Brooks, who is also the prison librarian, is pushing his cart from cell to cell, in case anyone in there is a big reader. Red passes the rock hammer along to Brooks and pays him a pack of cigarettes to complete the delivery. The price used to be only a half-pack, but…inflation.
Working in the laundry line, Andy is ordered to head to the stock area to fetch some Hexlite. Which is, of course, just the low-calorie version of regular Hex.
While in the stock room, Andy is cornered by Bogs and a couple of his cronies. Andy puts up a fight, but he's no Superman. Prison life just got a little bit tougher.
What? We haven't had a montage yet? Well, it's about time. Two years are (quickly) going by, and Bogs' boys are not taking it any easier on Andy.
Norton, the warden, announces that the roof of the license-plate factory needs to be resurfaced, and he's looking for volunteers. It's a lot easier getting people to volunteer for things in prison than it is on the outside. It's so boring in there that even manual labor sounds like a rockin' good time. Anything for a change of pace.