Tuesday, August 23, 2016

What I’m Watching: Orange is the New Black

Orange is the New Black: Season 4, Episode 10 “Bunny, Skull, Bunny, Skull” (B+)

It’s very disturbing to see how the behavior of the guards is changing, and that the only reason Caputo came down to deal with anything himself was because Sister Ingalls got caught with a cell phone. Leaking pictures of Sophia to Danny won’t do much good in actually changing the treatment of prisoners in Litchfield and will instead only serve the still righteous purpose of getting her out of a terrible situation. Piper’s attempt to go to Piscatella failed miserably, and her solidarity got her put in the same position as Flores, standing on that table until someone finally realizes that it’s an inhumane way to punish people for not doing what they’re told. Perhaps that shared sense of mistreatment can help quash some of the racial tensions brewing, spurred on by Taystee’s unpopular selection of “The Wiz” as the choice for movie night. There’s more than enough going on to distract that, namely the unfortunate discovery of a human hand in the garden which is going to shed plenty of light on its most frequent gardeners. Aleida getting out was remarkably unceremonious, and ending up with a brand new dress but nowhere to stay definitely made her realize that living life on the outside is going to be very hard. It’s a shame to see Dayanara getting in with the wrong crowd despite Gloria’s hard work to steer her in the right direction. Crazy Eyes getting another shot with the girl that got away could have been sweet if her partner wasn’t feeling so vindictive.

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