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Tales of Freedom and Revenge in Wentworth’s Season 5 Finale

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Did Ferguson get her comeuppance?  images credit: Foxtel

There are no words to describe just how shocking the season five closer episode of Wentworth was!

NO WORDS!

That said, my last post – “Eight Wentworth Season Five Endgame Suspicions” once again proved that either i’m a) terrible at reading the set ups and misjudged quite a few things or b) at the whims of the talented team behind the show who masterfully created one of the best finales this show has seen to date and threw every viewer for a six.

My score card from that last post was a measly 3.5 out of 8…same as last season so let’s look back at that finale and how my predictions played out.

SPOILERS BELOW!!  Do not continue if you have NOT watched the season FIVE finale!

1: Franky and Allie make their escape /// Taking this as a point from not only the escape plan itself (which we all knew about) but also down to Franky (Nicole da Silva) being the only one who successfully escaped inside one of the Greenwall Project boxes.  With Allie (Kate Jenkinson) busted by Jake (Bernard Curry), Franky made her successful escape and made a touching and fleeting reunion with Bridget (Libby Tanner) before fleeing off into the open darkness!

2: Sonia steps up for ‘top dog’ status ///  Well, that one is clearly a no!  With Ferguson (Pamela Rabe) recovering from her wounds, top dog status went immediately back into the hands of Kaz (Tammy Macintosh).  As it turned out, Sonia (Sigrid Thornton) did not even make an attempt to claim a throne that should clearly have been hers!

3: Liz winds up all alone inside Wentworth ///  Errrrrm.  Another missed point here. Utterly freaked with the knowledge that Sonia had set her up all along and worried for her safety, Liz (Celia Ireland) approaches Franky for protection but after Allie informs her of the escape plans, Liz makes her boldest move to date to protect herself and doses Sonia’s tea with a whole vial of drugs found inside a shipment of mulch causing a very critical overdose.

4: Kaz and Allie team up against Ferguson ///  Gave myself half a point for this one as Allie pleads with Kaz to steer clear of Ferguson while Kaz abandons her ‘no violence’ stance to finally take Ferguson out for good but, another plan that was in the works stops Kaz from getting to her.

5: Ferguson makes a plan to escape ///  Tick!  While I had envisioned Ferguson using Jake’s knowledge of Franky’s escape plan help her get out, it seems when Jake busted Allie, she revealed all to him allowing a plan to be set in motion that saw several people including Allie giving up her escape route, to get Ferguson out of Wentworth for good.

6: Vera sets her sights on Channing and Jake ///  Total miss here.  Not a single shred of evidence to show that Vera (Kate Atkinson) even planned to tackle Channing (Martin Sacks) though Vera’s “I’m a big girl, fuck you” speech to Jake in the staff meeting room was not only utterly vicious but so so so so good!

7: New inmates arrive to shake things up ///  Another miss here.  With so many inmates gone this season, there seems to be a vast wasteland of empty beds and tables in the cafeteria – even the head count towards the end of the episode showed just how few prisoners are currently left inside some of the living quarters, and yet not a single new face was presented.

8: Bea Smith returns to Wentworth /// Biting my tongue here as not only was this another miss, this could have made for a killer final scene reveal had it not been for another even more stellar final reveal.  BEA SMITH DID NOT RISE FROM THE DEAD.

That final reveal – yes, Allie teamed with Jake to get Ferguson out of the prison using the Greenwall Project box and before Franky could get out of her box, Ferguson’s was taken away by a mysterious person.  By the time Vera realized she was gone, Ferguson was BEING BURIED ALIVE in her wooden case of freedom (looking at a drawing of Bea Smith done by Allie mine you) BY WILL JACKSON (Robbie Magasiva)

So what does season six (currently in production and slated for 2018) hold for us?  Will Sonia survive her overdose?  Will she discover it was Liz that did it to her?  Will Jake and Will make amends while bonding over BURYING SOMEONE ALIVE?  Will Franky find the evidence she needs to clear her name of double homicide?  Will Vera reclaim the position of Governor?  Will Kaz finally take control of Wentworth with her reclaimed top dog role?  Will the Greenwall Project continue to operate?

Will Ferguson pull a Richard Hart (Patrick Muldoon) from Melrose Place and….

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So many questions and such a long wait!  Sound off in the comments section!

 

 

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Foxtel Announces Wentworth Season 3

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Season two hasn’t even finished filming, yet this afternoon, FOXTEL announced popular prison drama Wentworth will continue on for a third season.

Filming for the drama’s second season is due to wrap mid February with the cast and crew expected to return to begin filming season three in March and wrapping mid year.

Wentworth has been a major success story with the Prisoner re-boot now sold to over 20 countries (a German version is now in production) while the show drew over 2 million viewers in the UK alone.  Foxtel Executive Director of Television Brian Walsh said “Wentworth’s first season was a triumph with its remarkable performance and production qualities which enthralled our Australian audience and achieved such great international recognition. Since October, the cast and the production team, led by producer Amanda Crittenden, have been back on location delivering on the promise of season two’s gripping scripts and the storylines for season three are sensational.”

SoHo are still yet to announce a premiere date for Wentworth’s second season (announcement should be made very soon) but season one is currently being re-aired on the SoHo channel on Thursday nights 8:30pm

Update Dec 2014 – SoHo still to confirm Season 3 start date.

Wentworth Back for Season 2

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Nicole Da Silva as Franky Doyle in Wentworth

FOXTEL announced that it’s popular prison drama Wentworth has been picked up for a second season.

It’s no surprise considering the pilot episode of Wentworth was the most-watched non-sports program in Australian subscription television history, with a total average audience of 631,000 viewers.  Throw in gritty story-lines, a fantastic all-star cast and the fact it’s actually a great remake of a classic Aussie TV series – A second season was bound to come.

The show has already been sold to New Zealand and the UK.

Season one, which concludes after 10 episodes on July 2nd, followed Bea Smith’s (Danielle Cormack) first foray into an all-women’s prison after being charged with the attempted murder of her abusive husband.  Her struggles to cope within the sometimes violent confines of prison provide some ups and downs for Bea and before she knows it, finds herself in the middle of a war between Franky Doyle (Nicole Da Silva) and Jacs Holt (Kris McQuade) and their followers.

The season one finale will finale reveal the truth behind the riot that saw the murder of the Wentworth Correctional Centre’s Governor Meg Jackson (Catherine McClemments), leading a confrontation between Bea Smith and a killer ending in a deadly result.

Season two begins production later this year and is set to air in 2014.

Wentworth airs Wednesday Nights 8:30pm on FOXTEL (SoHo Channel)

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