While season two of Orange is the New Black was pretty great, you wouldn’t be alone in thinking that something was indeed…missing. More than likely, that something was Alex, Laura Prepon’s devious drug dealer and Piper’s love interest.
Ahead of season two, there were rumors that Prepon wouldn’t appear at all, then she’d be in one episode, then in three. I think three was indeed the magic number in the end, but suffice to say she was in no way a major part of the season. But now? That’s about to change. Spoilers follow.
Prepon has revealed that she’ll be in every episode of season three, thanks to a freer shooting schedule this time around.
“It sucked because [show creator] Jenji Kohan and I wanted me to be in it more, but with the schedule, it didn’t happen,” Prepon told Us Weekly at the Critics’ Choice awards. “I was so bummed out. But I handled it, so I’m in every [episode] in season three. It is so good.”
That’s good news for Alex fans, and the show as a whole. But when she returns, will she be a friend or foe to Piper? Both have betrayed each other so many times I’ve lost count. Alex was the reason Piper was in jail in the first place, and she screwed her over again in court. But now Piper is the reason that Alex is back in jail, after ratting her out to her probation officer. Though really, it was her own good.
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