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The Best Oz Episodes

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List of the best Oz episodes, as voted on by other fans of the series. Chronicling the lives of prisoners at Oswald State Correctional Facility, Oz aired on HBO and was one of the network's first big hits. With so many memorable episodes of the show, it's hard to trust just one person's opinion of what the top Oz episodes of all time are. Fans of Oz are extremely passionate about the show, and there is often debate over which episodes are better than others. Ranking the best Oz episodes is particularly difficult as there are so many different and sometimes intermeshed storylines happening in each episode, it's easy to find yourself loving parts of the show but a bit frustrated with a particular subplot. But we are confident that you, dear voter, are up to the task. 

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    A Game of Checkers is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Oz Episodes
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    Beecher is released from the hole and Schillinger is left eyeless and weak. A riot breaks out after two white punks get into a fight over checkers. Frustration, sexuality, hate, revenge, racism all rear their ugly heads, causing the violence to escalate. Finally, after several prison officers are taken ...more

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    • Original Airing: Aug 25 1997
    • Season: Oz - Season 1
    • Episode Number: 8
    • Director: Jean de Segonzac
    • Previous Episode: Plan B
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    You Bet Your Life

    You Bet Your Life is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Oz Episodes
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    After the press conference shooting incident, Glynn pulls out of the race. When a corpse is found in the laundry room, Querns demands Adebisi find out who did the deed. Soon Browne's corpse is also discovered and Querns gets worried. Querns's investigative efforts point to Supreme Allah as the culprit ...more

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    • Original Airing: Aug 30 2000
    • Season: Oz - Season 4
    • Episode Number: 8
    • Director: Adam Bernstein
    • Previous Episode: A Town Without Pity
    • Next Episode: Medium Rare
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    A Town Without Pity

    A Town Without Pity is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Oz Episodes
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    Ryan and Howell get frisky. After leaving the hole and apologizing to Busmalis for the stabbing Rebadow suffers an attack due to a brain tumor. Busmalis reacts by doing what he does best--start another tunnel. Unbeknownst to the doctors and everyone else, Cyril's recovering psychologically more than he ...more

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    • Original Airing: Aug 23 2000
    • Season: Oz - Season 4
    • Episode Number: 7
    • Director: J. Miller Tobin
    • Previous Episode: A Word to the Wise
    • Next Episode: You Bet Your Life
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    Plan B

    Plan B is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Oz Episodes
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    A recovered Said ostracizes Huseni Mershah for turning his back on him when he was dying--and orders all the Muslims to cast him out. Impressed by Said's power, Groves decides to kill Glynn in his honor, but ends up stabbing and killing an officer by mistake. Condemned to death, Groves chooses the ...more

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    • Original Airing: Aug 18 1997
    • Season: Oz - Season 1
    • Episode Number: 7
    • Director: Darnell Martin
    • Previous Episode: To Your Health
    • Next Episode: A Game of Checkers
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    To Your Health is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Oz Episodes
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    Three generations of Alvarezes--all prisoners at Oz--are united when the partiarch, Ricardo, is found face down in his cell, suffering from Alzheimer's disease. Meanwhile, Tobias Beecher, who as the neo-Nazi Schillinger's "girlfriend" has been forced to wear women's clothes, flips out after taking PCP ...more

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    • Original Airing: Aug 11 1997
    • Season: Oz - Season 1
    • Episode Number: 6
    • Director: Alan Taylor, Alan Taylor
    • Previous Episode: Straight Life
    • Next Episode: Plan B
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    Good Intentions

    Good Intentions is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Oz Episodes
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    Redding discovers that Busmalis lied about DeSantos. Furious, he confronts Morales and the confrontation gets the two of them thrown in the hole. Cyril gets convicted of the murder and Ryan tells the attorney not to appeal. Meanwhile Sister Pete, Father Meehan and Suzanne Fitzgerald meet to devise ...more

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    • Original Airing: Feb 17 2002
    • Season: Oz - Season 5
    • Episode Number: 7
    • Director: Adam Bernstein
    • Previous Episode: Variety
    • Next Episode: Impotence
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    Even the Score is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Oz Episodes
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    Guerra rats to McManus about White still using drugs so McManus orders a shakedown. McManus confronts White and gives him an ultimatum. White goes to counseling but causes a fight and gets thrown in to the hole again. McManus gets a basketball scout to come and watch Brass play, but when Vahue loses to ...more

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    • Original Airing: Feb 18 2001
    • Season: Oz - Season 4
    • Episode Number: 15
    • Director: J. Miller Tobin
    • Previous Episode: Orpheus Descending
    • Next Episode: Famous Last Words
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    Strange Bedfellows

    Strange Bedfellows is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Oz Episodes
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    Schilinger enlists Said to get him out of jail, but Said backs out. McManus decides not to incriminate Wittlesey in Ross's death. A recovered Schibetta edures more pain after being raped by Adebisi. Meanwhile, Alvarez is bumped out of the Latino power seat by Raoul Hernandez, a.k.a. El Cid. New inmate ...more

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    • Original Airing: Aug 17 1998
    • Season: Oz - Season 2
    • Episode Number: 6
    • Director: Alan Taylor
    • Previous Episode: Family Bizness
    • Next Episode: Animal Farm
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