Joan's life is endangered when a hysterical murderess turns on her. Brandy panics when she realises the consequences of her behaviour.

First broadcast ... 1983 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Wednesday 07 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
Mikki ~ Christine Keogh
Maggie May ~ Davina Whitehouse
Lizta ~ Christine Totos
Laura/Brandy ~ Roslyn Gentle
Carol ~ Merrin Canning
Des ~ Peter Ford
Jilly ~ Natasha Love
Mr Douglas ~ Ian Smith
Manoli ~ George Harlem
Sergeant ~ Paul Karo
Constable ~ John Ramsay
Neighbour ~ Hannah Govan
Greek Youth ~ Con Mathios
Policewoman ~ Sue O'Neill

  • Written by Ian Smith
  • Directed by William Templer
  • The silent uncredited officer Mrs O'Shea is referred to as "Helen".

    Joan offers to go for help, but Carol tells her not to bother as "the bastard's dead". She says Joan should stay anyway as she hasn't decided yet what to do. Joan is missed at the prison. Jilly comes inside the house after Joan and is grabbed and held hostage by her mother. Joan and Carol have a tense and cryptic conversation over Jilly's head as Joan manages to convince Carol not to kill herself and her daughter. Bea is annoyed with Lizzie for not being straight with her and suggests her loyalties were really with Maggie all along. Lizzie replies that she was worried Bea might crack up completely so soon after the business with Zara. Bea warns Maggie she's in deep trouble, so Maggie tries to pretend she gave her lawyer a letter to be opened in case anything should happen to her inside. Joan is still being held hostage at the Coulsons' when darkness falls. Litza and Mikki argue about Manoli's behaviour then turn to the subject of Cliff. Just as Carol is changing her mind and deciding again to kill Jilly , Meg calls on Joan and finds she isn't at home. After calling next door and seeing what is going on, she calls the police. Joan distracts Carol by turning on the light and gets Jilly away from her. The police officer commends Joan for her bravery, but she snaps at him and says she was just trying to stay alive. Judy tells Mikki that Cliff is no good and she should stop defending him. What's more, she's in no position to help people with their problems if she hasn't sorted out her own. Meg reminds Ann of the trouble they had with Denise Tyler, and worries it will happen again if Carol Coulson is brought to Wentworth and the women find out about her threat to kill her daughter. Bea tells the women the truth about Maggie, and adds that Maggie should by rights be inside for murder. Maggie tells Maxine her story and how she went from a farm in Australia to a farm in America, and only started smuggling drugs to get herself out of the rut. Brandy has a funny turn in the shower, as she goes back to her "Laura" personality and realises where she is. Wally agrees to go and see Manoli to try to persuade him to visit Litza at Driscoll. Maggie is told she is to be extradited, but will face her full sentence. Colleen puts Brandy on a charge for not mending the rip in her skirt as she told her the day before. Carol Coulson is brought to Wentworth on remand. Meg remembers where she has seen Brandy before and confronts her, saying that she saw her in the library. Laura changes back to Brandy and says the only book she'd ever had anything to do with were porn.


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