[Warning: This story contains spoilers from the full fifth season of Orange Is the New Black.]
This time around, Orange Is the New Black faded to orange on its biggest cliffhanger the series has yet to see.
The stakes were raised heading into the fifth season of the Jenji Kohan-created prison dramedy (now streaming in full on Netflix) after the death of Poussey Washington (Samira Wiley) invoked the Black Lives Matter movement off-screen and incited a prison-wide riot at Litchfield. In a condensed timeline of 72 hours, Orange told the story of how women, specifically Litchfield women, would riot when the power was flipped.
There was anarchy and chaos, but while some women exploited their newfound power, others opted for a suntan. Most of the core women of the show, however, spent their three days fighting for needed prison reform, ultimately to no avail. The finale saw the riot police re-taking the prison, bussing the inmates to unknown destinations and exploding the bunker that had been keeping 10 of Litchfield's most high-profile inmates safe up until now.
With so many questions swirling around season six — Orange has been renewed through season seven — THR spoke to many of the castmembers, along with writer-producer Lauren Morelli, about what to expect.