Prison is a small world, but this drama is getting bigger
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In the debut season of Orange is the new black, Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling) arrived at Litchfield federal prison to serve a 15-month sentence for smuggling drug money to her ex-girlfriend Alex (Laura Prepon). Once inside, she spilled the secrets of her fellow inmates to her writer fiancé and cheated on him with Alex. In Season 2, Piper’s jailbird pal Nicky (Natasha Lyonne) sits her down for a chat. “It’s great to see you evolving, Piper,” Nicky says, “getting past the whole ‘I’m the star of my own movie and everyone else’s too’ complex.”
Nicky is being a little sarcastic, but her snark is also a meta-comment on how much Netflix’s best original series has evolved.