Orange Is the New Black: Season 6 (2018)

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Brutality and humor continue to mesh effectively in a season of Orange Is the New Black that stands as a marked improvement from its predecessor, even if some arcs are more inspired than others.

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Episodes

Air date: Jul 27, 2018

The officers test the mettle of the prison's new blood. Suzanne experiences side effects due to not taking her prescription.

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Ordered to hand out harsh sentences, the feds search for scapegoats. Languishing on paid suspension, Caputo tries to break out of a rut.

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Linda makes a power play, Piper digs for information about Alex, and the women get their first taste of a decades-old feud between cellblocks.

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Aleida struggles to find work on the outside. Backed into a corner, Nicky pleads her case to Red. Taystee reaches out to Caputo for help.

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Pranksters wreak havoc on Halloween. Luschek earns points with the other guards. As Linda faces a crisis, Donuts and Pennsatucky have a change of plans.

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While Daddy deals with backlash, Badison plots revenge. Flaca finds a co-host for her radio show. Lorna discovers that pregnancy has its perks.

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Badison hustles to get back in Carol's good graces. Blanca longs to get pregnant -- and Nicky has a plan. Caputo and Figueroa's relationship evolves.

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Taystee gets fan mail -- and an assist from an old friend. Piper lobbies Luschek to bring back kickball. Aleida tries out a new sales tactic.

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While Daddy buys time with Barb, Daya looks for new ways to bring in oxy. Black Cindy's guilt takes a toll on her body. Red acquires a powerful ally.

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Aleida seizes a business opportunity. An anonymous tip sends Caputo on a stakeout. Luschek tries to help Gloria, who worries she's in danger.

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Picking up one week after the emergency response team stormed Litchfield Penitentiary, the ladies of Litch have been torn apart, literally and figuratively, as they enter a new facility in the sixth season of Orange Is The New Black. Now ​newbies ​they ​must navigate new rules and power dynamics, starting at the bottom, and getting hazed by inmates and tortured by guards. Friendships will be tested and new allegiances formed -- some by choice and others by circumstance -- as the women face a slew of charges from the riot. Will they take plea deals and turn on each other or band together and keep their bonds intact?

Cast & Crew

Taylor Schilling
Piper Chapman
Nick Sandow
Caputo
Adrienne Moore
Cindy Hayes
Dale Soules
Frieda Berlin
Uzo Aduba
Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren
Selenis Leyva
Gloria Mendoza
Dascha Polanco
Dayanara Diaz
Yael Stone
Lorna Morello
Natasha Lyonne
Nicky Nichols
Taryn Manning
Pennsatucky
Kate Mulgrew
Galina "Red" Reznikov
Jackie Cruz
Marisol "Flaca" Gonzales
Matt Peters
Joel Luschek
Laura Gómez
Blanca Flores
Laura Prepon
Alex Vause
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Critic Reviews for Orange Is the New Black Season 6

All Critics (37) | Top Critics (17)

The writing, always very good and this year aided and abetted by local novelist Merritt Tierce, is even better when it's focused on the characters that have -- in fits and starts -- been so vividly brought to life.

Sep 20, 2018 | Full Review…

Some episodes are dazzling, some sloppy, but Orange and its creator, Jenji Kohan, are still pulling off tricks and twists that few other shows dare attempt.

Jul 27, 2018 | Full Review…

Fans who hated the fifth season should mostly love the sixth, which is a return to normal, or as "normal" as OITNB ever gets. But the end does feel a little bit closer.

Jul 27, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
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It restores the sense of discovery that season one held, back when Piper learned the ways of prison life - only this time, it places almost all of the cast favourites in a newborn state... But it isn't quite back to its best.

Aug 7, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Season 6 continues to provide commentary, regardless of how socially inept it may come across, on privilege, fragility and those who are complicit with being a part of systems of oppression.

Nov 13, 2019 | Full Review…

Luckily though, the web hit has once again found its footing in its latest season, a return to form with the show once again spinning fascinatingly dark and twisted tales.

Apr 12, 2019 | Full Review…

Season six brings in some new faces and keeps us rooting for our favorite jailbirds, but at the same time we wonder for how much longer it can keep going.

Aug 24, 2018 | Full Review…

Dark, glorious, bizarrely redemptive.

Aug 15, 2018 | Full Review…

I think this season rediscovered those moments of humanity, and the show was stronger for it.

Jul 31, 2018 | Full Review…

Don't believe the lack of hype. Though not as exciting or dynamic as it used to be, the series retains its ability to be moving and surprising.

Jul 31, 2018 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

It's hard to determine where to put your care -- and your focus -- when the threat of a familiar face or a whole new backstory lurks behind every door.

Jul 30, 2018 | Full Review…

Although Season 6 wasn't the series' best work by far, it was a stark reminder of how good Orange is when it brings in fresh blood and new perspectives rather than clinging to the old.

Jul 30, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Orange Is the New Black: Season 6

  • Apr 02, 2020
    christ i feel like shooting myself watching this. Why does it show every single screw as a complete twat its so false seriously im so glad its over 2 seasons to late.
  • Aug 14, 2019
    Please start making these again!
  • Jul 01, 2019
    暴動始まってから意外と人気ないのね。 俺は結構好きなんだけど。 特にこのシーズンの最後は完璧だよね。 パイパーのグラウンドを見つめる表情がなんとも言えず素晴らしい。 最終シーズンは本当に期待している。ロシアンドール最高だったからニッキーも早く見たい!!
  • Feb 01, 2019
    Between 2.5 and (very close) 2 stars. This TV series always showed that justice had nothing to do with the future of its characters, and although we could forgive the not-too-much-respect to their own plots and specific figures, it seems to me that they have played much to be cruel. Anyway, last season lost much respect to the previous one because (although sisters story) was amusing, it lost the point respect to the destiny of the characters we were following it for.
  • Dec 23, 2018
    I have had a relative gap between my last two dosages of Orange is the New Black which I think is to my benefit. After a fifth season that didn't particularly strike a cord with me, it was good to see an improvement in proceedings with season six. Still, it doesn't match the quality of earlier seasons. Starting strongly, the season does lag a little in the middle, but claws it back towards the end. However, the season's ending does not match the strength of previous seasons but is still good and engaging. The antagonists, while good, do not match the brilliance of past seasons. Still, it was refreshing to see a new setting and the introduction of new inmates, and it was an injection of pace that was much needed. Season six sets up the last season strongly and is a recommended watch.
  • Dec 22, 2018
    Did not enjoy it as much as other seasons, although the final payoff was worth it. Badison was irritating. The Denning sisters were my favourite part.
  • Sep 30, 2018
    The cast OITNB never ceases to blow my mind. This is without a doubt the most talented troop of actors ever assembled in the history of television. The writing and directing is the tightest of any series out there. It's poignant, illuminating, and hilarious all at the same time. OITNB definitely makes my list of best TV series of all time.
  • Sep 28, 2018
    i was in the middle of the 6th episode, watching everything in fast speed and getting almost no enjoyment out of it, when i thought to myself, why am i still watching this garbage? so i stopped (1 viewing)
  • Sep 22, 2018
    Season 6 is boring. They forgot the comedy part of the show.
  • Sep 17, 2018
    There are just too many characters, storylines and moving parts to give this show any traction or cohesion. Sometimes it clicks other times it doesn't. It needs to go away after next year before it completely jumps the shark.

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