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Personality[edit | edit source]
Baptiste is a kind man, yet he delivers children to work. Jean shows kindness to the children he escorts. He later disappears from his escorting job for unknown reasons. Baptiste shows up many years later again at the business - which Miss Claudette now runs - this time with his new wife, Josephine. He is very fond of her, and cares for her well. He brings Claudette a present, to which she accepts. Jean Baptiste then leaves to get settled down with Josephine.
Biography[edit | edit source]
Before Miss Claudette's incarceration[edit | edit source]
He is first shown when he brought a young Claudette Pelage to the child labor trade and not seen again until decades later when he brings his wife Josephine to meet Miss Claudette. ("Imaginary Enemies")
Baptiste is then unheard of until Miss Claudette has been imprisoned for a long time, when he writes to her, stating that Josephine had died. Baptiste was Claudette's first visitor in prison and it is implied that he is a love interest of hers. ("Imaginary Enemies")
After years of no contact, Jean finally visits Claudette, and the two embrace. ("Bora Bora Bora")
Once again, Claudette gleefully sees Baptiste. Baptiste compliments her and the two sit. Claudette tells Jean of her excitement over her appeal, an equally eager Jean asks where he should take Claudette on their first night out. Claudette discusses a small Italian restaurant, and anywhere else so long as it is with Baptiste. ("Tall Men with Feelings")
Relationships[edit | edit source]
Romantic[edit | edit source]
- Josephine (wife; deceased) - Josephine marries Baptiste and lives happily with him until she dies.
Friends[edit | edit source]
- Claudette Pelage (best friend) - Jean delivered Claudette to CleanMakers as a child, he always showed an interest in her, and visits her when she is old and runs CleanMakers. It is hinted Claudette always had feelings for Jean.
Memorable Quotes[edit | edit source]
- "Am I allowed to touch you?"
- — Jean Baptiste to Claudette Pelage ("Bora Bora Bora")
- "Believe and it will happen."
- — Jean Baptiste to Claudette concerning her appeal ("Tall Men with Feelings")
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":|