Linda and Ricky prepare Andrea's escape attempt, and Meg gives Peter an ultimatum.

First broadcast ... 1981 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Sunday 15 March 1998 04:45
DVD release: volume 15 disc 2 (AUS)
Duration: 00:45:13

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
Hazel ~ Belinda Davey
Mouse ~ Jentah Sobott
Andrea ~ Bethany Lee
Linda ~ Mary Charlston
Ricky ~ Kate Turner
Peter ~ Stefan Dennis
Mrs Reid ~ Marion Edwards
Martin ~ Paul Colombani
Constable ~ Ian Clutterham
Officer Barry ~ Joy Westmore
Sgt Williams ~ William Rose
Gate Guard ~ Brad Lindsay

  • Written by Peter Brennan & Wendy Jackson
  • Directed by Juliana Focht
  • Jim believes that Colleen is trying to influence him to forget that he saw her hit Andrea. Judy tells Andrea that she's unpopular with the other prisoners because of her "know-it-all" attitude, but offers to keep an eye on her. Peter tells Doreen that he will meet Meg. Judy defends Andrea and tries to explain her circumstances to Bea. Andrea somehow manages to get her hands on a rifle and uses it in an escape attempt during an outdoor recreation period by firing shots in the air and making a run for it during the confusion. Bea notices what is happening and alerted the screws, who prevent Andrea's escape. Sgt .Williams interviews Andrea, but she blames the other prisoners, and refuses to talk until she has a lawyer present. Bea convinces Erica not to suspend the trips to the day centre. Judy accuses Bea of taking the screws' side when someone was trying to escape, which leads them into a major argument. Colleen needs Jim's signature, and goes to the day centre to see him. Andrea collects newspaper cuttings about Erica , and puts them in a letter. Meg meets Peter, and tries to persuade him to give himself up: she gives him two hours to make his mind up. Colleen goes to the day centre still in uniform, and talks to Mrs Reid, telling her that the people working on the house are from Wentworth. A little later the police are called to the centre to investigate a "complaint". Doreen and Lizzie think that the police have come to get Peter, and persuade him to escape. Mrs Reid is annoyed that the police can't find anything wrong going on at the house. Lizzie thinks something is odd when she sees Mrs Reid talking to the police. Doreen is worried about Peter, and she takes a food parcel and sneaks out of the day centre to follow him.