… only for four episodes. Rumors have been swirling around the internet for months. Will the Alex Vause character, played by Laura Prepon, return to Orange is the New Black for Season 2 and if so for how long? It turns out our favorite be-speckled, drug importing, snitch will return, albeit only for four episodes.

I’m not sure if Netflix truly realizes what it is losing. Laura Prepon brings a depth to the role that allows viewers to feel compassion towards what would otherwise be a thoroughly unlikeable character. Plus, the chemistry between Alex and Piper (Taylor Schilling) is off the charts. Alex is the only character that truly understands Piper and forces Piper to really examine herself. When we say farewell to Pipex we will be losing one of the best lesbian couples on TV. Granted there are other lesbian characters on the show to carry the gay torch. However, they will have a very hard time filling Alex Vause’s large black boots. We can always hold out hope for Alex’s return in season 3, if there is one.

Season 1 of Orange is the New Black is available now on Netflix Streaming. It will be coming out on DVD in 2014.


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