The second season of Orange Is the New Black was filled with even more jaw-dropping dramatic turns than Season 1, all of which essentially led back to one Litchfield lady: Vee (Lorraine Toussaint).
When she entered the prison for the umpteenth time, Vee quickly (and with the help of some cake) lured Taystee (Danielle Brooks), Suzanne (Uzo Aduba), Black Cindy (Adrienne C. Moore), and Watson (Vicky Jeudy) under her control, amassing an army that caused chaos for all the inmates, whether they realized it or not.
But by the end of Season 2, everyone in Litchfield (officers included) had turned against Vee. With no more loyal followers to do her heavy lifting, and at the risk of being outed for beating up Red (Kate Mulgrew), Vee fled Litchfield through a hole in the greenhouse. And in the final minutes of Season 2, as she made her way through the woods and approached the road, it looked as if she would get away for good.
That is until Miss Rosa (Barbara Rosenblat) — who had just escaped the prison herself by stealing a van and speeding through the gate — spotted Vee, veered quickly off the road, smashed into her, and continued driving. “Always so rude, that one,” Rosa said as Vee’s seemingly lifeless body laid bent on the side of the road, her eyes wide open and a stream of blood running from her nose.
But any true Orange Is the New Black fan knows better by now than to assume that anything is so cut and dried on the hit Netflix series. BuzzFeed spoke with Toussaint about Vee’s fate and the actress asked rhetorically with a laugh, “Is she dead?”
Toussaint said she wouldn’t put it past the Litchfield villain to survive, but her fate for Season 3 remains unclear. “We’re not sure if Vee is dead,” Toussaint said. “She could be dead, she could not be dead. That’s an open-ended question still. Isn’t that a scary proposition? She might need to be dead. I don’t know.”
As of today, Toussaint — who is filming a movie in Georgia — doesn’t know yet if she will return for Orange Is the New Black Season 3, which is currently in production in New York.
A representative for Netflix told BuzzFeed they are not commenting on Vee’s storyline or Toussaint’s potential involvement in Season 3. Request for comment from Orange Is the New Black creator Jenji Kohan was not immediately returned.