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[Warning: This story contains spoilers from season four of Orange Is the New Black.]
The season four finale of Netflix's prison dramedy Orange Is the New Black capped a season that explored the Black Lives Matter movement and the injustice that exists in the prison system. The final episode, like many season-enders, also set the stage for next season — leaving many die-hard bingewatchers in the lurch after a stunning conclusion.
In the two weeks since season four dropped on Netflix, The Hollywood Reporter has spoken with several castmembers and, while no one knows what creator Jenji Kohan has in store for season five — which went into production this week — Litchfield's favorite inmates all agree that things are only going to get crazier.
The prison dramedy, which has been renewed through season seven, delivered its darkest frame yet by killing off fan favorite Poussey Washington (Samira Wiley) in a provocative storyline with real-life parallels to the Black Lives Matter movement. It also left several of the characters' fates up in the air and ended on a cliffhanger that is sure to propel the series into even darker and uncharted territory.
Here are the 13 biggest questions left unanswered after season four, with hints from the cast as to what might happen when season five launches next summer.
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