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- Roxie is put into drab clothes and given a wool blanket. Gray is the new orange.
- A fellow prisoner advises Roxie to bribe the warden to keep her happy.
- And here's the warden: Matron "Mama" Morton. Roxie imagines her as a brassy jazz singer.
- Mama sings her song, "When You're Good to Mama."
- "Mama's good to you!"
- In reality, Mama introduces herself to the new inmates. She doesn't mess around.
- She stops Roxie, calling her pretty and being strangely nice to her, saying she'll take care of her.
- Then she leads her to Murderess' Row.
- Roxie says she didn't do anything wrong, and Mama agrees that every man gets just what's coming to him.
- Suddenly, Velma gets Roxie's attention from inside another cell.
- Roxie is star struck to see "the Velma Kelly."
- There's an article slandering Velma in Redbook, but she's excited about it. Velma loves the publicity.
- Velma gives Mama some cash because she seems to have helped with the article.
- On the way to Roxie's cell, Mama slips cigarettes to another prisoner.
- The fantasy song ends as Roxie's cell door slams shut.
- Roxie complains that it's cold, and she asks for a couple extra blankets.
- That's not happening. Lights out! Roxie sniffles in the dark.