You’ve been counting down the days, and then the hours, then the minutes and now it’s finally here! Orange is the New Black Season Four is now available on Netflix! But before you make your eyes bleed from the hours of binge watching, let’s recap what happened last season. (Spoiler Alert! Spoiler Alert!) Piper is likely single after setting up Stella and cheating on Alex; Alex might be dead after being cornered in the greenhouse by an old friend; and the prison was bought out by a private corporation that seems pretty much clueless on how to run the place.
Now that you’re caught up a bit, your mind is likely racing with questions. Like are Red and Healy ever going to hook up? Or, will Piper’s dirty panty business survive now that she’s been left with an empty bank account? Speaking of which, will Stella be back for revenge after Piper took away her chance at freedom and got her a trip down the hill?
Last season left us all in shock as it seemed like every character ended things off with a major event. Whether it was being sent to confinement or converting to Judaism, it’s hard to say which character's story arc the series will answer this season and which they will force fans to ponder a while longer. With a busload of new inmates being sent behind the walls of Litchfield Penitentiary and a hoard of new guards who hardly seem like they know what they’re doing, viewers can expect to see some serious tension, as new faces will certainly add new drama!
16 Is Alex Still Alive?
If you recall, Season 3 left us all on edge in regard to Alex’s character. Played by Laura Prepon, she spent a large part of last season worried that the drug kingpin Kubra she worked for had sent new inmate Lolly to take her out. While Lolly may have been a bit on the strange side, keeping a journal tracking Alex’s every move, it turns out she wasn’t the one out to seek revenge on the drug dealer’s behalf.
15 Will Sophia Get Out Of The SHU?
14 Will Bennett Come Back For Daya?
We were all glued to our screens watching the love story play out between inmate Daya and the sexy guard Bennett, played by Matt McGorry. Viewers swooned when Bennett got on one and proposed marriage with a makeshift engagement ring. Made of a gum wrapper, throwing a nod to how the two met, no one could have imagined anything but happily ever after for the couple.
13 Will The New CO Continue To Take Advantage Of Inmates?
Last season, Doggett had taken over Morello’s driving duties, since she clearly can’t be trusted with a vehicle. Her friendship with the new CO who accompanied her on their rides seemed harmless enough at first, that is, until he raped her. A few flashback scenes showed viewers that Doggett was confused about the rape because she’d been raped in the past. The new CO gave her doughnuts and a bracelet, which made her think what he’d done was somehow okay. Fortunately, her new friendship with Boo, played by Lea DeLaria, set her straight.
12 What Will Happen To Piper's Panty Business?
Piper was a genius coming up with the idea of using scraps from her seamstress gig to make extra panties for the girls. Even more genius was her idea to sell them to pervs over the internet, because what’s hotter than a pair of dirty undies worn by an inmate? Well, apparently dirty panties worn by an inmate who’s in for murder.
11 Has Crazy Eyes Really Found Love?
Since the start of the show it seems Crazy Eyes was determined to find love, and while Piper didn’t end up being her dandelion, she never gave up. It seems the popularity of her erotica short pieces that were passed around the prison last season increased her popularity with the ladies. Even the prison guards took notice of her talent. This resulted in a crush from an inmate named Maureen, who pursued Crazy Eyes in a similar fashion to the way Crazy Eyes had gone after Piper in season one. Maureen writes her a poem, and even asks her on a date in the supply closet, which is code for let's get it on in private.
10 What Happened To The Chicken?
An urban legend around the prison, it seems only a few have been privileged enough to land their eyes on the chicken that roams the prison grounds. Said to have been an escaped chicken from a nearby slaughterhouse, nonbelievers claim there’s no way a chicken could get onto the prison grounds as it’s entirely fenced in. Believers say the chicken has magical powers that allow it to move in and out of the prison gates freely.
9 Will Nicky Be Back?
If you remember, last season Nicky was sent down the hill after stumbling upon and attempting to sell Vee’s stash of heroin. The deal went south after she foolishly trusted the ogre looking guard Luschek to help her move the product out of the prison. When there was suspicion of drug use in the prison, Caputo made his rounds with the guards to search the place. Luschek was quick to throw Nicky under the bus when Caputo found a bag of heroin in his desk drawer. As a recovering drug addict, it wasn’t hard for Caputo to believe Luschek’s lie, and he sent her to maximum security.
