Nola finds herself caught in Joan's trap. Judy makes a decision about her future.

First broadcast ... 1983 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Friday 28 August 1998 04:40
DVD release: volume 22 disc 3 (AUS)
Duration: 0:45:56

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
Chris ~ Roger Oakley
Geoff ~ Andrew James
Lori ~ Susannah Fowle
Mrs Grace Quinn ~ Joan Letch
Doctor ~ Alton Harvey
Policewoman ~ Anne Charleston
Deliveryman ~ Bob Jewell
TAB Teller ~ Steven Lane
Race Caller ~ Clem Dimsey
Baby David ~ Eugene Samolin

  • Written by Angela Barr
  • Directed by Steve Mann
  • At muster, there are a few unfamiliar names: Grant (the first to move off and the one at centre of this shot ) and "Jones" and "Anderson". Meg reads out 8 names, but there are nine women lined up.

    Judy pleads with Lori to come back to her family. Bea warns Nola not to push it or she'll give her another little "souvenir" and re-inforces the message by poking Nola in the chest. A drunken Hazel lectures Geoff on the sanctity of marriage, until he loses his patience and tells her she's talking to the wrong person. Joan makes a sarcastic remark to Meg about she and Colleen "setting up house together". Nola gives Faye a payoff and tells her to be careful how she tries to get it out of Wentworth when she's released. Bea has a sleepless night worrying that giving evidence against Nola will ensure she doesn't face the death penalty. Judy and Geoff visit David in hospital and the doctor tells them about post natal depression: he urges them to try to persuade Lori to accept treatment. Nola's TV arrives as she and Bea go off to court for Nola's trial. Patrick comes to Wentworth to ask Meg for advice and to try to convince Colleen to come back to her family: Meg tells him she can't take sides between them. Judy promises to help Geoff by giving up the halfway house to look after David if necessary. Faye is searched by Joan on release, and Nola's payoff is found in her collar : Faye is forced to give details to Joan about Nola's dealing. Faye goes to live with her mother, but she finds out that her sister Glynis won't let her visit her nephew and niece. Bea reports to the women that Nola got a life sentence for killing Paddy, and a stay of extradition. Joan comes to Nola's cell snapping a banknote in her face and saying she thinks it's time they they came to an "arrangement". With a fine mixture of cool and contempt, Nola acts surprised: "Don't tell me you have to pay for it these days". Joan tells Nola she means that she wants 50% of her take, but Nola pretends she has no idea what Joan is talking about. Chris brings his kids along while he works at Meg's. Nola corners Maxine in the library to ask her if she wants to take Faye's place, but shows Maxine how little choice she has in the matter by waving a nasty-looking flick-knife under her nose. Faye pretends to go out for the morning papers to look for job adverts but straight after make a detour to the bookies to place her first bet on the outside. Bea is outraged when it becomes clear that Maxine is working for Nola. Colleen has to lie to Erica when Chris refers to the work he is doing at Meg's and pretends the job was already arranged before Janice came to prison. Erica comments drily on the remarkable co-incidence. Joan finds Maxine with money and an order book, but Maxine is amazed not to be put on a charge. Nola is displeased with Maxine for stuffing up on her first day. Joan uses the order book to prove to Nola that she can get more proof of her involvement in trading, especially if she leans on Maxine. In return for keeping quiet, Joan again demands half of Nola's takings.


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

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