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Season 5 / Episode 9 and airs on 30 May 2017 10:30
Fans of the iconic Prisoner Cell Block H series, which pushed boundaries over three decades ago and still boasts a loyal following worldwide today, will remember Bea Smith as gutsy and fearless, ruling Wentworth Correctional Centre with an iron fist. But who was Bea Smith before prison? How did a wife and mother from the suburbs become a top dog without rival? Wentworth Prison is a dynamic, often confronting, drama series that begins with Bea's early days in prison. Set in the present day, it is a modern adaptation of Prisoner Cell Block H that contemporises legendary characters and their stories for today's audience.This series takes the viewer inside to an uncompromising environment that explores the politics of women in a world without men, and how such a threatening experience both challenges and often changes those confined and working behind the razor wire. The audience will be introduced to Bea all over again and meet her allies and enemies in the form of iconic inmates: Doreen Anderson, Liz Birdsworth and Franky Doyle, and there are new faces such as Jacs Holt, the ruthless matriarch of a crime family who now reigns over Wentworth. Favourite offices will also return. Meg Jackson carries a shameful secret; Vera Bennett, the well-meaning officer who discovers everyone has a price; Erica Davidson, the crusading Lawyer and Matthew Fletcher who believes in retribution rather than rehabilitation. And a new face, Meg's husband Will Jackson, whose past still haunts him.Each episode explores an individual character's back story, providing an insight to what makes them tick and the circumstances that led them to Wentworth. In doing so we discover that the difference between an inmate and an officer is sometimes simply geography, because they're all prisoners in surprisingly different ways. Like the original Prisoner Cell Block H, Wentworth Prison is, at its heart, a series about survival, a character drama featuring women living in a pressure cooker environment. Despite the rivalries and power struggles, this family of misfits and rebels are forced to forge unlikely friendships and allegiances if they want to survive their time inside.
It is three months later. Bea has been sentenced to twelve years for manslaughter and is confined to the psychiatric ward, under heavy sedation. Meanwhile, Franky has risen to the top and is ruling the compound with notably more malice than before. Erica has been replaced by Joan Ferguson, a tyrannical and intelligent minded officer, who decides that changes need to be made. When Franky declines Ferguson's offer of alliance, she becomes fixed on ending Franky's reign. Seeing a potential in Bea, Ferguson forces her off the sedatives and returns her to the compound. But Bea, consumed with grief, realizes that now is the time to exact her revenge against Brayden for killing her daughter.
Harry attempts to file for divorce from Bea but she refuses unless he helps her enact revenge against Brayden. Bea sets Harry up to meet with Brayden and he commits arson against the Holt business in a failed attempt to kill him. A new inmate arrives and tells Kim that she swallowed drugs that the police have yet to discover. Franky refuses to call for help and tries to force her to defecate the heroin. When the drugs rupture in her digestive system she overdoses and dies. Doreen meets a male prisoner named Nash, who is enlisted on a project to build a garden in the prison. Ferguson gets Vera drunk and learns of Fletch's affair with Meg.
Jacs' second in command, Simmo, returns to prison and starts selling drugs for Brayden. Bea befriends her in order to lure Brayden into a trap. Franky takes issue with Simmo selling drugs and gets Boomer to attack her. Franky orders Boomer to break Simmo's kneecaps, so she would spend the remainder of her sentence in protection and out of the way, but Bea convinces her not to in order to gain Simmo's trust. Bea attacks Brayden when he visits Simmo but fails to kill him. Doreen and Nash grow closer while they care for a sick bird. Franky makes a deal with one of the male prisoners helping with the gardening project named Bates to supply her with drugs and orders Boomer to perform oral sex on him as payment for his services.
Bea suspects three new inmates of being behind an attempt to kill her by the Holt family.
Bea uses an upcoming trip that Simmo's daughter is taking to Thailand to sow seeds of anxiety.
Simmo's attempt to kill Bea ends in tragedy when Ferguson intervenes, while Liz faces her greatest dilemma - whether or not to turn Franky in for bringing dangerous drugs into the prison.
Vera finds herself under intolerable pressure from both Ferguson and her dying mother
An increasingly isolated and paranoid Franky resorts to extreme measures to expose the informer
Ferguson tries to force Doreen to accuse Will of being her baby's father.
Ferguson fights her corner as Channing returns with an agenda to get rid of her.
Ferguson releases Boomer from isolation in order to force the issue between Bea and Franky.
As the police and Will search for Bea, she closes in on Brayden Holt.
Bernard Curry(Jake Steward)
Kate Jenkinson(Allie Novak)
Aaron Jeffery(Matthew Fletcher)
Danielle Cormack(Bea Smith)
Tammy MacIntosh(Kaz Proctor)
Sigrid Thornton(Sonia Stevens)
Catherine McClements(Meg Jackson)
Libby Tanner(Bridget westfull)
Kate Atkinson(Vera Bennett)
Socratis Otto(Maxine Conway)
Nicole Da Silva(Franky Doyle)
Kris McQuade(Jacs Holt)
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