The Best Episodes of Orange Is the New Black

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.

We Have Manners. We're Polite.

#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.

star 8.58
2,669 votes
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Can't Fix Crazy

#2 - 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 8.36
2,776 votes
Directors: Michael Trim
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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 8.35
3,137 votes
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Storm-y Weather

#4 - 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 8.16
1,973 votes
Directors: Jesse Peretz
Trust No Bitch

#5 - 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
2,331 votes
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It Was the Change

#6 - 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 8.08
2,472 votes
Directors: Phil Abraham
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Tall Men with Feelings

#7 - 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 8.07
2,690 votes
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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 8.07
3,021 votes
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Bora Bora Bora

#9 - 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 8.05
2,785 votes
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Fucksgiving

#10 - 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 8.00
2,819 votes
Directors: Michael Trim
Little Mustachioed Shit

#11 - 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 8.00
2,464 votes
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Thirsty Bird

#12 - 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 7.97
2,937 votes
Directors: Jodie Foster
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Fool Me Once

#13 - 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 7.96
2,675 votes
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40 Oz. of Furlough

#14 - 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 7.94
2,424 votes
Directors: S.J. Clarkson
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People Persons

#15 - 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 7.91
2,896 votes
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Take a Break from Your Values

#16 - 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 7.91
2,428 votes
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You Also Have a Pizza

#17 - 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.

star 7.86
2,547 votes
Directors: Allison Anders
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A Whole Other Hole

#18 - 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.

star 7.85
2,642 votes
Directors: Phil Abraham
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Imaginary Enemies

#19 - 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.

star 7.85
3,245 votes
Directors: Michael Trim
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Appropriately Sized Pots

#20 - 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.

star 7.85
2,428 votes
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Hugs Can Be Deceiving

#21 - 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.

star 7.84
2,645 votes
Directors: Michael Trim
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Lesbian Request Denied

#22 - Lesbian Request Denied

Season 1 - Episode 3

Targeted for romance by a fellow prisoner, Piper finds that subtlety is an ineffective approach to letting her suitor down.

star 7.82
3,314 votes
Directors: Jodie Foster
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WAC Pack

#23 - WAC Pack

Season 1 - Episode 6

The inmates campaign along racial lines for positions on a prisoners council, but Piper tries to stay above the increasingly raucous competition.

star 7.80
2,986 votes
Directors: Michael Trim
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The Reverse Midas Touch

#24 - 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 7.79
1,993 votes
Directors: Laura Prepon
Work That Body for Me

#25 - 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 7.79
3,773 votes
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