"No one ever knows anything."
Linda Miles is a senior officer at Wentworth Correctional Centre. Linda is currently serving as Acting Deputy Governor after Will becomes the Acting Governor, Linda in Linda fashion claims she was "up for it"
Linda is seen as a dry and sarcastic person by both prisoners and the staff of Wentworth.
Linda is often seen roaming the prison, mostly putting bets on fights and receiving money for doing favours for prisoners to feed her gambling addiction.
Linda is nicknamed 'Smiles' due to her cold demeanor, she receives the nickname in season 1 episode 3.
Linda is portrayed by Jacquie Brennan.
In Series One, Linda was a minor officer. All that we knew about her was that she was a fun loving officer who enjoyed a drink, and was social, often being the one to organise the after hours staff drinks and events like darts or lawn bowls. A trained teacher, Linda moved into corrections for the challenge (prior to the series starting). It is revealed in season 2 that Linda has a gambling addiction and uses her position as an officer to bring stuff in for the prisoners, but has a line and refuses to bring any gear in.
In season 1 is given the iconic nickname "Smiles" by Franky during episode 3.
In season 7 Linda gambling problem goes over the literal edge.
Season 1 and 2
Linda makes her first appearance in 1x2 during a governor's meeting about the ongoing investigation into the former Governor Meg Jackson's death. Vera states the new security measures while Linda states to Vera "You try patrolling the compound with no guarantee it wont happen again." with Vera telling them thats why they patrol in pairs, Linda replies back "All they need is two shivs."Linda receives her iconic nickname of "Smiles" in 1x3 when escorting Franky to the governor's office. Linda and other officers argue about changes to isolation with Linda bringing up the point of officers safety and even says "have fun making that call" when Erica wants all prisoners to see the psych. And later escorts Franky's father to medical, and then tells him he has to leave when Franky no longer wants to speak with him.
Linda in 1x4 is first seen during a meeting for the prison event that is coming up and is seen with Vera later slotting Ronnie after her daughter is used as a drug mule, and is seen with the governor telling Franky to help out during the event. Linda is standing guard during the event and calls out names, when Liz disappears and returns, Liz talks and everyone realises she is drunk Linda and another guard have no choice but to slot Liz as a result.
Linda in 1x5 is seen telling Franky that the governor wishes to see her in education. Linda is later seen eating lunch and talking with Fletch about the trivia night at the local pub.
Linda in 1x6 laughs with officers when a news report about Erica gets leaked to the press and the officers watch the report in the staff room and even says when Erica finds out about it she "will freak", Linda later has dining room duty with Vera and Vera sees a chance to get out of the house and asks if she can check out the bar as well, Linda agrees and of course goes out with Vera and the two come into work the next day hungover and says they should do it again, she is also present when Vera's mother admits that she has never had a boyfriend.
Linda is seen in 1x7 first escorting Franky back to the compound, escorts Simmo back into the prison yard, does a cell toss and stands with Will and Erica after Bea is attacked in her unit and asks Vera how bad she is, Linda claims they should be paid danger money after "what happened to Meg", Linda later informs Debbie (Bea's Daughter) the prison is in lockdown.
In 1x8 is on visitor centre duty and scans in both Vera and Will through security saying "Bloody underwire bras" and "belt. again.", and is seen escorting Jacs to her visit with Vinnie and back to the unit.
Is seen in 1x9 getting the doctor for Erica when Bea reacts to her daughters death.
Linda in 1x10 disagrees with the way that Erica decides to set things up between Bea and Jacs, claiming that the governor was stirring them both. Later Linda and a guard slot Bea for killing Jacs.
Linda appears in the season 2 Premiere listening to the new governor Joan Ferguson (Wentworth) say they will get the drugs problem out of the prison. Linda is later seen in the governors office with Franky. Linda later appears in the staffroom where Ferguson thanks Linda for the tip and to "keep up the good work" and requests Linda to transfer Kim Chang to another unit. When Bea returns to work unit Linda is seen overseeing it and when Franky asks for another favour Linda tells her that Franky almost "fucked it for the both of them." and tells her to get back to work.
Linda in 2x2 is seen overseeing the garden project with the prisoners from Walford and listens too horse races alongside officer Steve Faulkner (Wentworth). Linda calls Franky "deluded" when Franky wants to bring drugs in through the project, Linda refuses to be a part of it.
Linda in 2x3 is seen in the governors meeting called by Ferguson to inform them of the garden project and Linda is put on garden detail again and shares a laugh with Faulkner. Later has duty in the dining room where Boomer distracts her by complaining about her hotdog while Franky talks with Simmo. Linda later does a cell toss in H4 and oversees work detail and tells Bea to start mopping properly when she starts talking with Simmo.
