AVClub: The closing sequence of “Trust No Bitch” is one of the finest moments Orange Is The New Black has, and ever will, produce.
It speaks to the heart of the series, and the idea that these women—at the end of the day—are looking for a glimpse of freedom. When the opportunity to journey out into the lake just beyond the fence arrives, almost everyone hesitates: is this a trick? But they each eventually realize that regardless of what has created this opportunity, it offers them a taste of what it’s like to be “free.” None of them see this as an opportunity for real freedom—there’s nowhere to run, barring an exhausting swim across the lake. Instead, it is a chance to feel lighter, and for a brief moment trick yourself into believing that this is your life.