“Wentworth” recap (4.5): Kween Bea and Allie Cat

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The other new arrival is Tasha, an 18-year-old runaway. Doreen gives her the standard tour, complete with the “don’t push the panic button” cardinal rule. Right from the start, Tasha catches Joan’s eye, which I initially assumed was a continuation of her “every black woman is somehow Jianna” delusion.

Unfortunately, The Freak’s interest in Tasha is darker even than romantic obsession.

With Bea in the slot, Maxine is forced to be interim Top Dog, a position she’s none too keen to take up, given her urgent need to start cancer treatment. But when drugs find their way back into the prison (via this season’s punching bag, Tina), she does her duty and knocks some skulls.

wentworth6.7 GIRL YOU NEED TO FIX YOUR BANGS AND YOUR ATTITUDE.

When Joan hears that the new Sherriff in town is trans, she eagerly takes the news to Kaz hoping to provoke a war. And there’s something vaguely nauseating in seeing Joan even pretending to be an eager little follower. Kaz also finds it irritating, in addition to the fact that she is mourning her father and would like to do so in peace.

wentworth6.8WHY DON’T YOU FUCK OFF AND DIE/HAVE YOUR CONSCIOUSNESS ABSORBED INTO AN ARTIFICAL SUPERINTELLIGENCE.

Having been rebuffed, Joan next tries more subtle tactics to get Kaz back on her side.

First up, Vera schedules a search of the prison, figuring that the drug trade has regained its foothold in Bea’s absence. But Joan saw that move coming a mile away, and snuck some dope into Allie’s cell, thus getting her thrown in the slot and separating Kaz from her most loyal supporter.

wentworth6.9DON’T RESIST, ALLIE! THIS IS FOR YOUR (MY) OWN GOOD!

Now, we all know that The Freak’s plans are evil, and she is an agent of chaos and misery, but in this case, we may be profoundly grateful for her machinations, for it puts Allie in a cell that shares a wall with Bea.  

Of course, Allie doesn’t know that yet, so she’s not even performing for Bea when Bridget asks her about her fascination with the Top Dog. “It’s her strength,” Allie says. (And her hair and her eyes and her insane arms, she leaves unsaid.)

wentworth6.10WELL, THAT SOUNDS LIKE SOME NEXT-LEVEL ROMANTIC SHIT, AND I ENCOURAGE YOU TO GO FOR IT.

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