Lizzie tries to find out more about the gun, while Bea thwarts Nola's plans in an unexpected confrontation.

First broadcast ... 1983 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Tuesday 29 September 1998 04:40
DVD release: volume 24 disc 1 (AUS)
Duration: 0:44:41

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
Zara ~ Ilona Rodgers
Phyllis ~ Reylene Pearce
Tracey Belman ~ Alyson Best
Wally Wallace ~ Alan Hopgood
Mikki Wallace ~ Christine Keogh
Peter Hemmings ~ John Black
Cliff Morrison ~ Robbie McGregor
Pauline Carter ~ Linden Wilkinson
Roger Carter ~ Bruce Kilpatrick
Spud ~ Robert Forza
Mrs Daniels ~ Marie Redshaw
Dr Pulman ~ David Ravenswood
Dr Huntly ~ Doug Bennett
Rita Phelps ~ Adele Lewin
Shirley Tasker ~ Tanya Uren
Mike ~ Rod Densley
Motorist ~ Bob Hearn

  • Written by Coral Drouyn
  • Directed by Steve Mann
  • Bob Hearn appears twice in the credits: he is miscredited for Dr Pulman in addition to the role he actually plays.

    Meg tells Lizzie next morning that Bea is under sedation. Lizzie hides the gun under her locker, and hints to Zara that she knows what's going on, as she heard the voices as well as Bea. Meg gives Lizzie permission to take the tray to Bea in sickbay. Nola spots a chair in the shower cubicle and teases Lizzie that it must be for her, but it has been put there for Tracey, who again refuses to let Joan touch her. Meg tries to take over so Joan isn't left to help Tracey into the shower cubicle. All the women are alienated by Tracey's brusque manner. Wally turns up at the halfway house right in the middle of an argument between the residents. Lizzie takes a breakfast tray to Bea in the infirmary, and when she's left alone with Bea, Lizzie tells her about the gun, but the doctor arrives before Bea can respond. Lizzie goes to find Zara and tells her about finding the gun, which makes Zara decide to tell the truth, but she is interrupted by the arrival of her solicitor and is taken out of the laundry before she can explain properly. Judy asks Wally to help her with the halfway house, just as his daughter Mikki arrives to visit. The doctors disagree about what's best for Bea, and Dr Pulman seems to favour putting her in an institution. Zara meets Lizzie later in the shower block to carry on with her story, but Nola arrives just after Zara has spilt the beans. Ann refuses to give Lizzie permission to look after Bea in the infirmary. Nola tells Joan that Lizzie knows about the plot, but Joan keeps calm and tells her to make sure she finds the zip gun. Judy takes on Wally's daughter Mikki to help with the halfway house, but won't let Mikki's boyfriend Cliff stay the night. Tracey sees her solicitor, and against his advice wants to go for culpable homicide. Lizzie's finds her cell has been searched, but the gun is safe: she tells Zara gleefully that she's got both Joan and Nola on the run. Nola tells Joan she couldn't find the gun, but adds that it's not really her problem after all. Roger and Pauline are having money problems: he plans to borrow money from a dormant account at the bank where he works (and is secretly practising the signature of a certain "J. Chandler" ). Spud turns up at the garage asking for money, and takes some that Maxine has just got from a customer. Roger gives Pauline a big wad of cash to pay off their debts. Lizzie tells Bea all about the plot against her and that it was Zara's voice she heard not Debbie's. She shows her the gun as proof, which Bea hides under her pillow, and the note from Debbie. Lizzie goes to Ann to tell her Bea wants to see Nola to apologise: Ann is rather surprised but nevertheless agrees. Nola is taken to see Bea in sick-bay, and is impatient and a bit puzzled. Bea beckons her close and tells her that "Debbie and Paddy, they're both waiting... FOR YOU". She pulls out the gun and shoots Nola clean through the centre of her forehead . Nola falls to the floor (in slow motion) .


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