Simon (Scott?) attempts to clear Petra of the charges against her, and Cheryl is heartbroken by the repercussions of her drug-induced incident.

First broadcast ... 1983 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Sunday 25 October 1998 04:40
DVD release: volume 25 disc 1 (AUS)
Duration: 0:44:40

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
Petra ~ Penny Maegraith
Scott ~ Tim Elston
Helen ~ Caroline Gillmer
Sharon ~ Liddy Clarke
Lucy ~ Yoni Prior
Officer Barry ~ Joy Westmore
Cheryll Armstrong ~ Lisa Aldenhoven
Kevin Armstrong ~ Shane Connor
Jane Desmond ~ Penelope Shelton
Peter Shannon ~ Nick Holland
Lisa Brennan ~ Laura Christie
Emma Roberts ~ Cindy Lee
Phyllis ~ Reylene Pearce
Raymond Gilbert ~ Marc Allan
Ruth Shaw ~ Mary Murphy
Judge ~ Arthur Barradell-Smith
Defence Counsel ~ Tom Travers
Dr. Sefton ~ Alton Harvey
Mr Askin ~ Telford Jackson
Mrs Brennan ~ Sue Brenchley

  • Written by Wendy Jackson
  • Directed by Chris Adshead
  • Maxine tells the women that Joan has a new girlfriend, and that it's Lucy who's making all the running. Cheryll is still trying to blame herself for Kevin's violence, sayinh she's been very "moody" towards him, but she pops a few more pills as soon as Judy leaves the room. Lizzie entertains the women with stories of the Great Depression during Petra's history lesson. The laughter attracts Joan to the rec room, where she stops the class and puts Bea on a charge for insubordination. Bea warns Lucy to stay away from Joan, even when Lucy offers to use Joan to have her bring goods in. Emma is suspicious when Scott calls round to see her and tells her aunt she doesn't want to see him. Lucy is greedy for more goods and threatens Joan that she will tell the authorities about the drugs she hid somewhere in Joan's house. Cheryll is left to look after a little girl at the halfway house while her mother goes out. The girl tells her that she and her mother are there because her father hit them all the time: Cheryll replies that her Kevin hit her only once. Bea is called to the Governor's office to be told that Mum has died of a heart attack, and has left all the women money in her will. Joan rips her house apart, but fails to find the drugs. The women squabble about what they could spend Mum's money on. Ruth and Phyllis heavy Lucy into getting goods in for them. At Sharon's trial, Peter, Judy and Helen give evidence that Sharon didn't know what she was doing after the deprogramming. Sharon is found guilty and sentenced to 3 year's probation. Lizzie gets another letter from Mick, asking for a photo. Kevin arrives at the halfway house and Cheryll runs upstairs to evade him and falls back down again: she is taken to hospital. Kevin tells Judy that Cheryll has been taking pills of various kinds since she was at school. Bea sees Lucy putting whisky in her tea in the dining room. Lizzie has her photo taken in the grounds weariring the receptionist's bright red coat to cover her uniform, and with Colleen posing as a member of her family. Cheryll loses her baby and the doctor says he will have to report the results of the blood tests, which show high levels of barbiturates and amphetamines. Bea slaps Lucy around to teach her a lesson. Cheryll swears not to take pills again, as she feels it led to the death of her baby. Mrs Askin tells Bea that Bea left half her estate to the women, totalling around $20,000. Lucy demands that Joan helps her escape. Scott visits Emma, but finds she has run away, leaving a note saying he had to go as she didn't want to break her promise to Petra. Joan tells Lucy the escape has been arranged for the following day, but she has to go on laundry duty. Wally cooks for Ann, and gives her a kiss. Maxine finds out about the escape plan and makes Lucy agree to let her come too.


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