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"Baker's Dozen" is the eighth episode of the seventh season of Orange Is the New Black. It is the eighty-sixth episode of the series overall. It premiered on July 26, 2019.


Neri takes Piper on a wilderness retreat. Taystee tutors Pennsatucky. Suzanne tends to the chicken coop. Nicky has a difficult conversation with Red.



Piper goes on a wilderness retreat with Neri and her friends. Neri wants to set Piper up with Zelda, a friend of a friend, but just for casual sex.

Piper does poorly at an archery exercise and has to sit out the actual hunting. She and Zelda sit in the woods and talk and they are able to open up to each other. They hear Neri screaming. It turns out that Neri killed a pregnant domesticated ewe, thinking it was a deer. Everyone in the group is traumatized except the instructor who says they are going to butcher it to continue learning about nature.

Piper and Zelda are tasked with burying the sheep fetus. They continue bonding and becomes friends but do not do anything sexual. Piper is able to talk to Zelda about being in prison without feeling judged.

Nicky feels concerned about Red's behavior. Red tells her not to worry but continues to act strangely. She gives Nicky a letter and tells her she needs Nicky to mail it but she doesn't know the recipient's address, she needs Nicky to find that out.

Later Nicky talks to Red and says she was able to track down the recipient of the letter but she had to call her first. She says the woman didn't want to give out her address and instead asked Nicky to read the letter to her, which she did. Nicky tells Red tearfully that Red sent the same letter to the woman ten years ago and "she didn't forgive you then and she's not ready to forgive you now". It's implied that the woman is Ilya's mother. Red gets upset with Nicky and tells her that she had no right to read her letter and that Red most certainly did not send it ten years ago.

The chickens are thriving under the care of the inmates in CO Alvarez's program. He credits the changes suggested by Suzanne and names her mayor of the chicken village, an honor she happily accepts. Lolly asks to be her lieutenant and she agrees. Later Suzanne and Lolly are asked by Alvarez to count the chickens. There should be 12 but they keep coming out to 13. (Lolly asks if maybe he meant "a baker's dozen" when he said a dozen, hence the name of the episode). Suzanne recognizes the chicken who doesn't belong as the one from minimum security in the earlier seasons that Red was always trying to find and that was always accepted to be a myth. She tells Lolly that they will just tell Alvarez there are 12 because the new chicken is supposed to be there.

Taystee begins tutoring Tiffany but was never told that she had a learning disability. Tiffany gives up in frustration. However Taystee is later able to convince her to restart when she does some research about programs for people with learning disabilities.

Aleida is back in prison and trying to take over Daya's gang. She tries embarrassing Daya first but the whole crew just sits stony-faced staring at her. She finally tells them that the product has only been coming in because of her so she's really the head. Some of the crew start to follow what she is saying, causing some concern for Daya.

Aleida fakes a phone call so she can talk to Hopper who is standing a few feet away. At first he doesn't want anything to do with her since it's illegal for him to have a relationship with her. But she is eventually able to persuade him to continue bringing the drugs in and having sex with her.


Galina Reznikov[]

Red is at her store meeting with the men from the Russian mafia. They have a new job lined up and are taking a younger, new associate named Ilya. Red is quite fond of Ilya and it's implied that she is friends with his mother. After everyone leaves, Ilya stays and talks to Red. Red asks him about his future. He doesn't seem totally comfortable with the job and she tells him she will see if she can get him out of it.

Red asks the mobsters if they really think Ilya is the best man for the big job. They reconsider and she is relieved. However, one of them ominously says that Ilya now "knows too much". Red is so happy about getting him out of the job she doesn't seem to notice the implication in his words.

The mobsters bring in a body to store in Red's freezer. She protests, saying that the health inspector could come, but they tell her they will be by first thing tomorrow to retrieve the body. One his way out, one of the men states that Red was right about Ilya and thanks her. Red suddenly realizes that the body is Ilya's. She goes back and checks and finds that she was right.

Memorable Quotes[]





Suzanne accepting Lolly as her lieutenant.


Nicky and Shani discussing about Red.


Red and Nicky talking about Red's letter.


Piper and Zelda talking in the woods.




Red talking to Dmitri in their market.


Main Cast[]

Guest Stars[]








Red's Flashbacks
Tit Punch  •  Moscow Mule?  •  40 Oz. of Furlough  •  The Tightening  •  Who Knows Better Than I  •  Baker's Dozen
Episode Navigation
Season 1 I Wasn't Ready  •  Tit Punch  •  Lesbian Request Denied  •  Imaginary Enemies  •  The Chickening  •  WAC Pack  •  Blood Donut  •  Moscow Mule  •  Fucksgiving  •  Bora Bora Bora  •  Tall Men with Feelings  •  Fool Me Once  •  Can't Fix Crazy
Season 2 Thirsty Bird  •  Looks Blue, Tastes Red  •  Hugs Can Be Deceiving  •  A Whole Other Hole  •  Low Self Esteem City  •  You Also Have a Pizza  •  Comic Sans  •  Appropriately Sized Pots  •  40 Oz. of Furlough  •  Little Mustachioed Shit  •  Take a Break From Your Values  •  It Was the Change  •  We Have Manners. We're Polite.
Season 3 Mother's Day  •  Bed Bugs and Beyond  •  Empathy Is a Boner Killer  •  Finger in the Dyke  •  Fake It Till You Fake It Some More  •  Ching Chong Chang  •  Tongue-Tied  •  Fear, and Other Smells  •  Where My Dreidel At  •  A Tittin' and a Hairin'  •  We Can Be Heroes  •  Don't Make Me Come Back There  •  Trust No Bitch
Season 4 Work That Body For Me  •  Power Suit  •  (Don't) Say Anything  •  Doctor Psycho  •  We'll Always Have Baltimore  •  Piece of Shit  •  It Sounded Nicer in My Head  •  Friends in Low Places  •  Turn Table Turn  •  Bunny, Skull, Bunny, Skull  •  People Persons  •  The Animals  •  Toast Can't Never Be Bread Again
Season 5 Riot FOMO  •  Fuck, Marry, Frieda  •  Pissters!  •  Litchfield's Got Talent  •  Sing It, White Effie  •  Flaming Hot Cheetos, Literally  •  Full Bush, Half Snickers  •  Tied to the Tracks  •  The Tightening  •  The Reverse Midas Touch  •  Breaking the Fiberboard Ceiling  •  Tattoo You  •  Storm-y Weather
Season 6 Who Knows Better Than I   •  Shitstorm Coming   •  Look Out for Number One   •  I'm the Talking Ass   •  Mischief Mischief   •  State of the Uterus   •  Changing Winds   •  Gordons   •  Break the String   •  Chocolate Chip Nookie   •  Well This Took a Dark Turn   •  Double Trouble   •  Be Free
Season 7 Beginning of the End   •  Just Desserts   •  And Brown Is the New Orange   •  How to Do Life   •  Minority Deport   •  Trapped in an Elevator   •  Me as Well   •  Baker's Dozen   •  The Hidey Hole   •  The Thirteenth   •  God Bless America   •  The Big House   •  Here's Where We Get Off