Said finds Poet in the cafeteria line, and tells him that his publisher is interested in Poet's work. He invites Poet to sit with him. Poet does, but then Wangler beans him in the head with a crushed milk carton or something. I guess he's acting his reading comprehension level. Said tells Poet not to react, and that he has a responsibility to explore his gift, and for the love of God, can we get to Keller already? Said tells Poet to trust him. Later, Poet interrupts the Muslims' prayers to tell Said that he is indeed going to be published. McManus is there as well, and toolishly offers his congratulations. Poet shows them a check from the publishers. Later, Poet buys drugs from Adebisi. So not only was he allowed to keep the check, but the prison negotiated it for him? My face is matching Glynn's earlier one. When Adebisi finds out how Poet got the money, he wants Poet to teach him to write, and editors everywhere cringe at the thought of Poet instructing in that particular discipline. Anyway, I'm hoping that Adebisi will forget the idea once the drugs wear off.
In the main area, Adebisi and Poet, returning from the laundry room, walk and laugh and basically let everyone know that they're higher than Courtney Love in her appearance on The Osbournes. There's a shot of Hanlon sitting with the bikers, which seems like a gaffe, because wouldn't he have been transferred out of Em City by now? Said sees where Poet has spent his poetry money, and looks none too pleased. Sorry, pal, but my vision's about twenty over a billion, and I saw that one coming a mile away. We get a shot of Adebisi's ass, in case you're interested. Said comes into Poet's pod and announces, "I have seen Adebisi destroy others with his own self-destruction." Dude, you're harshing my buzz. Poet claims that they were just doing laundry. Said regards him piteously. Realizing that Said is sober and is therefore unlikely to believe him, Poet claims that he needs the drugs, because he has "demons crawling up [his] ass." The medicated pads work better for that, Poet. Said says he doesn't let his demons drag him down, even when they taunt him for being a crappy lawyer. I may have inferred part of that. Said goes on to basically give him a "buck up, little camper" speech about believing in himself and listening to his heart, and I'm forced to point out that I still haven't seen Keller, let alone Ryan, Alvarez, or Shirley. Tom, in words you'll understand, that shit ain't right. Said compares Poet to a phoenix. For the second time in this recap, I am speechless.