Orange Is The New Black: F*cksgiving (Netflix, 11 July 2013)


In F*cksgiving Tastee has been given a release date and Alex and Piper flirt and dance at her leaving party. Pennsatucky uses the opportunity to report them for “lesbian activity” and warden Healy loses his temper and puts Piper in the SHU (solitary confinement) – he even tells Larry that Piper and Alex are sexually involved – something that does happen when Piper is released from solitary.

On a visit Sophia’s wife tells him she is interested in the new pastor at her church and although Sophia is initially upset she eventually gives her blessing. Meanwhile Daya persuades Mendoza to make her a special herbal tea that will bring on a miscarriage; Mendez and Red have a major run in when Red destroys the drugs he has “imported”.

Flashbacks focus on Alex, firstly as a troubled teen struggling to fit in then meeting her musician father for the first time and her beginning involvement with the drug cartel.

classic quote
“that’s lesbian activity” – Pennsatucky
“it sure is” – Mendez

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

Writer: Marco Ramirez / Director: Phil Abraham

Orange Is The New Black Season 1 Episode 8

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
Danielle Brooks as Tasha ‘Taystee’ Jefferson
Tracee Chimo as Neri Feldman
Laverne Cox as Sophia Burset
Kim Director as Diane Vause
Joel Marsh Garland as Scott O’Neill
Annie Golden as Norma Romano
Vicky Jeudy as Janae Watson
Lauren Lapkus as Susan Fischer
Taryn Manning as Tiffany ‘Pennsatucky’ Doggett
Adrienne C. Moore as Cindy Hayes
Elizabeth Rodriguez as Aleida Diaz
Nick Sandow as Joe Caputo
Abigail Savage as Gina Murphy
Robert Stanton as Maury Kind
Samira Wiley as Poussey Washington
Tanya Wright as Crystal Burset
Natasha Lyonne as Nicky Nichols
Pablo Schreiber as George ‘Pornstache’ Mendez
Uzo Aduba as Suzanne ‘Crazy Eyes’ Warren
Mary Boyer as Pat Warren
Carla Branberg as Voice
Sabrina Carpenter as Jessica Wedge
Michael Chernus as Cal Chapman
Elizabeth Coppola as Lonnie
Catherine Curtin as Wanda Bell
Lea DeLaria as Big Boo
Maria Dizzia as Polly Harper
Glenn Farnham as Dennis Warren
Emma Fisher as Rich Girl
Lolita Foster as Eliqua Maxwell
Beth Fowler as Sister Jane Ingalls
Chike Johnson as Ladrius Wells
Sebastian LaCause as Fahri
Selenis Leyva as Gloria Mendoza
Carmen Mathis as Doreen
Matt McGorry as John Bennett
Emma Myles as Leanne Taylor
Lawton Paseka as Lee Burley
Jessica Pimentel as Maria Ruiz
Dascha Polanco as Dayanara Diaz
Rachel Resheff as Alex 10 Years Old
Kaipo Schwab as Igme Dimaguiba
Constance Shulman as Yoga Jones
Carol Stanzione as Shannon Brown
Nick Stevenson as Pete Harper
Nesha Ward as Abby Harris