4 PM. In the kitchen, Keane bitches to Adebisi that his brother is half-dead because of Ortolani. O'Reily, ever the opportunist, joins the party. Healy barges in and demands to know what's going on. Keane says they're just consoling him about his brother. Healy taunts that his brother's a fag, and asks if he's one too. Keane gets the line of the episode: "Why don't you suck my dick and find out." Adebisi licks his lips. Well, he was off-camera, so I'm just assuming. Healy gives them two minutes to finish up. Keane tells Post to go to the hole and kill Ortolani, but Ryan supplies the info that Ortolani's working the AIDS ward, like, how could they not know that? There's more gossip in Oz than in a quilting circle. Ryan says with a couple of days, he can get Post transferred to the AIDS ward, and Keane signs off on the plan. Ryan feys off, and Post smiles psychotically. I just realized who Ryan walks like -- Stuart from Queer As Folk U.K. And that, my friends, is pretty fucking fey.
In the main area, Ortolani watches TV. Schillinger joins him, and tells him the Aryan Brotherhood is grateful to him for crippling Keane Light. Ortolani is unresponsive. Schillinger says he's trying to give him "a little jizz." So was Keane Light, and look where that got him. Ortolani: "What happened in that shower was between me and the fag boy. It had nothing to do with you, you fucking redneck scumbag. So take your fucking pure white ass and get the fuck away from me." Who would have thought a statement containing the phrase "fag boy" would end up making me like Ortolani more? Schillinger leaves while calling Ortolani a "stupid greaseball," which affords Hill a segue to list a number of racial epithets, the point being that words are weapons. I'll stick with a shank, myself.
10 PM. Ortolani smokes in bed. Given his fate at the end of the episode, I wonder if this is some sort of PSA. Since he's shirtless again, however, I don't really care. Hill goes on that the routine of Oz will kill you. And we have an episode title, people.
6 AM. Ortolani wakes up and does his routine at the sink again. He walks to his pod window, and sees Said praying.
11 AM. Sanchez calls to Ortolani that he wants to see his daughter. Ortolani fixes Sanchez's bedclothes as he says he thought he was queer. Sanchez: "Queers have daughters." Indeed. Ortolani concedes the point, and reveals that his son is three, the same age as Sanchez's daughter. Sanchez pulls out a pack of cigarettes (I think they're Marlboro Lights, but I can't tell for sure) and offers them to Ortolani. Ortolani says they're not allowed to smoke, but lights them both up anyway. Heh. Ortolani asks how Sanchez got AIDS, and gets the answer that he loved heroin. Ortolani says he sold a lot of heroin, causing Sanchez to speculate that maybe Ortolani is indirectly responsible for his condition. Ortolani gets testy and says he never told Sanchez to share needles. He stomps off, but not without taking Sanchez's cigarette, saying, "No smoking." Heh.