Piper is on a mission to find Alex after she goes missing. Though Piper believed she was dead, Alex appears fresh out of medical with a broken arm. Badison works her magic and helps the two become cell neighbors in the C Block.
Piper's next mission is to boost outdoor activity in Max. She creates a petition to have kickball allowed for the inmates and succeeds in creating the program. After successfully rallying teams in each block, she becomes the elected captain. Her new role causes her to bump heads with Badison, who then begins messing with Piper. Gum to the hair and drugs in the shoes aren't a good look for Piper, who's five months away from being released, so she tries getting help from the higher-ups.
Piper takes the drugs to Hopper, seeking his protection. After she agrees to give him inside information on where the drugs are coming from, he agrees to help her against Badison. Protecting himself as a drug smuggler, he put Chapman on the early-release list to get her out of Litchfield as soon as possible.
Before leaving, Piper marries Alex in a surprise wedding. "I vow to wait for you," she promises Alex before kissing her farewell. On her way out, she overhears the other girls playing kickball and being productive. She leaves with some peace in her heart knowing she accomplished something greater than herself, making prison just a little more bearable.
"What are you going to do now?" her brother asks. Who knows? Maybe she'll write a book about her experience in Litchfield. She hinted at it, after all.