Bobbie and Cass rush to Stan's aid, Camilla is given 24 hours to pay fifty parking fines, and Joan's pleasantness terrifies Sonia.

First broadcast ... 1984 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Tuesday 22 December 1998 04:40
DVD release: volume 27 disc 4 (AUS)
Duration: 0:45:10

Meg ~ Elspeth Ballantyne
Judy ~ Betty Bobbitt
Joan ~ Maggie Kirkpatrick
Colleen ~ Judith McGrath
Ann ~ Gerda Nicolson
Sonia ~ Tina Bursill
Minnie ~ Wendy Playfair
Cass ~ Babs McMillan
Bobbie ~ Maxine Klibingaitis
Helen ~ Caroline Gillmer
Mo ~ Bronwyn Gibbs
Reb ~ Janet Andrewartha
Camilla ~ Annette Andre
Meryl ~ Marilyn Maguire
Phyllis ~ Reylene Pearce
Stanley ~ Brian James
Rick ~ Andy Anderson
Eddie ~ Norman Yemm
Myra Desmond ~ Anne Phelan
Alan Desmond ~ Peter Craig
Kathy Silver ~ Tina Darby
Sister Kelly ~ Liddy Holloway
Terence Makin ~ John Shaw
Kelly ~ Karen Johnson
Policewoman ~ Maureen McInerny

  • Written by James Simmonds & Betty Quin
  • Directed by Ross Jennings
  • Cass and Bobbie come to Stan's rescue: Reb is knocked hard into a wall by Cass and they both help Stan to a cell to lie down and rest. The women hear Camilla Wells radio program about her dispute over a parking fine. Sonia is frightened by Joan's confusing new image and approaches Judy for help but Judy tells her she will have to look after herself. Rick finds Cass trying to revive Reb and Cass admits to him that she attacked Reb. Colleen is having financial trouble and is slightly cheered by the news of Erica's appointment. Cass is sent to solitary when she is unable to explain why she attacked Reb. Judy adapts "Mack the Knife" to mock Joan. Meg interrupts this virtuoso piece of hamming to tell Judy that Myra Desmond has said she can't help with Driscoll House. Stan tells Cass he will have to admit his health problems to Colleen to get her out of trouble. Judy phones Myra to try to persuade her to change her mind, and despite her own personal problems, Myra says she will visit the halfway house. Colleen thanks Stan for his honesty and tells him to release Cass from solitary. Joan wants it acknowledged that she will not be left alone with Sonia. Cass is let out of solitary. Reb is unrepentant, and is told she will be charged with the assault on Stan and sent to solitary when she recovers. Myra finds Driscoll House in a shambles. Sonia is on tray duty and asks Reb casually when she'll be out of the infirmary. Reb replies scathingly that she's only interested to have someone to cover her back. She tells Sonia she'll be trying to escape, but she'll make sure she fixes Stan before she leaves. Ann returns as Governor to Colleen's dismay. The women listen to Camilla Wells' radio talk show and her announcement she has refused to pay the fine and is going to jail. Mo asks for a phone call to contact Minnie's solicitor. Ann calls a staff meeting and tells the officers Camilla Wells is coming to Wentworth after refusing to pay her fine, and is to be given special treatment: for once the bitter cynical voice is Colleen's, not Joan's. Camilla is inducted at the same time as Meryl King, who is on a drugs charge and she kicks up a fuss about the disparity between their sentences. Mo is not impressed by Minnie's solicitor. Camilla demands to be treated the same as the other women and is given a single cell rather than being accommodated in isolation. Joan is questioned by Camilla when she shows her to her cell, and she fills in Camilla about her own days as Governor. Sonia calls Eddie in to help her, but he refuses to help her with her fears of persecution by Rick and Joan. Stan suggests the women start a Glee Club. Camilla is a bit overwhelmed by the attention she gets from the women in the rec room, but seems eventually to break the ice. Eddie asks Joan if he can see Rick and takes the opportunity to remind her that he is still looking out for Sonia's welfare. Meryl pals up with Sonia and confirms that Eddie is on the take. Joan is told that her resignation can be withdrawn, and Colleen sneers at Ann's gullibility. Camilla antagonises the women by telling them their crimes mean they don't deserve better treatment and shouldn't whine so much about their rights. Stan is allowed to stay at Wentworth, but with lighter duties and that he will have to be accompanied by another officer at all times. Colleen is annoyed that the job of telling him is passed on to her by Ann, and tells Meg she won't carry Ann any more: if she's not fit to do the job she shouldn't have come back to work.


    Script Editor: ...
    Storyliners: Alister Webb, Betty Quin, Ray Kolle, Coral Drouyn, Christine Madafferi

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