The BEST Episodes of Wentworth

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jul 23, 2021

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Fans of the iconic Prisoner series which pushed boundaries over three decades ago and still today boasts a loyal following worldwide, will remember Bea Smith as gutsy and fearless, ruling Wentworth Correctional Center 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 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 contemporising legendary characters and their stories for today’s audience. This ten-part series takes the viewer inside to an uncompromising environment exploring 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.

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Seeing Red

#1 - Seeing Red

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired Jul 26, 2016

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.

star 8.70
1,009 votes
Under Siege (2)

#2 - Under Siege (2)

Season 7 - Episode 10 - Aired Jul 30, 2019

The siege continues, and not everyone will make it out alive.

star 8.69
299 votes
Directors: Kevin Carlin
Writers: Pete McTighe
Hell Bent

#3 - Hell Bent

Season 5 - Episode 12 - Aired Jun 20, 2017

Franky and Allie put their escape plan into action. Liz takes desperate measures to protect herself. Ferguson suspects she's living on borrowed time.

star 8.58
883 votes
Blood and Fire

#4 - Blood and Fire

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Jun 23, 2015

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.

star 8.56
538 votes
Directors: Steve Jodrell
Writers: Pete McTighe
Plan Bea

#5 - Plan Bea

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired Jun 28, 2016

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.

star 8.48
972 votes
Writers: Michael Lucas
Under Siege (1)

#6 - Under Siege (1)

Season 7 - Episode 9 - Aired Jul 23, 2019

Marie enacts her plan to bust out of Wentworth, while Liz spirals into a psychotic meltdown.

star 8.45
310 votes
Directors: Kevin Carlin
Writers: John Ridley

#7 - Showdown

Season 6 - Episode 12 - Aired Sep 4, 2018

A shocked Vera finally discovers the identity of her stalker, who has one last ultimatum. Liz has a daunting favour to ask of Kaz.

star 8.40
335 votes
The Enemy Within

#8 - The Enemy Within

Season 8 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 29, 2020

Lou discovers her phone is missing and all the money for Reb's transition surgery has been stolen.

star 8.30
180 votes
Directors: Kevin Carlin
Writers: Marcia Gardner

#9 - Scars

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 4, 2017

Vera and Ferguson must deal with the fallout from the attack on Bea and Franky's past comes back to haunt her.

star 8.23
1,223 votes
Directors: Mat King
Writers: John Ridley

#10 - Afterlife

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Jul 5, 2016

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.

star 8.20
1,006 votes

#11 - Karen

Season 7 - Episode 4 - Aired Jun 18, 2019

Rita faces an impossible dilemma, while Kaz gets the better of Marie, and Vera learns the gender of her baby, casting doubt over her mothering skills.

star 8.20
307 votes
Directors: Jonathan Brough
Writers: Pete McTighe
Indelible Ink

#12 - Indelible Ink

Season 6 - Episode 11 - Aired Aug 28, 2018

Allie learns that Marie is getting surveillance photographs smuggled in that show the attack on her son, and Ruby panics.

star 8.20
351 votes
Eleventh Hour

#13 - Eleventh Hour

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired Jul 19, 2016

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.

star 8.20
968 votes
The Edge

#14 - The Edge

Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 31, 2018

When Sonia is refused a move into protection, she sets up a plan to discredit Kaz and invalidate her position as top dog. With Marie onside, the plan is underway - but may have terrible repercussions for Allie.

star 8.20
367 votes
Coup De Grace

#15 - Coup De Grace

Season 5 - Episode 11 - Aired Jun 13, 2017

Ferguson delivers Vera her coup de grace, unleashing unforeseen consequences. Franky's escape plans are waylaid when Kaz persuades her to join forces to bring down the freak

star 8.19
871 votes
Fear Her

#16 - Fear Her

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Aug 5, 2014

The extent of Bea’s plan is revealed as she makes the final moves to avenge Debbie’s death. Meanwhile Franky realises she is losing the support of the women and is forced to consider a deal.

star 8.18
501 votes
Shallow Grave

#17 - Shallow Grave

Season 6 - Episode 9 - Aired Aug 14, 2018

Rita is caught in a trap set by Marie and Drago, and must compromise Ray in order to maintain her cover, while Ruby questions Allie’s loyalty when she believes her to be spying for Marie.

star 8.17
379 votes
Bleed Out

#18 - Bleed Out

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 3, 2018

After being shot Franky seeks Bridget’s help, but the police net is tightening. Meanwhile Kaz faces her toughest challenge when she warns Hutch to stop fight club.

star 8.17
415 votes
The Governor's Pleasure

#19 - The Governor's Pleasure

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 7, 2015

When Bea is sentenced to life without parole for the killing of Brayden Holt, Ferguson makes it very clear - she owns Bea now. So when Bea uses her standing as Top Dog to hit back, Ferguson takes revenge - she slots Bea and releases Liz from Protection, exposing Liz to a brutal bashing from Boomer. But Ferguson has underestimated Bea, who starts a riot amongst the prisoners. With the prison in lock-down Ferguson has to turn to Bea to quell the riot. Wentworth isn't Ferguson's prison - it's Bea's. Battle lines are drawn.

star 8.17
529 votes
Directors: Kevin Carlin
Writers: Stuart Page

#20 - Checkmate

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Jul 3, 2013

Vera and Matt sleep together but when Vera finds out the shocking truth - Matt and Meg were having an affair, she fell pregnant and had an abortion - Matt tells her to get out of his life. Determined to find out who killed Meg, Will makes a deal with Jacs, however he later discovers Meg's bracelet in Jacs' cell. After threatening to kill her, Will has Jacs charged with Meg's murder. Liz and Franky talk about what really happened the day of Meg's murder: Franky went to find Jacs, and grabbed a knife. When Meg grabbed her arm, Franky thought it was Jacs and stabbed her. Liz took her bracelet and put it in Jacs' cell. Bea discovers the truth behind Debbie's murder and confronts Jacs. After Jacs tries to condone it, Bea takes a pen and shoves it into Jacs' neck and pulls it out, killing her almost instantaneously. She then presses the duress button after Liz had told her to never touch it.

star 8.17
538 votes
Directors: Kevin Carlin
Writers: Emma J. Steele, Lara Radulovich
Screw Lover

#21 - Screw Lover

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired May 31, 2016

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.

star 8.17
979 votes
Directors: Steve Jodrell
Writers: Michael Lucas
The Bitch Is Back

#22 - The Bitch Is Back

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 11, 2017

Liz starts to regret her decision to testify against Sonia; Vera takes desperate measures to foil Ferguson's self-defence plea; Franky's trapped by her past.

star 8.17
1,141 votes
Directors: Mat King
Writers: Andrew Anastasios
Lovers And Fighters

#23 - Lovers And Fighters

Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 7, 2018

Kaz is released from the slot and the women realise she has profoundly changed, becoming Liz’s protector, Kaz also demonstrates a harder, tougher top doggedness.

star 8.17
367 votes

#24 - Resurrection

Season 8 - Episode 1 - Aired Jul 28, 2020

After the siege many of the prisoners and officers struggle to rebuild their lives and cope with memories, as the new General Manager deals with the fallout from the siege and Will's mismanagement of the Prison.

star 8.17
224 votes
Directors: Kevin Carlin
Writers: Pete McTighe
Into The Night

#25 - Into The Night

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Jul 29, 2014

As Bea and Franky go to war for control of the prison, Bea puts her daring plan in motion. Meanwhile, Fletch is on a downward spiral of self-destructive behaviour as his final day at Wentworth looms.

star 8.16
532 votes