This image released by Netflix shows Kate Mulgrew, left, and Lorraine Toussaint in a scene from “Orange is the New Black.” The second season of the prison series will be available on Friday, June 6, on Netflix. (AP Photo/Netflix, JoJo Whilden)
Kate Mulgrew, left, and Lorraine Toussaint in a scene from “Orange is the New Black.” (JoJo Whilden/Netflix via Associated Press)

My plans to start watching the second season of “Orange Is The New Black” got pushed back slightly, so I just began today. But given some of the plot points on the show this season, I am curious: how would you feel about “Orange Is The New Black” if Alex and Piper no longer were main characters?

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Alyssa Rosenberg blogs about pop culture for The Washington Post's Opinions section.