Carol discovers that Doug has attacked Jenny, and Erica is under pressure to keep the mystery prisoner out of the other women's way.

First broadcast ... 1982 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Sunday 24 May 1998 04:40
DVD release: volume 18 disc 2 (AUS)
Duration: 0:47:25

Meg ~ Elspeth Ballantyne
Judy ~ Betty Bobbitt
Lizzie ~ Sheila Florance
Erica ~ Patsy King
Bea ~ Val Lehman
Doreen ~ Colette Mann
Off. Powell ~ Judith McGrath
Steve ~ Wayne Jarratt
Susie ~ Jacqui Gordon
Doug ~ Martin Phelan
Carol ~ Elisabeth Crosby
Jenny ~ Sarah Machin
Mel ~ David Cameron
Patrick ~ Rob Steele
Margo ~ Jane Clifton
Sen. Det. Lennox ~ Colin Vancao
Det. Sgt. Ryan ~ Will Deumer

  • Written by Ian Bradley & Andrew Kennedy
  • Directed by Juliana Focht
  • What would a psychologist make of Colleen's doodle during the staff meeting? It looks like a scaffold, so posibly it started as a game of Hangman and got diverted by grimmer thoughts?

    The police call Colleen to ask to talk to Robert again about the car. The women listen to the radio but a promised interview with the Minister about Bea's article is called off. When Carol comes round she tries to calm Jenny down then returns to Doug to slap his face in disgust at his actions. Lizzie fails to get into solitary but hears Steve address the prisoner as "Smart". The gang take Jenny with them when they move on in another car. The women don't believe Lizzie's report that it can be Helen in solitary. Erica is told by the police that the mystery prisoner can help them smash a drugs ring, and that the secrecy is as much for her protection as it is to scare her into talking. Erica points out that she cannot go along with the police's demand that the prisoner is refused access to a solicitor. Sen Det Lennox tells Colleen they have found the car, but not the gang or Jenny, though they have traced the owner and through him they know the names of the bank robbers. He asks her to identify Jenny's clothing which was found left behind in the hideout. Judy attacks Doreen to get into solitary, but is given another punishment of two week's loss of priveleges. The women are just listening to a radio report about the kidnapping daughter of a Wentworth officer when Colleen comes to the laundry door and stands in silence listening. Steve catches Susie lifting goods from the kitchen store room but decides to let her off. Margo and Doreen have no greater success when they fight in the dining room, even when Margo taunts Colleen about Jenny. Colleen realises the women think they can do anything and phones Erica to get permission to have solitary re-opened. The gang hide out in a motel. Meg talks to Susie about arranging a job for her when she is released. Doreen sets fire to a bed , and this time succeeds in getting put in solitary (into the only solitary cell with its own toilet bowl ). Margo translates a tapped message on the pipes from Doreen that the other prisoner has been moved out of solitary before she got there. Doug is still plotting and tells Carol how is going to dispose of Jenny, and Mel. Jenny waits until Mel is asleep and makes a run for it. Mel is woken up by the sound of a gunshot.


    Script Editor: Ian Smith (276)-(279)
    Storyliners: Dave Worthington, John Mortimore, Andrew Kennedy