When Hazel disappears, Judy suspects there is something terribly wrong with her. Rosemary finds herself in serious trouble with the law, while Sonia Stevens' true nature is revealed to the inmates.

First broadcast ... 1983 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Tuesday 03 November 1998 04:40
DVD release: volume 25 disc 3 (AUS)
Duration: 0:43:43

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
Petra ~ Penny Maegraith
Scott ~ Tim Elston
Helen ~ Caroline Gillmer
Phyllis ~ Reylene Pearce
Tony Maguire ~ David Bradshaw
Irene Henderson ~ Beverley Dunn
Don Payne ~ Allan Lander
Rosemary Kaye ~ Jodie Yemm
Mrs Beeton ~ Marion Edwards
Rod Miller ~ Chris Waters
Hazel Kent ~ Belinda Davey
Sonia Stevens ~ Tina Bursill
Arthur Richards ~ Sydney Jackson
Randi Goodlove ~ Zoe Bertram
Det. Insp. Stevens ~ Norman Yemm
Sergeant Dennis ~ Ian Cuming
Clarrie Forbes ~ Max Davidson
Mr Dixon ~ John McCallum-Howell
Officer Barfield ~ Delva Hunter
Gate Guard (Bob) ~ David Bickerstaff
Policewoman No. 1 ~ Susan O'Neill
Policewoman No. 2 ~ Anne Arnold

  • Written by Lex Van Os & Ian Smith
  • Directed by Steve Mann
  • Scott says that Lizzie, Tammy and Babs can go back to their cells but he insists that Joan has to stay in bed. Judy still feels guilty about the halfway house failing Maxine when she needed help. Wally tells her to pull herself together and tells her that he has managed to trace Hazel's family. Scott says that the quarantine can be lifted later the same day. Ann is infuriated by Arthur Richards' attitude over the supposedly lax discipline of the officers eating in the dining room with the prisoners, and goes home, leaving him to field any calls. Tony says goodbye to Bea and she tells him there's no future in any relationship with a prison inmate, so he shouldn't make promises to visit her. Arthur Richards tells Bea she will get her $10,000, but she insists on seeing it in writing. Colleen warns Ann there may be problems with a new inmate: Sonia Stevens, who has been arrested on drugs charges and whose husband is the police officer who arrested some of the women in Wentworth. Judy finds that Hazel has left Driscoll without taking her pills: these turn out to be morphine rather than the tranquillisers Hazel claimed. Joan returns to work and inducts Sonia : she is on a 15 year sentence for trafficking in heroin. Sonia lets the women think she's in prison for blackmailing a politician over a love letter. Randi Goodlove is brought to Wentworth on a 14 day sentence for soliciting. Joan hands over the newspapers to the women, censored but still with an article about Sonia. When challenged by the women, she claims she has been framed. Eddie visits Sonia : she claims that his enemies are trying to get at him by framing her. Randi says she will get married as a cover for prostitution. Sonia begs Petra to believe she is innocent: Petra lets slip that Joan organised the last escape from Wentworth. Rosemary reluctantly accepts a loan from Rod, but he intended it as a down payment for sexual services and comes to Rosemary's room. She pushes him away and knocks him out with an ornament. When Mrs Beeton returns, Rosemary tells her she thinks she's killed Rod and has already called the police. Bea tells Phyllis to lay off Sonia until they all know the facts. Judy finds Hazel at a caravan park in the area where they went for a drive a few weeks earlier. Rosemary is questioned by the police about the attack on Rod, but they turn on her when Rod accuses her of stealing the money. Helen recognizes Sonia and tells the women she's known as the "Snake Lady": she runs a protection racket among prostitutes as well as supplying them with hard drugs.


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