Cut to Leo, welcoming the new arrival. Mayor Loewen is played by the relatively familiar-looking Tom Atkins (a.k.a. The White Edward James Olmos), whose varied and eclectic IMDb page reveals the little-known fact that he's starred in almost every movie ever filmed in Pittsburgh (including Striking Distance, Creepshow, and Bob Roberts). I guess he really did Escape From New York. Mayor McCraggy tries to chat up Leo with some small talk about a fundraiser they both attended, but Leo isn't having it. "Whatever relationship we might have had in the past is over," he says. "You're my prisoner now. Which means that you'll have a life expectancy of just under three weeks, and there's also a pretty good chance you'll be anally violated with a kitchen utensil at least once before you die. Welcome to Oz." Loewen takes all this in stride, but the conversation devolves further into some not-very-subtle race baiting, presumably to justify the presence of Said, who's been lurking about in the background of the scene this entire time.
With the mayor safely incarcerated, calm has once again returned to the streets of Shelbyville, and the lockdown is over. Officer Pepa strolls along the hallways of Unit B, and her pathetic attempt at pretending to unlock Schillinger's cell door is made even more laughable when the camera pulls back to reveal that there wasn't even a keyhole anywhere near the area where she was pantomiming. Come on, Pepa! You can do better than that. You've got to push it! Push it real good! Vern is concerned that with Mayor McCraggy stuck in Unit J, Beecher might try to hurt him in order to extract revenge on the Aryans. He orders Cindy Brady to put out word that Beecher will suffer if anything happens to Loewen.
Except Beecher is pretty clearly suffering already, because he's forced to endure the guy's incessant mealtime ramblings, which are just chock-full of self-aggrandizing name droppings. "We were in the Oval Office," says Mayor McCheesy, "and the President says to me, 'Wilson, if it weren't for you, I wouldn't be sitting in this chair right now. So thanks again for introducing me to Monica. She's under the desk even as we speak!'" Toby mocks him for being so power hungry, and even suggests that he "run for God," but Loewen and Yood just laugh harder, and actually think that's not a half bad idea. Then, despite the fact that he was shown several times to be eating nothing more strenuous than mashed potatoes, the Mayor suddenly begins to wheeze and gasp in alarm. Beecher immediately jumps up and performs the Heimlich maneuver, sending the saliva-soaked spuds soaring across the cell. Hmm. I guess Mayor McChokey likes 'em lumpy. In the background, Cindy Brady arrives with his mail cart just in time to see all this go down. Or come back up. Whatever.