It was a battle to the nish between prison top dog Bea Smith (Danielle Cormack) and the evil Joan Ferguson (Pamela Rabe). Bea set Joan up to murder her, by grabbing Joan’s hand and forcing it over the screwdriver she was holding then impaling herself on it, giving the impression that Joan had stabbed her. It was a brutal end and put Joah behind bars for life. Audiences were so shocked, believing Bea would recover, that Cormack had to make an announcement she had left the series and Bea was dead.
AUDIENCE SHOCK Viewers thought Bea Smith (Danielle Cormack) would survive. BRUTAL END Bea “forces” Joan Ferguson’s (Pamela Rabe) hand to stab her.