Myra is punished for scalding Gloria and the Freak is victorious once more. Pixie is high for her trial and there's a showdown to see who will be Top Dog.

First broadcast ... 1984 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Tuesday 12 January 1998 04:40
DVD release: volume 28 disc 3 (AUS)
Duration: 0:44:45

Meg ~ Elspeth Ballantyne
Judy ~ Betty Bobbitt
Joan ~ Maggie Kirkpatrick
Colleen ~ Judith McGrath
Ann ~ Gerda Nicolson
Rick ~ Andy Anderson
Reb ~ Janet Andrewartha
Sonia ~ Tina Bursill
Margo ~ Jane Clifton
Bobbie ~ Maxine Klibingaitis
Doreen ~ Colette Mann
Pixie ~ Judy McBurney
Cass ~ Babs McMillan
Phyllis ~ Reylene Pearce
Myra ~ Anne Phelan
Gloria ~ Totty Goldsmith
Kurt Renner ~ Ray Meagher
Ray Carter ~ Robert Morgan
Libby Blake ~ Rebel Russell
Mario Menotti ~ Candido Minnitti
Mr Hamlyn ~ Alan Knoepfler
Middle Aged Man ~ Brian Parker
Prostitute 1 ~ Kathleen Leahy
Prostitute 2 ~ Tracy Russell

  • Written by Ray Kolle & David Phillips
  • Directed by Kendal Flanagan
  • The screen of credits Ann/Rick/Reb/Sonia is shown twice.

    Doreen reports the accident in the kitchen. Judy says she knew something was fishy when Joan sent Myra and Gloria on kitchen duty. Joan tells Phyllis the Governor has been told that Gloria was to be witness against Myra at her trial, giving her another motive for the attack. Pixie sees her lawyer: he tells her Ralph has gone missing so he isn't able to back up her story. Phyllis tells Ann that Myra had said after the attack that Gloria wouldn't be able to talk now. Ann confesses that she's surprised by Phyllis breaking the no-lagging rule. She is also worried that Erica won't support her treatment of the go-slow. Renner tells Sonia he has grudge against Eddie for shooting him in the leg, so he intends to kill him personally, but until then he wants Sonia to be "nice" to him (by which he undoubtedly means "naughty"). Gino's brother Mario shows Bobbie to her new place working the streets. Judy doesn't believe Myra hurt Gloria and thinks Phyllis must have done it. Bobbie is harassed by two other prostitutes for moving off her allotted beat. Judy fails to convince Ann that Myra didn't injure Phyllis, as she's only arguing from her gut feeling and has no evidence. Sonia agrees with Renner that if Bobbie's as bad as everyone says then she'll have to go. Pixie tries to matchmake between Rick and Meg. Bobbie at last gets a customer. Joan asks for time off to go to Sydney with her father to see a specialist and is told that Colleen is coming back to work full time but not as Deputy Governor. Sonia warns Bobbie to improve her attitude or she won't be able to use her influence to protect her. Margo finds her cell trashed (presumably by Joan as she turns up on cue to gloat), but checks and finds her cocaine is still in its hiding places: inside a bar of soap and in a powder cannister. Meg invites Rick for dinner and Colleen arrives home early and joins them. Sonia has a visit from Libby Blake, her predecessor as Renner's mistress and sends her packing with the words "you're out, I'm in". Joan visits Myra in solitary to say she's going away on a trip but she looks forward to following the progress of Myra's trial in the newspapers. Pixie runs out of soap, checks Margo's toiletries and has a sniff at the cocaine: her eyes widen and she rattles off to the shower at top speed. Reb hears her apologise for knocking over the talcum powder and notes Margo's reaction. Meg tells Rick about the rumours Pixie is spreading about them. Colleen questions Gloria: she blames Myra and vows she will be at her trial to help have her put away. Reb arrives at the last minute: Reb is still euphoric about everything. Myra returns from solitary and Pixie is taken to court still under the influence. Judy begs Myra to see off Margo's bid for top dog. Margo finds all her cocaine is gone, and some of it has been replaced with talcum powder: she goes to find Myra in the laundry. Margo attacks Myra and accuses her of having her drugs stolen, but Myra gets the better of her.


    Script Editors: Ian Smith (442), Fay Rousseaux (442),(445)
    Storyliners: Coral Drouyn, Ray Kolle, Betty Quin, Christine Madafferi, Ysabelle Dean (442),(445), Alister Webb (445)

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