Bruce Opens Up to Michael About His Financial Pressures as a Father

Season 1 Episode 108
Aired on 11/18/2017 | CC tv-pg
During their incarceration, Bruce and Michael would cross paths frequently and became friends. Now, weeks after they were released, Michael makes the long drive down to Charlotte, North Carolina, to pay his old friend a visit.

As they shoot hoops in the park, it soon becomes clear that Bruce and Michael are in very different places since leaving prison. Michael has been fortunate enough to come home to a stable situation with few financial responsibilities, while Bruce has a live-in girlfriend, two grown children and a newborn to support. Bruce reveals to Michael that the financial pressures of being a father and sole provider are starting to weigh him down, and Michael encourages him to talk to his girlfriend, Kina, and take it one step at a time.

Here, the two friends discuss the hard realities of their post-release lives—and agree that it still beats life behind bars.