Tami can’t take the her lack of authority anymore and she is starting to tell people things like “outside of here I would handle things completely differently” and telling both inmates and prison guards that “it will all make sense soon.” Basically, she is blowing her cover.
There are lots of arguments among the women. This is making Barbra long for the good ole days when it was one big ghetto sorority in there. She is irritated that it’s just not a fun place anymore. Most of the drama seems to be happening in Tami’s cell which has become the spot for all night coffee rages with the lights on. Her lack of sleep coupled with her already unstable mindset is going to cause a problem. Tami is bitching about people coming into her cell and waking her up in Barbra’s cell where she has pretty much done the same thing and one of Barbra’s cellmate’s, Lola calls her out on it. Tami goes back to her cell and tries to throw people out. Tami has a breakdown and starts crying.
In some very strange twist of events, Barbra calls a meeting with the pod to discuss the issues and moderates the discussion over all the unwanted visitors in the cells. Everyone agrees that they all need to get some sleep and will be more respectful when visiting cells. I don’t think Barbra ever wants to leave prison. She’s having the best vacation ever. She even brokered a cell swap to get Barbra into her cell.
Barbra is called to be released. Tami is frustrated because Tami came in after her and she is leaving before her. For some reason the sheriff says he can’t release Tami first because people are suspicious. It seems to me that the logical thing to do would be to get the one with the blown cover out first.
The producers pull Tami out for an interview to explain why she was not pulled first. She is told that the guards are very suspicious of her. Tami doesn’t take the news well. She mutters to herself that her “head is very muddled” and it is scaring her.
DiAndre is trading sexual favors for other things. One of the podbosses. “Newbolt” is trying to pimp Diandre out. He says he needs to start wearing makeup. But before the Maybelline can be ordered from commissary, someone ratted him out and the guards come and pull him out of the pod and throw him into isolation.
Isaiah and Zac are talking more. Zac is encouraging Isaiah to join the military. Neither of them know the other is in the program but both know they are going to get out within a week.
Isaiah gets released from D-pod.
One single corrections officer, with no backup comes into the pod after lockdown to look for the phone. While he is in the cell where the phone is, it rings. We have no camera inside the cell but when the cop tried to get the phone all four inmates appear to have jumped him. Why would they send one guy in to get the damn phone?
Isaiah’s Exit Interview
Isaiah tells the sheriff how they use nicotine and caffeine to make prison drugs. He does not mention the excessive searching he was subjected to, unless they didn’t show that. He seems to say he has a better opinion of the cops at that jail now.
Barbra’s Exit Interview
Barbra has several pages of notes about what needs to be fixed immediately. The first thing she says is, “no one is in charge of this jail.” Wow! Barbara is well prepared for this meeting and she is quite well-spoken and it giving them a lot of insight into the problems in F-Pod and how drugs are being acquired and sold and used on a daily basis. Barbra says that she thinks she would be a good corrections officer.
Next Week is the Finale! And I’m still not sure Tami will make it.