The prison is like a pressure cooker for relationship drama in Orange is the New Black — and sometimes, it's hard to keep track. Ladies are engaged on the outside but in love on the inside, guards fall in love with inmates, and occasionally, long-standing crushes from pre-prison life come back to haunt someone.
Never fear! We have not only an infographic for your reference (click on it for full-size), but all the details below. Read up and get ready for tomorrow's big Season 2 release!
Piper Chapman and Larry Bloom
Details: Despite a whole host of issues, Piper (Taylor Schilling) and Larry (Jason Biggs), engaged before Piper got locked up, are still trying to make it work. Kind of.
Piper Chapman and Alex Vause
Current: Not really
Status: Long, wistful glances across the room, talking tons of crap about each other all the time
Details: Piper and Alex (Laura Prepon) went down for the same thing — while Piper was dating Alex, she did her the solid of smuggling drug money in Europe.
Piper Chapman and Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren
Status: Long, drawn-out, unrequited crush
Details: Suzanne (Uzo Aduba) has a big ol' crush on Piper — like, following her around while performing poetry in her honor crush — but Piper does not reciprocate. Toward the end of the first season, Suzanne started to back off a little.
Nicky Nichols and Lorna Morello
Status: Ex-hookup partners
Details: These two were theoretically just hooking up, but emotional attachment lurked below the surface. Lorna Morello (Yael Stone) called things off with Nicky (Natasha Lyonne), since she has a fiance on the outside.
Nicky Nichols and Alex Vause
Current: We'll see!
Status: Second base (depending on how you call 'em)
Details: Nicky and Alex got into some heavy petting at the prison holiday party in the Season 1 finale — and we're expecting some drama to surface from that come tomorrow.
Lorna Morello and Fiance, Christopher
Details: Lorna is determined to make it work with her fiance, whom we haven't met yet. This totally breaks Nicky's heart.
Carrie "Big Boo" Black and Mercy Valduto
Details: We might not see much of this drama this season, since Mercy's out and her girlfriend at the time of release is dead — but we saw some Season 1 drama from Big Boo (Lea DeLaria)'s ex-girlfriend dating the tragic Tricia Miller.
Tricia Miller and Mercy Valduto
Status: SAD TIMES
Details: Mercy and Tricia had a super-cute, super-committed relationship, but soon after Mercy's release, Tricia OD'd on drugs she got from Pornstache.
Dayanara "Daya" Diaz and John Bennett
Status: Expecting parents
Details: Daya (Dascha Polanco) and Bennett (Matt McGorry) were in a super-cute, super-discreet relationship — despite some drama, like Daya's mom trying to hook up with Bennett — until Daya got pregnant, leading to...
Daya and George "Pornstache" Mendez
Current: Well, current drama? Yes.
Details: Pornstache (Pablo Schreiber) is kind of the worst, so Daya didn't feel all that bad about trying to pin her pregnancy on him so Bennett wouldn't get in trouble. But Pornstache actually thinks there are feelings there, a development we'll see more of in Season 2.
Miss Claudette Pelage and Jean Baptiste
Current: Kind of.
Status: Besties, maybe more.
Details: Miss Claudette (Michelle Hurst) is totally bonkers for Jean Baptiste (James McDaniel), who first brought her to America — and eventually, becomes her first-ever visitor. It's kind of unclear how Jean-Baptiste feels about her.
Joe Caputo and Susan Fischer
Current: In crush only.
Details: Prison guard Susan (Lauren Lapkus) has a boyfriend, but admin official Joe Caputo (Nick Sandow) keeps doing sad sack stuff like giving her flowers. Womp womp.
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Orange Is the New Black returns to Netflix tomorrow, June 6.