Orange Is the New Black Season 2 fleshed out many of our Season 1 favorites, delving into their backstories with the episodic flashbacks that are so central to the structure of the show. In some cases, these flashbacks merely deepened our understanding of the characters; in others, they completely flipped what we thought we knew on its head (looking at you, Morello).
It's a testament to how deep this ensemble is that even after two seasons worth of flashbacks, there are still a lot of characters whose backstories we've yet to see. We're hoping that Season 3 will continue the trend of focusing flashbacks on characters who haven't had them yet.
If it does, here's our pick for the five characters we most want to learn more about.
1. Big Boo. For such an important character, we know shockingly little about Big Boo; for instance, we're not even sure what category of crime she's in for. Drugs? Violence? Theft? No idea, and we're dying to find out, especially after her increased role in Season 2. We're still shocked she turned on Red, and it makes us wonder what she was like on the outside.
2. Norma. There's clearly a lot going on under the hood with Norma, and a flashback might be just the thing to understand her better. Was she always so silent? Where did she learn to sing like that? How did she wind up behind bars? Enquiring minds wants to know.
3. Maria Ruiz. The runner with Maria and her stoic boyfriend was one of our favorite details in Season 2, and now we want to learn much more about her.
4. Blanca Flores. In general, it feels like the Latina crowd has been slightly underrepresented in the backstory department, so we'd be happy to see any of them, but we're particularly intrigued by Blanca. She was smart enough to get a cell phone in and keep it a secret for a while; we have a feeling there's a lot more to her than meets the eye.
5. Any of Red's golden oldies crowd. This entire cast of new characters was great, and we want to learn more about any and all of them!
Of course, there are plenty of other awesome characters who could use fleshing out, so let us know who you most want to learn more about in the comments below!