Wentworth: episode guide

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Series 5

Emotional, psychological and professional shockwaves pound the inmates and staff of Wentworth Correctional Centre. Governor Vera Bennett is under fire from Corrective Services and, with Will on suspension, she is relying more on her deputy Jake, not realising he is now Ferguson's puppet.

New top dog Kaz has a challenge to restore order amongst the traumatised inmates, though Sonia remains aloof focusing on her upcoming trial. Liz has to decide if she follows her heart or her head. Doreen struggles with being separated from her son and Boomer supports Maxine as she continues her battle with breast cancer.

Scars

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Episode 5.01 (47)
Tue, April 04, 2017
Written by John Ridley
Directed by Mat King

On the inside, Vera and Ferguson must deal with the fallout from Bea's death; while outside, Franky's life of freedom is jeopardised by an obsessive Mike Pennisi.

Recovering from Bea's death, Allie returns to Wentworth seeking vengeance against Ferguson. But her attack is thwarted when Ferguson seizes the opportunity to make a powerful statement and create a sense of fear around her. Vera is faced with the problem of finding out who let Bea into a restricted area to be killed by Ferguson. Covering her own tracks, Vera is forced to compromise her own ethics by pinning it on a scapegoat. While Franky finds her life unravelling when the man she assaulted, Mike Pennisi, reappears in her life.

Starring: Nicole da Silva as Franky Doyle, Pamela Rabe as Joan Ferguson, Kate Atkinson as Vera Bennett, Sigrid Thornton as Sonia Stevens, Celia Ireland as Liz Birdsworth, Katrina Milosevic as Sue 'Boomer' Jenkins, Shareena Clanton as Doreen Anderson, Robbie J Magasiva as Will Jackson, Tammy MacIntosh as Kaz Proctor, Kate Jenkinson as Allie Novak, Bernard Curry as Jake Stewart, Socratis Otto as Maxine Conway

With: Libby Tanner as Bridget Westfall, Jacquie Brennan as Linda Miles, Sally-Anne Upton as Lucy Gambaro, Madeleine Jevic as Nurse Lee Radcliffe, Bessie Holland as Stella Radic, Sophia Katos as Mel Barrett, Angela Twigg as Nina Spencer, Katerina Kotsonis as Officer Murphy, Felix Williamson as Mike Pennisi, Robert Grubb as Miles Strathairn, Daniielle Alexis as Dana Malouf, Leah Vandenberg as Senior Detective Ansari, Paul Henri as Detective Harris, Philli Anderson as Inmate #1 (Stunt Performer), Sarah Howett as Inmate #2 (Stunt Performer), Jacqueline Geelan as Inmate #3 (Stunt Performer), Rian Goodge as Pennisi Stunt Double

The Bitch Is Back

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Episode 5.02 (48)
Tue, April 11, 2017
Written by Andrew Anastasios
Directed by Mat King

Franky is back, charged with the murder of Mike Pennisi. She believes she has been framed by an accomplice of Ferguson. But proving her innocence and salvaging her relationship with Bridget seem almost impossible on the inside. A nervous Liz prepares for her imminent appearance as Witness X, living in fear that Sonia will surely catch her out. Vera takes desperate measures to foil Ferguson's self-defence plea

With: Libby Tanner as Bridget Westfall, Jacquie Brennan as Linda Miles, Sally-Anne Upton as Lucy Gambaro, Charli Tjoe as Tina Mercado, Ra Chapman as Kim Chang, Bessie Holland as Stella Radic, Sophia Katos as Mel Barrett, Steve Bastoni as Don Kaplan, Hunter Page-Lochard as Shayne Butler, Gareth Reeves as Marcus Pearce, Daniielle Alexis as Dana Malouf, Leah Vandenberg as Senior Detective Ansari, Paul Henri as Detective Harris, Jacqueline Whiting as Young Junkie

Nothing But The Truth

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Episode 5.03 (49)
Tue, April 18, 2017
Written by Peter McTighe
Directed by Geoff Bennett

Sonia's trial is underway, and Liz is brought in as the prosecution's star witness. Meanwhile, Franky and Bridget implode as Franky insists on Ferguson's involvement in her murder charge. Then a surprise letter changes everything…

