Colleen seeks an escape from her misery. Myra is confronted by her worst enemy.

First broadcast ... 1984 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Sunday 03 January 1999 04:40
DVD release: volume 28 disc 2 (AUS)
Duration: 0:45:08

Meg ~ Elspeth Ballantyne
Judy ~ Betty Bobbitt
Joan ~ Maggie Kirkpatrick
Colleen ~ Judith McGrath
Ann ~ Gerda Nicolson
Sonia ~ Tina Bursill
Cass ~ Babs McMillan
Helen ~ Caroline Gillmer
Bobbie ~ Maxine Klibingaitis
Reb ~ Janet Andrewartha
Phyllis ~ Reylene Pearce
Myra ~ Anne Phelan
Doreen ~ Colette Mann
Sarah ~ Fiona Paul
Rick ~ Andy Anderson
Eddie Stevens ~ Norman Yemm
Kay Desmond ~ Sallyann Bourne
Alan Desmond ~ Peter Craig
Gloria Payne ~ Tottie Goldsmith
Mrs O'Reagan ~ Christine Calcutt
Bert Gibbs ~ Reg Gorman
Ian Simpson ~ Mark Neil
Det Les Birmingham ~ Christopher Barry
Det Fred Mears ~ Ian McFadyen
Businessman ~ Adam Joseph
Uniformed Constable 1 ~ Rob McClelland
Uniformed Constable 2 ~ John Forsyth
Newspaper Reporter ~ Ian Gilbert
TV Newscameraman ~ Adrian Patterson
Barman ~ Barry Newton
Uniformed Policeman 1 ~ Mal Billings
Uniformed Policeman 2 ~ Peter Steven
Det. Insp. Clark ~ Ian Mumby
Alister Moody ~ Jeff Parks
Mick ~ Phillip Mushen ?
Tezza ~ Peter Cameron
Skeet ~ Jessica Norton

  • Written by Bryon Williams & Betty Quin
  • Directed by Ross Jennings
  • The women admire the officers' new khaki uniforms. Doreen sees Myra's suggestion of a Prisoners' Union as a way to extend her sentence. Kay tells Alan she can't have a party for her birthday as all her friends are ignoring her. He suggests she goes to visit Myra as a way of stopping her visiting Gloria as she wants to. Workmen arrive to install a PA system and Joan outlines the security arrangements to them. Detectives interview Colleen to find the connection between Rick and Eddie, but they are the corrupt detectives mentioned by Meryl King. Eddie Stevens' car is found run off the road. [This is obviously an economy version of the original idea, as Ann twice says later in the episode that his car was found "at the bottom of a cliff"] A news reporter appears on the scene and is told the identification of Eddie Stevens isn't for print just yet. Colleen asks Ann if she can return to work and is told she will be rostered on the following day. Colleen tells Rick about the visit from the detectives. Ann overhears and tells Rick the Department have ordered him to stay overnight in prison for his own safety. She wants to know what is going on after he has been warned. Doreen tries a sit down strike in the kitchen: this time it is Joan who catches her and she goes for Rick for help to remover her physically. Judy comes out of the infirmary and finds out about Minnie's transfer. Doreen is disappointed to get only cleaning duties for punishment. Kay visits Myra in prison, and tells her she is still seeing Gloria. Myra begs her to stay away from Gloria, but Kay refuses. Colleen buys a bottle of vodka from a bar at lunchtime when a businessman tries to chat her up. Ann tells Sonia that Eddie is dead: her reaction is cold and controlled when she asks if there were any suspicious circumstances. Sonia hints to Myra that she thinks Eddie was disposed of, but tells Myra she doesn't want her sympathy. Alan arrives home to find Gloria with Kay, and is told she is moving in. Sarah comes out of solitary, and the women find out that it's Reb who is responsible for her being inside. Joan overhears the women bargaining with Reb what she should say about the escape. Sonia suspects Rick of involvement in Eddie's death. Joan arranges another cell shuffle:- Reb with Phyllis; Sarah with Judy. Joan smiles to herself when she overhears Phyllis suggest to Reb that they should let Joan carry on thinking they are enemies. Phyllis offers to fix Joan for Reb, if Reb will say Judy had the gun. Gloria throws a party for Kay and Alan calls the police: cocaine is found and everyone there is charged. Eddie phones Rick to tell him he's undercover to nail Mears and Birmingham, the two corrupt officers. Alan visits Myra to tell her Kay has been charged and fined. Gloria is brought to Wentworth on a six week sentence and sees Alan leaving. Her comments allow Joan to work out the connection between Gloria and Myra. Colleen prepares a flask of vodka to take to work. Joan deliberately sets Myra onto Gloria: Myra lands her a resounding slap across the face then tries to throttle her.


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