Orange Is the New Black: Finger in the Dyke
June 14, 2015 8:43 PM - Season 3, Episode 4 - Subscribe

Big Boo comes up with a scheme to make money. Daya, Taystee and Crazy Eyes confront reality. Caputo tries to make a good impression on some visitors.
posted by schnee (11 comments total)
I thought for sure that Boo's scam would have gone on longer.
posted by neilbert at 7:44 AM on June 15, 2015

I thought it was obvious that she wasn't going to be able to keep it up based on her attitude in the flashbacks. Might have been interesting to see prison have such an effect on her that she'd be willing to lie as she never had before, but I liked this outcome. Boo isn't a nice or good person but her conviction and bravery are admirable.
posted by chaiminda at 1:11 PM on June 15, 2015 [1 favorite]

I hope they're going somewhere (other than this) with the Boo/Pennsatucky friendship. I feel like the writers don't know what to do with Pennsatucky anymore so they're trying out different pairings with her.
posted by donajo at 3:01 PM on June 15, 2015

I liked this episode - I'm happy to see Pennsatucky waking up little by little. Aw that poor little lunatic. She reminds me of Pete Campbell from Mad Men.

I'm finding it hard to comment on each episode having marathonned it on Saturday. To me it's one very long movie. I guess I will have to watch it again.
posted by bleep at 6:25 PM on June 15, 2015 [2 favorites]

I always enjoy getting the backstories, but some of them are definitely heartbreaking.

I'm also struggling to comment on each episode having watched it all in a marathon. Maybe that means I'll comment a lot on the last episode?
posted by lucy.jakobs at 5:59 AM on June 16, 2015

I hope they're going somewhere (other than this) with the Boo/Pennsatucky friendship.

I really like the Boo/Pennsatucky friendship so I hope it doesn't change too much. But then, I always like the odd-couple pairings on tv-shows.
posted by Pendragon at 2:28 PM on June 16, 2015 [1 favorite]

I hope they're going somewhere (other than this) with the Boo/Pennsatucky friendship

I like the friendship - it's about the oddest pairing this show could do, and it's nice to see Boo display a side of her that's a bit nurturing/mentoring ("you really need to brush your teeth. Next, let's talk flossing"). I also hope we see a bit of 'Tucky rub off on Boo.
posted by nubs at 3:30 PM on June 16, 2015 [1 favorite]

The embrace between Suzanne and Taystee was heartbreaking, and both actresses played it so well.

I can't wait to see what Mike Birbiglia does with his part. I've heard rumblings in social media, but I'm trying to watch this season slowly. The privatization of Litchfield could be really interesting ground for them to cover.

Boo somehow manages to be a sympathetic character for me, almost no matter what. I think it has a lot to do with Lea DeLaria undercutting whatever bad things Boo does with an edge of humor. Pairing her with 'Tucky is good for both characters, but I miss Nicky. Even though it's believable that Nicky would end up in max, I didn't think Natasha Lyonne would be gone.
posted by gladly at 8:10 PM on June 18, 2015 [1 favorite]

I'm watching this one or two episodes at a time since my current home life doesn't lend itself to marathoning. This is the last episode I've seen, and I'm pretty sure that the Mike Birbiglia character is actually the boss of the whole prison company and he was going "undercover" as the awkward new guy.

Also, the lesbian sex has been more explicit this season than ever before.
posted by matildaben at 10:19 AM on July 15, 2015 [1 favorite]

Piper's brother reminds me a lot of my brother, so I always enjoy episodes where we get to see what he's up to.

Bennett is really disappointing... I thought that him disposing the crib was meant to signify that he wanted to give the baby a fresh start, away from the fucked up family situation, but nope. Sad. Apparently people are directing their anger at Matt McGorry's Instagram.
posted by Fig at 6:18 PM on July 23, 2015

I am laughably late to this thread but I have to write about the show!

I felt like the first three episodes of this season weren't really grounded in much that came before: this is the first episode of this season that felt "on the rails." The aftermath of Vee's death hadn't really been addressed yet, and it was time they brought that in.

I love what they did in this episode with Taystee, Suzanne, and Poussey. The group stilll marginalizes Suzanne more than a little, but she's a catalyst... and a fly in the ointment (echoing the "finger in the dyke" phrase of the title). And Poussey is justifiably angry at Suzanne, but boy did Taystee handle that well. Loved, loved, loved Suzanne's sneaky little smile at the end after Taystee kicked her out of her bed.

The scene where Taystee breaks down crying over Vee with Suzanne... so beautiful. Vee may have been a bad seed but oddly, she still was a positive power of example of self-confidence, at times, to both women, especially for Suzanne.

Boo's rage-fit at Christianist guy? Props to Lea Delaria.

And of all the standout acting on this show, I think my favorite is Taryn Manning. I believe her 100%, every, single, time. Bryan Cranston is the only other person I can think of where that is true.
posted by Sheydem-tants at 7:37 AM on November 8, 2015 [2 favorites]

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