Next Episode of Wentworth is
Season 5 / Episode 1 and airs on 04 April 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.
The story resumes four months after the events seen in the fiery season three finale. The women of H block are returning to Wentworth Correctional Centre to find a new dynamic is in play which will have immediate ramifications for Bea as Kaz Proctor has established a power base. On the outside, Franky is trying hard to be a productive member of society.As always, no-one should underestimate "the Freak".
Feeling betrayed, Vera takes steps to have Bridget dismissed and expose her relationship with Franky, but is forced to backtrack and enlist Bridget's help instead, when Ferguson makes a bid to be released into the general prison population. The three unlikely allies devise a plan in which Bridget attempts to entrap Ferguson into exposing her psychopathy. Kaz stages a protest with the women in the yard in an attempt to force Vera s hand on the conjugal visits program.
Against Vera wishes, Ferguson is released into general population. The women are out for blood but Vera confines Ferguson to her cell for safety reasons. When Ferguson challenges Vera decisions, she's left bewildered and wondering whether Ferguson has a death-wish. As always, Ferguson has a end game but will she live to accomplish it?
While Ferguson gains both Kaz's trust & her gang's protection, Ferguson also continues with her lies by telling Kaz that Will is a woman-beater & that he & Bea are sleeping together (hence, screw lover) this may be believed too since last week Bea & Will were seen leaving the conjugal room together. Meanwhile Maxine gets her mammogram results & Boomer finally gets Daz in that conjugal room so she can try to pregnant!
With Bea in the slot, Ferguson seeks to strengthen her hold over Kaz by manipulating acting Top Dog, Maxine into an act of extreme violence. Bea and Ally's bond grows
Bea is released from the slot and is immediately confronted by Lucy; if Bea doesn't punish Tasha for breaking prison rules, Lucy and her crew will be forced to. Doreen shocks everyone by turning her back on Bea and Liz is assigned to look after a new inmate, Sonia Stevens, on remand for the supposed murder of a young woman.
Ferguson and Vera battle for control of the prison, using Bea and Kaz as their pawns, but Ferguson is rattled when she discovers that Bea will be supporting Jesper's evidence in court. Meanwhile, Bea seems to be losing control of the women so she forces a prison-wide vote to end the debate.
As Bea and Allie take their illicit affair further, Bea finds herself uncharacteristically tentative and vulnerable. Neither is aware that Ferguson is tracking them carefully. Meanwhile, Maxine leaves the prison to undergo a double mastectomy leaving Boomer distraught.
With Ferguson's alliances crumbling, she is left to source assistance from the outside world. Meanwhile, tension continues to rise within the Red Right Hand as Kaz's participation in the plan to murder Bea comes to light. Bea struggles to recover in the wake of her attack. Ferguson returns from the burns unit and is placed in a medical hold under the supervision of Jake. Maxine is back after surgery and finds herself in the crossfire of huge tension between Boomer, Liz and Sonia.
When Bea discovers Allie has fallen back into drug addiction, Bea decides to remove Allie from Kaz's control once and for all. Meanwhile, Franky pursues Shayne in the hope of exposing Ferguson s plan to undermine her trial and secure her release from Wentworth.
With Bea and Allie finally out as a couple, Kaz forms an alliance with Tina's Asian crew to help take Bea down. But when Jake smuggles a new batch of drugs into the prison for Tina, Bea gets wind of the stash and orders Tina to flush the gear. Tina refuses, citing Bea's weakening power-base, and her alliance with the RRH.When Bea commits to ultimate sin of lagging to protect Allie, Kaz Seizes on it to for Bea to step down as Top Dog, and Ferguson strikes again.
Bea awakes blissfully happy after a night with Allie, but it is the eve of Ferguson's trail and the Freak has been relentless in putting the final touches to her scheme for freedom and exoneration. She's pitted Bea and Kaz against each other again and has sparked chaos for Vera and Will with a full blown investigation into the drug trade within the prison. Liz becomes convinced of Sonia's innocence and Don puts a offer to Liz which could change her Life. Maxine Is committed into chemotherapy and her prison family rallies around her. On Trail day Ferguson's passing comment about collateral damage refocuses Bea's attention. Bea calls Franky for help on the outside as the intricate web of Ferguson's strategy is revealed
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)
Kate Atkinson(Vera Bennett)
Socratis Otto(Maxine Conway)
Nicole Da Silva(Franky Doyle)
Kris McQuade(Jacs Holt)
Leeanna Walsman(Erica Davidson)
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