With a show like Orange Is the New Black it is easy to become overly attached to your favorite characters. Unfortunately though, with a cast of so many fantastic actors, it is inevitable that sometimes your faves won't get as much screen time as you would like. It is even worse when your favorites are dropped or choose to leave the show. It feels like the writers and actors are cheating you or just don't understand that you know best (since your views are what really matter, right?!).
As I was looking in to season 3 of Orange is the New Black, which premieres on June 12th, I discovered that some of the best characters will not be returning this season. I had to share this discovery with you all, in case other people need to mourn the loss as I do.
Pornstache Is In Jail - But the Wrong One
George "Pornstache" Mendez has been 'wrongfully' jailed and won't appear in season three very often, if at all. In reality, Pablo Schreiber that plays Pornstache has gone off to be one of the leads in HBO comedy [The Brink](series:1177958) with Jack Black and Tim Robbins. Let's hope that is a flop and OITNB gets him back soon.
Sure Pornstache is a grot, but Schreiber and the writers did an incredible job in season 2 to make him a well-rounded character, rather than a stereotypical prison 'screw'. Seeing him in the bar with Bennett helped the viewer to see a different side of Pornstache - still creepy, but a little less in-your-face repulsive!
Oh and did you know that Schreiber is the half brother of Liev Schreiber?
Or that he is surprisingly good-looking in real life? Who knew?!
Let's hope that season 4 sees the grand return of Officer Mendez!
Vee Died in the Season 2 Finale
Vee was a similarly disturbing character, but will also be a great loss for season 3 of Orange Is The New Black (NB: what does it say about me that all my favorites are the creepy characters?).
If you have forgotten those final shocking moments of season 2, here is a little recap for you:
While the meddling, manipulative criminal mastermind (arguably) deservedly got her comeuppance when run over by the van in the dying minutes of the finale, it will be a shame to see Crazy Eyes all alone again, and things will be too easy now that those terrifying death stares aren't being thrown around the dorm.
Vee was mainly a tool to develop Taystee's character and heighten the tension in Litchfield, but Lorraine Toussaint dominated her episodes and created a character that had so much more to offer the show.
If Vee is dead, which one has to assume she is, the show will be poorer for it.
Jason Biggs' Larry Is Not in Season Four
Most fans are thrilled that Larry Biggs won't be in season four. For some unknown reason, they feel that he is unnecessary for the show and are happy to see the back of him. I, on the other hand, will miss his irritating faces and ridiculous relationship with Polly.
Although the scenes with Larry were never enjoyable, they added to Piper's story and allowed viewers to see the life she was missing out on. While it is true that he cheated on Piper, anyone that holds it against him is forgetting all the things that Piper has done and the way she has treated him throughout the series.
I suppose it comes down to how you view prison relationships. Do they count in the real world? No doubt, the one between Alex and Piper does, so Larry shouldn't be dissed based on his cheating. If anything, hate Larry for lines like this, that are particularly cringeworthy when delivered with those puppy dog eyes.
I will miss Larry though. I feel like a break from him is acceptable, but am hoping that he will return to the show in season 4, so the show does not purely revolve around Litchfield, and life outside can be considered more often.
Who is your favorite character in [Orange Is the New Black](series:761587)? Will you miss Pornstache, Vee or Larry, or am I just a bit odd?