Hill, in a creepy black-and-white shot, blathers about Booker T. Washington. Hill, Booker T. Washington's words inspired a generation of Americans. The only thing you're inspiring is a lot of retina-detaching eye-rolling.
Some kitchen worker is telling Adebisi how fucked up it is that Glynn gave the kitchen back to the Italians. Adebisi theorizes that Glynn is trying to start a war between them and "those guineas." He smiles when he sees Schibetta and Pancamo enter the cafeteria. Adebisi taunts Schibetta: "You look just like your father. Only you still breathing." Schibetta asks if he's trying to tell him something, going for "intimidating" but landing somewhere between "half Adebisi's size" and "mezzo-soprano." Adebisi: "I miss your father." Why, how tight was he?
In a hilarious shot, two guys start down the stairs, but run away when Adebisi comes up them. One of them is a short cross-dressing Latino who was shown when McManus mentioned the "gay" group in the last episode, and the way he runs all "The sky is falling!" is really not to be missed. Adebisi enters his pod and shows Wangler that he's got some tits, but Wangler, reading the book, isn't interested. Just then, a shakedown is called, and Adebisi quickly stuffs the plastic packet between the pages of the book. For shame, Adebisi. Booker T. is spinning is his grave. Search, search. Adebisi's pod is pronounced clean. Back inside, Adebisi takes the book and rips out some pages so he can store drugs in it more effectively. Wangler's had enough: "Fuck you, man!" Adebisi grabs him and slams his face up against the door. "You think you can disrespect me? Don't forget who your friends are, Kenny. 'Cause if you not my friend, you my enemy. Understand?" He does. They get high. Hey, Wangler, remember how in the last episode you said you were nobody's prag? Doesn't take long for the crow to cook in Oz, does it?
Later, through the I'm Higher Than A Team Of On-Duty Sherpas Cam, we see Adebisi, on the balcony, toss the pieces of some of the ripped-out pages into the air. Wangler sits downstairs, looking frankly like he's flatlined, when McManus marches over and demands to know why he isn't in class. Wangler gets in his face, but desists at the swarm of the hacks. McManus grabs him and marches him into the computer room. He questions him, and asks if someone's pressuring him not to go to class. On cue, Adebisi knocks on the door and smiles. McManus gets him to go away, and then tells Wangler that he'll send Adebisi back to Gen Pop, or he'll at least move Wangler to another pod. Wangler resists, but when McManus tells him he'll be mopping the kitchen "twenty-four hours a day" if he doesn't go back to class, he relents. Sure, Tim, what does it matter if he dies as long as he can read his headstone? McManus leads him back to class as Hill VOs that the typical U.S. prisoner is an undereducated male minority, and that the more education he completes in prison, the less likely he is to return once released. Coushaine asks Wangler to read out loud again, as Wangler regards him ambiguously. Will Adebisi make him pay for going back to class? Will McManus intervene? You're not finding out this episode, and I hope this isn't going to turn into one of those plotlines that never ends up going anywhere. Although it does involve Wangler and McManus. On second thought, let's never speak of it again.