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Orange Is the New Black Stars on What's Next for Taystee and Poussey

Taystee and Poussey had quite a roller-coaster relationship in Orange Is the New Black's second season. So how did Danielle Brooks and Samira Wiley, who are good friends in real life, feel about the decision to break their characters up? TVGuide.com caught up with both women to chat about their arc Season 2, as well as their hopes for Season 3.

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OITNB's Lorraine Toussaint's Interesting Theory: "Taystee Is Vee's Salvation"

Orange Is the New Black's second season was all about family. At the center of this were two very different women struggling to create and maintain their prison support systems. But while Red (Kate Mulgrew) learned the importance of humility in her quest to win back her girls, Vee (Lorraine Toussaint) was focused only on one thing -- survival -- no matter how much it harmed those closest to her.

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Orange Is the New Black's Danielle Brooks on Tasha's Evolution Into Taystee (and Vice Versa)

[Warning: The following contains spoilers from Orange Is the New Black Season 2, Episode 2. Read at your own risk.]

After becoming a fan favorite in Season 1, Danielle Brooks was upped to series regular on Orange Is the New Black and finally given her own flashback episode this year. The heartbreaking first glimpse at Taystee's (nee Tasha Jefferson) past set the entire second season in motion and added some depth to Litchfield's class clown.

Brooks spoke to TVGuide.com about Taystee's history with Vee (Lorraine Toussaint), her character's hopes for the future and the struggles of being mean to Samira Wiley (Poussey).

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Videos

Orange Is The New Black: Game On
Danielle Brooks on Her Start in Acting
Orange Is The New Black: Reunion
Danielle Brooks: 'The Community Of Chocolate Actors Is Kind Of Small'

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Credits

Year Title Description
2014 Today: Episode Episode, Guest
2014 Today: Episode Episode, Guest
2014 Girls: Females Only
Season 3, Episode 1
Episode, Actor - Laura
2014 Charlamagne & Friends: Rick Ross; Danielle Brooks; Andrew Schulz
Season 2, Episode 8
Episode, Guest
2013 Orange Is the New Black TV Show Series, Actor - Tasha "Taystee" Jefferson

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Orange Is the New Black Season 2 Cheat Sheet: Where We Left Off and What's Next

It's been almost a year since we first binge-watched Orange Is the New Black. (As for how many times we've watched it in its entirety since then, we prefer to remain mum). On Friday, the Netflix series finally returns for its anticipated second season. So what better time to look back on where we left off and what's next for our favorite convicts!

Piper (Taylor Schilling)
Where we left off:
Dumped by Larry and Alex, Piper brutally... read more

Paley Fest: Orange Is the New Black's Newest Inmate "Enjoys the Game"

Watch out, ladies of Litchfield! At Friday night's Paley Festival panel for Netflix's Orange Is the New Black, fans learned more about the newest inmate who will join Piper (Taylor Schilling) & Co. behind bars. read more

Orange Is the New Black Sets Return Date: Watch a Teaser for Season 2

It's almost here!

Orange Is the New Black will return to Netflix on Friday, June 6.

The announcement first came in an ad following the House of Cards Season 2 finale, which was released Friday.

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What to Expect from Girls Season 3

After getting pretty dark last year (never say the word Q-Tip to us again), Girls' third season, which premieres Sunday at 10/9c on HBO is refreshingly light. Maybe it's because for once when the girls are faced with obstacles, such as death and depression, they don't sit around whining like victims of circumstance. Instead, Season 3 finds the girls taking charge of their lives. Or at least trying to.

"Because it's Girls, I wouldn't say they're necessarily doing it in the ... read more

Top Videos: OITNB Holiday Medley, Steve Coogan Does Impressions, Tom Daley Comes Out

This week, in order to get into the Christmas spirit, Orange Is the New Black stars Danielle Brooks and Uzo Aduba recorded a holiday medley, and someone made a mashup video of Captain Picard (Patrick Stewart) singing "Let It Snow." Also, Olympic diver Tom Daley posed a coming-out video, an adorable 4-year-old boy named Noah got over his embarrassment about wearing glasses on the Today show, and Steve Coogan did some spot-on celebrity impersonations for Ellen DeGeneres. Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best online videos:

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