Pennsatucky flaunts her new healing hands that Jesus has supposedly given her. The prison brings in a group of teenage troublemakers so that the inmates can scare them straight. Tricia ... See full summary »

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Pennsatucky flaunts her new healing hands that Jesus has supposedly given her. The prison brings in a group of teenage troublemakers so that the inmates can scare them straight. Tricia returns from detox to find she has lost her position on the kitchen staff and must still deal with Mendez breathing down her neck for her drug debts. Written by skillwithaquill

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This episode is based on an actual program used by law enforcement to take at risk teens and place them in a prison/jail type environment to hopefully deter them from becoming incarcerated themselves. They take a tour of the facilitates, sit down and talk with convicts, and get a glimpse of what prison/jail life can be like. See more »

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Big Boo: Listen, I heard you cured Janae's knee. Is that true?
Tiffany 'Pennsatucky' Doggett: Yes, yeah. I am just a simple woman, doing the work of the Lord.
Big Boo: I see. Uh, look that's really... It's incredible. Um... Do you think you could help me?
Tiffany 'Pennsatucky' Doggett: Well what's hurting?
Big Boo: My mind, I have unclean thoughts.
[whispering]
Big Boo: Lesbian content. What do you think? You think you could help?
Tiffany 'Pennsatucky' Doggett: You know, you're messin' with me and I don't mess with my Lord that way.
Big Boo: No no no, I'm not. No no no, I'm not, I swear. I mean since... Look, since I had Little ...
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References Almost Famous (2000) See more »

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You've Got Time
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The girl who wanted to give back what she stole
18 May 2014 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

The main plot of this episode is probably the saddest story so far: Tricia (Madeline Brewer, 23 years old ladies and gentlemen) and her downward spiral caused by heroin addiction. Certainly her tragic weaknesses and Mendez (Pablo Schreiber) heartless behavior rise some questions about Alex (Laura Prepon) who used to be on the top of the drug market. How much she should feel involved in the many other Tricias who died on the streets or in prison or at home for an heroin overdose? Honestly I would have like to see the show going a little deeper into the issue.

Pennsatucky (Taryn Manning) is now convinced she can heal the other inmates with her hands and the power of Jesus flowing into her and so on and so on. She is overly crazy and hilarious, the scene with Janae Watson (played by Vicky Jeudi) is just a masterpiece.

While Piper (Taylor Schilling) and Alex are living the lesbian dream (yes, in prison, but still) and Nicky (Natascha Lyonne) the lesbian nightmare, we get to know a little more about Piper's bisexuality and how Larry came into her life.

Miss Claudette (portrayed by Michelle Hurst) finally receives a visit from the love her life Baptiste, it is like watching a short version of "Love in the time of cholera": miss Claudette is a distillation of sweetness.

This episode with all its plots is probably the one with the widest emotional content, it's 100% dramatic and contemporaneously has some of the most funny scenes we've seen so far: thank you Lord for Pennsatucky, amen!


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