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"Tit Punch" is the second episode of the first season of Orange Is the New Black. It is the second episode of the series overall. It premiered on July 11, 2013. It was written by Marco Ramirez and directed by Uta Briesewitz.


After insulting the food in front of the prison chef, Piper is starved out by the kitchen staff and struggles to offer up an acceptable apology.



WhenLarry comes for a visit, he complimentsPiper on her cheekbones but that’s because she hasn’t eaten in days due to insulting the food in front of Red. She tries to get food from the vending machines with Larry’s change, but Red, anticipating that Piper might try that, made the machines appear out of order. 

Alex tries to help Piper out by sneaking her a cube of cornbread, but she would rather starve than accept help from the woman she blames for landing her in prison in the first place. And the staff notices, and stops feeding Alex as well.

While Red and the kitchen staff try to deal with a broken freezer, nicknamed Betty, Piper confronts Red. She’s willing to take a punch from Red if that’s what it’ll take for Red to forgive her. Instead, Red yells at Piper. She tells Piper that her punishment is not temporary and that she’ll be leaving prison as a skeleton.

Piper isn’t going to give up, however. As part of her plan to win Red over, she obtains cocoa butter from Sophia Burset – the resident hairdresser, it seems – by giving Taystee – who’s getting worked on by Burset – a piece of her blonde hair. Piper also obtains hot peppers from Crazy Eyes, a particularly weird inmate.

Meanwhile, Red talks to Healy in the men’s bathroom about the freezer situation and manipulates him into buying a new one.

During all the food drama, Daya walks in to see her mom, Aleida Diaz, who greeted her the previous day by smacking her. But instead, is confronted by another woman, Maritza, who claims to be her mother's daughter too and calls her "puta". After, Aleida refuses to give Daya any extra khakis, and says not to try for them too soon saying she’ll be “old news” as soon as she’s out of her newbie orange jumpsuit.

On the stair case, Daya asks Officer Bennett for some gum, but he denies saying he can't show favoritism. But later that night, she finds a piece of gum under her pillow.

After being given hot peppers, Piper has been crunching on them. Pornstache - the creepy prison guard – remarks on her tears, thinking she’s crying because she’s upset about something. In reality, she’s using the hot peppers to make paste. She uses the paste, along with the cocoa butter, to make a lotion for Red’s sore back.

The day after Piper gives the paste to Red, Morello gives Piper a tray of food, appearing that all is forgiven.

Later on, everyone is watching a movie and Crazy Eyes sits down next to Piper, offering to share her earphones. And to Piper's surprise, Crazy Eyes caresses Piper's thigh, leading to Lesbian Request Denied.


Note: Flashbacks are arranged in chronological order, not the order in which they occur on the show.

Galina "Red" Reznikov[]

The flashback begins in Red's restaurant. The Russian mafia use it as their place to have social gatherings, bringing their wives with them. Her husband, Dmitri, is trying to impress the men and encourages Red to befriend their wives, in hopes of Red joining their social circle. She later joins the women on one of their walks, where she is clearly the odd one out in terms of dress and style. She tells an insulting joke that ends up alienating her, although she doesn't realize this initially and waits for them to invite her again. Whilst shopping for bread, she spies the women walking without her. During a confrontation, Red punctures one of the wives’ breast implants. As compensation, Red’s husband agrees to hold secret packages in the restaurant's freezer for the mafia, which appear to be body parts.

Piper Chapman[]

Flashbacks show when she and Larry went on the Master Cleanse, a liquid-only cleanse consisting of lemon juice, maple syrup and cayenne pepper mixed into hot water.

It’s her idea and Larry is reluctant to go on the cleanse, but after some prodding and semi-guilt-tripping by Piper, he gives in. However, it turns out the cleanse is much easier on him than it is on her. Piper wants to cut the 7-day juice cleanse short. She admits to Larry that she couldn’t endure it. He teases her about it, but – ultimately – he’s very understanding.

