First off, the cover. Besides wild eyes — even, say, Crazy Eyes — from all of the actresses, there's a giant knife front and center. Let's just say it's a hint of what's to come in the new episodes, and series creator Jenji Kohan gave an ominous tip to the magazine. "We had a theme for season two: a little darker, a little more fractured," she said. "We wanted to explore the groups one at a time. It was getting a little summer-campy, and we wanted to address the realities that this is prison."
For us viewers, EW reports that we'll get dark backstories on characters like Lorna and Taystee, and a scary new prisoner addition to Litchfield. You can get more deets by grabbing this week's issue of Entertainment Weekly, but we've also got a little sneak peek at the very first scene of season two. Head to the next page to see Piper in a very bad place (Read: solitary confinement. Again.) (Entertainment Weekly)