Starring: Nicole da Silva as Franky Doyle, Sigrid Thornton as Sonia Stevens, Celia Ireland as Liz Birdsworth, Shareena Clanton as Doreen Anderson, Katrina Milosevic as Sue 'Boomer' Jenkins, Robbie J Magasiva as Will Jackson, Tammy MacIntosh as Kaz Proctor, Kate Jenkinson as Allie Novak, Bernard Curry as Jake Stewart, Kate Atkinson as Vera Bennett, Pamela Rabe as Joan Ferguson

With: Libby Tanner as Bridget Westfall, Jacquie Brennan as Linda Miles, Charli Tjoe as Tina Mercado, Ra Chapman as Kim Chang, Sally-Anne Upton as Lucy Gambaro, Bessie Holland as Stella Radic, Sophia Katos as Mel Barrett, Steve Bastoni as Don Kaplan, Hunter Page-Lochard as Shayne Butler, Madeleine Jevic as Nurse Lee Radcliffe, Rachel Maza as Imogen Fessler, Paul English as Crown Prosecutor - Allan Levi, Peter Feeney as Defence Barrister - Michael Baresic, Marty Rhone as Judge - Parisa Jamshidi, Matt James as Court Security Guard/PSO, Daniielle Alexis as Dana Malouf, Jacqueline Whiting as Overdose Prisoner, Paul Rochford as Detective Driver - Precision Driver

Loose Ends

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Episode 5.04 (50)
Tue, April 25, 2017
Written by Marcia Gardner
Directed by Geoff Bennett

With the murder charge against her dropped, Sonia enjoys her freedom but there are still some loose ends to tie up. Liz, back inside, clings to the hope that Don will to come to her rescue and get her perjury charge dropped. Franky starts to put her escape plan into action, as Ferguson exploits Jake and Tina's drug flow problem to her own advantage.

With: Libby Tanner as Bridget Westfall, Jacquie Brennan as Linda Miles, Charli Tjoe as Tina Mercado, Ra Chapman as Kim Chang, Sally-Anne Upton as Lucy Gambaro, Bessie Holland as Stella Radic, Steve Bastoni as Don Kaplan, Rachel Maza as Imogen Fessler, Daniielle Alexis as Dana Malouf, Heather Lythe as Helen Masters, Chris Weir as Motorist - Stunt Driver, Anthony Sharpe as Detective Foy, Josh Lamanna as Plumber

Belly Of The Beast

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Episode 5.05 (51)
Tue, May 02, 2017
Written by Marcia Gardner
Directed by Fiona Banks

Franky's escape plan goes haywire with unforeseen and near-tragic consequences. Kaz accuses Will of being a drug supplier but is forced to see him in a different light when he heroically saves her life. Allie claims responsibility for the accident in an attempt to convince Tina of her allegiance in exchange for heroin. Meanwhile, Doreen fronts the Board for her transfer application but despite an impassioned pitch, is devastated when her request is refused. Lucy seeks Liz's help in an attempt to extort money from Sonia but Liz sees this as an opportunity to get Sonia put into Protection.

With: Libby Tanner as Bridget Westfall, Jacquie Brennan as Linda Miles, Charli Tjoe as Tina Mercado, Ra Chapman as Kim Chang, Sally-Anne Upton as Lucy Gambaro, Bessie Holland as Stella Radic, Sophia Katos as Mel Barrett, Madeleine Jevic as Nurse Lee Radcliffe, Marta Kaczmarek as Marge Nowak, Sharelle Starr as Kaz Proctor Stunt Double, Daniielle Alexis as Dana Malouf, Jacqueline Whiting as Junkie Prisoner, PJ Williams as Brawler Driver, Chris Weir as Brawler Driver Stuntie, John He as Fisherman, Bryce Hardy as Ambo, Lynnette Griffiths as Female Hygiene Worker

Happy Birthday, Vera

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Episode 5.06 (52)
Tue, May 09, 2017
Written by John Ridley
Directed by Fiona Banks

On the eve of Vera's birthday, Ferguson puts her plan in motion to take over the prison. Instructing Jake to make Vera emotionally dependent on him, Vera's initial rejection of his offer to move in with her puts Ferguson on the back foot. As rumblings against Kaz increase over her failure to bash Lucy for her attack on Sonia, Ferguson manipulates Lucy in order to up the pressure on the top dog. When Vera finally succumbs to Jake's charms, Ferguson performs an ultimate act of terror to dethrone Kaz and become top dog.

