We can’t be the only ones still recovering from the traumatic Season 4 finale of Orange is the New Black because, whew y’all, that was some seriously heavy stuff. But based on what OITNB‘s Danielle Brooks recently revealed about Season 5, we should probably immerse ourselves in something more light-hearted like this roundup of images that will never stop being funny to OITNB fans. We might as well laugh now, because we don’t know if we’re prepared to handle the intensity that’s sure to come upon the show’s return.
While gracing the 2017 SAG Awards red carpet, Brooks dished some very pertinent details about the fifth season to E! News’ Brad Goreski.
OMG, three days?! HOW CAN WE EVER BE READY FOR THAT, TAYSTEE?!
The answer is, we simply cannot. Like, what the entire eff is gonna happen? What Brooks revealed about this season’s storyline was pretty general info, plus she didn’t really add much else except the season may premiere this summer. BUT STILL, YOU GUYS. This tiny (read: MAJOR) clue about next season is already giving us more anxiety than that false rumor about Taryn Manning leaving OITNB.
As fans of the show can attest, OITNB is amazing at adding comic relief to bring balance to hard-hitting themes like sexuality, race, drugs and alcohol, identity, religion and more. Now that we know how intense this next season will be, we’re going to need those moments more than ever.