10 Worst Episodes of Wentworth

Bea Smith is locked up while awaiting trial for the attempted murder of her husband and must learn how life works in prison. A modern adaptation and sequel of the iconic Prisoner series.

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#1 - Fly Me Away (Season 1 - Episode 2)

In the aftermath of the riot, Will blackmails Doreen into helping him and Bea is given no choice but to continue to lie.

The episode was rated 7.59 from 670 votes.

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#2 - The Things We Do (Season 1 - Episode 4)


After Toni forces her daughter Kaiya to smuggle heroin into the prison, she is harassed by the women and her daughter goes into cardiac arrest. Doreen and Boomer conspire over home brew that has been fermenting for months. Bea begins to doubt whether she can take on Jacs after Jacs threatens the life of Debbie. Liz is told that her parole is being looked over and she organises an afternoon for the ladies to talk about their problems. We discover that Liz is an alcoholic and after drinking all the home brew and reveals her story - she killed her mother-in-law. Erica and Vera butt heads over the running of the prison. Will continues his search for Meg's killer and discovers Matt and Meg had a peculiar relationship.

The episode was rated 7.60 from 538 votes.

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#3 - The Girl Who Waited (Season 1 - Episode 3)

Bea is caught up in the brutal rivalry between Franky and Jacs while Erica struggles to gain the support of the officers.

The episode was rated 7.62 from 608 votes.

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#4 - Captive (Season 1 - Episode 6)


Vera's attempt to impress Fletch backfires and her domineering mother reveals a humiliating secret to her peers, while Erica betrays Franky.

The episode was rated 7.63 from 497 votes.

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#5 - No Place Like Home (Season 1 - Episode 1)

Bea Smith is taken to gaol after attempting to murder her violent, rapist husband and is immediately taken in by the lesbian, drug-dealer, Franky Doyle. Liz Birdsworth and Doreen Anderson also befriend Bea, however a slip of the tongue turns Doreen against her. Governor Meg Jackson is becoming increasingly suspicious about the ladies and their ways of bringing crystal meth into the gaol. Deputy Governor Vera Bennett makes Meg look incompetent towards lawyer, Erica Davidson. Jacs Holt is released from solitary and reignites her rivalry with Franky. After making up, Doreen leaves her daughter Kaiya with Bea during a riot caused by Jacs and Franky. When Kaiya runs off, Bea follows after her. After Matt Fletcher and Will Jackson - Meg's husband - break up the riot, they find a lifeless Meg lying in the hallway, stabbed with a blood-soaked Bea standing over her.

The episode was rated 7.65 from 834 votes.

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#6 - Born Again (Season 2 - Episode 1)


Joan Ferguson decides that changes need to be made at Wentworth. She becomes fixed on ending Franky's hold over her fellow inmates and forces Bea to return to the wings. But Bea cannot function without sedatives due to her grief. She realises that the only thing she has to live for is revenge against Brayden.

The episode was rated 7.70 from 483 votes.

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#7 - Sins of the Mother (Season 2 - Episode 8)

An isolated and paranoid Franky tries to uncover which inmate is leaking vital information to Ferguson.

The episode was rated 7.76 from 445 votes.

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#8 - The Velvet Curtain (Season 1 - Episode 5)


Erica can’t escape her feelings for Franky and Bea reveals to Liz the truth about her marriage.

The episode was rated 7.77 from 512 votes.

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#9 - Whatever It Takes (Season 2 - Episode 2)

Harry files 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. A new inmate arrives and tells Kim that she has trafficked drugs. 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 ans dies. Doreen meets a male prisoner Nash, who is enlisted on a project to build a gardening project. Ferguson gets Vera drunk and learns of Fletch's affair with Meg.

The episode was rated 7.79 from 475 votes.

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#10 - Something Dies (Season 1 - Episode 7)


Bea pays a high price for crossing Jacs while Franky gets her revenge, and Will reverts to his old ways.

The episode was rated 7.79 from 471 votes.

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