Dr. Sara's tentative yet eager expression drains away. Nurse Gossipson says, "You look disappointed." "I thought you were going to be my father," Dr. Sara says. Nurse Gossipson -- now Katie -- asks, "You heard from him?" "His office," Dr. Sara says. Katie proves that she is a good friend by hauling out a change of clothes and the purse that Dr. Sara left at the prison infirmary. Dr. Sara reaches for Katie's hand. She squeezes, then manages a rueful smile as she says, "I'm in a lot of trouble, I think." Katie's like, "Yeah, and I really didn't help things when I sort of told Pope everything I knew. But in my defense, he did threaten me with my job. Dr. Sara accepts Katie's apology with, "One thing we learn when we're walking the steps is that you never outsource the blame. It belongs in your own back yard." Really? It seems like Bellick's missed that step.
Katie smiles and says, "You're not the first correctional worker that fell for a con, trust me." She is just growing on me by leaps and bounds in this scene. Bring Nurse Katie on as a full-time character, I say. She and Dr. Sara can join the manhunt. Dr. Sara falls back against the pillow and says brokenly, "He never cared. Not one bit."
Cut to Michael making a liar of her. He's all broody in the middle seat of the Escarparamobile. Sucre leans forward and asks what Michael's thinking about. Michael sighs, and says, "Mistakes." The rest of the cons do not immediately begin screaming that the last thing they want to do is talk about anyone's feelings, so Sucre decides it is indeed prime time for some sensitive-male bonding. He tells Michael, "You had to do it." Michael sighs, "Not like I did. I ruined her life." Sucre pragmatically points out that there's nothing Michael can do about it now. He snots back, "That's not true." Sucre claps a commiserating hand on Michael's shoulder and asks, "You fell for her, huh?" The rest of the hardened cons do not immediately begin screaming that the last thing they want to do is interrupt the manhunt to talk about their feelings. However, that is the last thing Michael wants to do, so he lurches away from Sucre and begins discussing Oswego with Linc.
Veronica has decided to hang up on the call-the-cops plan so she can yammer at Terrence some more. "What are you going to do? Shoot me? Blow my guts out? Then what? You can't leave, remember? You kill me, you're stuck with me," she says. Veronica is not what we'd call a creative thinker, as she's not entertaining the possibility that Terrence could merely wound her, then get the gun. Or she hasn't noticed the huge kitchen; a body could easily fit in that freezer, and it's not like Gummy over there requires a lot of room for frozen fish sticks. Terrence points out that he's not exactly motivated to put his life on the line: "I gave up my family, my teeth...I eat Percoset all day just to dull the pain of my miserable existence. You have no idea what I've been through." Veronica correctly points out that he does not want to get into the "Guess who's had a harder day" contest with her. She calls the Blackfoot Sheriff's Department, introduces herself and asks for a unit to be sent to the house.