Orange Is the New Black (2013–2019)
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Low Self Esteem City 

A bathroom turf war sees deeper lines drawn in the sand as Gloria and Vee go head to head. Piper receives devastating news.


Andrew McCarthy


Jenji Kohan (creator), Piper Kerman (book) | 4 more credits »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Taylor Schilling ... Piper Chapman
Uzo Aduba ... Suzanne 'Crazy Eyes' Warren
Danielle Brooks ... Tasha 'Taystee' Jefferson
Michael Harney ... Sam Healy (as Michael J. Harney)
Natasha Lyonne ... Nicky Nichols
Taryn Manning ... Tiffany 'Pennsatucky' Doggett
Kate Mulgrew ... Galina 'Red' Reznikov
Jason Biggs ... Larry Bloom
Michael Chernus ... Cal Chapman
Tracee Chimo Pallero ... Neri Feldman (as Tracee Chimo)
Catherine Curtin ... Wanda Bell
Lea DeLaria ... Big Boo
Ramón Franco ... Francisco (as Ramon Franco)
Joel Marsh Garland ... Scott O'Neill
Lauren Lapkus ... Susan Fischer


Gloria and Vee have a duel against each other, involving all the girls. We see that Gloria committed fraud to come to prison and has an abusive boyfriend. Piper gets a visit from her family to receive bad news that her grandma is dying so she wants to pay her a visit. Healy has a bad date and decides to go to the bar, and to his surprise, he discovers Joe to be there and starts a new friendship with him. Written by James Hake

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Comedy | Crime | Drama


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First appearance of Lourdes (Olga Merediz). See more »


Galina 'Red' Reznikov: All problems are boring until they're your own.
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References Easter Parade (1948) See more »


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Written by Regina Spektor
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A Bad Episode
13 July 2020 | by ankitdasofficialSee all my reviews

Orange is the New Black Season 2 Episode 5

Review: Acting - All the actors and actresses have performed well. Actors, actresses have performed well enough in the lead role as well as in the supporting roles. The performances of the child artists are commendable. Story - The story that the writers have written here for the episode is a little slower than that. I didn't find any interesting element in this episode. Main bhi the story of the episode could have been made a little more interesting if it had been tired. Dialogue - Many other languages have been used in the dialogue. also I think there is a bit of a problem with the dialogue delivery in the case of this episode. Direction - So the director has tired to do a good job. In some places the director may have filed to show the correct work. In my opinion, it would have been better if the director's work was a little better. Background score and soundtrack - There was no such thing as a background school in an episode like every other episode. Main low-level background scores have been used here. When it comes to soundtrack, the soundtrack that has been used is in line with the ending, so I will say it well. Others - Many thanks to the editing and cinematographer for gifting us with the such a beautiful episode. I think their work is more difficult than of an actor, actress or director. Overall episode - Overall I didn't like this episode very much. Season Two's worst episode ever.

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6 June 2014 (USA) See more »

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