The continued success of Netflix's Orange Is the New Black hinges on its ability to tackle relevant social issues within the confines of the fictitious Litchfield Prison. Season four, to that point, isn't just the best season of the series to date, but the one that's most enveloped those narratives — none more powerful than its take on the Black Lives Matter movement. Unfortunately, to really allow this message to resonate with viewers, it meant the death of a beloved character in the ever-charismatic Poussey Samira Wiley. The death itself was controversial for Litchfield, as she was killed during the staging of a peaceful protest by the prison's inmates, who wanted the imposing, tyrannical prison guard Piscatella Brad William Henke to resign. Poussey's death was more than just the tragic death of an inmate; it was a direct nod to several high-profile killings of black Americans by law enforcement.
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The first three episodes of Orange is the New Black 's sophomore season was a tour de force of actress Taylor Schilling's emotional range for Piper Chapman, who in just three hours into the season went from delusional to confused to scared to angry to relieved — finally settling into a numb yet threatening "lone wolf" state of mind. Episodes 4 through 6 still depict Chapman as that hardened inmate. But the show, as it has already done so effectively this season through character flashbacks for Crazy Eyes and Taystee, continues to flourish when it puts the supporting cast under the microscope, giving us deeper looks into each particular inmate's backstory. This episode begins and ends on the lovelorn Lorna Morello, with flashbacks in between that expose the reason she's in prison and the heartbreaking truth behind her wedding-planning obsession.
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Samira Denise Wiley born April 15, is an American actress. Her tragic death sparked riots at Litchfield. The series' protagonist is Piper Chapman, a woman sentenced to 15 months in a woman's federal prison for her part in a drug smuggling operation ten years. The fact that you can open up a newspaper or watch an episode of Orange Is the New Black and the same things are being talked about, that's kind of scary, he says.
None of us are thanks to you. Vera Bennett is the former Governor of Wentworth Correctional Centre, during the first three seasons served as deputy governor alongside Joan Ferguson Wentworth , before being promoted to governor after the fire at Wentworth. Vera is demoted in the last few episodes of season 5 due to Channing's investigation, but regains the governorship in season 6 after Doyle and Ferguson's escape.