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Alert plus tips for *Orange is the New Black* fans

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looking forward to the wrap-up of this fantastic show

 

 

Creator Jenji Kohan and executive producer Tara Herrmann offer fans a guide on how to prep for season 7.

 

EW.com                        July 19, 2019

 

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As Orange Is The New Black fans count down the days until the seventh and final season premieres July 26th on Netflix, they’re no doubt tempted to re-binge past seasons in preparation.

 

Not everyone has time to watch 78 hours of television in a week, of course — but fortunately, creator Jenji Kohan and executive producer Tara Herrmann have selected 13 key episodes fans can rewatch as a prelude to Litchfield’s swan song.

 

 

Season 1

 

Episode 1: “I Wasn’t Ready”


In which we meet upper-middle-class Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling) as she begins her 15-month sentence for carrying a suitcase of money 10 years earlier.                Featured backstory: Piper

 

Episode 5:  “The Chickening”


Piper sees, and becomes obsessed with catching, a chicken in the exercise yard. Featured backstory: Aledia (Elizabeth Rodriguez) and Daya (Dascha Polanco)

 

Season 2

 

Episode 2:  “Looks Blue, Tastes Red”


Taystee’s (Danielle Brooks) mother figure/mentor Vee (Lorraine Toussaint) arrives at Litchfield.                                                                                                                    Featured backstory: Taystee

 

Episode 4:  “A Whole Other Hole”


Lorna (Yael Stone) takes a very dangerous detour while driving the prison van. Featured backstory: Lorna

 

Episode 12: “It Was the Change”


Vee’s rivalry with Red (Kate Mulgrew) heats up.                                                        Featured backstory: Taystee and Vee

 

Season 3

 

Episode 10: “ A Tihtin’ and a Hairin’ ”


Daya (Dascha Polanco) contemplates who should raise her baby while she’s in prison. Featured backstory: Pennsatucky (Taryn Manning)

 

Episode 12: “Don’t Make Me Come Back There”


Sophia (Laverne Cox) is attacked and beaten by two inmates.                                  Featured backstory: Aleida and Daya

 

Season 4

 

Episode 12: “The Animals”


Poussey (Samira Wiley) dies after being restrained by a guard during a melee.              Featured backstory: CO Bailey (Alan Aisenberg)

 

Season 5

 

Episode 6: “Flaming Hot Cheetos, Literally”


During a riot and hostage standoff, the governor sends the Litchfield inmates Flaming Hot Cheetos as a peace offering.                                                                                    Featured backstory: Taystee

 

Episode 13: “Storm-y Weather”

 

The riot ends in an explosive and bloody fashion.

 

Season 6

 

Episode 1:  “Who Knows Better Than I”


The inmates are held in isolation as the prison authorities investigate the causes and perpetrators of the riot.                                                                                          Featured backstory: Suzanne (Uzo Aduba) and Cindy (Adrienne C. Moore)

 

Episode 8: “Gordons”


Aleida goes on a date with CO Hopper (Hunter Emery).                                            Featured backstory: Taystee and Tamika Ward (Susan Heyward) 

 

Episode 13: “Be Free”


Piper, Sophia, and Blanca (Laura Gomez) await release, while Taystee awaits the verdict in her murder trial.                                                                                                                          Featured backstory: Carol (Henny Russell) and Barb (Mackenzie Phillips)

 

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@feline groovyThanks for this info.  I just got Netflix and have started watching and have only seen 4 episodes of season 1.  Could not imagine watching all those episodes before Season 7 starts -- don't have that much free time.  13 episodes fit my schedule.  

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Good to hear, @Coffeedrinker .

I'm about to post recaps to read for all six seasons - check it out.  8)

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@feline groovy  Thank you for your hard work.  Now to find the time to read everything.  Tomorrow looks good for that.  Thanks, again!!!

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Re: Alert plus tips for *Orange is the New Black* fans

Thanks a lot for posting this...I would of just watched the last season and not thought otherwise....maybe watched the whole thing over in a yr or so.

 

 

I'm in the first Season - fist episode now, had forgotten how funny the beginning was !!!

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I'm on the fifth episode of season 7.  So far, completely underwhelmed with the storylines and characters. Sadly disappointed in a show that I used to LOVE.