1997 - 2003, Drama
The lives of prisoners held in an experimental unit.

Episode Guide

  • Oz - Exeunt Omnes (Season 6 Episode 8)
    Season 6 Episode 8:

    Exeunt Omnes

    Oz is in upheaval following the return of Martin Querns; Howell and Robson receive troubling medical news; Alvaraez succumbs to an enticing offer.

  • Oz - Junkyard Dawgs (Season 6 Episode 7)
    Season 6 Episode 7:

    Junkyard Dawgs

    Three new inmates arrive at Oz; Busmalis and Rebadow prove to be true Romeos; an awards Banquet ends in a fateful discovery.

  • Oz - A Day in the Death... (Season 6 Episode 6)
    Season 6 Episode 6:

    A Day in the Death...

    Idzik faces his enemies and asks for a transfer; the Muslims run into business trouble; the inmates rally to support the O'Reilys.

  • Oz - 4giveness (Season 6 Episode 5)
    Season 6 Episode 5:


    Alvarez receives shocking news; Redding's battle continues; Murphy makes a confession to Glynn; Morales' medical suspicions are confirmed.

  • Oz - A Failure to Communicate (Season 6 Episode 4)
    Season 6 Episode 4:

    A Failure to Communicate

    Glynn receives mixed news on the poison problem; Keller and Beecher work out an agreement; Robson finally gets some redemption.

  • Oz - Sonata da Oz (Season 6 Episode 3)
    Season 6 Episode 3:

    Sonata da Oz

    Schillinger has a disappointing visit with the mayor; Officer Brass spends some quality time with Morales; Cyril O'Reily undergoes an unusual method of therapy.

  • Oz - See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Smell No Evil (Season 6 Episode 2)
    Season 6 Episode 2:

    See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Smell No Evil

    The unexpected arrival of the mayor spurs an ironic turn involving Schillinger and Beecher; Dr. Nathan discovers why solitary inmates are getting sick.

  • Oz - Dead Man Talking (Season 6 Episode 1)
    Season 6 Episode 1:

    Dead Man Talking

    Alvarez and Schillinger are put back in the general population; the new librarian lifts Rebadow's spirits.

  • Oz - Impotence (Season 5 Episode 8)
    Season 5 Episode 8:


    Beecher clears the air about Schillinger; Cyril finds himself in the media spotlight; Morales and Urbano forge an agreement.

  • Oz - Good Intentions (Season 5 Episode 7)
    Season 5 Episode 7:

    Good Intentions

    Redding and Morales quarrel after Hill recovers; Meehan has an idea to help Cyril; Beecher tries to help Guenzel.

  • Oz - Variety (Season 5 Episode 6)
    Season 5 Episode 6:


    Cyril's trial begins; White and Said's relationship evolves; Beecher and Keller anger McClain.

  • Oz - Wheel of Fortune (Season 5 Episode 5)
    Season 5 Episode 5:

    Wheel of Fortune

    Robson stirs up trouble; Schillinger's friendly overtures toward Beecher mask ulterior motives; O'Reilly tries to cover Cyril's legal fees.

  • Oz - Next Stop: Valhalla (Season 5 Episode 4)
    Season 5 Episode 4:

    Next Stop: Valhalla

    Penders, Hill and Alvarez train Seeing Eye dogs; Nathan and Howell have a heart-to-heart talk; Schillinger's gripe with Said turns deadly.

  • Oz - Dream a Little Dream of Me (Season 5 Episode 3)
    Season 5 Episode 3:

    Dream a Little Dream of Me

    Redding and Morales forge an uneasy defensive alliance; Keller returns; the Cloutier mystery deepens.

  • Oz - Laws of Gravity (Season 5 Episode 2)
    Season 5 Episode 2:

    Laws of Gravity

    McManus wants Said to help reform White; O'Reilly's mother teaches music at Oz; the FBI stirs up trouble.

  • Oz - Visitation (Season 5 Episode 1)
    Season 5 Episode 1:


    Major renovations follow the gas explosion in the kitchen; the prisoners from solitary return.

