Oh, I had forgotten how creepy Stephanie got last season. Stephanie and Jaclin both know the other is in the program, but rather than realizing that puts them on the same team, Stephanie is already talking about throwing Jaclin under the bus.
Angele is still being fawned over by all the girls. She seems like the only female in the group who realizes she has a job to do. Then a new girl, Brielle, joins her room and now she has a crush.
The drug problem in this jail and not improved at all. One of the inmates, Tiny, is having a birthday party for herself. In preparation for this, everyone has been cheeking their meds for weeks. This is ridiculous, I’ve worked in a locked adolescent treatment center before and the nurse would examine the patients mouth with a flashlight after ever pill to be sure they swallowed it. Stephanie is planning to take the drugs, Jacliin is not.
It’s party time! Stephanie is quick to drink the party pill drinks. Jaclin is appalled. When one of the girls puts a whippet on her hand for her to lick off, she washes it off instead. Stephanie thinks that is just rude. Did they do a psych eval on Stephanie before selecting her for this program?
Matt is still pissed off about pissgate. He didn’t want to wake up his fart box cellmate to pee in the metal toilet, so he quietly peed in a cup. Then fart box tattled to the guards as if he had committed some sort of federal crime.
Matt wanders up on Johnny who is the latest plant in the 600 Zone and vents about Lawrence. Do they not make these guys wash their hair in there? Matt looks gross. Even during the middle of the night, Matt is up telling the cameras that he just wants to punch Lawrence in the head. Matt has lost his mind. They are either going to have to pull him or move him. He gives the distress signal. Won’t it be weird if they pull him in the middle of the night? It looks like it may be morning by the time he goes in for an interview. He says he is at his breaking point but he can’t tap out because his son is there. A few days later, Lawrence is released and Matt has his cell to himself again.
Emmanuel arrives in the 600 block and begins to share his cover story. Emmanuel is too clean-looking to maintain his cover. Also, he going to speak in his second language, “hood” to relate to the inmates. This makes him look fake as fuck and I don’t think he will be able to keep it up for 60 days.
Oh Lord. Emmanuel is an idiot. He’s going way over the top with his hood act. He gives the producers a tour of the jail like he is the host of the show. He’s way over the top. We flash back to Colonel Mark training him before he goes in. He specifically tells them to blend in and avoid being the center of attention. Yet, here he is acting a fool and all eyes are on him and his foolishness. He’s also lost his hood talk for this performance.
The guards in the 500 zone seem to be playing some sort of bullying game with the inmates with regard to turning on the TV. I would think that having the TV on would be better for the guards than off but that doesn’t seem to be how the guards see it. A group of young punks mouths off to the guard over the intercom and that causes the entire unit to be locked down. Again. The men seem to spend a lot of time in their cells. When some of the guys protest the lockdown and take to long to get back to their cells, they call the DART team to get everyone locked down. But first they scream profanities and threats at everyone. As a police officer, Alan is furious about this and can’t believe the colonel doesn’t know this is happening.
Andrew is getting to know his creepy cellie Timothy a bit better. Timothy admits that he should be in the psychiatric zone but no one will listen to him. Then he says it is the GED program he is supposed to be in. Andrew is teaching Timothy to read and write. He also reads to him from the Bible.
It’s Nate’s 29th birthday and he was able to get a haircut. He’s trying to keep his birthday on the down low because last season a guy got the crap beat out of him on his birthday. But instead of a birthday beatdown, they make him a special dinner.
Next Week: Jaclin has an altercation with the guards over pictures on the wall. There is a fight in 500 Zone.