Larry is a Jewish freelance writer trying to establish a journalism career, and is blindsided at the beginning of the series when his then girlfriend Piper reveals to him her former life as a lesbian who smuggled cash for a drug cartel 10 years ago. Larry is initially very supportive of Piper, and proposes marriage to her before she goes inside. As the series progresses, he begins to cool toward her, becoming upset when he learns that Piper's former lover is in the same prison and that she didn't tell him about it. Later on, he begins writing a newspaper article titled "One Sentence, Two Prisoners" about the experience of having a fiancée in prison. This article is published in The New York Times and allows him to move up in the journalistic world. He is close to his parents, who are strongly opposed to his marriage plans. After a conversation with Alex, Larry's latent insecurity gets the better of him, and he breaks off his engagement with Piper, ending their relationship. In Season 2, he begins an affair with Piper's best friend, Polly, after becoming a more supportive partner than her husband.
Bloom is a very confused character with an awkward yet egotistical personality. Though he feels he has great intentions, all he really wants is to have the spotlight on himself. While he loved Piper in the beginning with all his heart, he soon came to realize that her unexpected arrest did, in fact, change the couple's dynamic.
Physical Appearance Edit
Larry has black/very dark brown hair and pale skin. He's often found wearing cardigans.
Season One Edit
The season starts with Larry and Pete Harper, standing over a "guilt" pig-roasting box and they prepare Larry's fiance's, Piper Chapman, last meal before heading off to prison. After the meal Piper and Larry are in bed, they deiced that they "gotta do it," once more. Before hand Piper needs to pee, as she gets up to go to the bathroom Larry say's she looks beautiful. On her return she saus he looks beautiful too and they have sex.
The next say Larry drives Piper out to the Litchfield Corrections Facility for her seld surrender. The two sit in the car for a moment and she hands her engagmentt ring back, saying she can't take it iwth her. Larry tries to but the ring in his pocket, which upsets Piper, but the two reconcile quickly. As they wait for the CO's to take Piper back there's a flashback of Larry and Piper sitting in her parent's hosue telling her family about her crazy post-college adventures and that she was going to jail. Piper's father questions Larry on his knowledge and he tells him he didn't know before hand.
After Piper is taken back there's another flashback of Piper and Larry at the beach. They have a brief conversation about what she plans on doing in prison when Larry proposes. He gives her his Great-aunt Marcia's ring. After she says yes Larry revels that he filmed the whole proposal.
Later in the first episode, Larry and Piper are sat in their bedroom. Larry has just discovered Pipers past. Larry is clearly upset, but conforts Piper when she begins to cry. She tells him to break-up with her. He says he's not going to and that they will deal with it. Larry calls his dad, [http://orange-is-the-new-black.wikia.com/wiki/Howard_Bloom Howard Bloom], who's a lawyer, to represent Piper.
When she's able to, Piper calls Larry on her first day and tells him all about it. He tries to calm her and and tells her that she is strong and that she can do it. He reminds her that it's all temporary and that she loves adventure. He agrees to see her the coming Friday.
When Larry goes to visit it seems like the CO's are messing with him. He goes up to the counter and when he tells the officer behind the desk, [http://orange-is-the-new-black.wikia.com/wiki/Wanda_Bell Wanda Bell], that he should be on the list she says he isn't on the list, but then notices it's the list from the previous week. She's in no hurry to get the list and tells Larry to have a seat while she calls to get the list.
One day, Piper called Larry and asked him if Alex Vause, Piper's ex-girlfriend, had named her and was the reason for her arrest. His father,Howard Bloom, who is also Chapman's lawyer, searched his files and found out that Vause did, in fact, name Piper as a suspect. Larry was insisting on telling his fiancé, but after seeing her on the brink of going crazy, he decided to keep this knowledge a secret.Knowing that his wife's departure to jail would come soon, he spent his last few days with her having some really hot and heavy, straight sex. When the time came, he drove Chapman to the prison and, before getting out of the car, accepted her engagement ring and placed it in his wallet for safe-keeping. They waited for a few hours before they finally took Piper in, and promised to have her money ready in order for her to buy whatever she needed in prison. He called Piper and saw her as much as he could, although conjugal visits were prohibited.
With Piper gone, Larry took it upon himself to live his life the way he wanted. He began writing more and spent a lot of time masturbating, as he still felt faithful to Chapman. She would often confide in Larry about the drama going on in the prison, and he soon wrote an article about it titled, "One Sentence, Two Prisoners." Sam Healy, who became jealous of Chapman's new-found fame, called Larry and told him that Piper and Vause had had a lesbian affair. This left him heartbroken and confused about his feelings toward Piper. He later went on a radio talk show and spoke about the inmates, which caused more drama within the prison.
After Bloom and Chapman spoke on the phone, he revealed that Alex had named her as a suspect, and mutually decided to end their engagement.
Season Two Edit
When Chapman was released for two days through furlough, she attempted to have sex with Larry, but instead, he ended up confiding about having sex with someone she knew. Later on, Polly and Larry decided to stay together and told Pete. Piper soon discovered that Polly was the one who was keeping her man happy, and the two visited her in prison to ask for her blessing. After breaking up with Chapman, Larry became a lost dog looking for new love. Although reluctant at first, he found relief in Piper's best and long-time friend, Polly Harper. He had gone to see her and her baby, and found out that Pete Harper, Polly's husband, had gone on a month-long trip to the north. He stayed with Polly numerous times and were even mistaken by an old couple to be married themselves. Soon after, they ended up having sex in Bloom and Chapman's home. They continued their affair until Pete came home.
|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"|
- "If only my nipples smelled like marzipan."
- — Larry Bloom
- "This is all just a big adventure with liver and Yoga Jones and racism."
- — Larry Bloom - Season One "I wasn't ready."
- "Why would I want a felonious, former lesbian, WASP, Shiksa, about to go to prison, to marry me? "
- — Larry Bloom