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'Orange Is the New Black': Season 5

June 9th

Ladies and gentlemen, Litchfield is burning. The new season of Orange Is The New Black picks up right where the top-notch fourth season left off, in the middle of a prison riot. The inmates have gotten more divided, splitting up into bitter racial factions and faced with increasingly brutal guards amid overcrowded conditions – as one prisoner snarls, "We packed four in a bunk like factory chickens." All the rage finally culminates in a riot after the heartshattering death of one of the jail's most beloved resients, Samira Wiley's Poussey. The fourth season ended with a cliffhanger: Daya (Dasha Polanco) grabbing hold of a C.O.'s gun and taking aim at his head while her fellow inmates yell for her to shoot. The new season plays out in the three-day period after the riot, as the women of Litchfield rise up to take over the prison. Yet they still have no way to protect themselves from each other.

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