Meg and Erica are worried about Sid's living alone, and Meg offers to take him in. Bea warns Kathy not to succumb to Terry's temptations.

First broadcast ... 1981 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Sunday 22 February 1998 04:40
DVD release: volume 14 disc 2 (AUS)
Duration: 00:47:36

Meg ~ Elspeth Ballantyne
Judy ~ Betty Bobbitt
Lizzie ~ Sheila Florance
Erica ~ Patsy King
Bea ~ Val Lehman
Jim ~ Gerard Maguire
Doreen ~ Colette Mann
Vera ~ Fiona Spence
Terry ~ Brian Hannan
Lori ~ Susannah Fowle
Kathy ~ Sue Jones
Sid Humphrey ~ Edward Hepple
Sister Franklin ~ Diane Greentree
Mr Muirhead ~ Denzil Howson

  • Written by Barbara Ramsay
  • Directed by Juliana Focht
  • Terry is not happy to see Kathy. He advises her to keep quiet about their marriage as it might put her in danger from other prisoners. Since she has already received a threat, Kathy agrees. Bea is upset with Lizzie and Doreen about ruining Lori's party. Jim runs in and tells them to get a stretcher for Sid who has collapsed. Sid doesn't want to be carried by women, but Bea tells him to get on the stretcher for Lizzie's sake. In the infirmary, Sister says that Sid is fine - he merely overexerted himself. Lizzie speaks to Meg and Erica about an early parole so that she can take care of Sid. They agree to do what they can. In the laundry, Bea warns Kathy again about working out any "arrangements" with Terry. Vera walks in and Doreen tells Kathy that Vera likes to be chummy with the prisoners and to be called by her first name. Kathy calls her Vera and is immediately shot down. Kathy laughs at the joke and is surprised to find out Vera is involved with Terry. Meg tells Lori that her foster parents have been informed and that both her report and Lori's own testimony must blame her actions on Judy's influence. Lori is appalled, but Judy insists she go along with Meg's advise. Bea notices Terry and Kathy avoiding one another and demands to know what's going on. Kathy tells them she was married to Terry 12 years before. Bea is somewhat concerned that Kathy will inform for Terry, but Kathy reassures her that there is nothing between them and that she's married again (Her current hubby is in Pentridge). Kathy also goes down the list of men she knew between Terry and her husband..."Well, you've got to be nice to people." Kathy then receives another threatening note in her cell. She asks Vera to speak to Terry. Vera doesn't understand why Terry should be interested in seeing her, so Kathy tells her why. Vera runs to the staff room and confronts Terry about his past marriage. Terry owns up. Evidently Kathy cheated on him the entire time, got pregnant, got drunk, lost the baby and that was that. Vera thinks Kathy should be transferred to Barnhurst, but Terry wants to keep on eye on her - especially as she receiving threats. He also wants the relationship kept private for Kathy's safety. Vera agrees. Lori is released and says good-bye to Judy. Erica visits Sid to discuss the idea of Lizzie living with him. Sid thinks its a keen idea. Kathy turns to Bea for help with the threats. Bea says the only prisoners not accountable for the time they were placed would be Mouse and Dinah Walford - but she really doesn't think its Mouse. Kathy says Dinah did come in with her, but she'd never seen her prior to that. Lizzie asks for another day out to see Sid and Erica grants the request. Meg drops Lizzie off. Judy visits Bea for coffee since her jug is not working. Judy is afraid Lori won't want anything to do with her once she's home again. Bea says that's nonsense and finds out her jug isn't working either. She reports this to Terry. Lizzie presents Sid with a newly-knitted cardigan. Sid then presents Lizzie with a marriage proposal. Lizzie, though deeply moved, wants time to think it over. Meg finds out that Lizzie's application for special parole has been denied. Terry checks the fuse box and finds something not right. He then starts checking the power points in the cells. Meg picks up Lizzie, who promises Sid an answer soon. Terry finds a wired jug in Kathy's cell and takes it at once to Erica. Erica is annoyed at Terry's unfortunate habit of not passing information on to her (In this case Death Threats) and has Kathy sent for. The wired jug scares Kathy, but she is clueless as to who would want to harm her. Erica takes the rigged pot to the laundry and asks the women for help. Bea agrees to do what she can. Bea visits Kathy in her cell with her own jug. Kathy has already gotten a new one and makes them some coffee. Bea says the last prisoner to have death threats was Tracey Morris - who was involved in drugs. Kathy assures Bea she has nothing to do with drugs, or any other hard crime, and goes to drink her coffee. Bea swipes the mug out of her hand. The coffee is mixed with ground glass.

    This episode summary was written by Matthew Bubb.


    Storyliners: Dave Worthington, Alastair Sharp, Peter Brennan
    Script Editors: Ian Smith