Or­ange Is The New Black

Sea­son 5 of Or­ange Is The New Black draws mean­ing and change from death.

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Or­ange Is The New Black’s (2013-cur­rent) fifth sea­son takes place over three days as Litch­field Pen­i­ten­tiary’s in­mates riot over prison head

Ca­puto’s (Nick Sandow) cal­lous, vic­tim-blam­ing handling of Poussey’s (Samira Wi­ley) mur­der by

Guard Bay­ley (Alan Aisen­berg) in sea­son 4 episode 12 (2016). Emo­tion­ally, view­ers will be right there with the pris­on­ers as kind-hearted book­worm Poussey was one of the most adored char­ac­ters.

HONOURING A MEM­ORY

Poussey is gone but def­i­nitely not for­got­ten this sea­son, which is filled with trib­utes, along with se­ri­ous at­tempts by her griev­ing friends to dis­man­tle the abu­sive prison sys­tem that contributed to her im­pris­on­ment and death in the first place. They force

Ca­puto to read a state­ment about her death in episode 1, the in­mates de­mand Bay­ley’s ar­rest in episode 3 (on 27 Septem­ber) and

Suzanne (Uzo Aduba) sets up a shrine where Poussey died and holds a séance in episode 4 (on 4 October).

WE’LL NEVER FOR­GET

Sea­son 1 episode 6 (2014) We loved Poussey and her BFF Taystee’s (Danielle Brooks) imag­i­na­tive games in­clud­ing their iden­ti­ties as rich white girls Macken­zie and Amanda in their con­ver­sa­tion about “white peo­ple pol­i­tics” (look out for a flashback in episode 6 on 18 October).

Sea­son 2 episode 12 (2015)

Poussey stood up to Vee (Lor­raine Tous­saint) even af­ter be­ing beaten be­cause of her fel­low in­mate. Then she stomped out Vee’s cig­a­rette busi­ness.

Sea­son 4 episodes 6 & 12

(2016) Her sweet ro­mance with Soso (Kimiko Glenn) in­cluded li­brary dates, kiss-ing among the book­shelves and Poussey’s def­i­ni­tion of love “just chill­ing, mak­ing mad stupid jokes”.

Sea­son 5 is driven by mur­deredXxxxxin­mate Poussey Washington.

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