I have to say this is the most viewed recap show of anything not on Bravo that I do. Because Shondland Shows are off on Thursday nights for a couple of weeks during the Olympics, I am able to get to this tonight. Which is great because I usually recap when the maids are here and is one of those embarrassing shows that you don’t want people to see you watching. And they don’t speak English so I am just the weird fat lady typing about a show about prisoners. #Awkward
Alan’s cellie Pancho is being released. I think Alan is getting the most out of this experience. He is learning a lot that will translate to his job as a cop. When Alan calls his wife, you can see the dirty head marks against the wall from where they all sit on the floor. It’s so gross. There is a row of dirty hair and a row of the dark clothing rubbing against the wall. He is missing his wife and his really, really, REALLY, cute baby girl. Alan finds out that his daughter is left-handed. He wants to “break her of that” I didn’t think parents did that anymore. I’ve always thought lefties were artistic and cerebral. Why would you want to stop that. I have terrible handwriting and have always thought that maybe I was supposed to be left handed. lol. Really it’s just the anxiety. I’m not artistic at all though I love art. I think out of the all the guys he is getting the most out of this experience.
Alan is so ready for this to be over. He tells Andrew he is envious of his dad for getting out. Andrew says it is a relief not to worry about his dad anymore. he is doing fine. Andrew says he is learning a lot of things he would never know otherwise. And unless he feels like he is in danger he is never tapping out.
Alan gets a new roommate called Dre. He doesn’t seem to be fluent in English, Alan is ready to tap now.
All week I get emails from people making their first comments here about this show. Almost all of them are people looking for places to trash Stephanie. It can get a little harsh, and I honestly think she has psychological problems, but there is no doubt she is showing her ass on national television. Angele gets a good amount of hate comments too, but mostly for her sexual behaviors. I do think she is going a bit too inmate, but who’s to say how any of us would react in that situation. She’s gay and has 30 women throwing themselves at her and nothing else to do to pass the down time.
Jaclin is already remorseful about leaving as she is being processed out. She blames Stephanie’s behavior for her having to tap. Which is partially true. But Angele would have had her back. Stephanie is left behind to watch Swole prance around in her granny panties like she is the Queen of Sheba. We should all have that level of confidence I suppose. I keep trying to kill off enough brain cells to get to that level, but I have been cursed with a very big brain. If birdbrained Stephanie keeps twerking up on Swole, she’s going to get something worse than a beat down.
The girls are planning an epic birthday party for Angele. Replete with strippers, bouncers, and a guest list. One of the strippers has made a see through dress out of the laundry net bags. They are going all out for this. They are making Angele a very strong Whipit. Oh this is good. Because nothing says blowing your cover like being extremely fucked up on drugs. She knows it is a special whipit and her dumbass is going to do it. She must have a drug history. She is giving the producers all the details. The producer asks how they know how much to put in it. They say the more the better. I seriously feel like the producers could be watching Angele die. A lot of the drugs are anti-depressants. You can’t just jump into those. This is not a good idea and they are hard as fuck to get off of. Angele says to production that she doesn’t see anything wrong with taking whipits because she is an inmate. I sort of get the whole, either she is an inmate or she is not thing, but if they were playing Russian Roulette would she say the same thing? That’s her brain she is fucking with.
Angele and Stephanie have the time of their lives at a party.
Okay Fulton County Jail. You look ridiculous right about now. This is embarrassing. You can’t even have a bloody mary at brunch in a fancy restaurant until after noon on Sunday but this us how the jails are?
Angele talking about
Matt is dramatically tapping out. He says telling his son goodbye will be the most devastating moment of his entire life. Matt puts all of his stuff under the door that can fit. Andrew is just whatever about it. He’s fine over there.
Johnny is feeling a bit abandoned by Matt. Johnny is the best at just doing his time. He promises to take care of Andrew. We always see Johnny looking out the window. I think I’d spend as much time doing that as I could too. But the women’s unit doesn’t seem to have any windows. That would drive me crazy, I friend of mind sent me a house to consider in the beach town I want to live in It was cinder blocks which is fine and in my price range but there were like five tiny window in the who place. I cannot do that. My ghetto shack has a nine or ten foot window in my tiny living room. A picture window with two large windows that open on either side. It’s the best feature of the house.
Emmanuel is the Stephanie of the men’s jail. He has no focus at all on what he is doing there. He show boats, his mouth gets him in trouble and fights with the officers. The funny or really ridiculous thing is when Emmaunel tries to school the guards face to face rather than waiting to talk to Colonel Mark, “Buchi”is out the window and condescending Emmanuel is in full effect. So he starts telling the guards that they need to honor the inmate request forms. Yet he doesn’t seem to know that a request can be denied. He doesn’t understand the difference between a necessity and a privilege in jail. I have a feeling these two guards are going to teach him that difference. He keeps telling the guards how he has more education than they do. He asks what makes them better than him. The guard says,”Because I’m not in jail” Touché. Then Emmanuel places the race card. Against the three black officers. That’s another thing that makes them better than him. He’s assuming they are less educated than he is. He calls them all ignorant. They slam the cell door in his dumb face. Then he screams that they are an embarrassment to black people and “You’re a fucking cunt!” Wow.
The guard that he disrespected the most wants to talk to him privately. Emmanuel is worried he is going to get the shit beat out of him. The guard that came to get him says they don’t do that here. The black guard and Emmanuel talk about his comment about being arrested for driving while black. The guard says that you don’t get arrested for driving while black. Okay, I live in Georgia. I went to college in Georgia for my undergrad and my graduate degree. I also lived in Florida early in my career, during that time, I spent a lot of time on the highways driving to Atlanta to take care of my parents. It was then I started to notice that every car I saw pulled over by police had a black male driver. Every single one. I’m just saying what I witnessed. So yes, I believe you can get arrested for driving while black.
Johnny is furious that Emmanuel is a cry baby and getting babied by the black guards. That is not what is really going on. Johnny goes up to the guard that talked to Emmanuel and tells him he is doing a good job. This pisses off Emmanuel.
Jaclin’s Exit Interview
They asked her what it was that pushed her to the point of tapping out She said her safety was in danger. She explains the whole thing about trying to protect Stephanie who as being bullied and how the officers went into Stephanie’s cell and stated that Jaclin said she was being bullied. So she had no choice but to leave to protect herself.
She also says that off camera an officer drug her by her shirt and was choking her by her neck into lockdown. She basically said the officers abused her. I wanted her to say that the officers had full knowledge that Swole was threatening her and she did not go to lockdown. I am not sure I fully believe what we did see Jaclin say. She did antagonize the officers which she left out and call the racists if I recall correctly, but she seems to take no responsiblity for her role in the conflict with the officers. On the other hand, the officers should be able to deal with mouthy inmates in a better fashion. The officers she spoke too said they really need to deal with the professionalism of the officers. I mean okay, but this is the least of the problems. I’ve worked in a locked facility before. And the issue that they need to make number one is the drug use. How was the fact they are all cheeking meds and getting high and throwing drug parties every damn day not mentioned?
Jaclin going home was awesome.
Matt’s Release and Outtake
We have all talked about Matt’s greasy hair, but a wise commenter posted that he was probably afraid to shower because that is where all the beat downs happen.
Next week It looks like Alan taps.