Orange Is The New Black: Bora Bora Bora (Netflix 13 July 2013)

Bora Bora Bora

Bora Bora Bora is quite the sad episode as Tricia is back after finally getting free of drugs, she feels she needs to make it up to Red but Mendez has his own plans for her; Things take a turn for the worse when Mendez forces Tricia to deal the drugs he has been bringing into the prison using Red’s food delivery truck, instead Tricia takes an overdose of the drugs and is found dead in a closet by Mendez who then fakes her death to make it look like she hung herself. The flashbacks also mostly focus on Tricia who was finding it very difficult living on the streets. The only positive outcome from the events is that Red and Nicky (who tells Red it was her that spilled the beans to Mendez not Tricia) determine to get rid of the vile Mendez once and for all.

Meanwhile Bennett discovers Daya is pregnant when Cesar pays him a surprise visit at home and we also learn that Bennett didn’t lose his leg in Afghanistan but from an infected cut he got from an hot tub in Florida; A group of young teen offenders, part of a program called Scared Straight, pay a visit to the prison but it doesn’t go well and Alex and Piper are plotting to bring down Pennsatucky who is convinced she has the power, through Jesus, to heal people.

Like any series with such a large ensemble cast there is a huge amount going on in each episode, Bora Bora Bora is no exception. Tricia was not a major character but was on the periphery of a fair amount of action so her death is definitely a surprise. Mendez’s depth of evil seems to have no bottom and he is a real nasty piece of work.

production details
USA / Netflix – Liongate – Tilted / 1×50 minute episode / Release date 11 July 2013

Writer: Nick Jones / Director: Andrew McCarthy

Orange Is The New Black Season 1 Episode 10

Taylor Schilling as Piper Chapman
Laura Prepon as Alex Vause
Michael J. Harney as Sam Healy
Michelle Hurst as Miss Claudette Pelage
Kate Mulgrew as Galina ‘Red’ Reznikov
Jason Biggs as Larry Bloom
Madeline Brewer as Tricia Miller
Michael Chernus as Cal Chapman
Tracee Chimo as Neri Feldman
Laverne Cox as Sophia Burset
Catherine Curtin as Wanda Bell
Joel Marsh Garland as Scott O’Neill
Lauren Lapkus as Susan Fischer
Taryn Manning as Tiffany ‘Pennsatucky’ Doggett
James McDaniel as Jean Baptiste
Matt McGorry as John Bennett
Elizabeth Rodriguez as Aleida Diaz
Nick Sandow as Joe Caputo
Samira Wiley as Poussey Washington
Natasha Lyonne as Nicky Nichols
Pablo Schreiber as George ‘Pornstache’ Mendez
Uzo Aduba as Suzanne ‘Crazy Eyes’ Warren
Torrey Berkson as Alicia
Rachel Brosnahan as Little Allie
Patrick Cann as Cop
Berto Colon as Cesar
Michael Cyril Creighton as Store Manager
Jackie Cruz as Marisol ‘Flaca’ Gonzales
Lea DeLaria as Big Boo
Maria Dizzia as Polly Harper
Sean Patrick Doyle as Shop Clerk
Diane Guerrero as Maritza Ramos
Vicky Jeudy as Janae Watson
Julie Lake as Angie Rice
Fenton Lawless as Man in Car
Adrienne C. Moore as Cindy Hayes
Emma Myles as Leanne Taylor
Dascha Polanco as Dayanara Diaz
Justine Salata as Sara
Constance Shulman as Yoga Jones
Lexie Speirs as Rebecca
Yael Stone as Lorna Morello
Lin Tucci as Anita DeMarco
Adrienne Warren as Dina