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Bogs encounters Andy Dufresne in the showers, where he sizes him up. He makes a pass at Andy, who rebuffs him. Bogs and the other Sisters had taken a liking to Andy, and when he and Rooster attempted to rape him, they ended up beating him up after Andy would not submit. Over the next two years, Bogs continued to target Andy, who often showed up with fresh bruises.

In 1949, Andy and the other inmates were watching Gilda. Andy leaves, where Bogs confronts him and forces him into the projection room. Andy hits Rooster with a reel of film, breaking his nose. The Sisters overpower Andy and force him to his knees. Bogs tells him that Andy must perform oral sex on him or else he will stab him in the head. Andy says that anything Bogs puts in his mouth he will lose, and if he stabs him Andy will bite down hard and his jaws will have to be opened with a crowbar. The Sisters beat Andy to within an inch of his life.

Bogs spends a week in the hole for his actions. When his time is up, Captain Hadley and Guard Mert are waiting for him at his cell, where they hit him with their batons until he is paralyzed.

Bogs never walked again, and was transferred to a minimum security hospital upstate. According to Red, Bogs spent the rest of his life "drinking his food through a straw."


  • According to director Frank Darabont, there was another scene in which Bogs blew Andy a kiss during breakfast. The scene was cut because it made Bogs out to be homosexual, when he was a prison rapist, which Darabont drew a line between.