Roxanne realises the legal position she's in as a surrogate mother. Meanwhile the eccentric Pixie Mason's power games have disastrous results.

First broadcast ... 1983 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Sunday 11 October 1998 04:40
DVD release: volume 24 disc 3 (AUS)
Duration: 0:44:26

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
Laura/Brandy ~ Roslyn Gentle
Roxanne ~ Peppi D'Or
Phyllis ~ Reylene Pearce
Pixie ~ Judy McBurney
David Sheldon ~ Chris Hallam
Andrea Sheldon ~ Pat Forbes
Phillip Farnham ~ Victor Kazan
Sister Kelly ~ Liddy Holloway
Dr Hodges ~ Tom Travers
George Haley ~ Ian Clutterham
Magistrate ~ Arthur Barradell-Smith
James Watson ~ James Wright
Gavin Storm ~ Cole Horsfall
Insp. Lane ~ Peter Drake
Brian Molan ~ Howard Eynon
Defence Counsel ~ Con Williams

  • Written by Bryon Williams
  • Directed by Steve Mann
  • [I have corrected the misspelling "Defence Councel"]

    Joan blames herself for bringing Jilly in to see Carol. Ann tries to send her home but she insists on finishing her shift, and she even offers to break the news to Jilly about her mother's death. Lizzie tells the women she's seen Carol's body being taken away and blames the silent treatment the women gave Carol for her suicide. Joan refuses to confirm any rumour about Carol for the women. Ann talks to Brandy, but she's completely unable to remember why she was in the corridor or how she got there. Roxanne takes advantage of a meeting with David Sheldon to demand more money. Maxine tells Judy she can't give her mother the real story about what happened with the robbery. Judy is bothered by Roxanne's attitude and says that the Sheldons could well lose both the money and the baby. A doctor recommends that Brandy see a psychiatrist. Meg takes Judy to see Brandy: now as Laura, she is shocked to find out what she was charged with. David Sheldon decides to seek legal advice to enforce the original contract with Roxanne. He is told that they could claim back the money, as the contract very carefully framed it as a "loan", but that won't mean they will have any claim on the baby, even though David is the natural father. Ann tells Joan that Carol's sister has agreed to take Jilly after all. Roxanne is sentenced to six months. James Watson visits Driscoll to look for his wife Pixie, and Judy recognizes from a photo as "Sandy" . Pixie won't come back with him, but cadges a lift with him to Phillip's house. The women at the pottery class are disappointed to see Roxanne back inside and point out that her baby will probably now be born in prison. Pixie tells Judy later she left her first husband Eddie, then married James, and is now moving in with Phillip. Phillip, however, turns up at the halfway house wanting to speak to Pixie with a note from her saying she's going back to her husband. He also wants to know what she plans to do with the diamond engagement ring he bought her. Wally is persuaded to move into Ann's attic after she cooks him a good meal. Judy finds a bank book dropped by Pixie and sees it is made out in another woman's name. Roxanne is having second thoughts about giving the child up. Pixie claims she is being picked up at Driscoll by Phillip, then James, but it is yet another man when he finally does turn up. Laura asks Phyllis for the bottle of brandy, telling her she isn't bothered about the money, and Phyllis can keep it. The police arrive at Driscoll looking for Sandra Mason, with another of Pixie's husbands: she is to be charged with bigamy and fraud.


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