...and Rider Strong steps up and kindly tells the prisoners to make their way into their cell. This gets no response, so he drops the politeness and ups the volume, to good effect. In the "cell," one of the prisoners lies down on the bottom of a bunk bed, but Rider Strong quickly nixes that move, and tells the guards to disassemble the bed and put the mattresses in the guards' room. He also tells a long-haired lazy dude to put away his books. Long Hair tells Rider Strong to "chill out, dude," since he has a test on Monday. Perhaps Long Hair took his own advice too much to heart during filming, since two shots from the front show him looking at Rider Strong continuously, but they're cut by a shot from behind in which he's looking down at his book. Hit your marks, kid. Rider Strong is having neither Long Hair's chilling out nor his bad continuity to an extreme degree, and he will not be allowing any studying, nor any bathroom breaks other than communal visits every eight hours. That does seem like it's flirting with the whole "physical abuse" idea, but I do try to drink a lot of water. The guy who asked about the bathroom says that he has to go now, and Rider Strong asks him his name. It's "Samuel Horshack." The actor sort of raises his eyebrows in surprise at the question, which I guess, given what we learn later, is meant to convey "You know my name already, idiot," but doesn't do all that great a job at it. Anyway, Rider Strong can't believe his good fortune on that one: "There's no way you're that short, smell that bad, and have the last name Horshack. How did you not kill yourself in high school?" Geez, someone's sure trying to make up for Boy Meets World in a big way. Rider Strong makes some rather offensive comments about who's going to crack but, at Wallace's aghast look, tells him to take the exercise seriously, since people's lives are on the line. Outside, though, Rider Strong tells Wallace that he's just playing the part.
Episode Report CardCouch Baron: B+ | 756 USERS: B-
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