CAN'T FIX CRAZY... continued AKA "Sometimes that shit comes back around" by Nicky Nicholls As silently sobbing Norma storms out of the suburbs, she passes by Alex's cubical and nearly knocks Nicky over. Alex is sitting on her bunk, working on some bead jewelry when Nicky enters with a 2x3 foot poster board covered in potential honeymoon destinations... including Bora, Bora, Bora! In the center of the poster board are the bride and "groom". Nicky: Yo. Check it out. (chuckles) Alex: Whoa! You put a lot of work into that. Who knew you were so fucking thoughtful. Jesus. Nicky: (Is checking out her masterpiece) Yeah. I have my moments. Think she'll like it? Alex: (Smiles) I don't know if she'll appreciate the groom. (The "groom" in the black tux is obviously Nicky) Alex: (President of the lonely hearts club makes an observation) What happened to that iron gate, keeping your heart shut? Nicky: It's a JOKE! Alex: (disbelieving) Is it? Nicky doesn't answer... she doesn't have to, her face says it all. So she sits down on the bunk next to Alex, and changes the subject. Nicky: What are you doing there? Alex holds the beads on the metal (an opened paper clip?) up to Nicky's ear. Alex: Making you a pair of earrings. Nicky: (Tries to push the hand away) You ASSHOLE! That's supposed to be a surprise! Alex laughs and holds the beaded "earring" up once more. Alex: Surprise! (As Nicky laughs, Alex looks chagrined at her efforts) Alex: These Suck! (she tosses the earring to the side of the bed. ) Alex: God, I'm just not crafty I don't know what to give you. (Nicky has pulled the poster board up once more to examine it, as Alex reaches out to caress it.) Nicky: Man, you're right. It should be a boy. Its not funny. Alex shrugs and smiles, then does a head tilt as if to stretch her neck after a difficult afternoon of stringing 10 beads on a paper clip. Nicky, who had been "without" companionship ever since Morello shut her off a couple months ago, turns to Alex with a suggestion. Nicky: I think I know what I want for Christmas. Alex: (Looks away, bored already) Yeah? Nicky: Yeah. (Her hand is now caressing Alex's thigh.) Did you know there is actually an article out there, explaining why this next scene just WOULD NOT HAPPEN with 2 lesbians? AHA! FOUND IT! Took 2 different google searches, but here it is. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tanya-jo-miller/orange-is-the-black-sex-s_b_3685579.html To be fair to the scene... technically Nicky put the hand on the thigh and Alex placed it elsewhere... But otherwise I would have to agree with the blogger. That scene wasn't half as sexy as any of the P-A scenes, even when P-A are fighting! (Especially when P-A are fighting? ) Not sexy, plus Nicky and Alex don't have any of the chemistry that Piper and Alex have. IMO... The old studio system would break it down this way, Taylor Schilling plays Vause's lover, while Natasha Lyonne plays Vause's best friend. (Sans "benefits") Don 't believe me? Here's the clip. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnxVVm2Ppdg [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnxVVm2Ppdg[/yt] Hmmm. I don't think karma has settled with Alex yet... seems like she's got that "silver lining" thing going here, but for how long? As for Nicky... she's definitely reaping the positive vibes for everything she's tried to do these last few weeks. Can you believe we're almost done until next year?