Tensions mount between Joan and Meg as the latter takes over as Deputy Governor; Rachel avenges the death of her dad; Rick is offered a job he can't refuse.

First broadcast ... 1984 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Saturday 30 January 1999 04:40
DVD release: volume 29 disc 3 (AUS)
Duration: 0:43:31

Meg ~ Elspeth Ballantyne
Judy ~ Betty Bobbitt
Joan ~ Maggie Kirkpatrick
Ann ~ Gerda Nicolson
Myra ~ Anne Phelan
Rick ~ Andy Anderson
Reb ~ Janet Andrewartha
Bobbie ~ Maxine Klibingaitis
Pixie ~ Judy McBurney
Cass ~ Babs McMillan
Phyllis ~ Reylene Pearce
Off. Barry ~ Joy Westmore
Dennis Cruickshank ~ Nigel Bradshaw
Leigh Templar ~ Virginia Hey
Lou ~ Louise Siversen
Mr Herdman ~ Norman Handcock
Rachel Milsom ~ Kim Trengove
Trevor Priest ~ Paul Young
Rachel (stunt double) ~ Sue Chong
Trevor (stunt double) ~ Glen Ruehland
Truck Driver (stunt) ~ George Novak
Magistrate ~ Arthur Barradell-Smith
Police Prosecutor ~ Christopher Steele
Defence Solicitor ~ Earl Francis
Policewoman ~ Tanya Siminow

  • Written by Fay Rousseaux & Lawrence Toma
  • Directed by Steve Mann
  • Meg tries to commiserate with Joan, but Joan turns on her and accuses Meg of leaking the story to the newspaper. Judy agrees to help Myra escape: Myra says she only intends to stay out long enough to help Kay then she'll give herself up. Judy suggest Myra could use the fete as a cover for her escape. Meg distributes materials for the women to make their various craft objects for the fete. Rachel calls round to Rick's late at night but flies off the handle at his suggestion she should prepare herself for Trevor Priest getting off fairly lightly. Myra tells a selected few about her escape plans. Meg sews the new pips on her jacket in the staff room. Ann warns the officers that glamour model Leigh Templar is to be admitted as a prisoner and given special treatment at the insistence of the Minister. Joan sneers at the women for their attempts to undermine her and orders Bobbie to find out who phoned Camilla Wells, if she wants to stay healthy "in her condition". Leigh Templar is brought to Wentworth charged with the murder of her manager: Joyce is flustered by dealing with a celebrity. Ann tells Meg that Joan has made an official complaint about her promotion. Leigh is horrified she has only one locker to put all her clothes in: she doesn't have to go to solitary as she already for 24 hours at the watch-house. When Leigh walks into the dining room, Reb tells Judy she'd better keep her hands off, as Joan seems to have staked her claim already. Rick is told he is to be moved to work as a juvenile crime counsellor. Reb surprises Leigh by recognizing the make of her designer clothes and Leigh finds she knows her mother. Myra suggests Judy should have a word with Leigh, when she sees her spending her time during exercise period talking to the officers. Rick tells Rachel about his new job. Judy gets ground glass in her porridge, courtesy of Reb as belated revenge for being fed drugs. Dennis Cruickshank begins as an officer : his previous work was in borstals in England. Joan sarcastically says he won't find it anywhere near as hard as discipline is virtually unknown at Wentworth. Bobbie takes an impression of the storeroom lock. At Trevor Priest's trial, Rachel is accused of hitting him at her father's funeral and generally made to look silly. Dennis is introduced to the women and later finds out at first hand about Joan's attitude to Meg's Deputy Governorship. Trevor Priest is found not guilty of culpable driving and gets only a fine and a two year driving ban on the drunk driving charge. Leigh finds the dresses in her wardrobe slashed. Joan unveils Cass's sculpture, which has been uglified and entitled FREAK (and is actually quite a good likeness ). Rachel overhears Trevor Priest inviting his solicitor out for lunch to "celebrate" outside the court: she drives straight at him and knocks him over: he gets up and falls in the path of an oncoming lorry .


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