So much good TV tonight! But I am super interested in this episode so I am going to recap it first. By the end of this episode all seven plants will be behind bars, and Steve will be the first to lose his shit.
Brooke is going into her pod and we are hearing the correction officer tell her and other inmate the rules. If the live on the top they shower on top if they live on the bottom they shower on the bottom. I presume we are being show this because Brooke is going to break this rule. The pod takes an immediate dislike to Brooke before she even gets to her cell. Jazmyn is in the same pod. Jazmyn can’t stand the smell of the food. It makes her vomit. Jazmyn and Brooke can’t seem to stay away from each other.
Vivian is the last of the women to go undercover. She thinks that the system is working well because her sister was arrested for drugs and it scared her straight and she is on the right path now. One success story does not me the system in working well. When she gets to her pod, they are on lockdown. She meets her bunkie whose name is Rosie but everyone calls her solution. That sounds kind of welcoming. The warm welcome continues after lockdown, all the girls think she is really pretty. She gets lots of attention. Brooke is pissed. She didn’t get this reaction. Jazmyn jumps right on VIvian and all three girls eat lunch together the first day. The producers remind Jazmyn that she was told not to do exactly what she did. The entire pod notices.
Mark is the last one to go in out of the men. I wonder if he will last a night. He’s the superfan. Josh is the Pod Boss of the whites pod (WOODS) he has tons of rules and regulations for his pod. Mark doesn’t even know his cover story. He is not in the cell five minutes before Rocker, the blacks Pod boss tells Josh he is going to fuck with the new white guy. Rocker claims to recognize Mark and accuses him of stealing his pig and his bike. But then everyone laughs.
David is the black male assigned to integrate into the blacks (kinfolks) pod. He a cop and kind of cute. Rocker is the pod boss. Rocker has decided to single out a white kid named Brandon. He taunts his meth face. He makes snide comments. And eventually he just wants to beat his ass because Brandon told Rocker he wants to fight him. Clearly, the kid is on meth or something now because Rocker is a full three times his size. Rocker feels he has to fight. The gauntlet was thrown. Rocker and the kid have a fight is you want to call it that. Rocker eventually got a decent hit or two in. No blacks went to the fight but somehow David is getting the wrath of Rocker for not going with him.
Steve has already found out that the guys in his pod get acid in the form of love letters doused with perfume. The perfume apparently keeps the acid from being detected. That didn’t take long. After hearing one conversation, Steve (who I repeatedly try to call David and can’t seem to stop doing it) feels that he has completed his mission. He gives the sore shoulder sign but does not say, “My shoulder is killing me.” Eventually two goofy white guys with clipboards show up “to make sure everyone has signed releases.” Instead of Steve saying he has not, he ignores them and tells us in voice over that he is pissed that these “chucklenuts” are his backup. He’s furious. The producers have no choice to leave. Then Steve gives the signal again and again apparently hoping this time they will send in Mr. T. All he had to do was engage in conversation and get pulled out for an interview. Then he gets up and starts talking to the camera. He says, “My shoulder is killing me. Let’s see how that works.
A guard showed up with a phone number for Steve to call. Because that is not suspicious at all. This is the phone call we saw on the previews where he loses his mind. And now he has a huge target. It’s a young female on and he is really rude to her and issues the whole ten minute threat. People can hear what he is saying. he’s an idiot.
Is Abner all alone in his pod? We hardly saw him! We just got started and it’s already a hot mess everywhere.
Abner has been trying to get in with the leader of the blacks, but he can’t get too close because he is in the Chicano pod. He needs to also focus on Rudy the boss of his pod.
Next week: Someone stole some money off Jazmyn’s phone card. Abner gets into it with the whites. Mark is summoned to a meeting of the WOODS.