We’re still mourning the loss of one of our inmates … Rather than being inserted seamlessly into the present-day storyline, the Season 5 flashbacks arrive with a clunk and then don’t really go anywhere. Black prisoner Poussey’s (Samira Wiley) accidental killing previous year by a white correctional officer (Alan Aisenberg) – and the latter’s apparent impunity – was the final straw for an incarcerated populace already on edge after Litchfield Penitentiary’s privatization took conditions from grueling to dehumanizing. Plus…you just have to meet the puppet version of insane eyes.
There’s no easier way to make me happy than to reference Cindy’s (Adrienne C. Moore) conversation to Judaism, and I’m always in awe of Uzo Aduba’s commitment to Suzanne’s tenuous grasp on stability. Later, Poussey’s girlfriend, Brook Soso (Kimiko Glenn), saves Crazy Eyes in the library, rescuing her from beneath a collapsed bookshelf. Of course, Netflix drops everything at once because they believe “most people watch those shows on demand and on DVRs and in multiple episode stacks”. People have their motives and they get distracted very easily by shiny objects that mean nothing. It’s impressive that Kohan and the writers are still managing to tell stories as intensely personal and believable as this, at the same time as housing them within the parameters of a show that’s this downright fun. “I am so sorry”. However, Piper Snackman refuses to accept the cookie distributed to the other Muppets as she insists on eating her own brought snack, oranges.
If not for them, and the show’s deft writing, nothing around them would work, and thankfully it all still does.
Will Caputo really be able to control the situation? . And while it may be available everywhere, East Coasters won’t find the show’s fifth season in their Netflix catalog at 12:01 a.m. Surely a calm and simple stroll out of Litchfield won’t happen anymore… With the series since its start, she had gained legions of fans from those watching, but her character was accidentally crushed to death by an unskilled and untrained officer on duty when it looked like a prison riot could break out. And Taryn Manning’s evolution as Pennsatucky remains impressive even if the character’s relationship with formerly abusive guard Donuts (James McMenamin) is one I can’t abide.
On top of Poussey’s tragic passing, another murder remains unsolved. In this impeccably produced scene, the gang gathers to munch on their usual mid-afternoon snack of Red’s famous baked cookies. Check it out and see if you catch all the references.
Poussey’s girlfriend was rocked by grief at her lover’s death.
After becoming entangled in the investigation into who killed the CO (it was Alex), Red’s relations with shady Piscatella were at an all time low.