Warden Leo Glynn
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Warden Leo Glynn (Character)
from "Oz" (1997)

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"Oz: God's Chillin' (#1.3)" (1997)
Leo Glynn: People, we've got three murders in two weeks. I got the Commissioner yelling in my ear and the press shoved up my ass. The Governor's threatening to send in the feds. And my daughter wants to move into an apartment with her boyfriend. Somebody, help me out here.

Leo Glynn: If one more fight breaks out, I'm going to shut this prison down so hard, so fast, you won't see daylight 'til the third millenium. Everybody got that?

"Oz: Wheel of Fortune (#5.5)" (2002)
Sister Pete: I want to find the three men who raped Peter Schibetta.
Warden Glynn: Why?
Sister Pete: Why, Leo? Why?
Warden Glynn: Look, we're doing everything we can to keep the number of reported rapes down.
Sister Pete: Reported? Listen to you, your own daughter was raped.
Warden Glynn: Well... this is different. This is Oz.
Sister Pete: Rape is rape, Leo.
Warden Glynn: I don't agree. Here, rape has a leveling effect. Peter Schibetta, from the day he arrived, wanted to be a tough guy, wanted to follow in his father's footsteps, running things, hurting people. Well, he got stopped by Adebisi, and now he got stopped again.
Sister Pete: What's going on? Do you have something personal against Schibetta?
Warden Glynn: No, no, simply survival of the fittest, as natural and basic as Darwin.
Sister Pete: You and I have disagreed about a lot of things over the years, but this is...
Warden Glynn: Peter Marie...
Sister Pete: "... a leveling effect."? You want rape to do your job?

"Oz: Variety (#5.6)" (2002)
Sister Peter Marie Reimondo: Rape is rape, Leo.
Warden Leo Glynn: I don't agree. Here, rape has a... a leveling effect.

"Oz: A Game of Checkers (#1.8)" (1997)
[During 1997 prison riot]
Inmates: [chanting] Said! Said! Said!
Kareem Said: [Raises his hand and all inmates stop chanting] Gentlemen.
Warden Glynn: What's this about Said?
Kareem Said: If you have to ask, Glynn, then we got a long day ahead of us.

"Oz: The Tip (#2.1)" (1998)
[Alvah Case has just deduced that Wittlesly intentionally killed Scott Ross during the riot]
Warden Glynn: She's got a mother in chemotherapy and a daughter she's got to take care of herself.
Alvah Case: So what? You're asking me to compromise my integrity? Justice has to be done, Leo.
Warden Glynn: Justice? The woman's a single mother, honest and one of the best COs I got. She's a good woman, who's got a hard enough time as it is. And you're gonna take all she's got away? For what? For a scum sucking drug dealer like Scott fucking Ross?

"Oz: Straight Life (#1.5)" (1997)
Leo Glynn: Hey, Tim, want to grab some dinner?
Tim McManus: Appreciate it, Leo. I can't.
Leo Glynn: Too much work to do, right? You can take a break from saving the world. Even Jesus had supper.
Tim McManus: Yeah, and right afterwards he was betrayed and crucified.
Leo Glynn: I'll try not to take that personally.

"Oz: See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Smell No Evil (#6.2)" (2003)
Leo Glynn: Look, whatever relationship we may had in the past, it's over, you're my prisoner now!
Mayor Wilson Lowen: That simple huh... do you actually think I killed those little girls?
Leo Glynn: You're found guilty!
Mayor Wilson Lowen: As a black man... you gotta know that don't mean dick!

"Oz: The Truth and Nothing But... (#3.1)" (1999)
Tim McManus: [McManus discovers that a CO Karl Metzger is a member of the Aryan Brotherhood] So before Metzger came to town, he lived in Montana where he was part of the White Supremacy Warriors.
Sister Peter Marie Reimondo: You sure of this, Tim?
Tim McManus: I got a friend who works in the FBI who verified it.
Warden Leo Glynn: Even so, you can't fire a man for what he did 15 years ago. I need proof that he's in cahoots with Vern Schillinger, that he's responsible for what happened to Busmalis, Beecher, and the others.
Tim McManus: Nobody will testify against Metzger.
Warden Leo Glynn: Well, the union's not gonna let us do anything without evidence. He's also very popular with the other CO's. I don't need any more morale problems.
Tim McManus: So we let him stay on board till maybe he kills somebody?
Warden Leo Glynn: I'm afraid, we have no choice.
Tim McManus: Even though he only thinks of you as a Nigger?
Warden Leo Glynn: What did you say?
Tim McManus: A Nigger.
Warden Leo Glynn: If you're trying to piss me off, you're succeeding. I don't want Metzger in this building one minute longer than you do. But if I'm going to take him down, I'm gonna need ammunition.