Linda in 2x4 is seen with Bea asking her for information regarding the new prisoners who have just come in, Linda tells Bea she can slot her for "attempting to bribe an officer", but says she'll see what she can find. Linda and the women make a bet about Maxine and Linda puts $50 on Maxine being "all woman" and later wins the bet as a result. Linda later tells Fletch that drugs have gone missing from medical and it was tenadol and that if there was an overdose "expect seizures". Linda later tells Bea that Maxine is in for stabbing her boyfriend and Jess was in for assault but parts of her file were marked "governors eyes only", and the junkie was in for robbing a 7/11, Bea then asks which one it is and how would she know, Linda walks away saying "I guess you don't.". Linda in the last scene with the prisoners in the garden project being handed $50 while Doreen and Nash are in the shed.
Linda in 2x5 is seen in the garden and when asked where the men are she tells the prisoners that Walford's in lockdown after a bunch of overdoses. When Boomer goes missing, Linda is one of the officers who help search for her and when walking several prisoners back to their units, she lies to Simmo (on Bea's orders) and says that she saw her daughter leave with Brayden Holt. Linda and a group of prisoners find Boomer in the laundry shoot. Linda informs the governor that Boomer has been found and Linda slots Boomer as a result.
Linda in 2x6 is first seen escorting prisoners back inside when Sky gets so high she climbs onto the roof, she tells Boomer to get inside or she will slot her. Linda later takes on garden detail again and alongside others are distracted by a magpie and when screams come from the shed, Linda and Steve rush to the shed for aid. It is revealed that Linda was suspended after the incident.
Linda in 2x7 is first seen with Fletcher when Vera goes to apologise to him. Linda returns to work the following morning and asks if she and Vera are "okay", Vera agrees that they are fine. When Vera gets sent home, Joan informs Vera that Linda will take over her duties and when Vera walks through the corridors Linda is on duty and asks Vera if she is ok, Vera simply tells her to "Fuck off Linda.". Linda is last seen talking to Franky who wants information, Linda also blames Franky for her suspension, and she reveals that Fletcher never went near the drugs as he handed the package to the governor and that her information will need a money transaction.
In 2x8 is seen in the dining room, telling Franky to stop complaining and find the "rat" in the ranks. Linda later stands guard for drug testing when it is found out one of the prisoners is pregnant, Linda is then caught talking with Franky and sent straight into medical overseeing testing. Franky tells Linda in the library that she will take her down with her if she doesn't find out who has been lagging. Linda later goes to the governors office with invoices and asks the governor if she knows anything, Ferguson shuts Linda down and Linda leaves.
In 2x9 is seen in the laundry with Will, and later in the staffroom where Vera has a conversation with Linda about the garden project, where Linda reveals something to Vera about the project.
In 2x10 is seen telling Liz that she has a visitor, it is Bea and she gives them a few minutes before telling them their time is up.
In 2x11 is seen running to medical during the first scenes. Linda is later seen in laundry telling the prisoners that lunch is up, and seen in the governors meeting and when Fletcher's card goes missing is talking with Ferguson about Fletch's goodbye. is seen again in medical and is told not to cuff Smith's wrists after the fight in the laundry.
In 2x12 is seen walking into the staffroom claiming "Ferguson has lost it" and that Fletch has picked a good time to get out. She asks Fletch if he wants to come for drinks, Fletch agrees only if Ferguson wont be there. When Vera comes into the room and says to Fletch that Ferguson wants to see him and Fletch replies with a joke about a cake and Linda laughs. Linda is seen in the dining room telling prisoners to "clean up" the mess. Linda is later seen telling Nash he'll have to wait for his application to be approved before he can speak with Doreen, at the same time tells Fletch she can't let him back in, and finally gives Fletch her card, but tells Nash to leave again.
Season 3 and 4
During the riot at the start of season 3 Linda is seen during the governors meeting after Bea is brought back from her sentencing and is in the kitchen when the prison goes into lockdown, Linda is summoned to the security room and is in the room when Ferguson refuses to open the door to solitary and when Channing overrules Ferguson, Linda gives an angry look at Ferguson.
In 3x2 informs Liz that her daughter Sophie has applied to visit her, and is later seen on kitchen duty overseeing a delivery. Is later seen telling Will that the governor wishes to see him.
