Ryan visiting with his new mommy. He's asking her why she left. Did his dad beat her? Nope. Did he cheat? Nope. She was barely seventeen and the "world was new," so she ran off. Ryan says he hates his dad and he would never blame her for leaving, but didn't she miss him? She tells him, "From the day I made you to the day I left, you were the only happiness I ever had." That's why she left. Because he was her only happiness. Makes sense that she wouldn't take her only happiness with her, I mean, obviously the best thing to do would be leaving your child with a man that you were unhappy with, so he could then raise said child to grow up into a fine criminal. She does acknowledge that she was young and didn't realize it all, but still. When she comments about having a three-month-old and being a child herself, Ryan does some math in his head. He corrects her and says, "It's Cyril you're thinking of, Cyril was the baby." "No, Ryan, you were the baby." She tells him that Cyril isn't hers, that he's Ryan's half-brother. The music of plot thickening plays as I think to myself, what's the big deal? They are still brothers. They still share a father. So they don't have the same mom, it's not like she just told him Cyril is his father or something. That would be gross. Cut to the O'Reily pod of new developments. Ryan talks to Cyril, who is lying in his cot, about summers in Indiana on Uncle Bill's farm and how when Ryan tried to boss the other kids around, everyone left, but Cyril stayed with him. He asks Cyril if he did that out of fear that Ryan would beat him up or because they are brothers. He turns to Cyril, who is fast asleep. Ryan broods.
The next day, in the gym, Ryan coaches Cyril as they practice boxing. Jia walks in, saying he wasn't able to exercise while in the cage with no room to move. Ryan tells him they're trying to work out, so shut up. Jia starts to stand on his head, and Cyril says he wants to try it. Ryan starts to stop him and Cyril irritably pushes Ryan's hand off him; Jia, pleased that Cyril wants to learn from him, starts telling him he'll teach him all kinds of things "better than that bullshit boxing." Cyril wants to learn. Jia takes him down and Ryan flips out, so Jia turns on him just as Cyril gets up and, of course, he attacks Jia for messing with Ryan. He hits Jia one time and he's out. The hacks hold Cyril back, and we then see blood pooling next to Jia's head. Ryan sees it and whispers, "Oh fuck."