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Thirsty Bird 

"Thirsty Bird" is an episode of Orange Is the New Black starring Taylor Schilling, Uzo Aduba, and Danielle Brooks. 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:
... Piper Chapman
... Suzanne 'Crazy Eyes' Warren (credit only)
... Tasha 'Taystee' Jefferson (credit only)
... Sam Healy (as Michael J. Harney) (credit only)
... Nicky Nichols (credit only)
... Tiffany 'Pennsatucky' Doggett (credit only)
... Galina 'Red' Reznikov (credit only)
... Larry Bloom (credit only)
... Mazall
... US Marshal Anderson
... Lolly Whitehill
... Carol Chapman
... Howard Bloom
... Alex Vause
... 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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Did You Know?


The guard taking Piper out of the SHU says the wall looking like the yellow angry bird. Danielle Brooks (Taystee) did a voice in the Angry Birds movie (2016). See more »


Muskegon is on the west coast of Michigan, on the shore line near the middle. Not the bottom of the state as depicted by Mazall. See more »


Lolly: Fuck you, Menopause.
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Dark and witty
11 June 2014 | by See 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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