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I Wasn't Ready 

Piper Chapman is sent to jail as a result of her relationship with a drug smuggler.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
... Piper Chapman
... Alex Vause
... Sam Healy (as Michael J. Harney)
... Miss Claudette Pelage
... Galina 'Red' Reznikov
... Larry Bloom
... Nicky Nichols
... Carol Chapman
... Joe Caputo
... Howard Bloom
... George 'Pornstache' Mendez
... Tasha 'Taystee' Jefferson
Brendan Burke ... Wade Donaldson
... Cal Chapman
... Sophia Burset


Piper Chapman is sent to a federal women's prison for a 10-year-old crime she committed while in a relationship with an international drug smuggler. She leaves behind her comfortable life with her fiancé Larry for a world behind bars with drug addicts, murderers, and prostitutes. On her first day, Piper finds some unlikely allies and unintentionally makes some enemies. Written by skillwithaquill

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Comedy | Crime | Drama


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11 July 2013 (USA)  »

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16:9 HD
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Jason Biggs character says "I tell you everything; The web-cam horror, the penis shaving incident..." This is a reference to Biggs' character Jim from the American Pie franchise. See more »


When Red confronts Piper for insulting the food, she puts her arm around yoga Jones in one shot, the next shot of Red is a close up where both of her arms are straight down as if they were on the table, the next shot of Red after the shot of Piper, she has her arm around yoga Jones again. See more »


[first lines]
Piper Chapman: [scenes of growing up] I've always loved getting clean. I love baths. I love showers. It's my happy place.
Piper Chapman: [suddenly in prison] *Was* my happy place.
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References American Pie (1999) See more »


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Good compelling beginning
14 October 2016 | by See all my reviews

The first episode had various scenes that resembled the real life events of female prison inmates.

For example the anxiety faced by those who are handing themselves in after a long period of time.

I personally feel this first episode could be quite dull at some moments but others are quite captivating so overall I would give it a 70/100.

I would definitely recommend this episode as it does lead onto a much more deeper storyline in next episode which then really beings to get the ball rolling.

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