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Episode count
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Carrie Black
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Female
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Carrie 'Big Boo' Black is an inmate at Litchfield Penitentiary. She is portrayed by Lea DeLaria.

Background Edit

Very little is known about Boo's life outside Litchfield. She is gay, presumably in her early-to-mid 40s, and she struggles with trust, anxiety and anger issues. Because of her anxiety, she is given custody of a therapy dog during season one, which she names "Little Boo."

How she came to be incarcerated is unknown.

PersonalityEdit

"Big Boo" is a confident and sarcastic inmate who uses her size to intimidate the other women, but she shows moments of tenderness from time to time. At first offended when her most recent former prison "Mrs. Boo," Mercy Valduto, gives away one of her old t-shirts with just days left in her sentence, Boo threatens to mess up her leaving date. In the end, though, she takes Red's advice and backs down, wishing Mercy well at her goodbye party.

She bunks in "The Suburbs" and generally socializes with the white inmates - more specifically "Red's Girls." Though initially wary, she agrees to let Nicky Nichols invite Piper Chapman and Alex Vause into their annual Secret Santa exchange when Nicky brings up the bonds of family. Having stolen a screwdriver from Piper's bunk just weeks into her arrival to use for masturbating, she regifts it for Christmas knowing Piper needs protection from Pennsatucky.

Boo has control issues, and she reveals early in the second season that "an incident" caused her to lose custody of her therapy dog. She most often comes off as aggressive and competitive, and wants to be seen as powerful. She engages in a "pussy race" with Nicky in season two, judged by Chang, which gets increasingly competitive until it ultimately ends in a draw. Her ego causes her to betray Red's greenhouse smuggling operation to dangerous new inmate Vee Parker, resulting in Red's near-death and disfigurement at Vee's hands. Red's Girls know that Boo was the snitch and they all turn on her, but ultimately Red tells Boo she's forgiven.

Physical AppearanceEdit

Boo is heavyset with short black hair and green eyes. She does not wear make-up and has a "butch" masculine appearance. She is often seen wearing her white prison-issue tank top.

OverviewEdit

Litchfield PenitentiaryEdit

Season OneEdit

She was first seen hiding corn on the cob and a salt shaker in her armpits. ("I Wasn't Ready")

Black is often accompanied by a dog she named "Little Boo".

Black has Piper helping her write a letter for her appeal and takes the missing screwdriver from Piper's bunk unbeknownst to Piper, which she uses to aid in masturbation.

She later returns the screwdriver to Piper when Piper becomes stressed over the fact that "Pennsatucky" is threatening to kill her. ("Can't Fix Crazy")

Season TwoEdit

She got rid of the dog, saying things were getting "weird". It is implied Big Boo used Little Boo to stimulate herself sexually.

She later participates in a competition with Nicky to see who can have sex with the most inmates.

Black has little loyalty to anyone and, trying to ingratiate herself with the powerful Vee, betrays Red by telling Vee about the tunnel. As a result, she is shunned by Red's family, and Vee rejects her for snitching.

Afterwards, she strikes up an unlikely friendship with "Pennsatucky" Doggett and, when Red is hospitalized following an assault by Vee, helps Nicky locate and hide Vee's drug stash.

AppearancesEdit

Season 1 Appearances
"I Wasn't Ready" "Tit Punch" "Lesbian Request Denied" "Imaginary Enemies" "The Chickening"
"WAC Pack" "Blood Donut" "Moscow Mule" "Fucksgiving" "Bora Bora Bora"
"Tall Men with Feelings" "Fool Me Once" "Can't Fix Crazy"
Season 2 Appearances
"Thirsty Bird" "Looks Blue, Tastes Red" "Hugs Can Be Deceiving" "A Whole Other Hole" "Low Self Esteem City"
"You Also Have a Pizza" "Comic Sans" "Appropriately Sized Pots" "40 OZ of Furlough" "Little Moustachioed Shit"
"Take a Break From Your Values" "It Was The Change" "We Have Manners. We're Polite."

Memorable QuotesEdit

"Enough with the clittorference."
— Big Boo
"This is more depressing than a Tori Amos cover band."
— Big Boo
"Ain't no party like a Big Boo party."
— Big Boo
"Okay bitches, who's first in line for some puppy loving?"
— Big Boo
"I have unclean thoughts. Lesbian content."
— Big Boo

GalleryEdit

Season 1Edit

"I Wasn't Ready"Edit

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