In 3x3 seen first patrolling the compound when she is asked by Bea if Will has come into work yet, Linda asks why and she tells Bea that he will be at work in an hour. Later is on medication duty and tells Cindy Lou to move on after Tina tells the nurse that the dose is not enough, Lou curses at Linda and Bea asks if Will is in the office and she nods, is seen telling Franky that the governor wants her out of the slot and that she is being released back into general, when Franky refuses Linda goes in and drags her out.
In 3x4 is first seen in the strip search room with another officer after Liz's daughter Sophie is brought in and she refuses to comply with officers. Is last seen for the count and tells prisoners to line up and tells Liz and Sophie to hurry up.
In 3x5 Linda is first seen doing duty in the kitchen when one of the prisoners complains that it is cold Linda reveals the heating has been turned off on governors orders. When Fletcher refuses to return to work Linda tells Vera the truth of what happened during the riot and that Channing took over, with Vera saying that they don't try to make deals with prisoners. Linda welcomes Fletch back to work and tells him she is sorry that she didn't visit him in hospital and Fletch responds telling her that it is fine.
In 3x6 is seen letting Will talk with Bea and later knocks on the glass telling them their conversation is over, stands on medication duty when Rose breaks up with Will and later tells Bridget that the hearing has started and she escorts her to the room.
In 3x7 oversees Bea's treatment after she was drugged by Ferguson's thug Jesper. Linda and Bridget attempt to calm her down after her first freak out in the psych unit, and comes back later and tells her if she tries anything else again she will clean wet cells for a week. Oversees dining room duty and tells Fletch to shut the door when he opens it accidentally when Linda and another officer are performing a strip search.
During 3x8 gives an amazing one liner to a stunned Jess Warner, when she asks Linda if they can get in some ice-cream and Linda replies "Yeah... I'll just ring Mr Whippy." Linda is later on reception duty with Fletch and wonders why a fish is still in reception and helps move Doreen's stuff to protection.
During 3x9 is seen with another officer bringing Doreen and Josh back from the hospital and even plays a game of peek-a-boo with Josh before escorting Doreen back to her unit. Is there when Nash visits the prison and he is taken in for a search of the toys where drugs are found, Linda taps him on the shoulder and Nash is taken into the room and asked why there are drugs in the toys.
During 3x10 Linda is first seen in the showers with the governor when Cindy Lou overdoses, is told to toss cells by an angry Ferguson, and does the toss with Fletcher which results in Franky being slotted for possibly "banking" contraband. Linda is seen standing beside the governor when she is talking with Franky. During 3x11, Linda and several other prisoners take Ferguson down a rung by breaking into her office, Linda uses her computer skills to make it look like Vera was in the governors officer during the night and watches on as Will is escorted out of the staff room by the police.During the events of 3x12, Linda alerts the governor that Doreen's baby has gone missing and orders and immediate lockdown as a result, Linda also helps evacuate the prison after Ferguson starts a fire in industries, Linda tells Vera that they need to let the firefighters deal with the fire.
In 4x1, Linda lets the governor know the prisoners have returned from Walford, and that the staff are the only ones who know Ferguson is in the new isolation until Doreen sees Joan and Linda orders Doreen and the guard away after Kim Chang is sent there after having a meth freak out in the yard. Linda also says after a staff meeting to Will and says that he should of let Ferguson burn as now they have to look after both the prisoners and Ferguson as a result.
In 4x2 Linda informs Vera that Ferguson wishes to speak with her. Is later seen in the yard when the Red Right Hand launch a drone into the prison, Linda and several guards try and take control of the situation and when they finally do everyone is sent to their units. Is seen telling Vera something outside medical before being seen again when Ferguson says "I heard you had trouble in the yard." Linda looks up at Vera and makes a quick exit.
Linda in 4x3 is seen watching Ferguson's doomed time in the yard as the prisoners almost attack Ferguson, but are stopped by Doreen, Linda escorts injured officer Mitch to medical and is later seen giving Ferguson lunch and when Ferguson asks if the meal was made by prisoners Miles just replies "No Jamie Oliver", Ferguson then goads Linda into doing something for her for a donation to her gambling fund, Linda reluctantly agrees, and during the night takes Bea to see Joan who organises an attack on herself, Bea refuses and later walks away. Linda is seen escorting Ferguson to the showers and seen again moving the camera with a mop. Linda is utterly horrified when the attack goes wrong and Linda goes to call it in but Bea tells her not to Linda replies "Look at her" as she is in complete shock Bea snaps her out of it and says to help Ferguson back to her unit, Linda manages to get Ferguson back to her cell and gets her onto the bed and under the covers and tells her she needs medical attention but she refuses and tells Linda to leave, Linda does so and stands outside her cell completely horrified, Linda then watches Kaz come back into the unit and regains a sort of horrified composure.
