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Season(s)
S1 - S2
Episode count
26
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Name
Sam Healy
Gender
Male
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Family
Katya Healy - Wife
Pavla - Mother-in-law
Status
Alive
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Occupation
Prison Counselor
Correctional Officer
Also known as
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Sam Healy is a corrections officer and inmate counselor at Litchfield Penitentiary. He is portrayed by Michael Harney.

OverviewEdit

A complex figure in the prison, Healy initially seems to be on Piper's side and dispenses advice on how stay out of trouble. He expects that Chapman will serve as his informant and puppet, but she resists all such attempts. He progresses into an antagonist for Chapman, sending her to SHU on Thanksgiving for provocative dancing, and ultimately turning a blind eye as Tiffany Doggett tries to kill her.

In season two, Healy attempts to atone for his actions in the first season and manages to secure Piper furlough to go see her dying grandmother.

Healy has a Ukrainian mail-order bride named Katya, who speaks limited English. Their relationship is dysfunctional, in large part, as a result of their inability to communicate. He previously sought relationship advice from Red, but she is unwilling to help once their relationship ceased to be mutually beneficial.

Healy has a very negative view of homosexuality, especially towards lesbians. He once made a suggestion to his superiors that all lesbian inmates be sent to a separate prison from the heterosexual ones.

In "40 OZ of Furlough" Healy is seen visiting a therapist. He discusses his marriage, quick temper, and dissatisfaction with his job. In subsequent scenes with his therapist, Healy gives answers and reactions akin to the inmates. It's unclear if these are his authentic reactions or if he's using the therapist's responses as a guide for his own attempts at counseling in the prison. He takes Doggett under his wing and agrees to counsel her weekly, in addition to creating a support group called "Safe Place." The group is later cancelled by Healy due to the fact that no one shows up, but he and Doggett remain close friends.

PersonalityEdit

Healy is known to be stern and stubborn at times, and has shown that he may have anger issues. He also thinks that lesbians are dangerous people.

Physical AppearanceEdit

An older white man with a brooding look. It appears as if he has somewhat of a beer belly.

RelationshipEdit

RomanticEdit

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EnemiesEdit

  • Lesbians
  • puppies

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 Quotes Edit

"Don't make friends."
— Sam Healy
"Lesbian Request Denied."
— Sam Healy
"Lesbians can be really dangerous! It's about the testosterone."
— Sam Healy

GalleryEdit

Season 1Edit

====" I Wasn't Ready"====

OthersEdit

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