Grace: "That is the most bullshitty reason yet."
Alicia: "Well, I can't tell you my real reason -- which is that she's the first person I met who is more off-putting than you are -- so I will just retreat to the pathetic non-reason that all exhausted parents use when they're too tired to respect their children as people. I say you can't, because I am the mom and you do what I say."
Grace: "I don't even know what we're talking about anymore."
Alicia: "I still don't understand this concept of having friends and making art. Are you trying to learn a useful skill or trade? Because I can pay for dance lessons..."
Grace: "It is not about dance lessons! It is about how this girl is totally weird and I think that is awesome and she likes me which is also awesome and putting art on the Internet is a good way to express yourself without the risk of social reprisal because it's through a mediating technology and I'm really self-conscious which is why I like the Internet and I feel like you have these standards for my friends that are bogus and have nothing to do with me and then I feel like I'm displeasing or disappointing you just by liking what I like because it's always, 'Oh, she's a lesbian or a Christian or something,' or, 'Oh, stop joining a cult on the Internet,' or, 'Oh, she's too nerdy and she's a grown woman.' I AM A DORK, MOM. I HAVE DORKY FRIENDS AND WE DO DORKY SHIT AND WE HOPE TO MEET MORE DORKS. ACCEPT IT."
Alicia: "...Okay. I get it. I am also a dork, and I also have no friends, so I get it. We'll talk about this later, dork."
Out to the DOC van, where they're marching Colin in a way that looks like transport but is actually a meeting about the deal: Alicia and Celeste, Cary, and of course Imani, who seems just as bored being Cary's constant babysitter as he thinks it's hilarious. That's when things get really interesting, in terms of Colin and Alicia's thing.
Cary: "Pike's ordered four witnesses murdered since he went inside."
Colin: "What a fantastic reason for me to be a witness against him."
Cary: "No, the deal is going to be for what you find out today. Not what you already know. Also, because you are Skeevemaster General, you're wearing a wire."
Alicia: "Uh, no."
Cary: "Uh, yeah. We're going to transfer Pike to another prison, giving him a layover at County, where he'll run into Sweeney and admit to this latest murder."