Orange Is The New Black: The Chickening (Netflix, July 11, 2013)

The Chickening

In The Chickening it’s open season as Red offers a gift to whoever can catch a chicken seen in the grounds by Piper. Red is desperate to cook a proper chicken Kiev. Meanwhile Larry has discovered that it was Alex who did give her up to the Feds but he decides to keep it from her thinking that it will help Piper’s relationship with Alex while they are in prison together.

Daya is getting in deeper with prison guard Bennett and the pair are secretly passing notes to each other. The flashbacks this episode focus on Aleida and Daya, who is her daughter. We learn that Aleida is running a drug ring with her boyfriend Cesar, however she is caught and sent to prison, meanwhile Daya begins an affair with Cesar – so it’s no wonder the pair are not getting on inside.

Quite a light hearted episode at it’s heart, opening with the song Sunday Morning by the Velvet Underground and Nico as Piper tries a bit of weekend relaxation taking her book (Gone Girl) and coffee out into the grounds. There is quite a bit of fun to be had watching the inmates on the hunt for the mythical chicken too.

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 5

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
Laverne Cox as Sophia Burset
Catherine Curtin as Wanda Bell
Lea DeLaria as Big Boo
Beth Fowler as Sister Jane Ingalls
Joel Marsh Garland as Scott O’Neill
Annie Golden as Norma Romano
Natasha Lyonne as Nicky Nichols
Taryn Manning as Tiffany ‘Pennsatucky’ Doggett
Matt Peters as Joel Luschek
Dascha Polanco as Dayanara Diaz
Elizabeth Rodriguez as Aleida Diaz
Todd Susman as Howard Bloom
Samira Wiley as Poussey Washington
Pablo Schreiber as George ‘Pornstache’ Mendez
Joanna P. Adler as Chaplain Royce
Uzo Aduba as Suzanne ‘Crazy Eyes’ Warren
Madeline Brewer as Tricia Miller
Adriana Camposano as Lucy
Berto Colon as Cesar
Jackie Cruz as Marisol ‘Flaca’ Gonzales
Maria Dizzia as Polly Harper
Alison Fernandez as Eva
Lolita Foster as Eliqua Maxwell
Brianna Gonzalez as Christina
Diane Guerrero as Maritza Ramos
Kathryn Kates as Amy Kanter-Bloom
Selenis Leyva as Gloria Mendoza
Matt McGorry as John Bennett
Emma Myles as Leanne Taylor
Lin Tucci as Anita DeMarco
Barbara Rosenblat as Miss Rosa Cisneros
Abigail Savage as Gina Murphy
Constance Shulman as Yoga Jones
Yael Stone as Lorna Morello
Tamara Torres as Weeping Woman

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