Meg puts her marriage before promotion to Deputy Governor, the Department investigates possible fraud in the kitchen and Bea begins to suspect Kate.

First broadcast ... 1982 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Friday 01 May 1998 04:40
DVD release: volume 17 disc 2 (AUS)

Meg ~ Elspeth Ballantyne
Judy ~ Betty Bobbitt
Lizzie ~ Sheila Florance
Erica ~ Patsy King
Bea ~ Val Lehman
Doreen ~ Colette Mann
Officer Powell ~ Judith McGrath
Kate ~ Olivia Hamnett
Steve ~ Wayne Jarratt
Sandy ~ Louise Le Nay
Marie ~ Maggie Millar
Janet ~ Kate Sheil
Lori ~ Susannah Fowle
Ian ~ Peter Curtin
Wally ~ Alan Hopgood
Susie ~ Jacqui Gordon
Ron ~ Tim Robertson
Desk Sergeant ~ Bernard Barry
Sen. Sgt. Grant ~ Ivor Bowyer
Hazel ~ Belinda Davey
Jackie Donahue ~ Kathryn Lynch

  • Written by Wendy Jackson
  • Directed by Juliana Focht
  • The names in italics were missing from the credits broadcast by Channel 5 - looks like a whole screenful went missing somehow!

    Doreen asks Bea where Sandy is, having looked in her cell and not found her. She also comments that Marie and her gang also seem to be missing. Bea seems unconcerned and sends Doreen away, but goes after her when she leaves. Doreen hears a commotion in the shower block and rushes to help, giving Marie a wallop in the face with her plaster cast. Bea is right behind Doreen and cuts Sandy down: Doreen is sent to fetch help. Steve and Janet are patrolling the corridors and pass Marie (with a bloody nose) and her supporters just before Doreen fetches them to the shower block. Steve gives Sandy mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. Even though they have seen the real culprits, both Janet and Steve assume Doreen and Bea are responsible for the attack. Judy tells Wally she's a bit nervous about talking to the police: she thinks they may remember Wally's address from the last time she escaped. Erica interviews Sandy in the infirmary: Sandy won't identify her attackers, but tells Erica she is wrong to suspect Doreen and Bea. When she questions them later, Erica seems inclined to believe their story that they found Sandy on the floor in the shower block. Erica decides to send Doreen to maternity to get her away from the influence of Bea and Marie. Wally drives Judy to the police station. Marie notices Steve coming along the corridor and provokes Bea to threaten her so he can see it. Sandy writes a note and hides it on the meal tray as it is collected from the infirmary. Steve tries to find out from Sandy what happened, but she won't tell him. Janet wants to take some time off, but Erica tells her she will have to speak to Colleen, who is to be appointed Deputy Governor. The note from Sandy is passed to Bea: Marie wants to know what it says, but Bea tells her it's nothing she doesn't already know. Bea sneaks out of the laundry to speak to Doreen about the note, in which Sandy implicated Kate as the person who set her up: Doreen remembers that Kate left the rec room just after Sandy was taken ill. Erica makes the official announcement of Colleen's promotion, and commiserates with Meg, saying that she hopes that at least her home situation is improved. Meg replies that she is getting a divorce from Bob. Colleen talks to Janet about her family and comments that her own husband is quite different to Meg's, and has no ambition to conflict with her own. Kate is worried that Sandy or Bea will suspect her and calls Marie stupid for messing up her part of the plan. Susie cuts her hand accidentally in the workshop, and Ian takes her off the infirmary: Kate is called to bandage the wound. Hazel talks to Lizzie about her children and her relationship with George, explaining that they never married because his wife is still alive in a mental hospital. Kate asks Colleen to help her and move her to another wing, as someone now knows that she's the one who passed on information about the women to the officers. Colleen tells her she's the wrong person to be depending on someone else's loyalty and refuses to have Kate moved. Erica tells Janet the Department is calling in the police to investigate the fraud in the kitchen, and it looks as if Bea will get the blame, as she's the only one to be caught in possession of the stolen goods. Judy is driving her taxi at night when a prostitute and her customer hire her off the rank to go back to a motel. The man doesn't seem to be able to wait that long and Judy tells him to leave the girl alone while he's in her cab. Janet confesses to Meg that she was very impressed by the way Ian managed to calm Susie down. At the motel, the prostitute changes her mind and says she doesn't want to go inside after all. The man tries to drag her out of the cab, but Judy intervenes, In the scuffle, his wallet falls out of his jacket and the prostitute helps herself to the cash. Judy takes the prostitute to the address she gives as her home, though as soon as Judy is out of sight, she leaves to go back on the street again. The customer goes to a police station to report he has been assaulted and robbed. Judy cleans out her cab at the end of the night, but fails to notice the customer's empty wallet among the rubbish as she throws it all into the bin outside Wally's cottage.