But when we see her backstory, those hints crystallize into a 14-carat epiphany: Morello’s not just lovesick.She’s an unhealthily obsessed stalker with violent tendencies living in a world of delusions. This behavior makes sense in the context of her home life, which is full of responsibilities she’s unequipped—or perhaps unwilling—to handle. The men of the house sit around watching sports while Morello’s sister folds laundry, her baby playing with a box of cigarettes.She escapes the incessant noise by going to see in the middle of the day and buying designer clothes through a mail scam, requesting refunds when the clothes mysteriously fail (so she claims) to be delivered. In fact, all her escapes suggest that her mind is stuck in adolescence.
” But within the fairytale narrative she imposes on the world, that’s exactly who she is.And when she crashes into Christopher at the post office, she’s certain that this is her style rendezvous with Prince Charming.When happily-ever-after doesn’t ensue, she stalks him, crashes his romantic getaway with another woman, threatens his life, and attaches a homemade bomb to the underside of his new fiancé’s car., the character Lorna Morello (Yael Stone) was most distinguished by her voice.A little bit Boston, a little bit New Jersey, a little bit mobster, and a little bit mouse, Morello’s voice lit up her scenes. doesn’t skimp on its full and complex female characters.
A universally adored—or at least tolerated—inmate, the most dangerous thing Morello did was dab on a little contraband lipstick. They take turns stealing the show, sashaying in and out of focus, and often in and out of favor.
But Morello emerged this season as one of the most troubled and troubling characters on a series full of them.
When we first meet Morello, she’s in the driver’s seat of the prison van doing the two things she does best: reassuring new inmates that they’re going to be OK and flipping through a wedding magazine.
We soon learn that she’s a hopeless romantic lovesick for her fiancé “Chris-tah-fuh,” who, she assures those who doubt that an engagement can survive prison, is going to wait for her.
She’s not exactly waiting for him, though, at least at first: She bides her time in the shower with Nicky Nichols (Natasha Lyonne) until deciding that their fling is unfair to her betrothed.
We get hints, mostly in the form of references to Christopher’s new girlfriend, that Morello’s wedding obsession is perhaps more fantastical than she lets on.