Hill tells us that we're unable to admit some things even to ourselves, because if we did, we'd have to stop being who we are. Well, well, well. A thought that's actually relevant. I must have died and gone to heaven.
Said in the shower, looking flustered as steam rises all around him. Here's a cure for what ails you, Kareem: Turn off the hot tap.
Busmalis is squeegeeing a window when evening count is called. He keeps going, and Metzger appears behind him. Busmalis says he's almost done, but Metzger puts an arm around his neck and starts choking him, saying what Busmalis is feeling is what Mack felt when Busmalis's tunnel collapsed. After Busmalis loses consciousness, Metzger tosses him down the stairs. A couple hacks run over and check on him, and Metzger smugly tells them to get him to the hospital. Don't you just want to give him the finger?
McManus comes to see Rebadow in his pod. Rebadow asks after Busmalis, and is informed that he's still having trouble breathing. Rebadow then tells McManus that Metzger is part of the Aryan Brotherhood, and McManus -- thankfully, considering he was acting like he was on to Metzger last episode -- says he knows. Rebadow wonders how Metzger keeps his job, but McManus, instead of saying it's because even Jericho the sock puppet could do a better job than he does, simply says that he won't keep it for long. As long as I'm defining facial expressions in this episode, I'll point out that you'd find Rebadow's in the dictionary next to "cold comfort."
Locker room. McManus is getting something out of his locker. If I didn't know that the chapters are completely self-contained in terms of plot, I'd be afraid Claire was going to show up again, but it's Metzger that comes out of the shower. He asks McManus about Busmalis, and McManus makes it very clear that he suspects Metzger of brutality against Busmalis. He sarcastically compliments Metzger's Brotherhood tattoo, which the latter tries to pass off as a "souvenir of a misspent youth," like, that's really inspiring, and for once McManus isn't buying the bullshit everyone tries to sell him. Metzger says that even if he is what McManus thinks he is, he should tread lightly, as he'll want him around "when one of these fucks comes after you with a knife." I'm bored with you, Metzger. To paraphrase Morgan Freeman, let's get busy with the dying.
McManus informs Glynn and Pete that Metzger used to be part of a white supremacist cult in Montana. Glynn, shockingly, doesn't think he can do anything until they get some proof, and his attitude is really starting to give laissez-faire a bad name. McManus asks if they just let him stay on, and Glynn says yes. McManus: "Even though he thinks of you as a nigger?" I think Pete's hair might have curled from that comment, but as I indicated earlier, it's hard to tell. Glynn says that if McManus is trying to piss him off, he's succeeded, but he needs ammunition before he can take on the union. McManus says he'll see what he can do.