History Series / Oz

17th Jul '16 9:19:56 PM Scriptrix
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** On occasion, the NY state flag and motto appear behind public officials when they are giving press conferences.
10th Jul '16 9:57:22 AM villainouscrush
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The main focus of the show is the study of personalities within the prison population, whose out-of-control violence, general anomie, and domination by gangs creates an environment that forces difficult decisions just to survive, much less avoid sexual slavery, drug addiction, or solitary confinement. Characters (who are summarized in the character page) range from former lawyer Tobias Beecher, Aryan leader Verne Schillinger, Iago-figure Ryan O'Reilly, senior citizen Bob Rebadow, veteran criminal Simon Adibisi, and many, many more. Wheelchair bound prisoner-for-life Augustus Hill serves as narrator, intermixing the events of each episode with a more general theme.

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The main focus of the show is the study of personalities within the prison population, whose out-of-control violence, general anomie, and domination by gangs creates an environment that forces difficult decisions just to survive, much less avoid sexual slavery, drug addiction, or solitary confinement. Characters (who are summarized in the character page) range from former lawyer Tobias Beecher, Aryan leader Verne Vern Schillinger, Iago-figure Ryan O'Reilly, O'Reily, senior citizen Bob Rebadow, veteran criminal Simon Adibisi, Adebisi, and many, many more. Wheelchair bound prisoner-for-life Augustus Hill serves as narrator, intermixing the events of each episode with a more general theme.
19th Jun '16 6:37:13 PM DoctorCooper
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* PrisonersWork: The prison industry is a dress factory. Anyone who doesn't have a job elsewhere in the prison (mail room, kitchen, etc.) ends up working there.
19th Jun '16 1:46:04 PM nombretomado
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* TheThirtySixStratagems: Killing someone with a borrowed knife is a favorite tactic of Ryan O'Reily.
14th Jun '16 6:18:31 AM Morgenthaler
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* KilledOffscreen: Death row inmate [[spoiler:Moses Dyell]] volunteers to donate his organs immediately after his execution, even getting Said to vouch on his behalf. Said later hears the news that [[spoiler:Moses]] was shot when he attempted to escape from his prison transport.
7th Jun '16 8:45:17 AM shamblingdead2
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** The "Men Of Death Row" photo shoot. Sure, let's put a bunch of psychopathic dudes who are responsible for multiple murders in a room full of equipment. What could possibly go wrong?
18th Apr '16 8:49:26 AM SoapheadChurch
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** Chris Keller is sentenced to 88 years with parole accessible in 50 [[spoiler:before getting an overturned eventually death sentence.]]

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** Chris Keller is sentenced to 88 years with parole accessible in 50 [[spoiler:before getting an eventually overturned eventually death sentence.]]



* TheOldConvict: Rebadow, who's been in for 30 years and was handed the last death penalty in the state (before Devlin re-instated it). Busmaslis to a lesser extent, but he was old before he came to Oz..

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* TheOldConvict: Rebadow, who's been in for 30 years and was handed the last death penalty in the state (before Devlin re-instated it). Busmaslis to a lesser extent, but he was old before he came to Oz..Oz.



* RapeAsDrama: Chiefly with the rapes of Dr. Nathan and Peter Schibetta

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* RapeAsDrama: Chiefly with the rapes of Dr. Nathan and Peter SchibettaSchibetta. In Season 6, prison rape is treated much more seriously, with one of the final scenes in the series showing Sister Peter Marie's new sexual assault support group.



* ReassignedToAntarctica: How Father Mukada ended up in Oz. By his own admission he was a star student but was too critical of his superiors to rise further through the papal ranks. The Cardinal claims that the assignment was not intended as a punishment, but as a lesson in humility.

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* ReassignedToAntarctica: How Father Mukada ended up in Oz. By his own admission he was a star student but was too critical of his superiors to rise further through the papal ecclesiastical ranks. The Cardinal claims that the assignment was not intended as a punishment, but as a lesson in humility.



* StrawNihilist: Lemuel Idzik, who kills [[spoiler: Kareem Said]] in the hopes of a death sentence, because he believes his life is meaningless to do the impending apocalypse.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Chris Keller for Scott Ross; both are {{depraved bisexual}}s with ties to Schillinger.

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* StrawNihilist: Lemuel Idzik, who kills [[spoiler: Kareem Said]] in the hopes of a death sentence, because he believes his life is meaningless due to do the impending apocalypse.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute:
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Chris Keller for Scott Ross; both are {{depraved bisexual}}s with ties to Schillinger.



* TheUnfairSex: Averted with characters like Shirley Bellinger and Claire Howell. Bellinger murdered her own children and is put on death row, while Claire Howell is depicted as a loathsome sexual predator who abuses her authority.

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* TheUnfairSex: Averted with characters like Shirley Bellinger and Claire Howell. Bellinger murdered her own children and is put on death row, while Claire Howell is depicted as a loathsome sexual predator who abuses her authority. This discussed with regard to Shirley, as Devlin gets a lot of flak for the first death sentence in 30 years being handed to a woman.



** Adam Guenzel, the last thing you should do is act like a complete asshole to the only person in the prison who's trying to protect you from the Aryans who clearly have it out for you..

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** Adam Guenzel, the last thing you should do is act like a complete asshole to the only person in the prison who's trying to protect you from the Aryans who clearly have it out for you..you.



* WhereTheHellIsSpringfield: It's never made clear where Oz is located. There are some subtle hints that it may be located somewhere in the Pacific Northwest.

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* WhereTheHellIsSpringfield: It's never made clear where Oz is located. There are some subtle hints that it may be it's located somewhere in the Pacific Northwest.



** As well as Ryan O'Reilly over Dr. Nathan. After Nathan helps him recover from cancer, he falls in love with her and arranges for her husband to be murdered.

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** As well as Ryan O'Reilly over towards Dr. Nathan. After Nathan helps him recover from cancer, he falls in love with her and arranges for her husband to be murdered.
4th Mar '16 9:30:09 PM lorgskyegon
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** Schillinger wants to make Adam ''Guenzel'' his prag. In old-timey prison slang, the word "gunsel" was the equivalent of "bitch", "punk", etc.

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** Schillinger wants to make Adam ''Guenzel'' his prag. In old-timey prison slang, the word "gunsel" was the equivalent of "bitch", "punk", etc. It's essentially the Yiddish word for being CampGay.
18th Jan '16 2:10:39 AM eroock
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-->- '''Augustus Hill'''

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-->- -->-- '''Augustus Hill'''
16th Jan '16 11:59:01 AM PhilsLover
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* KissOfDeath: Chucky Pancamo to Peter Schibetta, right before ripping his tongue out.

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* KissOfDeath: Chucky Pancamo to Peter Schibetta, right before ripping his tongue eye out.
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