Lizzie meets the only family she has left. Sonia plays tricks with tape recordings and Minnie forces Sonia to drink her own bootleg.

First broadcast ... 1983 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Friday 20 November 1998 04:40
DVD release: volume 26 disc 2 (AUS)
Duration: 0:44:28

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
Cass ~ Babs McMillan
Minnie ~ Wendy Playfair
Bobbie ~ Maxine Klibingaitis
Marty ~ Andrew McCaige
Randi/Jenni ~ Zoe Bertram
Paul Reynolds ~ Paul Newman
Phyllis ~ Reylene Pearce
Frances ~ Wanda Davidson
Mary Adler ~ Bev Hay
Alice Dodds ~ Julia Blake
Leanne Turner ~ Evelyn Bowie
Jody Adams ~ Jillian Murray
Officer Barry ~ Joy Westmore
Terence Makin ~ John Shaw
Arthur Charlton ~ Roy Edmunds
Dianne Charlton ~ Joy Mitchell
Mike Charlton ~ Robert Bennett
Michelle Charlton ~ Tania Atkins
Businessman ~ Harry Silman

  • Written by Ian Smith & James Simmonds
  • Directed by Ross Jennings
  • Minnie is appalled to find out that Lizzie has set up Cass and dashes off to see if she can help. However, Cass doesn't really need help: she turns the fight round and singlehandedly overpowers Phyllis, Mary, Francis and Joan. She even punches Joan in the stomach and has her on the floor kicking her. Minnie stops the fight and warns Joan not to mention Cass if she feels she needs to report the incident... otherwise she'll tell Ann exactly what she saw. Alice tells Wally to complain to the Department if he doesn't like the way she runs the halfway house: he replies that he already has done. Joan keeps quiet about Cass and Minnie cleans Cass up so no-one will be able to tell she'd been in a fight. Cass tells Minnie she doesn't want to be top dog as people are trying to push her into it. Minnie tells her not to worry, as she'll look after the top dog problem. Judy squashes Minnie's suggestion that she should become top dog: Judy suggests that Minnie and Cass should team up and be top dog jointly. Ann arranges it so Lizzie can visit her family. Alice overhears Wally talking to the women at Driscoll about their grievances against her, though not the bit where he argues that they should do whatever Alice tells them. Paul tells Ann he's rented a shop for his photographic business. Meg goes to a restaurant with Marty, and is confronted in the powder room by Randi, who takes the opportunity to threaten Meg that she'll get back at her for ruining her cosy little setup. Jody asks for Alice's help over her husband, but Alice is unsympathetic to her and slaps Jody when she gets hysterical. Minnie is visited by her lawyer Terry, who is a graduate of her gang: he tells her the gang is carrying on just the same in her absence. Alice tells Wally she was a battered wife herself and lost patience with Jody: she promises to try to be more sympathetic. Joan accuses Sonia of underpaying her share and tells her that in future she wants to get all the takings and she'll give Sonia back her cut. Scott talks to Petra about her appeal. Sonia asks Bobbie to tape her conversations with Joan and pays her with grog. Lizzie arrives back at Wentworth after visiting her new family, with a new hairdo courtesy of her granddaughter: she decides she doesn't fit in and won't visit again. Minnie catches Bobbie puking up and takes the rest of the booze to the rec room and dumps it in Sonia's lap. With backing from Cass, she forces Sonia to drink it all herself .


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

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