In 4x4 is first seen doing the count and calls Ferguson's name twice before Ferguson comes out of her cell. Linda later tells prisoners in the dining room to shut up or she will slot them after they cause a ruckus when Ferguson comes for breakfast. Will asks why Ferguson is not eating in her cell when Linda just tells him "apparently not.". Linda later remains quiet during a governors meeting after Ferguson's injuries are revealed, Linda states that Ferguson was fine when she handed her over and her injuries happened because she moved into general. Linda is later seen telling Jenkins to hurry up and that her "hair is fine" when Jenkins is preparing for her conjugal. Escorts her there. Linda is later seen asking Bea why she isn't at work unit, and Bea steals her radio to inform Will that he is in trouble. Bea refuses to talk with the governor and Linda escorts her back to her unit smugly saying "not so popular now" and that the slot should be interesting.
In 4x5 is seen inducting a new prisoner Tasha and handing her over to Doreen informing Tasha that Doreen is peer worker. Linda is later fawning over the new officer Jake Stewart but after Will says not to bother Linda doesn't bother and later gives the iconic "gay" line to Vera, Linda is later seen in the laundry when Tasha breaks the panic button rule..
In 4x6 Linda hands Kaz pictures from the visitor she had, she is later seen roaming the corridors when Doreen is trying to find Tasha, Linda doesn't know where she went, and later informs Vera that the brawler for Sonya has arrived.
In 4x7 Linda informs Doreen that Tasha is strapped to a bed in psych unit after Tasha in the previous episode tried to hang herself. Doreen asks if there was anything else they could have done, Linda just replies with "Should've told her not to press the button". Linda is later seen after Doreen breeches the rules and presses the panic button and informs everyone that all officers had to stay back because of it, she later tells Will in the staff room that she had a date and Vera knew, but Vera comes in an tells her that she needs her "most senior officers on site" and that as governor she would be calling an early muster. Will looks at Linda who says "it's not funny". The next day, is seen after Kaz's sentencing where Kaz undresses and throws both of her heels at Linda.
In 4x8 is seen in the governors office when Boomer is making her case to help Maxine at the hospital.
In 4x9 seen in a governors meeting when Vera wants someone to be on guard for Ferguson, Linda laughs as Jake takes on this role.
In 4x10 Escorts Boomer to medical after she fakes a bout of stomach troubles, but later slots her for trying to steal a syringe from medical.
In 4x11 is first seen escorting Ferguson to the showers and when she see's Bea and Allie making out she tells them to "Finish That In H1", later stops a fight from breaking out in the yard between Bea and Kaz, and has Ferguson duty not long after she asks Jake what is for lunch and says pumpkin soup Linda reacts with a scoff walking out of medical calling the prisoners "fucking bitches", she later tells Allie to get back to kitchen clean up "now" and when Allie says can she go to the toilet first, tells Allie to "squirt it out, Novak." 4x12 Linda tells the governor that Will has gone with Allie, as a result of this all other officers are searched and Linda is clean, as Maxine has to go for treatment Linda goes and later sets up a call between Maxine and Bea, Linda is also in the room when Allie goes into cardiac arrest and is ushered out of the room with Maxine, until they get a heartbeat back.
Season 5 and 6
In 5x1 Linda is seen guarding the courtyard during the memorial service for Bea, and later showing Allie back into the prison.
In 5x2 gives a foul look to Franky when she opens the door to the brawler.
In 5x3 Linda and Peta stop a fight in the showers after Radic takes Chang hostage for drugs. Linda tells her to drop the shiv, which she does, Chang and Radic are both slotted.
In 5x4 Is seen in the dining room when Franky spits out her food onto the floor, Linda calls Franky disgusting and tells her to get a mop and clean it up, when Franky riles up the prisoners, Linda tells them all the shut up or she'll slot them all. Later seen during a cell toss where Ferguson distracts Linda with a false race tip "Furphy" and Linda tells Ferguson to stop wasting her time before telling Juice to get out of her cell or she will "haul her out."
Linda during the events of 5x5 is first seen talking with Bridget when she searches for her swipe card in the staffroom, Linda reminds Bridget of the last person who lost their card. Linda escorts Kaz outside to the brawler and Will takes Linda's place in the brawler and he tells her to take his shift in J block which Linda agrees on calling court "boring as batshit".
