The deadly fever subsides after taking many lives. Bea and Tony spend a night together. But is it their last?

First broadcast ... 1983 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Sunday 01 November 1998 04:40
DVD release: volume 25 disc 3 (AUS)
Duration: 0:43:09

Meg ~ Elspeth Ballantyne
Judy ~ Betty Bobbitt
Lizzie ~ Sheila Florance
Joan ~ Maggie Kirkpatrick
Bea ~ Val Lehman
Colleen ~ Judith McGrath
Ann ~ Gerda Nicolson
Wally ~ Alan Hopgood
Pixie ~ Judy McBurney
Helen ~ Caroline Gillmer
Petra ~ Penny Maegraith
Scott ~ Tim Elston
Phyllis ~ Reylene Pearce
Tony Maguire ~ David Bradshaw
Don Payne ~ Allan Lander
Irene Henderson ~ Beverley Dunn
Rosemary Kaye ~ Jodie Yemm
Rod Miller ~ Chris Waters
Hazel Kent ~ Belinda Davey
Mrs Daniels ~ Bernadette Gibson
Roger Carter ~ Bruce Kilpatrick
Betty Daley ~ Suzanne Dudley
Det. Insp. Monopulis ~ Bob Ruggiero
Priest ~ Peter Taylor
Policeman Wilcox ~ John Ramsay
Officer Sharpe ~ Carolyn Quist
Freddie de Young ~ Lazar Rodic
Harry (Cockatoo) ~ Diana Rogers (owner)

  • Written by Coral Drouyn
  • Directed by Steve Mann
  • The mugshots change at the start of this episode to include Pixie for the first time.

    Nurse Pixie

    Lizzie and Joan are both still suffering from the fever. Phyllis has hysterics about having shared a cell with Lizzie and gets a slapping from Bea. Scott notices that Petra's fever has subsided. Judy and Wally decide to give the money back to the insurance company, rather than back to the factory it was stolen from, so the owners can't make a fake insurance claim. Helen also revives. The police tell Wally that someone outside Wentworth has died of lassa fever. Officer Sharpe is found dead in the laundry . Wally gets a lead from Captain Todd: one of his sailors had returned recently from Africa, but his name was Freddie not Harry. Scott anounces that Joan is out of danger - to a complete lack of reaction from everyone. Hazel turns up at the halfway house, seeming a little vague : Judy suspects she's back on the bottle. The police raid the house of the suspected contact, Freddie, but he's already dead: his parrot is still calling its own name - "Harry". Don Payne complains about still being inside and gets a telling off from Irene Henderson, who tells him he's being selfish and cowardly. Lizzie also starts to recover. Hazel tells Wally she isn't drunk, and it's the pills she's taking for her nerves that are making her woozy. She says the doctor prescibed them after she lost custody of the kids. Tony comforts Bea when she bursts into tears of relief after Lizzie's recovery. Wally decides to help Hazel see her children. Pixie lands Scott in trouble with Colleen by mentioning his relationship with Petra. Hazel refuses to go with Judy to Maxine's funeral. Colleen complains to Ann that she should have been todl about Scott and Petra. Judy talks to Roger at the funeral , and lays into him when she finds out who he is. A remark of Pixie's leads Tony Maguire to reveal he isn't married, which seems to please Bea. Hazel and Judy borrow Betty's car and take a drive. Rosemary tries to query her payslip with her boss Rod but he replies with a veiled sexual proposition. When she tries to tell him that she won't be taking up his invitation to dinner, he withdraws his offer to give her a lift home and leaves her stranded in the car park. Rosemary goes next day to the halfway house to pay back the money she borrowed from Wally. Lizzie gets a letter from Mick, saying he'll be visiting Australia soon. Tony and Bea spend the night together.


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