Hannah is distraught by her detention at Wentworth; Reb is overcome by her `cocaine' trip; while Cass attempts to strangle Pixie.

First broadcast ... 1984 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Friday 22 January 1999 04:40
DVD release: volume 29 disc 1 (AUS)
Duration: 0:44:06

Meg ~ Elspeth Ballantyne
Judy ~ Betty Bobbitt
Erica ~ Patsy King
Joan ~ Maggie Kirkpatrick
Colleen ~ Judith McGrath
Ann ~ Gerda Nicolson
Myra ~ Anne Phelan
Rick ~ Andy Anderson
Reb ~ Janet Andrewartha
Bobbie ~ Maxine Klibingaitis
Pixie ~ Judy McBurney
Cass ~ Babs McMillan
Phyllis ~ Reylene Pearce
Jonathan Edmunds ~ Bryan Marshall
Hannah Geldschmidt ~ Agnieszka Perepeczko
Alice ~ Lois Collinder
Commonwealth Policewoman ~ Helen Burden
Ambulanceman 1 ~ Eric McPhan
Ambulanceman 2 ~ Peter Howard

  • Written by Ian Smith & Fay Rousseaux
  • Directed by Kendal Flanagan
  • "Jenny" and another background prisoner.

    After dismissing Joan from supervising the laundry because the women are having a "legit union meeting", Reb tells the women that Erica is coming to negotiate at her insistence. Cass reacts angrily to a casual remark by Bobbie, which isn't even directed at her. Reb tells Phyllis she expects her to get the drugs back from Judy and Myra. Pixie diverts Phyllis and Alice with a phony story about a diamond, and she overhears (as intended) Myra plotting to flush the dope down the toilet: Phyllis reports the news back to Reb. Reb runs to the shower block, and finds that Myra actually intends to force the dope down her throat. Reb freaks out and Alice and Phyllis have to keep her out of the officers' way. Reb is locked in for the night with Bobbie, and starts to rave. Ann plucks up courage to tell Jonathan about her mastectomy, and he tells her it doesn't matter to him. Rick has to rescue Bobbie from Reb's violent "trip". Ann has to leave Jonathan in bed, when Joan calls her back to Wentworth to see Reb: Reb is taken to hospital. Phyllis and Meg both have a complete change of personality. Ann informs Colleen that the hospital have ruled out cocaine as the drug Reb took and have pumped her stomach to do further tests. Erica arrives to negotiate over the strike . Jonathan changes Phyllis back to her old self. Hannah Geldschmidt, an East German illegal immigrant, is inducted on a charge of attacking a man . Erica agrees to the women's terms as stated by Judy and Myra, but cannot accept the claim for a 50% wage increase. Hannah reacts badly to the sight of the shower, but is reassured when Joan switches it on: Joan notices she has a number tattooed on her arm , and Hannah tells her the man she attacked was a Nazi. Erica concedes to Ann privately that the Department is prepared to increase the women's wages by 30% and if they accept that she feels the Department will accept their other demands. Pixie goes to Bobbie's cell to collect something from her locker, and while she is bent over Cass attempts to strangle her with a kettle flex, believing her to be Bobbie .


    Story Editor: Coral Drouyn
    Script Editor: Fay Rousseaux & Ian Smith
    Storyliners: Coral Drouyn, Alister Webb, Christine Madafferi, Ysabelle Dean

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