Oz : Family Bizness (1998)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Prime-Time Drama [TV], Prison Film  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - United States   |  
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White supremacist leader Schillinger (J.K. Simmons) convinces Black Muslim leader Said (Eamonn Walker) to represent him as he fights the new conspiracy charge against him. Wangler (J.D. Williams) tears up some of Poet's (muMs) work, and they scuffle. McManus (Terry Kinney) punishes Wangler by banning him from the G.E.D. graduation ceremony. Governor Devlin (Zeljko Ivanek) attends the graduation, but informs McManus that his education program is being cut from the budget. McManus tries to take his case to the media, but the governor tells him that "crime is down, taxes are down" and the public doesn't care about his convicts. Thanks to the efforts of McManus and Said (Eamonn Walker), Poet is granted his parole. Diane Wittlesey (Edie Falco) finds out that McManus knows she killed Scott Ross, and she confronts him, explaining that since Ross shot McManus during the riot, she feels she did the right thing. Glynn (Ernie Hudson) gets his brother to confess to a murder, so that Peter Schibetta (Eddie Malavarca) can no longer use his knowledge of the crime to blackmail him. Adebisi (Adewale Akinnouye-Agbaje) poisons Schibetta, making him sick, and Glynn demonstrates his independence by transferring the Italians out of the kitchen. Beecher (Lee Tergesen) learns that his wife has died, apparently a suicide, and that his two young children found the body. Keller (Christopher Meloni) comforts him, but Beecher still resists Keller's sexual advances. Sister Peter Marie (Rita Moreno) realizes that the mentally unbalanced Giles (Austin Pendleton) witnessed her husband's murder decades ago. O'Reily (Dean Winters) grows more obsessed with Dr. Nathan (Lauren Velez), telling her he loves her. She rejects him, and asks him to stop pursuing her. But O'Reily won't be deterred, and convinces his slow-witted brother, Cyril (Scott William Winters), to murder Nathan's husband. This episode was directed by actress Kathy Bates.




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