The editing for this show is pretty darn good. Each week when I get ready to start a new recap I try to remember where we left off, and I read the listing for the new episode and every time I think, “Oh, this is going to be a good one.” There really are no boring episodes on this show, and frankly if someone were to get brutally attacked I’d have sort of an “I told you so” attitude about it unlike last season. Last season I was actually sort of hoping for a couple of them to get knocked around a bit. I mean just a little. Nothing long-lasting.
We’ve only got three guys left and Ryan and Dion have been forced to exchange pods. This leaves Ryan in C- Pod with Quintin. None of the guys ever seemed to figure out there were others in the program.
Ryan is already making trades. He was told not make trades. It’s not long before Ryan decides it would be a good idea not to just run a commissary store in of his own, but attempt to move up the ranks to his ultimate goal of being pod boss. Ryan seems to have invented his own video game in his head where he is acquiring points to win the game of 60 Days In. He’s buddied up to the current store owner to get enough information to become the competitor that could ultimately shut him down.
Nothing really exciting happens in C-Pod this week until the big dramatic ending. This week is about F-Pod.
But first, the pretty boy, Dion, is now the sole participant in D-Pod where a violent attack recently happened and the pod boss and his buddies were recently taken out to segregation. That didn’t seem to solve anything because someone as smuggled in a sack of weed and there is a group of inmates smoking up right out in the open in one of the cells. They aren’t even behind the curtain. Again, where do they get the lighters for this? Is it some sort of coat hanger in wall outlet situation? In D-Pod no one has money for commissary. They are in there long term I think. So Dion hides his commissary under the bed.
Dion is not adjusting well to D-Pod. He is starting to get the criminal mentality. He seems to already be preparing to fight anyone who messes with his commissary. There is also a lot of back and forth between the guys in D-Pod that doesn’t happen in C-Pod. Dion’s girlfriend is snuck in for a visit. Dion got super emotional. The girlfriend says that Dion has been through a lot and he went through a bit of a delinquent period and she doesn’t want the inmates to rub off on him and make him change. Dion is having a hard time with reality. He was not sure if he really did see his girlfriend of if he just imagined it.
Okay, y’all last week our girl Sheri flat-out turned snitch IN WRITING and slipped a note under the door that the upstairs inmates are getting high all night, every night. Well, I don’t know yet what she wrote but she wrote something because the girl needs her beauty sleep and that shit needs to stop. I probably would not have done this. But I would have been in seg three weeks ago because I would have either popped my slick mouth off to the wrong person or just clocked a bitch out of the blue when I reached the end of my tether. In order for me to consider this option, I would have to know that the guards actually gave a shit, which they don’t appear to, and more importantly that they are not the ones providing the drugs, which they probably are. And if I did want to snitch, I’d pick a guard that seemed the least likely to care and not be running drugs themselves and just try a quick whisper. That said, I hope this works.
Well, we are off to a good start. There is a shakedown where the COs sort of amble in to the pod and give everyone time to stash their shit before slowly herding them out to pat everyone down. They start manually searching the rooms, which is fine, but where is the damn drug dog? They could do this so much more efficiently. Ashley is freaking out in the common area where everyone is waiting. I hope they come down with stuff and Monalisa just stands up and says, before you go, take that little girl right there out with you and all of her hoodlum, druggie friends.
The druggies have dropped their drugs into one of those opaque plastic cups with a screw on lid. Sheri of course saw it, but the guards are looking all around it. Those cups with lids have been an issue before. That is what they spit the drugs into from the meds line. The guards leave finding nothing. Sheri is pissed.
Sheri and Ashleigh are worried that Mona is gonna get into something physical with Ashley. So they decide to tell her that they are in the program. Way to ruin everything girls. I don’t need anyone talking Mona out of beating down Ashley. Aside from ruining my TV programing for me, this is even dumber than Sheri snitching. Because she just told Mona she’s the snitch. Have you not been watching Mona? Why do you think she will suddenly be loyal to you. If Ashley accuses Mona of being the snitch, how do you know Mona won’t snitch you out? You don’t know her like that? Mona reaction was that she’s pissed that she has now been included in the snitching.
Suddenly, the COs come back for a second shakedown. They once again head straight to Ashley’s room. Ashley realizes that someone snitched on her. She already threatening to fight people and the COs are still in the pod. Mona is pissed because she was the last one to have beef with Ashley so she will be the number one suspect. The guards once again find nothing. Ashley is on the rampage.
Ashleigh is at a breaking point and starts getting into it with the little punk Ashley. I would much rather Mona put the beatdown on the little bitch, but this could work. Ashleigh has a lot of rage in her about other stuff. It would probably be quiet therapeutic to knock this girl out. I only worry that she won’t stop beating her. Ashleigh goes into her cell and laces up.
But before anything that can go down, it appears the entire jail is being flooded with sewage. I am not making this up. This is an unplanned for situation, people have to be relocated, Ryan is freaking out because he has diagnosed someone with a ruptured appendix and that dude is throwing up blood to add to the mix. Next week they are all out in unsecured areas and one of the guards tells the cameras, “If someone was looking to take a hostage, this would be the time to do it!” That’s reassuring. All the inmates are crying at this point except for Quintin.
And this is the time where I say, “Next week looks AWESOME!” Well at least in a watching people living in an environment where shit floats by their cots kind of way.