Fans Are LOSING It Over The 'Orange Is The New Black' Season 6 Finale
7 August 2018, 12:08 | Updated: 14 August 2018, 14:55
This is a LOT to process...
Orange Is the New Black returned with its sixth season at the end of last month and fans are obsessed with it. Not only does the new series star an array of incredible new characters (Daddy, Madison, Carol, Barb) but it also contains big storylines for inmates including the likes of Taystee, Blanca and Suzanne to name just a few. 78 episodes in and the hit comedy drama is still captivating viewers.
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However, it's Season 6's ending that has got people talking. Like all of the best season finales, it features plenty of dramatic scenes and cliffhangers to get us hyped for what's next. With that in mind, we've prepared a rundown for you of everything that happens so that you're ready and raring to go when Season 7 drops.
At the start of the episode, Piper, Sophia and Blanca are told that they are being released. Piper is one of 25 women in Linda Ferguson's new Prisoner Quotient Initiative and Sophia is being let out on the grounds that she won't sue the prison for their mistreatment of her. Blanca is not told a reason. Piper then says her goodbyes to her fellow inmates and she and Alex get prison married with Lorna and Nicky as witnesses. It's cute af.
This then cuts to Taystee being wrongfully charged guilty with the murder of Piscatella (!) and Caputo confronting the head of the SWAT team (who actually were responsible for the crime) about it. It's okay. We cried too. While all this is going on, Block C and Block D at max are preparing for their kickball match, which Carol and Barb are trying to turn into a gang war.
The next day Piper and Alex bid each other goodbye (sadface) and the inmates start their kickball match. Carol and Barb are not there though. Instead they are using the match/war as a distraction to sneak off and kill Frieda. Maria manages to stop the gang war from happening though by getting CO McCollough to mix up the teams. The inmates just end up playing kickball instead.
Noticing that the prison hasn't gone into lockdown and that they are now unable to carry out their plan, Carol and Barb turn on each other, fight and both end up dead. Then, as Piper and Sophia are released, Blanca is sent to an immigration camp in the cruelest plot twist ever. We also see Lorna potentially having a miscarriage.
The episode ends with Piper's brother Cal picking her up and asking her: "What are you going to do now?”.
Unsurprisingly fans are shook. Here are just a few of the reactions and fan theories from the finale.
right SPOILERS #OINTB— nova lee (@Caprisunova) July 30, 2018
WHAT THE FUCK WAS THAT ENDING WHAT ABOUT BLANCA AND DIABLO AND THEIR FAMILY AND LORNAS BABY IS IT OKAY AND TAYSTEE CANT END UP IN THERE FOR LIFE FOR SHIT SHE DIDNT DO
fuckin kill linda and madison and get nicky and lorna together theyre in love
#OITNB finale was just heartbreaking, knowing that shit like this happens every day makes it a lot harder to handle. Taystee and Blanca did not deserve this— N U R A ‘ (@ScarletNitsa) August 5, 2018
As shitty as the ending of Orange is the New Black season 6 was, this is real stuff that unfortunately, happens in the real world. I applaud this show for constantly depicting and bringing attention to real life tragedies that people face. #OITNB— Max ❤️💚💙💛💜 #PowerUp #MyPace (@MaxWantsFood) July 28, 2018
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
I think Frieda killed Carol and Barb. Frieda sent Suzanne outside bc she knew C & B weren’t actually going out to the field and they’d still be inside the prison to kill Frieda. Notice they were killed with their own murder weapons. Thank you for coming to my TED talk. #oitnb— kennedy (@KLettleyyy) August 3, 2018