Sean Murphy and McManus discuss Murphy coming to work at Oz. Murphy is apprehensive about working there due to Oz's reputation. McManus tries to convince Murphy that the two of them working together can make some changes. Ryan O'Reily interrupts to demand that McManus get Cyril out of the hole. McManus says that Cyril threw a punch at an inmate, but Ryan insists that Cyril must have been provoked. McManus wearily replies that he'll look into it and tells Ryan to get lost. Murphy asks what Ryan's deal is, calling him "a good Irish mug." McManus brings up the Cyril/Robson fight in the cafeteria earlier, and asks Murphy if he'd be interested in starting a boxing program like he did at Attica. Murphy says all they need is "time, gloves, and a good insurance policy."
McManus pitches the boxing program to Leo, Sister Pete, and Father Ray. Each group (Aryans, Muslims, et cetera) will field a boxer, and they'll have an elimination tournament. Ray calls it "organized violence," but Sister Pete says that similar programs in other prisons have been positive. Leo is worried about the gambling aspect, but McManus says the gambling already exists. Leo gets the final word, and says he'll see if the commissioner will sign off on it. So I guess he didn't really get the final word.
At some sort of summit of the prisoners, McManus lays out the program. Augustus says that he used to box, and Ryan guesses that it must have been in the Special Olympics. This gets big yuks from Chuckie Pancamo. Kenny wonders why they should bother competing if there isn't a purse, and Said says that it's for "the greater glory of [their] tribe." Ryan brags that Cyril is a former Golden Gloves champion.
In the gym, each group is training their boxers. Augustus tells us that Napoleon said that "men are more easily governed by their vices than their virtues," as we see Cyril, bloodied and beaten, being counted out by a referee. Oh, no. Augustus is all dressed up like Don King, with the hair and everything. A microphone descends, and Augustus grabs it and tells us that Napoleon also said that there's only one step from the sublime to the ridiculous, and that Napoleon must have known Tim McManus. Okay, I'll forgive him the Don King hair because he made fun of McManus, which is always okay by me.
McManus walks upstairs. Kenny, standing in the door of his pod, warns Snake (a.k.a. Treach) that McManus is coming. McManus tells Snake that his new work assignment is in the barbershop. Kenny insists that Snake is working in the kitchen with him. McManus says that he still makes the work assignments. Kenny insists that he's now to be called "Bricks," and McManus agrees to call him that, but not really, and walks away. Snake stands up and suggests that Nappa is behind the change in work assignment.