The BEST Episodes of Orange Is the New Black

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 20, 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.

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 8.56
2,852 votes
Writers: Jenji Kohan
Here's Where We Get Off

#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.

star 8.51
498 votes
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
3,307 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 8.33
2,974 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
953 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 8.14
2,248 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
2,487 votes
It Was the Change

#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.

star 8.08
2,638 votes
Directors: Phil Abraham
Writers: Sara Hess
The Animals

#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.

star 8.06
3,181 votes
The Big House

#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.

star 8.05
459 votes
Tall Men with Feelings

#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.

star 8.05
2,895 votes
Writers: Lauren Morelli
Bora Bora Bora

#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.

star 8.04
2,989 votes
Directors: Andrew McCarthy
Writers: Nick Jones
Little Mustachioed Shit

#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.

star 7.99
2,625 votes
Writers: Sian Heder
Fucksgiving

#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.

star 7.98
3,030 votes
Directors: Michael Trim
Writers: Sian Heder
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 7.95
2,879 votes
Directors: Andrew McCarthy
Writers: Sara Hess
Thirsty Bird

#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.

star 7.94
3,147 votes
Directors: Jodie Foster
Writers: Tara Herrmann, Jenji Kohan
40 Oz. of Furlough

#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.

star 7.92
2,600 votes
Directors: S.J. Clarkson
Writers: Lauren Morelli
God Bless America

#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.

star 7.92
468 votes
People Persons

#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.

star 7.91
3,043 votes
Take a Break from Your Values

#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.

star 7.89
2,595 votes
Writers: Nick Jones
Imaginary Enemies

#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.

star 7.84
3,503 votes
Directors: Michael Trim
Writers: Gary Lennon
You Also Have a Pizza

#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.

star 7.84
2,718 votes
Directors: Allison Anders
Writers: Stephen Falk
A Whole Other Hole

#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.

star 7.84
2,822 votes
Directors: Phil Abraham
Writers: Sian Heder
Appropriately Sized Pots

#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.

star 7.84
2,600 votes
Writers: Alex Regnery, Hartley Voss
Hugs Can Be Deceiving

#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.

star 7.83
2,836 votes
Directors: Michael Trim
Writers: Lauren Morelli