The Silence Of The Narrator, except for the "silence" part. We see a panther behind Hill, but it's unfortunately only a projection. Hill asks how we know that cats can see in the dark. Good question. Let's toss you into a dark room with that tiger that mauled Roy, just as an experiment. (If you think that joke's too soon, don't email me!) He asks if you would want cat's eyes if you could have them. "Would you really want to see what's going on?" In light of the last scene, I must grudgingly admit that he has a point here.
In the cafeteria, Ryan sees Cyril sitting with Schillinger. He goes over and gets his brother's attention, and Cyril smiles big and embraces Ryan. A hack yells for them to knock it off, and Ryan says Cyril's his brother. Hack: "Looks more like your sister!" The hack then saunters off for his gig at Catch A Rising Star. Sadly, he'll probably do well there. Ryan asks which unit Cyril is in, but Cyril says he doesn't know. Unit B(uttfuck)? Ryan looks over at Schillinger, who smirks. "Don't worry, I gave him the royal welcome." Given the behavior of members of certain royal families over the ages, that's an apt phrase to use. Also, hee. Ryan barks at Schillinger to leave Cyril alone, then pulls Cyril away and tells him to stay away from Schillinger. Cyril looks like he's going to cry as he confesses, "I think I did a bad thing." No, you did a bad person. Ryan's beside himself, then tells his brother that he's going to get him transferred. In the meantime, he tells Cyril to hit him. He pushes Cyril a couple of times until Cyril hauls off and decks him. Ryan's tougher than Jia Kenmin, though, and just ends up with a bloody nose as Cyril gets dragged to the hole, where Ryan obviously thinks he'll be safe. I guess he doesn't know Keller's down there. Schillinger stares at Ryan with a "thanks for the cockblock" look on his face. Ryan returns the favor by making a throat-slashing gesture at Schillinger. Whip out your dicks, guys! I know you're not shy!
Ryan goes to see McManus and asks him to transfer his brother to Em City. McManus: "Your brother. The one who killed Gloria Nathan's husband?" Tough, meet sell. Ryan pleads with McManus, saying that Schillinger will "suck his bones dry." McManus snarks that Schillinger's going to suck regardless (hee), and asks why Cyril should be the one spared. Ryan exposits that Cyril had an accident the previous year and he "got slow." McManus is unmoved, but Ryan says he'll do anything McManus asks. And now we know that McManus is a zero on the Kinsey scale. He tells Ryan that he'll transfer Cyril to Em City if Ryan rats on someone. Ryan's all, pffft, who? which made me laugh, but McManus says he wants him to rat on himself by confessing that he told Cyril to kill Gloria's husband. Pigs fly by as I say, "Nice one, Tim." No, I mean it. It's about time he played hardball with people who actually deserve it. Don't worry, I still hate him. Ryan says he didn't, but McManus sort of singsongs, "Oh, you did." Heh. Ryan says he's looking at another ten years if he confesses to that. I'd actually release a tiny bit of my hatred for McManus here if he mimed playing a violin, but he doesn't, of course. Ryan refuses, so McManus snarks, "Then your brother stays in Vern Schillinger's ever-loving arms." Heeee. Ryan freaks, and a hack drags him away. McManus stares after him darkly. Tim, one good scene doesn't make you The Godfather. Chill out.