Judy realises the hell Denise has been going through, but it is too late to save her.

First broadcast ... 1983 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Tuesday 22 September 1998 04:40
DVD release: volume 23 disc 3 (AUS)
Duration: 0:44:11

Meg ~ Elspeth Ballantyne
Judy ~ Betty Bobbitt
Lizzie ~ Sheila Florance
Joan ~ Maggie Kirkpatrick
Bea ~ Val Lehman
Colleen ~ Judith McGrath
Ann Reynolds ~ Gerda Nicolson
Maxine ~ Lisa Crittenden
Nola ~ Carole Skinner
Lainie ~ Marina Finlay
Phyllis ~ Reylene Pearce
Denise ~ Geraldene Morrow
Zara ~ Ilona Rodgers
Gary ~ Richard McFarlane
Russell ~ Eden Gill
Major Ferguson ~ Carl Bleazby
Mr Douglas ~ Ian Smith
Det. Insp. Grace ~ Terry Gill
Maureen Parker ~ Susanne Heywood
Secretary ~ Melissa McKeane
Superintendant ~ Bruce Carter
Gate Guard Trevor ~ Brad Lindsay

  • Written by Coral Drouyn
  • Directed by Kendal Flanagan
  • Colleen remarks of the restaurant, "Lovey's": "I've been here before". Indeed she has - with Chris Young in (351).

    From the discussion between Judy and Maureen, it appears the film they've seen was "Alien" (1979).

    Nola agrees to go along with Joan's plan when Joan tells her it mean that Bea will be in hospital for the rest of her life but that no-one will be blamed as there won't be a mark on her. Lainie is locked in for the night still hallucinating: Bea tells Joan that Lainie's taken drugs but Joan ignores her and locks her in anyway. Colleen tells Meg she doesn't really want the Governor's job but if Joan gets it, she's leaving. Meg comforts Lainie when she finds her in a distressed state, and Colleen calls in Inspector Grace. He collects Lizzie's prayer cards, and questions Nola while her cell is searched: Joan finds torn pieces of more cards in her bin. Nola is put in solitary. Joan tells her it will work to their advantage as it makes it look less likely they are working together. Meg and Colleen go for interviews for the Governor's job: Meg tells Colleen that Joan has been in the interview room for nearly three quarters of an hour and they gloomily suspect that Joan may get the job after all. Zara tells Bea that someone called Debbie is trying to get a spirit message to her, which stops Bea in her tracks: she tells Zara not to play stupid games with her. Zara is taken aback until Lizzie explains to her who Debbie was. Denise goes to help at the halfway house. Bea suspects it was Lizzie who gave Zara Debbie's name as a joke. When she gets nothing from the women she tries to heavy Zara, who insists she isn't faking. Maureen at the halfway house is volunteered to help baby sit for Denise. Bea gives Zara a slapping to warn her to shut up about her spirit messages. Zara talks to Bea privately later to apologise and comes up with some convincing details about Debbie. She tells Bea that Debbie claims she didn't overdose but was murdered. Bea is upset by this and starts to talk to Zara as if she is really talking to Debbie. Outside the rec room, Joan congratulates Zara for following her instructions, but tells her this is only the beginning. Major Ferguson flatters Colleen and Meg at dinner and ignores Joan. Joan eventually decides she can't take any more and leaves the restaurant. Colleen is sent by the Major to apologise to Joan for him but can't persuade her to come back. He goes out himself to talk to her on the pavement : she tells him he's always ignored her no matter how hard she tried to impress him and hails a taxi to take her to Wentworth for the evening shift. Zara is taken late at night to Bea by Joan and pretends to be Debbie's ghost while Lizzie and Maxine sleep. Bea is clearly frightened by the mysterious scratching noises and a distant voice calling for "Mum". Judy and Maureen call in to see Denise on their way back from the cinema but she won't let them in. The caretaker opens the door and they find Denise cradling Russell, with Gary's dead body lying on the floor nearby. Ted Douglas arrives at Wentworth next morning and stuns Joan, Meg and Colleen by introducing to them the new Governor, Ann Reynolds .


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

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