Orange Is the New Black

10 Best Episodes of Orange Is the New Black

A crime she committed in her youthful past sends Piper Chapman to a women's prison, where she trades her comfortable New York life for one of unexpected camaraderie and conflict in an eccentric group of fellow inmates.

Written by Sophie and last updated on feb 02, 2023.

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#15 - Fool Me Once (Season 1 - Episode 12)

Painful truths reorient several relationships and careers; Pennsatucky feels disrespected by Piper, which is not good; Larry delivers an ultimatum.

The episode was rated 7.95 from 2878 votes.

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#14 - F*cksgiving (Season 1 - Episode 9)


Thanksgiving arrives with the promise of a visit by Larry, but Piper's raunchy dance moves land her in solitary with a holiday feast of moldy bologna.

The episode was rated 7.99 from 3025 votes.

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#13 - Little Mustachioed Shit (Season 2 - Episode 10)

The guards get tougher in a bid to turn up prison contraband; a big, lingering secret is finally revealed.

The episode was rated 7.99 from 2628 votes.

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#12 - The Big House (Season 7 - Episode 12)


Taystee meets with a lawyer. As the GED exam looms, Suzanne gives Pennsatucky a pep talk. Gloria faces a dilemma. Alex confronts Piper.

The episode was rated 8.02 from 674 votes.

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#11 - Bora Bora Bora (Season 1 - Episode 10)

Pennsatucky discovers a new skill; the inmates try to scare delinquent teenagers straight; Pornstache's side business suffers a tragic setback.

The episode was rated 8.05 from 2980 votes.

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#10 - Tall Men with Feelings (Season 1 - Episode 11)


The prisoners mourn one of their own and even a drunken Pornstache reveals surprising emotions; Larry gives a revealing radio interview.

The episode was rated 8.05 from 2893 votes.

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#9 - The Animals (Season 4 - Episode 12)

Alliances shift among the prison "families" as Piscatella and his guards crack down. Poussey, Judy and Alex prefer to look ahead to the future.

The episode was rated 8.06 from 3221 votes.

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#8 - It Was the Change (Season 2 - Episode 12)


Tensions run high as a prison power outage forces several issues to come to light; Piper finds herself compromised and is forced to think on her feet.

The episode was rated 8.08 from 2643 votes.

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#7 - Trust No Bitch (Season 3 - Episode 13)

Miracles and conversions occur, but Piper and Caputo know that some situations can't be dealt with through spiritual means.

The episode was rated 8.08 from 2518 votes.

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#6 - Storm-y Weather (Season 5 - Episode 13)


As chaos descends on Litchfield three days into the riot, the inmates wonder what the future holds and seek solace in loved ones.

The episode was rated 8.14 from 2298 votes.

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#5 - Be Free (Season 6 - Episode 13)

Piper gets surprising news and a boost from her friends. The jury returns with a verdict, and the big kickball game is on.

The episode was rated 8.16 from 1028 votes.

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#4 - Can't Fix Crazy (Season 1 - Episode 13)


Red's scheme to reclaim her kitchen backfires; the inmates stage a Christmas pageant; Piper's plans unravel even as she realizes her life is in jeopardy.

The episode was rated 8.33 from 2970 votes.

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#3 - Toast Can't Never Be Bread Again (Season 4 - Episode 13)

Corporate bureaucracy and simmering anger work against Caputo's efforts to keep a sensitive situation under control.

The episode was rated 8.33 from 3353 votes.

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#2 - Here's Where We Get Off (Season 7 - Episode 13)


Tearful farewells, emotional tributes, new beginnings. Say goodbye to the women of Litchfield in the series finale.

The episode was rated 8.47 from 724 votes.

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#1 - We Have Manners. We're Polite. (Season 2 - Episode 13)

Several futures hang in the balance as the inmates face and confront their worst nightmares: Life will never be the same again.

The episode was rated 8.56 from 2865 votes.

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