After killing Doug, Carol urges Mel to flee with Jenny, and Helen is re-arrested as soon as she leaves the prison.

First broadcast ... 1982 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Tuesday 26 May 1998 04:40
DVD release: volume 18 disc 2 (AUS)
Duration: 0:46:46

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
Helen ~ Caroline Gillmer
Carol ~ Elisabeth Crosby
Mel ~ David Cameron
Jennifer ~ Sarah Machin
Patrick ~ Rob Steele
Mr Saunders ~ Robin Cuming
Motel Owner ~ Malcolm Darby
Robert ~ Benjamin
Sen. Det. Lennox ~ Colin Vancao
Mr Douglas ~ Ian Smith
Doctor ~ John McCallum-Howell

  • Written by Dave Worthington
  • Directed by John McRae
  • Mel catches Jenny and drags her with him into Carol's room to see what the noise was: he sees that she has shot Doug. Carol tells him to make a run for it while he can: he takes Jenny with him and drives off in the car. The motel manager notes down the registration number then finds Carol, who says she'll wait in the room for the police to arrive. Meg is amused by Steve's sudden interest in prisoner's rights and his criticisms of the Department's attempts at censorship. Mel pushes Jenny out of the car in the middle of nowhere. Sen. Det. Lennox reports to Colleen next morning that Jenny has been found and she and Patrick ask to accompany him to pick her up from hospital where she is under observation. Lizzie suspects the mystery prisoner must have been transferred to Barnhurst, but Judy thinks they are just moving her around within Wentworth. Lizzie takes the laundry truck around to see if she can get near isolation to pick up any gossip. Colleen is horrified when the doctor tells her Jenny was raped, and outraged that the police didn't tell her straight away. She angrily rejects Sen. Det. Lennox's suggestion that Carol protected Jenny and says she can wait until Carol is brought to Wentworth. Lizzie overhears Meg talking to the mystery prisoner and recognises Helen Smart's voice. Helen is insisting she should be let back in with the other women, but Meg says the authorities don't want a repeat of the Kathy Hall incident. Steve catches Lizzie earwigging, and sends her back to the laundry, where the women are listening to a radio interview with Harry Stanfield when Lizzie reports back to them that Helen is the mystery prisoner. The women are kept in their cells next morning as Helen is taken off to court: she shouts to them that she was framed in a drugs bust. Meg spots another article from Bea in the Dispatch, and tells Steve he will have to cut it out of all the copies the women will see. He starts to do so, but slips one cutting in his back pocket. Doreen returns from solitary. Steve tells Bea off for putting the Stir under threat, and using Jo to get the article out. He deliberately crumples up the cutting in front of her and throws it the waste bin where she can retrieve it as soon as he has gone. Ted Douglas insists that Erica has all the women's writing materials confiscated. Bea shows Judy an article she's written about her, but Judy doesn't want it published because she still hasn't told Lori she's back inside. Helen is back inside on a twelve month sentence, but tells the others she doesn't know who planted the drugs in her flat. Colleen and Meg search the cells for writing materials: Colleen finds the cutting hidden in Bea's locker. As the officer responsible for censoring the papers, Steve is given a carpeting for letting it slip through. The women are searched for writing materials before they are allowed out of the workshop. As a protest, they refuse to leave the dining room after the evening meal. Erica offers to rescind the order if they will agree that no more unauthorized articles will appear in the Dispatch. Most of the women want to stick out for more, but Bea agrees. She argues later that Erica may well keep her promise, but if not they will at least have had the chance to stash some writing materials away in case the ban is re-instated. Meg tells Steve that she was in a similar situation to Colleen when she had to deal with Chrissie. Helen confirms that a news report that Harry Stanfield has been supplying call girls to foreign businessmen is true: she knows because she helped set it up through "Smart's Catering". She admits that she and Harry fell out a while ago over an unpaid bill and Helen threatened to go to the media. Judy tells her that Mr Stanfield is standing as an MP and maybe he set her up to get her out of the way. Helen's solicitor backs off when he hears she is accusing Harry Stanfield of setting her up: he tells her that "professional ethics" prevent him handling her appeal and leaves in a hurry. Carol Lewis is brought to Wentworth. Meg is just about to process her when Colleen takes over and makes a deliberate point of letting Carol know she is the Deputy Governor "Powell".


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