Oz: Season 1

Episodes

# Air Date Title
1 Jul 12
1997

The Routine

In the “Emerald City” experimental unit of Oswald State Penitentiary, we meet some of the diverse inmates who live within a pecking order of Homeboys, Latinos, Musl…

2 Jul 14
1997

Visits, Conjugal and Otherwise

With Schibetta and the prison brass in a race to uncover Ortolani’s killer (for very different reasons), we see how inmates react to visits from both their wives and, in…

3 Jul 21
1997

God's Chillin'

Friction grows in the wake of two deaths—first Ortoloni and now Johnny Post—so Wiseguy leader Schibetta, Muslim leader Said, and Homeboy Jefferson Keane are brought…

4 Jul 28
1997

Capital P

Governor Devlin has reinstated capital punishment in the state; and the first Oz prisoner scheduled to die is Jefferson Keane, who killed a Latino in a skirmish set up by the C…

5 Aug 04
1997

Straight Life

The infiltration of drugs into Oz has reached unprecedented levels; and the undercover efforts of McManus and Glynn to find out who’s smuggling it in backfires in a deadl…

6 Aug 11
1997

To Your Health

Three generations of Alvarezes—all prisoners at Oz—are united when the partiarch, Ricardo, is found face down in his cell, suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.…

7 Aug 18
1997

Plan B

A recovered Said ostracizes Huseni Mershah for turning his back on him when he was dying—and orders all the Muslims to cast him out. Impressed by Said’s power, Grov…

8 Aug 25
1997

A Game of Checkers

Beecher is released from the hole and Schillinger is left eyeless and weak. A riot breaks out after two white punks get into a fight over checkers. Frustration, sexuality, hate…

About Oz

OZ is set deep inside the Oswald Maximum Security Prison, in an experimental unit known as Emerald City. Em City focuses on prisoner rehabilitation over public retribution. There’s one set of rules from the outside looking in, and another once you’re inside. Every group – Muslims, Latinos, Italians, Aryans – stick close to their mutual friends and terrorizes their mutual enemies.

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