Lori's trauma is intensified by a visit from Judy. Nola is put on trial for Paddy's murder.

First broadcast ... 1983 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Wednesday 26 August 1998 04:40
DVD release: volume 22 disc 3 (AUS)
Duration: 0:47:02

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
Patrick ~ Rob Steele
Hazel ~ Belinda Davey
Janice ~ Catherine Wilkin
Michelle ~ Kirsty Grant
Chris ~ Roger Oakley
Geoff ~ Andrew James
Lori ~ Susannah Fowle
Sgt. Wilson ~ Ivor Bowyer
Policewoman ~ Anne Charleston
Roxanne ~ Peppi D'Or
Baby David ~ Eugene Samolin

  • Written by John Mortimore
  • Directed by Steve Mann
  • Lori appears to be staying in the same hotel room recently vacated by Colleen - the brick walls are a dead giveaway.

    Bea tells the women it's only a matter of time before Joan moves in for a cut. Judy admires the baby but tells Hazel she has to take him to the police. A policewoman soon arrives and takes the baby away. Chris Young sees Meg and Colleen in a bar, and he asks them to look after Janice as he's worried about how she will cope. Colleen warns Janice that as she's just arrived she is entitled to buyup, but she might be better not to flaunt it around or risk being hassled by the other women. Roxanne brings some cash in for Maxine, so she can raise her insurance stake: Joan sees the money being handed over, but says nothing. Judy sees Faye about her forthcoming release, but Faye says she won't need to come to the halfway house as she's going to live at her mother's. Faye confides in Lizzie later that she's not looking forward to going back to her family as her mother always looked down on her. Maxine manages to get Faye to accept an increased premium from her on the insurance scheme. Bea warns Janice not to get involved in any of Nola's little schemes. Meg suggests Chris Young to build some shelves for Colleen's room. Nola checks her stash behind a vent in the library. Hazel is despondent about losing another child. Bea asks Erica to allow the women to buy a TV set with their own money: Erica agrees but says the women will have to earn it by doing an extra load of laundry from the hospital. Nola is happy that the women will have to buckle down and behave themselves as it means she won't have to pay out on the insurance scheme. Joan collars Faye to find out who's got money and whether it's worth starting up a book again. Joan tells Patrick where Colleen is staying: he goes round to Meg's, but he cannot persuade Colleen to come home. Geoff arrives at the halfway house and tells Judy that Lori has left him and taken the baby, who was born deaf after Laurie caught rubella from the children of Geoff's boss while she was pregnant. When Geoff describes the baby and says that he only cries when he's hungry, Judy realises this was the baby Hazel found. When she passes on the information to the police, she is told that they have traced the mother to a motel. Judy asks them to hold off until she and Geoff have had the chance to talk to her. Nola undercuts Bea by buying a TV set for the women with her own money. Judy finds Lori in a motel. She is disappointed with her mother for not recognising the baby and for handing him over to the police. She also tells Judy that she blames Geoff for the baby being deaf and that she doesn't want to see either of them ever again.


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

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