The BEST Episodes of Orange Is the New Black
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Sep 20, 2019
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 - 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.
#2 - 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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#8 - 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.
#9 - 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.
#10 - 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.
#11 - 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.
#12 - 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.
#13 - 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.
#14 - 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.
#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.
#16 - 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.
#17 - 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.
#18 - 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.
#19 - 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.
#20 - 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.
#21 - Imaginary Enemies
Season 1 - Episode 4
Piper gets to know her stern new roommate; the prisoners prepare a farewell party for one of their own; a misplaced screwdriver has dire consequences.
#22 - You Also Have a Pizza
Season 2 - Episode 6
Love is in the air as the inmates prepare for a Valentine's Day party; Red makes an intriguing new discovery. Larry asks Piper to be his prison mole.
#23 - A Whole Other Hole
Season 2 - Episode 4
Sophia gives the women a much-needed lesson in female anatomy; Morello takes a detour; Larry makes some life changes.
#24 - Appropriately Sized Pots
Season 2 - Episode 8
Piper faces a new backlash over special privileges; Caputo feels pressure to toughen up, resulting in administrative changes.
#25 - Hugs Can Be Deceiving
Season 2 - Episode 3
Piper is challenged by her Soso experience; Morello gets her heart broken; a figure from Taystee's past arrives to disturb the status quo.