'Orange Is The New Black' Fans SLAM Shock Blanca And Diablo Plot Twist
3 August 2018, 18:16 | Updated: 14 August 2018, 14:56
And so are we...
Orange Is The New Black fever is back and it's spreading like wildfire. The sixth season of the Netflix prison drama dropped last Friday and fans haven't stopped talking about it ever since. Not only are there plenty of brand new characters to get to know and love (Carol and Barb, Daddy, Madison) (and some missing characters) but there are also major storylines for old inmates, including Taystee, Gloria and Piper.
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There's one thing in particular that fans can't get enough of though and that's Blanca (Laura Gómez - Show Me a Hero) and Diablo (Miguel Izaguirre - Love). In early seasons of OITNB, inmate Blanca Flores was rarely the centre of attention. She did get some iconic one-liners but she and her boyfriend Diablo were a little bit removed from the main plot.
However, in Season 4 Blanca got her own episode. In Turn Table Turn, we find out that she used to be a carer for a racist old white lady. Diablo worked as a gardener for the same woman and he and Blanca fell in love. However, because of this, the racist old white lady fired Diablo. To get back at her, Blanca and Diablo, had sex in front of her.
It's not clear what happened next but Blanca was imprisoned for something and Diablo was left waiting for her release.
SEASON 6 SPOILERS AHEAD
In Season 5, Blanca is more prominent (she is active in the riot) and in Season 6 she really shines. Not only does she get a storyline in which Diablo tries to get her pregnant in prison after she finds out that she only has a few eggs left (incredible) but she's also given an early release. Nevertheless, all is not as it seems. Blanca is actually sent to an immigration camp without Diablo knowing.
The final scene in which Diablo stands outside the prison with flowers for Blanca and Blanca crying as she finds out that she is not being let out, is literally one of the most heartbreaking scenes on tv ever. Of course, fans are outraged. Here are just a few of the reactions.
Some people are really angry and distraught.
WHY GOD WHY?!
Others are struggling to process it.
This just broke my heart. Blanca was so thrilled to be out of prison for good, but then she realizes she is going to an ICE detention center. She and Diablo were supposed to make a baby. It can't end like this.#OITNB pic.twitter.com/gHklUXZUhn— Diggory Duat (@DiggoryDuat) July 29, 2018
Everything was good in the end of Orange is the New Black season 6 until Taystee got life & Blanca got released only to be detained by ICE & put into an immigration center. She & Diablo were supposed to start their family. It can't end like this. #OITNB pic.twitter.com/k0QIDoSjQJ— Max 💜 (@MaxWantsFood) July 28, 2018
I CAN'T BELIEVE THEY TOOK FLORES AND DIABLO'S HAPPY ENDING #OITNB— 🌸 gemma 🌸 (@winterarcher_) July 30, 2018
Re-write it, re-film it, re-release it now.
A lot of fans are crying.
If you watched the end of #oitnb season 6 and didn’t cry about Blanca you’re probably a Republican 😭— Marinda Bryant (@Rindyroo5) July 29, 2018
No spoilers but I’m crying that they did my girl Blanca and Diablo from OITNB like that ...— gemma ⚢ (@GemmaDeLaTorre3) August 3, 2018
Netflix give our hearts a break.
A couple of viewers are pointing out that it's sadly super realistic though.
Piper got out bcz she's white. Burset got out cz, big bad corp doesnt want to deal w/ the LGBTQ. Taystee got life bcz they need to blame some1 and she's black. Blanca was deported upon release by ICE, I think. This season represents how it really is IRL. @OITNB #OITNB6 #OITNB— Sitti Ayeesha (@Sitti_Ayeesha) July 29, 2018
Damn they did Blanca & Taystee dirty in that season 6 finale, I wasn’t ready for that... but on the other hand it showed the reality many incarnated POC face on the daily #OITNB pic.twitter.com/qqQPIZUmXK— 404 Error (@thatbixhjuss_) July 28, 2018
US immigration policies really are that fucked up.
But maybe it's a little too real.
TV IS SUPPOSED TO BE AN ESCAPE.
Ultimately Blanca and Diablo deserve better.
Just done watching oitnb and wtf ???? Blanca and diablo deserve better ?? DIABLO WAS LOOKIN CUTE AND THIS HAPPENED WTF ???? pic.twitter.com/DwP3B9R1HM— 🐉💧 (@yuchisyuta) July 31, 2018
Rectify this in Season 7 please writers.