Kitchen. Claire walking up to Ryan, who is busy with his kitchen duties. She gives him a push. Startled, he asks what she wants. She mentions that she heard that they're "shipping Cyril away." She proposes that if he tells Cyril to participate in her booty call, she'll tell the warden not to ship him off. Ryan says, "No way." She insists that it's the only way. Ryan departs after telling her she's a sick bitch. He then delivers lunch to Alvin the chipmunk in Unit J. They greet each other, and Ryan performs his patented steering of the conversation to what he needs the other person to do. After hearing Al's comments on how he's alone now that John was killed and the other is in solitary, Ryan sits down and asks how Alvin would like to have "extra vittles." Yes, he would like that. The price? Make sure Claire has a little accident. Alvin says he's no killer. Ryan says he just wants her busted up. Enter Claire to make a bitchy remark to Ryan while shooting the stink-eye at Alvin. Basically, sealing the deal. We then see her taking Alvin to some stairs -- where to? Who knows? He trips her as they begin the descent, and she falls all the way down. Hard. He calls quietly for help until he's sure that she's hurt. Then he starts yelling for it.
We cut to Ryan's pod as Liam gives him the news that Claire busted her pelvis. Ouch. He sees Connelly walk by, and he and Liam both bitch about how Connelly acts superior to them. Ryan then asks Liam to check up on Cyril's neighbor. They bump fists, and Liam skips off. We then see Kirk and Burns trying, again, to beat up on Connelly. Ryan comes in to stop it. They both tell him to stay out of it. Ryan says he's "got God on his side," and in walks Dylan to break up the quarrel. Dylan tells Kirk to meet him in the library and that he'll talk to Burns later. He apologizes to Connelly, but gets dissed like everyone else as Connelly ignores his extended hand. As Connelly walks by Ryan, he says something I can't make out, but the gist is that he's grateful.
We cut to Dylan telling Kirk that he is no longer a member of the congregation. Kirk tries to plead with him and grabs his arm. Dylan yells for him to let him go. Kirk looks upset and Dylan looks furious.
Cut back to Ryan, Liam, and Connelly, who sit at a table while Connelly regales the two of them with his horror stories of "bloody Sunday" and the ongoing battle in Ireland. Ryan hangs on to his every word until the bell sounds for visiting time. He gets up to go see his mother. Connelly asks him if he "treats his mother right." Ryan says he does. He's known her for two seconds, so it's hardly cookie-earning. In the visiting area, New Mommy tells him why she left. She hasn't wanted to explain before. He encourages her to tell him now. She begins by saying that the sixties were a mixed-up time. She protested, along with her friends. They all armed themselves. They were militant. He guesses correctly that someone got killed. She confirms this and says she ran then, but is now tired of running: "I'm going to turn myself in." Ryan panics and says he doesn't want her to; he only just found her and is working on a plan to get out so they can "be together." She tells him not to do that. Ryan: "Why the fuck not?" "Because you'll have to spend the rest of your life doing what I did, lying and hiding." She tells him that it's no life. The buzzer signals the end of visiting time. They rise. Ryan kisses and hugs her sadly, calling her "Mom." She's pleased by this and tells him she loves him. "I always have, and I always will." They say goodbye and we see tears on Ryan's face. She's crying too. He leaves the visiting room.