Alison is allowed out of isolation while Doreen is sent to solitary. Terry makes Vera a startling proposal.

First broadcast ... 1981 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Wednesday 04 March 1998 04:40
DVD release: volume 14 disc 4 (AUS)
Duration: 00:47:51

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
Don ~ Stuart Finch
Det. Insp. Grace ~ Terry Gill
Wendy (Receptionist) ~ Helen Noonan
Janet ~ Amanda Irving
Gate Guard ~ Adam Joseph

  • Written by Barbara Ramsay
  • Directed by Juliana Focht
  • The gate guard sees what has happened, and finds Kathy dead in the road. He calls for an ambulance, while Wendy in reception rings the police. Wendy tells Erica about the accident, and that the victim was an ex-prisoner. Terry gets to hear about it too, and rushes outside to get confirmation of who was run over, just as Inspector Grace turns up. Grace tells Terry that he and Vera could be implicated, because of Terry and Vera's circumstances, and because Kathy was Terry's ex-wife. Doreen turns up in Alison's cell, and attacks her, but Jim intervenes. Erica decides to send Alison to isolation, while Jim blames Alison's haughty behaviour. Doreen makes Erica lose her patience, and she is sent to solitary. Inspector Grace criticises Erica for not reporting the threats against Kathy, but she soon puts him in his place. Doreen, Alison and Bea are interviewed, but Inspector Grace gets very little information, as the prisoners had been in their cells at the time. Erica discusses the day centre project with Meg. Grace visits Vera and points out that she had a motive to have Kathy killed. This makes Vera furious, and she asks Grace to leave. Vera rings Terry and accuses him of involving her. Janet, Don's neighbour, offers to help him. Terry visits Vera, and nearly gets the door slammed in his face, but Terry promises that he won't get her into more trouble. Bea suspects Terry of involvement in Kathy's death. Terry takes Vera out to lunch, and asks her to reconsider their engagement. Janet gets the wrong idea and tells Don she is in love with him, so he has to politely set her straight. Even so, she feels insulted, and tells him she feels he has been exploiting her. Bea surprises Terry in the staff room when he takes a coffee break. Bea accuses Terry of murder: when he denies it, Bea takes his cup and reads his tea leaves. She says that she sees a uniform and a telephone. Terry is indignant, and smashes the cup after Bea has left the room.