While the women prepare a nasty surprise for Sonia, a poisonous intruder slithers into Wentworth. Reb gets a fitting punishment for sabotaging the pianola.

First broadcast ... 1984 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Saturday 26 December 1998 04:40
DVD release: volume 27 disc 4 (AUS)
Duration: 0:45:42

Meg ~ Elspeth Ballantyne
Judy ~ Betty Bobbitt
Colleen ~ Judith McGrath
Ann ~ Gerda Nicolson
Sonia ~ Tina Bursill
Cass ~ Babs McMillan
Minnie ~ Wendy Playfair
Bobbie ~ Maxine Klibingaitis
Helen ~ Caroline Gillmer
Reb ~ Janet Andrewartha
Mo ~ Bronwyn Gibbs
Camilla ~ Annette Andre
Meryl ~ Marilyn Maguire
Phyllis ~ Reylene Pearce
Stanley ~ Brian James
Rick ~ Andy Anderson
Myra Desmond ~ Anne Phelan
Alan Desmond ~ Peter Craig
Kay Desmond ~ Sally-Anne Bourne
Policeman ~ John Ramsay
Detective ~ Ian Sprake
Hitman 1 ~ Steve Millichamps
Hitman 2 ~ John Dank

  • Written by Coral Drouyn & James Simmonds
  • Directed by Bill Templer
  • Myra waits for the police to arrive. Alan says he and Kay will back her up and say she struck out in self-defence. Colleen is against the Glee Club applying for a singing competition. Myra is questioned by the police. Cass volunteers to put her farmyard experience to use and do the animal noises for "Old MacDonald". Reb offhandedly admits to Minnie that she ruined the pianola. Sonia finds her bed sheet slashed. Kay's statement to the police about what she saw and heard makes it look bad for Myra. Reb is treacle and feathered as a punishment for vandalising Stan's pianola . Colleen is alone in her opposition to the Glee Club trip at a staff meeting: Ann coldly reminds them all that it will ultimately her decision. Colleen tells Meg privately that she's so fed up she's looking for another job. Sonia tells Rick she got the information on Eddie from Meryl. The Department refuse Ann's request for permission for the Glee Club to attend the singing competition. Myra sees Ann after being inducted and Meg offers to visit Alan and Kay to make sure they are all right. Mo and Camilla are released, in Mo's case because the VJ's decision was reversed by order of the Department. Reb asks Phyllis to get her into the singing group, but Phyllis demands to be in on it if she's planning to escape. Rick visits Meryl after her release: she asks him to come back later to give her time to get rid of a non-existent "friend" (which probably means customer). Reb apologises to Stan to suck up to him as a way of getting into the singing group: he tells her she can join as far as he's concerned, but the women will have to agree to it. Rick returns to find two thugs waiting for him, who have been called by Meryl. He gets away but the gunmen shoot Meryl (which they probably would have done anyway). The Department changes tack and gives approval for the Glee Club's trip: Colleen asks for her disagreement to be officially recorded. Reb talks Cass round, and Judy follows suit. Ann tells Rick the police have complained to the Department about his investigations, so he must not interfere any more, even though she has been given no actual details of what he is supposed to have done. Cass thanks Stan for sticking up for her to Meg, after she has overheard the two of them discussing the killing of the officer at Barnhurst. A snake approaches Cass as she works in the garden. Sonia finds a dummy hanging in her cell with a note reading GUESS WHO DIDN'T PAY UP? (... but who put it there?). Rick has little sympathy and tells Sonia that Meryl has been killed, and the heavies would have killed him too. Cass inadvertently carries the snake inside in an old doctor's bag she uses to transport a pot plant Stan has said she can keep in her cell. Colleen is forced to go on the Glee Club trip when Ann tells her she wants a senior officer to go with the women. Cass bumps into Colleen and is put on a charge so she can't go on the trip: Stan persuades her to drop the charge. Rick tells Meg he saw who killed Meryl but he is going to deal with it in his own way as he doesn't know who he can trust in the police any more. Rick ignores Sonia's claim to have heard something moving around in her cell and locks her in for the night: the snake has made its way under a sink unit - but in whose cell?


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