  • Oz - Famous Last Words (Season 4 Episode 16)
    Season 4 Episode 16:

    Famous Last Words

    Hill learns where his allegiance lies; Redding and Morales plan a truce; Beecher worries about parole.

  • Oz - Even the Score (Season 4 Episode 15)
    Season 4 Episode 15:

    Even the Score

    Howell attempts to blackmail O'Reily to get to Cyril; ex-IRA terrorist and Irish refugee Connolly makes a dangerous pact with O'Reily.

  • Oz - Orpheus Descending (Season 4 Episode 14)
    Season 4 Episode 14:

    Orpheus Descending

    McManus starts a series of basketball games, pitting prisoners against one another; a new prisoner has information about Schillinger's son.

  • Oz - The Blizzard of '01 (Season 4 Episode 13)
    Season 4 Episode 13:

    The Blizzard of '01

    Hughes causes trouble in Unit J; Schillinger welcomes his granddaughter into the world; a new inmate threatens Beecher's chance at parole.

  • Oz - Cuts Like a Knife (Season 4 Episode 12)
    Season 4 Episode 12:

    Cuts Like a Knife

    Giles stirs controversy; Alvarez despairs of ever leaving solitary; Father Mukada returns to waning influence.

  • Oz - Revenge Is Sweet (Season 4 Episode 11)
    Season 4 Episode 11:

    Revenge Is Sweet

    Alvarez offers to be Glynn's informant; Dr. Nathan tests a new drug on the inmates; a love triangle involving Barlog, Beecher and Keller intensifies.

  • Oz - Conversions (Season 4 Episode 10)
    Season 4 Episode 10:


    A new inmate arrives ready to take charge of the African-American drug scene; Tidd offers to kill Said; Chinese refugees seek shelter in Em City's common room.

  • Oz - Medium Rare (Season 4 Episode 9)
    Season 4 Episode 9:

    Medium Rare

    O'Reily (Dean Winters) seeks revenge against a news reporter who did a negative story on him years before.

  • Oz - You Bet Your Life (Season 4 Episode 8)
    Season 4 Episode 8:

    You Bet Your Life

    Glynn withdraws from the race after an attack on Gov. Devlin; Supreme Allah suffers the consequences of making enemies at Oz.

  • Oz - A Town Without Pity (Season 4 Episode 7)
    Season 4 Episode 7:

    A Town Without Pity

    Keller wants to enter rehab to mollify Sister Pete; Beecher plots revenge; Said pledges allegiance to Adebisi.

  • Oz - A Word to the Wise (Season 4 Episode 6)
    Season 4 Episode 6:

    A Word to the Wise

    Mobay pays a price for getting in good with Adebisi; Claire Howell is transferred to Em City to address the increasing lack of diversity.

  • Oz - Gray Matter (Season 4 Episode 5)
    Season 4 Episode 5:

    Gray Matter

    Querns (Reginald E. Cathey) changes the dynamics of Em City; Mobay (Lance Reddick) takes drastic measures to avoid being exposed.

  • Oz - Works of Mercy (Season 4 Episode 4)
    Season 4 Episode 4:

    Works of Mercy

    A new unit manager has unorthodox methods; Beecher worries about his missing children; a new inmate brings trouble.

  • Oz - The Bill of Wrongs (Season 4 Episode 3)
    Season 4 Episode 3:

    The Bill of Wrongs

    Glynn discovers the source of Adebisi's gun; Mobay has to choose between taking drugs or blowing his cover.

  • Oz - Obituaries (Season 4 Episode 2)
    Season 4 Episode 2:


    Glynn fires McManus; Mobay's cover is threatened; Beecher testifies; Alvarez survives a murder attempt.

  • Oz - A C... and B... Story (Season 4 Episode 1)
    Season 4 Episode 1:

    A C... and B... Story

    Warden Glynn attempts to get Emerald City back to its normal routine after two weeks of 24-hour lockdown.

  • Oz - Out o' Time (Season 3 Episode 8)
    Season 3 Episode 8:

    Out o' Time

    A lockdown ends as New Year's Eve approaches; tensions abound between Ricardo and Alvarez, Howell and Wittlesey, Cyril and his father, and Glynn and McManus.

