Joan gloats over her victory as the women learn of Heather's dismissal. Meg's rape causes serious problems in her relationship with Philip.

First broadcast ... 1984 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Wednesday 10 March 1999 04:40
DVD release: volume 31 disc 2 (AUS)
Duration: 0:44:04

Meg ~ Elspeth Ballantyne
Judy ~ Bobbitt
Joan ~ Maggie Kirkpatrick
Ann ~ Gerda Nicholson
Myra ~ Anne Phelan
Reb ~ Janet Andrewartha
Bobbie ~ Maxine Klibingaitis
Marlene ~ Genevieve Lemon
Pixie ~ Judy McBurney
Dot ~ Alethea McGrath
Angel ~ Kylie Foster
Joyce ~ Joy Westmore
Phillip ~ Steve Kuhn
Lou ~ Louise Siversen
Stanley ~ Brian James
Edie ~ Marion Heathfield
Kerryn ~ Jill Forster
Cheryl Mitchell ~ Dior Deumer
Charlie Mitchell ~ Stewart Faichney
Mr Warren ~ John Proper
Mrs Warren ~ Eve Godly
Policewoman ~ Carolyn Kennett
Drunk ~ Bernard Blestell

  • Written by Sally Webb
  • Directed by Colin Budds
  • Thanks to Barbara for lending me her tape of the broadcast on Yorkshire TV 1994.

    Meg is disgusted with Phillip for his remark at the police station which seems to lend support to Peter Wright's defence of prior association with her. He begs her not to blame all men for what happened to her and when she doesn't respond, he leaves. Joan gloats that after the failure of their plot no-one would believe the women even if they came up with a genuine grievance against her. Ann rescinds the loss of visiting privileges, as she doesn't want Bobby to lose the chance of meeting her father. Stan returns home in uniform after his first day at work to a meal specially cooked by Edie in celebration. Lou protests to Joan that Reb has a knife, but Joan replies that she'd better take it off her if she doesn't want to get hurt. Ann calls on Meg at home as she doesn't feel safe at home: Meg tells her that she feels the same even after identifying her rapist in a police line-up. Reb catches Lou searching her locker after lights out, and holds the knife to her throat, asking if this is perhaps what she's looking for? Lou agrees to tell Reb whatever Joan is planning for her. Stan changes into workman's overalls in a public toilet on his way to work. Bobbie meets Stan and fills him in on what has happened to her since the last time they saw each other: he offers to visit Cass to see how she is. Reb asks Ann to have power of attorney transferred to her mother, and Ann gives permission for Reb to make an extra phone call to contact an old friend to ask him to keep an eye on her mother. Meg apologises to Phillip and confides in him that she was worried by a remark of Angel's that seemed to imply that Angel knew she had been raped. Reb tells Lou that her friend will have some dope plants smuggled in for them: Lou replies that if they could arrange for Nev to have the handyman's job they could get whatever they wanted. Joyce returns a set of keys to Ann that she found on the floor outside the rec room: Stan realises that they belong to him. Bobbie is visited by her father, but he soon loses his temper with her and slaps her face and calls her a slut: Joyce and Phillip hustle him out of the visiting suite. Judy gets a letter from Lori congratulating the women on their dance marathon record. Joan warns Lou to leave Stan alone, and orders her to start a scuffle in the garden later on that can be blamed on Reb: Lou demands in return that Joan should help with getting rid of Stan. Marlene looks for other things to bet on to get her and Bobbie a bit of extra money. Ann tells Stan the drier he fixed the previous day has broken down again. Marlene challenges the women to solve a puzzle of making nine matches into TEN, which Reb solves easily and takes the stake. Kerryn Davis is brought to Wentworth on a two year sentence for fraud, and Joan refuses her repeated request to be able to phone her husband. When the women discuss Meg's strange behaviour and mysterious bruises, Angel attempts to make them take notice of her by saying that she knows that Meg was raped: Myra makes her confess that she knows because it was one of her friends who did it. Ann also refuses to let Kerryn contact her husband and puts her to share a cell with Pixie. Dot makes Kerryn feel even worse with her tactless remarks. Angel tries to get Dot on her side, but Dot tells her she wants nothing to do with her. Stan pulls up the dope plants that Reb and Lou put in the garden as weeds, but Bobbie recovers one or two from the wheelbarrow. Lou starts a scuffle as arranged to give Joan an excuse to search Reb and find the knife, so she can have her sent to solitary. Bobbie puts the dope plants under the shed. Joan manages to shift the blame for the scuffle onto Stan. Dot finds her cell wrecked and her crochet pulled apart. Stan finds a letter inside a newspaper Ann gives him, which she brought into the prison herself. Joan takes Reb the "back way" up to solitary and tells her she's going to have a little "accident". When Joan tries to push Reb down the stairwell, Reb smacks her in the face and gives her a push, so it is Joan who goes over the bannisters . Reb is just about to stamp on Joan's hand to make her lose her grip when she has a flashback to Phyllis unconscious on the floor of the shower room . Instead of finishing Joan off, Reb runs away, leaving Joan dangling from the bannisters .


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