A hyperfeminine and often racist Italian-American inmate, still hopefully planning for a wedding whose fruition is mocked by her fellow inmate, friend, and casual sex partner, Nicky Nichols . She speaks with a strong accent that inexplicably mixes regional features from both New York City and Boston. At Litchfield, Lorna is the first inmate that Piper talks to, since she is in charge of driving the van that transports inmates, and she helps Piper acclimate in her first few days.
Morello ran a mail scam ordering items online and receiving them, but calling the companies claiming they never arrived.
While picking up her packages from the post office, she ran into a man named Christopher MacLaren, who looked similar to a cut-out picture of a man from a magazine she had on her wall. They went on one date and she proceeded to stalk him. He moved several times, changed his phone number and email, but she still found him, going as far as to threaten him and to strangle his girlfriend Angela. She made attempts on both of their lives by putting a homemade explosive underneath their car. He placed a restraining order on her. She was arrested for fraud at the post office
During the series, she finally breaks off her lesbian relationship with Nicky after feeling that she has been cheating on her "fiancé" Christopher. It is later revealed that he never visits. Red picks her to run for WAC as the white representative stating that she is "pretty and unthreatening, she likes her lipstick, and she listens". During the campaigning for the WAC, Lorna expresses both excitement and nervousness over the upcoming election, although everyone states that she is guaranteed to win. When Pornstache is searching for how Red smuggles contraband into the prison, he has Lorna drive him into the middle of the woods and tries to intimidate her into telling him, Lorna cries and claims she can't tell him what she doesn't know. She expects Pornstache to carry out his threats, but he instead tells her to drive the van back to the prison. It is revealed in the second season that Christopher was not actually her fiancé, but rather a man she started stalking after a single date, leading to her imprisonment after she attempted to kill both him and his actual girlfriend with an explosive. After she breaks into his house while on a driving errand, Christopher visits her in prison and threatens to kill her if she ever comes near him or his fiancee again, before exposing to everyone how all of her stories of him as her fiancé are lies. He is eventually escorted from the premises by one of the guards.
Morello is sweet and softhearted. She is likable, easy going, chipper and optimistic most of the time, though can be openly racist. When threatened by Mendez to explain Red's ways of importing contraband products, she becomes more somber and nervous but manages to stand up to him. She is very resourceful when it comes to beauty, using tissues to curl her hair and instant coffee as eyeshadow. For the brief time that the Prison Newsletter was running, she ran a beauty column that gave advice on using legal items as makeup. She is described as "a very pretty girl" by several of her fellow inmates.
As of season two, it is made somewhat clear that Morello suffers from some degree of psychosis, which is actually the reason she is in Litchfield. Her known episodes have included explosive tantrums, violent outbursts, irrational decision making, and even delusion, and thinking Christopher, a man she went on one date with, is her fiance.
Morello is short with dark brown hair. She is always seen wearing bright red lipstick which is forbidden under the prison rules.
|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."|
- "Maybe I'll Pinterest. I hear that's a thing."
- — Lorna Morello
- "You don't go Jessica Simpson when you've got Rihanna."
- — Lorna Morello
- "It's like the less time you got, the slower it goes."
- — Lorna Morello