A mysterious new inmate learns all about Nola's commercial empire. And Janice lashes out at Colleen in a jealous fit.

First broadcast ... 1983 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Sunday 30 August 1998 04:40
DVD release: volume 22 disc 3 (AUS)
Duration: 0:46:02

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
Janice ~ Catherine Wilkin
Chris ~ Roger Oakley
Grace Quinn ~ Joan Letch
Steven ~ Scott Hales
Miranda ~ Natasha Love
Ruth ~ Mary Murphy
Glynis ~ Kirsty Child
Billy ~ Allan Chaplin
Mr. Douglas ~ Ian Smith
Jill Clark ~ Kathleen Brinson
Samantha ~ Susie Bowles
Sally ~ Michelle Kidd

  • Written by Andrew Kennedy & Patrea Smallacombe
  • Directed by Kendal Flanagan
  • Colleen phones Meg to say she won't need dinner. Nola doles out her black market goods to the women. Faye's mother insists that Glynis must bring her kids to visit Faye, as her husband won't allow Faye to go to their house. Lizzie hides her whisky miniatures in her cell and tells Bea that she thinks Joan saw her with them but didn't say anything. Maxine rips her sheets when she gets into bed and finds that Lizzie has short-sheeted it. Bea and Maxine are sceptical of Lizzie's claim that her eyesight is going fuzzy and agree that it's just another of her jokes. Mr Douglas tells Erica a social researcher is to be inducted as a prisoner to evaluate both prisoners and staff. Lizzie puts a "dead mouse" in the skip and asks the other women to unload it for her. Faye buys presents for Billy and Samantha. Erica refuses to tell Colleen how the Departmental investigation will be carried out and Colleen makes it clear she isn't happy with that. Glynis insists that her kids call Faye "Auntie". Janice falls victim to another of Lizzie's practical jokes and is covered with the contents of a box of soap powder balanced on top of her cell door. The women tell Bea they're sick of Lizzie's practical jokes and ask Bea to have her a word with her. When Bea goes to their cell, she catches Lizzie sewing up her the legs and arms of her pyjamas, and tells her to lay off. Jill Clarke is inducted by Joan and gets a dose of good old Wentworth hospitality. Joan raises an eyebrow when Erica asks to have Jill brought to her office after induction. Nola suggests the women get their own back on Lizzie: Bea says they will have to be careful of giving her a sudden shock, but says if anyone can think of a harmless enough joke it's OK. Erica makes it clear to Jill that she does not approve of her presence in Wentworth, and is surprised to see she is included in the investigation. Judy suggests Sally from the halfway house as a housekeeper for Chris: Colleen has second thoughts when she sees she is young and pretty. Jill is introduced to the women and makes Bea suspicious with her questions. Colleen is resentful of Meg's implications as to her real motives for wanting to help Chris and his family. Lizzie is feeling her age, and finding an old friend's name in the obituary column doesn't improve matters. Nola tells Joan they need another visit from Roxanne, but Joan refuses to become so directly involved and says Maxine must ring her. Judy asks for volunteers to work on the new house. Judy mentions to Janice that she has found her a new housekeeper, and Janice reacts with fury that she was not consulted. Meg is also surprised that Janice didn't know and tells Colleen she was put in a very awkward situation. Buyup is reinstated: Jill starts asking questions when she hears Maxine offering to sell the women contraband at lower prices than the buyup. Janice confronts Colleen for interfering in her family life. Bea mocks Janice for suspecting there could be something going on between Chris and Colleen. Maxine points out to Nola that the return of buyup might be dangerous for them as it might expose the fact that they are dealing with Joan.


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    Storyliners: Dave Worthington, Andrew Kennedy, Patrea Smallacombe

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