Cass is shattered at the cruel loss of her only friend, and Sonia is viciously attacked. Joan succeeds in her efforts to bring about the downfall of Meg and Colleen.

First broadcast ... 1984 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Wednesday 09 December 1998 04:40
DVD release: volume 27 disc 1 (AUS)
Duration: 0:45:36

Meg ~ Elspeth Ballantyne
Judy ~ Betty Bobbitt
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
Phyllis ~ Reylene Pearce
Belinda ~ Jane Turner
Helen ~ Caroline Gillmer
Officer Radcliffe ~ Marion Dimmick
Ruth Shaw ~ Mary Murphy
Officer Bailey ~ Maureen Edwards
Mr Schumann ~ Mark Zandle
Mrs Taylor ~ Amanda Halifax
June Taylor ~ Meredith Campbell
Sister Kelly ~ Liddy Holloway
Rod Lewis ~ Ken Saltmarsh
Passerby ~ Barry Branchflower
Elderly drunk ~ John Kapewell
Elderly drunk (stunts) ~ Glen Rueland
Stunt Driver (Colleen's) ~ Phillip Brock
Nurse ~ Gael Andrews

  • Written by Coral Drouyn & Ray Kolle
  • Directed by Kendal Flanagan
  • Cass promises "Snoopy" she'll find out who murdered him and kill her. The women are let out of the rec room: Marge has been sent to solitary. Sonia says to Joan that she got what she wanted so what will she do to pay her back? Joan tells her she can expect no favours. Cass flings a chair at Joan when she opens her cell door to let Pixie back in, so Pixie is put in to share with Sonia for the night. Meanwhile, Cass wrecks her cell. Joan admits she's contacted D block on her own authority to tell them to send over some male officers to help with the disturbance: Colleen tells her to cancel them. Minnie calms Cass down so Sister Kelly can tranquillise her. Pixie finds the stolen goods in the bottom of Sonia's locker. Cass is taken to isolation and strapped to her bed: Joan takes advantage of her confused state to tell her that Minnie is to blame for her situation . Minnie returns to the women and finds out that Cass had become upset after finding her mouse dead and that Joan is now Deputy Governor. Colleen announces tighter security including the cancellation of work release: when Pixie points out she wasn't involved in the disturbance she is allowed to go after all - especially when Joan speaks up against it. Sonia offers to give the women credit when the women refuse to buy her goods on the grounds that they are broke. Judy packs up Lizzie's things: Sid's photo cues a voiceover flashback. Minnie tells Judy she ought to take over as top dog because only she can command the women's support. Pixie starts her job and she meets her new boss when she and Mr Schumann try to sell each other a wedding dress, which gives her the opportunity to thank him for giving her a chance to prove herself. Wally visits Ann to tell her he's leaving town. Cass rejects Minnie for lying to her that they wouldn't put restraints on her, so Minnie complains to Colleen about Cass's medical treatment. Colleen orders Joan to remove Cass's restraints , which Joan does with a smug smile as she evidently expects it to go horribly wrong. Phyllis finds Sonia's mirrored wall cabinet broken as she (and others) come to buy goods. Helen explains to Bobbie that she's just bought some of the goods from Lizzie's hamper, which was supposed to be a gift for all of them. Colleen finds out the real reason for Cass's outburst and she and Meg agree that it could well have Joan who killed the mouse. Minnie orders the women not to buy anything else from Sonia. Cass is returned to the women, but snubs Minnie. Sonia tells Joan about Minnie's medical tests. Ann agrees to see Wally and they make up. Sonia is stabbed in the back with a piece of her broken mirror . Minnie's test results come through: Colleen tells Joan as she is leaving work that she wants to see her about them first thing next morning. On her way home, Joan sees Colleen run over a wino, then drive off when he staggers away. She follows and finds two witnesses to the accident, and the (now dead) wino. Joan makes an anonymous call to the police.


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