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Orange is the New Black

Orange Is the New Black Season 2: 8 Cliffhangers and Burning Questions to Remember

Orange Is the New Black Season 2 is upon us, but before you dive into a weekend's worth of binge watching, you should brush up on the biggest cliffhangers and burning questions from the end of Season 1 right here.

1. What will happen to Piper after the fight? Season 1 ended with Piper Chapman (Tyler Schilling) beating her would-be killer, Pennsatucky (Taryn Manning) half to death. We know that can't be good news for our protagonist, and a sneak peek of the premiere shows her in solitary. But what about her sentence? Will she get more time added on?

2. And what about Pennsatucky? Pennsatucky took a brutal beating, but she also started the fight. Is she OK? Will she earn extra time? Will she try to get revenge on Piper?

3. Are Piper and Larry going to stay together? Get married? Season 1 ended with Piper's relationship with fiancé Larry Bloom (Jason Briggs) up in the air. First they were going to tie the knot while she was still in prison, but then Larry learned that not only had Piper had an affair with Alex (he'd already heard about that), but Piper was the one who initiated it. Now that he can't see his would-be wife as merely the victim of Evil Seductress Alex, he seems less sure about if he wants to commit.

4. What will happen between Daya, Bennett, and Pornstache? Daya (Dascha Polanco) is pregnant with Bennett's (Matt McGorry) kid, but she banged Pornstache (Pablo Schreiber) to try to pin the pregnancy on him... and now he thinks they're in love. Can't wait to see that play out!

5. Who will rule the kitchen? Red (Kate Mulgrew) has been kicked out of the kitchen for smuggling in goods, but we have a feeling she won't let new kitchen queen Gloria (Selenis Leyva) keep that title without a fight.

6. Will Fig get caught? Near the end of Season 1, we realized that prison administrator Natalie "Fig" Figueroa (Alysia Reiner) is totally corrupt, and has been embezzling from the prison. Will she get caught this year? If not, what lengths will she go to keep it all covered up?

7. Will we ever see Miss Claudette again? Miss Claudette (Michelle Hurst) broke our hearts in Season 1, when her dashed hopes of an early release caused her to attack a guard. She's been hauled off to max security, and at this point, we're wondering if we'll ever see her again.

8. How did all the other women end up in prison? Last season we learned the backstories of some of the characters, but others are still a mystery. We particularly want to know more about Taystee Jefferson (Danielle Brooks), Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren (Uzo Aduba), and Poussey Washington (Samira Wiley).

Orange Is the New Black Season 2 is available on Netflix now!

06.5.2014 / 12:00 AM EDT by Rebecca Martin
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