H200 ( Mark, David)
We start this episode in H200 where David has gone full on inmate and even Mark is starting to get a bit testy with the guards. He is still pissed about losing his extra mattresses last week and blames Richard the leader of the Chicano gang in the pod. He thinks Richard should have come to him to request a mattress for his new inmate instead of letting the entire situation get out of hand with a huge squabble between the Kinfolks and the Chicanos. Richard apologizes to David avoiding David losing his mind and starting a riot.
His profession of undying friendship with the Kinfolks is completely unnecessary and will likely be highly inflammatory once they see the show. David has lost all touch with his purpose in being there.
Mark is the only guy left that seems to remember why he is there. But before he can do much to continue his investigation, he realizes that someone has stolen the sheet of paper he was given with his PIN on it. The PIN is not just for phone calls, inmates also use it when ordering commissary. He approaches the guards and they tell him there is nothing they can do about it that night. Then he says that it is Mark’s fault for “losing his paperwork.” Mark is furious. Later, production asks when he realized he had lost or misplaced his PIN. He clarifies that he never lost or misplaced his PIN. He faked it to test the Dos and to see how they would respond to the problem. He was not impressed with their response.
Later a young inmate named Dillon comes to talk to Mark. He says he is religious and used to play drums in a worship band before he got locked up. This conversation caused Mark to be delayed from signing out a razor. Even thought the DO is still in the pod, he refuses to let Mark sign up. Mark curses and kicks a chair. Dillon gets rowdy over the situation and starts beating on the glass where the guards are and getting amped up.
Someone was rolled out of 200 for stealing a pair of boxers, state issued deodorant and some books. That just makes me sad. The DOs call everyone to the rec room. David is on the toilet and seems to be in no hurry to follow orders. David is the most likely candidate to blow everyone’s cover and put everyone in danger. The officers are pissed that 200 keeps rolling people out so they let them know the next time the do it the pod will be on The Step Program. That begins with a 30 day lockdown and no showers for the first five days. No TV for two weeks and no visitation for a week. David remains on the toilet and yet calls out objections from…the throne.
Willie the Native American who was chanting made everyone happy and relaxed, even me. So of course the guards harassed the fuck out of him.
Abner, like David has also gone full on inmate. This pod looks really empty in this scene. Perhaps everyone is in their cells. Abner is playing chess with a Chicano kid that he has taken an interest in. He is pulled away from the game and told by a Wood that Giovanni has stolen $50 of time off his phone. How the hell do they let these people watch them put in their PIN? Also, how does he know it was Gio? Abner wants to verify this as well so the Chicanos set out to entrap him.
A few of the guys sat near the phones to see what number Gio was using. They knew he didn’t have any money on his books and yet he is always on the phone. He was busted. Abner confronts Gio who of course denies it. Abner says they are going to have a trial. Abner tells Gio he needs to roll out. Gio is refusing to do so. One of the Kinfolk who has no skin in the game managed to get taken out of the game when Gio started punching him. He will probably get a month in the SHU just like Gio will.
F300 (Jazmyn, Brooke, Vivian)
Our girls in this pod are doing the most. They are sending in numerous kites which will only result in retaliation by the guards in some way. And that is happening right away. The DOs are bringing in the drug dogs. The girls seem to think the Dos are searching for Brooke hygiene products or something. They don’t bring in drug dogs to track down Pantene. They don’t care about minor squabbles that result in trauma like having frizzy hair. They have more important things to do.
The DOs took Jazmyn’s sheet and Brookes sheets and blanket. “Why would they do that?,” Jazmyn wonders. Oh I dunno, maybe because y’all having the whole pod write multiple kites about petty shit? Jazmyn and Brooke were the only two who had their linens taken. The girls are pissed that they were the only two that had stuff taken and especially that nothing was taken from Jazmyn. An hour later a male guard comes to investigate The Case of the Missing Linens. He informs both of them that the guards didn’t take anything and it must have been another inmate. Brooke says that was not possible given the timeframe. The supervisor told Jaz that her sheet was taken because it was either tied or had a hole in it or both and that is not allowed due to the potential for intentional hanging.
Most all of the pod was in the rec room and Jasmyn was drawing with colored pencils or something and go up to go to a supervised area to sharpen a pencil. The guards closed the door and one of them said she needed to give her all of her information because she has missing information. She wanted her first and last name, SSN, cell phone number, contact information and emergency contact information. I hope she didn’t give them all of that. How do they not know her first and last name or date of birth? This sounds like some sort of scam to use her credit or information to open accounts. They asked her where she was from and who she talks to in the Pod. The three undercovers seem to be suspicious. So she runs right over to Brooke and Vivian like a fool making all three of them look suspicious.
Later a DO comes in and heads straight to Vivian’s cell and searches it. All she finds is an extra sweatshirt which she confiscates. Later, two officers return to search Vivian’s cell again. The cell is basically sterile. There is a bunkbed with linens and the inmates have like a Rubbermaid box they keep their personal items in. There are not two dozen items in the cell between the two inmates who stay there.
The officers then call Vivian out of the pod for questioning. When she comes back they pull out Brooke. She was questioned for 20 minutes. Production comes in with a film crew to speak with the girls. Again they asked them for all of their information including social security and DOB. It’s clear the guards know who they are somehow.