Season 1, Episode 8 A Game of Checkers

First Aired: August 25, 1997

Ross (Stephen Gevedon) blackmails Wittlesey; Schillinger returns to Em City; and two inmates get into a fight, which escalates into a riot. It's "our worst nightmare," says Glenn (Ernie Hudson). McManus: Terry Kinney.

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  • Premiered: July 12, 1997
  • Rating: TV-MA
  • Premise: A grim and graphically raw drama about life (and often death) in an experimental prison ward called Emerald City at the Oswald State Correctional Facility (nicknamed Oz). It was alternately praised and criticized for its profane language and extreme violen… (more)

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