'OITNB' Fans Are OUTRAGED That Kukudio Is Not In Season 6
9 August 2018, 11:37
This was not cool...
Orange Is the New Black returned with its sixth season at the end of last month and it's safe to say that it's pretty incredible. Not only are we introduced to a variety of amazing new characters (Daddy, Madison, Carol and Barb) but we are also given hilarious, heartbreaking and heavy storylines starring the likes of Piper, Taystee and Blanca. It's an epic set of 13 episodes and we're still processing what happens in them.
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However, there's one or two things about Season 6 that viewers are not happy with. First things first, many of the scenes are bleak af and really hard to watch (that finale was too much). Then there's the fact that many fan favourites from the past five seasons aren't even in it.
And, last but not least, there's the treatment of Maureen Kukudio.
Kukudio (Emily Althaus) was introduced into Orange Is the New Black in Season 3. She starts out as a member of Litchfield's Wiccan cult. However, her main storyline is that she becomes obsessed with Suzanne's legendary sic-fi erotica (Time Hump Chronicles) and develops a major crush on her. Kukudio and Suzanne never act on it (they almost have sex together in a broom closet) but they do flirt regularly during the season.
In Season 4, Kukudio and Suzanne run away together when the inmates escape Litchfield but Suzanne goes back to prison after being disturbed by Kukudio's behaviour. Kukudio is later found and taken back. The two prisoners then have a variety of tense interactions that end with Suzanne nearly beating Kukudio to death. Suzanne injures herself afterwards and is put into the same medical ward as Kukudio.
In Season 5, after Humphrey is shot by Daya, Kukudio causes him to have a stroke by blowing air into his IV drip. Kukudio's injuries then become infected and there is no one to treat them. She is last seen being forced out of the prison by officers after the riot and, in Season 6, it is revealed that she died from her infections.
Unsurprisingly, fans are not pleased with how Kukudio's story pans out. Not only do we never see Maureen's backstory but she also dies offscreen, despite being a major character. Here are just a few of the reactions.
Some are annoyed that we still don't know why Kukudio was in prison in the first place.
Why the fuck have they killed Kukudio off before we found why she's in there?!! #OrangeIsTheNewBlack— Sensational Cindii💋 (@Cindiixxx) July 31, 2018
Others are sad that she's basically been completely written out of the show.
Wow. They really just did Kukudio like that... #OITNB— Kelly // #1 Euphoria stan (@hughesytweets) July 27, 2018
The writers didn't need to do her dirty like this.
A few fans are angry about unfinished storylines in general.
why tf do the producers leave unfinished storylines ??? they randomly told us kukudio died and bennett randomly disappeared leaving daya and the baby like I want to know what the fuck happened to him and where the fuck are the og characters #oitnb— ♕ (@YAZMlNN) August 1, 2018
This is super annoying.
One or two people are paying their respects to Kukudio.
RIP to Maureen Kukudio, the underrated baddest bitch of litchfield x pic.twitter.com/A7ALigb5GK— ♔♔♔ | oitnb spoilers (@fxckmevause) July 30, 2018
She deserved more.
Then there are those who are angry that Daya is being charged for a murder she didn't commit.
Daya going down for murder is a joke like yes she shot him in the dick but it was kukudio who actually killed him— nic (@preponxvause) July 9, 2018
I also wanna know why Suzanne didn’t say anything about Kukudio blowing into Humphrey’s drip so Daya didn’t get the total blame pic.twitter.com/T3KvidxA7e— Mollie (@molliexjayne) August 1, 2018
It's so unfair.
A couple of viewers are worried about Suzanne finding out that she was in part responsible for Kukudio's death.
So if Kukudio died from her facial injuries doesn’t that mean that really Suzanne killed her even though the guards made her do it? Imagine if she finds out 😔— AJ 🇦🇺 (@queen_khal) July 29, 2018
This is not going to end well.
And last but not least, people are stating what SHOULD have happened in Season 6.
Things OITNB should have had in S6— nat 🏳️🌈 (@oitnbbechloe) July 30, 2018
- Judy King exposing the prison
- Soso's recovery
- Bringing Ms Claudette back
- Back story for Gina
- Back story for Kukudio
- Yogo Jones (would have had a great max storyline)
- Red mentioning Norma
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