Maxine and Lucy escape, but Maxine is not welcome with her family. Bea takes on the department for negligence. And Petra tells Scott her true feelings.

First broadcast ... 1983 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Tuesday 27 October 1998 04:40
DVD release: volume 25 disc 2 (AUS)
Duration: 0:44:11

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
Scott ~ Tim Elston
Lucy ~ Yoni Prior
Arthur Richards ~ Sydney Jackson
Glynnis Ladd ~ Debbie Cuming
Det. Insp. Tonkin ~ Peter Aanenson
Roger Carter ~ Bruce Kilpatrick
John Farnsworth ~ John Firman
Jane Desmond ~ Penelope Shelton
Louise ~ Leonie Bradley
Policewoman ~ Abbie Holmes
Truck Driver ~ Sam Browne
Hash-Slinger ~ Carol-Anne Crocker
Sparrow ~ Timothy Bowles
Gate Guard ~ Brad Lindsay
Van Driver ~ Bob Jewell
Policewoman ~ Holly Scott

  • Written by Ian Smith
  • Directed by Godfrey Philipp
  • Maxine wants to know more about the escape but can't because Joan won't give Lucy any details of the escape plan. Joan offers Lucy $200 to disappear completely, rather than the $400 she initially demands. Ann suggests to Wally that he might have a problem keeping the women's trust if he and she become too friendly. Scott tells the police about Petra, Emma and their father, and suggests they arrange to interview Petra about the matter. Maxine smuggles some apple crumble out of the dining room for Lizzie and gets emotional at the prospect of not seeing her again. Ex-prisoners start phoning Wentworth to claim their shares of Mum's legacy after a newspaper article. Inspector Thorne comes to Wentworth to interview Petra: she admits her father's guilt. Maxine tricks Joan by being cheeky to her so she is told to load up the laundry van with Lucy as a punishment. Bea tells Ann she's decided to sue the Department: Ann suggests she try to get legal help from John Farnsworth. Joan gives Lucy a post office box key and tells her to spill a bag of laundry to give her and Maxine an opportunity to stay behind and hide in the van. The gate guard notices the back door of the van is loose, and makes him tie it down. The women persuade Petra to write a note to Scott and Pixie says she'll makes sure he gets it. Colleen notices there are two prisoners missing. Arthur Richards comes to see Ann as the alarm is sounded, and is further annoyed that Bea is seeing John Farnsworth from Legal Aid. Maxine twists her ankle getting out of the van: Lucy abandons her. Ann questions Joan about her report on the escape: she admits she told the driver not to get out of the van, but says it was because the women were "making remarks" about him. Pixie gives Colleen a note from Petra instead of her list of suggestions: as it is only signed "P", she claims she wrote it herself. She is feeling pleased with herself for being clever, but Petra points out it looks just as bad for Scott if he seems to be having a relationship with a prisoner, whoever it is. However when Ann shows Scott the note, she obviously doesn't take it very seriously, thinking it's another of Pixie's fantasies. Maxine limps into Driscoll: Judy lets her change but tells her she can't stay. Bea is beginning to suspect that Joan must have been involved in the escape. Helen recognizes Glynnis, a new prisoner in for drug smuggling. Bea has no sympathy for Glynnis' apparent withdrawal symptoms and warns her not to try to have drugs smuggled in for her. Maxine hitches a lift and recognizes an old friend playing pin-ball. He refuses to help her, as do Roger and her mother. Scott tells Petra that Emma has been found drowned in a river.


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