It’s time for the finale. I think it is pretty impressive that six off the original eight participants in round two made it through the entire 60 Days. I wish I could have watched this earlier. I am dying to know if Ryan does anything to help out Justin before he leaves. Sidenote: I could have sworn I saw Monalisa in the audience of Wendy Williams this morning. Don’t take that for gospel though because y’all know I have no facial recognition skills.
Sheri was a bit pissy that the Monalisa got out before she did; however, production knows that Sheri is on to a new shipment of drugs coming to the pod and I doubt they would want to release her before she investigates that. Sheri is doing by far the most investigation of the inmates. Ashleigh, on the other hand, needs to be discharged before she catches charges of her own.
Sheri’s new tactic of getting along with the druggie girls, leads to her discovering that one of the girls has a cell phone. This gives new meaning to the term, ‘cell phone.’ This girl, who agreed to be filmed for a reality show in order to be in this pod, is chatting away to some male inmate with special privileges. It sounds like he may be a trustee in the laundry room.
Sheri stayed up all night with the girls trying to get more information about the drugs coming in. Ashleigh has lost her damn mind. Maybe she was mad because her bunkie didn’t come home that night, I’m not sure but she took mattress and moved out. Sheri is furious and says that is the biggest bitch move she has ever seen Ashleigh make. I don’t know how to describe this other than some sort of gay for the stay relationship breaking up. It’s tragic. Ashleigh says she has to sleep before she becomes a danger to herself or others. Somebody call the U-Haul these two are done.
Ashleigh tries to get some sympathy from her husband Zac. Zac is in NYC filming the reunion for season one of the show and is out to dinner with the entire cast. He previous spent a week in Vegas looking for work. Ashleigh is pissed because she was with the baby 24/7 when he was in and took the kid to visit both sets of grandparents. Every time she calls him he seem to be having fun without her. Of course he was mean to her once again and even called her a fucking cunt. Remember when we thought Zac was just the best thing ever? This right is he what terrifies me about men. Now that she is back home, Ashleigh is trying to say that Zac didn’t treat her like crap, it was the editing or something.
Because Sheri knows everything that is going on all the time in that pod, she overhears the conversation that ends with Ashleigh telling Zac she fucking hates him. Sheri decides she needs to give love another chance with Ashleigh and does all of the right things. After talking to Sheri, Ashleigh feels better and the U-Haul needs to be cancelled.
With her love life all straightened out, Sheri gets right back to work. They much awaited laundry comes in and in it are some drugs in one of the girls items of clothing. She also thought the girls were overly eager for the mail call. So she starts monitoring everyone’s mail and sure enough, there were drugs there too. The trustees are putting it in the mail and the laundry before the COs pick it up. Where are the trustees getting the drugs? And there seems to be quite the assortment of uppers and downers. Sheri is concerned the girls might OD.
The next morning, both Sheri and Ashleigh are called for bed and baggage.
Ryan is the last participant in C-Pod where Justin is still in a really tight spot after borrowing money he had no ability to repay. Justin doesn’t seem to be overly intelligent and I am afraid this won’t end well for him. Jo Jo, his prison loan shark, yells at him to lace up and wanders off, likely to lace up himself. Justin pushes the call button for the guards. This pisses of everybody. To make matters worse, the guards do not answer his call.
Justin at least doesn’t walk to his ass kicking voluntarily someone has to drag him there. I should point out that Justin is bigger than most anyone in there. The he could have beat the guy dragging him and stayed in the day room where the jail cameras are. Instead, he ends up in a cell waiting on Jo Jo to invite some of his closest friends to the beatdown. Justin just sits there on the bench awaiting his fate. You never let the bad guy take you to a second location, Justin.
Yes! Ryan says Justin! Ryan gave Justin three e-cigs and a honeybun. That was enough to get Justin out of debt. The ass beating was cancelled.
Just when we think things have settled down in this pod, we find out that Ricky is in C pod. I’m unsure about the editing on this as far as when all of this happened. Ricky is the schizophrenic dude on Seroquel who punched Jeff because the TV told him he was a child molester. Why in the name of hell, is he back in C-Pod now with Ryan in there? Sheriff Maples? I’m looking at you. Ricky probably needs to be in segregation all the time. That might not be legal though. But he at least needs to be given his much needed meds by someone who will thoroughly check out his mouth after each dose. Ricky has been cheeking his meds to trade for stuff and is now completely psychotic. He believes the TV is informing him there is a new child molester in the pod. I hope it’s not Ryan!
Oh no! It’s Ryan. He might even be lying in the bed Jeff had. It’s the bed of sinning pedophiles. Get up, Ryan! Get up! Ricky has the top bunk above Ryan. Ryan is just praying for someone to call bed and baggage before Ricky comes after him. He has to wait until the next day, but then he is called for release. He leaves at the same time as Sheri and Ashleigh, but separately.
