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Pennsatucky takes out her vengeance on Alex by going directly to Healy, but Piper is the one who gets punished in the end. Larry learns about Piper's predicament and does everything he can to try and help her out. Piper worries that she is going crazy and hearing voices in SHU.

Episode Info
Episode number: 1x9
Airdate: Thursday July 11th, 2013

Director: Michael Trim
Writer: Sian Heder

Alternate Airdates:

AU (FOX8) Dec 04, 2013

Guest Stars
Abigail SavageAbigail Savage
As Gina Murphy
Adrienne C. MooreAdrienne C. Moore
As Black Cindy
Annie GoldenAnnie Golden
As Norma
Beth FowlerBeth Fowler
As Sister Ingalls
Cathy CurtinCathy Curtin
As Wanda Bell
Constance ShulmanConstance Shulman
As Yoga Jones
Danielle BrooksDanielle Brooks
As Tasha 'Taystee' Jefferson
Dascha PolancoDascha Polanco
As Dayanara Diaz
Elizabeth RodriguezElizabeth Rodriguez
As Aleida Diaz
Emma MylesEmma Myles
As Leanne Taylor
Jessica PimentelJessica Pimentel
As Maria Ruiz
Joel Marsh GarlandJoel Marsh Garland
As S. O'Neill
Kaipo SchwabKaipo Schwab
As Igme Dimaguiba
Lauren LapkusLauren Lapkus
As Susan Fischer
Laverne CoxLaverne Cox
As Sophia Burset
Lea DeLariaLea DeLaria
As Big Boo
Lolita FosterLolita Foster
As Eliqua Maxwell
Maria DizziaMaria Dizzia
As Polly Harper
Matt McGorryMatt McGorry
As John Bennett
Michael ChernusMichael Chernus
As Cal Chapman
Natasha LyonneNatasha Lyonne
As Nicky Nichols
Nick SandowNick Sandow
As Joe Caputo
Nick Stevenson (1)Nick Stevenson (1)
As Pete Harper
Pablo SchreiberPablo Schreiber
As George 'Pornstache' Mendez
Robert StantonRobert Stanton
As Maury Kind
Samira WileySamira Wiley
As Poussey Washington
Sebastian LacauseSebastian Lacause
As Fahri
Selenis LeyvaSelenis Leyva
As Gloria Mendoza
Tanya WrightTanya Wright
As Crystal
Taryn ManningTaryn Manning
As Tiffany 'Pennsatucky' Doggett
Tracee ChimoTracee Chimo
As Neri Feldman
Uzo AdubaUzo Aduba
As Suzanne 'Crazy Eyes' Warren
Vicky JeudyVicky Jeudy
As Janae Watson
Carla BrandbergCarla Brandberg
As The Voice
Carol StanzioneCarol Stanzione
As Shannon Brown
Chike JohnsonChike Johnson
As Ladrius Wells
Emma FisherEmma Fisher
As Rich Girl
Glenn FarnhamGlenn Farnham
As Dennis Warren
Kim DirectorKim Director
As Diane Vause
Lawton PasekaLawton Paseka
As Lee Burley
Mary BoyerMary Boyer
As Pat Warren
Rachel ResheffRachel Resheff
As Alex 10 Years Old
Sabrina CarpenterSabrina Carpenter
As Jessica Wedge
Main Cast
Taylor SchillingTaylor Schilling
As Piper Chapman
Michael HarneyMichael Harney
As Sam Healy
Kate MulgrewKate Mulgrew
As Galina 'Red' Reznikov
Laura PreponLaura Prepon
As Alex Vause
Michelle HurstMichelle Hurst
As Miss Claudette Pelage
Jason BiggsJason Biggs
As Larry Bloom


Red puts together Thanksgiving dinner as she talks to Nicky. Red goes into a box of Neptune’s Produce. She takes a plastic bag out of the lettuce and sticks it down her shirt. Then she goes to the washroom stall and dumps the plastic bag of pills down the toilet...

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Episode Notes
Flashbacks: The flashbacks featured in this episode of 'Orange is the New Black' focus on Alex's life before she was in prison.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
KelisMilkshakePiper and Alex dance at Taystee's party.
LeaguesWalking BackwardsPiper is finally released from SHU.

Episode Quotes
Daya: That smells nasty. What's it made of?
Gloria: You don't want to know.

Pornstache: Listen up turd-bags. We're going to let you have your little going away party, but do not make out lives more difficult afterwards by hanging yourself. With a sheet, or a tampon string, or whatever the f--k you like to get all arts-and-craftsy with. No Thanksgiving suicides! Chapman! What are we not to do on this day of thanks?
Piper: Commit suicide?
Pornstache: Exactly.

