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"The Chickening" is the fifth episode of the first season of Orange Is the New Black. It is the fifth episode of the series overall. It premiered on July 11, 2013. It was written by Nick Jones and directed by Andrew McCarthy.
Synopsis[edit | edit source]
Plot[edit | edit source]
Present[edit | edit source]
While relaxing in the exercise yard, Piper sees a chicken. When she mentions it in passing, Red recounts her dream of cooking a proper chicken and offers a gift to the person who catches the chicken. Larry discovers that Alex gave Piper's name to the Feds. To keep Piper focused on life beyond prison, Larry lies to her. Polly Harper arranges for Piper to take a business call for their business, PoPi, but Piper skips it to chase the chicken. Morello ends her relationship with Nicky. Sophia asks Sister Ingalls for estrogen pills, but she refuses. The overloaded chapel ceiling collapses from a heavy cross Pennsatucky tried to hang, despite being forbidden to by Chaplain Royce. The prisoners work to clean up and repair the damage. Miss Claudette starts researching her legal appeal. Bennett and Daya pass notes to each other. Aleida advises her daughter to date another guard who can do her favors.
Flashbacks[edit | edit source]
Note: Flashbacks are arranged in chronological order, not the order in which they occur on the show.
Aleida Diaz and Dayanara Diaz[edit | edit source]
Daya's little sister Eva, flushes a Barbie doll down the toilet and an angry Aleida talks to her about how money doesn't grow on trees. She comes out dressed fancily and tells Daya to get them a pizza if her siblings are hungry and says "I'm eating oysters bitches". As Daya watch Aleida greet Cesar with a kiss, another little sister, Lucy, says she wants oysters. But Daya tells her "No you don't!"
Daya comes home to a hungry Eva because she cannot go to the kitchen to make her own food due to drug business going on. Daya goes into the kitchen, and Aleida stops Cesar from telling Daya to make mac and cheese by shaming him for being a child and “wearing Superman undies”. He then gives Daya money to buy her little sister some real food.
Later, all of Aleida's children visit her in jail after she has taken the fall for Cesar. Aleida talks about him the whole time and is standoffish to her kids. Daya calls her out about her parenting, and Aleida accuses her of sleeping with Cesar. Out of anger towards her mother, she goes home and has a steamy make out session with Cesar.
Memorable Quotes[edit | edit source]
- "Maybe it's not the chicken but what's within the chicken"
- — Maritza Ramos
Galleries[edit | edit source]
Present[edit | edit source]
Flashback[edit | edit source]
Cast[edit | edit source]
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- First appearance of Lucy Diaz.
- First appearance of Eva Diaz.
- First appearance of Emiliano Diaz.
- First appearance of Christina Diaz.
- First appearance of Cesar.
- First appearance of Tiffany "Pennsatucky" Doggett.
- First appearance of Chaplain Royce.
- The joke ending in the punchline "he's not an eggplant, he's retarded" is delivered by three different characters in three different episodes. This is the second time the punchline was used. The first was by Red in "Tit Punch". The next was by Nicky in "Can't Fix Crazy".
Music[edit | edit source]
- The Velvet Underground - Sunday Morning (Opening scenes)
- Sanford/Jay/Doherty - The Magical Mystery Chicken (OST) (Piper chasing the chicken)
- Chicken (children song) (Credits)
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