Wentworth recap: The Freak is ready to pounce
SPOILER ALERT: Wentworth Redemption episode two recap
So after last week's series return of Wentworth (sorry, Wentworth Redemption) we finished with The Freak back from the dead, Lou 'Fingers' Kelly down one finger after an extreme manicure and Boomer outed as a leaky lagger.
Episode two could be subtitled Marie Winter is coming. Last season the prisoner organised the failed siege that also ended her in-house prison root Will Jackson, also one of the jail's big bosses.
Marie's lawyer (the dude from Winners and Losers who now has a Brett Sutton silver fox vibe) tells her she no longer has any ammunition after her nemesis Rita Connors hacked her dirtfile. She's stuck in jail. For life. So she's got nothing to lose.
Despite the fact Marie's about as popular as a poop in a pool in Wentworth right now, she wants to come out of protection and go back and with the "critters" as everyone's favourite bent screw Linda calls them.
This is, of course, because Marie still has unfinished business with Rita (who, admittedly, killed her rotten son) and she even pins down governor Vera Bennett for help getting back into general. Cue this conversation now Vera gives zero effs.
Vera: "Do you know how hated you are?"
Marie: "Allie won't let anything happen to me."
Vera: "She shot you."
Marie: "She didn't kill me."
Marie's still got one trick up her sleeve - blackmailing Will Jackson for their jailhouse rockin'.
Will thinks he might come clean to new prison GM Ann Reynolds (who already wanted to sack him to cut costs) about his boning, but doesn't realise Reynolds was ready to bone him - professionally.
When Marie makes a call to the cops Will thinks he's been busted, but instead she's trying to get Ruby arrested for the death of her son. WW fans will remember Ruby burning off the incriminating tattoo on her neck, she claims it's a scar from a car accident.
Will loathes Marie so much he even breaks the law to change Ruby's files to scrub neck tattoo from her list of markings. Will really knows how to hold a grudge, we're impressed.
Will eventually visits Marie in her cell, this time not to deliver a special package, but a biting character assassination.
"I thought people were capable of redemption, I was wrong, you're not." Mic drop.
Nail-biting tension is becoming a theme with Vera and her baby Grace, who The Freak (aka Kath Maxwell) is spying on and planning to kidnap and take on some fancy overseas vacay (she's even got a fake passport for the bub).
The Freak/Kath is lurking around Vera's pad, even moving a bin in front of their car so she'll have to get out - and leave baby Grace unattended.
Now speaking of Vera HQ, how the heck has she not moved to some secure compound? Or at least into an apartment? The amount of horrible things, from murder down, that have happened at that house and she's still got that tiny little fence giving an open view from the street and a glass front door. Vera! Come on. You know about security.
And tonight when Grace's babydaddy Jake looks after her while Vera and Ann get their drink on (Ann really gets buckwild, embarking on some good old fashioned doorway rutting) he leaves the friggin' window of the baby's bedroom open.
When Vera gets home (after a garden vom) she rightly points out Jake's poor parenting.
"You can't leave a sleeping baby by an open window, haven't you heard of Madeline McMann?"
The Freak has stalked Vera to the petrol station, where baby Grace's acting skills are on show as she pretends to be asleep so Vera will decide to leave her in the car while she goes and pays for her fuel.
Cue The Freak lurking and staring at her through the car window. The homeless guy who knows she's stolen his late mate Kath Maxwell's identity is also creeping around the servo and winds up bashing The Freak.
Marie gets 30 minutes to work out in the prison gym, which she's got all to herself. Sweet! Except she's planning a real killer workout - and sets up the benchpress of death, minus spotter.
Luckily the security guard who's watching the CCTV is engrossed in That's Life magazine (same person who ran Melbourne's hotel quarantine kerfuffle?) and misses what's going on until it's too late. Or is it?
Will Jackson is on the spot to perform the most reluctant kiss of life ever - Marie is alive - the most foolish reversal of imminent death of a personal nemesis since Vera saved The Freak from her public lynching by the prisoners. And look how that turned out.
See you next Tuesday
Originally published as Wentworth recap: The Freak is ready to pounce