Fans of Australian prison crime drama series Wentworth are pretty curious to know the fate of their favorite character Bea Smith (Danielle Cormack) especially after the chilling events in the Season 4 finale.
Last month?s Wentworth finale saw the program?s iconic character Bea Smith attacked by Joan ?The Freak? Ferguson (Pamela Rabe) who repeatedly stabbed Bea with a screwdriver in a frenzied attack. While Bea is seen losing consciousness due to the significant blood loss, her girlfriend Allie (Kate Jenkinson) is shown miraculously coming back to life even though doctors had almost written her off. Allie too was attacked by The Freak who in season?s penultimate episode had injected her with a lethal cocktail of class A drugs.
Diehard fans of the show are expecting that Bea to make a similar return as Allie and since then there are rumors of a Jon Snow like epic return of her character in the Wentworth Season 5.
However, a recent photo has emerged on Tumblr, regarding the future of the prison drama series. The photo hints an uncomfortable truth that Bea is gone forever and may not be returning. In the image, two people are seen holding a card that shows ?Bea Smith?s? photo in a card that says ?In loving memory?. Apparently she doesn?t survive the internal injuries inflicted by Ferguson and succumbs to death.
In addition, Wentworth?s producers too confirmed that Bea Smith, and Cormack, will not be coming back to the Foxtel program.
?It is always an incredibly difficult decision to say farewell to a much-loved and revered character like Bea Smith,? Executive Producer, Jo Porter?said in a statement.
?Which is why this storyline has had such a huge impact on us all and we are sure fans will feel the same. This decision was particularly hard as it meant also saying goodbye to Danielle Cormack.?
So while fans are surely going to be disappointed with the decision to kill the character of Bea, but there is still a lot of expectations regarding the future of the show. The great news though is Foxtel has already confirmed Wentworth season 5 is a go with 12 new episodes scheduled to return in 2017.
Wentworth Season 5 can be expected sometime in May 2017.