Laura Prepon‘s character Alex Vause is returning to the Netflix series next season, and at a New York screening of the season finale, Prepon said
We can’t really say too much. She’s dealing with a lot this year.”
The drug-dealing Litchfield Penitentiary inmate and complicated lover of the show’s lead character Piper Chapman (played by Taylor Schilling), is last seen facing down a drug business associate in the third season’s finale.
It’s unknown whether Vause will make it out alive or if she is going to portray herself in the prison show’s many flashbacks.
Prepon, who dropped an earlier hint that Vause would be back in a June Instagram post, said Vause being paranoid and emotional during the third season allowed fans to see another side of her.
Alex will always be very, very cool. It’s just always nice when you can see that side to a person.”
Prepon said the Emmy Award-winning show helped her grow as an actress, and she praised writer Jenji Kohan.
The (writers) really push us out of our comfort zones. When there is this awesome scene that you have to be raw and you have to be vulnerable . I know that my amazing co-stars are going to be there to support me, and it really is this incredible sisterhood.”
Fans have also been anticipating a romance between inmates Poussey Washington and Brook Soso.
In an interview with Bustle, Samira Wiley, who plays Poussey, teased,
Well, I hope there’s a potential romance going on between Poussey and someone. I’m not sure exactly who that person is or if that will be a thing, but I’m definitely in the corner of wanting her to find some love.”
Asked if it is possible romance would develop between Poussey and Soso, the actress replied,
Oh, absolutely. I think coming off of where we ended Season 3, they are both so lonely and they’re both delving into some self-destructive behavior because of it.”
It was seen at the conclusion of season three of the Netflix hit show the sweet image of Poussey and Soso holding hands while floating in the water.
Orange is the New Black season 4 is expected to debut on June 2016.