Orange is the New Black is back, with season three landing on Netflix on Friday June 12.
If you can’t wait to be reunited with the inmates of Litchfield, but you can’t quite remember where they were left at the end of season two, here’s a quick reminder for you.
(Spoilers follow, of course)
Piper’s season two journey was all about her letting go of her old life and accepting that, actually, she deserves to be in prison.
Her now-ex-fiancé, Larry, has shacked up with her best friend, and her brief sojourn in the real world to attend her Grandmother’s funeral just convinced her that she’s actually moved on and changed since being incarcerated.
In fact, the only person she hasn’t moved on from seems to be Alex.
Alex got released from prison in season two after selling Piper out, but found the real world a whole lot more dangerous than Litchfield.
A gun-toting, paranoid Alex told Piper that she was planning on skipping parole, and Piper ratted her out.
Alex will be back in Litchfield this year, and probably not happy with Piper.
Red still hasn’t reclaimed her kitchen from Gloria, but she is finally free of Vee, the rival prisoner that beat her half to death at the end of season two.
With Vee out the picture, can Red go back to being Litchfield’s Queen Bee?
And will she ever catch that chicken?
Vee tied poor Suzanne/Crazy Eyes into knots last season, playing on her fragile mind and making her believe that she was the one who attacked Red.
Suzanne was freed from suspicion by Healy but was left broken and sobbing, yet again betrayed by someone she loved.
Caputo finally got the Deputy Warden job he was after, on a probationary basis.
Given that his probation period contained two escaping prisoners, one murder, a protest by nuns and a damaging confession from a warden, it seems unlikely that Caputo passed that probation.
Pornstache was last seen being arrested for the rape of Daya, thanks to a plan dreamt up by her family to explain her pregnancy without implicating Bennett, the actual father.
Pornstache still believes not only that he is the father of Daya’s baby, but that she loves him.
Will we see him again in season three? It would be a shame not to.
Morello let terminally ill Rosa escape with the van that she drives. Surely she’ll be implicated in the escape?
Will Morello get more years on her sentence as a result?
Bennett and Daya
The semi-happy couple in Litchfield look increasingly doomed. Bennett finally decided to do the right thing and confess to Caputo, who promptly told him to shut the hell up.
Has Bennett given up or will his honest nature be his undoing? Will he tell Pornstache that he’s not the father?
Recovering drug addict Nicky ended season two by trying – and failing – to get rid of a haul of heroin. Will the temptation be too much for her?
After the ousting of Vee, Taystee should be restored to her happy, carefree ways. She’s also happily reunited with best friend Poussey and seems to have gained a new maturity from her experiences.
Will she help Crazy Eyes to recover from her trauma at the hands of Vee?
Read more: http://metro.co.uk/2015/06/11/orange-is-the-new-black-season-3-where-did-we-leave-the-characters-5240969/#ixzz45lYlWcPC