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Emily Germann is a former inmate at Litchfield Penitentiary. She is almost always seen crying on the phone next to Piper Chapman when Piper makes phone calls, which becomes a running gag on the show. She is portrayed by Tamara Torres.
Physical Appearance[edit | edit source]
Emily Germann has short brown hair and tan skin. She does not wear the standard Litchfield Penitentiary scrubs, but wears a blue tunic also seen on Taystee in "Don't Make Me Come Back There"; it is unclear whether this is alternative permitted clothing or perhaps nightwear.
It is possible the blue smock is an anti-suicide smock, which would make some sense for Germann due to her frequent low mood and bouts of crying.
Personality[edit | edit source]
Emily Germann is generally seen crying. She is a quiet, polite inmate who stays out of trouble.
Biography[edit | edit source]
Before Litchfield[edit | edit source]
Before Germann was incarcerated, it is known that she had a son who is now a wrestler. She also had a dog named Hugo who was blown up in a murder attempt on her neighbor by her ex-husband.
Life at Litchfield[edit | edit source]
At some point after Maria's incarceration, Maria is on the phone when she is attempting to call Yadriel. He answers and they reminsice about their lunches together in the mall. Maria begins crying and Germann gives her a tissue, saying it's two ply. ("Trapped in a Elevator")
Germann is first seen in "Lesbian Request Denied", crying at the phone next to Piper.
In Season Two, she appears in only two episodes crying on the phone and quoting lines from a book, according to Piper. In "Low Self Esteem City", Germann weeps on the phone about how her son is quitting due to the son not being willing to fight a wrestler dubbed "The Black Scarecrow", as explained to Nicky by CO Susan Fischer.
In Season Three, she is among the inmates who join the cult centered on fellow inmate Norma Romano. She and Gina invited Norma to go to chapel with them in "Tongue-Tied". The only time she appeared with prison uniform was in "A Tittin' and a Hairin".
In Season Four, it is shown that she lives in the Spanish Harlem for some reason.
Germann is seen eating oysters, which give off a pungent stench. Blanca smells them, and asks if Germann is eating them, Blanca takes the pot and dips her finger in and wipes it around her ears to make her smell more.
Germann is seen off and on throughout the season during the prison riot.
She helped capture Lee along with Anita, Norma, and Alana while they were lying down and discovered that the prison had been taken by the other inmates. At one point she is seen talking to Nicky in the phramacy about the passing of her former pet.
Later, when the riot police begin storming the building, she is sitting in the chapel crying. She does not cooperate with the officer right away and he gets rough with her, to the surprise of other inmates and even other officers.
Relationships[edit | edit source]
Romantic[edit | edit source]
- Unnamed ex-husband - Germann tells Nicky that her ex-husband killed her dog in an attempt to murder her neighbor before imprisonment.
Friends[edit | edit source]
- Piper Chapman (friend) - Germann is always friendly with Piper when she also cries on the phone.
- Gina Murphy (friend) - Gina and Germann were part of the same group for worshipping Norma.
- Norma Romano (friend) - Germann becomes a part of the Norma worshippers.
- Blanca Flores (bunkmate) - Germann and Blanca shared a bunk together. When Blanca is trying to make her hygiene even worse so she doesn't get frisked, she offers Blanca some oyster oil.
- Jeanie Babson (friend) - Germann and Babs were part of the same group for worshipping Norma.
- Anita DeMarco (friend) - Anita and Germann's friendship was never denoted until people started going missing. When Red was searching for Nicky, she asks Germann if she had seen Nicky. Germann says she has not, and asks Red if she had seen Anita, suggesting their friendship.
- Nicky Nichols (therapist) - Germann goes to Nicky for help with her depression.
Enemies[edit | edit source]
- Lee Dixon (helped capture) - Germann and the others capture Dixon after finding out the inmates are taking over.
- Herrmann (abused by) - During the storm, Germann doesn't stand up immediately when told to, and is assaulted by Herrmann.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- She seems to have a problem with emotional instability or even depression because she seeks comfort in messages over the phone or with other inmates.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
|Orange Is the New Black: Season One|
|"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":|
|Orange Is the New Black: Season Two|
|"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.":|
|Orange Is the New Black: Season Three|
|"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":|
|Orange Is the New Black: Season Four|
|"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":|
|Orange Is the New Black: Season Five|
|"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":|
|Orange Is the New Black: Season Seven|
|"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":|