What happens to the 10 inmates in the pool?
Much of Season 5 strayed from Piper Chapman & Co.'s storylines, abandoning extensive flashbacks as part of the structural shift that centralized the action to just a few days. The finale left the audience with a genuine cliffhanger, as most of the main characters are hiding out in the pool while the SWAT team -- which has already authorized deadly force -- prepares to storm in.
With two more seasons already in the works, the fates of these 10 prisoners hang in the balance. If you lost track, it's Piper, Alex, Red, Suzanne, Taystee, Gloria, Blanca, Black Cindy, Nicky, and Frieda hanging out down there. Will Season 6 pick up with the raid? Will some of the 10 fail to make it out alive?
For better and for worse, the compressed time of Season 5 left several plotlines (is Daya gone for good?) unresolved. You'll just have to wait another year to see how everything turns out.