Establishing shot of a prison, and I'll pause for a moment to let all you Wentworth Miller fans grab a paper bag. Inside, grim, stately music plays, and I know we're supposed to feel some gravity here, but this isn't The Green Mile. Anyway, Eli gets to talk to Mosley on the phone through the glass, and he introduces himself and hesitantly asks if he needs a lawyer. Oh, wow, Mosley's totally Whackjob Gordon from Supernatural, whose death I had the privilege to recap! I doubt he's going to be decapitated with razor wire here, but one can only hope. Anyway, in answer to Eli's question, Mosley's like, "Uh duh," but Eli sighs and explains that criminal law isn't exactly his specialty. Mosley tells him it doesn't matter -- he's been told that there's nothing to appeal in his case. He starts to hang up, but Eli stops him, and they discuss some details of the case -- apparently Mosley's accomplices testified against him, but Mosley says they lied -- he didn't even enter the crime scene, but was in the car the whole time, so he certainly didn't kill anyone. He and Eli stare at each other wordlessly for a moment, and Mosley takes Eli's silence to mean there's no hope, grimly intoning, "What's another twenty years in prison anyway?" Hey, I only recapped Oz for two seasons, and that just about killed me. I think twenty more years is pretty significant! Eli's confused, though, as he read the report on Mosley's sentencing, and thinks he should be up for parole right about now. Mosley agrees that he should be, but in order to get parole he needs to be granted a parole hearing, and the warden keeps turning his requests down. You see, the prison is overcrowded by a factor of three, and Mosley led a hunger strike to try to change things, which the warden didn't appreciate. I hope the warden at least savored the irony of refusing to parole a man with issues about prison overcrowding. Evil is wasted on the dumb. Mosley says he doesn't care, anyway -- he has to stand up for what he believes in. "We've got to..." "...live brave," Eli finishes. Mosley looks a little floored, but he simply agrees before we get the title card.
Episode Report CardCouch Baron: B+ | 748 USERS: C+
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