The BEST Episodes of Wentworth

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 22, 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
1,017 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 8.70
302 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 8.59
886 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 8.57
544 votes
Directors: Steve Jodrell
Writers: Pete McTighe
The Unknown Terrorist

#5 - The Unknown Terrorist

Season 9 - Episode 5 - Aired Sep 21, 2021

Finally exposed as Allie's attacker, a desperate Judy makes an audacious play for Lou's protection, while Ferguson fuels Eve's obsession with Jake.

star 8.50
114 votes
Directors: Mat King
Writers: Kim Wilson
One Eye Open

#6 - One Eye Open

Season 9 - Episode 6 - Aired Sep 28, 2021

Ferguson continues to manipulate Eve in her revenge plan on Jake, and Marie discovers Rita is a cop.

star 8.49
111 votes
Directors: Mat King
Writers: John Ridley
Plan Bea

#7 - 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 8.49
977 votes
Writers: Michael Lucas
Under Siege (1)

#8 - 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 8.47
313 votes
Directors: Kevin Carlin
Writers: John Ridley

#9 - Collateral

Season 9 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 5, 2021

Allie makes a pact with Vera and Will that has devastating personal consequences, while a crucial step in Boomer's quest for motherhood is achieved.

star 8.46
104 votes
Directors: Beck Cole
Writers: John Ridley
Last Stand

#10 - Last Stand

Season 9 - Episode 9 - Aired Oct 19, 2021

Joan faces her long awaited committal hearing but shocks everyone with what she pleads. Judy asks Lou to cancel the plan to bring down the prison, but it falls on deaf ears as Lou prefers the day of reckoning.

star 8.45
69 votes

#11 - 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
336 votes
Will and Testament

#12 - Will and Testament

Season 9 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 12, 2021

Evidence comes back to haunt Joan when the passports in her plan are found by the police. While tensions with the inmates reach an all time high when Rita's past is finally exposed to all the women

star 8.32
100 votes
Directors: Beck Cole
Writers: Kim Wilson
The Enemy Within

#13 - 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 8.28
186 votes
Directors: Kevin Carlin
Writers: Marcia Gardner
Judas Kiss

#14 - Judas Kiss

Season 9 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 14, 2021

Allie pretends to be suicidal as part of a revenge plot against Lou, a new inmate arrives at Wentworth, and Rita and Ruby are accused of Morelli's murder by the police.

star 8.28
120 votes
Directors: Roger Hodgman
Writers: John Ridley

#15 - Rogue

Season 9 - Episode 1 - Aired Aug 24, 2021

The season begins three weeks after the shivving of Allie. Marie enlists Sheila’s help to take out Lou, with tragic unforeseen consequences.

star 8.23
128 votes
Directors: Fiona Banks
Writers: Kim Wilson

#16 - 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
1,231 votes
Directors: Mat King
Writers: John Ridley

#17 - 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 8.22
310 votes
Directors: Jonathan Brough
Writers: Pete McTighe

#18 - 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 8.21
1,011 votes
Eleventh Hour

#19 - 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 8.21
974 votes
Indelible Ink

#20 - 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
352 votes
Coup De Grace

#21 - 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 8.20
873 votes
Fear Her

#22 - 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 8.19
506 votes
The Edge

#23 - 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 8.19
368 votes
Bleed Out

#24 - 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 8.18
419 votes
The Governor's Pleasure

#25 - 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 8.18
533 votes
Directors: Kevin Carlin
Writers: Stuart Page