Mukada, Pete, McManus, and Gloria meet for a routine discussion of the prisoners' mental health. Pete says she has a psychiatric re-evaluation scheduled with Miguel, but Mukada says he doesn't think that will go well, with his baby having died and all, and Gloria adds to the concern by divulging that Ricardo has Alzheimer's. I can only imagine that the next item on the agenda is why this bunch never gets invited to parties. I mean, stop with the downers, people! McManus says he'll talk to Alvarez, but Mukada asks if he can do it instead. McManus: "I'm always willing to give up an opportunity to deliver bad news." You lie like the rug you so desperately need, Timbo.
Mukada finds Alvarez in Em City and asks him to come talk to him. Alvarez agrees, and as they walk off, he calls a dolled-up Beecher a maricon. Oh, Miguel, a little Torquemada will unstraighten you right out. In Mukada's office, Alvarez and Pete tell Miguel and Eduardo that Oz isn't equipped for the kind of long-term care that Ricardo will need, but there's no other place to send him, given that the state's attitude toward old prisoners is, according to Pete, "Hurry up and die." Well, sending them to Oz is a good start, then. Miguel says he wants to see Ricardo. Cut to the four entering the hospital wing. The old man's a quivering mess, and it's rather painful to watch. Pete opines that the state should let Ricardo go free. This proves not to be just a lark on her part, as we cut to Pete and Mukada pleading this case to Glynn. After budgetary statistics, the use of the expression "criminal menopause," and a mother-in-law joke, Glynn glibly dismisses the idea. Well, that was worth my time.