The BEST Episodes of Orange Is the New Black

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Dec 6, 2019

Network: Netflix

Piper Chapman is a public relations executive with a career and a fiance when her past suddenly catches up to her. In her mid-30s she is sentenced to spend time in a minimum-security women's prison in Connecticut for her association with a drug runner 10 years earlier. This Netflix original series is based on the book of the same title. Forced to trade power suits for prison orange, Chapman makes her way through the corrections system and adjusts to life behind bars, making friends with the many eccentric, unusual and unexpected people she meets.

Here's Where We Get Off

#1 - Here's Where We Get Off

Season 7 - Episode 13

Tearful farewells, emotional tributes, new beginnings. Say goodbye to the women of Litchfield in the series finale.

star 8.49
613 votes
We Have Manners. We're Polite.

#2 - We Have Manners. We're Polite.

Season 2 - Episode 13

Several futures hang in the balance as the inmates face and confront their worst nightmares: Life will never be the same again.

star 8.45
3,752 votes
Writers: Jenji Kohan
Toast Can't Never Be Bread Again

#3 - Toast Can't Never Be Bread Again

Season 4 - Episode 13

Corporate bureaucracy and simmering anger work against Caputo's efforts to keep a sensitive situation under control.

star 8.33
3,641 votes
Can't Fix Crazy

#4 - Can't Fix Crazy

Season 1 - Episode 13

Red's scheme to reclaim her kitchen backfires; the inmates stage a Christmas pageant; Piper's plans unravel even as she realizes her life is in jeopardy.

star 8.23
4,306 votes
Directors: Michael Trim
Writers: Jenji Kohan, Tara Herrmann
Be Free

#5 - Be Free

Season 6 - Episode 13

Piper gets surprising news and a boost from her friends. The jury returns with a verdict, and the big kickball game is on.

star 8.17
976 votes
Directors: Nick Sandow
Writers: Brian Chamberlayne
Storm-y Weather

#6 - Storm-y Weather

Season 5 - Episode 13

As chaos descends on Litchfield three days into the riot, the inmates wonder what the future holds and seek solace in loved ones.

star 8.12
2,424 votes
Directors: Jesse Peretz
Writers: Lauren Morelli
Trust No Bitch

#7 - Trust No Bitch

Season 3 - Episode 13

Miracles and conversions occur, but Piper and Caputo know that some situations can't be dealt with through spiritual means.

star 8.09
2,985 votes
The Animals

#8 - The Animals

Season 4 - Episode 12

Alliances shift among the prison "families" as Piscatella and his guards crack down. Poussey, Judy and Alex prefer to look ahead to the future.

star 8.08
3,537 votes
The Big House

#9 - The Big House

Season 7 - Episode 12

Taystee meets with a lawyer. As the GED exam looms, Suzanne gives Pennsatucky a pep talk. Gloria faces a dilemma. Alex confronts Piper.

star 8.04
573 votes
Tall Men with Feelings

#10 - Tall Men with Feelings

Season 1 - Episode 11

The prisoners mourn one of their own and even a drunken Pornstache reveals surprising emotions; Larry gives a revealing radio interview.

star 7.97
4,340 votes
Writers: Lauren Morelli
People Persons

#11 - People Persons

Season 4 - Episode 11

Caputo's leadership is challenged and the inmates are in for a long night of lockdown after workers make an unsettling discovery.

star 7.96
3,347 votes
It Was the Change

#12 - It Was the Change

Season 2 - Episode 12

Tensions run high as a prison power outage forces several issues to come to light. Piper finds herself compromised and is forced to think on her feet.

star 7.93
3,538 votes
Directors: Phil Abraham
Writers: Sara Hess
God Bless America

#13 - God Bless America

Season 7 - Episode 11

Maria tries to make peace with Gloria. Karla and Blanca plead their cases. Figueroa stands up to Litvack. Piper attends a posh fundraiser with Zelda.

star 7.89
569 votes
Bora Bora Bora

#14 - Bora Bora Bora

Season 1 - Episode 10

Pennsatucky discovers a new skill; the inmates try to scare delinquent teenagers straight; Pornstache's side business suffers a tragic setback.

star 7.88
4,648 votes
Directors: Andrew McCarthy
Writers: Nick Jones
Fool Me Once

#15 - Fool Me Once

Season 1 - Episode 12

Painful truths reorient several relationships and careers; Pennsatucky feels disrespected by Piper, which is not good; Larry delivers an ultimatum.

star 7.87
4,270 votes
Directors: Andrew McCarthy
Writers: Sara Hess
Little Mustachioed Shit

#16 - Little Mustachioed Shit

Season 2 - Episode 10

The guards get tougher in a bid to turn up prison contraband; a big, lingering secret is finally revealed.

star 7.86
3,576 votes
Writers: Sian Heder

#17 - Fucksgiving

Season 1 - Episode 9

Thanksgiving arrives with the promise of a visit by Larry, but Piper's raunchy dance moves land her in solitary with a holiday feast of moldy bologna.

star 7.85
4,555 votes
Directors: Michael Trim
Writers: Sian Heder
40 Oz. of Furlough

#18 - 40 Oz. of Furlough

Season 2 - Episode 9

Piper's relationship with Larry faces a real-world test; Red's effort to redeem herself is finally rewarded. A familiar figure returns to Litchfield.

star 7.84
3,525 votes
Directors: S.J. Clarkson
Writers: Lauren Morelli
Thirsty Bird

#19 - Thirsty Bird

Season 2 - Episode 1

Piper's world is turned upside down when she is forced to confront the consequences of her actions and face new challenges.

star 7.83
4,297 votes
Directors: Jodie Foster
Writers: Jenji Kohan, Tara Herrmann
The Reverse Midas Touch

#20 - The Reverse Midas Touch

Season 5 - Episode 10

Taystee tries to keep the negotiations on track. Angie comes up with an idea for fixing Leanne's finger. Piscatella's past is revealed.

star 7.82
2,428 votes
Directors: Laura Prepon
Writers: Rebecca Angelo; Lauren Schuker Blum
Work That Body for Me

#21 - Work That Body for Me

Season 4 - Episode 1

With a major security breach and a lot of new inmates, Caputo has to call in the big guns. Things get a little too real for Crazy Eyes and Lolly.

star 7.81
4,307 votes
Directors: Andrew McCarthy
Writers: Jenji Kohan
Take a Break from Your Values

#22 - Take a Break from Your Values

Season 2 - Episode 11

Piper is shocked at an unexpected change in her status; Soso's hunger strike attracts new support that takes on a religious fervor.

star 7.78
3,631 votes
Writers: Nick Jones
It Sounded Nicer in My Head

#23 - It Sounded Nicer in My Head

Season 4 - Episode 7

Paranoia strikes deep for Lolly and Judy, aggravating an already tense situation. Red sticks to a Russian tradition for an important occasion.

star 7.76
3,481 votes
Directors: Mark A. Burley
Writers: Jenji Kohan
Bunny, Skull, Bunny, Skull

#24 - Bunny, Skull, Bunny, Skull

Season 4 - Episode 10

The movie night selection becomes controversial. Aleida makes an adjustment. Piper worries the prison punishments are getting medieval.

star 7.76
3,373 votes
Friends in Low Places

#25 - Friends in Low Places

Season 4 - Episode 8

A new work detail doesn't go over well with the inmates. Judy seeks help from Poussey. Maria finds a place she can conduct business.

star 7.75
3,383 votes
Directors: Phil Abraham
Writers: Jenji Kohan