Orange Is the New Black season 2 is officially available for streaming on Netflix, and fans can expect more flashback episodes and the introduction of a new big bad, Vee.

Alex Betrays Piper Again In Season Opener

Season 2 of Orange Is the New Black sets out to expand the show beyond original protagonist, Piper (Taylor Schilling), instead giving more screen time to fan-favorites. Since we last saw Piper, she has been put in solitary after beating Pennsatucky to a pulp. In the first episode of the new season, Piper is taken to Chicago to testify against Alex’s (Laura Prepon) drug trafficking boss, Kubra. It’s there that she is reunited with Alex herself, and is convinced to lie on the stand for her one-time love. Alex gets out of jail by “telling the truth” betraying Piper (and accounting for Prepon’s decreased presence in season 2.)

After the first episode, however, Piper becomes one among many leading ladies. Here’s what’s going on with the other inmates in Season 2:

Pennsatucky (Taryn Manning) survived her fight with Piper, and was also put in solitary. When she is released from confinement at the beginning of Season 2, she is not met with a warm welcome. Don’t expect her reign of terror to go on uncontested.

Daya (Dascha Polanco) is pregnant and desperate to sneak prenatal vitamins into the prison.

Taystee (Danielle Brooks) is the focus of the season’s first flashback. As a young girl growing up in a group home, Taystee joined Vee (Lorraine Toussaint), a tough mother-like figure who heads a drug dealing gang.

Still reeling from her downfall in the kitchen, Red (Kate Mulgrew) is lonelier than ever and is forced to turn to the Golden Girls for company in the cafeteria. Gloria is still running the kitchen and shows no sign of forgiving Red.

Suzanne And Lorna Get Flashback Episodes

Suzanne (Uzo Aduba) will also be receiving her own flashback episode this season, though how she ended up in prison remains a mystery. The flashbacks do explain why Suzanne is so attached to Piper. Raised by well meaning, but clueless, white, adoptive parents, Suzanne recognized Piper as resembling her mother. In other Crazy Eyes news, Suzanne gets over Piper by pledging her love to Vee, which could very well mean trouble.

Lorna’s (Yael Stone) true nature is revealed in a flashback episode, and fans might be surprised to find out just how dangerous Lorna can be (hint: it involves stalking and explosives.)

Orange Is The New Black season 2 is now available for streaming.

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