The WORST episodes of Wentworth

Every episode of Wentworth ever, ranked from worst to best by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The worst episodes of Wentworth!

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.

Last Updated: 11/10/2022Network:Fox Showcase
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The Things We Do
star
7.56
517 votes

#1 - The Things We Do

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 5/22/2013

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.

Directors: Catherine Millar
Watch Now:Amazon
Fly Me Away
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7.60
626 votes

#2 - Fly Me Away

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 5/8/2013

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

Directors: Kevin Carlin
Watch Now:Amazon
Captive
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7.63
489 votes

#3 - Captive

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 6/5/2013

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

Directors: Tori Garrett
Watch Now:Amazon
No Place Like Home
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7.63
836 votes

#4 - No Place Like Home

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 5/1/2013

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.

Directors: Kevin Carlin
Watch Now:Amazon
The Girl Who Waited
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7.64
571 votes

#5 - The Girl Who Waited

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 5/15/2013

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

Directors: Catherine Millar
Watch Now:Amazon
Sins of the Mother
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7.72
416 votes

#6 - Sins of the Mother

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 7/8/2014

Following Ferguson’s shock revelation that she has an informer amongst the inmates, an isolated Franky sets out to expose the snitch. But in her growing paranoia, it seems just about everyone has motive and opportunity. When jail-wide drug tests are instigated, following the discovery of a discarded pregnancy test, Franky uses the bedlam to try and force a confession.

Watch Now:Amazon
Born Again
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7.72
510 votes

#7 - Born Again

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 5/20/2014

Three months after Jacs Holt’s death, new arrival Governor Joan Ferguson instantly makes an enemy of Franky, while Bea finds a new purpose.

Directors: Kevin Carlin
Writer: Pete McTighe
Watch Now:Amazon
Jail Birds
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7.76
442 votes

#8 - Jail Birds

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 7/22/2014

Liz is finally released and attempts to contact her estranged children, but her reintroduction to life outside is far from easy. Added to her troubles is Boomer’s lust for revenge, which will not stop at the walls of Wentworth. Meanwhile Derek Channing tries to build his case against Ferguson, but soon realises that she will not be taken down easily.

Watch Now:Amazon
Twist the Knife
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7.76
451 votes

#9 - Twist the Knife

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 6/17/2014

When Bea hears that Simmo’s daughter is working for the Holts, she plants paranoia in Simmo’s mind and fuels it to further her own plans. Meanwhile, Boomer’s position as Franky’s muscle is under threat. When she goes missing a search of the prison turns violent for Will and Fletch.

Directors: Dee McLachlan
Writer: Pete McTighe
Watch Now:Amazon
The Velvet Curtain
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7.78
449 votes

#10 - The Velvet Curtain

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 5/29/2013

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

Directors: Tori Garrett
Watch Now:Amazon
Whatever It Takes
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7.78
505 votes

#11 - Whatever It Takes

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 5/27/2014

Bea attempts to get revenge on Brayden by goading Harry into an act of violence, whilst Franky’s determination to maintain power pushes her to extreme lengths.

Directors: Kevin Carlin
Writer: John Ridley
Watch Now:Amazon
Enemy of the State
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7.80
205 votes

#12 - Enemy of the State

Season 8 - Episode 3 - Aired 8/11/2020

Young British ‘Wikileaker’, Judy Bryant, is remanded to Wentworth facing charges of stealing secrets from the Australian government. Is she a hero of the people, or an enemy of the state.

Directors: Beck Cole
Angel of Wentworth
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7.83
374 votes

#13 - Angel of Wentworth

Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired 7/24/2018

As Sonia tries to spin her ‘Angel Of Wentworth’ PR into an innocence campaign, her past crimes threaten to derail her - and it could be fatal.

Evidence
star
7.87
444 votes

#14 - Evidence

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 5/12/2015

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.

Directors: Steve Jodrell
Writer: Stuart Page
Watch Now:Amazon
The Pink Dragon
star
7.87
457 votes

#15 - The Pink Dragon

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 6/24/2014

Simmo’s attempt to kill Bea ends in tragedy, while Liz faces her greatest dilemma – to snitch or not to snitch.

Directors: Dee McLachlan
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To the Moon
star
7.87
461 votes

#16 - To the Moon

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 6/26/2013

Fletch reacts badly to Bea's grief triggering his memories of a horrific experience in East Timor. Bea is dealt another devastating blow but is buoyed by the inmate's support, while Jacs's power further diminishes.

Directors: Kevin Carlin
Watch Now:Amazon
Fugitive
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7.87
215 votes

#17 - Fugitive

Season 8 - Episode 6 - Aired 9/1/2020

Rita sacrifices her hope of exoneration to rescue Ruby.

Directors: Fiona Banks
Something Dies
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7.89
464 votes

#18 - Something Dies

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 6/12/2013

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

Directors: Jet Wilkinson
Watch Now:Amazon
Goldfish, Part 2
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7.89
212 votes

#19 - Goldfish, Part 2

Season 8 - Episode 8 - Aired 9/15/2020

With the prison in lockdown, tensions reach crisis point.

Directors: Corrie Chen
Writer: John Ridley
The Fixer
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7.90
467 votes

#20 - The Fixer

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 7/15/2014

When the lab results point to Doreen being pregnant, Ferguson threatens to have Doreen’s lover, Nash’s, parole revoked unless she lies about the father. After being publicly accused by Harry Smith of an inappropriate relationship with Bea, Will comes to believe that Harry is behind his campaign of harassment.

Watch Now:Amazon
The Danger Within
star
7.90
470 votes

#21 - The Danger Within

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 6/10/2014

Simmo warns Bea of an impending hit against her by the Holts, in retaliation for her attack on Brayden. With the induction of three new prisoners into Wentworth, Bea is jumping at shadows, not sure from which of them will attack.

Directors: Catherine Millar
Watch Now:Amazon
Battle Lines
star
7.90
210 votes

#22 - Battle Lines

Season 8 - Episode 7 - Aired 9/8/2020

A desperate Judy seeks her father's help, but his callous rejection pushes Judy to commit a vicious act.

Directors: Corrie Chen
Righteous Acts
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7.91
435 votes

#23 - Righteous Acts

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/28/2015

After being slotted for an aggressive confrontation with Ferguson, Liz's world is rocked with the arrival of a new prisoner. Franky has commenced her sessions with Bridget, and in a candid moment admits to a desire for revenge against Bea. When Bea is shivved in the yard, Franky comes under suspicion, but Bea quickly realises Jodie, freshly released from the Slot where she was terrorised by Ferguson, was behind the attack at the Governor's behest.

Directors: Catherine Millar
Writer: John Ridley
Watch Now:Amazon
The Boxer
star
7.91
399 votes

#24 - The Boxer

Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired 6/26/2018

Sonia returns from near death, hell bent on revenge on her poisoner. Boomer sets the cat among the pigeons when she implicates Liz.

Watch Now:Amazon
Think Inside the Box
star
7.91
751 votes

#25 - Think Inside the Box

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired 5/23/2017

Franky's escape plan derails her relationship with Bridget. Sonia unleashes on Liz and Will makes a shocking discovery.

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