First broadcast ... 1982 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Tuesday 21 April 1998 04:40
DVD release: volume 16 disc 4 (AUS)
Duration: 0:47:22

Meg ~ Elspeth Ballantyne
Judy ~ Betty Bobbitt
Lizzie ~ Sheila Florance
Erica ~ Patsy King
Bea ~ Val Lehman
Jim ~ Gerard Maguire
Doreen ~ Colette Mann
Officer Powell ~ Judith McGrath
Kate ~ Olivia Hamnett
Steve ~ Wayne Jarratt
Sandy ~ Louise Le Nay
Marie ~ Maggie Millar
Janet ~ Kate Sheil
Geoff ~ Andrew Clarke
Hazel ~ Belinda Davey
Lori ~ Susannah Fowle
Gate Guard (Ted) ~ Brad Lindsay
Mr Wilson ~ John Murphy

  • Written by Barbara Ramsay
  • Directed by Juliana Focht
  • Jim tells Meg that he and Janet are history. When Meg asks why, Jim tells her of the expensive camera and stuff to go along with it. He says Janet is just too possessive. Janet overhears and walks out. Meg then asks if he's told her about his application for Governor of Beachmount. Jim says it's no longer any of Janet's business. At breakfast, Lizzie expresses concern over Doreen's condition - both physical and mental. Bea repeats the story of Janie bashing her up because she refused to hand over her buyup, but is certain she doesn't have the whole story. Judy says Janie was pretty bad and without her there to protect her things might have got out of hand. Marie laughs at the thought of Judy protecting anybody. Judy is about to go for her, but Sandy intercedes and reminds Judy of her upcoming parole hearing. Sandy speaks to Bea about starting up the kitchen racket once more to help get the women on side. Bea thinks it's a good idea. Meg tells Judy she has a visitor. Lizzie collects money from the women, but won't tell why. Judy goes out to the garden and is surprised by Lori and her new husband, Geoff. They've come to honeymoon in Melbourne in order to spend time with her. After Judy leaves, Lori questions Meg about her mother's parole chances. Meg says they are very good, but would be better if Judy had a place of her own and a definite job. Lori and Geoff say they'll see to it. Lizzie gives Meg her collected money and asks her to buy Doreen a teddy bear. Bea asks Erica if she can work in the kitchen. Erica agrees. Another "laundry delivery" arrives. Sandy demands her share of the money. Marie says she'll get her share after she's sold some pills. Marie pulls a letter out of the bag and Lizzie sees it's addressed to Sandy. Sandy asks for it and Marie coolly hands it over. Sandy reads the letter and is clearly disturbed by its contents. Doreen sees the guard dogs and starts to make a fuss over them. Since it seems to cheer her up, Janet allows it. Marie confronts Hazel in the hall and threatens her if she tells Sandy about the letter she saw. Hazel promises to keep quiet. Sandy takes her letter to Bea. The letter is full of threats to both herself and her husband in Pentridge, but Sandy doesn't understand what she's done. Erica tells Doreen that she's well enough to be moved back to her cell. Doreen desperately wants to stay in the infirmary. Lori and Geoff visit Judy's old place of work and secure a position for her. Jim, as acting deputy governor, receives disturbing news and asks Meg to bring Sandy to him. Lori and Geoff get Judy a flat. While Jim is waiting for Sandy he receives a phone call, but no one will speak. It is Janet. Sandy comes in and Jim tells her to sit down. Her husband, Arthur, has been murdered. Meg moves Sandy into a single cell. In the staff room, Steve finds Meg looking glum and asks what's wrong. Meg tells him about Sandy's husband. Steve is stunned to hear she had a husband. Geoff and Lori tell Meg all their good news. Kate visits Judy in her cell for some reason and advises Judy to keep calm over her hearing. Steve visits Sandy in her cell. She has written a letter and wants him to get it out for her. He agrees. Sandy then breaks down and Steve comforts her. Colleen is surprised to see Meg come to work with a large teddy bear. Meg brings the teddy bear to Doreen's cell and also tries to calm the nervous Judy. Steve and Sandy stroll in the garden while Doreen talks to the dogs. Sandy passes her letter to Steve. Judy is brought to Erica's office and informed that her parole has been granted. Colleen goes with Judy to collect her things and is impatient and rude to Judy. Meg comes to collect Doreen from the infirmary. Doreen asks to be put in isolation. Meg says there's a surprise waiting in her cell. Lori and Geoff wait for Judy outside the gate. Lori can hardly contain herself. Doreen finds her teddy bear and begins to cry. She tells Meg that no one, not even Lizzie, will want anything to do with her when they find out what she's done. Colleen tells Kate she wants some dirt on the women. Kate plays cool for a few minutes, then lets Colleen know that Bea will be smuggling goods out of the kitchen. Colleen is pleased with this (though it seems to be the only information she ever gets). Lori screams with delight as her mother is released, and Geoff drives them away from Wentworth.

    This episode summary was written by Matthew Bubb.


    Storyliners: John Mortimore, Andrew Kennedy, Michael Freundt, Dave Worthington
    Script Editors: Ian Smith