Are you ready for more “Orange is the New Black?” The Netflix comedy continues to pick up its pace through its characters that you simply can’t categorize as good or evil, and this is one of the best things about this show. Read on for the “Orange is the New Black” Season 2 episodes 7-9 recap.
Episode 7: “Comic Sans”
Jimmy (Patricia Squire) has escaped from Litchfield and Joe Caputo (Nick Sandow) forced the corrections officers to be a bit harder on the inmates. In this episode, we saw a flashback of “Black Cindy’s” (Adrienne C. Moore) life. She was a TSA agent and she would harass passengers and steal stuff from their luggage. She has a daughter named Monica, who was being raised by her mother under the impression that Cindy is her sister while her grandmother is her true mother. Cindy and her mother would always argue when it comes to raising her child.
Cindy is like the prison’s clown but with the flashback that we saw, it seems like she’s only using this façade as a form of self-protection. This is the same with Piper’s hard exterior that we definitely saw when she tried to sell out a new inmate named Brook Soso (Kimiko Glenn) to “Big Boo” (Lea DeLaria). But underneath all that, we know that she is really a softie.
Episode 8: “Appropriately Sized Pots”
This episode focused on Miss Rosa Cisneros (Barbara Rosenblat), who has cancer and who has committed multiple armed robberies. Before and after every robbery, Rosa would kiss her lover who died. While going through her chemotherapy treatment session, she bonds with a teenage boy undergoing the same treatment and Rosa teaches the boy to steal. This was actually very entertaining to watch.
Sam Healy (Michael Harney), Litchfield’s supervisor and private counselor, finally allowed Piper a two-day furlough to see her grandmother who’s dying. However, other inmates think of this “granted furlough” as special treatment for Piper because she’s white. There was a scene in the dining hall where Piper got picked on but her other inmates regarding her being white and the furlough that was granted to her. But Piper stood up for it and it was such a memorable scene that you should not miss!
We are aware that Healy’s sudden attitude towards Piper is because of his desire to be liked by the inmates again, which is a good thing because it only means that he is trying and making an effort into his job after losing enthusiasm for it over the years. He even reached out and offered Tiffany “Pennsatucky” Doggett (Taryn Manning) counsel after seeing himself in her behavior.
Episode 9: “40 OZ of Furlough”
Mendez is back after being rehired by Figueroa to enforce harsher punishments in prison. To quickly refresh your memory, Mendez (Pablo Schreiber) was suspended at the end of the first season and was replaced by Susan Fischer (Lauren Lapkus).
This episode mostly focused on Piper’s furlough during which she attended the wake of her grandmother and funeral. Piper illegally drank during the furlough and her parents got so concerned. She had a talk with her father during her furlough but Piper maintained her hard exterior. Piper is actually discovering who she really is and she is slowly accepting her true self.
In other “Orange is the New Black” news, Bennett has hardened up that was triggered by the stress over her girlfriend and inmate Dayanara who is also pregnant. This is also because of her Spanish inmates who have blackmailed her. Now, she is taking back control by exerting her power over her inmates.
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