The escapees are rescued from the collapsed tunnel. Chrissie arranges a birthday party for Elizabeth, and Anne's behaviour gives cause for concern.

First broadcast ... 1981 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Monday 1st December 1997 23:45
DVD release: volume 11 disc 2 (AUS)
Duration: 00:46:26

Meg ~ Elspeth Ballantyne
Judy ~ Betty Bobbitt
Lizzie ~ Sheila Florance
Erica ~ Patsy King
Bea ~ Val Lehman
Jim ~ Gerard Maguire
Doreen ~ Colette Mann
Vera ~ Fiona Spence
Chrissie ~ Amanda Muggleton
Gillespie ~ Wynn Roberts
Anne ~ Rowena Wallace
Margo ~ Jane Clifton
Wally ~ Alan Hopgood
Dr Weissman ~ Bryon Williams
Mouse ~ Jentah Sobott
Grace Banner ~ Berrie Cameron-Allen
Wendy ~ Helen Noonan

  • Written by Denise Morgan
  • Directed by John McRae
  • Lizzie tells Doreen she remembers her coming to Wentworth from the children's home before she was seventeen.

    Jim overhears Mouse and Margo discussing the escape and what might have happened to Doreen and Bea, and Irene's death in the cave-in. Anne is also listening as they pass her cell and she assumes that it's Bea who is dead. Mouse agrees to show the officers where the tunnel is, but Gillespie nevertheless orders that she loses remission. Lizzie uses a piece of her costume tied round a stick as a torch, but Bea grabs hold of it and rushes off down the tunnel. Chrissie asks Gillespie for permission to hold a first birthday party for Elizabeth: he refuses and says he will make sure that child welfare are informed and come to collect Elizabeth promptly when she is one year old. Mouse leads the officers to where Lizzie and Doreen are. Anne is told that Dr Weissman may want to see her again after he's interviewed her family. Bea is eventually found banging her hands on a security grille trying to get through. Erica tells Gillespie he had no business interfering over Chrissie, and as a gesture she countermands his order and says the women may be let out of their cells, though the garden must remain out of bounds until the tunnel is sealed off. Bea is worried that her loss of control will diminish her in the eyes of the other women. Erica tries to get the women to tell her about Judy's plans, but no-one will lag. Mouse passes Chrissie a note to deliver with the meals to sickbay: when Bea reads it she knows for sure that it was Anne who buried them alive. Meg returns to work. Judy hitches a lift with an old hippy type. Bea's angry glare in the laundry is enough to unsettle Anne and ask to go back to her cell. Margo tries to persuade Bea not to go ahead with her threat to kill Anne. Judy's saviour introduces himself as Wally and invites her to come back to his cabin for something to eat. Anne asks to nurse Elizabeth, and Chrissie hardly has time to blow out the candle on the birthday cake and for Meg to take a couple of pictures with a Polaroid camera when the woman from child welfare takes Elizabeth away. Dr Weissman tells Erica that Anne's family hired a tutor to keep her away from other children and to try to hide her mental instability from an early age. Anne won't hand over the photos of Elizabeth to Chrissie claiming that they are of Megan. Bea arrives to carry out her threat just as Chrissie attacks Anne herself . Gillespie has Chrissie moved to A block, remarking that the incident will not look good to the parole board. Dr Weissman's further interview with Anne reveals that her tutor would lock her in a cupboard, which is when she came up with her "friend" and alternative personality who she named Megan, the name she later gave to her dead child. Judy tries to make a run for it in Wally's truck but she finds he has taken his keys out of the ignition. He lets Judy know he's not fooled by her and knows her real identity.


    Script Editor: Patrick Amer
    Storyliners: Dave Worthington, Alastair Sharp