I don't find Allie at all redeemable at this point. It takes Kaz dying and Ruby to be threatened to realise she backed the wrong horse? Utter bullshit.
I can see Boomer's mother coming to blows with someone real soon and she will have to change her ways, maybe Liz can reconnect her with her daughter in the end. But I agree she's a ten on the twat-o-meter.
I quite like seeing a different side to Jake, I think he legit wants to take care of both Vera and the baby, just Vinegar tits can't forget everything he has done in the past.
Everyone I've spoken to has rolled their eyes at the Liz thing, sure people do get little snippets of memory back but saying its because of the new meds is a bit too much of a stretch.
I'm starting to think Juicy and the boys gang have gone, they did the same with the Asian gang in a past season. They can just use the excuse of it being a prison and people come and go all the time, but it sucks when they've established the characters,
There's a beautiful scene between Rita and Vera in the next episode that I absolutely adore. it adds a layer to both characters. Rita the Beater does have a softer side and I hope she lets it out a bit more in season 8.
Don't get me wrong, Allie isn't redeemed at all (beside setting Marie up or a heroic sacrifice i don't see how she can be as I've said in past).
I can see Boomer's mum trying to get closer to Kosta, hopefully it will end up with her having the crap beaten out of her. On a scale of one to 10, 10 being the twattist she a 11
ether way I hope she gone asap. But yea if she does have a arc it probably gone be what you said.
Jake defiantly gone through the biggest character development of the guards, I do hope Vera drops the animosity and lets him be a father. I don't want them as a couple, I just want to see the changes being a father brings on Jake. Will he stop being corrupt? What if someone finds out he's killed that witness against the Freak? How far would he go to protect his new family life? Think the guy has a ton of potential story options at the moment.
Yea I've had family members and friends with dementia and other memory issues so found it quiet cringe/laughable. It's a rare misstep by the writers and one i hope they don't repeat too often. Oz's later season started doing this type of bs with medicine that aged people and shit, not a good idea for gritty prison shows.
No Juice or the Boys ever again?
Sadly i think your right and they have just been forgotten about them, the Asian gang being a good past example. I get they may make the side too unbalanced or get repetitive if they're always used as the top dogs muscle/enforcers (if they're allied to a heel), but they're established characters. If the writers want them gone they should at least drop a line in a ep stating whats happened with them (released, different wings, died on the way back to they're home planet etc ).
Rita developing as a person sounds good, can't wait to see that.