The drug epidemic grows as the efforts of the staff, trying to stop it, fail. Schibetta sides with the gangsters and offers them a deal, only to find out that one of them is not who he says he is and so plugs him up. Diane Whittlesey meets an old friend and joins him in smuggling cigarettes to make ends meat. Said is diagnosed with hypertension but refuses to take his medication. An anonymous tip leads to one of the officers getting arrested for smuggling drugs into Oz. McManus and Sister Pete find out that Beecher has found a new addiction to kill his pain; Sister Pete tries to get him into counselling but with no luck. Schillinger decides to give him a makeover.

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Oz Season 1

# Title Air Date
1:1 The Routine Jul 12, 1997
1:2 Visits, Conjugal and Otherwise Jul 14, 1997
1:3 God's Chillin' Jul 21, 1997
1:4 Capital P Jul 28, 1997
1:5 Straight Life Aug 4, 1997
1:6 To Your Health Aug 11, 1997
1:7 Plan B Aug 18, 1997
1:8 A Game Of Checkers Aug 25, 1997