'Wentworth' season 5 updates: Series' first-ever teaser for upcoming season confirms Bea Smith's death?

(Facebook/Danielle Cormack)Rumors claim that Bea Smith will still be part of "Wentworth" season 5 despite her death on the previous season.

The first-ever teaser for "Wentworth" season 5 has finally arrived, and it seems to confirm that Bea Smith (Danielle Cormack) is, indeed, dead.

Beyond the shadow of doubt, "Wentworth" is one of the most popular Australian TV series ever. While the show primarily airs over Australia's Showcase, owned and operated by Foxtel, non-Australia–based fans can also stream the show over Netflix, where seasons 1–4 of the series are still available for streaming.

While the release date of "Wentworth" season 5 remains unknown, it can't be denied that many fans are looking forward to it for one main reason: To find out if Bea Smith is really dead or still alive.

To the uninitiated, "Wentworth" season 4 ended with a shocking episode when Bea Smith was killed by Joan "The Freak" Ferguson (Pamela Rabe) by stabbing her multiple times with a screwdriver. As the said season finale episode did not feature a funeral service for Bea Smith nor show her inside a coffin, many hold on to their belief that the fan-favorite character may still be alive and may just be recuperating in a hospital.

However, just recently, the first-ever teaser for "Wentworth" season 5 has finally been released. In the 15-second video, a hand holding a piece of rose is seen. As the camera zooms in to the wall, a drawn heart with the names of Bea Smith and her lover Allie Novak (Kate Jenkinson) written inside it becomes clearer. A bunch of roses are also seen below the heart drawing, and the teaser comes with a voice-over saying, "Love never dies," before the screen turns black.

As the said teaser seems to suggest that Allie Novak and other Wentworth inmates have paid tribute to Bea Smith, it is getting more and more apparent that Bea Smith is, indeed, dead and cannot be expected to return to "Wentworth" season 5, at least, as the alive version of the character.

However, as there are rumors saying that "Wentworth" season 5 will still feature Bea Smith via flashbacks, especially in the events before her death, fans still hoping to see the character next season may not be totally disappointed.  

But, of course, they would be happier to see Bea Smith alive rather than just a memory.

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