Nicky Nichols, played by Natasha Lyonne, is an inmate at Litchfield Penitentiary.
She's been arrested because of her drug addiction which led her to an open heart surgery.
And yes, she had sex with Alex Vause.
Orange Is The New Black will finally deal with Nicky Nichols' backstory in season 3.
"You're one Cheerio in the bulk box of life." - Nicky Nichols
"I appreciate your concern, but I'm actually well covered on the menstruation front." - Nicky Nichols
"I always miss you until you're here. Then I realize the mom I miss must have been someone I invented when I was a kid" - Nicky Nichols
"How about we both say a little prayer that she gets fat and stops shaving her legs." - Nicky Nichols
"You know how some people have imaginary friends? I think you might have some imaginary enemies" - Nicky Nichols
"I'm like Icarus, whose wings melted before he could fuck the sun." - Nicky Nichols
"I am a sexual Steve Jobs. And that bitch is worth 10 points." - Nicky Nichols
"Next time, just sit on her face. It shuts her right up." - Nicky Nichols