Meg has a traumatic experience, while the women discover the truth about Angel.

First broadcast ... 1984 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Sunday 07 March 1999 04:40
DVD release: volume 31 disc 1 (AUS)
Duration: 0:46:21

Meg ~ Elspeth Ballantyne
Judy ~ Bobbitt
Joan ~ Maggie Kirkpatrick
Ann ~ Gerda Nicholson
Myra ~ Anne Phelan
Reb ~ Janet Andrewartha
Bobbie ~ Maxine Klibingaitis
Marlene ~ Genevieve Lemon
Dot ~ Alethea McGrath
Heather ~ Victoria Nicolls
Diedre ~ Anne Charleston
Angel ~ Kylie Foster
Joyce ~ Joy Westmore
Phillip ~ Steve Kuhn
Lou ~ Louise Siversen
Frances ~ Wanda Davidson
Alice ~ Lois Collinder
Ruth ~ Mary Murphy
Ray Proctor ~ Alex Menglet
Mrs Adams ~ Myrtle Woods
Stanley ~ Brian James
Neville Sloan ~ Jon Evans
Det. Insp. Rouse ~ Paul Karo

  • Written by Coral Drouyn
  • Directed by Kendal Flanagan
  • Meg tries to escape by kicking Peter Wright in the crotch, but he punches her in the face and ties her to the bed and gags her . He and his accomplice Trog then rape Meg. Phil tries to phone Meg but can't get an answer and tell Joyce she's "struck out". Heather is disgusted that someone has beaten up that "sweet little girl" Angel. Reb has a much needed haircut from one of the extras. Bobbie returns to the rec room marked with Angel's scratches: the women are appalled when she admits her attack on Angel. She says she isn't surprised - Angel told her no-one would believe her. Meg unties herself after her rapists have left. Marlene rejects Bobbie, and accuses her of being jealous of her for having a family that loves her. Bobbie takes the pills she had been given for the frame-up against Joan. Meg showers and tries to phone the police, but hangs up when she can't actually say the word "rape". Joan recruits Lou to find out the details of the plot against her: she offers to let Lou run any racket she likes and even says she can have a free go at Reb's mother. Meg calls Ann, asking her to come over to talk. She insists to Ann that she does not want to report the rape, after seeing how the police treated rape victims when she was a probation officer. Joan visits Reb in the night to threaten her and undermine her further by making Lou declare she has turned against her. Meg gets up in the middle of the night to have another shower. Ray returns to work in the kitchen while Mrs O'Reagan recovers. Joyce tells Ann that Angel lagged on Bobbie, and has found her grandmother's address in the file, so she's called her in. Lou seems interested in who has applied for the handyman job. Meg comes in to work, much to Ann's dismay, especially when she tries to deny that anything has happened to her. Lou trips Diedre, who immediately lags on her to Joan, who puts Lou on a charge. Judy returns from hospital. Joan lets all the women know that Angel lagged. Ray gives Marlene a cake for Marlene to give to Bobbie to make up with her. Inspector Rouse tells Ann that the man arrested for the bomb threat refuses to admit to sending the threatening letters: Ann asks his advice about her "daughter's friend" who has been raped. Myra and Judy decide to end hostilities when the news of Angel's lagging make them have second thoughts about her. Ann is horrified by Mrs Adams' assertion that Angel is one of the most "evil, despicable" people she knows and that Angel started the fire that killed her parents. Meg reacts furiously to Marlene's jokes about men. Joyce sees Angel's anger when she finds out that her grandmother has revealed the truth. Neville Sloan and Stan Dobson are the only serious candidates for the handyman job. Angel tells Joan that Heather planned the frame-up in return for protection. Bobbie is told her father and sister are coming to visit her. Stan gets Ann's recommendation for the job. No-one believes Angel's story and Myra announces that she is to be sent to Coventry. Joan sends Diedre to the laundry pretending that Reb wants to speak to her. Neville approaches Stan outside the prison to try to get him to drop out. Meg reacts badly when Phil grabs her arm. Joan tells Reb her mother is being bashed and tries to drag her along to watch. Judy and Myra prevent her, but when they hear Diedre is being bashed they leave Reb and go themselves to help Diedre.


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