Cut to Mukada and Sippel performing the ritual together on the old patient as Gloria watches. Another cut to Mukada coming out to the visitor's entrance, where a twentysomething man thanks Mukada for seeing him. The man, whom we quickly deduce was the boy that Sippel molested, says that between the pervert law and Sippel's release, a lot of old feelings have stirred again in him recently. Mukada says he told Sippel that the Altar Boy Toy was coming, and that he's willing to speak with him. ABT says he's never been to prison before, and Mukada assures him that a hack will be with him the whole time. ABT, darkly: "Yeah? To protect me, or him?" Mukada's face falls as he wonders if ABT didn't get the whole "Perverts Are People Too" memo, even though Sippel managed to disgust him well and good without the whole taking-advantage-of-him-at-fourteen issue. God, this episode. ABT recovers nicely, saying he has no intention of harming Sippel, and indeed, he's not sure why he's there, but he hasn't seen Sippel since the incident happened. "Ten years is a long time to carry this shit inside." Beat. "Sorry to say 'shit' in front of a priest." Mukada doesn't point out that he's heard much, much worse, but instead notes that "sometimes 'shit' is the only word that fits." Meta commentary on the shooting script thus far? Cut to the cafeteria, where the meeting takes place. The two regard each other warily and wordlessly. Scene. No, I'm not kidding. What the fucking hell? Thanks for the undramatic non-resolution there, Fontana. Where's my drink?
Schillinger walks into Sippel's cell and asks how he can live with himself. Sippel returns the question, but Schillinger says that what he's done, he's done for righteous reasons. Yeah, I'll just bet you whooped and yelled, "That's one righteous ass you've got there, Beecher!" And if he's so upset about Sippel fondling a fourteen-year-old, I'd ask him to consider if raping a man with the mental competence of a five-year-old isn't really a lot worse in the grand scheme of things. What bullshit. He pulls Sippel up by the lapels and says he should be dead. Diane appears and tells Schillinger to back off, which he reluctantly does. Sippel thanks her, but she retorts that she's just doing her job, and that for once she agrees with "that Nazi fuck." Again, I know what he did was terrible, but I really don't get everyone's moral posturing in this episode. Character-wise, I can believe Schillinger's labyrinthine rationalizations, but Diane? You killed a man and got away with it, and I agreed with your reasons, but you are hardly in a position to judge here. Boo, Diane.