While David tries to set Cass free, some horrific discoveries are made at Wentworth. Joan has a battle of wits with Minnie

First broadcast ... 1984 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Saturday 05 December 1998 04:40
DVD release: volume 27 disc 1 (AUS)
Duration: 0:44:51

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
Minnie ~ Wendy Playfair
Cass ~ Babs McMillan
Bobbie ~ Maxine Klibingaitis
Scott ~ Tim Elston
Phyllis ~ Reylene Pearce
David ~ David Waters
Paul Reynolds ~ Paul Newman
Belinda ~ Jane Turner
Samantha ~ Dina Mann
Arthur Charlton ~ Roy Edmunds
Mr Thomas ~ Ray Hare
Officer Barry ~ Joy Westmore
Mrs O'Reagan ~ Christine Calcutt
Nurse Smith ~ Liz Law
Officer Riley ~ Kathy Gordon
Prison Guard ~ Eric McPhan
Police Driver ~ Nick Burke
Gate Guard Roger ~ Bryan Dolan Policewoman~ Sarah Barnard

  • Written by Lex Van Os & Andrew Kennedy
  • Directed by Steve Mann
  • Lizzie collapses and Cass runs to her aid: David sends her inside to get help. By a strange leap in continuity, David is then shown taking Cass into the shed in the grounds: he tells her he will set her free too. Meg looks after Lizzie and sends Colleen for Scott. David slashes Cass with the knife, but when she is cornered, she swipes at him (with what appears to be a spade) and beheads him . Colleen and Scott hear her screams and find something nasty in the shed. Lizzie is taken to hospital. Bobbie sees this as she is brought back and gives the women the idea that Lizzie has been the victim of an attack. Cass refuses to go to hospital and Scott humours her. Ann tells him the police still haven't worked out the details of what happened and suspect Cass of murdering David. Ann makes an announcement to the women: she tells them that Lizzie and Cass are in hospital, that Mr Bridges has been killed in an "accident" and that Mary and Tracy are dead too and their bodies have been found in the grounds. Minnie is worried that the police will try to frame Cass for the murders. Cass has a flashback and is hardly in any state to be taken to the dining room for breakfast the following morning. Sonia points out that the top dog's muscle seems to be out of action. Scott says the police suspect Bridges murdered his own mother, though she may not have been his mother at all but his first victim, whose name he took to hide his identity. Joan orders Cass from the laundry, where she has gone in search of company. Ann tells Minnie the Department has changed its mind on work release and the monthly open day: Minnie brushes the reforms aside and puts in a word for Braille lessons for Belinda, but says the women would be willing to forego all their privileges if she would do something about getting rid of Joan. Paul tells Wally about his mother's illness out of pique when he sees Wally and Sam together arm in arm. Meg announces the work release scheme to the women and Pixie expresses an interest. Minnie stumbles against Joan in the laundry and takes her keys . Ann tells Wally she can't make any decision about their relationship at the moment and sends him away. The women are appalled that Minnie isn't going to make any proper use of the keys, but only took them to show up Joan's inefficiency. Meg tells Minnie, Judy and Pixie that their visit to Lizzie in hospital has been approved. Joan finally notices that her keys are missing. Judy urges Minnie to get rid of the keys or someone will bash her to get hold of them. Sonia tells Joan who has taken her keys just as the party to visit Lizzie are preparing to leave. Sam arrives to talk to Ann to tell her that it's Ann Wally really loves, so she is nobly "standing aside". Someone adds ground glass to Sonia's hand cream. Ann goes into hospital. Minnie, Judy and Pixie are taken to see Lizzie, but Minnie is unable to dump Joan's keys. Meg finds Joan tied up in the shower block : she accuses Minnie.


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