Lizzie holds the evidence which could save Bea's life. A new, crippled prisoner proves unpopular with inmates and officers alike.

First broadcast ... 1983 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Sunday 27 September 1998 04:40
DVD release: volume 23 disc 4 (AUS)
Duration: 0:45:50

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
Phyllis ~ Reylene Pearce
Zara ~ Ilona Rodgers
Tracey Belman ~ Alyson Best
Mrs Daniels ~ Marie Redshaw
Pauline Carter ~ Linden Wilkinson
Roger Carter ~ Bruce Kilpatrick
Mike Williams ~ Rod Densley
Dr Pulman ~ David Ravenswood
Bernie West ~ Johnny Quinn
Officer Sharpe ~ Caroline Quist
Customer ~ Steve Mehaffey
Policewoman ~ Susi Ferrari

  • Written by Patrea Smallacombe & Andrew Kennedy
  • Directed by Lex Van Os
  • Thanks to Robert in the Digest for explaining the meaning of Colleen's remark "we are going to be RS". Apparently, it stands for Rat Shit.

    Interesting to hear that "Hunt doesn't have any family". Not even a certain long-standing psychotic boyfriend named Lowe?

    Tracey Belman takes Lainie's place in the opening mugshot sequence.

    Bea reacts to a noise in the corridor outside her cell after dark, thinking it's Debbie. Phyllis asks Joan what happened to Denise, and is somewhat chastened to be told she was acquitted. Maxine agrees to go home, and is released next day. Nola pressurises Joan to transfer her to the workshop and get her the materials to make a zip gun. Meg and Colleen overhear Ann thanking Joan for the work she put in at home, and Colleen comments wryly she must have spent the whole time telling Ann how to run things by the book. After Meg reports Bea's disturbed behaviour the previous night, Ann questions Zara about her activities, and orders her to stay away from Bea in future. Maxine gets the cold shoulder from her mother. Zara tells the women she's not doing any more readings or seances. Maxine tells her mother she was convinced her father hated her, but her mother replies that he was only broken-hearted to see her getting herself into trouble. Her sister reminds Maxine that her father paid her fine so she could come to her wedding and she couldn't even stay out of trouble then. Tracey Belman arrives on remand for murder: she is in a wheelchair and resents any offer of help. One of Maxine's bikie mates turns up at the garage to tell her Spud is being released too, and demands a dip from the till. Joan gives Nola the materials for the gun. Bea sees a Dr Pulman, who tells her she should forgive herself for what happened to Debbie. Bea says that she feels Debbie has come back to her. Lizzie warns Tracey about Joan , telling her that she's a bent screw "in more ways than one" and filling her in on what happened to Hannah Simpson. Dr Pulman admits to Ann that the seance could have affected Bea by triggering the guilt she felt about Debbie. Zara is worried by the sight of Bea almost in a trance, but Nola warns her she can't back out now. Ann worries Meg and Colleen by repeating back to them the information she got from Joan. Nola engineers a dispute over a packet of spilt soap powder so Joan will let her to stay behind in the laundry to make the gun. Ann gets a snotty reaction from Colleen and Joan sweetly remarks it's only to be expected as they were rivals for the Governorship. She explains Meg's hostility on the grounds that she resents her "efficiency" and dedication to the Department. Colleen lets Joan know what she thinks of her, when Joan makes a casual complaint about having to be "popular" to get on in Wentworth. Joan hides the gun in Bea's dressing gown. Ann countermands Colleen's orders over punishment for Phyllis: Colleen snaps and gives Ann a list of her mistakes so far, which makes her realise how much Joan has been feeding her biased information. When Meg helps Tracey after she falls out of bed, she notices Tracey react when she touches her and realises that Tracey has some feeling in her legs. Ann tells Colleen that she hopes she will come to her in future if she feels something is wrong and says that she has reinstated the punishment for Phyllis. Joan takes Zara to Bea's cell so she can call her name again as Debbie, giving her a bad nightmare. Bea is taken to sick-bay, but Lizzie has also heard Zara's voice, and finds the gun in Bea's pocket. Joan gloats as she listens to Bea's agonised cries.


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