Two women become the victims of a poisonous snake at Wentworth. Colleen's family are at the mercy of Rick's enemies.

First broadcast ... 1984 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Sunday 27 December 1998 04:40
DVD release: volume 28 disc 1 (AUS)
Duration: 0:43:06

Meg ~ Elspeth Ballantyne
Judy ~ Betty Bobbitt
Colleen ~ Judith McGrath
Ann ~ Gerda Nicolson
Sonia ~ Tina Bursill
Minnie ~ Wendy Playfair
Cass ~ Babs McMillan
Bobbie ~ Maxine Klibingaitis
Helen ~ Caroline Gillmer
Reb ~ Janet Andrewartha
Phyllis ~ Reylene Pearce
Myra ~ Anne Phelan
Rick ~ Andy Anderson
Stanley ~ Brian James
Alan Desmond ~ Peter Craig
Kay Desmond ~ Sally-Anne Bourne
Dr Toohey ~ Tom Travers
Kevin Stansfield ~ Tiriel Mora
Sarah Webster ~ Fiona Paul
Henchman ~ Marcus Eyre
Jennifer Powell ~ Sarah Machin
Robert Powell ~ Robert Palmer
Patrick (Double) ~ John Devlin

  • Written by Lyn Ogilvy & Ian Smith
  • Directed by Steve Mann
  • Next morning Sonia asks Rick to check her cell, claiming to have heard something moving in the night and accuses the women of putting something in her cell. Kay refuses to believe Alan when he tries to tell her what her father was really like and refuses to change her statement to the police. Reb won't help Sonia by trying to find out who is tormenting her. Meanwhile, the snake moves on down the corridor from Sonia's cell . Sonia is scared by a hosepipe planted by Bobbie and Phyllis when picking up the laundry from one of the cells: she demands that Rick finds out who is doing this to her. Reb phones "Uncle" Kevin to give him details of the Glee Club outing. Meg looks in on Alan and Kay. Kay is hostile and suspects she is there at Myra's request to try to persuade her to change her statement. Kevin phones the minibus company pretending to be from Wentworth and finds out when the bus is leaving from there. Stan gives Bobbie back her mended Walkman, complete with a new tape from the Acoustic Chewies. Reb has to palm Phyllis off with as little information on the escape as she can get away with. Helen goes back to her cell to pick up her cigarettes and is bitten by the snake, and so is Meg when she goes to help her. Sonia starts laughing hysterically when Judy tells the women about the snake. Helen suffers more from the snake bite than Meg as she got most of the venom as the first to be bitten. She is transferred to hospital. Colleen tells Rick that Patrick is setting up his own garage business: he offers to be his first customer. Myra comes out of solitary and meets Judy in the laundry. Sarah Webster visits Reb to ask her to move the suitcase she left in her charge. Bobbie recovers the dead snake from the garbage. Ann challenges Colleen over her negative attitude to the Glee Club trip. The women present Stan with a retirement cake and he makes an emotional speech. One of the Fellowes gang follows Rick on foot to his house and plants a bomb under Rick's car. Judy has a chat with Myra, who is depressed that she will be in jail for the rest of her life and be unable to affect what happens to Kay. Sonia is locked in for the night and finds the dead snake draped over the clothes in her wardrobe: next morning she is found crouching on top of the sink unit in a trance. Patrick uses Rick's car to give the kids a lift to school. Rick receives a warning call about the bomb, but too late to stop the car exploding , killing Colleen's family .


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