Angel is furious when one off her tricks fails. Ann receives another nasty letter. And Bobbie tries to injure Neville Sloane.

First broadcast ... 1984 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Sunday 14 March 1999 04:40
DVD release: volume 31 disc 2 (AUS)
Duration: 0:43:57 (Unusualy this episode has only five sections on the DVD rather than six)

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
Joyce ~ Joy Westmore
Lou ~ Louise Siversen
Phillip ~ Steve Kuhn
Lyle ~ Barry Hill
Tim ~ Dale Burridge
Diedre ~ Anne Charleston
Neville ~ Jon Evans
Sarah Higgins ~ Nell Johnson
Officer Brown ~ Geraldine Girvan
Officer Slattery ~ Dorothy Cutts
Peter Wright (facsimile) ~ Andy Meldrum
Waiter ~ Peter Cameron
Kerryn ~ Jill Forster
Angel ~ Kylie Foster

  • Written by Fay Rousseaux
  • Directed by Brian Lennane
  • Sarah's Higgins' remark about "favours" is to set up a storyline that isn't picked up until (492)

    The "facsimile" credit is a mystery - unless it's a mistake for the stunt person pretending to be Bobbie?

    Marlene admits to Pixie she's scared that she hasn't the money to pay her punters, but she has a brain-wave: Pixie will lift the money from the pockets of whoever has it. Phil insists that Meg breaks her dinner date with Ann and goes out with him instead. Lou starts selling booze and fags, but tells Myra she isn't getting it in through Joan. Pixie bumps into Lou in the rec room and lifts what's in her pocket but it's only a chocolate bar. Angel puts caustic soda in Myra's toothpaste and shampoo. Joan catches her in the act and Angel stabs Joan in the stomach with a pair of scissors . Pixie tells Marlene about her "landlord" giving her presents in return for "services". Meg is unhappy in the restaurant and Phil asks for the waiter to wrap up their food to take out. With the help of Bobbie and a kettle of "boiling" water, Marlene gets her money back from Lou. Bobbie thrusts the kettle at Lou to demonstrate that it's cold. Lyle is puzzled and asks his son Tim if he knows why Kerryn committed fraud, but he just says they have to trust that she had a good reason. Joan is shown bleeding slumped behind a cell door . Judy noodles at the piano in the rec room and writes "Pixie's song" : Myra asks if she's going to put words to the tune, but Judy says "none she'll ever see". Meg tells Phil she can't cope with her feelings. Judy can't get her cell door open as Joan is propped up behind it: Joyce is present to get help for her. Lou and Reb speculate about who stabbed Joan. Judy and Pixie find their shampoo bottles melting: the ones that Angel has laced with caustic soda. Myra and Judy manage to get to Marlene in time to stop her using the shampoo that she's borrowed from Pixie. Meg catches Angel in a corridor and tells her to come with her to the shower block: Angel punches her and gets away. She runs to her cell and gloats about the damage she's done to Meg, Joan and Marlene: her sppech becomes increasingly fractured and it becomes clear she is cracking up, and she ends up hiding in a corner chanting "I'm sorry" over and over again. Officer Slattery tells Joyce that Joan will be all right. Kerryn tells Pixie she's going on hunger strike until the authorities let her see Lyle in a private visit. Visiting Justice Sarah Higgins discusses Bobbie's case with Ann and agrees to be lenient with Bobbie as "a favour" for Ann. Ann's face shows that she is surprised by this and Ms Higgins' implication that she will call in the favour some day. Marlene rubs Lou's nose in it by paying her debts in front of her. Lou takes it out on Kerryn by heavying her while she's doing a laundry pickup. Bobbie is surprised to get a suspended sentence for thirty days but Ms Higgins' "favour" doesn't extend to Reb, who gets 18 months. Nev slips Lou's ransom note into the prison mail while Officer Brown has her back turned. Pixie gets a letter from Mr Schumann saying he's running the shop on her own. Diedre visits Reb. Kerryn is told she will be allowed conjugal visits because of "the state of her health". Ann finds the ransom note hidden in her post. Bobbie is forced by Nev to have sex with him again: Stan catches them afterwards, but seems to believe Nev's claim that it was Bobbie's idea. Ann shows the note to the officers on duty: Joyce says it wasn't there when the mail was delivered, so they all conclude the note came from inside the prison. Marlene finds a spider on her hand when she goes in someone's wall cabinet. Bobbie decides to take action and drives a tractor straight at Nev, colliding with the side of the shed and sending Stan (who is inside) flying.

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