In 5x6 Linda unlocks the gate to the workshop and tells Sonya and Boomer that the tools in there need to be rechecked and certified, Linda says she can get the prison sparky to fast track it for a price. Linda takes Lucy too see the governor and later is seen with guards wishing Vera a happy birthday and is seen in the yard overseeing the garden reveal, and when Lucy comes out missing her tongue, Linda grabs Vera and moves her away from the mess.
In 5x7 appears with officers putting out fires lit by inmates to score drugs through the sanitary bins. Makes contact with Will and they bust Tina and Kim but find no drugs. Is seen in the yard when Doreen gets her parole and is being released. She tells Doreen she "Doesn't want to see her back here" and after her goodbyes, Linda escorts her out of the yard.
In 5x8 first seen in the yard when Allie gives her money to let her and Franky into the laundry, later escorts them both to the laundry and tells them they have 10 minutes, when she walks out she runs into Ferguson. Linda has dining room duty when Franky asks Linda to make an appointment to see Bridget, but she tells her she's not a secretary and asks Franky "what's got into you.." before agreeing to make an appointment. Later tells Franky that Bridget went home because she was sick.
In 5x9 first seen giving Allie the time when Franky throws a tennis ball over the wall which contains plans of the prison showers. Later is on night duty when Liz starts crying and loud shouting that she may have killed Don, Linda asks what is going on because it "doesn't sound like nothing" and to inform her when Liz really does kill someone.
5x10 Linda takes Liz to the governor and says she doen't know what she wants as she is distressed and says its a matter of 'life and death'. Linda and another guard later slot Franky.
During 5x11 when Ferguson faces kangaroo court, Linda is taken as a hostage and the prison is put on lockdown. As the kangaroo court gets more advanced to the point the prisoners lynch Ferguson, Vera makes a break for it and goes into the compound and tells Billie Latham to drop the shiv, as Latham threatened to kill Linda as a result. Vera then mentions to Latham she has two more months left to serve and that killing an officer would get her 20 years, after that Vera then shouts at Latham to finally drop the shiv and she does, letting go of Linda, and Linda gets back to safety.In 5x12 Linda escorts Ferguson back to general and goes back into the staffroom where she makes a great point about Ferguson, that someone is helping her on the outside 'Just look at that Jesper guy..' she says as she is leaving the room. Linda is later seen in the dining room helping out with the code black and requesting an ambulance when Sonia collapses. During the last moments of season 5 is seen taking the roster for night lockup and calls Doyle's name when she doesn't respond she goes to look in her cell and shows that she isn't there.
In 6x1 we see Linda with guards moving several prisoners from J block to H block and when Allie asks Linda if she can speak with Jake Stewart and Linda says that she'll "pop a note in his diary" and that Ruby has been moved to the unit and to "play nice."
In 6x2 Linda lets Juice and Ruby into the plant room where two prisoners are fighting in fight club, later seen in the dining room talking with Kaz after the lockdown where a body was found in the showers and later breaks up a fight when Baxter attacks Ruby, Linda and two other guards slot Baxter.
In 6x3 tells Liz that she has a visitor and sees the TV with Franky being shot, Linda later escorts Bridget to the governors office.
Linda in ep 4 escorts Marie in to the prison and is apart of the team used for taking apart the Garden Workshop until it is back on again, and Linda tells her group too leave.
In 6x5 is seen telling Marie that her request for some of her sons belongings has been denied, and when Vera calls Linda into discuss the matter Linda asks if its a good idea, Vera says to just do it and the next morning Linda brings in a box of stuff which has been checked and cleared, Linda later tells Liz to get to work unit but not without Linda telling Liz not to "fuck up the kettle too." Linda also releases Rita from the slot so she can talk to the cops after Linda and Officer Webb break up a fight between Rita and Kosta.
In 6x6 Linda lets Ruby and Allie to get a "magazine" from the education centre, and Allie improvises fainting to stall time for Ruby to steal the paper. Linda is also present when Vera informs "her senior staff" that she fired Nurse Radcliffe after drugs went missing.
In 6x7 is first seen putting up a poster in the staffroom about power problems and is seen in the laundry room and walking out of it when Kaz tells the women something. Later seen in medical when Liz gets Sonia's confession after Sonia is struck by Spike
During 6x8 Linda and Vera learn of Ruby's brain aneurysm and during a prisoner break Linda learns that Ruby has decided to fight and so she breaks protocol to tell Allie that Ruby has a brain aneurysm and that she needs to 'stop the fight'.
