Petra is shattered when her secret is divulged and Lucy finds a way to blackmail the Freak.

First broadcast ... 1983 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Saturday 24 October 1998 04:40
DVD release: volume 25 disc 1 (AUS)
Duration: 0:43:39

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
Pixie ~ Judy McBurney
Helen ~ Caroline Gillmer
Petra ~ Penny Maegraith
Sharon ~ Liddy Clarke
Scott ~ Tim Elston
Lucy ~ Yoni Prior
Major Hunt ~ Tim Hughes
Sgt. Devlin ~ Bill Fox
Det. Insp. Grady ~ David Hursthouse
Arthur Richards ~ Sydney Jackson
Cheryll Armstrong ~ Lisa Aldenhoven
Kevin Armstrong ~ Shane Connor

  • Written by Fay Rousseaux & Frank Howson
  • Directed by Chris Adshead
  • Judy's sprained ankle was real: Betty Bobbitt slipped on the pathway at home and it had to be written into the script for several episode.

    More shoddy workmanship from the bomb maker - this appears to be a cheap kitchen timer, which would at most buzz in an annoying way.

    Ann follows the police instruction to evacuate the building, but when Meg goes back to collect Bea from solitary she finds another bomb wired to the security gate. Bomb disposal experts arrive at Wentworth. Cheryll Armstrong arrives at Driscoll House, escaping the beatings from her husband Kevin. The women are to be transferred to Woodridge. Det. Insp. Grady tells Ann that Michael Landon, the fake building inspector, has been caught: he was working for Lionel Fellowes. Bea flirts with the men defusing the bomb , and they tell her to protect herself behind her bed. Maxine plans to use the transfer to escape, but Lizzie closes the van door securely to foil her. The bomb outside Bea's cell goes off, killing one of the bomb squad men and injuring the other and Bea. Arthur Richards, the new Department representative, blames Ann and her staff for lax security. Meg gets singled out for particluar blame as she checked Mr Landon's identification and was responsible for patrolling solitary. Bea refuses to sign a waiver, and threatens to sue for compensation. Kevin Armstrong turns up at Driscoll, pounding on the door and nearly flattening Wally when he opens it, but Cheryll tells him she won't go home with him. Ann tells Wally the Department will probably ask for her resignation over the secuirty lapse. Judy asks Lizzie and Bea to help Petra or at least help to find out what her problem is: Lizzie tells them what she knows. Lucy is brought to Wentworth (as Lucy Walker) for cocaine trafficking. Joan sees her and tries to freeze her to the spot when Lucy tries to attempts to give her a scare her by calling her "Auntie". The Department vetoes Petra's classes, but they go ahead in recreation time. Joan warns Lucy to keep quiet about their relationship, but Lucy turns the tables by pointing out that Joan lost the iniative when she failed to comment at the induction, so it's too late for her to say anything now without making herself look a fool. Cheryll is taking a series of pills, ostensibly for morning sickness. When Petra refuses to go to the doctor, Bea goes in her place and tells Scott about Petra and her father. Petra is annoyed with Bea for interfering. Lucy tells Bea she is inside for possession of marijuana, but Bea reluctantly lets her sit down at the table with them, and warns Lucy not to get too pally with Ofiicer Ferguson. Scott passes the information on to Petra's solicitor. Lucy demands booze and cigarettes from Joan as the price for her silence. Maxine follows Lucy out of the rec room, and sees her as she leans forward to give her "Auntie Joan" a sarcastic kiss on the cheek.


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