Shirley and Richie wish each other good morning on Death Row. Are they really any good mornings when you're on Death Row? I guess any morning that you're still alive is good. Richie is going to appeal his conviction, and if it works, he won't see Shirley again. Richie confesses that if it doesn't work, he's going to do what Shirley suggested and tell the powers that be that he and Schillinger committed murder together. Shirley approves of justice being done, and then tells Richie that his sweater is almost done. Flash to said sweater, which is not "almost done," and looks like it would fit one of my cats. The guards come to take Richie to court, and he and Shirley have a tearful goodbye.
Busmalis and Rebadow play cards with Russky, who is regaling them with tales of his criminal past in Russia. Beecher comes by and informs them that Richie Hanlon's murder conviction was overturned due to some loophole. Richie isn't free, though, because he still has to serve time for his original drug conviction, so he's headed back to Em City. Busmalis remembers that Russky knew Alexander Vogel, Richie's victim. Russky claims that Vogel was his enemy, so Richie's court decision is cause to celebrate. Busmalis and Rebadow seem charmed by Russky.
Richie is welcomed back to Em City. He goes to take a shower, and is joined by Russky. Richie is babbling about how happy he is to be alive, which is a sure sign that he's about to die. Russky makes as if he wants to start a little something with Richie, and moves in for a kiss. As Richie leans in, Russky reveals the razor blade he has hidden in his mouth, and slits Richie's throat. Russky says, "I lied. Alexander Vogel was my friend." Richie...well, Richie won't be saying much of anything anymore. Russky rinses off the razor blade, then makes like a tree and leaves.