Janet is shot.

First broadcast ... 1980 (Melbourne)
ITV broadcasts: Yorkshire Mon 13 Apr 1987 23:00 ; Central Sun 1 Nov 1987 23:30 ; other regions
Broadcast on Channel 5 (UK) 29 June 1997 Sun 2:30 a.m. as part of an allnighter
DVD release: volume 6 disc 1 (AUS)
Duration: 00:45:58
This was originally released in a mangled version lasting 00:44:51 which misses out the first scene after the opening credits, has an extra credit slam and then credits which appear to be for the following episode as they credit Denise Morgan as writer.

Meg ~ Elspeth Ballantyne
Lizzie ~ Sheila Florance
Erica ~ Patsy King
Bea ~ Val Lehman
Jim ~ Gerard Maguire
Greg ~ Barry Quin
Vera ~ Fiona Spence
Pat ~ Monica Maughan
Roslyn ~ Sigrid Thornton
Kathleen ~ Penelope Stewart
Janet ~ Diedre Rubenstein
Chrissie ~ Amanda Muggleton
Leila ~ Penny Ramsay
Geoff ~ Ray Meagher
Terrorist No 1 ~ Bernie Ledger
Terrorist No 2 ~ Chris Anderson
Officer ~ Betty Hargrave
Officer Edwards ~ Dawn Klingberg
Detective 2 ~ Roy Baldwin
Sailor ~ Will Deumer
Detective Marshall
Newsreader (V/O)
Policeman arresting Ros at the docks (Ian Cuming?)

  • Written by Sheila Sibley
  • Directed by Julian Pringle
  • Another appearance by Vince D'Amico as a non speaking male nurse ?

    Erica lies wounded in the arm, but Ros is forced to go with Janet. A police officer is shot by one of the terrorists and Janet is shot in retaliation - she tells Ros to make a run for it. The women watch through their windows and the alarm wakes Chrissie in maternity and she goes to the window and sees Ros run in the opposite direction from the surviving terrorist when he opens fire on her. Jim is called to the prison and takes over temporarily from Erica as she is in the infirmary . Bea and Pat hear the news on the radio in their cell saying that two people were killed. The Commonwealth police ask to interview Kath but Vera can't wake her up. Erica is reluctantly taken to hospital. Janet refuses to give the police any information. Leila phones Meg to tell her about Geoff's attack on the man in the pub and for once it seems to sink in with Meg that Geoff might not be all he appears to be to her. Ros gets away from Wentworth on the back of a truck and steals a change of clothes from a clothesline. Jim speaks to the women at breakfast and tells them any help they can give the police will be rewarded. Ros follows Chrissie's earlier advice and makes her way to the docks. Chrissie volunteers to speak to the police. Detective Marshall gives Kath a hard time with a ruthless display of shouting and sheer bad acting but she can't tell him anything useful. Chrissie demands remission in return for her information about Ros making off on her own, and talking to Kath later, she realises where Ros has probably gone. Jim tells Meg she doesn't have to worry about Geoff any more, as he's reported Geoff to the police. He advises Meg to avoid him for a while. Geoff returns to the Fletchers' from the golf club where he had been arrested and later released: he packs a bag and leaves. The police have a final word with Janet, but she refuses to help the police trace Ros, calling her a "squeamish little bitch" for saving Erica's life. Meanwhile, Ros is picked up by a sailor just boarding a boat for Brisbane: she asks him for a dollar and says she'll meet him later. Chrissie repeats her advice to Ros to the police, but still can't get a promise that she'll get her remission. Geoff calls on Meg just as she arrives home from work. When she tries to put him off, he pushes her inside her flat. Ros is arrested as she is about to board the boat. Meg tells Geoff she wants to break it off with him: he asks if she's been speaking to Leila, loses him temper and turns violent. Janet Dominguez is taken out of Wentworth on a stretcher. Jim arrives home to find that Goeff had been released so he phones Jim. Geoff stops Meg answering and rips the phone cord out of the wall. Ros is brought back to Wentworth and sees Chrissie, who avoids meeting her glance. Jim arrives at Meg's but Geoff merely brags about what he's really been doing - illegally recruiting for mercenaries. When Jim and Meg try to leave, Geoff pulls a broken bottle on them .

    When questioned by the police, Janet Domiguez replies with slight misquotes from Lenin:

    "The Proletariat, in its struggle for power, has no weapon other than organization." (Lenin, Collected Works, Vol. 7, p. 415)
    and from Mexican revolutionary leader Emiliano Zapata (c1879-1919):
    "It is better to die on your feet, than to live on your knees."


    Storyliners: Dave Worthington, Margaret McClusky
    Script Editor: Anne Lucas, Ian Smith

    ITV regional broadcast dates:-
    YTV Mon 13 Apr 1987 23.00; TVS ... ; Channel ... ; TSW ... ; Central Sun 01 Nov 1987 23.30; Thames Fri 07 Apr 1989 00.00; STV Mon 10 Apr 1989 23.25; Anglia ... ; Granada Sun 23 Oct 1988 23.30; Tyne Tees Thu 29 Mar 90 23.05; Border ... ; HTV ... ; Grampian ... ; Ulster ...