'Orange Is The New Black’ Fans Are OUTRAGED By Taystee’s Season 6 Storyline
1 August 2018, 18:10 | Updated: 14 August 2018, 14:56
She didn't have anything to do with Piscatella's death...
'Orange Is the New Black' fans were blessed last Friday when the beloved prison drama returned with its sixth season. After a year of waiting to find out what would happen in the wake of the Litchfield riot, our questions have finally been answered. We now know that the inmates have been transferred to a maximum security prison and that the MCC are using them as scapegoats for everything that happened. Sigh.
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One of the main scandals of Season 5 was that CO Piscatella was accidentally shot by Officer Natoli when the CERT officers broke into Litchfield to end the riot. Fast forward to Season 6 and they've done everything that they can to make it seem like they are not to blame. And, seeing as Taystee's fingerprints are on the gun that killed Piscatella, she becomes the lead suspect in Piscatella's murder.
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Despite huge help from former warden Joe Caputo and additional support from the Black Lives Matter movement, Taystee is charged guilty with the murder of Joe Piscatella at the end of Season 6. To make things even more soul-destroying, Suzanne and Cindy actually witnessed the officers cover up the murder but don't speak up out of fear that they will end up having to do more time in prison.
The entire storyline is horrific to watch. Not only is Taystee one of the show's most likeable and loving characters but seeing her be falsely charged like this after all that she's been through is devastating. All Taystee ever wanted was justice for Poussey's death and, in attempting to get it, she has been framed for a crime that she didn't commit.
Unsurprisingly, fans are outraged. Here are just a few of the reactions.
Some people are saying it loud and clear.
taystee is one of the best if not the best oitnb character. she deserves so much better— may 🌹 (@debbieocean) July 27, 2018
Facts are facts.
Actually it deserves caps.
OITNB SPOILER— sam / OITNB SPOILERS (@simplytrashy) July 27, 2018
THEY DID TAYSTEE SO FUCKING DIRTY IM SO MAD
We know that the prison system is corrupt but give our queen a break.
Others are pointing out glaring plot holes.
not to mention the others would've surely mentioned that cindy and suzanne did not leave the bunker and were with them when the cert team came in so?? makes no fucking sense!!! #oitnb— britney (@mylittlefaith) July 29, 2018
Some points were made.
A couple of viewers are tweeting baout how minor the crimes are that Taystee actually committed.
im so so sad about taystee, she's in for a minor drugs charge and now she's got life for a murder she didn't commit— ً (@blanchettsvause) July 28, 2018
This is ridiculous.
Then there are those who think that it's actually a really important depiction of the US justice system.
I can’t get enough of #OITNB already.— Ilax Joseph (@IlaxBJoseph) July 28, 2018
Taystee’s case is just too real for this country, a person of color being charged for a crime they didn’t comit while the real perpetrator sits right in the courthouse. That’s the reality of this country.
These things happen every day.
Still it doesn't make it any easier to watch.
it pains me knowing that daya and taystee have life in prison. like what the actual fuck— ᴇ (@vausecan) July 27, 2018
We just want to best for our faves.
And it's not just Taystee who is screwed over.
me @ the writers of oitnb n what they did to taystee n blanca in the finale pic.twitter.com/z6c67GaAIx— beccaa x (@_rebeccashearer) July 28, 2018
WHY DID THEY DO BLANCA AND TAYSTEE SO FUCKING DIRTY IN THE LAST EP OF OINTB S6 BUT PIPER’S STALE ASS GETS AN EARLY RELEASE pic.twitter.com/4w54N5xyv9— sj (@cheryIbottom) July 28, 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
OITNB has played with our hearts too much.