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Orange is the New Black | Season 4 Episodes 2, 3, 4 Recap

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Jessica Liese (@HaymakerHattie) and Taylor Cotter (@taylorcotter) are back to explore more of the world of Litchfield as they break down everything that happened in “Orange Is The New Black,” Season 4, episodes 2, 3, and 4. They’ll cover the following topics and much more:
* How has the show evolved since the first season? Do we think the writers might wish they could go back and set things up differently?
* Which characters benefit from new elements of complexity and which ones don’t?
* Are Poussey and Soso Litchfield’s new “it” couple?
* How does Maria stack up as the season’s new villain?
* Will Taystee’s new job go straight to her head?
* How much of the new season will be spent at the new guards’ cabins, and are we going to care about it?

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  • TrentC

    Some quick takes…trying to be careful as I’ve binged the season.

    I believe Piper had two worries with Maria moving in on her business. Her ego along with the fact someone was ripping off her intellectual property, and she also said at one point she feared Maria would screw up and get caught, exposing both businesses.

    I’m liking the way they handle race this season. There’s a lot of ‘seriousness’ levels as the episodes develop and I was surprised to see the Dominican vs Mexican issues. It wasn’t just whites vs____ and agreed, that’s refreshing.

    I like the way the flashbacks vary. Some lead us right into how Person A got caught and went to jail, while others simply show a portion of that person’s life before prison. I’m a fan of this season and think that the flashbacks throughout the episodes were done well. And they do get better as the season goes on.

    Guess I gotta scrap my 18 paragraph post about Healy! Hey, there’s only two continuing male roles of any note on this series, I’m going to dedicate 30 seconds to our favorite councilor Sam. I think Jessica put it best when she said – (paraphrasing) ‘Healy likes to help women, also part of him hates women.’ I liked seeing part of his backstory and since we’re on season four now, they help illuminate some of his actions and motivations. I feel sorry for him, maybe it’s because I’m male. Example would be the Russian bride thing. In that scenario it could be argued that both parties are looking for something – Companionship on one side, a better standard of life in America on the other. Okay enough sticking up for Sam…I liked his flashbacks, soul patch and all.

    Again you two nailed it talking about the Doggett and Coates relationship. They’re both equally confused about what happened because of their backgrounds and upbringing.Taryn Manning is heartbreaking to watch at times, she kills it every time she’s on the screen.

    Thanks for the recap ladies.

  • DanPez

    One little thing that took a rewatch to notice was the snoring girl was the person Lolly said was on the plane with her and piper.

    • taylor

      Good catch!!

  • Beefcake

    I love the podcast. Especially because you teach me things I would never know if I didn’t listen.

    ::Sends back mail-order bride::

    • taylor

      You do you!

  • Phil The-Issues-Guy

    I have heard Jessica a bunch as a cohost but this is first podcast series have listened to her as host and i have to say excellent work love you style of hosting. Reminds me of one of my other favorite podcasters Kelley Dixon! Excellent stuff and love Taylor as well. Much love from a fellow bostonian!

    • Pink Pearl

      Whoa, I just saw this comment, and to be compared to Kelley Dixon is high praise indeed! Thank you!