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Bea Smith is a young Australian woman who finds herself sent to the titular Wentworth prison after she is charged with the attempted murder of her husband, Harry. Awaiting trial and separated from her young daughter, Bea has to quickly adapt to the reality of her new life behind bars. She soon finds herself dealing with the complex and dangerous struggles for power between inmates and guards as well as her own troubles.

Foxtel
4 Seasons, 46 Episodes
May 1, 2013
Celebrity & Entertainment, Crime, Drama
8.7/10
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  • Bea awakes blissfully happy after a night with Allie but it is the eve of Ferguson's trial and the Freak has been relentless in putting the final touches to her scheme for freedom and exoneration. Liz becomes convinced of Sonia's innocence and then Don puts an offer to Liz which could change her life. Maxine is committed to the chemotherapy and her prison family rallies around her.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Bea is released from the slot and is immediately confronted by Lucy if Bea doesn't punish Tasha for her break in 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.

  • 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 Allys bond grows.

  • Ferguson, having found protection in Kaz s crew, cunningly blames Will for her brutal ganging, a move which only strengthens Kaz's support for her. When Bea defends Will, it backfires dramatically. She is painted as a screw-lover , and rapidly begins to lose the support of the women. The first ever conjugal visit takes place at the prison, and Boomer shamelessly attempts to impregnate herself to her deadbeat ex-boyfriend, Daz. Meanwhile, Maxine is diagnosed with breast cancer and can t bring herself to tell the other women.

  • Against Vera's wishes, Ferguson is released into general. The women are out for blood but Vera confines Ferguson to her cell for safety reasons. When Ferguson challenges Vera's decision, she's left bewildered and wondering whether Ferguson has a death-wish. As always, Ferguson has an endgame but will she live to accomplish it?

  • 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.

  • The women of H Block return to Wentworth after the rebuild to find a new dynamic in play - Vera is Governor, Will is deputy and Kaz Proctor has established a power base. Bea questions whether she has the stamina or desire to be Top Dog for the next forty years of her sentence.

  • Ferguson is losing control, and the walls are closing in. Fletch and Vera band together in an attempt to overthrow the Governor, while Bea discovers the final piece of the puzzle to help solve Harry's murder. Meanwhile, Franky is preparing for her release. But when Jess makes a sudden, drastic move, all plans are thrown out the window and the stage is set for a dramatic showdown.

  • When Fletch follows Bea's instructions to use Jianna as a means to unsettle Ferguson, he unwittingly sets Vera up to take the fall. Vera, for her part, is consumed with a desire for revenge against Lucy for infecting her with Hep C. Meanwhile, Bea's manipulations of Fletch result in him finally recovering his memory and alerting Will, who is on the verge of being arrested for Harry's murder, to the truth behind Ferguson's manipulations. As the forces align against Ferguson, she begins to unravel, realising she is in a fight of her life, professionally and personally.

  • Franky's parole hearing is brought forward. Under the pump and certain that Ferguson is planning to ambush her chances, Franky offends former lover Kim, who retaliates by planting drugs, in the form of heroin-filled balloons, in Franky's cell. Faced with an imminent cell toss, Franky has no option but to swallow the evidence. So Franky fronts the parole board, under-prepared, and with a gutful of heroin that may just kill her. But Ferguson has a surprise planned, and just when it seems parole might be possible. Meanwhile, Doreen faces an agonising choice. Does she keep her baby in prison with her? Or does she ask her sister to take care of Joshua, and get him out of Ferguson's reach for good?

  • Amid further allegations she manipulated Jodie Spiteri to horrifically self-harm, Ferguson angles to remove her most ardent accuser, Bridget Westfall. The arrival of Doreen's newborn heralds dark times for mother and child. Meanwhile, Bea finds herself at her lowest ebb as she realises the toll the war against Ferguson is having on those closest to her. Nearing the point of stepping down as top dog, she is thrown a lifeline from an unlikely ally. Finally, after much agonising, Vera is unable to deny to herself the truth about Ferguson.

  • When Ferguson's pet goldfish dies, she identifies her lack of emotion at the death as a potential weakness, rather than strength. But in seeking a renewed connection with Doreen, Ferguson unwittingly makes herself vulnerable when she calls Doreen - Jianna. Bea sees this as a possible chink in her armour and tasks Doreen with uncovering the truth behind the name.

  • Bea struggles to accept that she had a psychotic episode, despite the CCTV evidence. When her blood is found to have traces of LSD, she realises that her attacker caused the meltdown. She smuggles evidence out of the psych unit, understanding she'll need to play the long game if she's going to defeat Ferguson. Meanwhile Bridget struggles to force Franky to accept that she has an emotional block. But when she challenges Franky to talk about her mother, she elicits a confession she wasn't expecting.

  • Ferguson is blindsided by Jodie's complaint to the ombudsman. Channing attempts damage control, but Jodie's accusations of brutality promise to be very damaging for the Governor. When Ferguson realises Bea is the driving force behind the complaint her revenge is swift and brutal, leaving Jodie isolated and without support during the hearing.

  • Fletch has a tough time readjusting to work, while Bea makes a secret plan to take down Ferguson and has a disturbing visitor.

  • A new prisoner, unprepared for the tough world of Wentworth, shocks Liz. Franky makes a startling confession to Bridget, and Bea is attacked.

  • With her supply line cut and her power base destroyed, Franky is in trouble with prisoners she owes. Meanwhile, Bea is shocked by Will's confession.

  • In an attempt to secure her position as the prison's top dog, Bea engages in a delicate and dangerous alliance with Ferguson.

  • After Bea is sentenced to life without parole, Ferguson believes she has the upper hand. But a battle for control of the prison soon breaks out.

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