Orange is the new black season 7 is up and running on Netflix and fans all around the world are saying goodbye to this masterpiece of a show. This show has always crossed the boundaries of realism. It was always able to portray alarming current situations in a brutally honest way with a dash of well-placed sarcasm. That’s why OITNB is the best and will be missed.
Season 7 contains the usual 13 episodes and you can watch them all on Netflix now.
The main issues presented in season 7 were:
- ICE camps
- sexism and unequal pay in a workplace
- Trigger warnings as usual: Suicide, rape, body mutilation, racism, fascism, sexism, homophobia and all of the others that makes orange is the new black so controversial and unique
Let’s digest the season a bit further. Spoiler alert my political believes might come out and my beloved conservative republican readers gonna get offended.
First of all ICE camps. The purest fact that that shit is actually happening is disgusting. Everyone should see the scene of the kid’s removal hearing. The adult hearings were heartbreaking but the kid’s ones were just unbearable for me. There are kids sitting in the court at their removal proceeding with clearly no idea what is going on and if you thinking well ” that was just exaggeration for the show” I would recommend searching for the actual footage of kids’ immigration hearings. Those are just sickening.
Who thought I would like Fig so much. Her character development was one of the greatest of the show. The way she lied about being pregnant so she could help the immigrant woman get an abortion was surprising. That’s what a true ally looks like. A white woman in power using her status in order to help the ones suffering by the same law that’s supposed to suppress them both. That scene showed the true result of all of those stupid abortion laws. Raped woman searching for incredibly dangerous homemade abortion recipes and rich white woman being able to get the same health care as before.
Fig calling out that terrible ICE policeman for double standards after he stated his pro-life opinions in the middle of the kid’s immigration hearing.
“No respect for human life anymore.”
He said after finding out about a raped immigrant seeking termination of her pregnancy while treating already living life with zero respect.
My respect goes to Diane Guerrero for her role as Maritza Ramos. Her ICE storyline must have been incredibly hard for her to play considering her family was deported when she was a kid. That end scene in the airplane when all of the young women slowly disappear despite never living anywhere else besides America was chilling.
Kudos to Blanca who had to suffer immensely because of the whole American dream to finally say fuck it.
#MeToo was incredibly represented in here. I’m so glad they choose Caputo as a representative of the problem and I was pleased with how he dealt with it. If only that was a reality.
If someone says to you “you hurt me” or “you’re hurting me” you don’t get to say “no I don’t“.
You got to listen to the result of your actions, accept your behavior, and make a change for the better.
Orange is the new black has always been full of the real stuff, life lessons, and deep quotes. It’s hard to catch them all. Each character of the show has a thorough backstory and it was so emotional to see them all again. Even for the last time. I’m not gonna talk about each character cuz that would take a while.
I was surprised how quickly and lamely they got rid of the Daddy. Sure it was a one-season character and I couldn’t expect any more from them but I still felt kinda cheated.
Good move with the Badison. That was just unnecessary character only to show how annoying a person can be.
Speaking of annoying, Lornas xenophobic rants were gross but I still couldn’t make myself hate her. Her kid’s death was the final straw to her completely losing her mind. Red losing her mind because of dementia. Nicky’s new love interest Shani sending back to the country with the alarming treatment of women including vaginal mutilations and in Shani’s case actual certain death after her deportation from America. I love how Nicky handled losing her crew thought.
Put on some red lipstick and wing it.
They really got me in the first half with Tasha Jefferson. I was starting to hope for justice for Tashaonly to be heartbroken again. Her “I’m done” attitude on life was hands down to Danielle Brooks breathtaking.
That’s why Doggets’ death came out as an even bigger shock. It’s well known that the season finale usually has some major death to kinda close the chapter for the fans. It was so nice to see her changing, studying, and working so hard only to come back to where she started.
Everyone calling Suzane by her name rather than “crazy eyes” is the character development she deserves. Her realization that it’s not fair she’s in prison instead of the mental institution was everything I was hoping for. I was hoping for a better ending for her thought. Check out her song in honor of Pennsatucky.
Orange is the new black always keeps it real.
Take the male guards for instance. Smuggling drugs into the prison and still managing to become a head guard in the end while Tamika, the black female head guard, getting fired for the same drugs. Also loved how they addressed the unequal pay between the male, white female, and black female workers.
I get that Piper is supposed to be the main character but I never really cared for her. How could you when there are all of those other ladies with stories much more interesting?
Her life outside the prison was a nice touch though. I get how easy it must have been to fall for the new girls as she represents everything she could have. But she’s not Alex and who likes to play it safe anyway? Piper’s development from calling Alex just a phase to comparing her to her newly growing limb was one of the most romantic admissions I’ve heard so far.
Piper and Alex are endgames and there are no surprises there, therefore their story this season was not interesting for me. Yeah, they had some issues but it was a clear as the day they would work it out.
Daya? Alive or dead? That’s the question we’re gonna ask forever now.
The end credits scene had me crying more than I thought. The story is never truly over. You just stop telling it after a while.
Truth is I’m gonna miss this woke show and my prison girls so much. They shaped my views so much over the years and honestly, I can’t imagine next summer without them.
Orange is the new black taught us all so many important life lessons.
The band is just broken up.
But remember, everything is a dildo if you’re brave enough.
Thank you xo