When the women humiliate Joan, she intends to get her revenge. Colleen can't cope with blackmail, and there's a nasty blow in store for the Major.

First broadcast ... 1984 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Tuesday 15 December 1998 04:40
DVD release: volume 27 disc 2 (AUS)
Duration: 0:45:20

Meg ~ Elspeth Ballantyne
Judy ~ Betty Bobbitt
Joan ~ Maggie Kirkpatrick
Erica ~ Patsy King
Colleen ~ Judith McGrath
Ann ~ Gerda Nicolson
Pixie ~ Judy McBurney
Sonia ~ Tina Bursill
Cass ~ Babs McMillan
Minnie ~ Wendy Playfair
Bobbie ~ Maxine Klibingaitis
Belinda ~ Jane Turner
Helen ~ Caroline Gillmer
Phyllis ~ Reylene Pearce
Rick ~ Andy Anderson
Reb ~ Janet Andrewartha
Off. Barfield ~ Delva Hunter
Det. Insp. Thorn ~ Peter Aanensen
Major Ferguson ~ Carl Bleazby
Rod Lewis ~ Keir Saltmarsh
Mr Schumann ~ Mark Zandle
Gary Wilder ~ Nick Waters
Detective ~ Greg Smith
Nurse 1 ~ Patrice Millar
Nurse 2 ~ Cindy Calvert
Taxi Driver ~ Bernard Blestell

  • Written by Ian Smith & Lex Van Os
  • Directed by Bill Templer
  • The cell numbering is rather different to the last time there was a cell shuffle. This time it there seems to be a 22, 23 and 24.

    Sonia tries to increase the women's dissatisfaction with Judy. Pixie is released from solitary as promised by Joan: she instantly senses the tense atmosphere in the rec room. New cell allocations are given out:- Judy is to share with Sonia, Reb with Pixie and Belinda with Helen. Rod sticks to his story, and Colleen is charged with culpable driving. [*] Minnie is worried that Cass has been put in a single cell, as Joan visits Cass to remind her through the spyhole of her cell of some of her recent misfortunes. As Joan leaves work, she tells Rick to keep an eye on Judy. Colleen gets Meg to come to the police station to bail her out. Helen hears Belinda talking in her sleep and reliving the accident that blinded her: the mention of Jerry Turner reminds Helen where she has seen Belinda before. Helen finds out it was Belinda who informed on him. When she arrives home and meets her father there, we can see that Joan's house is being watched by a man hiding in the shrubbery. Judy is told to keep the women in line for Major Ferguson's visit with a hint that Joan could still have Cass put away if anything goes wrong. Rick tells Meg her report is out of date, as Joan has restored privileges. Mr Schumann visits Pixie: he wants an explanation why Pixie stopped coming in to work, and what he can do to help get her work release re-instated. Reb gets a visit from her partner-in-crime Gary: he hands her a cigarette with a message written on the inside of the paper "GET READY I'M GOING TO GET YOU OUT". Joan has a visitor from the Department responding to Meg's report: to her dismay, it is Erica Davidson . Erica takes a tour of the prison and stops to sympathise with Judy over her sentence. She then takes over Joan's office to interview people in connection with Meg's report, starting with Meg herself. Ann leaves hospital. Judy tells Minnie what Joan's terms were. As an attempt to humiliate Judy further, Joan puts her on tray duty, but this allows her find out why Erica is visiting when she takes a tray to the Governor's office and she decides to embarrass Joan. The Major gets an anonymous phone call at Joan's house. Meg finds Joan's instruction to implement full security for her father's visit rather amusing at first until she realises Joan is serious. Ann tells Colleen she's resigning to look after Paul as the doctor says he may never walk again. Gary breaks into Joan's house after the Major has left for Wentworth. Erica talks to Pixie (who initially mistakes her for a new inmate!) and promises to try to have her work release resumed. Joan takes the Major and Erica to inspect the laundry: the women refuse to move out on Joan's orders. When Joan tries to put Judy in solitary and the others in solitary, Erica intervenes and sends Joan to her office while she talks to Judy. Judy tells Erica the "facts". Rod returns to Wentworth to talk to Colleen, but runs into Rick who heavies him into telling the truth . Erica reminds Joan that her position is only temporary. The Major returns to Joan's house, where Gary is waiting behind a door for him.


    Around a minute was cut from the Channel 5 broadcast of (424) at the point indicated by [*]

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