Sonia makes a deadly deal with the Fellowes Gang. Judy and Cass are blamed for the kidnapping.

First broadcast ... 1984 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Tuesday 05 January 1999 04:40
DVD release: volume 28 disc 2 (AUS)
Duration: 0:45:04

Meg ~ Elspeth Ballantyne
Judy ~ Betty Bobbitt
Joan ~ Maggie Kirkpatrick
Colleen ~ Judith McGrath
Sonia ~ Tina Bursill
Cass ~ Babs McMillan
Bobbie ~ Maxine Klibingaitis
Reb ~ Janet Andrewartha
Myra ~ Anne Phelan
Doreen ~ Colette Mann
Phyllis ~ Reylene Pearce
Rick ~ Andy Anderson
Sarah ~ Fiona Paul
Gloria ~ Tottie Goldsmith
Mrs O'Reagan ~ Christine Calcutt
Ray Foster ~ Thomas Coltraine
Eddie Stevens ~ Norman Yemm
Fred Mears ~ Ian McFadyen
Les Birmingham ~ Christopher Barry

  • Written by David Phillips & Ray Kolle
  • Directed by Julian McSwiney
  • Ian McFadyen's name is misspelt in the credits, this time as "McFaden".

    Judy is threatened with the "new" high security prison at Blackmoor, the first time it is mentioned. Presumably this does not mean "newly built" as we will see when Rita Connors is transferred there in (666).

    Sonia stops Myra choking Gloria by pointing out that it's one of Joan's set-ups. When Gloria thanks her, Sonia says she was only concerned to help Myra out. Ray Foster phones Sonia to offer his "condolences" after Eddie's death and strengthen her suspicion of Rick by telling her that Rick was the last person to see Eddie alive. Colleen returns to work to a pile of unopened mail, presumably sympathy cards. Reb is interviewed by detectives Mears and Birmingham and incriminates Judy and Cass in the kidnapping. Meg tells the detectives she can't believe Judy was involved in any way. Sarah shows Joey off to the women, but takes her away from Cass when Phyllis tells Sarah of the kidnapping and her crimes. Doreen gets suspicious when she notices that Rick never seems to go home. The women offer their sympathy to Colleen, which send her racing off to the staff room for a vodka coffee: Doreen sniffs her cup while cleaning the staff room. Detectives Mears and Birmingham question Cass and Judy, who find out from them the accusations that Reb has been making against them. Judy tells the women that Reb has lagged. Myra promises to make Reb and Phyllis change their story. Sonia offers Myra some information: Gloria shouldn't even be in Wentworth as she's a witness for the prosecution in Myra's case. Under the circumstances, any attempt to get her would look like trying to fix her trial. Doreen gives Cass a drawing she's done of Rick . Myra thinks the way to get to Reb is through Sarah and Joey. Sonia refuses to go to Eddie's funeral and taunts Rick about his girlfriend's death. Meg sees Rick about to threaten Sonia physically. One of the detectives asks to talk to Sonia to offer his condolences for Eddie's death: when he meets her he passes her cyanide and tells her to poison Rick's food. She asks him to pass on to Fellowes that it will a "pleasure". Meg warns Rick that if she sees him giving the women a hard time again she will be forced to report it. Sonia tells Joan that she's being protected by Lionel Fellowes: Gloria overhears and tries to pal up with Sonia. Sonia refuses to play ball and tells Gloria she'll have to do something to earn her friendship. Colleen drowns her sorrows and is drunk by the time Meg gets home. Sonia asks Gloria to leave the kitchen while she's on duty and meet her in the shower block at 11 o'clock. Doreen steals Mrs O'Reagan's order book and takes the blame when it is found to be missing: Rick refuses to put her on a charge for it. Sonia gives Gloria a "laxative" to put in Rick's food, pretending that it's a way of getting back at him for trying to take advantage of Eddie's death to proposition her. Doreen sees Colleen taking a swig from her flask and raises her voice in greeting to Joan to alert Colleen to her approach. She then bumps into Colleen to lift the flask from her to stop her getting into trouble. Cass gets it from her and gives it back to Colleen, who interprets this as a deliberate attempt to humiliate her. Gloria goes into the cold store to dope a glass of milk and gives it to Rick.


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