The guards (except Luschek) are led to the MCC management-but are led by Maria, eager to get out to see her baby. Maria explains "the deal" to shorten her sentence but is coldly told by a state employee that that is not possible. They're shocked to hear that Taystee didn't send out the guards as part of an acceptance of the negotiation, and decide it's time to send a Correctional Emergency Response Team (CERT) in to end it. Lorna shows half a dozen positive pregnancy tests to a stunned Nicky, who calls her husband and convinces him to take responsibility. Linda makes excuses to Big Boo, telling her that she now understands the prisoners aren't living in a decent environment, but Big Boo is unmoved and demands Linda send her $5,000 via PayPal to keep the secret of their love affair. A distraught Bayley travels by bus to meet Poussey's father to confess her death was his fault. Her father angrily tells him that he is not going to give Bayley the peace he seeks by forgiving him, nor punish him by beating him, and that his punishment will be having to live the rest of his life with what he has done-which is a better fate, he says, than what Poussey got. Pennsatucky escapes via the hole in the fence and breaks into Charlie's cabin. In the bunker, Piper proposes to Alex, who says yes. Taystee discovers the guards escaped and tries to reach the prison doors to talk to the CERT officers, but is too late as they immediately swarm Litchfield.
Flashback: Piper and her then-boyfriend Larry Bloom get tattoos. She later drunk dials Alex, saying she is still on her mind and misses her.