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[Warning: This overview contains spoilers from Orange Is the New Black season four.]
The animals, the animals.
The binge-watchers of Orange Is the New Black heard those lyrics spin around their heads 12 times while watching season four, but by episode 13, the "You've Got Time" theme song held a wildly different meaning. The Netflix prison dramedy delivered its most shocking ending to date when it killed off a beloved character in the penultimate episode, titled "The Animals."
(Stop reading if you haven't finished the finale.)
Fan favorite Poussey Washington (Samira Wiley) died during a prison-wide protest that turned fatal, capping off a season filled with injustice of too many kinds inside the walls of the deeply broken Litchfield prison. The provocative episode, and the finale that followed, saw the black inmate suffocating at the hands of one of the white guards and her death being subsequently covered up, spurring protests of Black Lives Matter and ultimately ending in a cliffhanger of a prison-wide riot. (See Wiley talk about it below.)
Though the Jenji Kohan-created series delivered on its promise to be the darkest season yet, season four also provided long-awaited reunions and moments of outrageous comedy.
Here, the Orange cast takes The Hollywood Reporter behind the scenes of 10 moments — listed in order of how they unfolded on the season — in which the addictive series managed to up its levels of insanity.
Additional reporting by Ashley Lee.
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