A vengeful Bea strikes out at Nola, and Judy's wish comes true.

First broadcast ... 1983 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Saturday 22 August 1998 04:40
DVD release: volume 22 disc 2 (AUS)
Duration: 0:47:33

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
Babs ~ Marianne Brooke
Harry Black ~ Hardy Stow
Mr Askin ~ Telford Jackson
Young Man ~ Darius Perkins

  • Written by Bryon Williams
  • Directed by Chris Adshead
  • Faye's two heavies are named as Mary (Adler) and Jill, who seems to be the same prisoner who was inducted with Susie Driscoll in (260) as Mary Vaughan.

    Bea refuses to fight Nola, as it has been set up by Joan. Joan eventually loses patience and opens the library door, only to find Bea and Nola patiently sorting books. Nola has even found one she believes might interest Joan: "Leathercraft for the Enthusiast". Helen and Judy go house hunting, but Helen's estate agent friend shows them nothing suitable. Faye offers cigarettes for sale at fifty cents each. Erica tells Maxine the buyup will go ahead as normal if she will say who bashed her, but she won't lag on Nola. Helen offers the estate agent an expensive tart at bargain price in return for dropping the price on a suitable house. Bea takes a cut from Faye and gives it to Maxine as repayment for not lagging. Nola gets Faye to front for an insurance scheme which will give payouts to the women if they cop a charge from an officer. Lizzie and Maxine aren't impressed by Faye's sales pitch. Erica tells Judy she can take up the careers officer job whenever she likes, but Mr Askin brings Judy a cheque for only about two thirds of the amount she expected due to US estate tax. Nola tells Faye she needs to use a more "forceful" approach to selling policies. Judy shows Erica round the new house, and finds the shy boy from next door hiding inside . Faye and a couple of heavies persuade Maxine to buy a policy. Erica phones Myra Desmond, and is told that the PRG will act as guarantor for part of the money Judy needs, and they will also pay the rates for her. Nola refuses to obey Bea's order to do a laundry pickup from maternity, so Colleen breaks the deadlock by sending Maxine. When Colleen catches her later putting razor blades in Nola's soap, Maxine provokes her into putting her on a charge from Colleen. Her payout from Faye persuades most of the other women to buy into the scheme. Nola spots the razor blades in her soap and works out who put them there: she goes to Maxine's cell to heavy her, but Bea comes to the rescue and tries to push Nola's head under water . Once again, Colleen intervenes and stops anything happening. Erica gets suspicious when Lizzie is disappointed by her light punishment for stealing from the kitchen. Babs gets a soldering iron from the workshop: Bea lies in wait for Nola, pushes her to the ground, stuffs a teatowel in her mouth to muffle the screams  and holds up the soldering iron , telling Nola: "This is for Paddy". Lizzie pretends Erica has ordered her to confined to her cell to bump up her compensation from Faye. Nola shows Faye the wound Bea inflicted: a letter K (for "Killer") branded on her breast .


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

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