This Saturday, my goal was to get things done for business, organize work and pretty much get my life together. Well… I started watching the new season of “Orange is the New Black” and didn’t move until Sunday. I wasn’t the biggest fan of season three but I’m still a fan so of course I was turned into season four. Let me just say from beginning to end, bravo just bravo. I rate it a 10 out of 10 because it was incredible. They came to conquer this season.
Light Character Spoilers
If anyone wondered if Nikki, played by Natasha Lyonne, was coming back, rest assured she does make a major come back this season. Thank God because we were worried for a second! Our favorite diva Sophia, played by Laverne Cox, didn’t have as much screen time as I would have liked but she made her appearances. Not sure what that was about but nonetheless I was happy to see how her storyline played out. What happened to the nun tho? You’ll see what I’m talking about when you watch it. Oh yes, Ruby Rose made a cameo but that’s just it, a cameo. As for if our favorite baby daddy came back this season, John Bennett played by Matt McGorry, the sad answer to that is no. I guess he’s still learning how to get away with murder. Get it? How to Get Away With Murder? Shonda Rhi- never mind! There were a lot of loose ends and backstories shown and explained. Finally, the season was not overly focused on Piper, thank goodness but she simmered down and went back to being tolerable.
But what honestly drew me so close to the show was the powerful messages they showed this season: violence, guilt, forgiveness, living with pain, power, pride, strength, acceptance, love, unity, and most important, the need to fight and stand up not just for yourself but for others. This season was remarkable and valiant. It allowed viewers to be tangled in each of the characters’ problems and emotions. The season was raw and honest to the point that it told so much of the truth that a lot of people may not be able to stomach what happened at the end but it was bold on their (the writers) part to be so honest about what was really happening around us in real life.
There were many head shaking, cringe worthy, and unfortunately very sad moments this season. Just brace yourself. It’s like getting on the roller coaster, it goes up then it takes the first mild drop, then goes up what feels like a 90 degree incline. Your adrenaline is rushing. You know something about to happen, you know it’s going to be a deep drop and just like that… you get to the climax and drop! Some of you might scream, I did and my neighbors heard it, others will hold on tight as your heart races. Like every roller coaster, at the end, it slows down and stops. That’s the moment when the last scene of an important character looks you in the face and you get off, shedding a tear and vowing to return next year.
“Think of all the roads. Think of all their crossings. Taking steps is easy. Standing still is hard.”