The Best Episodes of Orange Is the New Black

We Have Manners. We're Polite.

#1 - We Have Manners. We're Polite. 8.61

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.

Directors: Constantine Makris
Can't Fix Crazy

#2 - Can't Fix Crazy 8.38

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.

Directors: Michael Trim
Toast Can't Never Be Bread Again

#3 - Toast Can't Never Be Bread Again 8.36

Season 4 - Episode 13

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

Storm-y Weather

#4 - Storm-y Weather 8.30

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.

Directors: Jesse Peretz
Trust No Bitch

#5 - Trust No Bitch 8.11

Season 3 - Episode 13

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

It Was the Change

#6 - It Was the Change 8.10

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.

Directors: Phil Abraham
Tall Men with Feelings

#7 - Tall Men with Feelings 8.10

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.

Directors: Constantine Makris
The Animals

#8 - The Animals 8.08

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.

Bora Bora Bora

#9 - Bora Bora Bora 8.07

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.

Directors: Andrew McCarthy

#10 - Fucksgiving 8.02

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.

Directors: Michael Trim
Little Mustachioed Shit

#11 - Little Mustachioed Shit 8.01

Season 2 - Episode 10

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

Directors: Jennifer Getzinger
Thirsty Bird

#12 - Thirsty Bird 7.99

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.

Directors: Jodie Foster
Fool Me Once

#13 - Fool Me Once 7.98

Season 1 - Episode 12

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

Directors: Andrew McCarthy
40 Oz. of Furlough

#14 - 40 Oz. of Furlough 7.95

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.

Directors: S.J. Clarkson
Take a Break from Your Values

#15 - Take a Break from Your Values 7.93

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.

Directors: Constantine Makris
People Persons

#16 - People Persons 7.93

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.

The Reverse Midas Touch

#17 - The Reverse Midas Touch 7.88

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.

Directors: Laura Prepon
You Also Have a Pizza

#18 - You Also Have a Pizza 7.88

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.

Directors: Allison Anders
A Whole Other Hole

#19 - A Whole Other Hole 7.87

Season 2 - Episode 4

Sophia gives the women a much-needed lesson in female anatomy; Morello takes a detour; Larry makes some life changes.

Directors: Phil Abraham
Imaginary Enemies

#20 - Imaginary Enemies 7.87

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.

Directors: Michael Trim
Appropriately Sized Pots

#21 - Appropriately Sized Pots 7.86

Season 2 - Episode 8

Piper faces a new backlash over special privileges; Caputo feels pressure to toughen up, resulting in administrative changes.

Directors: Daisy von Scherler Mayer
Hugs Can Be Deceiving

#22 - Hugs Can Be Deceiving 7.85

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.

Directors: Michael Trim
Lesbian Request Denied

#23 - Lesbian Request Denied 7.83

Season 1 - Episode 3

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

Directors: Jodie Foster
WAC Pack

#24 - WAC Pack 7.82

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.

Directors: Michael Trim
Tit Punch

#25 - Tit Punch 7.80

Season 1 - Episode 2

After insulting the food in front of the prison chef, Piper is starved out by the kitchen staff and struggles to offer up an acceptable apology.

Directors: Uta Briesewitz