Multiple sources have confirmed to Buzzfeed that, assuming OITNB gets renewed for a third season, Prepon (pictured above on set) will return as a full-time series regular. That's a major relief to fans who are still in the fetal position over the news that her character, Alex Vause, will appear in just four episodes of season two, which premieres on June 6.
Apparently, the former That '70s Show actress was reluctant to commit to a regular role after filming the Netflix series' first season. She had originally only signed on for one measly episode in season two, but that has since been extended to four episodes. (We'd prefer 13, but beggars can't be choosers.)
While we have little doubt that OITNB will get a third season, several questions remain in terms of plot. Will Alex be released from prison? Transferred from Litchfield? Banished to solitary confinement for months on end? As long as she comes back to rekindle some inmate intimacies, we're happy either way. (Buzzfeed)