One the first episode of 60 days in Season 2, we left off with Sheri and Ryan both in serious trouble. In F Pod, Sheri was about to get jumped because she went to use the phone and had stashed her code number in her bra. She could not find it and fished around in her bra forever. This made the other inmates think she had drugs in there. Ryan just seems like an arrogant prick and apparently said, “Hi, I am college educated!” or something. So he is already in danger because the guys think he is a plant. Which he is, just not the kind they think. Monalisa is just a nutbag who thinks that the guards are there to do her bidding. The guard has already threatened her with lockdown and she is still in the classification pod waiting to be placed in F Pod. There are only four people in at this point, Quintin, Sheri, Ryan and Monalisa and so far three of them are having issues.
Monalisa has been in the female classification pod for a while. Probably because she keeps pissing off the COs. This pod is pretty gross. The crew film her in the pod about her first night in prison. She complains mightily about he accommodations.
Quintin is still in the male classification pod. He gets moved to C Pod on his second day.
Chris, Ashleigh and Brian are the next three headed to classification. Brian and Ashleigh both seem to have cold feet. I get claustrophobic when the go into individual cells in the holding area before classification. I better walk the straight and narrow because not being able to get out of a room would make me batshit crazy.
It looks like Sheri told the girls that Mackenzie, her cell mate, told her some girls wanted to jump her. Mackenzie denies it. Sheri managed to get out from behind the curtain and then another chick named Brenda who is pod boss decides to beat the brakes off of Mackenzie. Sheri is freaking out.
F Pod is way more hostile than it was for season one. After Brenda beat down Mackenzie, she wants to beat down Jessi, Sheri’s other cell mate next. So she and a few of her cronies do just that. Now Sheri and Mackenzie are talking and Mack wants to beat down Sheri.
For a former CO, Shere sure is an idiot. If some inmate comes and takes you by the hand saying come here after a series of beatdowns goes down, you keep your ass planted in the main room where all the CO cameras are. The cameras we see are not all seen by the COs, they are for filming the show. Did they not give this group a “hot coffee” or “white towel” code words? However, by some miracle, Brenda the pod boss has decided to take Sheri under her wing. She is even going to move her down to the safety of a lower floor. Which will open the top bunk for Monalisa if she ever makes it to F Pod. Mackenzie is still trash talking Sheri to Jessi, but I don’t think they will mess with her downstairs.
Monalisa finally arrives in F Pod. They must have moved people out of F to make more room downstairs because when she gets there. there is an entire cell open with four empty beds for the new arrivals. Monalisa grabs a bottom bunk. I was really hoping she would be upstairs rooming with Jessi and Mack. She does her tough routine with the inmates, but I think she gave too many details about her arrest.
Next in, is Ashleigh. She comes in like she is the newest member of a sorority house and smiles and says hi to everyone. Oh Ashleigh. No honey. Just no. Sheri takes pity on her and offers her the top bunk in her room. There sure are a lot of open bunks all the sudden. They made some serious changes after Sheri’s hard landing. Everyone is being super nice to her. Monalisa and I both smell a set up. This is the first reason for the title of this week’s epiosde, Friend or Foe?
Sheri and Brenda, the pod boss are BFFs for some reason. Perhaps it’s a big girl alliance. It’s weird. And Mackenzie is PISSED by this. And then, Brenda gets moved out of the pod. Mackenzie is already plotting to make Sheri’s life a living hell.
That night, Ashleigh wakes up to a bunch of girls doing drugs in the bathroom in her room. She decides to get off her top bunk and leave. But not before agreeing to show the girls her naked butt. They all seem to be very attracted to her. She shows them several times.
Ryan is approached by a guy named Garza who is also college educated. He interrogates Ryan. Ryan tells Garza that he was an army medic for 8 years and that he is in for a variety of fraud charges. Garza seems to believe Ryan’s cover story.
On the fifth night, Ryan is invited to take a bunk in Garza’s room. It’s upstairs. They have been told to avoid the upstairs rooms. So of course, Ryan says yes. This is the second reason for the Friend or Foe? title of this episode.
Quintin has found his home in C Pod. There are a lot of comments about his size as he manages to find floor space under the stairs.
On the first night, two little white punks are being loud and ridiculous when everyone is trying to sleep. A much older black man gets up off his bunk and tries to teach them some respect. He tells the to stop running their mouths before he slaps them upside their heads. The one kid asks why he doesn’t say anything to other people when they are up. The old guy says because they are right by his bed. He calls the boy a bitch. The boy mouths off something and the old dude punches him in the head. It doesn’t seem to have much effect and the kid gets up and takes a swing at the old man. It knocks him on his ass. So the old man gets up to defend his street cred. They do a ridiculous dance where the kid, who is older and larger than he seemed from the first camera angle is shuffling backwards telling the old man his is not trying to fight him. Finally, a younger black guy comes up and pulls the old black man way, allowing the fight to be stopped. I’m thinking, aw that was nice of that young man to give the old man a respectable way out of the fight.
BUT THEN, old main grabs a broom and runs back over to beat the kid with it! Why do they even have a broom in ther overnight? The kid just parries and stays out of the way while the old man exerts himself. Meanwhile, Quintin is not amused by all the juvenile behavior.
Next week: The last kid comes in. Chris is sick in classification pod. There is a fight in D Pod. And tensions rise in F Pod as a new pod boss must emerge, and Mackenzie would like for it to be her.
P.S. There was a commercial for a show called Behind Bars: Rookie Year. The first episode of Season 2 aired on Thursday. It is about first year COs in a New Mexico prison. One guy’s last job was collecting carts at Wal * Mart. The prison is full of active gang members. If you click the link, full episodes of season one and info on this season can be found. It’s a really bad jail that has had riots and one inmate was BEHEADED. One of the rookie COs is a tiny little girl named Lilly.