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The Best Episodes of Wentworth

Every episode of Wentworth ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Wentworth!

Bea Smith is locked up while awaiting trial for the attempted murder of her husband and must learn how life works in prison. A modern adaptation and sequel of the iconic Prisoner series.


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The best episode of "Wentworth" is "Hell Bent", rated 9.6/10 from 638 user votes. It was directed by N/A and written by N/A. "Hell Bent" aired on 6/20/2017 and is rated 0.0 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Under Siege (1)".

  • Hell Bent
    9.6/10 638 votes

    #1 - Hell Bent

    Season 5 Episode 12 - Aired 2017-06-20

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

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Under Siege (1)
    9.6/10 485 votes

    #2 - Under Siege (1)

    Season 7 Episode 9 - Aired 2019-07-23

    Liz makes a desperate attempt to see her son, whilst Jake becomes concerned for Linda when she's still being manipulated by Sean. The women turn on Marie, as Marie prepares to make a bold plan to be exonerated for her crimes.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Under Siege (2)
    9.6/10 617 votes

    #3 - Under Siege (2)

    Season 7 Episode 10 - Aired 2019-07-30

    Marie stops at nothing to see that her plan go through, and with a fatal outcome and with nothing more to lose will Marie's plan to escape be successful, who lives and who dies?, and will the prison ever be the same again?

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Fear Her
    9.5/10 625 votes

    #4 - Fear Her

    Season 2 Episode 12 - Aired 2014-08-05

    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.

    Director: Kevin Carlin

    Writer: Pete McTighe

  • Blood and Fire
    9.5/10 586 votes

    #5 - Blood and Fire

    Season 3 Episode 12 - Aired 2015-06-23

    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.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Plan Bea
    9.5/10 537 votes

    #6 - Plan Bea

    Season 4 Episode 8 - Aired 2016-06-28

    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, plotting to drug Bea, then trap and kill her. Meanwhile, Maxine leaves the prison to undergo a double mastectomy, and Boomer is distraught when her application to be support person is denied.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Seeing Red
    9.5/10 638 votes

    #7 - Seeing Red

    Season 4 Episode 12 - Aired 2016-07-26

    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.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Into the Night
    9.4/10 540 votes

    #8 - Into the Night

    Season 2 Episode 11 - Aired 2014-07-29

    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.

    Director: Kevin Carlin

    Writer: Adam Todd

  • The Governor's Pleasure
    9.4/10 559 votes

    #9 - The Governor's Pleasure

    Season 3 Episode 1 - Aired 2015-04-07

    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.

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    Writer: N/A

  • Coup De Grace
    9.4/10 403 votes

    #10 - Coup De Grace

    Season 5 Episode 11 - Aired 2017-06-13

    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

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Legacy
    9.4/10 424 votes

    #11 - Legacy

    Season 9 Episode 10 - Aired 2021-10-26

    In the final countdown, the fate of everyone is uncertain.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Eleventh Hour
    9.3/10 435 votes

    #12 - Eleventh Hour

    Season 4 Episode 11 - Aired 2016-07-19

    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.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Living and the Dead
    9.2/10 429 votes

    #13 - The Living and the Dead

    Season 3 Episode 11 - Aired 2015-06-16

    When Fletch follows Bea's instructions to use Jianna as a means to unsettle Ferguson, he unwittingly sets Vera up to take the fall. Vera, for her part, is consumed with a desire for revenge against Lucy for infecting her with Hep C. Meanwhile, Bea's manipulations of Fletch result in him finally recovering his memory and alerting Will, who is on the verge of being arrested for Harry's murder, to the truth behind Ferguson's manipulations. As the forces align against Ferguson, she begins to unravel, realising she is in a fight of her life, professionally and personally.

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    Writer: N/A

  • The Reckoning
    9.2/10 252 votes

    #14 - The Reckoning

    Season 9 Episode 9 - Aired 2021-10-19

    In the aftermath of Rita's exposure as a cop, the family fights for survival while Ann continues to unravel.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Checkmate
    9.1/10 554 votes

    #15 - Checkmate

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 2013-07-03

    The truth behind the riot is finally revealed and Bea confronts a killer leading to deadly consequences.

    Director: Kevin Carlin

    Writer: Emma J. Steele

  • Happy Birthday, Vera
    9.1/10 385 votes

    #16 - Happy Birthday, Vera

    Season 5 Episode 6 - Aired 2017-05-09

    The women become frustrated with the Top Dog’s lack of action against Lucy, and Vera receives a birthday present she will never forget.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Karen
    9.1/10 372 votes

    #17 - Karen

    Season 7 Episode 4 - Aired 2019-06-18

    Vera learns the sex of her baby whilst Marie and Kaz try and make amends, with Rita facing an impossible dilemma to keep her identity as a former cop a secret after being told to kill Kaz by the new inmate.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Unknown Terrorist
    9.1/10 252 votes

    #18 - The Unknown Terrorist

    Season 9 Episode 5 - Aired 2021-09-21

    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.

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    Writer: N/A

  • Goldfish
    9.0/10 447 votes

    #19 - Goldfish

    Season 3 Episode 8 - Aired 2015-05-26

    When Ferguson's pet goldfish dies, she identifies her lack of emotion at the death as a potential weakness, rather than strength. But in seeking a renewed connection with Doreen, Ferguson unwittingly makes herself vulnerable when she calls Doreen - Jianna. Bea sees this as a possible chink in her armour and tasks Doreen with uncovering the truth behind the name.

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    Writer: N/A

  • A Higher Court
    9.0/10 427 votes

    #20 - A Higher Court

    Season 3 Episode 10 - Aired 2015-06-09

    Franky’s parole hearing is brought forward but will she be granted a released? Meanwhile, Doreen faces an agonising choice.

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    Writer: N/A

  • Screw Lover
    9.0/10 410 votes

    #21 - Screw Lover

    Season 4 Episode 4 - Aired 2016-05-31

    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.

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    Writer: N/A

  • Panic Button
    9.0/10 406 votes

    #22 - Panic Button

    Season 4 Episode 7 - Aired 2016-06-21

    Ferguson is rattled when she discovers that Bea will be supporting Jesper’s evidence in court. Meanwhile, Bea seems to be losing control of the women so she forces a prison-wide vote to end the debate. Vera is privately determined that Bea maintains control and interferes with the votes, cementing Bea’s power. When Kaz gets sentenced for 12-years, Ferguson unveils her plan and urges Kaz to help her. In return, she’ll take out Bea Smith.

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  • Bleed Out
    9.0/10 397 votes

    #23 - Bleed Out

    Season 6 Episode 3 - Aired 2018-07-03

    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.

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  • The Edge
    9.0/10 324 votes

    #24 - The Edge

    Season 6 Episode 7 - Aired 2018-07-31

    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.

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    Writer: N/A

  • Showdown
    9.0/10 341 votes

    #25 - Showdown

    Season 6 Episode 12 - Aired 2018-09-04

    The police close in on Vera, Will and Jake. While Rita takes drastic action to protect her sister.

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