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Crystal Burset is Sophia Burset's wife. She and Sophia have a son named Michael. Crystal is portrayed by Tanya Wright.

Biography Edit

Before Litchfield Edit

When Crystal found out that her husband Sophia (formally known as Marcus) was transgender, she helped her with the transition, giving her one of her own dresses to try on when the clothes Sophia picked out aren't appropriate. She told Sophia all she wanted was for her to not undergo surgery to remove her penis, but Sophia said that she had to.

Unknown to Crystal, Sophia is funding her transition via credit card fraud. Their son Michael, who hadn't accepted Sophia's transition, eventually turned Sophia in, leading to her arrest and subsequent incarceration.

Season One Edit

Crystal is a loyal spouse, having stuck by Sophia through both her transition and prison sentence, giving Sophia clothes and makeup tips and later visiting her in prison. Despite her support, when Sophia doesn't get an appropriate amount of hormone pills from the prison pharmacy, she asks Crystal to smuggle them in. Crystal refuses, pointing out how much she is struggling due to Sophia's mistakes and asking, "How selfish can one person be?" She also misses men and eventually, with Sophia's blessing, begins dating her Pastor.

Season Two Edit

In "Little Mustachioed Shit", Michael finally comes to see Sophia for the first time in prison. Crystal suggests they play cards to eliminate the awkwardness.

Season Three Edit

When Gloria Mendoza takes over kitchen duties from Red, she can no longer visit her son Benny during the same visitation times, and needs to find him a ride during another time. When she finds out Crystal lives not too far away from Gloria's Aunt Lourdes, who has custody of her sons, Gloria asks if Benny can get a ride up with Crystal and Michael. Michael and Benny become friends, and Benny is blamed when Crystal and Sophia start having problems with Michael.

Crystal is upset with some of the advice Sophia has given Michael concerning dating, namely "pick an insecure girl to practice on".

Season Four Edit

In Power Suit, Crystal finds out that Sophia is in the SHU indefinitely after Gloria asks Benny to go over to Crystal's house to tell her. Crystal proceeds to stand outside of Litchfield, where she talks to Caputo, threatening to sue and fight for Sophia. She eventually goes to Caputo's home where Linda threatens her with a gun.

Later, a photo of Sophia in the SHU is given to Danny Pearson, and he and Crystal take it to MCC. By this method, they succeed in getting Sophia back into general prison population.

Personality Edit

She is an understanding and caring woman who has her limits. She and Sophia are no longer romantically involved but she has been shown to still fight for her.

Physical Appearance Edit

She has arched eyebrows, brown hair, eyes and skin.

Relationships Edit

Romantic Edit

Family Edit

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