Myra is knocked unconscious by Margo. Pixie confesses to Ann that she accidentally killed a man. Rick is hijacked by Detective Mears.

First broadcast ... 1984 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Sunday 17 January 1999 04:40
DVD release: volume 28 disc 4 (AUS)
Duration: 0:43:42

Meg ~ Elspeth Ballantyne
Judy ~ Betty Bobbitt
Joan ~ Maggie Kirkpatrick
Colleen ~ Judith McGrath
Ann ~ Gerda Nicolson
Myra ~ Anne Phelan
Rick ~ Andy Anderson
Reb ~ Janet Andrewartha
Margo ~ Jane Clifton
Bobbie ~ Maxine Klibingaitis
Pixie ~ Judy McBurney
Cass ~ Babs McMillan
Phyllis ~ Reylene Pearce
Alice ~ Lois Collinder
Frances ~ Wanda Davidson
Jonathan Edmunds ~ Bryan Marshall
Det Mears ~ Ian McFadyen
Doctor Small ~ James Taylor
Policewoman ~ Susan O'Neill

  • Written by Coral Drouyn
  • Directed by Julian McSwiney
  • Myra takes the place of Sonia in the opening mugshot sequence.

    No wonder Det Bermingham finds it so easy to get access to Rick's car: he seems to have left it parked outside the prison unlocked and with the window wound right down. .

    Judy gently tries to hint that she knows Meg is behaving oddly, but her offer of help is rebuffed. Reb tries to find out when Margo is getting more drugs in. Ann tells the officers that a psychiatrist is coming to Wentworth to do a research project in behaviour modification. The women hear a TV news bulletin with two items about Wentworth back to back: Bobbie's recapture by Joan and Sonia's car being found abandoned. Judy confides in Myra over her worries about Pixie thinking she'd killed Ralph: Phyllis hovers nearby to earwig as much as she can. Meg finds out her memory loss is due to the sleeping pills she has been taking. Phyllis is threatened by Margo, so she offers to tell her what she's overheard about Pixie. Ann meets the new psychiatrist, Dr Jonathan Edmunds, who she knew twenty years ago. he won't tell her anything about the methods he will be using and asks her for dinner to seek her advice on suitable subjects. Myra tells Colleen they are not working even though the faulty drier has been fixed. Bobbie returns to Wentworth with Joan. Pixie admits to Judy and Myra that Ralph's wallet wouldn't have been on his body as she threw it away, so he may not have been identifiable. When Cass hears from Joan that Bobbie has been returned and put in to share with Margo, she goes to find her and tells her what happened to Sonia. Joan brushes aside Rick's congratulations on her bravery, and says she suspects he must have know Eddie was alive and probably where Sonia and Bobbie were in hiding too. Meg explains to the women about the adverse reaction for the medication she'd been taking. Inspector Maynard comes to Wentworth to tell Rick he wants him to be bait for Detectives Mears and Birmingham: he is eager to cooperate even before he hears that the explosives used to blow up his car were traced back to them. Margo gets more stuff in after a visit from her sister and gives Phyllis some laxative chocolate to give to Cass. She also wants her to take one of Reb's socks to make a cosh to use on Myra, but Reb is outside the cell listening. Cass passes on the chocolate to Bobbie as she's missed buyup. Margo upsets Pixie by telling the whole rec room about Ralph, then tries to blame it on Reb. Myra goes after Reb to try to persuade her not to break the strike. Margo comes up behind Myra and knocks her out with the cosh. Dr Edmunds gets very personal during his dinner date with Ann, even confessing that he should have married her. The cosh is discovered in Margo's cell, not in Reb's. Bobbie passes the chocolate on to Judy as a present and it takes effect after she has been locked in for the night. Joan tells the women Margo has been transferred to Blackmoor. Rick makes a phone call to Inspector Maynard, knowing the line is tapped (and talking extra clearly for good measure). Reb claims Margo's assets - including Phyllis - and takes over the strike. Pixie meets Dr Edmunds and, assuming he is a police officer, confesses to Ralph's murder. Bobbie sees Phyllis collecting buyup goods from the cells in the skip. Rick is kidnapped by Mears and Birmingham.


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

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