Visiting hours at Litchfield are about to come to an end. The final season of Orange Is the New Black premieres on Friday, July 26, roughly a year after season six dropped. You’ve probably consumed thousands of hours of TV in between then and now, so it’s completely understandable to have only a hazy recollection of what happened the last time you checked in on Piper, Suzanne, Alex, Red, Nicky, Gloria, Taystee and the rest of the OITNB gang. We’re here to help.
Season six found the characters in a whole new world: Maximum security. The minimum-security facility was shut down following the season five riot.
The women who were united at the end of season five—Alex (Laura Prepon), Piper (Taylor Schilling), Taystee (Danielle Brooks), Nicky (Natasha Lyonne), Red (Kate Mulgrew), Black Cindy (Adrienne C. Moore), Frieda (Dale Soules), Suzanne (Uzo Aduba), Blanca (Laura Gomez) and Gloria (Selenis Leyva)—found themselves under instance scrutiny as officials looked to pin the riot on inmates.
Here’s what happened with your favorites.