Sandy steals some painkillers for Bea; and Lizzie decides what to do about Gordon with Doreen's help.

First broadcast ... 1981 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Sunday 29 March 1998 04:40
DVD release: volume 15 disc 4 (AUS)
Duration: 00:46:57

Meg ~ Elspeth Ballantyne
Judy ~ Betty Bobbitt
Lizzie ~ Sheila Florance
Erica ~ Patsy King
Bea ~ Val Lehman
Jim ~ Gerard Maguire
Doreen ~ Colette Mann
Kate ~ Olivia Hamnett
Sandy ~ Louise Le Nay
Officer Powell ~ Judith McGrath
Janet ~ Kate Sheil
Officer Barry ~ Joy Westmore
Hazel ~ Belinda Davey
Sister Franklin ~ Diane Greentree
Gordon Humprey ~ Bruce Kerr

  • Written by Coral Drouyn (spelt "Carol")
  • Directed by Leigh Spence
  • There is no lockup officer under the final credits. Instead we see the fire taking hold in Sid's house.

    Meg comes back to work as a prison officer. Sandy gets to hear that Bea is seriously ill and wonders whether she should take over as top dog. Jim explains to Janet that Erica will soon be back. Conway tries to persuade Doreen to go in for a correspondence course. Judy is annoyed when she gets hear that Sandy knows about her pacemaker. Kate asks Judy to make sure that Bea makes an appointment to see a doctor. Sandy wants to try to get hold of painkillers for Bea. Colleen's pocket book has gone missing, and she orders a cell search, where she finds something in Sandy's cupboard. Janet and Meg find Colleen's pocket book in the staff room. Sandy accuses Judy and Doreen of searching her room. Jim stays overnight at Janet's place. Judy tries (and fails) to cheer Bea up. Erica returns, and praises Jim for the way he took charge while she was away, and is glad when Jim tells her that he has taken back his job application. Hazel is persuaded by Sandy to do something for her. Sandy burns herself on the press deliberately so she is taken to see the Sister. Hazel pretends to have food poisoning, which distracts Sister Franklin long enough for Sandy to go through the medicine cabinet to some pain killers for Bea. Sister Franklin discovers that drugs are missing, and Sandy is bodysearched, but nothing is found on her. Lizzie comes to see Bea, but has to see Doreen instead. She explains to Doreen about Gordon, and Doreen tells Lizzie to fight Gordon with his own tricks. Gordon is waiting outside the house when Lizzie comes home, and Lizzie tells him that a solution to the problem will turn up soon. Sandy has managed to smuggle out pills by hiding them in the bandages on her hands. Jim tells Erica that Colleen is not happy that Meg is back. Erica tells Jim that Janet has been a prisoner herself, which Jim did not know. Lizzie rings Gordon and tells him that she has made her mind up. Afterwards she pours kerosene over the furniture in the house and sets it alight.