Vera and Terry argue; Erica's decision about Alison alarms Jim; and Kathy's flatmate has disturbing news.

First broadcast ... 1981 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Saturday 28 February 1998 04:40
DVD release: volume 14 disc 3 (AUS)
Duration: 00:47:20

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
Alison ~ Fay Kelton
Kathy ~ Sue Jones
Sid ~ Edward Hepple
Don Page ~ Stuart Finch
Chris ~ Simon Finch
Susan ~ Jennifer Finch
Janet ~ Amanda Irving
Det. Insp. Grace ~ Terry Gill
Gordon Humphrey ~ Bruce Kerr
Colin Lester ~ Jon Sidney
Harry Bailey ~ Max Fairfield
Betty ~ Charmayne Lane
Wendy ~ Helen Noonan
Officer Perry

  • Written by Denise Morgan
  • Directed by John McRae
  • The gunman, Harry, is looking for Terry, and forces Vera to ring him at work, but Vera tricks Harry by telling Terry that she's gone down with the same virus as her mother. Terry knows that Vera's mother is dead, and realises that something is wrong, so he takes Jim with him and goes to Vera's flat. Bea visits Alison in sickbay and tries to convince her to make friends while she is inside. Terry goes through the front door and keeps Harry talking and when Jim arrives pretends he has left but lets him in. Jim comes up behind Harry, knocks him out and disarms him. Inspector Grace is pleased that they can know link Tranter with McNally through the man they have just caught. Vera is less than happy, believing that Terry is perhaps still in love with his ex-wife after his efforts to help her, so she throws him out of the house and breaks off the engagement. Bea comforts Alison in sickbay, and tries to convince her that the situation is not as bad as she thinks. Erica decides to put Alison in the same cell as Judy. Gordon has been "persuaded" by Bea, and comes for to ask Lizzie for forgiveness . Erica is visited by a possible sponsor for her project of setting up a day attendance centre and asks for volunteers in helping to renovate and decorate the premises. Lizzie is in an extremely good mood when she comes back to the prison after visiting Sid, but Vera is not and refuses to discuss their situation with Terry. Don has problems with his son, who can no longer be captain of the football team after getting in a fight after being taunted that his mother was in prison. Judy gives Alison a mouthful when Alison moves into her cell and Judy finds her taking a look at Judy's side of the cell. Don Page's neighbour Betty cooks for him while Alison is away. Erica offers Alison a job in reception and introduces her to Wendy, after warning Alison that being offered the job may cause some resentment from the other women. Kathy has a visit from her flatmate Betty, who warns her to stay inside where she will be safer, as there are rumours that someone is trying to kill her and she has seen someone watching the flat. Kathy tells the women she is worried by the prospect of being released soon. Vera is furious when she gets to hear that Alison will be working in reception, as she thinks it is dangerous to let a prisoner handle confidential files. Doreen continues to threaten Alison because of the special treatment she's been getting. Vera becomes so indignant that Jim sends her home. Bea defends Alison from Dorren, because she sees the advantage of having Alison working in reception. She agrees that Alison can take up the job offer, but on one condition: Alison must do exactly as Bea says, or else..