Eddie risks his life to rescue Sonia and Bobbie. In Sydney, Joan relives the saddest experience of her life. Myra realises that the cards are stacked against her at her trial.

First broadcast ... 1984 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Wednesday 13 January 1998 04:40
DVD release: volume 28 disc 4 (AUS)
Duration: 0:45:42

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
Gloria ~ Totty Goldsmith
Bobbie ~ Maxine Klibingaitis
Doreen ~ Colette Mann
Pixie ~ Judy McBurney
Cass ~ Babs McMillan
Myra ~ Anne Phelan
Diana Hardy ~ Julia Gardner
Kay Desmond ~ Sallyanne Bourne
Alan Desmond ~ Peter Craig
Prosecutor ~ Colin Vancao
Defence ~ Steven Lane
Major Ferguson ~ Carl Bleazby
Audrey Forbes ~ Marianne Collopy
Eddie Stevens ~ Norman Yemm
Kurt Renner ~ Ray Meagher
Gino Menotti ~ Bill Pearson
Jack Gordon ~ Glennen Faye
Middle-Aged Client ~ Bruce Knappett
Teenage Boy ~ Rodney Bell
Bruce Harvey ~ Brian Granrott
Mechanic ~ Danny Lilford
Policewoman ~ Trish O'Sullivan
Driver ~ Four Wood

  • Written by James Simmonds & Andrew Kennedy
  • Directed by Godfrey Philipp
  • Meg stops the fight and takes Myra and Margo to Ann. Meg's view of the incident was that Myra attacked Margo and Margo didn't retaliate, so Myra is sent back to solitary for 24 hours. Bobbie gets money towards a plane ticket from a customer when he finds out she has been forced into prostitution. Margo is put to work in the kitchen and tries to take the credit for having Myra put in solitary. Reb lets Margo know she's got her cocaine, but will only return it for a greater than half share in the business. A new remand prisoner is put in uniform and sent to work in the laundry, so the women put her straight about her rights. Colleen asks to be reinstated as Deputy Governor but Ann asks her to wait a few more weeks before taking on the responsibility. Myra sees her solicitor: he isn't happy with her getting herself put in solitary so she explains how things really work in prison and tells him she was set up. Bobbie meets a young man called Jack while waiting for customers. A workman arrives to fix the press. Judy tells Colleen about the mistake over the remand prisoner Diana. Margo steals pepper from the kitchen. Pixie returns from court with six months extra for escaping. Meg is told to pass on a message to Cass that her brother is ill. The new prisoner is transferred: Judy suspects this is only to cover-up for Meg's mistake. Bobbie tells a boy he's far too young for her and gives him his money back. Margo creeps up behind Cass and rubs pepper in her eyes: Judy finds a pink handkerchief on the floor. Kay visits Gloria in hospital: Gloria says she'll be scarred for life and she never wants to see any of Desmond family again. Doreen asks Judy to give the handkerchief to her and she'll work out who it belongs to. Joan takes her father for his test then visits the grave of Audrey Forbes and has a flashback to their love affair while she was an officer and Audrey a prisoner. Rick meets Eddie and agrees to pass information from Eddie about Sonia and Bobbie, but to Inspector Maynard in person only. Renner shows Sonia a newspaper article about Libby Blake's murder ("CALL-GIRL FOUND SLAIN!" though the picture appears to be someone else). Reb reclaims her handkerchief after Doreen leaves it in plain view in the rec room: Doreen lays into her for peppering Cass. Rick is outside but arrives too late: Doreen claims the noise was on the television. Margo's snide comments make Reb realise that it was her who attacked Cass. Eddie turns up as one of Bobbie's customers and gives her a message to pass on to Sonia. Joan's flashback continues: she swears to protect Audrey but finds her dead, killed by the other prisoners. She wakes up from the nightmare, smashing a glass of water at her bedside. Reb lets Margo know she knows she peppered Cass and pays Doreen back by pouring porridge down inside Doreen's shirt: Doreen grabs Judy's porridge to return the favour but spills it on Rick's uniform. She fears she will get an extra charge this time when she's nearly due for release and doesn't want one. Myra's trial takes place in the corner of a very small room . Sonia comes to see Bobbie, but is called away to meet Renner, who hints to her that she asks far too many questions for his liking and suspects she has her eye on his business. Myra gives evidence: she tells most of the story but doesn't tell the court what her husband said about Kay which made her hit him. Kay's own evidence makes it look bad for Myra.


    Another Sydney landmark featured in this episode is the fountain in the square where Bobbie meets Jack , which is the El Alamein fountain in the King's Cross area.

    Script Editors: Fay Rousseaux
    Storyliners: Coral Drouyn, Ray Kolle, Betty Quin, Christine Madafferi, Ysabelle Dean, Alister Webb

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