Judy is charged with assaulting Jock Stewart (?) and sent back to Wentworth.

First broadcast ... 1982 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Saturday 02 May 1998 04:40
DVD release: volume 17 disc 2 (AUS)
Duration: 0:46:33

Meg ~ Elspeth Ballantyne
Judy ~ Betty Bobbitt
Lizzie ~ Sheila Florance
Erica ~ Patsy King
Bea ~ Val Lehman
Officer Powell ~ Judith McGrath
Kate ~ Olivia Hamnett
Steve ~ Wayne Jarratt
Sandy ~ Louise Le Nay
Marie ~ Maggie Millar
Janet ~ Kate Sheil
Ian ~ Peter Curtin
Wally ~ Alan Hopgood
Susie ~ Jacqui Gordon
Ron ~ Tim Robertson
Det Sgt Ross ~ Bill Garner
Sister Franklin ~ Diana Greentree
Visiting Justice ~ Howard Priddle
Detective ~ Neil Thompson
Officer Barry ~ Joy Westmore

  • Written by Ian Smith
  • Directed by Juliana Focht
  • Spotted by David Breeze: "Judy is brought back to Wentworth, she is presented to the Governor with dry hair! No shower?"

    Continuity corner: the level of liquid in the medicine glass miraculously gets higher between one shot and the next after Kate has picked it up.

    The man complaining of being robbed seems to cool off a little when the police tell him that Judy was involved in another incident two days earlier that led to a man being hospitalized. Judy tries to get some sleep as someone apparently plays a record of farmyard sound effects outside her window. Sandy is allowed to go back to her cell and Meg warns her not to try to take revenge for the attack on her. Det. Sgt. Ross tells Kate the information she gave him didn't check out: at first she blames Inspector Grace's incompetence, but realises that Sandy had deliberately given her false information. The police arrive to question Judy but search the outside of the house first and find the wallet. Judy denies their allegations, but the detective shows her the wallet and takes her in for questioning. Bea and Sandy sit down with Kate at lunch to wind her up by speculating on how Sandy could have become ill. Det. Sgt. Ross, who also seems to be in charge of the investigation into the kitchen fraud, wants to interview Bea, but tells Erica that he wants her isolated afterwards, as they suspect that drugs are being smuggled into Wentworth. Erica says it's highly unlikely that Bea would be involved, but seems to agree to the isolation. Judy is brought back to Wentworth. Sandy tells Susie that she's only making it worse for herself by trying to escape, but agrees to help her if she can come up with a "safe" way to do it. Det. Sgt. Ross tells Bea she will be charged with fraud, and as she is leaving the interview room asks her how the drug racket with Peterson is coming along. Bea puts him straight on her own attitude to drugs, and tells him he must be wrong about Kate as her appeal is coming up soon and she has a good chance with the new witness coming forward. Det. Sgt. Ross replies that he's the witness and Kate might be in for a big disappointment. Bea wants to know why he's telling her all this: he agrees that he had planned that he and Bea could swap information, but in any case has made sure she won't be able to do anything about it by having her sent to isolation. Bea doubts if he can stop her. Kate tries to confide in Judy about the "change" in Sandy, but Judy has already spoken to Sandy and is able to reel off a long list of things that might account for it, like not getting a certain letter which led to her husband's death. Bea is surprised to have Meg bring her breakfast, but takes the chance to bring up the subject of Colleen's appointment as Deputy Governor, claiming to know how she got the post. Meg says she has her own ideas, but would like to hear Bea's, so Bea tells her about Kate lagging to the police, and therefore probably to Colleen too. Bea is really angling for a visit from Sandy: Meg thanks her for the information but tells her she can't agree to that. Wally comes to visit Judy and tells her he's been trying to trace the prostitute. She says he shouldn't get involved, but at least he could have her mail forwarded so Lori won't know she's back in jail. The visiting justice finds Bea guilty of fraud and sentences her to an additional six months: Det. Sgt. Ross asks that she remain in isolation until "other" enquiries are concluded. Meg asks Kate straight out if she's been informing to the police and prison officers, but gets a blank denial. Bea tries to get Steve to allow her a visit from Sandy, or at least to get a message to her that she was right and not to trust her friends. Susie lifts some bread from Lil's plate to give to Lizzie, and incurs the wrath of Marie who comes over to their table. Sandy responds by stabbing a fork into Marie's hand. Steve calls Sandy out of the dining room and gives her Bea's message without saying who it's from, though Sandy gets the gist well enough without. Susie is discussing escape techniques in Lizzie's cell when Marie comes to teach her a lesson - Susie brandishes a kettle of boiling water to get her to back off and leave them both alone. Bea writes a note to Sandy and puts it in the pocket of the dressing gown Steve has earlier agreed to take away to be washed. On exercise period, Susie sees Joyce Barry put down her spectacles on the barbecue for a moment to rest her eyes, so she picks them up and pockets them. Joyce is half-blind without them and Steve tells the women they will have to be searched in reception unless they give the glasses back, but the women find the sight of Joyce groping around far too hilarious. Sandy is checked up by Sister Franklin (assisted by Kate) and complains of a headache. The Sister prepares a painkiller, but Kate adds something to it when her back is turned. However, the sister is called away to deal with an accident, so Kate has to give the medicine to Sandy herself. Sandy notices that Kate's hand is shaking, and says it might be better if she took it herself. Kate protests that she has nerves not a headache, but Sandy forces the glass to her lips and makes her drink.