The media responds to Maggie's cry for support. A night out ends in heartbreak for Litza. Joan is a witness to horrific domestic violence.

First broadcast ... 1983 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Tuesday 06 October 1998 04:40
DVD release: volume 24 disc 2 (AUS)
Duration: 0:44:22

Meg ~ Elspeth Ballantyne
Judy ~ Betty Bobbitt
Lizzie ~ Sheila Florance
Joan ~ Maggie Kirkpatrick
Bea ~ Val Lehman
Colleen ~ Judith McGrath
Ann ~ Gerda Nicolson
Maxine ~ Lisa Crittenden
Wally ~ Alan Hopgood
Maggie May ~ Davina Whitehouse
Pauline ~ Linden Wilkinson
Mikki ~ Christine Keogh
Lizta ~ Christine Totos
Cliff ~ Robbie McGregor
Carol ~ Merrin Canning
Des ~ Peter Ford
Jilly ~ Natasha Love
Mr Douglas ~ Ian Smith
Brandy/Laura ~ Roslyn Gentle
Newsman ~ Michael Carman
Sue Dennis ~ Marie O'Loughlin
Manoli ~ George Harlem

  • Written by Dave Worthington
  • Directed by John Gauci
  • You know, those protesters do have good point

    Brandy denies that she's been in prison before when Meg thinks she recognizes her. Bea meets Brandy who's been put to share her cell, but Brandy gets up Bea's nose in the laundry later on by slouching around and not working. Ann refuses to move Lizzie out of Maggie's cell. Cliff chats up Litza when he arrives at the halfway house when Mikki isn't there. Mikki says later that she doesn't mind Cliff inviting Litza out with them, but makes it clear that she wants to sleep with him that night, so he'd better not have any other ideas. Bea puts Brandy straight and tells that only Joan would be interested im what's he's got to offer, and no-one deals with Joan for any reason. Pauline comes to see Maxine and tells her she is pregnant. Maxine tells her she needn't worry about Roger being arrested, as she isn't going to say anything. The women notice that Maxine is rather quiet after her visit and so she tells them why she's back inside. Brandy tears a slit up the side of her denim skirt in a vain attempt to look more seductive. Judy asks Mikki to break her date with Cliff to stay and help her with the house accounts. Wally's first pottery class is disrupted by Brandy's attempt to seduce him: her opening gambit is to form a "penis" out of clay and squeeze it between her fingers, which has just the right shyly playful effect and is not at all tarty. Cliff and Litza go out together on their own. Brandy slaps Maxine when she taunts her and a scuffle ensues. The officers break it up and Colleen tells Brandy to repair the rip in her dress. Cliff plies Litza with drink. The Coulsons' baby-sitter leaves Jilly at Joan's house when they fail to come home in the evening. Lizta runs out of the bar when Cliff makes a pass at her. Meanwhile, her fiance Manoli turns up at the halfway house looking for her. Joan takes Jilly back when Des eventually arrives home. Manoli explains that he doesn't agree with arranged marriages, but that he did want to marry Litza anyway. Unfortunately, Lizta turns up with Cliff in pursuit: Manoli loses his temper and slaps Litza. Press and protesters supporting Maggie camp outside Wentworth. Meg warns Ann there is an article in The Dispatch about Maggie and just as she starts to read it, Ted Douglas phones in outrage. Carol tells Jilly to stay home from school as she needs her to help cook a meal for her and Des's tenth wedding anniversary. Maggie compares Australia unfavourably to America and gets a predictable reaction from Lizzie and Bea. Jilly knocks over a vase, and Carol, who is already getting very jittery, sends her outside to play. When Des gets home and finds he has to wait for his tea, he sweeps everything off the table and turns on Carol. Ted Douglas interviews Bea about the press coverage and tells her that despite what she may have been told Maggie is in fact guilty as charged. Joan finds Jilly outside and takes her back to her parents. She pauses outside when she hears a noise and eventually walks in just as Carol stabs Des in the back with a kitchen knife.


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