Oz is about the daily events inside a prison. In the series you get to follow Augustus Hill (Harold Perrineau, Jr.), our wheelchair-bound friend, who takes us through the daily life in Emerald City, a cell block in Oz. During the 6 seasons all aspects of life in a correctional facility are explored, from the violence, drugs, sex, and wars between gangs. The main gangs in Oz are: The Aryan Brotherhood, lead by white supremacist Vernon Schillinger (J. K. Simmons); the Muslims, lead by Kareem Said (Eamonn Walker); the Homeboys lead by Simon Adebisi (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje), Kenny Wangler (J. D. Williams) and Poet (muMs); the Others; the Italians, lead by Antonio Nappa and Chucky Pancamo; the Latinos lead by Miguel Alvarez (Kirk Acevedo), Raoul Hernandez (Luis Guzman) and Enrique Morales; the Irish, lead by Ryan O'Reily; and the Gays.
There's always something going on between the gangs and even though Warden Leo Glynn (Ernie Hudson) and the cell block manager McManus (Terry Kinney) try to stop it with all methods, nothing seems to prevent it.
Querns makes a return to Oz as a warden. As Howell learns that she's pregnant, Rebadow unsuccessfully petitions to artificially inseminate Norma. Vahue returns to Oz to talk to young prisoners and has a reunion with Brass. Alvarez receives bad news from the parole board. The mystery behind what really happened to Cloutier is revealed by Hoyt to Ray. Meanwhile, Idzik's death penalty sentence is overturned; Dr. Nathan lends her support to Ryan on the day of Cyril's execution; and the production of Macbeth
is held, but Schillinger's fate is the same as the character he plays.
Recaps1x1: The Routine recap
: The episode begins in snippets, showing the outside of a prison. Augustus Hill narrates. He introduces us to Oz, which is short for the Oswald Maximum Security Penitentiary. Tobias Beecher, Donald Groves, and Miguel Alvarez are in processing. Alvarez is stabbed... read more.