There's a lot going on in Season 2 of Netflix's Orange Is the New Black, and very little of it has to do with Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling), who is ostensibly the show's protagonist. Creator Jenji Kohan made no secret of the fact that plot lines were going to be more equally distributed in the sophomore season, pulling the focus away from Piper and allowing other characters like Taystee (Danielle Brooks), Miss Rosa (Barbara Rosenblat) and newcomer Vee (Lorraine Toussaint) to move into the spotlight. But Schilling says she frankly didn't even notice the difference.
"I felt like it was hard to even know that there was less of it, because what was happening felt so dynamic, and it felt like the character of Piper was moving in such an interesting way," the Emmy-nominated Schilling tells TVGuide.com. "That's what I was focused on."
[Warning: This article contains major spoilers from Season 2 of Orange Is the New Black. Read at your own risk!]
Now that Orange Is the New Black's second season has been out for about a month, we assume everyone has finished watching all 13 episodes at LEAST once. (And if you haven't, what have you been doing with your time?!)
So, for those of you who find yourselves once again in the summer doldrums, going through OITNB withdrawal, we pose a question: Did the show jump the shark in Season 2?
Lorraine Toussaint, Kate Mulgrew
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.
Jason Biggs, Taylor Schilling
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)
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Kate Mulgrew, Lorraine Toussaint
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