In the lunch line, Robson, slightly less swollen and bloody, tells a reticent Schillinger that he's gonna see Feradj and straighten things out, as Poet and Ryan eagerly await his approach. When Robson asks for soup only, Poet wonders if he doesn't "want some chitlins and gravy to go with that." Robson, looking genuinely frightened, asks what they're talking about; Ryan bangs on a tray and yells, to the entire cafeteria, "Robson here went to the dentist and got himself a nice pair of dirty ghetto gums!" I join the cafeteria crowd in a round of guffaws -- even Said cracks a smile. Robson gets upset with Vern for blabbing, but Vern claims innocence, and then calls Poet a nigger; Poet wonders aloud if Robson will stand by and let a brother be treated so callously, and I laugh again. Robson, completely freaked now, runs over and tells Claire that he needs to go see Dr. Feradj, who's packing up his belongings like a guy in a mighty big hurry.
Not fast enough. Robson walks into Feradj's office -- completely unattended, of course, as Claire's presumably run off to root for booty -- shuts the door, slams Feradj against the wall, and grabs a scalpel as he demands to know the ethnic origin of his fancy new gums. Feradj whimpers about his wife and children, which goes nowhere toward answering Robson's questions, and then swears that the gums came from an upstanding honky. Robson wants proof, and orders Feradj to call someone for it. Oh, I'll need my address book, says Feradj, and it's over there, and while you kindly turn around to get it, I'll pick up this phone and bash you right in the jaw, causing so much pain that you'll collapse to the floor, unable to retaliate as I hiss that your gums came from a decidedly non-white place and call an officer. Then I'll claim you attacked me and leave, as the officer delivers further blows to the sensitive mouth area. Then you'll be dragged, screaming, naked, bloody, and looking like pure ass, into the hole as Vern solemnly announces that, despite his esteem for you, Satan has scored a coup and you can no longer be a member of the brotherhood. Bye!