Alex stops by to visit Piper and they have a chat before on of the guards comes in and leads Piper away. She waits in line for a case officer with Blanca and Sophia. Alex goes to work for Carol. Piper finds out she is getting released tomorrow. Cindy is still in a bad way but Flaca tries to keep her spirits up. Caputo and Fig are both tense and they fight. Barb and Carol rally their teams. Freida is back in her cell. She gets some stuff from Sophia.
Piper gets back to the block and looks for Alex who is nowhere to be found. She goes to shower and talks to Blanca about getting out. Fantasy Inmate is canceled after the game. McCullogh wants to call off the game. She’s worried about being outnumbered. Closing arguments are made in Taystee’s trial. As the jury deliberates, she talks to Caputo. He tries to keep her spirits up but she has to prepare for the possibility of being found guilty.
Daya has a visit from Aleida and she is high as a kite. Blanca calls her boyfriend and tells him that she is getting out. Alex swings by Piper’s cell and finds out she is getting out as well. Piper isn’t all that thrilled and Alex realizes she completely threw their lives away making a deal with Carol. Hopper gets home and finds Aleida distraught about Daya.
First think in the morning, Nikki goes to see Lorna. There is something crazy happening. Alex leads Piper through the halls and sneaks into the rec room. Nikki and Lorna are there to celebrate their prison wedding. Nikki presides. Piper makes Alex promise to get out asap. Flaca and Cindy turn up to do their show and are happy for Alex and Piper.
Luschek sees Gloria in solitary to try and apologize. She tells him that the game will be a bloodbath but knows he still won’t do anything. After she chats with Red. Someone comes to get Taystee. They have a verdict. Guilty. Caputo confronts swat guy and gets punched in the face. Nikki talks to Lorna and finally gets through that the war is dumb. They don’t go outside. Meanwhile Piper and Alex have a chat before Piper heads out and Alex heads to the kickball war with a shiv.
Lorna and Nikki are hiding out but they make noise and Nikki goes out to take the fall. She heads to the game. In the closet, Lorna goes into labor. Teams go out, Carol and Barb hide. They are going to the safe block to go after Frieda. Suzanne doesn’t want to go to the game and leave Frieda behind. Frieda tries to tell her nicely to go but it doesn’t work so she gets nasty. The teams get outside and it seems like Maria is second guessing.
Penn and Suzanne don’t know about the war but they wander out. Maria is desperate to stop things. She goes to McCullogh who hesitates but helps her out. They pick new teams. Luschek sees that the game is starting and flees. Caputo goes to MCC’s big party to talk to Fig. She’s nice and cleans him up. Cindy and Flaca announce the game and talk about feeling guilty. The teams have noticed Carol and Barb aren’t there but they are still all systems go. Suzanne kicks as Badison calls for attack but the outfielder plays the ball instead. They all play the game and smile.
Alex points out to Badison that Carol isn’t even there and Nikki does the same to Daddy about Barb. Speaking of, they are inside fighting in the closet. They argue and end up killing each other. Piper goes through the release process while the inmates on the field have fun. Lorna makes it to medical. At the party, Linda announces to the media and shareholders that MCC will now have an immigration facility. Those being released are split into two groups. One line leads outside while the other leads to an ICE bus. Blanca sobs. Her man waits outside the gate with flowers. Piper’s brother picks her up as Taystee is brought back to max.
I’m not gonna watch the next season, assuming there is one. I really have no use for this show. It just took a turn this year and I don’t have any interest in what happens next. I feel really bad for Blanca and her man. Otherwise I’m done.