Hospital wing. McManus goes to see Said, who's sitting up in bed, about the transplant.
Oz TV. We learn that the Pernicious Peewee folded faster than an origami expert on crack when confronted by the Cardinal and a Muslim leader whom Said no doubt contacted. Keane gets a thirty-day stay of execution. Keane is led out of PC to go to the hospital, a big smile on his face. Hill talks about clemency, and says that letting a condemned man die is merciful, since life in prison is worse than death, and considering that this is only the fourth episode, do they really need to be recycling monologue concepts already? This is exactly why Ortolani wanted to die, right?
Ryan and Hill play checkers when D'Angelo appears and summons Ryan. D'Angelo informs him that he lost a sports bet, and demands payment immediately. Ryan asks why he's busting his balls, and they start heating up until Diane asks if there's a problem. Ryan returns to the table, and Hill makes a move and tells Ryan he lost. Ryan dons his Mickey O'Velli hat and intones, "I never lose when it counts." Start the music!
In the classroom, Ryan tells Adebisi and Wangler that Keane was set up. They guess it was Schibetta, but Ryan "corrects" them that it was D'Angelo. Ryan expertly spins the tale that since Ortolani died, D'Angelo has been looking to move up, so he set Keane up to impress Schibetta. Wangler wigs, but shuts up when several other inmates arrive. Ryan whispers that another murder will lock Oz down, but since Adebisi and Wangler work in the kitchen with D'Angelo, they should be able to arrange a little accident. They nod. Adebisi asks why Ryan is so keen on justice for Keane. The answer, in tempo: "Because Jefferson took care of Ortolani for me. I owe him." I'm just waiting for him to add, "These aren't the 'droids you're looking for." I really think he's got that Jedi mind control down. Someone who looks like a Hey! It's That Guy! but probably isn't comes in and introduces himself as the replacement for Sister Pete, and the nervousness this guy gives off chums the waters more than a barge full of blood, as within seconds Wangler is yelling at him to "SHUT THE FUCK UP!" I haven't seen such a display of disrespect toward a teacher since the sixth grade. The guy plows on that they're going to talk about anger management, which gets a chuckle out of me, although I wonder how it's possible that Alvarez isn't there. Then I remember where he probably is, and I get all sad, so I'm glad when the laughs continue, as the guy droning about controlling one's temper leads into a shot of Adebisi clocking D'Angelo with a pan in the kitchen. He and Wangler shove his head into the industrial dishwasher and turn it on. Hee.