Erica announces to Jim his promotion and transfer to a youth remand centre. Jock Stewart finds out where Judy is and that her daughter has married into money.

First broadcast ... 1982 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Friday 24 April 1998 04:40
DVD release: volume 16 disc 4 (AUS)
Duration: 0:45:18

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
Jock ~ Tommy Dysart
Uncle Arch ~ Maurie Fields
Lori ~ Susannah Fowle
Det. Insp. Grace ~ Terry Gill
John Fitzwater ~ Paul Glen
Frank (Strapper) ~ Chris Gray
Lil Stokes ~ Judith McLorinan

  • Written by John Mortimore
  • Directed by John Gauci
  • Product placement corner - Geoff's dressing gown sports the Playboy logo

    Judy is introduced to Geoff's Uncle Arch, but is obviously very upset about something. Lori takes her to the rest room, just as Jock notices her. Kate and Sandy discuss Doreen. Kate feels they should go easy on Doreen, Sandy says that lagging is the worst thing a prisoner can do. Doreen overhears all of this. Judy tells Lori why she is shaken. Erica informs Jim of his promotion. Jim was unaware of it, even though he is to begin his new post in two days time. Judy toasts a few drinks to Arch's winner, then is taken to see the horse. After they leave, Jock approaches the stable boy and inquires who Mr. Maynard's guests are. Doreen asks Colleen if she can be transferred to garden duty. Colleen says no. Lori is concerned about her mother's well-being and asks Geoff to have a word with her. Sandy lets Kate know that she is seeing Jack Fitzwater that day. Kate looks pretty stunned to hear it. Jim says good morning to Janet who slaps him across the face. When she tells him he lied about applying for governor of Beachmount he tries to defend himself but she dashes out. Colleen follows her out into the garden. First she yells at her, then tries to be nice. After a bit she just leaves Janet to cry. Erica makes a formal announcement to the staff regarding Jim's new job. There is to be a farewell party for him later. Kate sighs to Sandy about how much she misses her little boy and how she needs to call her mother. When Colleen walks in, Kate asks if she may make a phone call. Colleen gives her a hard time, but consents. Out in the corridor, Colleen and Kate discuss mutual arrangements and vacant deputy governorships. Doreen is bashed around a bit by (who else?) Bev and Lil. Janet comes along and breaks it up, but Doreen refuses to make a complaint. Geoff speaks to Judy, but Judy insists that everything is all right and that she'll be fine. Meanwhile, Jock phones up Arch Maynard, pretending to be a good friend of Geoff's, and asks where Geoff and Lori are staying in Melbourne. Arch gives him Judy's address. In the dining room, Bea finds out from Doreen that she is being given a bad time. Sandy sticks up for Doreen and Marie accuses her of going soft. Sandy assures her she hasn't gone soft. Bea asks Sandy to protect Doreen, but Sandy has other things on her mind. Bea gets annoyed and goes to sit with Doreen. Erica tells Janet and Meg that a printing press is being brought in along with an instructor. Janet asks to be rostered on duty during Jim's party. Jack Fitzwater, posing as Edwards' solicitor, arrives to see Sandy. Bea and Marie have a confrontation over Doreen in the hallway. Fitzwater lets Sandy know how unhappy they are with her. Sandy doesn't understand why. Jack reminds her of the "Too busy" message she sent him. Sandy knows nothing about it and agrees with Jack that there is a lagger inside. She also agrees to take care of the lagger and asks him if he brought in what she asked for. Jack nods and produces a rather large switchblade. Inspector Grace arrives, having received a tip-off that Fitzwater is there to see Sandy. Jack expresses regret that he doesn't have more time to "enjoy" with Sandy. He also apologises about her husband but feels certain she understands. Sandy assures him that she does - and rams the switchblade deep in his gut. Jim bursts in to find Fitzwater's hands about Sandy's throat before he falls to the floor. Grace is right behind him and is ready to charge the blood-soaked Sandy with murder. But Jim is quick to say it appeared self-defense to him. Erica finds out Fitzwater is dead. Grace still thinks it was murder, but Jim is prepared to testify to Sandy's innocence. When all is said and done, Inspector Grace is pleased Jack Fitzwater has been "caught". Doreen is taken out in the garden by Janet, who leaves her to herself for a few minutes. Doreen goes over to the dogs and begins feeding them. Jim visits Sandy in her cell and asks for the truth. Sandy tells him. Jim is still behind her. Jim attends his farewell reception. He and Meg say good bye to one another. In the rec room, Doreen tells the others that Sandy is locked in her cell and that Jim visited with her. Marie wonders if Sandy gave him a "farewell present" and cackles. Kate is not laughing. Jim gives a speech, a grieving Janet listens outside. Bea and Marie are on the brink of coming to blows, when Sandy enters. Marie wants to know about her private meeting with the deputy governor. Sandy says it was about her meeting with Jack Fitzwater. Marie wants to know what happened at that meeting. "Nothing much", Sandy says, "Just your little drug racket is finished". Marie is furious and demands to know what Sandy did. Sandy shrugs, "Nothing much...just killed him".

    This episode summary was written by Matthew Bubb.