Joan threatens to reveal Chrissie's affair with Neil. And Tony's efforts to help people only seem to be making him unpopular.

First broadcast ... 1982 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Sunday 12 July 1998 04:40
DVD release: volume 20 disc 3 (AUS)
Duration: 0:46:38

Meg ~ Elspeth Ballantyne
Judy ~ Betty Bobbitt
Lizzie ~ Sheila Florance
Steve ~ Wayne Jarratt
Joan ~ Maggie Kirkpatrick
Bea ~ Val Lehman
Off. Powell ~ Judith McGrath
Chrissie ~ Amanda Muggleton
Tony ~ Alan Lee
Margo ~ Jane Clifton
Maxine ~ Lisa Crittenden
Barbara ~ Susan Guerin
Paddy ~ Anna Hruby
Neil ~ Adrian Wright
Helen ~ Caroline Gillmer
Faye ~ Anne Lucas
Dr. Weissman ~ Bryon Williams
Sally ~ Liz Harris
Peter ~ Peter Carmody
Michelle ~ Michelle Saundry
Mrs. Lawson ~ Gillian Seamer
Francine ~ Dian Dalheimer
Paddy Jnr. ~ Laura Christie

  • Written by Wendy Jackson
  • Directed by Leigh Spence
  • Margo pays out winnings to "Rita" and "Jenny" .

    Judy returns from her trip to Sydney and meets Francine, one of the new residents. Tony tells Judy he's prime suspect for the murders. Joan demands information from Barbara about the incident in the dining room, and is told that Bea's not afraid of losing buyup, from which Joan concludes that Steve is dealing with Bea. Bea tells Margo to run the book in Faye's place, but that she will be taking a cut herself not Joan. Joan asks for a few hours off to make enquiries to clear herself of suspicion over the murders. Helen visits Judy and tells her about the attack on her. Joan also arrives at the halfway house and tells Judy and Helen that she suspects Tony. Judy shows Joan the door and threatens to report her to the police for harassment. Chrissie fakes a stomach ache to get Colleen to give her permission to go to sickbay. Helen suggests to Judy that she ought not to be so trusting of Tony. Judy tells her she is just upset after the attack and offers to let Helen stay in the halfway house if she's scared of going back to her flat. Neil promises Chrissie he will find a way to get her out. Joan forces Barbara to inform on Chrissie to Colleen. Joan asks if she can have a word with Chrissie herself, but Colleen says she'd rather they were sure of the facts first. Maxine goes for an interview as a child-minder at the Dempsters: she hits it off immediately with the the little girl, Michelle, but after Maxine leaves it is clear that the Dempsters' marriage is in trouble . Joan wants to know how much Neil is paying Chrissie for her services as a "third rate whore", but she really only wants to get more information about Neil. Chrissie tells Bea that Joan has been trying to push her to lag on Neil. Bea advises her to keep an eye on both of them and tells Chrissie the Freak's days are numbered. Faye wants to know why Margo is running the book: Bea warns her to shut up and accept it. Paddy is hypnotised by Dr Weissman , and remembers childhood , including her mother's mistreatment of her and how she was shut in cupboard for hours on end. Joan demands her cut from Faye, and is told that Margo is now running the book. Meg and Steve make Joan suspicious by talking about the women having unauthorised buyup goods. Joan demands her cut from Margo , and implies it was Paddy who told her that Margo had taken over the book. Dr Weissman tells the classification meeting about Paddy's breakthrough, but says that she will need support and anything that destroys her self-confidence could set back her recovery. Joan confronts Bea in front of the other women and accuses her of dealing with Steve. Bea denies it and challenges her to prove it. Margo tricks Paddy into going into the rec room store cupboard and locks her in.


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