The WORST Episodes of Wentworth

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Dec 8, 2019

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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.

The Things We Do

#1 - 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.

star 7.52
546 votes
Writers: Lara Radulovich, Pete McTighe
No Place Like Home

#2 - 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.

star 7.58
907 votes
Directors: Kevin Carlin
Writers: Lara Radulovich, Pete McTighe
Fly Me Away

#3 - 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.

star 7.59
663 votes
Directors: Kevin Carlin
Writers: Lara Radulovich, Pete McTighe

#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.

star 7.59
512 votes
Directors: Tori Garrett
Writers: Jane Allen, Lara Radulovich
The Girl Who Waited

#5 - 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.

star 7.59
607 votes
Writers: Lara Radulovich, Pete McTighe
Born Again

#6 - Born Again

Season 2 - Episode 1

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

star 7.67
522 votes
Directors: Kevin Carlin
Writers: Pete McTighe
Sins of the Mother

#7 - Sins of the Mother

Season 2 - Episode 8

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.

star 7.69
434 votes
Twist the Knife

#8 - Twist the Knife

Season 2 - Episode 5

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.

star 7.73
474 votes
Directors: Dee McLachlan
Writers: Pete McTighe
Whatever It Takes

#9 - Whatever It Takes

Season 2 - Episode 2

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.

star 7.74
524 votes
Directors: Kevin Carlin
Writers: John Ridley
Jail Birds

#10 - Jail Birds

Season 2 - Episode 10

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.

star 7.74
464 votes
The Velvet Curtain

#11 - 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.

star 7.77
462 votes
Directors: Tori Garrett
Writers: Lara Radulovich, Peter McTighe
Angel of Wentworth

#12 - Angel of Wentworth

Season 6 - Episode 6

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.

star 7.78
350 votes
To The Moon

#13 - To The Moon

Season 1 - Episode 9

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.

star 7.81
471 votes
Directors: Kevin Carlin
Writers: Giula Sandler, Lara Radulovich

#14 - Evidence

Season 3 - Episode 6

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.

star 7.82
477 votes
Directors: Steve Jodrell
Writers: Stuart Page
Righteous Acts

#15 - Righteous Acts

Season 3 - Episode 4

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.

star 7.82
471 votes
Writers: John Ridley
The Danger Within

#16 - The Danger Within

Season 2 - Episode 4

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.

star 7.85
490 votes
Writers: Marcia Gardner
Freak Show

#17 - Freak Show

Season 3 - Episode 9

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.

star 7.85
434 votes
Writers: Adam Todd
The Pink Dragon

#18 - The Pink Dragon

Season 2 - Episode 6

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

star 7.85
475 votes
Directors: Dee McLachlan
Writers: Marcia Gardner
The Fixer

#19 - The Fixer

Season 2 - Episode 9

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.

star 7.85
485 votes
Boys in the Yard

#20 - Boys in the Yard

Season 2 - Episode 3

Following the failure of Harry to avenge their daughter’s death, Bea hatches a daring plot to lure Brayden Holt to the jail.

star 7.85
480 votes
Writers: Timothy Hobart
Something Dies

#21 - 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.

star 7.86
486 votes
Directors: Jet Wilkinson
Writers: Lara Radulovich, Pete McTighe
The Boxer

#22 - The Boxer

Season 6 - Episode 2

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

star 7.88
381 votes
Think Inside The Box

#23 - Think Inside The Box

Season 5 - Episode 8

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

star 7.89
898 votes

#24 - Mercy

Season 3 - Episode 5

As Fletch readjusts to work life, Bea must forgo closely held morals as she engages in a secret plan to use Jodie Spiteri to bring down Ferguson. Bea agrees to a visit with Kaz Proctor to demand she and her group stop committing violence in her name. During what becomes an angry exchange, Bea is left with the shattering notion. Doreen agonises over the well-being of the baby but finds solace in an unlikely piece of advice from Jess. The stakes ramp up for Will when the media learn he is the prime suspect in the police investigation of Harry Smith's murder. Fletch seeing Jess for the first time since his return triggers a distressing emotional reaction that leads him to the wrenching conclusion.

star 7.89
495 votes
Directors: Steve Jodrell
Writers: Adam Todd
Winter is Here

#25 - Winter is Here

Season 6 - Episode 4

Marie Winter arrives in Wentworth. Sonia will go to any lengths to reopen her Green Wall workshop. Will is haunted by what he has done to Ferguson and Jake scrambled to stop him flipping out.

star 7.90
346 votes