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"Orange Is the New Black" Tall Men with Feelings (2013)

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The less convincing plot of the whole season

7/10
Author: laura-bonaventura1 from Germany
18 May 2014

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I am a bit torn up about this episode: Danya (Dascha Polanco) and John (Matt McGorry) pregnancy plot is interesting but lacks of some logic in my opinion. Dascha arrived at Litchfield with Piper, so why can't they just say she was already pregnant? Is there something we don't know about Dascha's life right before prison? On the other hand George "Pornstache" Mendez (Pablo Schreiber) rehabilitation is fine, but it is coming too soon and it looks too fake to be processed.

While Larry (Jason Biggs) does the dumbest thing of his life, basically he screw up Piper permanency at Litchfield, two flashbacks finally tell us how Piper and Alex love story actually ended.

The most emotional things come from the craziest characters in the show: Suzanne (Uzo Aduba) asks Piper why everyone calls her "Crazy Eyes" and Tiffany "Pennsatucky" Dogget gives us a taste of the psychiatric department of the prison, which is usually already a nightmare even outside prisons: Taryn Manning is doing a better job day by day, she's incredible and I never imagined it could be possible to finally bring on screen the insanity of some religious people, whom seems to be pretty upset with the show.

Alex Vause (Laura Prepon) gets the best lines in this episode, from the sassy ones in the chapel to the "mother of drama" of the abandon scene. Her character is definitely controversial, it's the typical "love it or hate it" person, I personally love her, but I perfectly understand how some people finds her (and Piper) incredibly annoying, I believe this is with no doubts a victory for both the writers and the actresses, it's not that easy to create two anti-heroes and give them such an intense love story at the same time.

Finally I wish to say that since the first episode I find Wanda Bell (portrayed by Catherine Curtin) extremely funny, the way she says "Chapman!" gets me all the times.

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1 out of 4 people found the following review useful:

Tall Men with Feelings- My favorite episode of Season 1

10/10
Author: Shane Craig from United States
31 May 2014

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First off, what an episode! I sat there and got up and said, "It has been 58 minutes already?" Since I watched this season in a day I really liked all the episodes. But this one really stood out to me.

So all the inmates are packing up Tricia's things thinking that she hung herself. Although she died of overdosing on drugs given to her by Mendez, he was afraid of getting caught. Which is why he made it look like she hung herself. As we heard at the end of last episode from Red, they are going to take him down.

Daya is pregnant, as we all know. Red's plan to take down Mendez cannot be anymore clever. Daya is going to have sex with Mendez in a side closet. Red and the other inmates are going to plan it so Caputo will walk in on them. So Mendez will be fired and in big trouble.

The first time they try it everyone is listening to Larry (Piper's fiancée) on the radio. He is giving a radio broadcast on how he feels on his relationship with Piper. Everything Piper has told him about the inmates, he says it on the broadcast. This causes problems because Piper did not say too many nice things.

Mendez pulls out a condom. Then Daya realizes the plan will not work. Red informs Daya she will have to do it again. Daya does not like this but she knows she can do it for the inmates. Piper sits at lunch with everyone glaring at her. She calls Larry. Larry forces her into saying she loves Alex. Larry knows.

10/10- best season 1 episode

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