Seen in 6x9 when Will is eating breakfast and asks if the milk is off Will replies yes and Linda gets an apple out of the fridge when she is called to the gatehouse, Will asks if its about Ferguson, Linda replies its not and its about Connors. Linda is seen escorting Rita to the interview room and says to her that she is "popular with these blokes." and Rita replies that they must have something in common. Linda is later seen in the dining room when Will has a freakout and sees Ferguson in Cherry Lee's form.
In 6x10 Linda informs Rita that Cherry Lee's injuries have left her a quadriplegic and if Rita knows anything, Rita says she doesn't Linda walks away saying "didn't think so.", Linda later has laundry duty when a prisoner keels over in pain after taking gear that is laced with rat poison.
During 6x11 is seen escorting disgraced manager Derek Channing into the governors office and she says she is surprised to see him, Derek tells her "get used to it, honey bun.", later escorts Channing out and asks if he will be back Channing walks away telling Linda to "fuck off", Linda is also paid by Drago for information in Ruby's file.
During 6x12 Linda and many officers are among the suspects questioned by police in relation to the murder of Joan Ferguson but the investigation goes toward the more senior officers, Linda tells Drago that Ruby is set to be transferred to Barnhurst from a form that was outside of corrections and Linda watches fight club between Rita and Drago, and as the fight turns bloody Linda tries to stop the fight on several occasions but is pushed back by prisoners. When the fight ends, Linda is the one who checks the pulse of Drago, and when there is none, Linda slots Rita and when asked by Marie "what happened" Linda informs Marie that Rita has killed Drago.
Season 7Linda is first seen in season 7 premiere releasing Rita from the slot, and escorting her back to general, as well as telling Kaz how long Marie got which was a 15 year sentence. Linda takes Boomer to see the governor and tells Liz to go back to her unit, and takes Rita to the governor as well, is then seen with another officer trying to subdue junkie inmate Kylee Webb, which results in making her angrier and Webb runs for it and takes Governor Bennett hostage, Linda tells Webb to drop the shiv twice, but Linda listens to governors orders to open the doors to the yard and Linda informs all officers via radio that a prisoner has the governor hostage. Linda is later seen during Rita's wedding, escorting Ruby and Rita to the visitors centre, and letting them into the room, Linda receives word over the radio of Ray's arrival and goes outside. Linda moments later comes back into the room with a grim look on her face and tells Vera that Ray has been shot and killed outside the prison gates.
After Will becomes Acting Governor, the position of deputy Governor becomes available Linda asks who will be the new acting deputy Will replies he will be interviewing candidates, as Jake thinks its a joke that Linda would go for it, both Linda and Jake apply alongside multiple other guards. Will doesn't really think either are suitable but in the end picks Linda because he cant trust Jake. Linda also tells Rita that she looked at the footage of the shooting outside the prison saying it "wasn't pretty" and he took two in the chest with sawned-off shotgun and that it was a member of the Butchers Biker Gang who did it.
In episode 3 Linda officially begins her duties as acting Deputy Governor and takes it seriously when Boomer asks her how much it would cost to get a conjugal visit for Liz, but at first Linda refuses to claiming she didn't want to lose her job as she was deputy governor now. Tells Will that Kaz wants to see him, and makes friends with new officer Sean Brody who also likes to put on a bet, he gives Linda a few tips and makes fun of her when she misses out on a winner claiming "ya snooze ya lose", Sean the next day gives Linda another hot tip and later Linda tells Boomer if she wants the paperwork for Liz that it will cost her big.
Linda in episode 4 takes Liz for her conjugal visit after signing off on paperwork, when the visitor dies Liz makes Linda check to make sure he is really dead and he is, Linda freaks out claiming she'll lose her job over it, Sean says she wont but Linda reveals she faked the paperwork and that he was a sex worker, but Sean comes up with an idea, Linda takes Liz back to H1 but not before telling her to keep her mouth shut or she'll put Liz in the psych unit. Linda wipes the footage and shreds the paperwork and gives Sean a mouthful when he jokes that he couldn't fit the body in the fridge claiming it "wasn't fucking funny." after Sean takes the body to the park after his shift the two look at a news report the following day and see that police found the body with no suggestion that he died at the prison and Linda reacts asking Sean how he can be so casual about it. Sean just replies "he was fucked to death" he then goads Linda into putting a bet on as he is as well, Linda refuses at first saying she's "all out til payday.", and Linda walks away saying she'll match it.
