Wentworth’s most shocking moments

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Wentworth has continued to shock us week-in, week-out but these are the top moments that had jaws square on the floor.

REVENGE FOR BEA (Season 5, episode 12): In the season five finale Joan “The Freak” Ferguson was buried alive in a coffin with a drawing of Bea (Danielle Cormack) stuck on the roof. What we didn’t see however, was whether The Freak actually died. The chances of survival are about as slim as they get, so who knows, perhaps she’ll make a miraculous escape. Though not likely, we’d put nothing past Ferguson…

THE FREAK GOT YOUR TONGUE (season 5, episode 6): To become Top Dog in prison, Joan “The Freak” Ferguson (Pamela Rabe) demonstrated her ruthless capabilities. She cut out the tongue of fellow inmate Juice (Sally-Anne Upton) earning her begrudging respect and fear from her fellow prisoners.

BEA SMITH DIES (season 4, episode 12): In one of the most epic Wentworth showdowns, Bea came face-to-face with Joan, the woman she believed had killed her girlfriend Allie (Kate Jenkinson). Bea attempted to kill Joan. But when she lost control of the weapon, Bea made Joan fatally stab her so she would be imprisoned for the crime.

THE FREAK KILLS IMAN (season 5, episode 10): Just when Franky (Nicole da Silva) had figured out it was Iman (Zahra Newman) who had framed her for murder, her chance of freedom slipped through her hands. Joan didn’t want Iman to tell the truth, so snapped her neck and killed her.

SONIA’S PAST REVEALED (season 5, episode 4): Having been fed only tantalising snippets of Sonia’s (Sigrid Thornton) past, viewers were in for a treat when her back-story was revealed. Turned out she was capable of murder, had struck more than once and was having an affair with the investigating detective!

THE FREAK TRIES TO DROWN BEA (season 4, episode 8): A cunning Joan wanted to kill fellow prisoner Bea. After drugging her, Joan nearly managed to drown Bea in the kitchen sink before Kaz (Tammy McIntosh) figured out what was happening and rushed to Bea’s aid.

GOVERNOR MEG DIES (season 1, episode 1): It was a violent start to Wentworth when Governor Meg (Catherine Clements) lost her life in the debut episode. The death and whodunit mystery set the tone for the rest of the series: violence, intrigue, secrets and rivalries.

BEA’S DAUGHTER DEBBIE DIES (season 1, episode 8): In one of the most heartbreaking moments from the series, Bea’s teen daughter Debbie (Georgia Flood) was fatally injected with heroin and left to die. Brayden (Reef Ireland) killed Debbie after his mother, inmate Jacs (Kris McQuade), ordered him to.

BEA KILLS JACS (season 1, episode 10): Having discovered Jacs ordered the murder of her daughter Debbie, Bea marched in to her cell and killed her fellow inmate. Bea was hauled away in handcuffs with blood all over her as her fellow prisoners watched on in terrified awe.

BEA KILLS BRAYDEN (season 2, episode 12):

Having escaped from prison, Bea tracked down Brayden and confronted him over the death of her daughter Debbie. When Brayden provoked her about the crime, Bea shot him dead.

THE FATAL FREAK FIRE (season 3, episode 12): Governor Ferguson’s iron rule over the prison crumbled when a fatal fire broke out. Ferguson killed prisoner Jess (Georgia Chara), after racing to save Doreen’s (Shareena Clanton) son from the delusional prisoner’s clutches.

JOAN’S ASSAULT (season 4, episode 3): Having been imprisoned behind bars, Joan found herself subject to a vicious attack by several other inmates. They attacked her in the shower cells and it was one of the (very) few moments you felt sympathy for Joan.

FRANKY ATTACKED BY PENNISI (season 5, episode 1): A free woman, Franky’s life on the outside was ruined when Mike Pennisi (Felix Williamson) tracked her down and attacked her. She managed to free herself from his grip, but was later charged with his murder when Pennisi was found dead.

ALLIE GIVEN A HOTSHOT BY JOAN (season 4, episode 12): Joan aimed to hit Bea where it hurt the most by taking away her new girlfriend Allie. The calculating Joan attacked Allie and gave her a hotshot of drugs, leading to the inmate being rushed to hospital in a coma.

WILL DISCOVERS FRANKY KILLED HIS WIFE (season 3, episode 10): Guard Will (Robbie Magasiva) was enraged when he finally learnt who had killed his wife, Governor Meg. The secret was exposed after Franky confessed to the killing during a counselling session that was leaked to Will.

KAZ AND WILL’S VAN CRASHES (season 5, episode 5): Inmate Kaz (Tammy McIntosh) and Will had to fight for their lives when the prison van they were in veered off the road in to a dam. After freeing himself, Will saved Kaz. It was the moment the two enemies ended their feud and began working together to try and rid the prison of drugs.

FLETCHER HIT BY A CAR (season 2, episode 12): Guard Fletcher (Aaron Jeffery) was hit by a car and left for dead after he discovered details of Governor Joan Ferguson’s treacherous past. Fletch was run-down by Joan’s accomplice just before he was able to tell mate Will all the details.

PRISON RIOT (season 3, episode 1): Imprisoned for life after murdering Brayden, Bea was now the prison’s Top Dog. Governor Ferguson attempted to control Bea by slotting her in isolation, but the other women rioted and Vera (Kate Atkinson) was held hostage and stabbed with a syringe.

BEA ATTEMPTS SUICIDE (season 1, episode 9): Having lost her daughter, Bea felt like she had nothing to live for. In a truly sad moment, Bea attempted to hang herself in her cell, but was found by other women who saved her.

BEA IS DRUGGED BY JOAN (season 3, episode 6): Joan realised inmate Bea was intent on ousting her from her Governor position so took matters in to her own hands. She ordered her henchman to inject Bea with drugs and the inmate ended up in the psych ward.

JAKE KILLS JOAN’S FORMER ACCOMPLICE (season 4, episode 12): Guard Jake (Bernard Curry) truly found himself in a tough position when Joan demanded he commit murder so his indiscretions weren’t revealed. Jake had to kill Joan’s former accomplice so the man was unable to testify against Joan.

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