All The New Backstories We Learned In OITNB Season 5

Lost ins't the only show that loves a good thematically-appropriate character flashback. Although the cult favorite ABC series originated modern TV's obsessions with peeking into a single character's past throughout a single episode, Orange Is The New Black raised the bar on the technique. Since the beginning of the Netflix series, we've gotten eye-opening looks at the pre-Litchfield Penitentiary lives of our favorite and least favorite prison denizens.
That much-appreciated OITNB trope has continued into the brand new season 5. In 2017's installments of the drama, we get to investigate what exactly makes everyone from the villainous corrections officer Desi Piscatella (Brad William Henke) to the enigmatic Frieda Berlin (Dale Soules) tick. Plus, we get new looks into the pasts of Taystee Jefferson (Danielle Brooks), "Red" Reznikov (Kate Mulgrew) and lovebirds Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling) and Alex Vause (Laura Prepon).
Since you're probably binging Orange at warp speed, it's hard to remember each and every detail of these character's backstories. So, we went back and recapped all the flashbacks for you. Scroll through the gallery for a emotional walk down OITNB memory lane.
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