Gerri Doogan's attempts to save Douglas are foiled. Laura reveals disturbing facts about herself while she is hypnotised.

First broadcast ... 1983 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Saturday 17 October 1998 04:40
DVD release: volume 24 disc 4 (AUS)
Duration: 0:45:49

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
Pixie ~ Judy McBurney
Paul ~ Paul Newman
Mr Douglas ~ Ian Smith
Dr Weissman ~ Bryon Williams
Helen ~ Caroline Gillmer
Gerri Doogan ~ Deborah Kennedy
Matt Thomas ~ Peter Dunn
Brother Red Earth ~ Peter Flett
Marty Jackson ~ Andrew McKaige
Dennis Quinn ~ Chris Connelly
Det. Insp. Fields ~ Alan Lovett
Mr Gardiner ~ Terry McDermott
Rev. Alpha Centauri ~ Kevin Summers
Peter Shannon ~ Nick Holland
Detective Lucas ~ John Devlin

  • Written by Coral Drouyn
  • Directed by John Gauci
  • The number of counts of bigamy against Pixie increases to five.

    Wally is called away from his pottery class at Wentworth to be questioned by the police. Bea stops Gerri putting the clay away after the class. Ann tells the police Bea may have another copy of the photo. Brother Red Earth reports back to the Reverend Alpha Centauri (who is sporting a lovely pink gown and pearl headband ), and he says he will have to "ritually relinquish" Sharon of her money with the help of the law. Det. Insp. Fields tells Ann that someone in the Department has been illegally organising parole for payment. Marty walks out on dinner with Meg leaving her alone with Dennis. Gerri hides in the rec room cupboard to get a chance to search for the photo: Bea catches her and takes the photo back. Gerri confesses that she is working for Lionel Fellowes. Meg gets an obscene phone call at home while Dennis is with her and telling her about his wretched family life. Bea hands the photo to the police and tells them about Gerri. Marty gives Meg a whistle in case the dirty phone caller ever rings back and tells her she needs "a couple of sailors" around the house. Pixie "mistakes" Wally for one of her husbands when she brings Ann her tea in her office: she accuses Ann of being a "Jezebel" for stealing him from her. Laura's father visits, but she changes to Brandy and attacks him. Dennis meets Meg from work in a hired car and tells her that Dennis has been called back to the ship. Pixie turns up to dinner with an impromptu hair dye, claiming that Martians have turned her hair red . Colleen is not impressed and sends her to the showers to wash it off. Laura sees Dr Weismann, and under hypnosis Laura banishes Brandy. Dr Weissman asks for Laura to be transferred to a sanatorium for extensive psychotherapy. Ann can't track down Ted Douglas: his secretrary says he's on his way to see her at Wentworth, but when she phones him at home, his (male) cleaner says he's gone to the airport. Pixie sees Dr Weissmann but fails to convince him that she's crazy. Helen gets a call from the reporter Matt to ask her to meet an ex-member of the cult. Laura sees her father again and apologises for her previous behaviour: he tells her he will pay for her private treatment. Ted Douglas is stopped by the police as he boards a plane. Meg gets another obscene phone call: as soon as Marty leaves the house, Dennis arrives on cue to comfort Meg. Helen talks to the ex-member of the cult: he tells her how he got involved in the cult, and how he was kidnapped and "de-programmed". Laura apologises to Bea for anything she may have said when she was Brandy. Meg is followed home from work, and finds SLUT daubed on her mirror in lipstick before receiving another threatening call, which taunts her about the whistle.


    Script Editor: ...
    Storyliners: Coral Drouyn, Andrew Kennedy, Billie Morton

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