Joan disposes of Minnie, Anne gets some terrible news when she wakes from her operation, and Lizzie's friends bid her farewell.

First broadcast ... 1984 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Sunday 06 December 1998 04:40
DVD release: volume 27 disc 1 (AUS)
Duration: 0:44:53

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
David ~ David Waters
Phyllis ~ Reylene Pearce
Belinda ~ Jane Turner
Paul Reynolds ~ Paul Newman
Arthur Charlton ~ Roy Edmunds
Officer Radcliffe ~ Marion Dimmick
Officer Barry ~ Joy Westmore
Mr Thomas ~ Ray Hare
Linda Sweet ~ Taylor Owens
Nurse Murphy ~ Joanne Rankin
Miss Schumann ~ Ruth Jaffe
Officer Barfield ~ Delva Hunter
Woman Shopper ~ Elizabeth Rashliegh
Gate Guard Trevor ~ Brad Lindsay
Ruth Shaw ~ Mary Murphy

  • Written by Ian Smith & Lyn Ogilvy
  • Directed by Steve Mann
  • Considering his fate during the last episode, it's unlikely that David Bridges appears in this one! However Joyce (who was not beheaded) does not appear either (thanks Mark C).

    Colleen tries to calm Joan down and reminds her who is Acting Governor but Joan threatens to go direct to the Minister if Colleen will not take action to recover her keys. Minnie is at the hospital and worries that a cell search could be called in her absence. Colleen refuses to let Joan search Minnie's cell: Meg finds the keys almost immediately. [When did Minnie get the chance to hide them?] Sonia uses the spiked hand cream. Judy and the others are allowed in to see Lizzie, and she wants to know how Cass is. Lizzie remembers how she felt when she lost consciousness and says she saw Mum, Paddy, Mouse, Hazel and Maxine. On her return to Wentworth, Minnie is taken straight to see the Governor. She denies attacking Joan, but admits taking the keys. Colleen nevertheless charges her for both offences and sends her to solitary. Sonia tests Phyllis by asking her to try out the hand cream, which she does not hesitate to do. Minnie dips Joan's keys again as she puts her in solitary, just to annoy her. Pixie sees a social worker about work release, but is only offered menial jobs. Sonia recruits Phyllis to find out who spiked her hand cream. Colleen admits to Meg she doesn't believe Joan's accusation against Minnie. Sonia offers to cause trouble to advance Joan's position in return for goods and the top dog position. Cass gets upset when Minnie isn't around and gets in such a state that she convinces herself that Minnie has been transferred. Scott tells Colleen he's handing in his resignation to move somewhere else and start a new life with Petra. Sonia hands out some chocolates Joan has brought in: Judy stamps on hers. Ann sees the surgeon after her operation: she has been given a mastectomy. Pixie gets separated from Meg in a shopping mall during a visit for a job interview and wanders off on her own. Scott hands over the surgery keys to Joan: she uses them to get a bottle from the drugs cabinet. Pixie finds a wedding dress shop and delightedly tries on dress after dress. Bobbie catches a mouse, and Cass decides to keep it as a pet . Ann tells Wally she refuses to see Wally, even though he comes to the hospital to visit her. Pixie presents herself at the gate of Wentworth asking to be let back in: she tells the women she's been offered a part-time job at the wedding dress shop, though without telling them who she really is. Minnie is poisoned by the meal brought to solitary by Cass .


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