My DVR says there are two back to back episodes of 60 Days In tonight. Not sure if I believe it or not. Are they dumping episodes? I have not been checking on the ratings. This should be a good episode though. I mean for us, not for the people in Fulton County Jail. Things pretty much suck for them.
Oh, Donald. We need to either hook you up with Porsha Williams are send you to anger management or both. You have a whole lot of issues to work out. Don is taken to a giant empty room with plenty of windows and a bed with his hands cuffed behind his back. He thinks he is going to the hole. I thought the was too. It’s up to the officer what the punishment is. He let Don take a few hours to think about what he’d done and calm down before returning him to gen pop.
Colonel Mark sound just like the guy from the first season talking about Ryan. Mark has integrated too far into the criminal mindset and seems to have forgotten why he is there. So he has brought his wife in for a visit to try to get him to refocus. That seemed to mellow him out a lot. I wish the wife would not have told him that is baby girl asked if he had another family though. She was supposed to be helping get him through not making him want to tap out.
During Jon’s scenes we find out that Marcus has been moved from 500 to 600 “due to a series of fights.” In other words they were afraid the bloods would kill him in 500 so they moved him. I am happy for Marcus, but I know these kids and there is a good chance he will do the same damn things in 600 that he did in 500. Let’s hope I am wrong or the show ends before I have to see him get jumped again.
OMG. According to Dashaun, who is the PITA of 600, Marcus, the former PITA of 500, is his biological brother. They are also co-defendants on the same case. Jon immediately lets it be known this is a bad idea. Just as I am typing that this will undo all the progress Jon has made with Dashaun, Jon says the same thing. As it turns out, Marcus is the calming influence with Dashaun. He’s the big brother trying to protect him. You know, other than whatever criminal mess they got themselves into together. We get a lot of sad background for which the solution isn’t very obvious. But was is obvious is that what is being done now, isn’t working.
Michelle has become a bit of a mother figure to Sydney. As I have mentioned in previous comments, Sydney unfortunately died in a car accident along with her father who was driving last November just after Thanksgiving. It was a one car accident in a residential neighborhood with a curvy road. The car took out several mailboxes before crash landing. That makes these scenes even more sad. Tonight, Sydney finds out she has a court date. This is the first step to her getting released. She immediately runs to Michelle to tell her the news. While Sydney was a court, she heard an officer speculating that the documentary being filmed was 60 Days In. She is way more excited to rat out the show than to tell the girls she will be out in about a week. This is so not good.
The inmates immediately start running around talking about how there are undercover people in the jail getting paid to be in there. It seems like almost immediately all fingers point to Mauri and Michelle. Mauri’s friend tells her she is a suspect. Michelle’s whole little pod turns on her. Everyone has paperwork unless they are on federal hold. Both of them have the federal hold story so neither of them have paperwork. Michelle is super nervous. They sort of back off of Michelle and focus on Mauri. Michelle eventually works her way back in by at least pretending to join in on the whippet party and flashing her boobs. Mauri isolates. At the end of this episode we see her give the distress signal and mouthing to the cameras. “They know. Get me out of Here!”
Matt, Nate and Calvin
Okay, I read the description for this episode where they let us know this is a fire drill and not a real fire, but I think we are the only ones who know this. I would lose my damn mind if I were in jail and couldn’t get out and the place was filling with smoke and the alarms were sounding. They take everyone out of their cells, shackle them and bring them out of the area. They are surrounded with guards with shotguns. Or at least that is what the inmates think they are. I am not so sure. They could just shoot rubber bullets or something. At any rate there are a lot of people with weapons surrounding them. The drill involves actually moving all the inmates in 500 to another facility. Matt points out at one point that if it were a real fire they would all have died in it by now. #GDIAF
The inmates are loving the bus ride. They are outside, albeit in a caged bus. on a little tour of the ATL. Everything is just like a field trip. But some of the guys are working on those plastic ties restraining them while everyone else, including the guards, are distracted. And by some of the guys, I mean Nate. What happens next is all Nate’s fault because he was the first fool take off his zipties. WHAT WERE YOU THINKING NATE? I could see slipping them off and then slipping them right back on with the knowledge that you can slip them off if you need to. But this is the dumbest thing I’ve seen anyone do on this show yet! They managed to convince the guys, via threats of being shot with the rubber bullets, that they need to put the ties back on. When they got off the bus one by one, those ties were yanked until their circulation was cut off.
The ride back home was not nearly as much fun with no feeling in their hands and their forearms clamped together. Back at the jail, the officers have the ties on them so tight, they can’t get the tool in to cut them off. Some of the people are cut. Matt is one of them. He’s not worried about being cut, he worried about the people who were cut before he was and getting a blood infection.
Later the sheriff’s team came into the zone and started some flexing and trash talking. Too Tall is apparently all too familiar with the situation because he stood up and told everyone not to mess with them and just keep your mouths shut because they will take their gear off and take you into a room and go Mike Tyson on you. Matt tells us that if he cameras were not there, he’s pretty sure stuff like that would have happened.
A new episode is indeed starting now. I’m onnit. I’m slow, but working on it.