'Wentworth' season 5 air date, spoilers: Is Nicole da Silva leaving the show? Allie wants vengeance for Bea's death

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Is another series regular leaving “Wentworth”? Viewers already know that Danielle Cormack will not be returning since her character, Bea Smith, died at the hands of Joan “The Freak” Ferguson’s (Pamela Rabe). Is Nicole da Silva leaving too? It is time to take a look at what the rumor mill has to offer this time around.

Sources say there is a possibility that da Silva may leave the show because she got a major role in the new series “Doctor Doctor.” In an interview with Diva Magazine, da Silva was asked if her character, ex-inmate Franky Doyle, would return for “Wentworth” season 5, but da Silva refused to give a straight answer.

“Ah, spoiler! I would get a stern call if I were to confirm or deny that,” she said. “But I appreciate your tenacity in asking!”

Some fans were quick to comment that they can’t imagine the show going on without Bea and Franky.

A week before the Diva magazine interview came out, da Silva told news.com.au that she could juggle her commitments on both shows. Apparently, she was also spotted in Melbourne where the show is filmed. This probably means da Silva is still going to be in “Wentworth” season 5 even if she refuses to confirm it. Will Franky return to the prison and avenge Bea’s death?

Meanwhile, who is going to be the prison’s top dog now that Bea is gone? One name that has come up a lot recently is Allie Novak (Kate Jenkinson), Bea’s love interest in season 4. Reports say Allie is going to plot her vengeance with Bea’s other friends, so sparks will probably be flying when the upcoming season airs.

As of this moment, readers are advised to take everything with a grain of salt as details for the next season have yet to be revealed.

Sources believe “Wentworth” season 5 will air in 2017.