In episode 5, Linda stands with Will when the detectives come into the prison and start their investigation, Linda is later seen letting prisoners in the other blocks out and saying the lockdown has been lifted and that the H1 ladies are having a memorial for Kaz. Linda is seen in the yard holding a fire extinguisher with Jake asking if its necessary and Linda just replies "This place isn't burning down on my watch" a nod to Blood and Fire the prisoners mourn Kaz, when chaos ensues, Linda and Jake have to push past prisoners to get to Mon Alson who almost attacks Marie. Linda overhears Rita, Liz and Boomer talking about Stang and they say that Stang must've killed her but she tells Liz, Boomer and Rita that there theory is rubbish because Stang had been moved to protection way before Kaz had died, Linda then tells them that "they owe her" to find out what happened, Linda is seen in the dining room and tells Marie to sit but she sasses Linda and Linda gives her an angry look. Linda the next day arrives at work late as she was searching all the bins for the jumper until 5 in the morning, and talks with Jake and she says that something must be going on between Vera and Greg as she read the card that Greg gave Vera with the flowers, Jake doesn't see it and Linda just says "pregnant women get really horny." and that it must be "a real drag". Linda is then seen with Will and Jake, busting Kosta and Hutchins in a drug bust, but they find a lot more then they bargained for, the bloody hoodie.
Linda is seen in episode 6 releasing Kosta from isolation as Kosta says it only 'took them a week' and Linda tells Kosta "a lot can change in a week" and then seen telling Boomer that she has an appointment with Dr Miller, and then later escorts Marie to Vera and Vera tells her "Thank You, Miss Miles." Linda smugly replies "Deputy Governor" and seen escorting her again to her unit as Sean tells her he has the count. Linda escorts Boomer out to the carpark for day release and gets May to sign off of paperwork, when May says "I gotta keep her that long?" Linda frowns at the statement, and wishes Boomer 'good luck', before walking away, clearly bemused at the situation. Linda is seen with Marie again, with Marie wanting to know where the note came from during the ramp. When Liz asks Linda if Boomer should be back already, she replies that Boomer is spending the night at the lockup in Frankston. Linda later escorts Ruby and Rita to medical, when Ruby thinks she's about to have a seizure.
Linda is seen in episode 7 first telling Allie to give them some news about Kaz, as they don't have any leads to her murder, when Allie complains about it Linda responds telling her "what do you want me to do? pull the killer outta my arse?", Linda then walks over to Sean and says she wants to put a bet on, but Sean says that Linda is already $20k in debt and that his bookie is hanging over his shoulder for a payment, but Sean agrees to spot Linda when she says she has a possible winner. Linda takes Winter to see Will and is later seen with Will telling him that Allie wants to move cells again and asks if she can take any of Jake's shifts and asks why he got suspended but gets no answer, Will agrees and says she can take any of his shifts including the graveyards as no one would be bothered to fight for them, Will then tells Linda to organise another ramp. Linda informs Will later that the ramp is ready, and they hit the compound with Linda telling May to "stand up and shut up" when they begin the ramp as May has gotten under the skin of everyone including the officers. Linda later takes on a graveyard shift and is asked by Boomer if there is any news on Ruby and offers to pay Linda $20 for it, but Linda tells her not to worry as she will inform them if there is news. Linda is later seen talking with Sean, and informs that the winner she had made her $3000, and Linda complains that she can't hack the double shifts as she is exhausted, Sean just tells her she'll have to get used to it because Jake wont be back for awhile, Linda tells Sean that all she needs is some good race tips and she can give doubles the boot, she walks out of the room, saying she owes him, again.
