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Thirsty Bird 

Piper is awakened in solitary and, without being given any information, is forced to board a bus and a plane to whereabouts unknown.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Taylor Schilling ... Piper Chapman
Uzo Aduba ... Suzanne 'Crazy Eyes' Warren (credit only)
Danielle Brooks ... Tasha 'Taystee' Jefferson (credit only)
Michael Harney ... Sam Healy (as Michael J. Harney) (credit only)
Natasha Lyonne ... Nicky Nichols (credit only)
Taryn Manning ... Tiffany 'Pennsatucky' Doggett (credit only)
Kate Mulgrew ... Galina 'Red' Reznikov (credit only)
Jason Biggs ... Larry Bloom (credit only)
Rebecca Drysdale ... Mazall
Brian Haley ... US Marshal Anderson
Lori Petty ... Lolly Whitehill
Deborah Rush ... Carol Chapman
Todd Susman ... Howard Bloom
Laura Prepon ... Alex Vause
Lolita Foster ... Eliqua Maxwell


The second season starts off with Piper in solitary confinement (the SHU). She has obviously been there for some time because her sanity seems to be failing. Instead of eating her breakfast she, uses it to make art all over the wall of her cell. Piper must make an extremely difficult decision which could affect the outcome of her stay in prison. Written by Lorne Kirstein

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Release Date:

6 June 2014 (USA) See more »

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Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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16:9 HD
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First episode not to feature Sam Healy (Michael Harney). See more »


When the men enter the plane, clapping can be heard despite all the prisoners hands being handcuffed. See more »


Felicia: [about Piper's fight with Pennsatucky]
Felicia: Knuckled her, eh?
Felicia: Did you get to feel the bones crack?
Piper Chapman: [grimaces in shame at the memory]
Piper Chapman: ...Yes, actually.
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References Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? (1985) See more »


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Written by Regina Spektor
Performed by Regina Spektor
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Dark and witty
11 June 2014 | by laura-bonaventura1See all my reviews

I am not going to write any spoiler, I promise. I am watching season 2 again and the only thing I can say about this episode is: outstanding.

If you did not watch season 1 you will probably not give a chance to the show after this episode. True. But honestly, you will not understand a s**t on the next episodes too. What would be the meaning of watching Game of Thrones starting from season 3 or 4? God knows.

Many people hates Piper, I am aware of that, this is mostly a Pipercentric episode: many people just hated the episode too. Fine. I didn't. Piper is dumb, selfish, terrible, whatever: human beings are exactly like that, get over it. And by the way, Taylor Schilling is a ridiculously good actress, worth to watch her.

This episode is deliberately dark and confusing, as much as Piper is. It's a love it or leave it, to me it's 10/10.

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