Two things have really irked me whilst writing this final (nooooooo!) review on Orange Is The New Black. One of them has to do with the empty handed cast and crew leaving this year’s Emmys. How the governing body behind the awards failed to adorn the incredible Netflix original series with anything last night is as perplexing as their choice to slam it into the comedy category. Even THEN Uzo Aduba (Crazy Eyes) and Kate Mulgrew should have at least beaten Julia Louise-Dreyfuss and Allison Janney despite myself respectively loving the latter pairing. The second is that this is it, no more Orange Is The New Black until summer 2015 and I don’t think it is rightly fair to bless us with an intensely superb television series, then snatch it away from us.
So this is the episode that Orange Is The New Black decides to depart on, right? No need to worry about who holds the crown here because frankly, this episode is phenomenal. There is not one iota of this that should change and I’m struggling to come up with great criticism that aren’t me flailing on the laptop. First of all, the stories change drastically. Having Red’s head smashed at the hands of Vee place a dramatic undertow to today’s proceedings. Charging the entire episode with this energy that is unparalleled, this is less of a “whodunnit?” and more of a “who will catch Vee?” Red is keeping schtum and has manipulated Suzanne into believing it, which makes you hate her more. The determination all of them have is wonderfully portrayed and acted.
Orange Is The New Black is gone but roll on 2015 for more delight from the ladies of Litchfield Prison.