“Orange is the New Black” season 4 explores the backstory of Lolly and the other inmates.
Lolly Whitehill, played by actress Lori Petty, is the “resident conspiracy theorist” of the show. However, she’s also one of its most entertaining and endearing characters, Pop Sugar wrote. Thus, her backstory is certainly heartbreaking to learn.
Lolly’s mental illness got the best of her and she gave up a promising career as a journalist, the publication revealed. She ended up living on the streets and was able to earn a living selling coffee in the neighborhood. She used bells to drive away the inner voices in her head.
However, the misfortune of Lolly’s cart breaking down in a middle class district became her undoing. Cops arrested her for assault using a stick with bells, Cosmopolitan revealed. However, Lolly’s sad tale continued in jail after she confessed to killing and burying Alex’s would be killer Aydin. Her actions sent her to the prison psychiatric ward, US Weekly wrote.
Lolly’s story is just of the backstories “Orange is the New Black” season 4 would explore. Thus, the series would certainly get better as fans learn more about the characters and why they’re inside Litchfield Penitentiary.
Viewers will also learn more about Erica “Yoga” Jones played by actress Constance Shulman, Vanity Fair revealed. Yoga would be more visible this time as the bunkmate of Judy King. Season 1 revealed Yoga’s backstory as an alcoholic pot farmer who shot her neighbor’s young son by mistake.
Cosmopolitan also shared the backstory of Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren played by actress Uzo Aduba that unravels in episode 11. Crazy Eyes had been a model employee when she worked as a greeter at Wal-Mart. However, her weekend alone at home proved disastrous.
Following the advice of her sister’s boyfriend, Crazy Eyes went out to “make new friends,” the publication noted. She befriends a boy and take him home with her for popsicles. It led to a case of kidnapping and the unfortunate death of the boy when he fell from the fire escape.
Poussey’s luck also ran out as a small amount of marijuana led her to prison in episode 13. While other states wouldn’t have bothered with such quantity, it was just her luck to be in a state that did.