Randi disappears, but David knows her whereabouts. Joan is horrified when she realises what she has done during an LSD trip.

First broadcast ... 1983 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Tuesday 01 December 1998 04:40
DVD release: volume 26 disc 4 (AUS)
Duration: 0:44:55

Meg ~ Elspeth Ballantyne
Judy ~ Betty Bobbitt
Lizzie ~ Sheila Florance
Joan ~ Maggie Kirkpatrick
Colleen ~ Judith McGrath
Ann ~ Gerda Nicolson
Wally ~ Alan Hopgood
Pixie ~ Judy McBurney
Sonia ~ Tina Bursill
Cass ~ Babs McMillan
Minnie ~ Wendy Playfair
Bobbie ~ Maxine Klibingaitis
Scott ~ Tim Elston
Brenda ~ Carmen Warrington
David ~ David Waters
Phyllis ~ Reylene Pearce
Paul Reynolds ~ Paul Newman
Samantha ~ Dina Mann
Randi ~ Zoe Bertram
Belinda ~ Jane Turner
Det Insp Bates ~ Ian Walker
Det Insp Duggan ~ Rob Harrison
Kylie Dence ~ Sally-Ann Creswick
Doctor Taylor ~ Paul Wentford

  • Written by James Simmonds
  • Directed by Ross Jennings
  • The credits include "thanks to the Malvern and Box Hill police stations".

    This unexplained character at the identity parade (plainclothes policewoman?) looks rather like Deborra Lee-Furness.

    Colleen asks Meg to call on Joan: she finds her in a state of shock and calls the police. Wally arrives back at Ann's after a night of steamy sex with Sam, but she is in too much of a rush to stop and talk to him. With Cass encouraging her, Bobbie apologises to the women. Pixie responds by apologising for knocking her out. Joan encourages the police officer in supporting Insp Thorne's theory that there is a contract out on her. However, he is sceptical and says that if there were a contract out on her, they wouldn't be playing around like this. Ann is unable to discuss her fears of breast cancer with a doctor she doesn't know, and his jumping to conclusions doesn't help either. Paul is picked out on an identity parade by a young girl claiming to have posed for porn photos for him . Randi insists Ann takes some action over Meg's theft of her necklace. Wally recognizes the man who is waiting for the witness as the same man who came to Paul's shop, and this connection provides further evidence that Paul was set up. Joan returns to work and goes straight for Sonia for details of the men who broke into her house: she lags on Brenda and gives Joan details of the drug and forged licence rackets. Joan sends Sonia back to work and tells her to send Brenda to her in their cell. Colleen tries to warn Randi that setting Meg up isn't a good idea. Randi meets David by a security gate and gets into conversation with him about the escapes. David cannot wait when Sonia fails to turn up: he offers to free Randi instead and leads her to the boiler room... Joan wrecks Sonia's cell and has Brenda sent to isolation for it. Colleen hands Ann the file on a new prisoner, Belinda Johns, convicted of possession of illegal firearms. Belinda is blind and is put in to share with Judy when she is moved to a new cell. Scott realises why Ann is asking about breast cancer when she tries to find out how reliable the breast examinations are. Joan visits Brenda in isolation and bashes her to get the full details about the prison radio code and finds out the code word is "Bulldog": she tells Brenda to arrange a meeting for her with Fellowes himself. After examining the lump in her breast, Scott sends Ann for a biopsy. David tells Sonia she has lost her chance to escape when she failed to turn up on time, so he had to let someone else go in her place. Belinda gets to meet the women and Cass tells her they will "keep an eye out" for her. Ann tells Minnie that all privileges are suspended indefinitely after the attack on Joan, though the police are unable to lay any charges as a result of their investigations. Ann tries to hint that Joan should apply for a transfer somewhere else "less demanding" but Joan refuses point blank, saying that "Ferguson is at Wentworth for a long time yet". Belinda asks to be introduced to Sonia, and from her reaction it appears she recognises Sonia's voice. Randi's absence is noticed, so the women are sent to the rec room for a head count. David offers to search the boiler room to prevent Colleen going in there. We see why: Randi lies dead at the top of a tank .


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

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