With: Libby Tanner as Bridget Westfall, Jacquie Brennan as Linda Miles, Charli Tjoe as Tina Mercado, Ra Chapman as Kim Chang, Sally-Anne Upton as Lucy Gambaro, Bessie Holland as Stella Radic, Sophia Katos as Mel Barrett, Madeleine Jevic as Nurse Lee Radcliffe, Marta Kaczmarek as Marge Nowak, Zahra Newman as Iman Farah, Bruce Seymour as Ted (Workshop Supervisor), Nyawuda Chuol as Weak As Piss Prisoner, Kathrine Clarke as Welding Prisoner, Catriona Humble as Druggie Inmate, Dimitrios Androutsopoulos as Dentist, Sarah Howlett as Inmate #2 Stuntie

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The Pact

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Episode 5.07 (53)
Tue, May 16, 2017
Written by Andrew Anastasios
Directed by Mat King

Allie enacts an all or nothing plan to kill Ferguson and avenge Bea's death. Meanwhile, Will is intent on busting the drug ring and lays a trap. When a tip-off ruins his sting, he realises an officer must be involved.

With: Libby Tanner as Bridget Westfall, Jacquie Brennan as Linda Miles, Charli Tjoe as Tina Mercado, Ra Chapman as Kim Chang, Madeleine Jevic as Nurse Lee Radcliffe, Zahra Newman as Iman Farah, Luke McKenzie as Nash Taylor, Daniielle Alexis as Dana Malouf, Treydn Harrison as Joshua Anderson, Lucia Brancatisano as Officer, Lynnette Griffiths as Hygiene Services Employee

Think Inside The Box

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Episode 5.08 (54)
Tue, May 23, 2017
Written by Pete McTighe
Directed by Mat King

Franky and Allie are drawn closer together on their quest to find a viable escape route, but their growing bond sends Bridget off the rails. Meanwhile, Channing arrives to decide the fate of Sonia's 'Green Wall' project, Will makes a shocking discovery, and Sonia unleashes on Liz.

Starring: Nicole da Silva as Franky Doyle, Sigrid Thornton as Sonia Stevens, Celia Ireland as Liz Birdsworth, Katrina Milosevic as Sue 'Boomer' Jenkins, Robbie J Magasiva as Will Jackson, Tammy MacIntosh as Kaz Proctor, Kate Jenkinson as Allie Novak, Bernard Curry as Jake Stewart, Kate Atkinson as Vera Bennett, Pamela Rabe as Joan Ferguson

With: Libby Tanner as Bridget Westfall, Jacquie Brennan as Linda Miles, Martin Sacks as Derek Channing, Zahra Newman as Iman Farah, Madeleine Jevic as Nurse Lee Radcliffe, Sophia Katos as Mel Barrett, Bessie Holland as Stella Radic, Daniielle Alexis as Dana Malouf, Marta Kaczmarek as Marge Nowak

Snakehead

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Episode 5.09 (55)
Tue, May 30, 2017
Written by Andrew Anastasios
Directed by Catherine Millar

Will forms an alliance with Kaz to expose Jake as the dirty officer. When they ask Allie to reveal a secret she is torn between her loyalty to Kaz and Red Right Hand, and her new friendship with Franky. Vera is forced to put the search for truth before her love for Jake. Franky and Allie formulate a detailed plan of escape but it will take ingenuity, courage and some help from Franky's dad. Liz's hopes that Don might come to her rescue are dashed and she blames Sonia.

