Warning: Do not read until after you have seen the S6 finale.
Wentworth fans are a very dedicated bunch.
Last night during the season finale they took to social media to react to the latest storylines, including a brutal fight between two of the prison’s toughest inmates and the reveal of a secret blackmailer.
The mystery blackmailer had been teased across multiple episodes with fans on tenterhooks about whether it might result in a twist of Joan Ferguson (Pamela Rabe) being alive after all.
But it was not to be.
Instead it was an obscure return by Officer Murphy (Katerina Kotsonis) who was written out at the top of the season. But some fans were disappointed such a big build up was paid off via a minor former character:
Ehhhhh! The blackmailer reveal was soooooooo lame!
So the stalker was *cough* after all? Oh #wentworth, how underwhelming. And such lazy writing after what you’ve shown previously. Seems like the fandom put a whole lot more thought in to this than you did.
So disappointed. As soon as Murphy showed up.
Ugh!!!! That was a lame and predictable blackmail reveal. Best bit was that he “got the bitch.”
#Murphy What a disappointment Wentworth.
Sorry but that was the worst final to a season I’ve seen. Also they still never gave the results of the DNA taken from the box.
This was the WORST season of Wentworth EVER! Without the freak, bea and Frankie they don’t know what to do. Very disappointing that finale was a joke. I expected much better from the writers.
But others disagreed and were raving abut the latest episode:
HOLY HELL, I THINK I HELD MY BREATH DURING THAT ENTIRE #Wentworth FINALE!!!! Give @LeahPurcell15 a Logie now. Immediately 👏🏻 What. A. Show.
Thanks for another brilliant year #Wentworth fans!
#Wentworth still got it. Amaze balls.
What an episode of #Wentworth. Can’t believe we have to wait a year now to watch season 7…..
Sensational season finale!! Just gets better & better! Bring on season 7!! Anyone have a time machine so I can watch now!?
@Wentworth bloody hell! That final!!!! Season 6 may be equal first as my favourite season. Heart breaking too! Next season is going to be interesting. Already have some theories!!!
Is it 2019 yet?
Season 7, which has already completed filming, returns in 2019 with Foxtel yet to confirm plans beyond that.
A well-placed source tells TV Tonight that meetings were held this week discussing the show’s future, which appears to have improved following two recent Logie wins (as both Most Popular & Most Outstanding Drama).
Rumours of the show’s final season are still just that while Foxtel and FremantleMedia Australia navigate several moving parts.
While ratings for 2018 are down on previous seasons, it remains Foxtel’s #1 catch-up title. Also in the show’s favour are its international sales, including via Netflix.
Yet there are increased production expenses with the show having surpassed 65 episodes. FremantleMedia, which lacks any ongoing dramas it has created outside of Neighbours, also has an incoming CEO in Chris Oliver-Taylor who negotiated multiple drama deals as head of Matchbox Pictures.
With A Place to Call Home also ending Foxtel will be without an ongoing local drama series.
With its high stakes prison characters Wentworth has proven it can reinvent itself, notably without Bea Smith (Danielle Cormack) and Joan Ferguson.
Fans are waiting to see if it can reinvent itself beyond one of its biggest challenges so far.