Susie is forced back into prostitution, and Chrissie learns that Joan has agreed to help Brenda in the custody case.

First broadcast ... 1982 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Friday 19 June 1998 04:40
DVD release: volume 19 disc 2 (AUS)
Duration: 0:45:13

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
Joan ~ Maggie Kirkpatrick
Chrissie ~ Amanda Muggleton
Hannah ~ Julieanne Newbould
Donna ~ Arkie Whiteley
Des ~ Gary Down
Duncan ~ Chris Orchard
Brenda ~ Jan Friedl
Mr Douglas ~ Ian Smith
Detective ~ Ian Sprake
Det. Carter ~ Graham Dow

  • Written by Alan Hopgood
  • Directed by John McRae
  • Oddly, neither Joan nor Steve asks Donna to remove the gold chain around her neck at her induction

    Bea and Doreen find Lizzie with a hangover: Lizzie has to admit to Bea where she got the drink from but can't remember whether or not she told Joan where the still was. Despite Chrissie's protests, Hannah asks Colleen to arrange a visit for her with the police to tell them all about the robbery. Donna calls Des to arrange a fix. Joan is made to look foolish when she takes Erica to the boiler room and shows her the still: it has been filled with rubbish and Joan gets wet through trying to find the real still pipes . Chrissie tries without much success to convince the women that she didn't deliberately set up Hannah's escape for her own benefit. Bea offers to put Joan's other uniform in the drier to let her know she was hiding in the boiler room during her humiliation. This taunt is so cryptic that Joan cannot do anything about it, so she picks on Hannah and orders her to clean the toilet block. Judy makes the case for the halfway house before Erica and Ted Douglas. He does not approve of Judy and tells her the Department want to have a say in who will be allowed to stay at the halfway house. Judy storms out of Erica's office in disgust. However, Erica reminds him that the weekly running costs of the halfway house are the same as keeping only two women in prison, and wonders if the Minister is aware of the potential cash savings to the Department. As soon as Susie has given her some money, Donna goes out to buy drugs, but she is followed by the police and arrested at home while shooting up. Des finds Susie on the street and warns her not to go back to Donna's place and offers to find her another room. Chrissie is told that Elizabeth has been found abandoned but unharmed in a shopping centre. Duncan Campbell offers Brenda his help in getting custody of Elisabeth. Donna is brought to Wentworth . Chrissie accuses Hannah of taking her money when she finds her bra has been stolen. Joan finds them fighting and puts Hannah on a charge, despite Bea's protests, but Bea is suspicious that neither of them are taken to solitary. Donna is introduced to the women in the laundry: Bea asks her if she is the Donna Judy mentioned and asks how Susie is getting along. Brenda phones Joan to ask her to be a character witness against Chrissie at the custody hearing. Joan gives Chrissie her bra back, but keeps the money. Judy is told that the Department will finance the halfway house without making too many conditions. Judy gently turns down Meg's offer to help out because her association with Wentworth would compromise the whole project. Bea heavies Donna to find out what has happened to Susie. Judy gets Donna's address from her file while Joan is distracted in reception by the arrival of Brenda. Brenda cannot resist telling Chrissie that she's getting help from both Duncan and Joan in her fight for custody of Elizabeth. When Judy gets to Donna's flat she finds the police there and they question her about her association with Donna. Chrissie goes back to her cell after the visit from Brenda and in a fit of pique wrecks her cell. Joan taunts her about the possibility that she will lose Elizabeth and orders her to clean the mess up. When she turns to leave, Chrissie pushes her face first into the door and smashes a jug to use as a weapon .


    Script Editor: Ian Smith (296)-(297); Barry Main (298)-(299); Ian Smith (300)
    Storyliners: Dave Worthington, John Mortimore, Andrew Kennedy, Patrea Smallacombe