Memorable Quotes[]

"Like this is Radison and you don't like your room?""
— Healy to Piper
"I just din't expect to be punished while I was getting punished."
— Piper
"From here on out, this place will hit you for me."
— Aleida to Daya
"That ain't just an ice cream. It's a King Cone."
— Taystee to Flaca
"When I first got here, I had troubles like you. There was a disagreement. Then we brawled. That's how you settled things. And if I'd have won, I'd have been la jefa."
— Miss Rosa to Piper
"Thank God I got cancer. No one fucks with cancer."
— Miss Rosa to Piper
"She issued a fucking fatwa against me."
— Piper to Larry about Red
"How am I supposed to prison-fight an old Russian lady with back problems?"
— Piper to Larry
"You're not getting hazed, you're not getting harassed, you're getting starved. To death."
— Red to Piper
"A dying animal, or just a man who eats your food?"
— Caputo to Red
"Shit. You're still a lesbian."
— Pete to Piper in a flashback
"'Please" is for commissary hoes and Oliver Twist."
— Sophia to Piper




  • Captain Planet feat. Brit Lauren - Get You Some (credits)


Main Cast


Guest Stars


Special Guest Stars




  • Vincent Accardi - Construction Coordinator
  • Robert C. Albertell - First Assistant Director
  • Edmund Bastian - Assistant Prop Master
  • Michal Bigger - Department Head Make-up
  • Michael Brake - Music Editor
  • Uta Briesewitz - Director
  • Mark A. Burley - Consulting Producer
  • Oliver Cary - A Camera Operator
  • John Chamberlin - Re-Recording Mixer
  • Doug Coleman - Special Effects Coordinator
  • Seth Copans - Script Supervisor
  • Jen Cox - Production Accountant
  • Vanja Černjul - Director of Photography
  • Angel De Angelis - Department Head Hairstylist
  • Scott Doherty - Music
  • Adam Donnelly - Production Coordinator
  • Jennifer Euston - Casting Director
  • Bruce Gilbert - Music Supervisor
  • Arturo Guzman - Post Production Supervisor
  • John Hallagin - Best Boy Grip
  • Barbara Hause - Wardrobe Supervisor
  • Sian Heder - Staff Writer
  • Tara Herrmann - Co-Producer
  • Sara Hess - Co-Executive Producer
  • Chryss Hionis - Set Decorator
  • Petr Hlinomaz - B Camera Operator
  • Jordan Jacobs - Art Director
  • Brandon Jay - Music
  • Nick Jones - Staff Writer
  • Nicholas Kay - Digital Imaging Technician
  • Piper Kerman - Executive Consultant
  • John Kincade - Sound Supervisor
  • Jenji Kohan - Executive Producer
  • Jennifer Lamb - Stunt Coordinator
  • Gary Lennon - Supervising Producer
  • Matt Lilley - Music Clearance
  • Lauren Morelli - Staff Writer
  • Arizona Newsum - Art Department Coordinator
  • Emer O'Callaghan - Casting Assistant
  • John Oates - Gaffer
  • Chris Philp - Re-Recording Mixer
  • Lauri Pitkus - Location Manager
  • David Price - Unit Production Manager
  • Marco Ramirez - Writer, Executive Story Editor
  • Jennifer Rogien - Costume Designer
  • Dennis Salomone, Sr. - Transportation Captain
  • Gwendolyn Sanford - Music
  • Jennifer Scarlata - Best Boy Electric
  • Michael Shaw - Production Designer
  • Chris Skutch - Key Grip
  • Brian Solomone - Transportation Co-Captain
  • Jonathan Talbert - Co-Producer
  • Neri Kyle Tannenbaum - Producer
  • Michael Trim - Co-Executive Producer
  • Joseph Turner - Second Assistant Director
  • William Turro - Editor
  • Lisa I. Vinnecour - Co-Executive Producer
  • Hartley Voss - Script Coordinator
  • Rachael Weinzimer - Property Master
  • Joseph White - Sound Mixer
  • W. Kale Whorton - Assistant Editor
  • Michael Wise - Post Production Coordinator



Piper's Flashbacks
I Wasn't Ready  •  Tit Punch?  •  Lesbian Request Denied  •  WAC Pack  •  Moscow Mule  •  Bora Bora Bora  •  Tall Men with Feelings  •  Thirsty Bird  •  Little Mustachioed Shit  •  Tattoo You  •  Who Knows Better Than I  •  Beginning of the End  •  The Thirteenth
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