With: Jacquie Brennan as Linda Miles, Charli Tjoe as Tina Mercado, Zahra Newman as Iman Farah, Richard Sutherland as Alan Doyle, Maria Mercedes as Detective Ayoub, Sarah Hallam as Jen Hutchins, Erryn Nundle as Education Officer, PJ Williams as H3 Officer, Brett Gregory as Workshop Officer, Milla Cormack as Tess Doyle, Chris Chalmers as Will Riding Double

Mere Anarchy

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Episode 5.10 (56)
Tue, June 06, 2017
Written by Marcia Gardner
Directed by Catherine Millar

Having discovered Iman's social media connection to Mike Pennisi, Franky enlists Bridget's help to discover the true nature of their relationship — Iman was Pennisi's girlfriend. But when Franky confronts her, Iman reveals Pennisi's obsession with Franky and admits she killed him in a jealous rage. Now blaming Franky for destroying both their lives, Iman attacks her with a shiv. Ferguson comes to Franky's rescue but at the same time snatches away her only hope of exoneration, while pushing her own agenda to professionally crush Vera. Meanwhile, Channing's investigation clears Jake of Will's drug supplier accusations but, in the wake of a murder, sidelines Vera and assumes the role of acting Governor. Liz gets drunk with Sonia and hears a graphic confession to Don's murder. But Vera is sceptical of Liz's claims and cautions her against making further accusations against Sonia.

With: Libby Tanner as Bridget Westfall, Jacquie Brennan as Linda Miles, Charli Tjoe as Tina Mercado, Ra Chapman as Kim Chang, Martin Sacks as Derek Channing, Zahra Newman as Iman Farah, Rachael Maza as Imogen Fessler, Felix Williamson as Mike Pennisi, Andy McPhee as Turk, Leah Vandenberg as Senior Detective Ansari, Paul Henri as Detective Harris, Sarah Hallam as Jen Hutchins, Brett Gregory as Officer H3

Coup De Grace

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Episode 5.11 (57)
Tue, June 13, 2017
Written by John Ridley
Directed by Kevin Carlin

When an increasingly guilt-ridden Jake defies Ferguson by encouraging Vera to leave Wentworth with him, Ferguson turns the tables by revealing the full extent of Jake's duplicity to Vera. Humiliated and distraught, Vera confronts Jake and demands his immediate resignation. Confronting Ferguson, Jake is trapped when she reveals that her lawyers have ensured that the drug money trail leads directing to him. Realising there's no way out of his pact, Jake attempts suicide but lacks the fortitude to go through with it. Ultimately, Jake plays the only card he can to protect himself: he uses his knowledge of Vera's complicity with Bea to blackmail Vera. Meanwhile, Franky is released from the slot and plans her imminent escape with Allie, only for Kaz to urge her to join forces and bring Ferguson down. Swayed by Allie to help her family before escaping, Franky finds herself front and centre in a kangaroo court that gets out of control. When the mob attempts to lynch Ferguson, it is only Vera's humanity — despite everything she's suffered at Ferguson's hands — that saves the Freak's life.

With: Jacquie Brennan as Linda Miles, Charli Tjoe as Tina Mercado, Ra Chapman as Kim Chang, Martin Sacks as Derek Channing, Madeleine Jevic as Nurse Lee Radcliffe, Sophia Katos as Mel Barrett, Rachael Maza as Imogen Fessler, Maria Mercedes as Detective Ayoub, Daniielle Alexis as Dana Malouf, Sarah Hallam as Jen Hutchins, Sarah Howett as Prisoner Latham Stuntie, Jacqueline Geelen as Prisoner #1 Stuntie, Philli Anderson as Prisoner #2 Stuntie, Leonie Bolton as Kaz's Crew #1, Carly Baker as Kaz's Crew #2, Aimee Benton as Strong Prisoner, Cindy Rella as Holding Prisoner, Nasir Malik as Doctor

Hell Bent

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Episode 5.12 (58, finale)
Tue, June 20, 2017
Written by Pete McTighe
Directed by Kevin Carlin

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

With: Libby Tanner as Bridget Westfall, Jacquie Brennan as Linda Miles, Charli Tjoe as Tina Mercado, Ra Chapman as Kim Chang, Martin Sacks as Derek Channing, Madeleine Jevic as Nurse Lee Radcliffe, Sophia Katos as Mel Barrett, Bessie Holland as Stella Radic, Adam Morgan as Officer Doug Williams, Daniielle Alexis as Dana Malouf, Rian Goodge as Delivery Man, Adam Skyes as Workman, Lucia Brancatisano as Officer, Leonie Bolton as Kaz's Crew #1, Carly Baker as Kaz's Crew #2, Aimee Benton as Strong Prisoner, Inderpreet Saini as Shadow Figure