Litza's presence at Driscoll House creates hostility. A meek and mild librarian undergoes a shocking personality change to get herself arrested.

First broadcast ... 1983 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Sunday 04 October 1998 04:40
DVD release: volume 24 disc 2 (AUS)
Duration: 0:45:12

Meg ~ Elspeth Ballantyne
Judy ~ Betty Bobbitt
Lizzie ~ Sheila Florance
Joan ~ Maggie Kirkpatrick
Bea ~ Val Lehman
Colleen ~ Judith McGrath
Ann ~ Gerda Nicolson
Maxine ~ Lisa Crittenden
Phyllis ~ Reylene Pearce
Wally ~ Alan Hopgood
Mikki ~ Christine Keogh
Maggie May ~ Davina Whitehouse
Mrs Daniels ~ Marie Redshaw
Lizta ~ Christine Totos
Cliff ~ Robbie McGregor
Laura/Brandy ~ Roslyn Gentle
Carol ~ Merrin Canning
Des ~ Peter Ford
Jilly ~ Natasha Love
Mr Douglas ~ Ian Smith
Ken Harvey ~ Paul Glen
Mrs Landon ~ Eve Godley
Bruce Fisher ~ David Allshorn
Joe Landis ~ Shane Bourne
Policeman ~ Peter Black
Mrs Toomey ~ Pam Murphy
Rob Tennant ~ Don Bridges
Frances ~ Wanda Davidson
Mr Perkins ~ Earl Francis
Mrs Stone - interviewing Carol

  • Written by Coral Drouyn
  • Directed by John Gauci
  • Maxine's mugshot replaces Tracey Belman.

    Pauline has second thoughts and phones Maxine to warn her the police are coming. Maxine steals a customer's car from the garage forecourt to make her getaway. Ann warns Maggie not to play her for a fool and assume she will get away with anything because of her age. Maggie is warned she will be sent to solitary next time. Lizzie listens at the door of the surgery and overhears Maggie blaming her for the cough mixture incident: she lets Maggie know that she heard every word she said. Maxine calls on Spud's mum and is chased by the police, but runs out of petrol and is arrested. Bea reads out the letter supporting Maggie's claim to be allowed to go back to America: Maggie says she'll get it out to the press through her solicitor. Ann talks to Maxine when she returns to Wentworth. Joan's neighbour Des Coulson complains about Major "crapping" on his lawn (the dog, not Joan's father). Joan refuses to chain Major up but is taken aback when he threatens to shoot the dog if he catches him in his garden again. Lizzie turns against Maggie and starts to contradict everything she says. Maxine tells Bea and Lizzie to stop criticising Maggie as she did what she had to do. Joan talks to Jilly the little girl next door and her mother Carol, and tells her about the threats her husband made. When Carol goes indoors, she walks straight into a row with her husband, in which he blames her for failing to get a job. However, as we see when Carol goes for an interview, she is turned down on the grounds that she is too "nervy". Ann calls Ted Douglas for advice about the press calls for Maggie's extradition: he advises her to ocntinue to make no comment as there is an intention on the Department's part to resist the US in its attempt to extradite Maggie. Meg goes to the library, where one of the assistants is pestered by a collection agent for $1,000 of credit.. Later, we see the assistant walking through a shopping mall where she is irresistably drawn to a glittery red dress in a shop window and stands gazing at it. Lizzie is annoyed (and jealous?) that Maxine is getting on so well with Maggie. Fran tells Judy her story about having her child taken away from her at the age of two, and her frustration boils over when Litza comes back late, saying she's just a spolit kid with no real problems and can't see why she's in the house anyway. Joan's neighbour Des loses money to his mates playing poker, and drunkenly forces Carol to go to bed with him. Maggie sees her solicitor and he takes the letter from the women to the newspaper. Brandy Carter is brought to Wentworth on a soliciting charge ... wearing a certain red glittery dress


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