TV Show: Orange Is The New Black
Episode Title: Litchfield’s Got Talent
Original Air Date: June 9, 2017
Episode Number: 5×04
Red and Blanca dig for dirt on Piscatella. Suzanne conducts a séance. The guards show off their talents for “Litchfield Idol” judges Leanne and Angie.
Oh dear, clearly this season is going to take place in the span of a few days because we’re going to see what most of these inmates will be up to to pass the time until they get their demands or when the government or MCC figures out what to do.
Litchfield Idol was ridiculous, but entertaining. I would have picked the first guard as the winner because his voice was actually not that bad. Of course the stripper routine was the fan favorite because why not? Kudos to the actor for really getting into it.
It was nice to see Alison’s backstory, but we’re not sure yet what exactly it was she did to land her in prison. I felt for her feeling left out of their new family dynamic, but wasn’t it her idea to have her husband find another wife to be part of the family? The second wife really should have asked Alison first before getting Farah’s ears pierced, though. I also liked that Alison is not too crazy about the whole princess thing. You do you, girl.
The ending with Judy King, however ridiculous, was pretty fucking funny. That was a paparazzi helicopter so for sure those will land on the front pages of every tabloid. Poor Judy King. She just can’t catch a break. I’m glad the supremacists didn’t throw her over the roof because damn, that would have been BAD on so many levels.
Still not into the whole thing with Suzanne and now communicating with Poussey’s spirit. I’m with Taystee. That was some bullshit, but whatever. People grieve in their own ways. This is the one storyline that I’m not interested in seeing more of. I did find it interesting how Taystee and Soso argued over who was more important in Poussey’s life: the best friend or the girlfriend. I look forward to the two of them getting over their differences and just mourning over Poussey.
It’ll only be a matter of time before Linda and Caputo are found out and I can’t wait.
Angie getting the gun…not good. She’s even more unstable than Daya. I had a feeling Gloria was the one who knocked Daya out and took the gun. I wish she hid the gun somewhere in the kitchen. There was no need to carry that around. I liked Gloria leaving a tearful message to her family (for the third time) to call her back. I continue to like her.
Red and Blanca hitting the goldmine with Piscatella while high on energy supplements was awesome. This could be the one thing that could save Litchfield in that it will force the government to stop MCC from operating/taking over any more prisons. Good job, Red and Blanca.
Gina in the electrical closet watching a video on how to turn back the power on was a great little detail. I love that she’s still going at it and is not letting anyone or anything stopping her.
What was Sophia’s plan in getting sent to max? I did like hearing that the nun character was released and how Sophia reacted to this news.
Lastly, I loved that Alex has accidentally become the leader of the resistance, lol. She said she doesn’t want to lead anything, but I think this group will become hers and they could probably convince the other inmates to think about their actions and stop this nonsense otherwise they’ll add more time to their sentences if their demands are not met.