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Orange Is the New Black: Alex and Badison's Feud Is Just Beginning

Carol's death changed nothing

Sadie Gennis

Warning: The following contains spoilers from Orange Is the New Black Season 6. Read at your own risk!

Orange Is the New Black may have killed off Barb (Mackenzie Phillips) and Carol (Henny Russell), but the many feuds the sisters started will live on.

When the Netflix series returns, Alex (Laura Prepon) will have to deal with the fallout from her deal to work for Carol in exchange for keeping Piper (Taylor Schilling) safe from Badison (Amanda Fuller) -- despite the fact Piper got early release and Carol is now dead. But Badison's grudge against Piper and Alex can't be killed so easily, so she'll still have it out for Alex when Season 7 picks up.

"I was like, 'Is this going to change Badison? Maybe she's going to soften because she's so hated. Maybe that defeat will break her in a way. Like, is she going to have a new approach?'" Fuller told TV Guide at the Television Critics Association summer press tour. "I don't think that's happening. She's going to keep fighting in her Badison way. She's still strong and going to fight."

But if you think you know how this drama is going to play out, think again. Production on Season 7 kicks off next week, and Fuller teased that "it picks up in an unexpected place."

"It's a new path," she added. "It's juicy from the get go."

Orange Is the New Black is available to stream on Netflix now. Season 7 is expected to debut sometime next summer.

Additional reporting by Malcolm Venable

​Laura Prepon, Orange Is the New Black