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What Might Be In Store For ‘Orange Is The New Black’ After Season 6

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Netflix’s comedy/drama Orange Is The New Black radically changed its direction at the end of season 6. With the show heading into it’s seventh and potentially final season, the question becomes: Where does it go from here? Let’s take a look at some potential tools the show may use to develop its story and characters. Spoilers to follow.

Social Commentary On Recent Events

Season 6 ended with a horrific reveal that Blanca Flores is being sent to an immigration detention center. The issue of immigration is a very heavy topic and has been very prevalent in the news here lately. This reveal allows the show to tackle this issue head-on, which is something Orange Is The New Black is known for. Now we move from talking about real life issues to real life people.

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Getting Back To The Source

Orange Is The New Black is based on Piper Kerman’s memoir of the same name. The real-life Piper got out of prison early, much like the fictional Piper, only serving 13 months of a 15-month sentence. The show is now able to parallel the fictional and real-life Piper even more by telling the story of Piper’s post-prison experiences. Maybe she will even write a memoir? Or meet up with a fellow former inmate?

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What’s That Saying? You Can’t Go Home Again

While Piper has been released from prison, it is kept bittersweet. She has no idea where she is going to go or what she is going to do. This parralels the story of a previous inmate that was released, Aleida Diaz. Aleida fell on hard times and had difficulty adjusting to life outside. She is now running a drug smuggling ring that has gotten her own daughter hooked on heroin. Maybe Piper and Aleida will be able to help each other get their respective lives back on track?

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Sometimes Justice Is Not Equal

While things are starting to look up for Piper, the other inmates are having a horrible time. No one understands this more than Taystee Jefferson. She was sentenced to life in prison for a crime she didn’t commit, and the show expertly weaves Piper’s and Taystee’s fates to highlight white privilege. Perhaps the show will use this as a major storyline in season 7 to comment on institutionalized racism. This would lead to some heartbreaking conflict. Finally, we check in on some familiar faces.

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Bigger Roles For Supporting Characters

At the end of the fifth season, the inmates of Litchfield were split into separate busses heading to different prisons. Season 6 followed the core characters and only briefly touched on the inmates from the other bus such as Helen Van Maele, Big Boo, and Ouija. Perhaps season seven will give them a bigger role, allowing Orange Is The New Black to tell stories of people adapting to a new life in three different places. The show has become more focused on the ensemble cast as it has gone on, so this would work perfectly.

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