1960. The next time Sonny visits the yard, he jumps Hicks. Hicks is older, and maybe not in the best shape, but he puts up a pretty good fight. He stabs Sonny at least once, but Sonny just keeps coming for him. At one point, he grabs Hicks from behind and digs his fingers into Hicks's eyes. They squelch like a handful of raw meatballs. Tiller watches approvingly from the stairs. Warden James joins him. "Quite the transformation," he says. Tiller gives him a pointed look. "You'd be surprised at what a man's capable of when he's pushed too far." They trade barbs about animals and pack mentality that are really barbs about each other. It's highly entertaining. If only this show could be all flashbacks.
Present. Cops shoot out the tires on Sonny's car. Hauser intervenes and takes him into custody. Everybody gets to work searching the field and dig up Danielle, still alive. Everybody's all "Yay!" and Rebecca finally assures Helen that Sonny is out of her life for good.
Rebecca tells Doc about Hauser spying on Ray. Doc is surprised to learn that Rebecca is okay with it. He doesn't judge her for it, but points out something. "One day, this is gonna end, and when it does, we -- you, me and Hauser - are gonna have to live with what we've done." There'll be hell to pay for all their droning exposition and clunky dialog.
Woodsy prison. Hauser is sitting by Lucy's bed when he gets the bad news from Dr. Beauregard. "It's no good," he says of Sonny's blood. "Right blood type, but no colloidal silver." Hauser seethes.
Just to end things on a creepy note, Tommy loiters around outside his granddaughter's apartment and watches her through the window as she sleeps. Why are the curtains open? The window is right there on street level! More importantly, why doesn't Hauser have anyone spying on Rebecca? If I keep trying to find logic in any of this, I'll be here till the next episode.
Tippi Blevins disappeared from prison 50 years ago and then mysteriously reappeared to write about this show. Email her at email@example.com, or find her on Twitter.