"Out o' Time" is the eighth episode and finale of the third season and the twenty-fourth overall episode of the HBO television series Oz.
'Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. The rats, on the other hand, is a whole different story.
(singing) God rest ye merry gentlemen, let nothing you dismay. Remember Christ the savior was born on Christmas Day. To save us all from Satan's power when we were gone astray. Oh, tidings of comfort and joy. Comfort and joy. Oh, tidings of comfort and joy.
In England, the day after Christmas is called Boxing Day. I'm not exactly sure why, but in Oz, every day is a Boxing Day of sorts.
Everybody's worried about this Y2K problem. Come 2000, computers are gonna have a nervous breakdown, planes'll fall from the sky, the water supply'll dry up and the Pentagon'll start shooting nuclear warheads at Canada. Some predict that prison doors will automatically spring open. Well, I got the solution: A do-over. At the stroke of midnight, it's 1900 again and we get to do the whole fucking century over! I mean, 'cause, you know; let's face it. We didn't do such a hot job the first time around.
There's lots of folks who think the world's gonna end, come the dawn of this new millennium. They think we'll see the second coming of Christ, the apocalypse, Armageddon, doomsday. They've tied it all to God's great plan. But ask yourself, does God know it's January 1st? Does he have his watch set for midnight? And if he does, which time zone is he in? Man invented hours, days and minutes. Man invented calendars and clocks. God's got his own time-table, and it's stupid for us to think that we can set it for him. All we can do is watch the clock run out and hope for the best.
A bunch of men sit in cells on the brink of a new year, a new century, a new millennium, 1,000 years. They stare into the future, and all they see is themselves in those same cells. Black or white, here we are, on the precipice. We either hang on or we fall off, together or separately. It's our choice. It's up to us. It's up to you and me. Happy new year!
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