Orange Is the New Black Season 1 Finale Recap: I Saw the Light

Well, I didn’t see THAT coming.


This is the kind of episode that people love, because they get to explore whether jail turned Piper into a monster or she had it in her all along. Since the conditions in prison are so extreme, we want to think the changes we see in the inmates are purely causal, just related to the geography. But do you remember Piper’s talk with Dina a couple of episodes ago, where she revealed the truth of jail as coming face-to-face with who you really are? I think we got a glimpse of that with this finale. I don’t think that Piper is an aggressive maniac, but I do think she’s been repressing her idea of who she wants to be with the reality of who she is (and who she is expected to be) for so long that she just sort of snapped.  Read More...


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