“Orange Is the New Black” recap (2.8): Appropriately Sized Pots

 
 

Caputo comes to the greenhouse with a peace offering while Red’s crew is busy cleaning up the mess he made. He lets them know that he won’t be tending to any plants now, and to make sure that Red sees his gift.

In Red and Piper’s bunk, Piper asks what Red would do if she had a day on the outside. Red would visit her market to check up on the place and her famous piroshkis. She asks Piper to stop by and check on it if she has time. Piper doesn’t think she will, but says she will try. Red seems to be pleased enough with that.

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CO Bell leads a reluctant Soso to the showers where she drops to the floor as part of her passive resistance tactic. Bell and another CO drag Soso to the C Block showers. When they get there, Soso is genuinely distressed and for the first time, my heart breaks a little for her. She disrobes and steps into the showers, crying quietly to herself the whole time.

Anita comes to check on Rosa, who is back in her bunk. Rosa lets her friend know that she is officially dying. “I always pictured myself going out in a blaze of glory. Hail of gunfire, screech of tires. But this kind of death, this slow, invisible disappearing into nothing, it’s terrifying.” Rosa turns over to get some rest, and Anita tucks her in and leaves. When she’s alone, Rosa pulls out the sixty-three dollars, and inhales its scent, deeply. It’s practically euphoric.

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Piper finally reaches her mother to give her the details about her furlough, but it’s too late. Piper’s grandmother had passed the night before. Piper breaks down crying, bracing herself against the wall.

In her office, Fig is Googling how to get gum off of your ridiculously expensive shoes when Caputo drops in. He hands in Fisher’s termination paperwork, and Fig inquires if they will be getting slapped with a sexual harassment suit. Caputo’s face tells her no. Caputo expresses his concerns about being understaffed, but Fig’s got some tricks up her sleeve.

Enter Pornstache.

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