Having difficulty breathing, Green Eyes checks himself in at Upstate Hospital. Diabetes, high blood pressure, and a heart leaking potassium into his lungs is complicated by a history of heroin use—on average he shot up a gram of heroin per day. In September 2014, Green Eyes went into a weeklong coma from withdrawals after his arrest. Concerned about his declining health, Green Eyes expects to die in prison.
Expected to hold it together, Green Eye drinks all day and night to suppress his anxiety and pain at the sight of his families suffering from seeing their grandmother awaiting her death. His niece, Nikita, tries to get him to stop drinking after staying up all night at the hospital.
Green Eyes comforts his dying grandmother in hospice care, having been granted a month long sentencing delay to pay his respects and say goodbye. He travels to Brooklyn three times—twice to visit her at Wyckoff hospital and once more for her funeral.
Luis employs an alternative method to relieve extreme headaches caused by high blood pressure. He draws two syringes worth of blood from his arm, bringing down the pressure and relieving the pain.
Green Eyes nods off after relapsing while his friends move Bebo and his family from their recently condemned apartment. Arrested with Green Eyes, Bebo will spend 1-3 years in prison while his two children wait for him to come home.
Green Eyes and Bebo spend Fridays playing pool at Calcano’s Tavern before his sentencing. On a busy night, cars pull up on the sidewalk to park, avoiding the recesses of the side streets where auto burglaries are likely.