Panic spreads in Wentworth when the true cause of Glynnis's death becomes apparent. Maxine and Tinker-Belle rob a factory, with fatal consequences.

First broadcast ... 1983 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Friday 30 October 1998 04:40
DVD release: volume 25 disc 2 (AUS)
Duration: 0:44:17

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
Glynnis Ladd ~ Debbie Cuming
Phyllis Hunt ~ Reylene Pearce
Tony Maguire ~ David Bradshaw
Don Payne ~ Allan Lander
Irene Henderson ~ Beverley Dunn
Rosemary Kaye ~ Jodie Yemm
Belle Peters (Tinker) ~ Lesley Baker
Mrs Beeton ~ Marion Edwards
Rod Miller ~ Chris Waters
Assist. Insp. Hill ~ Robin Anson
Sergeant ~ Derek Williams [?]
Officer Barry ~ Joy Westmore
Mr Waters ~ Robin Cuming
Young Man ~ Andrew Buchanan
Waitress ~ Anne Smith
Gate Guard (Trevor) ~ Brad Lindsay
Accomplice ~ John Walker
Truck Driver ~ Sam Brown
Armed Guard ~ Glen Rueland

  • Written by Andrew Kennedy & Fay Rousseaux
  • Directed by Bill Templer
  • Scott admits he knows very little about the disease, other than that it's spread by saliva and is highly contagious: apparently there has never been a case before in Australia. Scott is called to see Glynnis: he finds Lizzie mopping her brow and tells her to stop and move away from Glynnis. Ann decides the visitors from PASSIVE are to be put in solitary. Meanwhile, Joyce Barry is showing the visitors around the laundry. Meg asks them to go the staff room, whereas all the women are to assemble in the rec room for an important announcement. Ann tells the women about the quarantine: Bea is suspicious that they were not also given details of Glynnis' illness. Meg queries Ann's decision not to give the women all the details, but Ann replies that she didn't want to panic them as they certainly couldn't cope with a riot at that moment. The visitors are annoyed at having to stay inside, especially Don Payne who protests that as a businessman his time is money and he cannot afford to be kept in prison. Medical supplies are delivered outside the gates. Even though the women are to be given an injection, it's only a "gamma globulin" (?) to boost the women's resistance to the disease. Scott tells Ann that there is no vaccine or cure for lassa fever. A girl in a restaurant has her money and suitcase stolen: Wally is in the restaurant and takes her to the police where she makes a statement then to a boarding house. The State Health Inspector informs Ann that Glynnis hasn't travelled abroad, and that the carrier must be in Australia, so it is important they try to trace her contacts just before coing to Wentworth. Glynnis gives Ann the name "Harry" before she dies. Mrs Henderson comes in search of Ann to complain about the way they are being treated but panics and rushes into the staff room, where Lizzie is having a smoke, and lets out that Glynnis is dead. Judy is turned away at the gates and the guard tells her she will have to phone the Governor if she wants more information. As Ann talks to the women in the laundry, Bea goes to Ann to demand the truth. Helen goes down with the fever. Ann passes on the information that Glynnis had bought drugs in the dock area. Belle and Maxine break into the factory, but Maxine puts her foot through a broken floorboard and twists her ankle. Inspector Hill tells Wally and Judy the information he got from Ann: they decide to play detective down at the docks. Petra, Bea and Lizzie volunteer to nurse the sick, and Pixie follows when Tony offers to help too. The rec room is cleared as a temporary sick bay. Belle helps Maxine out of the factory, but a car draws up outside. Maxine is shot and killed by an armed security guard. Belle attacks him and makes her escape.


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