Alan is unable to conceal his identity at Wentworth, and Lindy is involved in a police set-up.

First broadcast ... 1983 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Wednesday 09 September 1998 04:40
DVD release: volume 23 disc 1 (AUS)
Duration: 0:45:57

Meg ~ Elspeth Ballantyne
Judy ~ Betty Bobbitt
Lizzie ~ Sheila Florance
Erica ~ Patsy King
Joan ~ Maggie Kirkpatrick
Bea ~ Val Lehman
Colleen ~ Judith McGrath
Maxine ~ Lisa Crittenden
Nola ~ Carole Skinner
Helen ~ Caroline Gillmer
Lindy ~ Vivien McGrath
Lainie ~ Marina Finlay
Ellen ~ Michael Cormick
Tony ~ Tony Alvarez
Dianne ~ Rhonda Cressey
Mrs Collins ~ Babs Wheelton
Trevor ~ Darius Perkins
Constable Granger ~ Peter Black
Detective Skinner ~ Rob Hewitt
Patron ~ Ilya Dyukic
Junior Officer Riley ~ Kathy Gordon

  • Written by Andrew Kennedy & Billie Morton
  • Directed by Kendal Flanagan
  • It is unusual for writer credits to be the same for two episodes running, so either this or the next episode may be wrong?

    The character name "Dianne" is misspelt "Lianne" in the credits for this episode.

    Lindy pretends the call was from an old customer and tells Judy she wants locks on her windows for protection. Judy picks up on her remark that "some guy" raped her and asks if she's saying it wasn't Trevor after all. Nola isn't worried that the Department's sudden rush of generosity will cramp her style and claims to be able to offer all kinds of special items that they never could - like, say, a double bed for "Ellen" and Lainie. Joan sees "Ellen" and Lainie in their cell about to kiss each other and tells them to at least wait until lights out or they'll give the place a bad name. Lindy wakes up calling out the name "Tony" and Judy realises that it wasn't Trevor who raped her. Joan arranges to be on patrol and sees Lainie and "Ellen" together in bed through the spyhole. "Ellen" asks if they can shower separately but both Meg and Joan tell her that won't be possible. The goods for the women's cells arrive in reception and Joan is contemptuous of the women's taste in interior decor. Judy goes to the police station to bail out Dianne Henley but is told Dianne has been sentenced to 14 days. She tells Judy she didn't read the list of her legal rights properly. Helen looks over the shower cubicle door to see what's taking "Ellen" so long to finish and what she sees reveals that "Ellen" is really Alan. She tells Maxine who goes over to have a look for herself. "Ellen" explains that it all started as a joke when they were arrested for shoplifting, but no-one rumbled them so they kept up with the pretence. Joan shows Dianne to her cell and gives her a rule book to read. Lizzie makes Maxine stay in the rec room for a Sunday service. Lindy gets another call from Tony: Judy makes her go the police. The police suggest the only way of catching him is for Lindy to go back to the bar where she met him under surveillance. Dianne tells the women she can't read the rule book: Helen suggest they ask the Department to provide a teacher for her. Judy tries to apologise but Mrs Collins turns against the halfway house. Trevor defends them and stands up for himself against his mother, telling her he's leaving home to look for a job. Lindy acts as decoy, and her rapist is caught harassing her in a car park outside the bar where they met . Meg finds out "Ellen"'s secret when she catches Maxine in the act of trying to seduce him and takes him to the Governor's office. Colleen wants to know who else was involved in the deception and sends Alan to isolation. Lainie blames Maxine for getting Alan into trouble and hopes it doesn't end up with him being sent to Woodridge. Lindy takes a present round to the Collins' to apologise. While the women are on exercise period, Alan is escorted to the gates, but the women are surprised to see there is no van waiting to pick him up. Helen realises this means he has been released: he's free.


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

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