Really Internet: Bennett Didn’t Really Leave Daya In ‘Orange Is The New Black’ | Decider
It's hard for me to have sympathy for any Daya other than flashback Season 1- Fucks Bennett and Pornstache Season 2- Gets God damn it, I hate Daya. I don't think her relationship with daddy is real either so obvious. Dannett is the pairing between Dayanara Diaz and John Bennett. Daya and Bennett's relationship begins in "Tit Punch" when Daya asks Bennett for a piece of gum, Bennett replies with "I can't do that. Later in the episode Daya finds a piece of gum under her blanket on her bed, she. There are so many fun pairings on Orange Is The New Black, it almost seems unfair to attempt to dub just one of them the show's OTP.
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She stays at home, she feeds and disciplines her younger siblings, and she gets in the way, when she can, when her mother lashes out. She's the soft place for everyone to land on. But she's also a teenager, and she's being expected to take on responsibilities that would be too much for a woman twice her age.
She likes passing notes to cute boys. What she gets, instead of that, is her mother's boyfriend making a pass at her, in front of her mother, and her mother blaming her for it. Come home, take care of the kids, a little incest, a little victim-blaming, then you make dinner.
That's Daya's life, and she's got nowhere to land if she doesn't create it. Because Aleida is a hard, hard woman. Look for how neatly she maneuvers her boyfriend, Cesar, away from her children's food; look for the moment of calculation on her face before she kisses him. Everything in her life is transactional; Cesar endangers her children, Cesar is why the kids have toys.
Daya hates her, Daya knows how to take care of the kids in case she has to take the fall. So what you fuck 'em for? It's a multiple-choice answer, and for Aleida, one of the choices has been crossed off the test. She's so far removed from love, she thinks it's funny. So if everyone is out on that yard running like wild to find their wishes, to grab hold of their best self and absorb its power, well: Aleida doesn't go looking, because she doesn't believe in it.
Really Internet: Bennett Didn’t Really Leave Daya In ‘Orange Is The New Black’
And Daya doesn't go looking for it, either, because what she wants and needs and misses is someone who will love her back. That's a brutal tragedy, hidden in this willfully absurd story about a magic and infinitely desirable feral chicken.
This works and Mendez is suspended from his position. However, in Season 2, Mendez returns and Bennett struggles to deal with the pressure of having a baby in prison.
Mendez is then arrested and fired. However, Bennett confesses to Caputo that the baby is his soon afterwards and Caputo makes him keep it a secret.
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Daya intends to giver their baby to Mendez' mum Delia but her mum Aleida, who is also in jail, pretends that the baby died during birth and gives it to Cesar. The baby is later taken in by social services and seemingly adopted by Delia after Aleida contacts her in Season 5. Bennett is not seen or mentioned after the second episode of Season 3.
Unsurprisingly, three seasons on, fans are still angry that he is yet to return. Surely he would have contacted Daya in some way?
He was in love with her!
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Matt is now part of the cast of How to Get Away with Murder so we assume that he is not in the show now due to filming clashes but the OITNB writers could still tie up Bennettt and Daya's story in a better way. Here are just a few of the complaints and requests to get him back on the show.