Judy tries to tell Meg that Linda needs treatment, and Lizzie receives more mysterious phone calls.

First broadcast ... 1981 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Wednesday 25 March 1998 04:40
DVD release: volume 15 disc 3 (AUS)
Duration: 00:46:20

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
Kate ~ Olivia Hamnett
Sandy ~ Louise Le Nay
Mr Golman ~ John Wregg

  • Written by Bryon Williams
  • Directed by Rod Hardy
  • Sandy tells Judy she thinks the importance they all give to the press is childish, and holds Judy's arm in it until she gives in. Jim offers to let Bea work on the Braille machine unsupervised. Judy comes to ask Bea's advice about the press, but Bea refuses to get involved. Meg asks Kate to be careful about mentioning why she's inside. Meg also speaks to Sandy, who was sentenced to 22 years in prison, but Sandy doesn't believe that Meg can help her. Kate is worried about Linda, thinking that she's heading for a breakdown She tries to get Meg and Jim to help her, advising Jim that Linda needs psychiatric help. Jim promises to look further into the matter. Meg tells Jim that Linda is behaving strangely, but adds that she thinks Linda will settle in eventually. Doreen and Judy believe that Kate has lagged, but when Doreen starts to threaten Kate, Sandy grabs her and pushes her face first into a wall, giving her a nosebleed. Linda's father comes to visit her. Bea meets Sandy in the laundry and allows her to take over the press. Linda refuses to see her father, and tells Janet that she's hurt him so much that she wants him to forget about her, and says goodbye. Doreen asks Jim if she can share a cell with Judy. Janet tries to comforts Linda by telling her that she'd felt so bad herself in the past that she'd considered suicide. Kate introduces herself to Bea, as she wants to tell her about her background before she hears a distorted version from other people. When Judy goes to her cell, she finds that Linda has hung herself over Andrea's bed. Judy panics, calls for help and begins to cry. Andrea is shocked to see Linda dead and runs away. Meg and the others comes quickly. Kate tells the prisoners that it was suicide. Sandy gives Andrea a bashing for her treatment of Linda: Bea is impressed, and gives her a pat on the back. Colleen takes Andrea to the Governor, and Andrea almost incurs Janet's wrath for a stupid outburst. Jim decides Andrea should be moved to E block for her own safety. Lizzie visits Bea and tells her that her azalea moved by itself, which amuses Bea. Colleen wants to split up Kate and Sandy, for Kate's sake after the incident in the rec room. Bea has problems reading while working on the Braille machine. Kate and Sandy move into Bea's cell, while Doreen moves in with Judy. Bea has very little liking for her new cellmates. Someone is making nuisance calls to Lizzie, and after one of them she hears a noise outside. She tries to phone Meg, but can't get through. There is a knock on the door, and Lizzie runs out into the garden. Someone grabs hold of her...