Poet in the hole, naked, rhyming about Adebisi. It starts off with Hypocrisy. Hip-hop-crasy. I can't help but think of Mike Myers in So, I Married an Axe Murderer and the scene where he does the spoken-word poem, "Woman! Whoa Man! Whoooooooooa MAN!" Poet: "They've took my rights and self-respect. They the ones a thousand times that let Adebisi run wild." Ally surmises that he's saying it's a cover-up. Poet hands Ally a cookie and goes on to confirm that, yes, the warden knew, and Murphy interrupts to tell Poet to stow it. Ha! See what I did there? I rhymed? Poet? Poet tells poems? [crickets chirping] Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit amphetamines. Anyway, Murphy says, "That's enough!" Poet: "Ya see? Ya see?" Ally asks if there is evidence to prove this alleged cover-up. Poet tells her about the videotape of Adebisi, starring in his home version of When Hairy Met Sally. Murphy ushers Sheedy out of the hole while the camera moves up to show us Poet's ass. Cut to Ally on the phone: "Jack, I found our story, I'm not sure about the details but there's something screwy surrounding the death of an inmate. [pause] The sooner you get here, the better." She hangs up and turns to Murphy, saying that she'd like to go back and interview some of the prisoners without him present. He says no way, not gonna happen. She just perks, "Don't worry! I'll get permission."
Next we see Ally with Ryan while Glynn and McManus stand outside, wringing their hands and wondering why oh why Lois Lane just won't let it go. Glynn tells McManus that Murphy told him he thinks it has to do with Adebisi's death. Wow, good work, Scoob! McManus, confused: "But, O'Reily wasn't involved with that." Which sends us to
The O'Reily pod. Ryan's doing push-ups while Cyril sits on the floor, legs splayed in front of him, and five-year-olds that he misses his mama. Cyril is doing that nervous/anxious foot-shaking thing that conveys, if the note my cat just handed is me correct, that he's on the verge of some kind of breakdown or fit of rage. Ryan says he misses her too. Cyril asks why she had to die. Ryan: "I've told you a thousand times, Cyril. The cancer ate her up." Way to be a soother, Ryan. It's okay, though; I still love you. Passionately. Ryan spies with his beautiful eyes White, lurking outside the pod. He tells Cyril to go watch Miss Sally. Cyril follows Ryan's gaze and sees White lurking outside. He looks sort of disappointed, but agrees and gets up. I know I tend to make fun of Cyril because I usually don't buy the baby-talk way Scott Winters plays the role, but that was a good scene. I felt for him. Now if I can just avoid Djb's calls so he can't disown me. I'm NOT a sell-out!