Meg asks Colleen to move in with her. Bea's loss is Nola's gain in a battle over illicit trading.

First broadcast ... 1983 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Tuesday 25 August 1998 04:40
DVD release: volume 22 disc 2 (AUS)
Duration: 0:46:29

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
Ruth ~ Mary Murphy
Patrick ~ Rob Steele
Hazel ~ Belinda Davey
Michelle ~ Kirsty Grant
Janice ~ Catherine Wilkin
Chris ~ Roger Oakley
Baby David ~ Eugene Samolin

  • Written by Wendy Jackson
  • Directed by Lex Van Os
  • Erica is not in this episode.

    Hazel promises the baby she won't leave him like his mother did. Colleen comes back to the hotel after finishing her conversation with Meg. Bea is suspicious when Faye is offering to supply the women with shampoo as well as cigarettes. Hazel takes the baby back up to her room and makes her room mate Michelle promise to keep the baby a secret from Judy. Meg offers to let Colleen move in with her when Colleen admits she isn't getting much sleep in the hotel. Maxine comes out of solitary, and when Bea sends her off for a laundry pickup, Faye pipes up and offers to go in her place. Michelle gives Hazel a jacket she knitted for Judy's grandson and also some money to buy other stuff for the baby. Hazel decides to call the baby Johnnie (which is the name of her own son). Patrick comes looking for Colleen at work, but Meg doesn't want to get involved and pretends she doesn't know where Colleen is. Faye shows Nola where the storeroom is and she uses a skeleton key to get in. Colleen sends Patrick away after agreeing to meet him later for lunch. Faye distracts Joan by provoking an argument with Ruth to give Nola the chance to hide the goods from the storeroom. Colleen notices the lock on the storeroom door has been tampered with, and a cell search is ordered. She decides to miss her lunch and her appointment with Patrick. Ruth is caught passing some of the goods back to Faye. Faye tries to apologise for landing her with a charge, but Ruth says she doesn't mind and adds that she's happy to take her payout in goods. Meg goes to meet Patrick to tell him Colleen won't be coming. Hazel urges Judy to visit Lori. Janice Young is brought to Wentworth for refusing to pay compensation for a car accident and court costs. Lizzie accidentally lets Faye know that she wasn't really confined to her cell and Nola decides to change the rules of the insurance scheme so that no-one benefits if they deliberately get themselves into trouble. Bea figures that Faye must be working with Joan and tells her the insurance scheme must stop, but Nola defies her saying there's no way they will stop as the scheme is so popular. Janice's husband Chris comes to visit. Nola buys a pack of cigarettes to make it appear she isn't connected to the racket, but uses a note torn by Lizzie and used to pay for insurance. Bea is disgusted that the women have forgotten Paddy already and don't seem bothered to find out that Nola is behind the racket. Judy catches Hazel with the baby .


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

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