Meg agrees to act as matron-of-honour at Janet and Ian's wedding, and Helen returns to Wentworth on a prostitution charge. There is an attack on Judy's life

First broadcast ... 1982 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Saturday 16 May 1998 04:40
DVD release: volume 17 disc 4 (AUS)
Duration: 0:46:49

Meg ~ Elspeth Ballantyne
Judy ~ Betty Bobbitt
Lizzie ~ Sheila Florance
Erica ~ Patsy King
Off. Powell ~ Judith McGrath
Kate ~ Olivia Hamnett
Steve ~Wayne Jarratt
Janet ~ Kate Sheil
Susie ~ Jacqui Gordon
Helen Smart ~ Caroline Gillmer
Margo ~ Jane Clifton
Brenda Thomas ~ Victoria Eagger
Patrick Powell ~ Rob Steele
Jennifer Powell ~ Sarah Machin
Robert Powell ~ Benjamin

  • Written by Barbara Ramsay
  • Directed by John Gauci
  • Thanks to Roger Campion in Digest 1258 for spotting a strange jumpcut in the scene where Janet asks Meg to be her maid of honour. As they leave the main building and are only halfway down the path, Meg asks Janet a question about Susie Driscoll. Janet's response follows in the next shot, when they seem to have instantaneously rounded the corner and are well on the way to the front gate. Roger saw this on Foxtel but both the Channel 5 and Granada broadcasts were the same.

    Meg takes the phone call at Wentworth that Susie has been recaptured and will be brought back next morning. Lizzie notices Kate staring at Judy in the rec room and Judy admits to Lizzie that it bothers her. Janet asks Meg to be her matron of honour, and she accepts. Kate wants to know what Judy is going to do about Margo: Judy says that Kate seemed to be doing pretty well without any help from her. Susie shares the van back to Wentworth with Helen Smart, who is inside again on another soliciting charge. Colleen takes Susie straight to the Governor. Kate scoffs at the women for thinking they're capable of writing newspaper articles. Erica tells Susie she'll have to see the VJ and her sentence will probably be extended. Helen tells the women she no longer needs to work the streets as she's now running her own "business". Janet is about to discipline Kate for slacking, but Kate threatens to tell Ian about her time in Wentworth as a prisoner. She reports the incident to Colleen, who takes several officers with her as reinforcements, but Kate says she's happy to see the Governor, and leads the way. Kate sympathises with Erica for having to run a prison with "types like Powell" and offers to help her. When Janet knocks on the door, Kate tells her to come in as if it were her own office. Colleen doesn't believe Kate is genuine, but Erica says Kate will have to be examined by Dr. Weissman before any decision can be made. Colleen invites Meg home for dinner, as her daughter Jenny is cooking. Kate tries to persuade Judy that they should be joint top dog, and threatens her when Judy refuses to have anything to do with it. Steve takes Erica to the workshop to see the trial issue of The Stir, but it is a disaster , as Lizzie has deliberately messed up the printing plates to get Ian called back to sort it out. Despite Judy's warning, Helen goes to "interview" Kate for the paper. Kate tells her she killed Conrad for the sake of her child, but in the next breath says she is never going to have children. She then confuses Conrad with Sandy and says she had to kill Sandy because she was going to report her fraud to the police, and says she put Conrad's body in the rubbish compactor. Helen reports this to the other women, and tells Judy to be careful if she's sharing a cell with Kate. Meg goes for dinner with Colleen and meets her family. Judy wakes in the middle of the night to find Kate sitting upright in bed staring at her, and next morning tells Colleen that she must be moved to another cell. Kate later overhears part of a conversation between Margo and Judy where it appears they are planning to kill her, though Judy is in fact telling Margo she wants nothing to do with it. Four of the women including Kate are sent to the loading bay to bring in a delivery of paper, but Kate goes missing after a while. She hides and waits for Judy to return to their cell, then jumps her, putting a stocking round Judy's neck from behind, and pulling tighter as a manic grin spreads across her face.


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