The end of the fete spells disaster for some of Wentworth's inmates.

First broadcast ... 1984 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Wednesday 03 February 1999 04:40
DVD release: volume 29 disc 3 (AUS)
Duration: 0:44:31

Judy ~ Betty Bobbitt
Joan ~ Maggie Kirkpatrick
Ann ~ Gerda Nicholson
Reb ~ Janet Andrewartha
Dennis ~ Nigel Bradshaw
Bobbie ~ Maxine Klibingaitis
Pixie ~ Judy McBurney
Cass ~ Babs McMillan
Phyllis ~ Reylene Pearce
Rachel ~ Kim Trengove
Leigh ~ Virginia Hey
Lou ~ Louise Siversen
Ruth ~ Mary Murphy
Off. Riley ~ Kathy Gordon
Off. Bailey ~ Maureen Edwards
Sister Hall ~ Gael Andrews
Wally ~ Alan Hopgood
Dad "Bluey" Parker ~ Cliff Ellen
Albie Parker ~ Peter Finlay
Charlie Grayson ~ Darryl Pellizzer
Doctor Preston ~ Rod Densley

  • Written by Coral Drouyn & Ian Smith
  • Directed by Kendal Flanagan
  • Reb finds Joan and tells her she heard noises in the shed, but Reb realises that Myra has escaped through a boarded-up window. Joan is untypically dismissive and can't see anything funny, saying she will investigate after the fete is over. Charlie tells Cass he doesn't like the way she's been behaving and likes her the way she is. Bobbie tells Reb that Myra has already gone and there's nothing she can do about it. Albie refuses to give the plant pot back to Phyllis. Charlie proposes to Cass, but she says she'll be inside for years yet: he doesn't seem to mind that and so they are engaged. Dennis breaks up a scuffle over the plant and sends Bobbie flying. Joan sees Phyllis pick up a packet and confiscates it: Phyllis incriminates Reb by telling her she knew the scheme wouldn't work. Joan tells Ann about Bobbie's accident, Reb and Phyllis' drug dealing and the possibility that Myra has escaped. Joan calls an end to the fete and asks the visitors to leave. Ann demands to know from Reb and Phyllis how the drugs got inside. Myra's escape is confirmed by a head count and a visitor trying to get out without a pass. Wally tells Ann he was worried that Myra escaped as she was worried about Kay: she warns him not to get involved if Myra comes looking for him. Pixie belatedly realises she could lose her release if her involvement in the escape were known. Judy admits she knew about the escape, but Ann wants the names of the others involved. Joan tries to throw suspicion on Pixie, saying Myra must have changed in her tent. Dennis tries to explain to Cass that he didn't deliberately hurt Bobbie. Pixie is told she will be released next day. Ann overhears Joan complaining about her lack of authority and tells her in no uncertain terms that if she hears anything like it again, she will get her sacked. Joan refuses Phyllis' plea for protection. Ann visits Bobbie in hospital: the doctor tells Ann that Bobbie has lost her baby, but they haven't told her yet. Pixie is forced to make a farewell speech by Judy: she says she has made some good friends and will miss them. Judy is told about Bobbie and passes on the news to Cass and Pixie: Cass is already distressed worrying about Bobbie and rushes off to attack Dennis. Officer Bailey locks the security gate, but Cass reaches through and tries to throttle Dennis . He frees himself when Judy and Pixie pull Cass off from the other side. He asks for the gate to be opened, but Cass goes for him again and he has to subdue her with a karate chop. Pixie tells Judy she wants to stay inside and she will try to get herself put on a charge, but Judy persuades her she can cope. Reb corners Phyllis in the shower block and knocks her out with one of the statues from the fete. Joan tells Judy that Marie Winter is being transferred from Barnhurst and that Cass has been transferred to the state hospital for the criminally insane.


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