Driscoll House has a new Head. Sonia and Joan clash over money and Marty is devastated by Meg's set-up.

First broadcast ... 1983 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Tuesday 17 November 1998 04:40
DVD release: volume 26 disc 1 (AUS)
Duration: 0:43:50

Meg ~ Elspeth Ballantyne
Judy ~ Betty Bobbitt
Lizzie ~ Sheila Florance
Joan ~ Maggie Kirkpatrick
Colleen ~ Judith McGrath
Ann ~ Gerda Nicolson
Wally ~ Alan Hopgood
Pixie ~ Judy McBurney
Petra ~ Penny Maegraith
Scott ~ Tim Elston
Sonia ~ Tina Bursill
Phyllis ~ Reylene Pearce
Marty ~ Andrew McCaige
Cass ~ Babs McMillan
Randi/Jenni ~ Zoe Bertram
Frances ~ Wanda Davidson
Alice Dodds ~ Julia Blake
Kelly Fraser ~ Maryanne Fahey
Jane Desmond ~ Penelope Shelton
Celebrant ~ Judy Johnson
Rex Chandler ~ Lloyd Morris
John Goulding ~ Roger Nolan
Jilly Hayes ~ Jenny Robinson
Louise ~ Louise Siversen
Arthur Charlton ~ Roy Edmunds

  • Written by Liddy Holloway & Lex Van Os
  • Directed by Kendal Flanagan
  • Frances is spelt "Francis".

    Joan demands a larger cut of Sonia's proceeds: on hearing that Joan now wants a 60% cut, Sonia declares their partnership is over. Scott invites Marty to his stag night. Randi is approached by an old customer while out in a restaurant with Marty to asking her to entertain a business contact. Joan tells Phyllis to carry on selling numbers without Sonia. Wally visits Judy and tells her that someone called Mrs Dobbs is taking over as head of the halfway house. Pixie drops the wedding cake when Lizzie slips on the wet kitchen floor and knocks her over: Lizzie says they can try to piece it together again. Ann reassure Wally that Eunice Dobbs will be perfect for the halfway house job. Joan orders Sonia to help clear up the rec room in front of the other women to put her in her place. As soon as Joan has left the room, Sonia tries to get Phyllis to do the work for her. Phyllis tells Sonia she no longer works for her. Sonia asks Francis to get some bottles from the kitchen. Judy refuses to become top dog and describes Joan as "top dog in a screw's uniform". Cass apologises to Phyllis and even buys a couple on numbers from her to show her that they're mates again. Alice Dodds arrives to take over Driscoll House, and clears up the case of mistaken identity, informing Wally frostily that she is nothing at all like Eunice Dobbs. Cass pushes Pixie aside while threatening Sonia when she refuses to buy numbers and knocks her out. Lizzie covers for Cass by claiming that Lizzie fainted. Alice lectures the women at the halfway house on the necessity of sticking strictly to the rules. Phyllis gets into a bed full of broken glass. Jilly leaves the halfway house after a telling off from Alice. Scott takes Marty to Randi's flat after his stag party: she is furious at being exposed and tells them both to go away. Scott reports back what happened to Meg and tells her that Marty went off on his own afterwards. Phyllis agrees to work for Sonia again. Marty returns to Meg's next morning and accuses her of being a bitch, and Meg thinks she has lost him even though he now knows "Jenni"'s real identity. Pixie is told she isn't well enough to go to Petra's wedding. Wally tries to hint to Alice that she ought to ease up a bit until she gets the women's trust. Scott caves in under the pressure and gives permission for Pixie to attend the wedding after all . Petra and Scott are married in an open air ceremony in the grounds. Lizzie's cake fails to cut cleanly . Sonia agrees to give Joan the higher cut she initially asked for. A visitor called Arthur Charlton arrives at Wentworth claiming to be Lizzie's son.

    Thanks to Dave Smith for pointing out a wardrobe economy as one of Angie Dodd's dresses is recycled as an outfit for Julia Blake's later appearance as Nancy McCormack in (595).


    Script Editor: ---
    Storyliners: Coral Drouyn, Andrew Kennedy, Alister Webb

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