Nola ropes Faye into organising an illicit trading scheme. Bea confronts Nola about her attack on two of the women.

First broadcast ... 1983 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Friday 21 August 1998 04:40
DVD release: volume 22 disc 2 (AUS)
Duration: 0:45:41

Meg ~ Elspeth Ballantyne
Judy ~ Betty Bobbitt
Lizzie ~ Sheila Florance
Erica ~ Patsy King
Joan ~ Maggie Kirkpatrick
Bea ~ Val Lehman
Off. Powell ~ Judith McGrath
Maxine ~ Lisa Crittenden
Nola ~ Carole Skinner
Faye ~ Anne Lucas
Helen ~ Caroline Gillmer
Lil ~ Judith McLorinan
Jacko ~ Lynette Letico
Jimmy ~ Norman Handcock

  • Written by Ian Smith
  • Directed by Chris Adshead
  • Nola tells Faye she's only interested in trading not in taking over as top dog, though she decides that Faye will be useful to her as an informer, so she recruits her, then tells Faye she will have to bash her to prevent anyone suspecting they are working together. Joan notices the damage to Faye's face next morning but only gives it a raised eyebrow and a snide remark. Maxine bets Lizzie she can't give up swearing. Faye tells Bea that Nola is after everyone she suspects was involved in bashing her - including Bea. Nola hides in Jacko's cell after morning shower and single-handedly bashes her , and Lil when she comes to help . Lizzie finds them and tells Bea she saw Nola coming out of the cell. Bea confronts Nola, who tells Bea she's quite happy to take her on but complains that Bea has mucked up her schedule, as she was saving her till last. Colleen walks into the middle of this so hostilities are postponed. Maxine is nervous as she reckons she'll be Nola's next victim. Faye phones her friend Jimmy to get him to visit her. Joan tells Nola she'll make it her special project to have her sent back to Western Australia. Maxine takes a knife from the dining room for protection. Nola is put to work in the garden to keep her away from the other women. Faye tells Nola that Maxine has a knife. Maxine demands a guard when she goes to the toilet block, but Bea sends her off with Faye. When they run into Nola on the way, Faye is told to clear off. Maxine pulls the knife but Nola has no trouble taking it off her. Maxine runs off, Nola chases her, Maxine falls downstairs , Nola stands over her and raises the knife ... (but this is a false teaser, as it appears later that she has bashed Maxine). Erica comes to the rec room to find out who bashed Maxine, but no-one will lag: Erica announces that the ban on buyup will have to stay. Helen visits Judy, and gives her the idea to move Driscoll to a better neighbourhood. Nola tells Faye to get money and tobacco from her visitor, and Faye will be the front for the sales operation. Joan tries to stir up Bea to attack Nola. Judy tells Erica of her idea to buy a new house then lease it to the PRG. Nola sees a place where the fences are close enough together to throw something over from the outside. Judy sees Bea at Erica's request to ask her not to take revenge on Nola: Bea tells Judy she's planning to kill Nola. Jimmy passes money to Faye on a visit, and follows her hints about throwing tobacco over the fence. Joan takes Bea out of the laundry and delivers her to the library where Nola is working, then steps back and waits outside to hear what goes on.


    Script Editor: Coral Drouyn
    Storyliners: Dave Worthington, Andrew Kennedy, Patrea Smallacombe

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