On the Outside
Ryan goes straight for the water. It seems terrible that inmates don’t have decent drinking water. Sheri goes straight to the minibar for a beer. It seems terrible that inmates don’t have decent beer.
Ashleigh, who was transported in a different vehicle that the other two, opens her hotel room to find Zac and the baby sitting in it. And I start bawling. Er…. I mean Ashleigh. Ashleigh starts sobbing hysterically. Before she can get herself together from seeing her kid and the husband she is mad at and being in the world again, he starts showering her with gifts. A new purse. A handgun. A coffee mug. And a diamond ring. That guy must have done a lot of bad stuff while she was gone.
The usual gang of three ask Monalisa about her first reaction to the prison. She said she was just really shocked about how dirty and nasty it was. She talks about there being a need for more supervision of the pods. She mentions people being misclassified (like Damaris). Monalisa also says she doesn’t hate cops as much as she did before because she feels like the Captain and the Sheriff are serious about effecting change. She seemed surprised they met with her. Um, did they not explain the mission to this one? Monalisa hugs both officers on her way out to peel her FuckDaPolice! sticker off her car.
Ryan meets with the gang of three. Ryan’s first feedback that we hear are about the walk-throughs. They need to be more observant of the inmates. They are missing serious injuries. Drug distribution is not well-supervised to insure the inmates are taking their medications. Fights always happen in the bathroom. He tells them about the Kangaroo Court. Maples asked Ryan if jail changed him. He notices that Ryan’s way of speaking has changed to be a bit less, elitist. He says he had to dumb it down and that he feels dumber and is going to read everything that he can as soon as he can. Now that I think of it, I didn’t see a lot of books in there.
Sheri says right of the top, “Sheriff, you have a major drug problem in this jail. “She explains to them exactly how the drugs are getting in, and what the were, meth, methadone, and some other pills. It looks like she has typed up a report. She says the shakedowns are an issue. They girls are told to get up and get dressed and they would be back to do a shakedown. She gives names of officers who whose performance she assessed to be sub par. She told them that the girls hid their drugs inside of tampon applicators and inside maxi pads. They then but everything back in the wrappers and the box and use toothpaste to seal it. They know that the male COs in particular are not going to open up a new box of feminine hygiene products. It’s actually genius. This is the first time the cops have been taking copious notes during an exit interview. Sheri even brought in sample tampons and maxi pads to show them how it is done. Sheri is just amazing. I thought at any minute she would start a Powerpoint presentation. The officers seemed shocked. It may have been about all the drugs, or just the sheer depth and breadth of her findings.
Ashleigh points out that if an inmate who was once a trustee gets out and recidivates, then they are thrown back into the trustee pod. That is how drugs are getting in. Don’t they search them when they come back in? Ashleigh says that 18 of the 19 women in the pod were mothers. She said even with four years of sobriety, she was tempted to go straight to the bar when she was released. It was hard on her marriage and family. Wow, there is no face to face visitation allowed at this facility. She says that would go a long way in keeping the population more calm.
We get a lot of dramatic family reunions. Both Sheri and Ashleigh were very concerned that their young kids would not remember them. Dion and Sheri had a lot of nerves going home and reacclimating. Ryan, is Ryan. He sort of sounds like he has been away on some sort of sixty day live action game. He says he “won jail.” He says it wasn’t that bad. He thinks he could do 25 years and make money and move up in rank. I think it looked pretty bad for Justin, and all of the people found guilty in Kangaroo Court.
Quintin’s return to life seems to have had a few bumps on the way. He says the time in jail was something that he learned, something he saw, and he can’t unlearn it or unsee it. There will be a time when he doesn’t think about it all the time and that is when he will truly be free.
Ashleigh’s interview is very sad. Being away seems to have damaged her self-confidence. She doesn’t feel like she is good enough for Zac. She thought about leaving him while she was in jail. She doesn’t think she will ever measure up. I think a commenter here posted that Ashleigh and Zac just had another baby and are still together.
We see Monalisa talk to her daughter in prison on the phone. She apologizes for doubting her and accusing her. She tells us she realizes now that what her daughter needs is support and to know someone on the outside has her back.
The Sheriff meets with jail employees to tell them about the program. As soon as he tells them this the camera goes to who I think is Bazooka Betty, the guard that got a little nutty during the Shit Storm. She begins gulping something from a solo cup. Wait! What? Quintin is a bounty hunter? Wow. It didn’t seem like the employees were very happy to hear that there were 16 undercovers among them.
Everyone talks about how the system is broken. It certainly seems to make everyone’s behavior worse.
Next week the reunion looks really interesting. The Captain and the Sheriff still have a lot of animosity toward Ryan. Something he was involved in apparently caused the real inmates to get additional charges. Zac says that the majority of the issue in their marriage are Ashley’s. Ashley continues to feel unworthy of Zac. I can’t wait to see it and will have the recap up as soon as I can.
I really wish more of y’all were watching this show. It was very enlightening.