Lou is shocked to find herself facing a charge of accessory to murder. Pixie takes evasive action when she discovers that Judy loves her.

First broadcast ... 1984 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Tuesday 16 March 1999 04:40
DVD release: volume 31 disc 3 (AUS)
Duration: 0:45:21

Meg ~ Elspeth Ballantyne
Judy ~ Betty Bobbitt
Ann ~ Gerda Nicholson
Myra ~ Anne Phelan
Reb ~ Janet Andrewartha
Pixie ~ Judy McBurney
Stanley ~ Brian James
Bobbie ~ Maxine Klibingaitis
Marlene ~ Genevieve Lemon
Lou ~ Louise Siversen
Phillip ~ Steve Kuhn
Edie ~ Marion Heathfield
Kerryn ~ Jill Forster
Lyle ~ Barry Hill
Alice ~ Lois Collinder
Neville ~ Jon Evans
Det. Insp. Rouse ~ Paul Karo
Mike Wyler ~ Stephen Hutchinson
Loutish Youth ~ Rick Ireland
Detective No. 1 ~ Glen Ruehland
Detective No. 2 ~ James Patrick
Detective No. 3 ~ Helmut Jensen
Ticket Collector ~ Brian Worth

  • Written by Coral Drouyn
  • Directed by Steve Mann
  • Nev picks up the bag from Rosewood station on the Frankston Line.

    The freeze frame on Lou at the end is a rare non-cliffhanger example.

    Stan and Nev share responsibility for the tractor accident, but Bobbie is still punished. Marlene gets no sympathy for her arachnophobia, and Pixie says she will catch the spider. Inspector Rouse says the letter could be a lucky break as it may have fingerprints which will identify the person inside the prison who is helping the extortionist. Pixie shows her extensive knowledge of entomology and is upset when Joyce takes her pet "Henry" away. Bobbie tells Stan she is worried that she is getting in so deep that she will never get out of prison. Stan slaps her and Bobbie tells him she wishes he was her dad [so how is that different from her real father?] Meg assumes that Phil is just being kind to her to build up her confidence and is alarmed by his profession of his feelings for her. Nev interrupts and so finds out about this and that Meg is staying at Ann's place... Marlene decides to use her profits to buy a bunch of flowers for Dot, but isn't able to answer Meg's question about where the money came from. Stan tells Edie he is considering asking for Bobbie to be released on licence, but she says he is only trying to replace their own daughter Mary Ann [and what happened to her...?] Nev phones Ann at Meg's with a ransom demand and tells her she has to deliver $20,200 in person tomorrow. She tells Inspector Rouse of the details of the drop and says she will do it in person as the caller demanded. Marlene gets inspiration for a new scam when she finds out that Pixie knows almost all of the Bible off by heart and can cite chapter and verse. Judy is called to Ann's office to be told that her finger prints have been found on the note, but she protests she has no reason to want to hurt Ann. Joyce tells the women that Dot is coming out of hospital, but is going to be transferred to the prison farm. Pixie finds Judy's song when collecting Dot's things and reads the words, so is embarrassed when Judy puts her arm round her later on. Ann goes to drop off the money as agreed. Kerryn tells Myra she committed fraud to cover up her stepson's gambling debts from his father. The pickup plan has a hiccup when the phone box is engaged by a "loutish youth". Pixie tells Joyce she has changed her mind about her request to share with Judy. Ann has to pick up a note taped inside the phone box so the instructions can't be heard by the police tapping the phone. Reb has to calm Lou's fears that Nev is double-crossing her. Ann transfers the money from the red holdall supplied by the police to her own handbag. The police see the change and get a backup officer to follow Ann onto the train she boards, but he doesn't see her dump her handbag in a rubbish bin. Kerryn is taken to a new visiting suite to meet Lyle. Nev is picked up collecting the money from the rubbish bin. Marlene lays bets on Pixie being able to say where any Bible quote comes from. Judy wants to know why Pixie is avoiding her: she claims it's because she wants to spend more time with Kerryn to help her get used to prison. The women embarrass Kerryn by chanting "YOU WON'T BE ABLE TO DO IT" . Myra tries to stop them but it is too late: Lyle has already been put off his stroke. Lou is told that Neville has lagged on her and she is to be charged as an accomplice to the murder of the police guard.


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