Terry pressures Vera for an answer, and Lizzie awaits news of her parole.

First broadcast ... 1981 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Friday 06 March 1998 04:40
DVD release: volume 14 disc 4 (AUS)
Duration: 00:46:40

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
Sid ~ Edward Hepple
Phyllis ~ Reylene Pearce
Chris Page ~ Simon Finch
Susan Page ~ Jennifer Finch
Wendy (Receptionist) ~ Helen Noonan
Dinah Walford ~ Trudy Simms
Mr Carter ~ David Nettheim
Policewoman ~ Di O'Conner
Greg ~ Rick Ireland

  • Written by Ray Kolle
  • Directed by Juliana Focht
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    Vera find Terry sweeping up the fragments of his bropken mug. Bea warns the other prisoners about Terry, and tells them never to be alone with him. Wendy offers to teach Alison typing. Vera gets a telephone call from Mr . Douglas to say that she is one of three remaining applicants for the Governorship of Barnhurst. Don gets a visit from Mr. Carter: he says that Chris has run away after hitting one of his teachers. Don drives his van around looking for Chris. Bea puts pressure on Terry, with her and the other prisoners constantly hinting that he has killed Kathy. Lizzie has another home visit to see Sid. Terry nags Vera about their engagement, but she refuses to give him an answer. Vera thinks she detects a certain jealousy on Jim's part when he hears about the three remaining applicants, as he threw away his chance to be Governor. A policewoman sees Don about Chris' disappearance. At work, Terry is very tense, and gets angry over the slightest thing. Sid has a recurrence of his heart problem after he tries to move a garden gnome . Don visits Alison and tells her that Chris has run away. While Lizzie sits and knits, Sid falls asleep on the sofa, but Lizzie can't wake him up when it's time for her to go back to Wentworth . She rings Erica to say she won't be coming back to Wentworth that night and immediately hangs up. Erica realises that something is wrong and goes straight round to Sid's house. Alison is worried about her son, and Vera lets her ring Don. Erica arrives at Sid's and phones for a doctor for Sid, telling Lizzie that she will have to notify the authorities. Terry stays home alone and gets drunk. Don is happy to find Chris at home in the kitchen: he phones the prison and Vera reluctantly agrees to pass on the message to Alison that Chris is at home again. Chris explains why he hit the teacher: he thought that the teacher had said something insulting about his mother. Lizzie tells Doreen and Bea about Sid's death. Vera gets another telephone call from Mr. Douglas, who tells her that she has been appointed as the new Governor of Barnhurst. Vera makes an important decision, and tells Terry the engagement is off: he loses his composure and grabs hold of her, but she slaps his face and runs out of the staffroom. Erica gets permission for Lizzie to go to Sid's funeral. Vera tells Erica about her new job: Erica is extremely pleased for her and congratulates Vera. Terry takes the rest of the day off work and storms out of the building without signing off. On the building site, Don loses his balance and falls into a trench. When Terry comes home from work, he has a "visit" from Dinah accompanied by a thug who holds Terry at gunpoint.