Lizzie tests her new-found spiritual knowledge on the women and the new Governor. Judy realises there's more to Gary's murder than Denise is letting on.

First broadcast ... 1983 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Friday 25 September 1998 04:40
DVD release: volume 23 disc 4 (AUS)
Duration: 0:47:28

Meg ~ Elspeth Ballantyne
Judy ~ Betty Bobbitt
Lizzie ~ Sheila Florance
Joan ~ Maggie Kirkpatrick
Bea ~ Val Lehman
Colleen ~ Judith McGrath
Ann ~ Gerda Nicolson
Maxine ~ Lisa Crittenden
Nola ~ Carole Skinner
Lainie ~ Marina Finlay
Phyllis ~ Reylene Pearce
Denise ~ Geraldene Morrow
Zara ~ Ilona Rodgers
Russell ~ Eden Gill
Marion Seymour ~ Helen Tripp
Sister Kelly ~ Liddy Holloway
Father ~ Colin Williams
Voice of Debbie reading the letter (Is it Val Lehman's daughter Cassie?)

  • Written by Dave Worthington
  • Directed by Chris Adshead
  • Ann asks the officers how the women found out about Denise. Joan blames Judy, but Ann tells her she finds that rather implausible. Colleen tells Joan to keep an eye on Bea as she seems to be acting out of character. Judy visits Russell in a childrens' home: as she is leaving, he overhears her tell Mrs Seymour of her worries about his mother. Ann questions the women to trace the source of the leak, but no-one will talk: Ann threatens to take away two days' recreation priveleges. Lizzie gets Zara to give her some tips on tealeaf reading, but Joan breaks it up and sends Lizzie back to her cell, as she sees that Zara is trying to hint to Lizzie that someone is trying to harm Bea. Russell creeps downstairs at night and runs away from the home. Joan takes Zara to solitary after lockup to do another show for Bea . Maxine and Lizzie are woken by the sound of Bea's voice calling in distress for "Debbie". Meg and Joan also hear her and go to see what the matter is. Meg sends Joan away to fetch a sedative while she has a private word with Bea, who claims it was just a bad dream. Ann decides to have Denise put in solitary. Judy admits she told Bea bout Denise, and is angry when Ann tells her what Bea has done, but she senses there must be something else wrong for Bea to act so unpredictably. Russell turns up and Wentworth and gets inside by tagging along behind another family visiting. Ann still refuses to let him see his mother, so Judy takes him back to the home. Judy realises Denise's story doesn't add up when Russell says their mother never hit either of them. Joan gives Nola a letter from Debbie to use on Bea. Lizzie reads the tea-leaves for Ann, and predicts trouble coming in the future. Denise is distraught to be refused permission to go to Gary's funeral. Lizzie and Maxine dress up and tell fortunes . Bea comes out of solitary and finds the letter that Nola has sneaked onto the press while no-one was looking: she runs out of the laundry in confusion. Lainie is released and tells Judy she's catching a train to be with Alan. Maxine and Phyllis have another go at Denise through the bars of isolation: this time Denise has learnt her lesson and does not lag. Judy visits Denise in sick bay and confronts her with her suspicions that she covering for Russell and it was really him who killed Gary. Bea is missing from the laundry and is suspected of attacking Denise. Nola tells Joan that if they push a little harder, Bea might be persuaded to solve all their problems by committing suicide.

    The first name of the background prisoner Andrews is given as "Joy"

    Maxine complains that "we usually have seven in the laundry", which does seem to be the case.

    Zara's Art Nouveau style Tarot cards: The Queen of Rods (!) and Justice .


    Terry Bourke's book claims that this and the previous episode were broadcast as a two hour special in Australia, to introduce the character of Ann Reynolds as Governor. But this seems not to be correct...?

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