After mocking Shupe, Ryan is approached by Guerra, who wants to know why Kenmin still vogues in the corner, since they had a deal. Ryan assures them that his criminal mastermind is clicking away, and that he'll get someone that the COs can't blame to do the job. The COs themselves. Dun dun dun!
Gym. Ryan. Kenmin. Interpretive movement. The Lord Of The Dance torments Ryan with details of his testimony against Cyril. Ryan crouches, waiting for his moment, which arrives when a CO walks into the room. Ryan lunges, feebly, and Kenmin grabs him in a headlock as Salty watches from the basketball court. In a complete departure from the norm, the CO races over to break up the fight, smacking Kenmin in the back. Kenmin turns and goes martial on the CO, kicking the club out of his hands and punching him in the face. He kicks another CO in the chest as Ryan picks up the club and proceeds to beat the shit out of Kenmin. A seamless operation. Like Ryan could have planned exactly how those events would unfold. Lucky for him, Kenmin is stunningly stupid. But Salty knows the truth.
Gloria tends to Ryan and reveals that she has no idea about Kenmin's condition, as the hacks threw him directly into solitary. Ryan thinks that the world would be better if Kenmin went into another coma. Gloria doesn't disagree. While escorting Ryan back to Em City, the guard thanks him for what he did, confirming that Ryan's gotten away with it. He's duped them all! Ryan further stokes the fire by defaming Kenmin to the CO, who confides that Kenmin's got a lesson to learn. The guard heads straight for Kenmin's solitary cell to drop some science, which he and a few pals do via taunts, mace, and a thorough beating.
At bedtime, Salty wonders if Ryan's happy about exacting revenge on Kenmin; Ryan plays the victim, but Salty's seen right through the charade to the heart of the matter. Tubby McSalt, who reminds me unpleasantly of Mickey Rooney (as any reminder of Mickey Rooney is unpleasant), wants to know if the cross Ryan wears means anything, or if it's merely a "bauble." "What happened to you when you were a child?" he asks. "What made you walk away from the church?" Ryan explains that he actually ran, as he went to his pastor to complain about paternal beatings, and the pastor told him he deserved it and that he should head home and Honor Thy Father. Salty's all shocked, although that sounds pretty church-like to me, and tries to explain it away with the "bad priest" argument, failing to get the hint that someone who's been completely fucked over by an organization might be better off without it and getting all emphatic about being there for Ryan. "Too fucking late," says Ryan.