Judy is convinced that charges will be made against her. Bea promises to protect Hazel against Nola.

First broadcast ... 1983 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Sunday 16 August 1998 04:40
DVD release: volume 22 disc 1 (AUS)
Duration: 0:46:16

Meg ~ Elspeth Ballantyne
Judy ~ Betty Bobbitt
Lizzie ~ Sheila Florance
Erica ~ Patsy King
Joan ~ Maggie Kirkpatrick
Bea ~ Val Lehman
Off. Powell ~ Judith McGrath
Chrissie ~ Amanda Muggleton
Paddy ~ Anna Hruby
Maxine ~ Lisa Crittenden
Nola ~ Carole Skinner
Hazel ~ Belinda Davey
Barry ~ Ken James
Frances ~ Barbara Ramsay

  • Written by John Mortimore
  • Directed by Steve Mann
  • Maggie Kirkpatrick is credited as "Fitzpatrick".

    Erica restrains Judy and tells Frances to leave, but Frances says she's going straight to the police. Judy is worried at the consequences for her parole, but Erica thinks that Frances may not be willing to risk lodging a complaint as she may be guilty herself of attempt to defraud by passing herself off as Judy. Judy angrily replies that she won't stand a chance if Frances names Erica as a witness to the assault. Colleen finds another chart just after Chrissie has put it up in the rec room. She takes a point off Chrissie, but tells Joan she won't punish the women, especially after Joan tells her about not reporting a similar chart the night before, as she didn't think it was important. Judy reports to the police: Erica tells her she can't lie to cover for her, but agrees to pays her bail to keep her out of Wentworth. When Judy gets back to the halfway house, she finds a letter from Lori telling her she has had a baby boy. Joan goes to fetch Nola from solitary and tips her out of bed onto the floor when she refuses to move. Joan pauses by the security gate to let Nola know that the only other "cop killer" in Western Australia was hanged that morning. Colleen warns the women that if they put up any more charts they will lose all their points. Bea warns Nola to stay away from Hazel and taunts her by saying that she'll soon be leaving anyway. Nola says not with what she knows - and claims it was on the front page of the newspaper that the women found had been censored by the officers. (As this doesn't seem to be explained later, the censored news article was probably meant to be news of the execution that Joan has told Nola about, and she means it makes her more determined than ever not to be extradited). Lizzie finds the staff room empty and changes the points book. Joan catches the women in the laundry taking a break, snatches a pack of cigarettes from Bea and drops it in the washing machine. Meg finds another points chart and shows it to Colleen, who goes to find the book to dock a few more points. After commenting on the slovenly standard of the last few entries, she is amazed at how many points the women seem to have collected. Hazel goes to court. Barry finds a job for Paddy as a courier and hands over the cigarettes in return for the information that the points system is not just a joke but will have serious consequences for the losing officer. Hazel gets a sentence of two weeks, so walks free from the court as she's already served the time, but she refuses to go back to the halfway house. Joan demands that Chrissie and Bea are transferred to Barnhurst as they are obviously behind the points scheme: Erica refuses so Joan goes straight to reception and phones Mr Douglas. Erica gets a call later ordering Chrissie's immediate transfer to Barnhurst. Joan confiscates some cigarettes from the women and notes that they are a brand not available through the buyup. Outside on recreation period, Lizzie offers to take the blame so Paddy doesn't get into trouble. Joan tries to divert Erica from her tirade against her by producing the packet of cigarettes and claiming they were smuggled in by Barry Simmonds, as Meg failed to search him properly. Paddy asks to go inside early from the exercise period, but Colleen asks Chrissie to stay outside. Meg brings out her things in a cardboard box and she is pushed screaming into the car and driven away. Nola is waiting in the shower block and drowns Paddy in a wash-basin . Bea notices Paddy isn't in the rec room and bashes Trixie who's smirking in a corner to make her say where she is. Bea arrives in the shower block too late: Paddy is already dead . Nola gloats that after she's committed a premeditated murder, they'll be stuck with her in Wentworth after all.


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