I can’t believe I’ve been missing all of these 15 minute shows before the show. They are listed as “a preview of an upcoming show” so I just ignored them because I was about to watch and recap the upcoming show. On the other hand, Tami and Barbara are still idiots. We are apparently still pretending Tami is a cop.
I’m expecting a huge big riot this episode. But they set us up for this every week.
Dion and Quintin are getting closer, but neither has figured out the other is in the program yet. Dion asks Quintin how he would fix the problems if he were sheriff. That should give Q a huge clue.
Dion, like many of the participants, tells producers they are losing a sense of self. He says he is about ready to fight. Being treated like an animal makes you believe you are one, he says. He calls his girlfriend, Ashlee, for support. She tells him she wants him out of there too. They are both ready for this to be over.
The race riot once again doesn’t happen and they have stopped mentioning it. Tensions are high, but compared to D-Pod it’s a cake walk in there.
Brian is wearing the white towel. Daffron, who claims he is in for attempted murder, has been sexually harassing him relentlessly. I can understand why it’s time for him to drop out. Unfortunately, it’s Sunday morning and taking him out now would raise a lot of suspicions. He might be stuck for a while. He seems to be the only one up, and has likely been up all night. And then Daffron appears. And a CO shows up to tell him to grab his shit and go. Brian agreed to go to seg until they could get him out on a weekday and not alert the staff. He is offered the option of going to C-Pod. You remember C-Pod, it’s where a race riot is brewing. Frying pan. Fire. I am glad he ultimately decides to go home. I want them all to tap out except maybe Q. He seems like he can handle himself.
When Brian debriefed with the Sheriff, it seemed like the most important thing he said was, “Gee, the guards should actually enter the pod from time to time.” I’m hoping that when the sheriff thanked him for his invaluable insights and said he would be making changes, that there was a lot more that they didn’t want to advertise on camera.
This leaves Ryan alone in D-Pod. Daffron is the pod boss. He handles all disputes within the pod over trades. Some dude name Mingus has smoked to big a hit off someone’s e-cig or owes money for one or some other major offense. Daffron rules him guilty. The punishment is 20 lashes. There is no appeal. Actually, the debt was owed to two people so he gets a total of forty lashes. That was disturbing to listen to. He left with a bloody back.
Another day, another court date with the murderer. This time, inmate Brian, is being called in because Daffron thinks he is a plant. Brian is a former marine. People think he told on someone for having a knife in his cell while he was in segregation. They all stomped on him, mostly his head. Miraculously, a CO comes. He calls for a lockdown and the dude tries to get back to his cell. He is stumbling. He clearly has head injuries. For the first time, Ryan is scared.
Despite the COs actually showing up last week in the pod and smelling all the smoke, they returned the troublemakers in about five minutes. Things are right back to status quo. It’s apparent that in order for things to change, an inmate is going to have to do something or else, the downstairs will just have to shut up and deal with it.
Tonight the little 19-year-old bitch is going to tattoo someone. Apparently, this requires burning newspapers and magazines. Which leads to the question, where are they getting the matches/lighters from? I’d be trying to find those and hide them. Are there no smoke detectors in there? Is it legal not to have smoke detectors?
A guard comes in and there is literally a fire in the pod and he says, “Who’s smoking?” one of the firestarters says they burnt some noodles an hour ago. He leaves saying he is coming back. Because, fuck it. It’s just a fire. They never come back. Or if they did we didn’t see it.
One day, a guard rolls into the pod and says they are getting noise complaint about the all night screaming from “next door” which would be the other side of a concrete wall, if the comment is taken literally. They are threatened with loss of commissary if they don’t stop. Who the hell is “next door?” The druggies of course do not stop.
The sheriff is worried that Sheri is going to tap out. So he brings her husband in for a secret visit. Why doesn’t he just do something that would make a guard check the pod at night? Is he “next door?”
The meeting with her husband is hysterical. She looks like shit. She says, “I got my eyebrows tweezed by a meth head!” He says, “They look pretty.” She says, “I know, they’re pretty hot!” I love this relationship. The camera guy scans down to her feet to show one orange shower shoe and one green one.
Ashleigh misses he baby so much. She tries to call Zac. He always seems to make it worse. She’s ready to tap out. She will probably lose her stipend if she does. Or at the very least they told them that going in. Monalisa’s bunkie shares her background and it’s a lot like Ashleigh’s. This seems to give her some inner strength to push through.
Next Week: A dozen or so guards storm D-Pod and remove Daffron and his thug friends, presumably to be taken to seg.