Anthony Chisholm) that the Sicilians sold drugs to Hill, prompting Redding's retaliation. Father Mukada (B.D. Wong) gets Jaz Hoyt (Evan Seinfeld) to testify against Kirk (Sean Dugan), who retaliates against Mukada. Catherine McClain (Sandra Pupuro) decides not to represent Keller (Christopher Meloni), because she believes he's guilty, and breaks up with Beecher (Lee Tergesen). Guenzel (Mike Doyle) attacks Beecher, spurring him to make an ugly deal with Schillinger (J.K. Simmons). This episode revolves around the talent show theme, opening with Sister Pete singing a song. This is the only episode of the first five seasons of Oz which is not introduced by Hill (Harold Perrineau Jr.). Reportedly, Perrineau needed time off to shoot The Matrix Revisited, so his usual commentary was replaced with songs from Hoyt, Redding, Mukada, and a duet between Beecher and Schillinger. The episode was directed by actor Roger Rees.


Ernie Hudson
as Leo Glynn
Terry Kinney
as Tim McManus
Rita Moreno
as Sister Peter Marie Reimondo
B.D. Wong
as Father Ray Mukada
Harold Perrineau
as Augustus Hill
Eamonn Walker
as Kareem Said
Lee Tergesen
as Tobias Beecher
J.K. Simmons
as Vern Schillinger
Dean Winters
as Ryan O'Reily
Luna Lauren Vélez
as Dr. Gloria Nathan
George Morfogen
as Bob Rebadow
David Zayas
as Enrique Morales
Michael Wright
as Omar White
Betty Buckley
as Suzanne Fitzgerald
Kirk Acevedo
as Miguel Alvarez
Granville Adams
as Zahir Arif
Tom Mardirosian
as Agamemnon Busmalis
Sandra Purpuro
as Catherine McClain
Eddie Malavarca
as Schibetta
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
Ellen McElduff
as Elenor O'Connor
Milo O'Shea
as Dr. Frederick Garvey
Blayne Perry
as Samuel Gougeon
Larry Pine
as Arnold Zelman
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
Lou Sones
as Steve Dawkins
Thomas G. Waites
as Henry Stanton
Joel West
as Glen Shupe
Steven Wishnoff
as Tony Masters
Emanuel Yarbrough
as Clarence Seroy
Chuck Zito
as Charles Pancamo
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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