Linda in episode 8 is first seen listening to a race in the staffroom and she swears when the race losses and has a go at Sean and says "Nice fucking tip!" angrily and storms out of the staffroom and is asked if she is okay by Jake whom Linda ignores. Linda escorts Rita to medical when she takes a sickie in the middle of work unit, and Linda is the one who breaks up Rita and the nurses fight and she slots both Marie and Rita. Linda escorts Marie alongside Sean to Marie's "court appearance" but Sean stops the brawler and tells Linda to get out and wait for him, Linda asks why and he says that if she keeps quiet her $20k debt will be "wiped clean.." When Sean comes back Linda asks what took him so long, Sean threatens Linda and tells her if she "wants to keep her kneecaps" that she should "keep her mouth shut", when they arrive back at the prison, Linda is distraught when she opens the brawler doors and sees a distraught Marie, Sean tells Linda to keep calm. Linda can be heard crying and swearing under her breath in the staffroom when Sean is seen talking with her again, when he leaves the room, Jake asks if Linda is alright, Linda says she is "fine" which she clearly isn't, and Jake tells Linda that he knows about him and he is there for her if she needs to talk, Linda upset walks out of the staffroom and says "Thanks Jake." Linda breaks off ties with Sean after this, but still gets manipulated.In episode 9, Linda is first seen in the car talking with an unknown person, that is probably Sean's bookie, she hangs up and starts hitting her steering wheel, when Jake arrives at work he notices that Linda is not okay and gets into the car and speaks with Linda. Jake knows its related to Sean and Jake asks if he got her involved in the prison drug running, Linda says no and says she's not a dealer "for fuck sake", but reveals she owes $20k to Sean and his bookie and made a deal with him but doesn't tell Jake what the deal was, Linda breaks down and says she's "so fucked", Jake says everything will be ok and comforts her. Linda is seen in the staffroom and Sean asks to move shifts to visitors centre, Linda refuses at first but after Sean manipulates Linda some more and says the debt will be wiped out properly this time if everything goes to plan Linda tells him she will "Fuck him up" and Sean tells her "not without fucking yourself up". Linda is seen in the laundry with the prisoners, when the prison goes into lockdown, Jake tells Will that Linda owes Sean money, Will makes the call to Linda and asks her if she knows anything as Will says that she does owe Sean money Linda tells Will its not about the money its something to do with Sean and Marie and that's all she knows, Will then asks Linda if she could get the prisoners to the airlock outside and Linda looking out the door says that they can try at least and is informed that the airlock will be opened if they make it that far. Linda tells the prisoners to keep quiet as they go to move to a safer spot in the prison, but get noticed when May drops her bottle of booze. The prisoners plus Linda are lead back into the laundry where they are taken hostage, Linda is forced to take off her guard belt and told to cover up the cameras and sit with the prisoners, Linda unties Vera's hands when she is brought into the laundry and when things don't go right for Sean he aims the gun at several prisoners and then the guards.
In episode 10, is with the prisoners where they are still being held hostage, and helps clean up the blood on the floor. Tells May that her comments aren't helping anything, and tells the group along with the gun Marie also has a shiv and when shots ring out through the prison, lowers her head in sadness, when Sean shoots May the group reacts and later covers up May's body with a sheet, Linda then asks alongside Allie for a doctor as Vera goes into labor. Linda is seen with the prisoners in a teal tracksuit being the lead to get them onto the roof, they make it up to the roof and the fake guards get arrested. Linda is later seen in the psych unit grabbing hold of Boomer after she smothers Liz with a pillow, Linda slots Boomer.
Comparisons to PrisonerIn many ways, Linda is somewhat of a tribute to Officer Anne Yates in the early episodes of Prisoner, most notably that both of them did favours and were driven by money. Miles is also very similar to senior officer Colleen Powell, sharing a similar dry and sarcastic sense of humour, and not having any of the prisoners nonsense.
- Linda's nickname is 'Smiles'
- Even though Linda has one epaulet she was alluded to many times that she was a senior officer and that she was apart of the senior staff. And she was as only the senior staff could go for interviews to be deputy governor
- Linda's Sierra number changes from sierra 1 to sierra 6 in later seasons
- The Nickname of 'Smiles' was originally said by Franky Doyle, early in season 1 (it was Nicole da Silva who came up with the nickname.
- Will and Vera are the only prison officers to date that have appeared in every episode of the series, Linda Miles has been in all but the first episode of Season 1.
|Wentworth: Season 1|
|"No Place Like Home"|
|"Fly Me Away"|
|"The Girl Who Waited"|
|"The Things We Do"|
|"The Velvet Curtain"|
|"Mind Games "|
|"To the Moon"|
|Wentworth: Season 2|
|"Whatever It Takes"|
|"Boys In The Yard"|
|"The Danger Within"|
|"Twist The Knife"|
|"The Pink Dragon"|
|"Sins of the Mother"|
|"Into The Night"|
|Wentworth: Season 3|
|"The Governor's Pleasure"|
|"3x02 Failing Upwards"|
|"The Long Game"|
|"A Higher Court"|
|"The Living and the Dead"|
|"Blood and Fire"|
|Wentworth: Season 4|
|"Love and Hate"|
|"Divide and Conquer"|
|"The Eleventh Hour"|
|Wentworth: Season 5|
|"The Bitch is Back"|
|"Nothing but the Truth"|
|"Belly of the Beast"|
|"Happy Birthday, Vera"|
|"Think Inside the Box"|
|"Coup de Grace"|
|Wentworth: Season 6|
|"Winter Is Here"|
|"The Angel of Wentworth"|
|"Lovers and Fighters"|
|Wentworth: Season 7|
|"7x01 Blood Wedding"|
|"7x07 Bad Blood"|
|"7x09 Under Siege Part One"|
|"7x10 Under Siege Part Two"|