Wounded Fletcher attempts to disarm Linda.

First broadcast ... 1981 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Sunday 22 March 1998 04:40
DVD release: volume 15 disc 3 (AUS)
Duration: 00:47:20

Meg ~ Elspeth Ballantyne
Judy ~ Betty Bobbitt
Lizzie ~ Sheila Florance
Bea ~ Val Lehman
Jim ~ Gerard Maguire
Doreen ~ Colette Mann
Officer Powell ~ Judith McGrath
Janet Conway ~ Kate Sheil
Andrea ~ Bethany Lee
Linda ~ Mary Charlston
Peter ~ Stefan Dennis
Sister Franklin ~ Diane Greentree
Wendy (Receptionist) ~ Helen Noonan
Matron ~ Penelope Shelton

  • Written by Christine McCourt
  • Directed by Lex Van Os
  • When Judy takes Janet's file out of the filing cabinet we can clearly see that her surname is misspelt on it as CONWEY.

    The shot hits Jim in the arm but he still manages to overpower Linda. Doreen and Judy suspect that the strange way Bea's been behaving recently has something to do with Officer Conway. Doreen persuades Judy to sneak a look at Janet's file and Judy gets herself into the Governor's office, but Jim turns up. Judy thinks of an excuse that satisfies Jim. Jim tries again to persuade Meg to come back to work as a prison officer, but Meg says no thanks. Linda is sent to solitary, but Meg doesn't think she ought to be put there and tells Jim so. Jim gives Linda some good advice about how to cope with life in prison. Meg tells Judy about what happened in hospital and gives Doreen some good news about Peter. Judy visits Andrea in sickbay and tells her that though she'll do what she can to protect her, she shouldn't expect any sympathy from any of the women. Doreen and Judy make up jokes about Officer Conway after seeing an ad for "Conway's Discounts" in a newspaper, but it makes Bea angry. Powell discuss the conditions for officers with Conway, but she isn't interested as she believes that she will soon be transferred. Conway asks Jim about being transferred, but Jim asks her to think about it for a few more weeks first. Lizzie and Doreen begin to argue, when Lizzie is taken to the Governor's office to sign her release papers. Doreen gets a visit from Peter. He tells her that everything has worked out with work, his brother and parents and even with the police and he promises to visit her again. Janet believes that Bea has told Doreen about her brother's discount electrical goods store, but Bea convinces her that Doreen is just making an innocent joke. Jim tells Bea that Braille machine is on its way. Lizzie thinks about all that happened recently, and it makes her sad. Next day Doreen and Bea disappear without saying goodbye to Lizzie, which makes her even more sorry for herself. When she is about to leave Wentworth, someone mentions that the spin drier is broken, and she insists on being allowed to fix it. Lizzie believes that the other not bothered about her, but when she gets to the laundry she finds that the story about the drier is just a trick by the prisoners and officers to give her a surprise farewell party. Lizzie says goodbye to all her friends in prison, adding under her breath that this time it will be goodbye forever.


    Script Editor: Ian Smith
    Storyliners: Peter Brennan, John Mortimore, Andrew Kennedy