  • Oz - Secret Identities (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:

    Secret Identities

    Sister Pete falls for Keller and reconsiders her vows; McManus is accused of sexual harassment; Adebisi promotes a race war.

  • Oz - Cruel and Unusual Punishments (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    Cruel and Unusual Punishments

    Ryan's fixes are nearly uncovered even as Cyril wins another bout; the attempt at peace between Alvarez and Rivera may come undone; Said bunks with Beecher.

  • Oz - U.S. Male (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    U.S. Male

    Said's leadership is threatened; McManus searches for allies; a crime in the kitchen puts Oz in lockdown.

  • Oz - Unnatural Disasters (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    Unnatural Disasters

    Schillinger pleads with Glynn for Andrew's safety; Sister Peter Marie institutes a victim interaction program; boxing matches fire up the inmates.

  • Oz - Legs (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:


    Ryan fixes Cyril's first bout; Schillinger's son is imprisoned; Beecher plots, even as regretful Keller apologizes.

  • Oz - Napoleon's Boney Parts (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    Napoleon's Boney Parts

    McManus institutes a boxing program; a new inmate confesses a horrifying crime to Hill; Alvarez, confined to solitary, goes insane.

  • Oz - The Truth and Nothing But ... (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    The Truth and Nothing But ...

    Beecher is released from the hospital; Adebisi is released from the psychiatric ward; Ryan seeks revenge on Schillinger.

  • Oz - Escape From Oz (Season 2 Episode 8)
    Season 2 Episode 8:

    Escape From Oz

    Various escape plans are hatched; Schillinger crucifies recidivist Sippel; Alvarez gouges out Rivera's eyes.

  • Oz - Animal Farm (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    Animal Farm

    Imprisoned Cyril falls under Schillinger's sway; mob leader Nappa wants Adebisi punished for raping Schibetta.

  • Oz - Strange Bedfellows (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    Strange Bedfellows

    A recovering Schibetta loses control of Oz after being raped by Adebisi; Alvarez is bumped from the Latino power seat; Beecher becomes attracted to his roommate Keller.

  • Oz - Family Bizness (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    Family Bizness

    Adebisi poisons Schibetta; Gov. Devlin guts the equivalency program; Beecher learns his wife commited suicide.

  • Oz - Losing Your Appeal (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    Losing Your Appeal

    Augustus Hill's appeal is denied; Richie confesses to the wrong killing; Alvarez is offered conflicting opportunities.

  • Oz - Great Men (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    Great Men

    Alvarez knows who raped Glynn's daughter; O'Reily is diagnosed with breast cancer; the Aryans attempt to gain new respect at Oz; a woman arrives on death row.

  • Oz - Ancient Tribes (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    Ancient Tribes

    Emerald City reopens 10 months after the riot; McManus attempts to help inmates receive their high-school equivalency diplomas; Glynn's daughter is raped.

  • Oz - The Tip (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    The Tip

    Oz is locked down and Emerald City inmates are put in solitary confinement following the riot; a committee led by a law school dean investigates the riot.

  • Oz - A Game of Checkers (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    A Game of Checkers

    A fight over a checkers game leads to a massive riot in which several officers are taken hostage; the SORT team arrives to battle the inmates.

  • Oz - Plan B (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    Plan B

    A recovered Said has the Muslims shun Huseni Mershah; Groves commits murder in honor of Said's power; Beecher gets revenge on Schillinger.

  • Oz - To Your Health (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    To Your Health

    A large number of prisoner complaints keeps the prison health ward in constant demand.

  • Oz - Straight Life (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    Straight Life

    Drugs are smuggled into the prison, and officials are implicated.

  • Oz - Capital P (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    Capital P

    Tensions flare when the governor's reinstatement of the death penalty directly affects an Oz prisoner.

  • Oz - God's Chillin (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    God's Chillin

    Inmates' rowdiness prompts the warden to threaten a lockdown.

  • Oz - Visits, Conjugal and Otherwise (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    Visits, Conjugal and Otherwise

    The search for a convict's killer begins; the inmates of Emerald City react differently to visits from loved ones.

  • Oz - The Routine (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    The Routine

    A correctional facility stresses the rehabilitation of its inmates.