Just by the heading of this post alone, you need to realize that there are going to be spoilers in here.
So much happened in this season, but like in Weeds previously, I felt like Jenji Kohan took her foot off the pedal a little bit as the series hits a few seasons in.
I’m gonna start out by saying that I was upset about the early exit of Nichols (Natasha Lyonne), and hope that she returns in the future….the way they cut her out was kinda abrupt, and uncalled for
Relationships played a huge role in this season, as Red (Kate Mulgrew) and Healy (Michael Harney) strike up a friendship that exceeds over the language barriers of his wife.
Meanwhile Piper (Taylor Schilling) and Alex (Laura Prepon) vs. Piper and Stella (Ruby Rose) are a big part of things, as we are unsure who our lead character will end up with…or more importantly, is Piper still our lead character?
Piper still plays a large role in the prison, but other characters push their way into the spotlight.
This season does feature some slow parts, just like Season 2 did before this, but at no time during my binge watch did I feel bored, which is important when binging 🙂
Another relationship is the one forced on Doggett (Taryn Manning), which actually made me have feelings for her, in ways that the first few seasons did not.
#PraiseNorma – I’m fairly certain that’s enough said for that storyline 🙂
The turn of Crazy Eyes (Uzo Aduba) into S Warren, and her literotica becoming hit entertainment for the prisoners, making her the newest EL James. Who else can make the line: “The Admiral thrust his pork sword into her squish mitten.” into hilarious comedy?
Throughout all of this Lorna (Yael Stone) goes through multiple penpals/boyfriends before settling on one and marrying(?!?!) him. This to me was a very strange thread in the season, and in her characters storyline.
Following on confusion and strangeness, that ending was just plain weird, as in it didn’t lead me to ideas for what happens at the beginning of Season 4. The last two seasons ended with a bang, quite literally. But this year ended just swimmingly for most of our characters, leaving me with less thoughts and wants for a future season. Oh, I’m sure I’d love Season 4, but I don’t know what “cliffhanger” was left for me to hang onto…unless I missed something?
<Besides the arrival of the “Martha Stewartesque” character in Judy King (Blair Brown) to shake things up in the kitchens.>
One last storyline that doesn’t need much said about it: Black Cindy (Adrienne C. Moore) and her conversion.
Overall this season was very much Soso 😉 bringing it a 9 out of 10.
When all was said and done, I just wanted to go for a swim in Freedom Lake.