"Oz: Napoleon's Boney Parts (#3.2)" (1999)
Warden Glynn: You wanted to see me.
Chris Keller: I gotta get out of this place.
Warden Glynn: There's a reason you're in protective custody. We want you to live long enough to testify against Schillinger.
Chris Keller: Yeah, Warden I stay in here I die of boredom.
Warden Glynn: You wanted magazines, I sent magazines.
Chris Keller: How many times a day can a guy jerk off?
Warden Glynn: I don't know, depends on the guy.
Chris Keller: I gotta go back to Em City. I ain't worried about Schillinger. I'll take care of myself. I want that fuck to see I'm not punking out.

"Oz: The Routine (#1.1)" (1997)
Kareem Said: 78% of the population at Oswald State Penitentiary are men of color. The ratio is, at last count, one officer for every nine prisoners. We can take this prison anytime we want to.
Warden Leo Glynn: You can take it, but you wouldn't be able to keep it.
Kareem Said: That remains to be seen.
Warden Leo Glynn: Are you telling me you intend to start a riot?
Kareem Said: What I'm telling you is, as of today, I run Oz.
Warden Leo Glynn: Don't you fuck with me, my brother.

"Oz: Obituaries (#4.2)" (2000)
Father Ray Mukada: [At the funeral of an African American CO Joseph Howard] Eternal rest grant unto him, Oh Lord, and let perpetual light shine down upon him. And now, Tim McManus would like to say a few words. Tim.
Tim McManus: Joe loved to bet on the horses, and so, in honor of him, I would like to...
Tim McManus: Camp town races sing this song, doo-dah, doo-dah, Camp town racetrack's five miles long Oh, the doo-dah day.
[Blacks in Audience including Glynn begin to look at McManus with disgust]
Tim McManus: Gonna run all night, Gonna run all day. Bet my money on a bobtail nag, Somebody bet on the bay.
Warden Leo Glynn: [a scene later in the Warden's office] Come in.
Sister Peter Marie Reimondo: Leo, we want to talk about Tim.
Warden Leo Glynn: I have had all the discussion about Tim McManus I'm gonna have.
Sister Peter Marie Reimondo: He's clearly in distress.
Warden Leo Glynn: Yes.
Dr. Gloria Nathan: He needs help.
Warden Leo Glynn: That's what I told him.
Sister Peter Marie Reimondo: So, you've seen him?
Warden Leo Glynn: He just left.
Dr. Gloria Nathan: We've been looking everywhere.
Warden Leo Glynn: He just left.
Dr. Gloria Nathan: Well, where'd he go?
Warden Leo Glynn: I have no idea.
Sister Peter Marie Reimondo: Alright, we'll try him at home tonight.
Dr. Gloria Nathan: If not, we'll just see him here tomorrow.
Sister Peter Marie Reimondo: Right.
Warden Leo Glynn: I don't think so.
Dr. Gloria Nathan: Why not?
Warden Leo Glynn: I just fired him. Good night.

"Oz: Great Men (#2.3)" (1998)
Warden Leo Glynn: [Glynn and the COs have found an inmate Alexander Vogel in the gymnasium murdered with the word "JEW" carved into his chest] So you don't know anything about Alexander Vogel's murder? If the Aryan Brotherhood's not involved, why was "Jew" carved on his chest?
Vernon 'Vern' Schillinger: Maybe some gang is trying to lay the blame on us. We're not the only ones that hate Jews, you know,
[In a Black Voice]
Vernon 'Vern' Schillinger: I mean, your people do too.
Warden Leo Glynn: You're involved in this, Schillinger, I know you are.
Vernon 'Vern' Schillinger: Yeah, well, if that's true, prove it.
Warden Leo Glynn: I will. Take him to his cell.
Vernon 'Vern' Schillinger: [singing] Wish I was in the land of cotton, old times there are not forgotten...

"Oz: Strange Bedfellows (#2.6)" (1998)
Warden Leo Glynn: Said is representing Vern Schillinger?
Tim McManus: Didn't Nostradamus predict this? Doesn't this mean we're two steps closer to the end of the fucking world?

"Oz: Ancient Tribes (#2.2)" (1998)
Warden Leo Glynn: [Inmate Kenny Wangler started a fight in class] I want Wangler in the Hole!
Tim McManus: It's not that he wouldn't read, he couldn't read, the kid can't read Leo.
Warden Leo Glynn: So that excuses his behavior?
Tim McManus: No, it gives us insight as to how to help him.
Warden Leo Glynn: McManus, 150 years ago, it was against the law for a slave to learn to read but some did, you know why because they had a thirst for it, Now the reverse is also true, you cannot force someone to learn how to read!
Tim McManus: I can try.
[Glynn lets McManus keep Wangler in Em City]