OINTB fans are likely getting their popcorn ready as we speak, as season 7 drops on Netflix on Friday 26 July.
It’s a bittersweet excitement, however, as this will be the final series of the beloved prison show that’s birthed a million memes and plenty of acting careers to boot.
For the uninitiated, the show focuses on a woman called Piper Chapman, who’s sent to jail on drugs charges from her wild younger years. Forced to leave her middle-class life and fiance, and adapt to life in Litchfield Women’s Prison, she encounters people from all walks of life, and sees brand new sides of herself, too.
Although many of the characters’ backstories are looked at in the show, the main plot thread is Piper’s journey.
However, fans will know that on the last episode of season 6, Piper was granted early release and left Litchfield. So will she be involved in the action for the finale?
If you remember the last episode, it featured Piper leaving the prison and meeting her brother Cal. It finished on him asking her ‘So, what are you gonna do now?’ as Piper stares off into the distance.
Alex Vause and Piper had recently had a prison wedding, Taystee had been sent down for a murder she didn’t commit, and Blanca Flores had been shipped away to an immigration detention centre. Basically, we were left on a major cliffhanger about what was going to happen next.
Thankfully, not only will Piper be back, we’ll also get to see the fates of the other inmates we’ve grown to love (and sometimes hate).
In terms of Piper, the show will be looking at how she fares in the outside world, getting used to life while not incarcerated. We won’t spoil anything else for you, though. You can ride that rollercoaster yourself.