The hole. McManus enters and asks Said to assure him that the Muslims will keep the peace as long as the Aryans will. Said sits in the corner and pets his throat while spitting and smiling. He tells McManus he can't assure him of anything, least of all the "good behavior" of his people. He babbles about what is going on, going on still. It doesn't make sense, but I think he just means that there's gonna be a rumble. That the fight is older than they are. McManus, irritated that he doesn't get his way, yells, "Maybe you need another couple of days in here!" Said yells his agreement. Tim storms out and goes to find his daily affirmation tapes.
Hill. Tempers. Sports. Hitting is the best part. Well, I agree that it is in ice hockey. But other than that, hitting is wrong.
The gym. McPainus shooting sad hoops. Cut to the locker room. Enter Dave, the equivalent of that ever-present, unrecognizable member of the Star Trek team sent to the foreign planet with Kirk to "explore." McManus asks him what he thinks about Jackson. Dave says he's a "stone bitch." The point? A scout from the Sacramento Kings is coming to watch Dave play, thanks to Tim, I guess. Cut to the lunchroom, where Poet gives Jackson a complimentary platter of seconds. Poet remarks on Dave's obvious talent. Jackson admits that he's good, but that he, meaning Jackson, is "too big for him" and that he'll win the second game for sure. They all laugh at their cleverness while we overhear the guards saying that if there is "no way to guard" Jackson, McManus won't win. Hmmm. What to do about that. They advance towards Jackson and tell him to pick up his tray, as he has gotten up to leave the table. Poet protests that he has it. The guards say no, "he buses his own tray," to which Jackson says, "Fuck that," and begins to walk away. They take him down by hitting him in the knees with their clubs. The inmates begin to protest, but the guards hold them at bay.
Infirmary. Jackson is being checked out by Gloria while McManus believes the guard's story that Jackson brought on the attack. Gloria tells Jackson to stay off the leg for a while. McManus walks over and says they'll postpone the game a week. Of course, the testosterone flares in Jackson, who says, "Because you care about me, right?" And, of course, McManus has to comment on how "if the ball bounces the right way," he could win, thus causing Jackson to say he can play. Never mind that no doctor would allow him to, and that the guards are apparently not going to be reprimanded -- both facts get on my nerves. Cut to the game. McManus, who rented Basketball Diaries just so he could get into character, nods to Dave. Whatever that means. Cue "edgy" soundtrack music to make it all seem so cool. I'm a music idiot so I can't name that tune. They didn't show it in the credits either. The game doesn't go well for Jackson, and the staff wins fifty-eight to forty-six.