When I go to grab tags for recaps, I notice the pattern of comments for the previous episodes of the show I am preparing to recap. I’m noticing there is not a lot of interest in this season. Which is sad, because it seems like it’s going to be much more interesting than last season. The fact that I am recapping on a Sunday lets me know that it comes on at a time with lots of conflicts. So, I suggest adding it to your DVR is you can. I don’t think you will be disappointed. Meanwhile, I trying to lure in more writers so I can get to things faster.
Last week, Chris bailed on the show before even being assigned a pod because he was throwing up and having major panic attacks. I would fault him for that, but I would be exactly the same way if I were in his shoes. This week, both the women and the men appear headed for some violent uprisings.
Currently Ryan and Brian, two of the weakest plants, are in D-Pod and both are in dangerous situations. Ryan is entwined with a bad group after providing some covert medical assistance to one of the major players and then refusing to cheek some Tylenol for him a meds call. Brian is being sexually harassed in a way far worse than anyone last season and is on the brink of tapping out.
Ryan, the know-it-all tells production that he knows how everything works and knows more than the Sheriff. While this is edited to look very smug of him, he probably does. If the Sheriff knew all the issues he would not be sending in plants. Also, the cameras don’t seem to matter at all as it doesn’t appear anyone watches them. The pods are full of drugs and the fights and medical issues rarely result in a CO intervening. Ryan also feels like the new guy (Brian is in danger from Daffron. The next day, Daffron interrogates Brian over his charges. Daffron says he is in for attempted murder.
Over in the female pod, Sheri has had about all she can take of the drug addicts on the top level doing drugs and screaming all night long. She seems ready to get physical. But she doesn’t want the extra time and she doesn’t want to leave Ashleigh all alone.
Ashleigh is having problems maintaining her sobriety with all the drugs in the pod. And she was nursing when she came in so she is having issues with her milk still dropping and her emotional need to breastfeed. Sheri tries and fails to get her a breast pump. She is told to stop hand expressing her milk so it will dry up. Apparently, family can purchase and send in a pump through medical. So Zac does that but Ashleigh and Zac still get into huge fights over the phone about whether or not they have Amazon Prime. She has to hang up when she hears her baby cry.
The drugs seem to get worse every night. Ashleigh can’t stand smelling the drugs. The smoke makes it hard to breathe. Finally a CO comes in and shakes the druggies down. All the smokers get taken out of the pod. For just three minutes. Then they were sent back in. Everyone is pissed.
Monalisa is having nightmares about her daughter in prison.
Dion and Quintin are sort of getting along in C-Pod, where there seems to be some racial tension. They guys are all excited that American Horror Story season finale comes on this night. Sheckles, the pod boss, hogs the remote so that he can watch reality TV. Everyone tolerates this. Except for Dion. He wants to watch some of his guy shows. He gets someone to get the remote from Sheckles who was in his cell with the remote and he turns the channel. Dion gets a few hours of TV in before Sheckles takes the remote back.
Later Sheckles is pissed that some white inmate named Jeremy has done something to his new e-cigarette. Sheckles beats the holy hell out of the dude. Dion wakes up to see all of this and now is concerned about messing with the remote. Quintin is frustrated that he can’t do anything to help Jeremy out. Guards show up, but not for the fight. Jeremy hides under his covers so they can’t see he has been beaten. The two COs appear to have no idea there was just and attack and sort of Barney Fife around the pod.
The Sheriff explains that there are two officers on duty for the overnight shift for the three hundred inmates. This seems stupid. Better to only have only two during the day if you have no other choice, I would think. Also, they only see one camera at a time. Also ridiculous. I hope this show pays enough to hire more guards and they get to keep the new camera systems.
As soon as the guards leave, Sheckles calls Jeremy back in to the cell, and he walks in there to get beat up some more. Sheckles says he will beat the guy until he presses the button or goes out on a stretcher. Later he basically tells his buddies that he is going to kill Jeremy, Jeremy hears this and gets up. The entire pod seems to be taking sides. And it’s split right down racial lines. A race riot is simmering. Everyone starts lacing up. The black inmates are outnumbered. Sheckles hires a group of white inmates to beat up Jeremy for him and keep a race war from happening.
After Jeremy’s latest beatdown, the COs came in looked around again and left just as clueless as they came in. Sheckles tells Jeremy that if tells the COs that he is in danger and gets transferred out he will leave him alone. So he does.
Next week, it looks like all hell breaks loose. But then again, we thought that was going to happen this week.