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Critic’s choice review , Melinda Houston june 8th 2013

Wednesday, 8.30pm, SoHo

Dark, sexy, wonderfully edited, with a great soundtrack and (mostly) great performances, Wentworth continues to be a winner. Tonight the action revolves around Franky (the terrific Nicole  da Silva) being released from solitary. Naturally, Jacs (Kris McQuade) has a little surprise planned and the girls are forced to choose sides. Meanwhile, on the other side of the wire, Will (Robbie Magasiva) is struggling with the death of Meg and the secrets she’d been keeping. Danielle Cormack as Bea Smith continues to impress, and she must be loving such a meaty, multifaceted role. Despite the violence – and there’s often a lot of it – this is as much a story of friendship as it is enmity, and the whole package has not just the toughness we loved about Prisoner, but also genuine emotional punch.

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