Ian tells Janet he's not pressing her, while Judy is baffled by an apparent alliance between Bea and Marie.

First broadcast ... 1982 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Sunday 10 May 1998 04:45
DVD release: volume 17 disc 3 (AUS)
Duration: 0:45:21

Meg ~ Elspeth Ballantyne
Judy ~ Betty Bobbitt
Lizzie ~ Sheila Florance
Erica ~ Patsy King
Bea ~ Val Lehman
Doreen ~ Colette Mann
Off. Powell ~ Judith McGrath
Kate ~ Olivia Hamnett
Steve ~ Wayne Jarratt
Marie ~ Maggie Millar
Janet ~ Kate Sheil
Margo ~ Jane Clifton
Susie ~ Jacqui Gordon
Hazel ~ Belinda Davey
Mouse ~ Jentah Sobott
Ian ~ Peter Curtin
Solicitor ~ Alan Madden
Maintenance Man (Max) ~ Burt Cooper
Offsider (Ernie) ~ Benjamin Franklin
Elaine (Pregnant Woman) ~ Marian Lees
Clerk ~ David Scott
Judge ~ Arthur Barradell-Smith

  • Written by Ian Smith
  • Directed by Kendal Flanagan
  • Margo is not in this episode (thanks Mark C)

    Steve and Colleen stop the workmen and try to work out where Susie is. Susie is barely conscious and hears the voices of Colleen and Bea calling for her. Bea tells Mouse she was stupid not to let anyone else know what Susie was up to. Erica examines the plans of the building with the workmen, and Colleen hears a faint knocking from above. Steve and Colleen go up into the roof space with the workmen and follow the sound along the pipe. Janet collects Kate to have her ready to examine Susie when she is brought out. A section of the pipe is cut away to get to Susie. She is suffering from burns to the skin from the chemicals, and Kate thinks it is possible her lungs could also have been affected. Bea asks Lizzie if she can get any old newspapers from the workshop, particularly any from around the time of Kate's murder trial. Kate's solicitor visits her and tells her he is not going to represent her. Furthermore, as she has no chance of getting off and will be bankrupted when she is forced to pay back the money, no other solicitor is likely to take it on. His advice is to give the money back now so she can qualify for Legal Aid. Kate shrieks at him and calls him a "sanctimonious cretin". Meg notices Kate is preoccupied after the visit and is surprised when Kate asks Meg to contact Legal Aid for her as she's sacked her solicitor. Steve asks Bea what she knows about Sandy, as the police seem to have given up looking for her on the outside. He says he remembers Bea's note and her warning to Sandy not to trust her friend, which he now thinks must have been Kate. Bea points out that Kate wins either way: there is no proof that Sandy is even dead, but if Kate were convicted of murder she wouldn't be brought back to Wentworth, but would probably get to serve her sentence in the more comfortable surroundings of Barnhurst. Meg suggests moving Hazel to work in maternity to lift her out of her depression. Kate watches another load of rubbish being collected. Steve tells her to move away - it's not as if she hasn't seen a rubbish truck before. Kate is lost in her own thoughts, and guiltily denies it. Steve reminds her that she and Sandy were emptying the rubbish, which finally makes the obvious connection in his own mind. Hazel is so heavily sedated that she doesn't recognise anyone as she's taken to maternity. She is given a baby to nurse, but when the mother tries to take it back, Hazel reacts angrily. Marie and Bea come to an agreement: Bea will be top dog again and she and Marie will work together to get Kate. Erica gives permission for the play reading group to begin again: Bea remarks that they may even make Kate the leading lady. Judy tells Bea that Kate is acting very strangely and seems convinced she is going to be given a pardon. At her trial, Kate pleads not guilty to the charges of fraud, conspiracy to commit perjury and drug trafficking. Hazel bitterly tells a mother-to-be that her husband could be up to anything and she wouldn't know. Doreen suggests to Meg that Hazel shouldn't be in maternity. Hazel is moved to a single cell in D block. Judy is surprised to be told by Bea to work the press: she glances at Marie, who confirms that Bea is top dog not her. Bea asks Steve to get Sandy's blue jumper: he is dubious but agrees to fetch it from the storeroom. Kate interrupts the Judge's sentencing with a tirade against him and her solicitor. When he is allowed to continue, he sentences Kate to a further ten years. Kate is returned to Wentworth in the evening and taken straight to the rec room. Bea asks how her trial went and Kate comments that they were a bunch of amateurs. Bea says he's sorry to hear she wasn't happy with her trial and hopes she will like the one the women are going to give her. Judy will be the defence counsel, Bea will herself be the prosecutor, and the Judge will be Justice Sandy Edwards, who cannot be there in person, but will be represented by a dummy wearing Sandy's blue sweater. Kate asks what Marie will be doing and Bea tells her that Marie is the public executioner, and beckons her over to be introduced to her next "customer".


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