What happens to Maria after the riot?
Maria has been moved to Litchfield Max following the events of Season 5. When talking to investigators who are looking to find the prisoners who led the riot, Ruiz tells them to trust what they already know; that she was the one who got the guards out and that Mendoza was the one who planned the riots.
As a teenage girl, she sees a Mexican guy dropping money into a bush while running from the cops. She grabs it and finds him later to give it back, but that's not actually what leads to her arrest. Instead, in season seven, it's Maria decisions as a manager for a retail clothing store that put her away.
Beth often seems to be tired. She murdered her children, according to CO Hellman. In the events of Season Six, it is revealed that she has murderous compulsions, which may be the reason behind why she killed her children. She stated she was 'called' to drown Maria.
Lorna Morello - 34 Months
Lorna was adorable, but had issues with her behavior and mental health. She was sent to prison for mail fraud, a restraining order violation, and attempted murder. Her original sentence was for 34 months.
As the Jets and Sharks appear, Maria and Tony reaffirm their love ("Somewhere"), but Tony dies in her arms. Maria takes the gun from Chino and accuses everybody in sight of the deaths of Tony, Bernardo, and Riff. The police and gang members arrive.
Maria brands Piper with a swastika on the arm
This leaves her gunning for revenge, which happens during Nicky's return party. With loud music drowning out Piper's screams for help, she is held down by the Latinas and literally branded with a swastika.
Maria became pregnant with Yadriel's baby before her sentence began, forcing her to carry out her pregnancy in prison.
Towards the end of the season, Maria turns to religion, and in her prayer group, Beth Hoefler admits that she was the one to hold Maria's head underwater.
It turns out that the dress is for the dance, which Maria is attending with Chino, whom she is expected to marry, despite the fact that she does not have any feelings for him. At the dance in the local gym, the group is divided: Jets and their girls on one side and Sharks and their girls on the othe.
The actress didn't appear on the show during its sixth season. After getting released from jail, Maritza is detained by ICE. She winds up getting deported to Colombia, upsetting a lot of fans.
How does Maria end?
But then in a very emotional change of heart, she throws the gun away and embraces Tony's body—Maria is too tired of the violence around by now, and she takes up the chance to instead embody peace and forgiveness, and in the process brings an end to the feud between the gangs.
Their Sesame Street friends continue to notice the growing affection Maria and Luis have displayed for one another. Speaking separately — Maria with Big Bird, and Luis with Snuffy — they both come to the realization that they've fallen in love.