Sonia breaks down and reveals the secret of her past. Reb's plans to escape cause havoc with the Glee Club outing.

First broadcast ... 1984 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Tuesday 29 December 1998 04:40
DVD release: volume 28 disc 1 (AUS)
Duration: 0:46:04

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
Alan Desmond ~ Peter Craig
Kay Desmond ~ Sally-Anne Bourne
Det. Insp. Clark ~ Ian Mumby
Kevin Stansfield ~ Tiriel Mora
Roger Harris ~ John Bishop
Cheryl Harris ~ Kellie Broomhall
Mrs. June Harris ~ Sue Jameson
Off. Barry ~ Joy Westmore
Iris Moore ~ Judith Graham
Dr Weissman ~ Bryon Williams
Detective Halliday ~ Ron Strickland
Comm Lady No 1 ~ Elizabeth Wing
Comm Lady No 2 ~ Lola Russel

  • Written by Betty Quin & Ray Kolle
  • Directed by Steve Mann
  • Colleen runs to the door when she hears the explosion and is devastated to see what has happened. Sonia is taken to the infirmary in a state of shock. Ann considers cancelling the trip but Meg argues that non-one in the singing group need have been involved in trying to scare Sonia. Kevin phones the bus driver, telling him his daughter has been kidnapped. To have her released, he must stall the bus at a particular point. Rick tells the police he thinks Eddie Stevens was on the take and it was him who made the tip-off call. The police point out how illogical and inconsistent his story is, but Rick argues that Eddie couldn't have known about the bomb unless he was involved. Colleen pulls up the police officer interviewing Rick for telling him he was "lucky" - unlike her own family, whose fate he is shrugging off as just "unlucky". Ann and Meg agree that Sonia's complete collapse is difficult to understand. Rick phones Ann to tell her about Colleen's family. Meg has to take Colleen's place on the bus, and Joyce stands in for Rick: they are told they must be armed. Rick drives Colleen home: she tries to dismiss his insistence that she shouldn't go into the house on her own to collect documents, but finds she can't go through with it and he has to go in for her. The bus driver stops the bus as arranged pretending there is something wrong with the engine and the women are let off. Judy and Minnie stop Reb from getting away, and the driver is forced to drive on when Cass offers to help fix the engine. Kevin follows the bus. Rick takes Colleen to stay with Meg as she still has keys from the last time she lived there. Colleen refuses to see a doctor and is bewildered that she is unable to feel anything about her bereavement. The women arrive at the Church Hall for the contest, and the driver is concerned to know how soon they will be setting off back again. Ann points out the consequences of Rick's interference for Colleen's family. Bobbie tells one woman at the competition that Joyce is an axe murderer. Helen comes out of the infirmary and tells Myra that worrying about her kids isn't going to help either her or them. Myra reveals that Gloria originally came to her for help and she let her stay with her family as she had nowhere else to go. Sonia sees Dr Weissman: she blames Joan for leaving the snake in her cell to kill her. She also digs into her past and tells him about the death of her baby. The driver gets a message to Reb , which was left under the wheel of the vehicle by Kevin, along with some sleeping pills. Another group at the singing competition do a better job with "Old MacDonald". Alan visits and tells Myra that Kay has moved in with Gloria. The officers are given a flask of coffee for the trip back, which Reb dopes with the pills. Ann calls in to see Colleen and offer her condolences, advising her to express her feelings not bottle them up. Colleen thanks her through gritted teeth. The officers and the driver fall asleep: Reb leaves the bus and Minnie and Bobbie follow her. Phyllis arms herself with Meg's gun, but is outsmarted by Reb and Kevin driving off without her, so she takes the driver's daughter, Cheryl, hostage at gunpoint .


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