This past weekend, along with catching up on some much needed sleep, I also caught up on the second season of Orange is the New Black. We binged watched the whole season to prepare for the debut of season 3 on Friday the 12th on Netflix. A quick recap of season 2: Piper (played by Taylor Schilling) has found herself being transferred to a new prison in a different state to have her day in court testifying with her ex-girlfriend Alex( Laura Prepon) against the drug kingpin they used to associate with. She meets a few unfriendly characters and kills the "errand running cockroach". Then she gets double crossed while Alex gets set free. She ends up getting transferred back to her home prison where we learn what really happened at the end of Season 1 with her fight with Pennsatucky (Taryn Manning). As the season progresses all our favorite characters show up and we learn what has been going on while Tucky and Piper were away. We also learn the backstories on Miss Rosa (Barbara Rosenblat), Lorna (Yael Stone), Poussey (Samira Wiley), Sister Jane (Beth Fowler) and a few other characters. There is also a new arrival in the form of Vee Parker played by Lorraine Toussaint. She is Tastee's adoptive mother and she upsets the very delicate balance the girls had maintained with each other.
There are so many surprises in this season that I can't even remember them all but it was so worth the watch. The new season promises to be even better and I can't wait.