"This isn't home. This is not home." Those are the first words spoken by Uzo Aduba's Crazy Eyes upon entering Orange Is the New Black's newest location: maximum security prison. With the comparatively relaxing Litchfield Penitentiary now just a riot-stricken memory, the show's female prisoners are heading into a wider world of complications and problems, with a new batch of inmates and guards to keep everyone on edge. But there's someone missing from the first big Orange Is the New Black trailer seen below, and there's also a familiar face that fans haven't seen in a while. Check it out!
As viewers might agree, this trailer seemingly features as many characters as there are people in real prisons, and the editing is such that so many potentially big moments get teased in rapid-fire cuts. But among all those many snippets, one former Litchfield prisoner remained entirely absent, with Laura Prepon's Alex possibly having been transported to a different location.
That would be a huge blow to Piper, since she and Alex got engaged in Season 5's penultimate episode, which would have taken place just over a week from where Season 6 will kick the narrative off. It's likely that the producers are keeping Alex's fate a secret for now to build up anticipation for where she'll be seen next. It hasn't been reported that Prepon would be taking a lesser role in Season 6, so we'll just have to wait and see.
On the flip side of things, Orange is the New Black fans will thankfully get to reconnect with the intriguing personality of Lori Petty's ever-paranoid Lolly, who hasn't been seen since Season 4. It was then that she helped Alex in killing, hacking up and burying the faux guard who'd attacked Alex in the greenhouse. After the body was discovered, Healy ended up sending Lolly to the psych ward near the end of Season 4, and her fate has been a mystery ever since. Looks like she'll be getting more to do in Season 6, though.
Beyond those two characters, let's talk the rest of the Season 6 trailer. The new location is apparently all about colors, though it's not entirely a race-related issue, but rather the shade of prison uniforms that the prisoners are wearing. There are rivalries between groups that threaten to destroy the relationships of Litchfield's elite, who find themselves spread out among the rest of the prison population. Blue vs. Khaki! Blue vs. Khaki!
It also looks like some major pressure is coming from up high with hopes that the women will come clean about the riots and deaths that went down in Season 5, and probably well before that. (Litchfield's problems did not start up spontaneously, that's for sure.) And while they may be some of the toughest personalities while behind bars, can Black Cindy, Daya, Blana, Gloria and the rest make it through their interrogations fully intact? Or will they trade information for freedom?
Also, where the hell did Joel pick up his boffo hip moves?