Sandy asserts herself as top dog; Janet confesses to Meg that she met Bea previously; Gordon tells Lizzie that he wants Syd's house to rent it out; and Bea is seriously ill with a suspected brain tumour.

First broadcast ... 1981 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Saturday 28 March 1998 04:40
DVD release: volume 15 disc 4 (AUS)
Duration: 00:46:40

Meg ~ Elspeth Ballantyne
Judy ~ Betty Bobbitt
Lizzie ~ Sheila Florance
Bea ~ Val Lehman
Jim ~ Gerard Maguire
Doreen ~ Colette Mann
Kate ~ Olivia Hamnett
Sandy ~ Louise Le Nay
Officer Powell ~ Judith McGrath
Janet ~ Kate Sheil
Hazel ~ Belinda Davey
Gordon Humprey ~ Bruce Kerr
Sister Johnston ~ Gael Andrews

  • Written by Margaret McClusky
  • Directed by Greg Shears
  • Judy is worried that Hazel might have hit Kate too hard, and asks Doreen to go and find out how she is. Meg asks Janet if the TV hire company is run by someone related to her. Doreen is caught by Sandy sneaking a peek at Kate and given a going over, but Meg overhears Doreen being threatened. Sandy behaves as if she's top dog in the rec room and makes Hazel grovel to her. Doreen is pleased when Judy says that she will have to take over, but Judy acts worried. Meg tries to get to know what's upsetting Judy, but Judy won't tell her. Meg complains to Jim that none of prisoners will confide in her: Jim takes the opportunity to ask her to come back to work as an officer. Janet tells Meg that she had been in Wentworth twelve years before on a charge of receiving stolen goods. Meg tries to persuade her not to keep this a secret from Jim, but when Janet next tries to discuss something with Jim, they end up kissing. Judy and Doreen tries to get supporters to fight Sandy, but no-one will help them. Kate asks Jim about to borrow medical books for her, and he agrees. Gordon visits Lizzie again, but when he asks about the wandering plants, Lizzie remembers that she's never mentioned the plants to him and accuses him of trying to frighten her, just as Colleen turns up. Colleen tells Meg that Lizzie and Gordon have had a disagreement, but Meg thinks it very strange that Gordon was there at all. Lizzie visits Bea and tells her about Gordon, but Bea acts exhausted and confused, which upsets Lizzie and she leaves. Meg agrees to come back to Wentworth after she has been to Linda's funeral. Gordon admits to Lizzie that he was behind the campaign of terror, but if she tries to tell anyone they will just think she is mad and will have to move out of the house anyway. Lizzie is angry and makes Gordon leave. Kate is convinced that Bea has a serious illness, and tries to persuade her to see a doctor. Bea claims that she already knows very well what she's suffering from: cancer.