Taystee: I'm scared.
Poussey: Nothing out there gonna be scarier than this shit.
Taystee: Shit, I've been in institutions my whole life. I was a ward of the state till I was sixteen, then juvy. I got no skills.
Miss Claudette: Well now you're just lying. You've worked in that law library for two years. You know more than my public defender.
Taystee: Yeah, but out there you need real school for that stuff. No one's going to take me seriously.
Miss Claudette: You're a smart girl. You like to play the clown, but you've got a lot to offer this world. This is not a life, Taystee.

Sophia: Crystal is in love with her pastor.
Sister Ingalls: I'm not surprised. A lot of women lust after their pastors, it's very common. Pastors can do that, Priests have to learn to bounce their eyes.
Sophia: Uh, what's that?
Sister Ingalls: They never stay focused on a member of the opposite sex for too long. That's how I watch every Russell Crowe movie.

Episode Goofs

When Piper and Alex are hanging up Taystee's going away banner, it changes from being pulled tight to sagging several times between shots.


When Healy wishes Piper a Happy Thanksgiving while she is in the SHU you can very faintly see in the reflection on the glass that she has her back turned to him. However, when the camera angle changes, Piper is facing the glass.


When Alex gets out of the shower the lenses on her glasses are cracked. She tapes the glasses together. However, later in the episode, when Alex and Nicky talk in the cafeteria the tape on her glasses is neater and the lenses are crack free.

Cultural References
Heidi Klum: When Piper is at the salon getting her hair done, Sophia tells her that everything is going to be fine and that she is going to make her look like Heidi Klum.

Heidi Klum is a German model and fashion designer.

X-Men: When one of the inmates tells Alex that Pennsatucky is a "defender of the unborn," Alex tells her that that sounds like the title of a bad 'X-Men' movie.

'X-Men' is the title of a comic book series from the Marvel Universe.

JonBenét Ramsey: When Alex sees Piper with her hair done, she tells her that she looks like JonBenét Ramsey.

JonBenét Ramsey was an American child beauty pageant queen who was murdered in 1996.

Clerks: When Pornstache orders everyone out of the kitchen so that he can threaten Red he calls Norma "Silent Bob".

"Silent Bob" is a character from the 1994 film 'Clerks.,' played by Kevin Smith.

Steve Buscemi: Piper's brother tells Polly and her husband that their baby looks like Steve Buscemi.

Steve Buscemi is an American actor, writer and director.

Russell Crowe: Sister Ingalls tells Sophia that she has to avoid looking at Russell Crowe too long when she watches his movies.

Russell Crowe is a New Zealand born actor, film producer and musician.

Episode References
Season 1, Episode 8: Pornstache found out how things were being smuggled into the prison in 1x08 "Moscow Mule."

Other Episode Crew

CastingJennifer Euston
Unit Production ManagerNeri Kyle Tannenbaum  |  David Price (2)
First Assistant DirectorKaren M. Kane
Second Assistant DirectorJason Graham (2)
Staff WriterSian Heder  |  Nick Jones (1)  |  Lauren Morelli
Music EditorMaarten Hofmeijer
Music SupervisorBruce Gilbert (1)
Key GripChris Skutch
Set DecoratorChryss Hionis
Location ManagerLauri Pitkus
Property MasterRachael Weinzimer
Construction CoordinatorVincent Accardi
Script SupervisorSeth Copans
Production CoordinatorAdam Donnelly
Script CoordinatorHartley Voss
Assistant EditorVictoria Lang
Post Production SupervisorArturo Guzman
Re-Recording MixerChris Philp  |  John Chamberlin
GafferJohn Oates (2)
Stunt CoordinatorJennifer Lamb
Art DirectorJordan Jacobs
Post Production CoordinatorMichael Wise
Executive ConsultantPiper Kerman
Sound MixerJoseph White
Production AccountantJen Cox
Casting AssistantSj Allocco
Transportation CaptainDennis Salomone
"A" Camera OperatorOliver Cary
Sound SupervisorJohn Kincade
Department Head Make-upMichal Bigger
Special Effects CoordinatorDoug Coleman
Digital Imaging TechnicianMatthew Selkirk
"B" Camera OperatorPeter Hlinomaz
Wardrobe SupervisorBarbara Hause
Costume DesignJennifer Rogien
Music ClearanceMatthew Lilley
Department Head HairstylistAngela De Angelis
Music ByBrandon Jay  |  Scott Doherty  |  Gwendolyn Sanford
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