It's lights-out on death row as well, but Keller is roused from his bed by the sound of Jericho pontificating in his cell about how Cyril is the center of the known universe. I still don't know what to make of this whole sock-puppet/split-personality thing Cyril has going, but I do know that the sight of a tube sock with two glued-on buttons for eyes asking Keller, "What the fuck are you looking at?" is the funniest thing you'll ever see on death row. With the possible exception of Tom Hanks, that is.
The next day, Ryan meets with his new fancy-pants lawyer, who exposits that Cyril can't be considered mentally retarded because his injury didn't occur until after he was eighteen. Um, okay. I'm just going to assume that little tidbit is part of the lesser known Plot-Device Amendment to the USA Patriot Act and not give it a second thought. This means, of course, that Cyril can still be executed for killing Li Chen. Fancy Pants announces that their new course of action will be to prove that Chen's murder wasn't premeditated, and that all they need to succeed is a single witness.
Okay, seriously. Whose kid is it that they let direct these second-unit crime flashbacks? Tom Fontana's? Chris Albrecht's? It's got to be someone's, because they're consistently the most hideously awful portion of the show. I mean, I could buy the uber-cheesy digital video camcorder effects as some sort of artistic statement about the banality of crime, but the production values are so routinely awful, and the crimes themselves so mind-numbingly stupid, that more often than not I find myself checking the remote to see if I've accidentally flipped over to a cable access channel. For God's sake, Glenn Shupe killed a guy by throwing a dart at his head this week. What the fuck is that? And somebody turn off that friggin' green filter while we're at it. This ain't the Matrix, you know.
Back in Oz, Shupe leans against the phone and dials with his one remaining hand. He looks saddened by his disability, but with hair like his, and that tie-dyed shirt he's wearing, I foresee a long and profitable career as the new drummer for Def Leppard after his release. Ryan, however, has other ideas, and he shows up to threaten Shupe into cooperating with Cyril's attorney. Which Shupe promptly does, telling the guy that Cyril was only acting to save his brother's life.