A: When I was in prison, it was easier for her. She knew what to do.
B: Gets that way. sometimes people we love just don't know the right move. crippled by the shit they are afraid of.
All I could found is this difintion of "that way":
that way, Informal. in love or very fond of (usually fol. by about or for): The star and the director are that way. I'm that way about coffee.
What does he mean by "gets that way"?