Bev continues to look for thrills inside Wentworth by frightening her fellow prisoners. Meanwhile, Joan's dismissal has far-reaching implications.

First broadcast ... 1984 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Tuesday 23 February 1999 04:40
DVD release: volume 30 disc 3 (AUS)
Duration: 0:43:52

Meg ~ Elspeth Ballantyne
Judy ~ Betty Bobbitt
Joan ~ Maggie Kirkpatrick
Ann ~ Gerda Nicholson
Myra ~ Anne Phelan
Reb ~ Janet Andrewartha
Dennis ~ Nigel Bradshaw
Bev ~ Maggie Dence
Bobbie ~ Maxine Klibingaitis
Marlene ~ Genevieve Lemon
Dot ~ Alethea McGrath
Heather ~ Victoria Nicolls
Joyce ~ Joy Westmore
Shane Munroe ~ Robert Summers
Nicky (Dog) ~ Himself
Ray ~ Alex Menglet
Diedre Kean ~ Anne Charleston
Mr Warren ~ John Proper
Mrs Warren ~ Eve Godley
Det. Kendall ~ Greg Smith
Alice ~ Lois Collinder
Frances ~ Wanda Davidson
Off. Slattery ~ Dorothy Cutts
Off. Radcliffe ~ Marion Dimmick
Geoffrey Johnson ~ John Murphy
Dr John Bishop ~ Rod Densley
Sister Hall ~ Gael Andrews
Gate Guard ~ Bryan Dolan
Scab ~ Rick Ireland
Spider ~ Shaunagh-Lyn Weaver
Policeman 1 ~ Paul Dawber
Policeman 2 ~ Bill Fozz
Officer ~ Jacqui Jackson

  • Written by Sally Webb & Andrew Kennedy
  • Directed by Steve Mann
  • Joyce mentions that a new area is to be converted as a visiting suite.

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    Bobbie knocks out a guard (with one kick of her plimsolls) and her absence is confirmed by a head count. Heather takes Dennis out for a meal in a Chinese restaurant and teaches him how to use chopsticks. Judy dismisses Dot's chest pains as malingering, even though Dot wants to know what from her what a heart attack feels like. Bobbie looks up her friends in her old haunts, but no-one is able or willing to help her. Bev seems intrigued by the idea of being top dog as a "new experience" she hasn't had and tells Myra she's going to take over - while idly playing with a pillow, which she holds as if preparing to smother her. Dennis sees Bobbie after leaving the restaurant with Heather, gives chase and catches her . Myra wakes in the night and lights up a cigarette, only to see Bev watching her from the other bed. Bobbie pleads with Dennis and Heather not to turn her in, but she is returned to Wentworth and put in solitary, where Marlene sees her next morning when she delivers her meal. Ray is carpeted for leaving Bobbie alone in the kitchen, even though he claims he locked the door when she left. He thinks he is being sacked, but Ann tells him he will be kept on until Mrs O'Reagan returns to work in a few days [but she never does, of course]. Det. Kendall tells Joan the charges against her will be dropped. Bev takes over the press, but is voted off again, but not without jabbing a pair of scissors into the bench close to Myra's hand. Ann tells Joan the Department have asked for her resignation, even though the charges are dropped. The women are told they will be allowed to go for the record attempt and the Department will match the money raised. Heather tells Joyce she thinks her report on the riot may have contributed to Joan's sacking. Joan accuses Heather of Joyce of hypocrisy for wishing her well. Diedre tells Reb her father's will has been read and has left her all his money - to the tune of $200,000, without any conditions. Shane meets Joan as she leaves work. Shane meets Joan as she leaves work having been bashed by his father. Dot is taken ill in the laundry and Bev uses her medical expertise to help. Joan persuades a doctor to photograph Shane's bruises as evidence. Dot is sent to hospital for tests for a suspected ulcer, just as Bev diagnosed. Marlene is visited by her mother and father and she asks them to find sponsors for the dance marathon. Joan sees a solicitor about custody, but is told she must get her job back to be considered seriously. Meg and Heather are overjoyed that Joan has been sacked. Over Meg's voiceover, Joan is shown at home in uniform unsure what to do apart from pouring herself a drink. Bev grabs Marlene by the throat in the laundry but lets her go after Marlene has described to her what it feels like. Judy is appalled by Bev's approach to be her assistant when she takes over as top dog and particularly her comparison with Judy's own "mercy killing" when she killed a patient for distracting her from her crossword. Frances and Alice are involved in the rackets if they will get Bev a selection of knives. Joyce tells the officers that the Union has declared a strike in support of Joan.


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