Bev commits suicide, the strike finally comes to an end, and Joan returns to Wentworth.

First broadcast ... 1984 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Saturday 27 February 1999 04:40
DVD release: volume 30 disc 4 (AUS)
Duration: 0:43:31

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
Lou ~ Louise Siversen
Off. Radcliffe ~ Marion Dimmick
Off. Slattery ~ Dorothy Cutts
Angela ~ Kylie Foster
Diedre ~ Anne Charleston
Major ~ Carl Bleazby
Shane ~ Robert Summers
Phillip ~ Steve Kuhn
Gladys ~ Di O'Connor
Rita ~ Jenny Seedsman
Marion ~ Taylor Owens
Vera Rodgers ~ May Howlett
Frank Bolton ~ Terry Emery
Norm Barry ~ Bill Johnston
Sister Hall ~ Gael Andrews
Nursing Sister ~ Wendy Damien
Nurse ~ Nancy Finn
Policeman ~ Fred Galliver
Injured Youth ~ Craig Jenkins

  • Written by Sally Webb
  • Directed by Colin Budds
  • After wiping it, Bev gives the knitting needle to Judy to give it back to Dot, pretending to have found it on the floor. Meg notices blood on Bev and takes her to Sister: Judy and Myra are dubious about Bev's story that she caught her hand on a coat hanger. Bev takes the opportunity while the Sister's back is turned to steal a hypodermic. Judy returns the needle and Dot finds blood on the handle of her locker: after opening the locker tentatively, they find there is no body inside. One of the social workers tries to humour Dot and Judy when they say they are looking for a body, so she feels under Dot's bed and screams when she finds Rob's body hidden there. Ann and the social workers search the prison for Bev. When she hears that the social worker was stabbed, Judy tells Ann about the knitting needle and hands it over. When they find Bev, she is leaning casually against a wall in the corridor. When they try to arrest her, she injects herself with an empty hypodermic to give herself a heart attack . Heather has returned home and hears on the TV news that a man has died at Wentworth and assumes it is Dennis. The social workers decide to leave, though Phillip decides to stay on. Frank Bolton visits Joyce wanting to take advantage of the situation: Joyce resigns as Union officer in disgust. Phil invites Meg for a meal, but she is flustered by his attentions. Joan tries to insist that her reinstatement is top of the list of demands she is to read to the press, but is forced to follow orders from the Union official and read out a genral statement about improved pay and conditions. Heather's mother tries to give up her job now she's found a "nice young man". Ann is informed the Union is prepared to return to work, though there are a still a few details left to settle: Meg wonders if Joan's reinstatement is one of them. Meg declines Phillip's invitation so he gives her his phone number if she changes her mind. The Major points out to Joan that she is optimistic in expecting help from the Union. Phillip talks to Bobbie, and reminds her that they have met before. He tells her of her mother's death, and asks permission to come again and visit her. Angela Adams is admitted on a six week sentence on forgery charges: Heather takes pity on her when she claims her boyfriend made her do it. Ann interviews Angela and says she is naive rather than stupid to have followed her boyfriend's orders. Diedre dons a white coat and sun-glasses while visiting Reb (which makes her look more conspicuous than ever: how many doctors would be wearing sunglasses on duty?) Angel tells the women that her parents died in an accident when she was twelve and her grandmother died a couple of years ago: Lou snidely remarks that Judy will look after her. Diedre knocks out the policewoman on duty and gets Reb out of hospital in a wheelchair. Myra explains Lou's remark to Angel and tells her not to be afraid of Judy, as she wouldn't force herself on anyone. The dance pratice is interrupted when Joan returns to work and sneers that they didn't expect to see her again.


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