Orange Is the New Black (2013–2019)
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Riot FOMO 

As the standoff at the prison spirals into a full-blown riot, enterprising inmates take advantage of the confusion. Taystee confronts Caputo.


Andrew McCarthy


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Taylor Schilling ... Piper Chapman
Natasha Lyonne ... Nicky Nichols
Uzo Aduba ... Suzanne 'Crazy Eyes' Warren
Danielle Brooks ... Tasha 'Taystee' Jefferson
Jackie Cruz ... Marisol 'Flaca' Gonzales
Lea DeLaria ... Big Boo
Michael Harney ... Sam Healy (as Michael J. Harney) (credit only)
Selenis Leyva ... Gloria Mendoza
Taryn Manning ... Tiffany 'Pennsatucky' Doggett
Adrienne C. Moore ... Cindy Hayes
Jessica Pimentel ... Maria Ruiz
Dascha Polanco ... Dayanara Diaz
Elizabeth Rodriguez ... Aleida Diaz (voice)
Nick Sandow ... Joe Caputo
Yael Stone ... Lorna Morello


A riot sparks after Poussey's death quickly escalates when the inmates gain control of the prison. Once they get a taste of power, chaos erupts in the halls of Litchfield. The unprecedented season will take place in real time and over the course of just three days, leaving the inmates' lives forever changed as they are emboldened to fight for redemption, resolution and the respect they deserve. Written by Carl berry

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Comedy | Crime | Drama


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Did You Know?


Season 5's first episode was leaked online on 04/28/2017, 42 days prior its release date (06/09/2017). The episode was hacked by a group called "The Dark Overlord" who claimed to have stolen the whole season 5 from Netflix, and promised to leaked it all if the streaming company failed to meet its demands (allegely, they would have to pay a large amount of money to the hackers). See more »


This episode picks up immediately following the end of season 4, but Gloria's hair is noticeably longer and styled differently. See more »


Galina 'Red' Reznikov: Not my circus, not my monkeys.
Shelly Ginsberg: Oh, I like that. Did you come up with that?
Galina 'Red' Reznikov: No. It's Polish.
Shelly Ginsberg: Oh. I mean, I'm not a huge fan of the Poles.
Galina 'Red' Reznikov: No, me neither, but they have some good maxims.
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References The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986) See more »

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A little slower episode after a power pack season ending.
9 August 2020 | by ankitdasofficialSee all my reviews

Orange is the New Black Season 5 Episode 1

Review : The last episode of the previous season ended quite thrilling but the first episode of this season is not so interesting but can be said to be a little slow.

Acting : Everyone's acting is good

Direction : The direction is not too bad.

Story : The writers may have slowed down the story a bit to give it a new twist. The story of this episode would have been better if it had been a little faster.

Dialogue : Not used in a very high quality dialogue but what is being done is fairly straightforward.

Background Score : Not too bad, not too good.

Soundtrack : Pretty good.

Cinematography : Like every episode, this episode is good enough

Editing : Good.

Lighting : Good.

Overall Episode : Judging by all, it can be said that I gave the episode only 8 out of 10 stars.

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Release Date:

9 June 2017 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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