I'm sort of wondering why Hawkins hasn't loped back to Jericho to give Mayor Dad the 411 on New Bern. Maybe he knows that he can take all of New Bern down without any help. Because he's Hawkins. Jake is yanked back to his cell, where Eric sits coughing pathetically through a mussed and bloody beard. Now, they originally gave Eric a beard to doppelgang him as a total Daddy's boy, but now, with the growth, the strategic mussing, and the ever-present bloodstains, I think it's a vehicle to make him look tuff. (If The Outsiders took place in Missoula, Montana.) Once in the cell -- I guess Constantino is being uncharacteristically nice and letting the brothers hang together, which doesn't seem like the best strategy, given that it doesn't break down their morale and also gives them time to collude, but was probably a production decision more than anything -- Jake gives Eric a worried look. Eric is clutching one of his arms. "Looks like they went easy on you," Eric notes. "Yeah, for now. They haven't found Hawkins yet," Jake admits. They're going easy on Jake because they know that more scars will just make Jake look really tough and then they'll all be too scared of him to lay a hand on him. Wallowing in the depths of self-pity, Eric wonders rhetorically, "How many people have to die before you don't care any more?" Oh, god -- get OVER it already! You aren't going to break out of prison with that sort of attitude, Eric. What am I saying? You aren't going to break out of prison at all -- it will be Jake and Hawkins who do the breaking.
Episode Report CardKeckler: B | 489 USERS: B-
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