Peter tells the women he's on the run. Doreen sees this as a chance to go on the pull!

First broadcast ... 1981 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Saturday 14 March 1998 04:40
DVD release: volume 15 disc 1 (AUS)
Duration: 00:47:42

Meg ~ Elspeth Ballantyne
Judy ~ Betty Bobbitt
Lizzie ~ Sheila Florance
Erica ~ Patsy King
Bea ~ Val Lehman
Jim ~ Gerard Maguire
Doreen ~ Colette Mann
Off. Powell ~ Judith McGrath
Andrea ~ Bethany Lee
Mouse ~ Jentah Sobott
Peter ~ Stefan Dennis
Martin ~ Paul Colombani
Linda ~ Mary Charlston
Ricky ~ Kate Turner
Mrs Reid ~ Marion Edwards
Officer Barry ~ Joy Westmore
Policeman ~ Geoffrey Williams
Wendy (Receptionist) ~ Helen Noonan

  • Written by Coral Drouyn
  • Directed by Kendal Flanagan
  • The "ghost" turns out be a young man called Peter Richards, who explains that he is on the run from the police, as he was involved against his will as the geataway driver for a robbery. Mrs Reid tries to find out more about who will be running the day centre. Judy reluctantly agrees to take over Alison's job in reception. There is a demonstration outside Wentworth by a group of students with placards demanding "FREEDOM!". Doreen seems to have taken a fancy to Peter, and Lizzie finds out from him that the boy she met at the shop was his brother Martin, who is bringing him food. Martin comes to the day centre, and is stopped by Mrs Reid, but Lizzie scares her off by telling her the women fixing up the house are from a mental hospital and the centre will be for other "loonies". When Martin gets to speak to Peter is becomes clear that they are brothers and Peter had been the getaway driver for a robbery. Colleen gets into an argument with the demonstrators, and is pushed to the ground by one of them and bruises her forehead. She demands that the police arrest the student and charge her with assault. Erica is angry that Colleen didn't follow her advice to take no notice of the demonstration. Andrea Hennessy, the demonstrator who attacked Colleen, is brought to Wentworth and put to share a cell with Judy. Bea and the other women want Peter to give himself up and as a first step they want him to agree to talk to Meg. Andrea tries to make a fuss by throwing her food onto the floor, and provokes Colleen to the point where Colleen hits her, but Jim walks in before it can go any further. Jim reprimands Colleen. Meg talks to Andrea after she is brought to back to Wentworth sentenced to three months for pushing Colleen. After Andrea writes slogans all over the rec room walls which the other prisoners find annoying. Andrea tries to suck up to Judy by giving her a bar of chocolate, but Judy realises it's stolen from Doreen. Bea and Doreen pour ink into the bucket while Andrea is mopping a corridor floor, but Bea realises that something more than practical jokes will be needed and they sabotage the water supply to scald Andrea when she has a shower. When Andrea gets a visit from one of friend Linda, she tells her that she believes that Colleen fixed the shower. Two of Andrea's student friends, Linda and Ricky, make plans to set free her: one of them already has a gun.