Will Sophia Get Out Of SHU On 'Orange Is The New Black'? She'll Be Back In Season 4

The last time we saw Sophia on Orange Is the New Black, she was getting thrown into SHU at the end of Season 3. For those of you who are new here, SHU is the inmates' way of talking about Security Housing Unit, or basically, The Hole. So, will Sophia get out of SHU on Orange Is the New Black? There's no way she can spend all of Season 4 locked up in solitary. She landed there after she was jumped by three inmates we hadn't really seen before who had taken it upon themselves to corner her in the prison salon. As CO Donaldson, a.k.a., Donaldson Rodcocker, tells Sophia, it's for her own good. Basically, she gets thrown into SHU because Litchfield can't keep her safe from more hate crimes against her.

It all starts with what is basically a huge misunderstanding between Sophia and Gloria, whose sons strike up a friendship in the outside world. And at first, it's all good and the relationship forming between Sophia and Gloria is actually kind of awesome. Then, the boys start to get into trouble and Sophia, like most parents, is quick to place the blame on the other kid. In this instance, Gloria's son. What begins as an argument in the bathroom turns into a straight up scuffle, which leaves Gloria with a minor head injury from Sophia pushing her into a stall door.

Soon after, Sophia finds out that her son was the one who'd been the bad influence, but by now the damage is done and there's no going back to her friendship with Gloria. And there's also no stopping resident mean girl/woman, Aleida Diaz, or Dia's Mother of the Year as we all know her to be, from going on to spread hateful transphobic rumors about Sophia all over Litchfield.

This is what brings us to her sudden attack in the Season 3 finale of Orange Is the New Black, which then lands her in SHU in order to keep her out of harm's way. Will we see Sophia in SHU for Season 4 too? Not likely, since the inmate's story is too important to keep her locked away. In the Season 4 trailer for Orange Is the New Black, we get just a glimpse of her, through the slot of her cell door as Caputo looks in on her. Unsurprisingly, she looks hardened and pissed as Hell. Do we sense some kind of retribution for Aleida, which is honestly well overdo for everything else she's done anyway? God, I hope so.


What does Season 4 of Orange Is the New Black hold for Sophia? She is far too strong and spunky to spend the next 12 episodes stuck in SHU, so she likely won't be there for long. It's just a matter of what will happen when she does get out and is once again among those who wronged her. Basically, sh*t will hit the fan. Are you excited yet?