“Trust No Bitch” bookends this season with reflections on what those at Litchfield believe in, while also giving us a glimpse at what might be next.
Whether right or wrong, in “Don’t Make Me Come Back There” we see how many try — successfully or not — to do what’s best for those they care for.
There’s no more a frustrating proposition than, “What if?” In “We Can Be Heroes” this question follows Joe Caputo around like a bad smell.
“A Tittin’ and A Hairin’” shows how love, lust, sex, anger, desire, and power motivate physical and mental violence inside and outside the walls of a Federal Penitentiary.
“Where My Dreidel At?” examines the importance of having a sense of belonging within a community, and for those on the “inside” — what it means to feel like an outsider.
Dork Shelf recently spoke with actress Selenis Leyva about what working on Orange Is the New Black has meant to her.
“Fear and Other Smells” delves into the unease, excitement, and anxieties many of the characters feel — imagined or not.
“Tongue Tied” reveals how some either devote or submit themselves to a higher calling.
We live in a culture where a woman’s worth is ultimately defined by her physical appearance. In "Ching Chong Chang" we see the inmates at Litchfield Penitentiary are not immune to the pressure to be considered aesthetically pleasing, whatever that definition may be, and the pain that goes along with it.
"Fake It Till You Make It Some More" features inmates with nothing but time delving into the ambitions, obsessions, and preoccupations that consume them.
"Finger in the Dyke" juxtaposes a tour of the prison meant to relay that all is well at Litchfield, with the day-to-day reality of how many of the inmates are either sinking or swimming during their stay.
"Empathy Is A Boner Killer" is a reflective episode. Many of the same problems from seasons past haunt the characters — and for some it’s their undoing.
"Bed Bugs and Beyond" begins with the realization that there is an infestation of brand new, unseen, bloodthirsty inmates.
Season Three of the Netflix original series Orange Is the New Black was released Friday June 12th. Join us in the coming weeks with recaps, ruminations, and remarks on the latest installment of the series. First up, "Mother's Day".
Orange is the New Black’s Taylor Schilling and Uzo Aduba shed some light on what’s really important in a show that’s more substance than superficiality and shoes.