Orange Is The New Black: Looks Blue, Tastes Red (Netflix 6 June 2014)

Orange Is The New Black Looks Blue, Tastes Red

In Looks Blue, Tastes Red the focus is on Taystee via flashbacks and the shock arrival in the prison of her adoptive mother Vee. Vee is something of a heavy both on the inside and on the outside indeed Red has had previous run-ins with her and is none too happy to see her back. The usual routine of prison life is enlivened by a mock job fair which Taystee is determined to win believing it will help on the outside.

Red is also having trouble thanks to the fact that her funds at the commissary are have run out, her husband is struggling to keep the business afloat thanks to Mendez ruining the trade in illicit goods being brought into the prison. (link to fool me once).

Neither Piper and Alex appear in this episode but it’s a good intro back into prison life. Plenty of humour too, Pennsatucky strikes a deal with Healy to get much needed new teeth in payment for not spilling the beans about the fact that he was a witness to her fight with Piper. The arrival of Vee is strong too, it’s clear immediately that she is going to be a major player in the prison hierarchy.

production details
USA / Netflix – Liongate – Tilted / 1×60 minute episode / Release date 6 June 2014

Writer: Jenji Kohan / Director: Michael Trim

Series: Orange Is The New Black Season 2 Episode 2

Uzo Aduba as Suzanne ‘Crazy Eyes’ Warren
Danielle Brooks as Tasha ‘Taystee’ Jefferson
Michael J. Harney as Sam Healy
Natasha Lyonne as Nicky Nichols
Taryn Manning as Tiffany ‘Pennsatucky’ Doggett
Kate Mulgrew as Galina ‘Red’ Reznikov
Jason Biggs as Larry Bloom
Lori Tan Chinn as Chang
Laverne Cox as Sophia Burset
Catherine Curtin as Wanda Bell
Lea DeLaria as Big Boo
Joel Marsh Garland as Scott O’Neill
Annie Golden as Norma Romano
Diane Guerrero as Maritza Ramos
Lauren Lapkus as Susan Fischer
Selenis Leyva as Gloria Mendoza
Matt McGorry as John Bennett
Adrienne C. Moore as Cindy Hayes
Matt Peters as Joel Luschek
Jessica Pimentel as Maria Ruiz
Dascha Polanco as Dayanara Diaz
Alysia Reiner as Natalie Figueroa
Elizabeth Rodriguez as Aleida Diaz
Nick Sandow as Joe Caputo
Yael Stone as Lorna Morello
Todd Susman as Howard Bloom
Lorraine Toussaint as Yvonne ‘Vee’ Parker
Samira Wiley as Poussey Washington
Vicky Jeudy as Janae Watson
Emma Myles as Leanne Taylor
Jackie Cruz as Marisol ‘Flaca’ Gonzales
Maria Dizzia as Polly Harper
Beth Fowler as Sister Jane Ingalls
Lin Tucci as Anita DeMarco
Laura Gomez as Blanca Flores
Ian Paola as Yadriel
Julie Lake as Angie Rice
Dale Soules as Frieda
Yvette Freeman as Irma
Judith Roberts as Taslitz
Pat Squire as Jimmy
Richard Gallagher as Andrew Nance
Alan R. Rodriguez as Gallego
Eric D. Hill as RJ
Teeka Duplessis as 11 Year Old Taystee
LaTonya Borsay as Social Worker
Alex Wraith as Vasily
Kwoade Cross as Young Man
Pablo Gonzalez as LeJunqui
Brianda Agramonte as Felicia
Jeff Talbott as Maxwell Slovin
Lee Brock as Mrs. Sackin
Michael H. Ingram as Advisor
Azalia J. as Prospective Mother
Michael Dennis Hill as Prospective Father