Staff room. Oh, God, I'd better brace myself. With another drink. We learn that Sippel's alive, but they don't know who crucified him. So if Sippel survived, ostensibly he'd reveal his attackers as soon as he was able, and Schillinger could conceivably be sent to solitary for life if they could prove his story, yes? Never. Mentioned. Again. McManus opines that a hack was involved, which could be important later, but this moment of clarity is interrupted by a sudden wailing from outside the room. The noise gets louder, and McManus opens the door to find a screaming Rivera, who's holding his hands over his bloody eyes. Pete and Mukada back up as Glynn and McManus get Rivera to the floor. When they manage to get his hands off his eyes, we see that he's been stabbed in both eyes, and I have to say, the make-up artists outdid themselves here. At least, so it seemed to me from the one time I could bring myself to watch it. Everyone recoils in horror, and McManus yells for help.
Cut to the SORT team getting their uniforms on for a lockdown. In Em City, Metzger calls the lockdown as the team moves in. Rivera gets wheeled into the hospital wing, still screaming. A too-calm-if-you-ask-me Gloria examines him. Back in Em City, McManus reports to Glynn that "he" isn't in Em City. And here's the big problem I have with this plotline: How did they know it was Alvarez? It seems like the only way they could is if Rivera saw him, which you would think Alvarez would have taken pains not to happen. After all, the beauty of blinding his victim is that he could sneak up, do the deed, and run off without the victim being able to see him, right? On the other hand, if Alvarez knew in advance he was likely to get caught, why would he go through with it at all? I mean, it's not like El Cid said he would kill him if he didn't, and even if he had, I would think that threat would be preferable to permanent solitary confinement, or worse, having the hacks torture and kill you. Anyway, Glynn calls for a search of the whole prison, and we see Diane calling lockdown in Unit B as well.