The women shave Angel's head; Lou pays Neville Sloane for the drugs he smuggled in; and Rob and Lou prepare another threatening letter in an attempt to extort Ann Reynolds.

First broadcast ... 1984 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Saturday 13 March 1999 04:40
DVD release: volume 31 disc 2 (AUS)
Duration: 0:44:57

Meg ~ Elspeth Ballantyne
Judy ~ Betty Bobbitt
Joan ~ Maggie Kirkpatrick
Ann ~ Gerda Nicholson
Myra ~ Anne Phelan
Reb ~ Janet Andrewartha
Stanley ~ Brian James
Bobbie ~ Maxine Klibingaitis
Marlene ~ Genevieve Lemon
Pixie ~ Judy McBurney
Lou ~ Louise Siversen
Angel ~ Kylie Foster
Phillip ~ Steve Kuhn
Edie ~ Marion Heathfield
Kerryn ~ Jill Forster
Lyle Davies ~ Barry Hill
Frances ~ Wanda Davidson
Neville ~ Jon Evans
Det. Insp. Rouse ~ Paul Karo
Det. Insp. Grace ~ Terry Gill
Det. Sgt. Johnson ~ Bob Halsall

  • Written by Ian Smith
  • Directed by Brian Lennane
  • The police guard on Ann's flat has been mutilated and is not expected to survive. Meg passes on Myra's information to the police, but they say they need to know her source. Reb greets Lou with a punch in the stomach, as she thinks it was Reb who lagged on her for having the knife. When Lou complains that Marlene has beaten her to it by starting a book, Reb suggests they let her do the hard work and just take the money from her when she's got it. However, she warns Lou she can't seem to be involved as she's trying to pretend to be a good girl. Stan returns home depressed after visiting Cass. Edie tells him an old friend has come to visit, but it's Nev who is waiting in the lounge. Marlene is pleased to be $13 ahead after the first races. Angel comes into the rec room shrieking at the women to look at what they have done to her and swearing to get them all for it. Nev tells Stan he wants him to suggest him as an assistant. Reb makes an approach to Myra to try to con her that she's changed. Inspector Grace interviews Angel to she if she can help identify Peter Wright's assailant, but she eventually slips up by referring to "Peter" when the police have only called him "Wright". Myra coldly ignores Angel when she throws a tantrum in her cell after lights out and tells her to grow up. Angel spits in her face, so Myra slaps her and tells her to clean up the mess she's made. Ann tells Meg that Dot is still in danger but is expected to improve. Angel apologises to Meg for what happens, but Meg replies she doesn't care what she thinks and warns her the women won't stop at cutting her hair next time. After she is left alone, Angel picks up a can of caustic soda and says to herself she can fight her own battles. Ann agrees to Stan's proposal to take on an assistant. Inspector Rouse tells Ann the constable found in her flat has died, and that he was his son-in-law. Lou and Fran heavy Marlene to hand over her takings. Ann announces the police will be interviewing all the women, but cannot tell them why. Nev finds Bobbie's dope plants under the shed. Joan supervises Lyle's visit to Kerryn and she roughly separates them when their hug goes on for too long. Kerryn still refuses to tell Lyle why she stole the money. Judy tells the women the police's questions make no sense and seem to imply that someone is out to harm Ann. Lou overhears Ann and Meg discussing the death threats, including details of the letters, and passes on the information to Reb. Nev passes the goods to Lou, which he'd brought inside in a manure bag. Bobbie overhears Stan telling Nev off for passing something to Lou. Pixie tells the women that Kerryn has been taken to the infirmary with a mysterious injury to her hands. Lou tries to stir up the women against Marlene when she says she can't pay up till the following day. Nev waits until he and Bobbie are alone in the shed then blackmails her to have sex with him or he will tell the Governor about the dope plants. Reb makes a ransom note demanding $50,000 or Ann will be killed.


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