In a conference room at WPK, Ramon the Pool Boy knows he's beaten, and is prepared to settle. Eli and Keith demand a quick parole hearing for Mosley, and then Eli asks how much it would cost to comply with "the Governor's prison crowding and recidivism initiatives." Ramon the Pool Boy imagines it would be millions, and Eli's like, "There you go!" Ramon says they'll work out a number, although frankly it sounds to me like he's getting off easy. He asks if they have a deal in principle, but Eli wants one other thing -- the warden is to be fired, with a promise from the DOC that they'll never employ him again. Ramon doesn't think he can do that, but Eli has him sit back down, and goes off about how the settlement is meaningless if the warden is still in charge of "so much as a paper clip," and his only involvement with the system should be as an inmate. What's more, if he doesn't resign, they'll initiate criminal proceedings against him. I'm not sure Rhodes's word would be enough to convict him, but it's reasonable to think some of the witnesses would go back to their original story knowing that they now stand to get rid of the warden once and for all. Also, this speech is made ten times more awesome by the fact that the warden is sitting right there. And Eli drives it home by turning to the warden and asking him directly what it's going to be. The warden doesn't answer, but he's beaten, and everyone knows it. What a wuss -- at least Bob Gunton blew his own head off at the end of The Shawshank Redemption.
Episode Report CardCouch Baron: B+ | 748 USERS: C+
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