Oz

Oz

In Season Two of HBO's acclaimed drama series, Oz reopens its gates in the wake of a deadly riot. Yet despite a renewed rehab commitment by its creator, Tim McManus, Emerald City remains a powderkeg steeped in corruption, violence and racism.
In Season Two of HBO's acclaimed drama series, Oz reopens its gates in the wake of a deadly riot. Yet despite a renewed rehab commitment by its creator, Tim McManus, Emerald City remains a powderkeg steeped in corruption, violence and racism.

Season 2 (8 episodes)

  • 1. The Tip

    Original air date: 07/11/1998 Runtime: 55:58 min.

    Original air date: 07/11/1998 Runtime: 55:58 min. Season Two premiere. In the aftermath of the riot that killed six inmates and two officers, Oz is locked down, and Emerald City prisoners are sent either to solitary or gen pop. A special committee is appointed to investigate the riot.

  • 2. Ancient Tribes

    Original air date: 07/20/1998 Runtime: 57:06 min.

    Original air date: 07/20/1998 Runtime: 57:06 min. Ten months after the riot, Em City is reopened. A recovered McManus creates a council of group representatives to keep order, and initiates classes to help inmates get high-school equivalency diplomas.

  • 3. Great Men

    Original air date: 07/27/1998 Runtime: 56:11 min.

    Original air date: 07/27/1998 Runtime: 56:11 min. Alvarez knows who raped Glynn's daughter, but refuses to tell the warden. Wangler is making progress at school, but his cellmate, Abedisi, isn't a fan of higher education. When Hill's judge is convicted of accepting bribes, Said takes up Hill's case.

  • 4. Losing Your Appeal

    Original air date: 08/03/1998 Runtime: 57:34 min.

    Original air date: 08/03/1998 Runtime: 57:34 min. Augustus Hill's appeal is denied, despite the efforts of Said, who has better luck with Poet's poems. Meanwhile, O'Reily survives his lumpectomy, and now focuses his attention on Dr. Nathan.

  • 5. Family Bizness

    Original air date: 08/10/1998 Runtime: 57:19 min.

    Original air date: 08/10/1998 Runtime: 57:19 min. With their enmity at a boiling point, Adebisi poisons Schibetta--but not fatally. Now that his brother has turned himself in for murder, Glynn no longer owes Schibetta any favors.

  • 6. Strange Bedfellows

    Original air date: 08/17/1998 Runtime: 58:15 min.

    Original air date: 08/17/1998 Runtime: 58:15 min. Schillinger attempts to enlist Said to get him out of jail. Recovered from being poisoned, Schibetta is brutalized by Adebisi, losing 'control' of Oz. Meanwhile, Alvarez is bumped out of the Latino power seat by Raoul Hernandez, a.k.a. El Cid.

  • 7. Animal Farm

    Original air date: 08/24/1998 Runtime: 56:02 min.

    Original air date: 08/24/1998 Runtime: 56:02 min. Cyril O'Reily, Ryan's brother, is imprisoned and falls under Schillinger's control. Ryan tries to get him away into Oz, but Cyril winds up in the hole. El Cid tells Alvarez there's only way he can 'stay in the game.'

  • 8. Escape From Oz

    Original air date: 08/31/1998 Runtime: 67:59 min.

    Original air date: 08/31/1998 Runtime: 67:59 min. In the Season Two finale, Wittlesey is transferred to general population and replaced by Karl Metzger, a Nazi. Mack and another Aryan try to escape through Busmalis and Rebadow's hole. Hill gets the idea of escaping Oz by hiding in a coffin.