Orange Is The New Black Season 3 Recap: Empathy Is a Boner Killer

By April Lara | 2 years ago

Orange Is The New Black” Season 3, Episode 3 “Empathy Is a Boner Killer” focused on Nicky as she tried to get rid of the stash of heroin that Vee left. Read below for the full recap.

We were taken into multiple flashbacks to show us Nicky’s life before Litchfield. It turns out that she’s really into drugs. There was even a time when she stole a cab just to score drugs from her friend’s place on the other side of town just so that she has drugs over the weekend. She also came from a rich family but she never learned how to drive. Coming from a rich family, she would always be bailed out by her parents. She always insists on going back and get some bail money to help her friends out of prison. And then she blames her mother for her drug problem saying that she never gives her attention or love only financial support.

Alex and Piper are having a lot of sex but that doesn’t mean that Alex has forgiven her. She’s still mad that Piper is the reason why she’s back in prison. With so many demons that the inmates are fighting against, counselor Bernie Rodgers set up a drama class to help the ladies express their emotions. They were asked to reenact a scene. When it’s Alex and Piper’s turn they started fighting and it led to them fighting over their personal problems. So basically, Piper, again sincerely apologized to Alex and then they both professed their love for one another in front of everyone.

Nicky then hid the missing heroin in a new location, but Angie and Leanna found the stash and indulged themselves. Nicky realized that they used the drugs so she went to Luschek for help and he did, and he took the drugs from them so they could sell it.

One of the guards told Joe Caputo that there are rumors that the prison is closing but Caputo denied it. He then called Natalie Figuora. She was surprised to hear that Natalie knew about it all along. Unhappy about the news, he threatened Natalie that he will go public and reveal that her husband is gay and took money from the prison if she doesn’t help him keep it running. Scared Natalie came over that day to talk about the plan for the prison.

Meanwhile, upset Angie and Leanna rat out Lushek and the heroin. It made Caputo inspect the prison and he found heroin under Luschek’s desk. Luchek threw Nicky under the bus and told Caputo that it’s hers. The episode ended with Nicky being led to the maximum security area.

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April Lara has a degree in Journalism and Professional Culinary Arts. She started a career in Journalism in 2009 and has been part of MNG since March 2015.