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'Orange is the New Black' final season finds urgency and purpose in ICE plot

(CNN)"Orange is the New Black" and "House of Cards" helped put Netflix on the map, establishing the service as an original programming force. The prison drama, however, has stumbled in the latter half of its run, as it heads into a final season elevated and given a sense of urgency and purpose by a timely hook involving immigration and detention.In hindsight, the three-year renewal that Netflix gave the show in 2016 did the producers no favors creatively speaking, leading to a somewhat meandering stretch, including the too-drawn-out prison-riot storyline that basically encompassed an entire season.The seventh season, inevitably, is still dealing with some of the fallout from that, as well as the challenges that several inmates face when re ...