8 Will Piper Be With A Man Or Woman?
While we won’t be seeing Jason Biggs, who played Piper’s fiancé, appear on the show again anytime soon, it’s been a while since Piper has had a conflict over her sexuality. Perhaps only due to the lack of men available to her in prison, it seems she has been all about the chicks lately when that wasn’t the case when she was first locked up. However, with Stella likely gone and Alex (if not dead) probably fuming over Piper’s infidelity and brushing her paranoia aside, who will Piper pass her time with?
7 What Will Happen To Daya’s Baby?
As mentioned earlier, Daya was forced to make a decision over where her child would go without her baby daddy’s input, as Bennett had taken off. Since she’d accused the guard referred to as Pornstache of being the baby’s father, he was sent to prison, and his mother came to visit Daya. She offered to take care of the child and offer it an upbringing Daya could have only wished for growing up.
6 Will Black Cindy Stick To Her Faith?
Last season the meals at Litchfield became regulated, and in an effort to save money they were basically serving the inmates microwaved mush. Even Red couldn’t fix this one, although she did make sure that inmates knew she wasn’t responsible for the muck being put on their plates. It turned out, however, that not every inmate had to suffer. Jewish prisoners were privileged enough to receive kosher meals, which actually resembled food.
5 Have Poussey And Soso Found Love?
It became increasingly difficult to watch these two suffer with depression last season. Poussey went above and beyond to make her own brew and become an alcoholic, and to make matters worse, when she pulled herself out of it and looked to Taystee with her need for a relationship to get her through, Taystee reminded her that she’s straight and that would never be.
4 What Will Happen With The Prison?
Last season the prison went corporate, and was bought out by a private corporation, seemingly rescuing them from having to shut down. It became clear that their decision to go corporate came with many changes, some that viewers have only begun to see. It seems that prison rules are changing with poorly trained and inept guards coming in and causing trouble. Additionally, the prison has become a sweatshop, providing some of the women with jobs that pay slightly more than working in the kitchen does. Speaking of the kitchen, this corporate monster is the reason the inmates are now served mush for their meals.
3 How Will Taystee Handle Her New Role As “Mother”?
Viewers were hooked when Vee showed up in the prison and completely rocked prison life. There wasn’t a single clique that wasn’t affected by her. To many of the girls in Taystee’s crew, Vee was a mother figure. Literally Vee had been a mother figure to Taystee prior to prison life, which is what landed her a sentence behind bars in the first place. With Vee gone, they seemed to be lost without being given direction to follow. Crazy Eyes especially was lost without Vee, and was in serious denial over her death.
2 Will Red And Healy Finally Seal The Deal?
Fans have seen the tension grow between inmate Red and corrections officer Sam Healy season after season, watching the sparks fly between the two with little done about it. They grew close when Healy asked for Red’s help communicating with his wife, as she didn’t speak much English. Their connection was solidified at Lorna’s in-prison wedding to Vince, where Red and Healy served as witnesses, and sent a few loving glances toward one another.
1 What New Faces Will We See?
With a busload of potential new characters to love or hate, viewers are excited to find out who will be joining the cast. Many fans will be excited to hear that Blair Brown, who played the Martha Stewart-like figure Judy King, will be joining the cast. Last we saw her, she was attempting to check into the prison while all of the guards seemed to have gone missing. Many of the inmates had been following her case, and will be extremely excited to be sharing a cell with this celeb.
A new face we’ll see is that of Jolene Purdy, an actress best known for her roles in Donnie Darko, Benched, and Under the Dome. It’s unknown if she’ll be playing a new inmate or another character, but she was confirmed to have a recurring role. Actress Rosal Colon will also be joining the cast of season four as a new member of the Spanish Harlem. Colon is best known for The House That Jack Built, and The Pastor. Other names to get familiar with this season are Brad William Henke, Mike Houston, and Kelly Karbacz, all of whom will have recurring roles.
Sources: moviepilot, rollingstone
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