Since Orange Is The New Black has started filming its newest season, I thought it would be nice to do a little predictions thingy. Also because this is my 100th post, but hey, who’s counting? Anyway, let’s get down to business.
WARNING: SPOILERS BEYOND THIS POINT!
I’ll just review what went down in the season finale so this predictions thingy will make sense. So far, Red has lost her kitchen after getting caught smuggling drugs in for Pornstache and has been replaced with Mendoza and the hispanics. Alex and Piper are history after Piper agrees to marry Larry while she’s in prison. Pennsyltucky is planning to murder Piper after being disrespected by her. And Pornstache is still lusting over Diaz. To clarify for further detail…Red ends up burning Murphy (literally) after messing with the ovens in an attempt to get Mendoza fired. Alex and Nikki become intimate after Piper leaves Alex. In turn, Larry leaves Piper after realizing that he wanted to be with her out of fear. And at the very end we get to see Piper lose it and beat the crap out of Pennsyltucky. So that’s that in a nutshell.
Now there are a dozen things that I’m certain will end up happening through the next season. Let’s start with the most obvious one first.
Piper is almost definitely going to get the SHU for beating Pennsyltucky’s face in. If anything, that may be how they open up the first scene for season two. There’s going to be consequences with Healy. For starters, he won’t be able to prove that Piper did fight with Pennsyltucky without revealing the fact that he did nothing to stop it. And at the same time, Piper can’t hide the fact that she was the ultimate winner in the fight nor can she prove that Pennsyltucky enacted the fight with her in the first place. So this could very well add time on to Piper’s sentence in the long run.
Red isn’t going to be getting her kitchen back anytime soon. To be honest, I don’t think she’s hit rock bottom just yet. There’s no denying that she has a lot on her plate. Norma and (a badly burnt) Murphy aren’t going to want to even look at her. And Pornstache is probably going to be giving her an even harder time now that he can’t smuggle any drugs in or out. I know that Nikki will be one of the few that will actually talk to her from time to time. But even with that as a happy thought, Red might not even be able to get back up to her former glory.
And of course there’s the whole Bennet—Diaz—Pornstache love triangle in the mix. Here’s how it will probably play out though. Eventually, people are going to notice that Diaz is very pregnant. Since she was caught having sex with Pornstache in the supply closet, the guards are going to assume that the child is his. But things are going to get complicated otherwise when the jail contacts Pornstache to tell him that he’s a father. Although Bennet won’t be suspected as being the actual father, he’s going to have to put up with Pornstache once he comes back to work again. Pornstache is going to either be coldly rejected by Diaz and become really dangerous or he’s going to find out the truth between Diaz and Bennet and become extremely dangerous.
I have a feeling that Figueroa won’t exactly get away scott-free for laundering money from the prison. In fact, I think she’ll get caught near the end of the season and sent to…The Litchfield Correctional Facility. Personally, I don’t think they’ll really show her doing time there for very long. They might just show her arriving at the prison (orange suit and all) just as Piper is leaving.
The backstories and flashbacks for the characters we haven’t seen should be pretty good as well. I’m hoping they’ll show Norma’s as well as Big Boo, Taystee, Crazy Eyes, and maybe even a few new inmates. Anyway, that’s my predictions on that. Let’s hope that they’re spot on instead of being a total miss. ;P