After a visit with his sons, Schillinger realizes he needs to get paroled. He convinces McManus to let him return to Em City with the condition that he leaves Beecher alone. Beecher comes out of the hole hell-bent on making sure Schillinger doesn't get paroled. McManus gets wind of Wittlesey and Ross' contraband operation and orders her to shut it down. Ross makes it very clear to her that this will not happen. The Muslims meet and discuss how the riot will begin. However, two rednecks beat them to it by fighting over a game of checkers. This causes all the inmates to get involved and they quickly overpower the COs who are trying to break it up. Said orders the Muslims to get out and seize control. Said pulls out the gun he acquired from a rookie CO and fires a shot into the air, causing Em City to quiet down. Said meets with Ross, Adebisi, O'Reily and Alvarez to discuss strategy and demands. Said agrees to let O'Reily, Ross and Adebisi control the main gate and Alvarez will control ... Written by
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Earlier drafts of the first season finale had Sister Peter Marie directing the musical West Side Story using inmates as cast members. The riot that was planned was supposed to start when the inmates began fighting each other while in character during the musical. Having Peter Marie direct West Side Story was supposed to have been a homage to actress Rita Moreno, who was in the movie version of West Side Story and won an Oscar for her performance. See more
When McManus goes to the hostages, Armstrong and Mineo are unconscious. Mineo is wiggling his fingers. See more
[During 1997 prison riot
Said! Said! Said!
[Raises his hand and all inmates stop chanting
What's this about Said?
If you have to ask, Glynn, then we got a long day ahead of us.
References The Wizard of Oz
I Got It Bad (and That Ain't Good)
Written by Duke Ellington
and Paul Francis Webster
Performed by Lee Tergesen See more