The BEST Episodes of Orange Is the New Black
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Feb 14, 2020
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.
#1 - Here's Where We Get Off
Season 7 - Episode 13 - Aired Jul 26, 2019
Tearful farewells, emotional tributes, new beginnings. Say goodbye to the women of Litchfield in the series finale.
#2 - We Have Manners. We're Polite.
Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Jun 6, 2014
Several futures hang in the balance as the inmates face and confront their worst nightmares: Life will never be the same again.
#3 - Toast Can't Never Be Bread Again
Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired Jun 17, 2016
Corporate bureaucracy and simmering anger work against Caputo's efforts to keep a sensitive situation under control.
#4 - Can't Fix Crazy
Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Jul 11, 2013
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.
#5 - Be Free
Season 6 - Episode 13 - Aired Jul 27, 2018
Piper gets surprising news and a boost from her friends. The jury returns with a verdict, and the big kickball game is on.
#6 - Storm-y Weather
Season 5 - Episode 13 - Aired Jun 9, 2017
As chaos descends on Litchfield three days into the riot, the inmates wonder what the future holds and seek solace in loved ones.
#7 - Trust No Bitch
Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Jun 12, 2015
Miracles and conversions occur, but Piper and Caputo know that some situations can't be dealt with through spiritual means.
#8 - The Animals
Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired Jun 17, 2016
Alliances shift among the prison "families" as Piscatella and his guards crack down. Poussey, Judy and Alex prefer to look ahead to the future.
#9 - The Big House
Season 7 - Episode 12 - Aired Jul 26, 2019
Taystee meets with a lawyer. As the GED exam looms, Suzanne gives Pennsatucky a pep talk. Gloria faces a dilemma. Alex confronts Piper.
#10 - Tall Men with Feelings
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Jul 11, 2013
The prisoners mourn one of their own and even a drunken Pornstache reveals surprising emotions; Larry gives a revealing radio interview.
#11 - People Persons
Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired Jun 17, 2016
Caputo's leadership is challenged and the inmates are in for a long night of lockdown after workers make an unsettling discovery.
#12 - It Was the Change
Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Jun 6, 2014
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.
#13 - God Bless America
Season 7 - Episode 11 - Aired Jul 26, 2019
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.
#14 - Bora Bora Bora
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Jul 11, 2013
Pennsatucky discovers a new skill; the inmates try to scare delinquent teenagers straight; Pornstache's side business suffers a tragic setback.
#15 - Fool Me Once
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jul 11, 2013
Painful truths reorient several relationships and careers; Pennsatucky feels disrespected by Piper, which is not good; Larry delivers an ultimatum.
#16 - Little Mustachioed Shit
Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 6, 2014
The guards get tougher in a bid to turn up prison contraband; a big, lingering secret is finally revealed.
#17 - Fucksgiving
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Jul 11, 2013
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.
#18 - 40 Oz. of Furlough
Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Jun 6, 2014
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.
#19 - Thirsty Bird
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 6, 2014
Piper's world is turned upside down when she is forced to confront the consequences of her actions and face new challenges.
#20 - The Reverse Midas Touch
Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 9, 2017
Taystee tries to keep the negotiations on track. Angie comes up with an idea for fixing Leanne's finger. Piscatella's past is revealed.
#21 - Work That Body for Me
Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 17, 2016
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.
#22 - Take a Break from Your Values
Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Jun 6, 2014
Piper is shocked at an unexpected change in her status; Soso's hunger strike attracts new support that takes on a religious fervor.
#23 - It Sounded Nicer in My Head
Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired Jun 17, 2016
Paranoia strikes deep for Lolly and Judy, aggravating an already tense situation. Red sticks to a Russian tradition for an important occasion.
#24 - Bunny, Skull, Bunny, Skull
Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 17, 2016
The movie night selection becomes controversial. Aleida makes an adjustment. Piper worries the prison punishments are getting medieval.
#25 - Friends in Low Places
Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired Jun 17, 2016
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.