In their cell, Sucre (who has a very pretty little nipple) studies a photo of himself with Maricruz. In the bunk beneath him, Michael…wait, I mean the bunk is beneath Sucre, not that Michael is beneath him in his bunk. That'll never happen on Fox. Anyway, Michael broods. We get a close-up of one particular portion of his tattoo as he flashes back to his Big Wall of Fun. The only snippets I can make out in the flashback are the words "the fox is fast," and "cell test." And then we're back in the cell, where Michael holds a cute little cell phone. And his body is made of cells. And some of the other prisoners may have formed a cell of the Revolutionary Workers Party. It's all part of the plot.
T-Bag, holding a bible, enters…what the fuck? It's the prison machine shop, where prisoners are apparently allowed all kinds of metal crafting equipment. There's one bearded prisoner working in there -- I think that's my old shop teacher. And, of course, there are no guards. T-Bag tells Mr. Metalshop that he's looking for a weapon that will inflict the maximum amount of pain without causing a quick death. Mr. Metalshop has exactly the thing. He pulls a wicked-looking barbed metal knife thing from under a workbench and -- keeping his body between the knife and the solitary surveillance camera -- hands it to T-Bag. The knife is called "the Gutter." I can see how this prisoner earned his place of trust in the machine shop. Of course, if the Gutter doesn't work out for T-Bag, he can always see what they have at the prison munitions plant, or maybe the prison germ warfare lab. T-Bag takes the Gutter and hides it in his bible. Apparently, the knife is free, as Mr. Metalshop doesn't ask for anything in return. Maybe the satisfaction of a job well done is payment enough.
Michael limps into the visiting room, where Veronica is waiting for him. She notices the limp and asks him what happened. Maybe he just stubbed his toe, nosy. He tells her that he's okay, and she asks him, "They've gotten to you, haven't they? The other prisoners?" Michael didn't seem to have much trouble sitting down, so I'm not sure what lead her to that conclusion. Or maybe that's not what she meant by "they've gotten to you." He expositions that she told him that she had found a woman, and then surprises her by knowing that the woman's name is Leticia Baris. Veronica's a bit confused (natch), and Michael tells her, "A year ago, I was doing exactly what you're doing. Trying to find out the truth." I have to point out that Michael seems considerably smarter than Veronica, so I'm not sure why he expects her to succeed where he failed. Of course, she has already seen the videotape and spoken with Leticia, so maybe she's not the dumb one of the group. Despite the fact that he originally asked her to investigate, he observes that looking for the truth is "a bottomless pit." He gave it up and focused on the prison break idea once Linc's last appeal was denied and the date was set for his execution. He stares into the middle distance as he speaks, which is kind of difficult, since he's looking down at the table. He must be really good at seeing the hidden image in those 3D Magic Eye pictures. Veronica tells him that she may be able to get enough from Leticia to petition to reopen Linc's case, even though she really doesn't know what Leticia knows. She plans to look for Leticia in the dangerous housing project where she lives.