Erica punishes the prisoners involved in the attack on Vince; and anti-Agnes feeling is running high after she tells Kevin of Doreen's pregnancy.

First broadcast ... 1980 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 (UK) Wednesday 17th September 23:30 The Tuesday night episode this week was deleted from the schedules and replaced by a UEFA cup match.
DVD release: volume 9 disc 3 (AUS)
Duration: 00:47:42

Meg ~ Elspeth Ballantyne
Judy ~ Betty Bobbitt
Lizzie ~ Sheila Florance
Erica ~ Patsy King
Bea ~ Val Lehman
Jim ~ Gerard Maguire
Doreen ~ Colette Mann
Vera ~ Fiona Spence
Kay ~ Sandy Gore
Margo ~ Jane Clifton
Agnes ~ Lois Ramsay
Kevin ~ Ian Gilmour
Wendy ~ Helen Noonan

  • Written by Sheila Sibley
  • Directed by Leigh Spence
  • Is Kevin's new haircut a baby mullet?

    Erica tells the women they will all lose seven day's remission as punishment for the attack on Vince. Bea agrees with Margo that it must have been Kay who lagged on them. Judy suggests that the best way to get back at Kay might be to undermine her claim to be cured of her gambling addiction. Bea tells Margo she is going to give Kay credit and takes a collection to give her the funds to do so. Lizzie calls Agnes a lazy bitch when she finds she hasn't done anything about her application to visit Josie in hospital. Margo and Judy try to tempt Kay into laying a bet by discussing forthcoming races in front of her, but she claims not be interested. Erica promises Lizzie she will arrange for her to visit Josie. Vera finds Agnes slumped across her desk in her office and raises the alarm, but when Jim goes to check on her he find she has only fallen asleep. His soft spot for old ladies means he doesn't report the incident, but he doesn't take Agnes up on on her offer to share her lunch of raw vegetables. Bea drops in on Kay to give her a gentle warning and after Meg has sent Kay to lunch, Bea pours a kettle full of water over her bed. When Jim mentions to Agnes that he feels he needs a new start, she points out an advertisement for the Governorship of Barnhurst, and their conversation shows that she has not always been as hopeless at her job as she now is. Bea advises Doreen to go straight to Erica to get permission for an overnight visit with Kevin, but Vera intervenes and redirects her to Agnes, who gets her name wrong and pays very little attention to Doreen's request. Kay is tempted into a game of poker and the others players let her win to trap her into playing for money. Jim tells Meg and Vera about the job at Barnhurst, and they both encourage him to apply, though Vera hardly manages to conceal her delight at the prospect of getting Jim out of her way. Margo gives Kay her poker winnings and takes it back again as a bet on a forthcoming race. Bea goes to Agnes and tells her what she thinks of her for not arranging Doreen's visit, but Erica walks in just as she is in full flood. Erica takes away Bea's buyup for a week as punishment for her insolence towards Agnes, but she ends up agreeing to arrange the visit herself. When she phones Agnes to chase it up, she has to explain to Agnes who she is. Kevin visits Doreen and dismays her by his unwillingness to start a family immediately. Kay loses heavily at cards to Bea and hasn't enough cash to pay up, so Bea demands Kay's buyup instead. Doreen lies awake unsure what to do about her pregnancy but eventually decides she must have an abortion, and goes to see Agnes next day to ask for her to arrange it. Agnes is horrified and tries to talk her out of it. Erica agrees to give Jim a reference for his job application. Meg hands out the buyup forms and Bea snatches Kay's to fill in what she wants herself. Agnes calls Kevin in to Wentworth to discuss with him Doreen's request for an abortion, which is the first he's even heard about her being pregnant.


    Storyliners: Dave Worthington, Alistair Sharp
    Script Editors: Patrick Amer