Bea Smith, Wentworth
Bea Smith (Danielle Cormack)
On Australian prison drama series Wentworth, protagonist Bea Smith was sent to Wentworth prison after an attempted murder on her husband, Harry, who had raped and abused her during their marriage. Bea was later sentenced to life in prison after committing murder in order to avenge her daughters death.
In the first three seasons, Bea was presumed straight. In Season 4, she met fellow prisoner Allie and their relationship developed, through ups and downs, over the course of the season. In episode 4×10, Allie said “I love you” to Bea who answered with; “That’s a shame”. In the next episode, though Bea and Allie finally found some happiness together and had sex for the first time, Bea found Allie overdosed on drugs and in a coma.
Bea finally admitted to Allie that she loved her too, though she had not woken up. In an attempt to get revenge on the prisoner she thought was responsible for Allie’s overdose, Bea attacked the woman, Joan, with a screwdriver.
Joan easily got a hold of the screwdriver, but Bea ran straight into it on her own accord in an attempt to frame her for her murder. Joan then continued to stab her, and Bea was left bleeding out on the ground.
The show producers and actress Danielle McCormack confirmed that Bea died at the end of the season and would not return for season 5.
- 46 episodes. 1x01 - 4x12
Female love interests:
- Allie Novak (Kate Jenkinson, main cast in S4, 12 episodes)
Relationship story arc with a woman: Yes
Male love interests:
- Harry (Jake Ryan, recurring S1 and S2, guest, S3)
Relationship story arc with a man: Yes
Filter Relationship Arc:
Storyline during sweeps? No
 A relationship story arc is defined as explicit, developed on screen, and lasting more than 3 episodes. It is listed as questionable or subtext if romance is only implied, mentioned instead of shown on screen, part of a dream sequence, or otherwise not explicit for the viewer.
 Sweeps episodes air in February, May, July and November, the periods when advertising rates are set. A character is marked as "sweeps" when there is a very limited number of episodes that address their sexuality, all air during sweeps period, and the storyline is otherwise ignore/dropped.