Philip and Meg are injured in Lou's escape bid, while Bobbie comes to visit Cheryl.

First broadcast ... 1984 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Wednesday 17 March 1999 04:40
DVD release: volume 31 disc 3 (AUS)
Duration: 0:44:44

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
Kerryn ~ Jill Forster
Phillip ~ Steve Kuhn
Edie ~ Marion Heathfield
Lyle ~ Barry Hill
Cheryl Mitchell ~ Dior Deumer
Frances ~ Wanda Davidson
Gate Guard ~ Brad Lindsay
Vicar ~ Kevin Manser
Friend No. 1 ~ Ngarrie McCutcheon [L]
Friend No. 2 ~ Hannah Govan [R]

  • Written by Jim Simmonds
  • Directed by Steve Mann
  • As subsequent events demonstrate, putting your phone on top of the fridge is a bit stupid (and that's probably true even if you have no toddlers around the house).

    Myra is disgusted with the women for the prank against Kerryn. Lyle asks Kerryn again why she stole the money, but she won't say. Lou is furious at the murder charge and dismisses Reb's claim that she has the perfect alibi for the murder: Lou tells her she's going to escape, and Reb is going to help her. Ann tells Meg she doesn't believe that Lou was behind the letters, and Meg points out they started to arrive long before Nev started work. Stan tells Bobbie that Nev has been arrested, and that he and Lou have been charged with murder. Myra makes Marlene and Bobbie apologise to Kerryn: she refuses to accept their apology. Meg gives Kerryn a note from her husband, saying he's going away. Marlene takes bets on whether she can tell where quotes from the Bible come from, as long as Pixie whispers the answer to her. Fran offers to help Lou escape, but when she hears Lou's plan - involving kidnapping Stan and grabbing a car - she decides to stay where she is. Kerryn phones Lyle, but he refuses to reconsider: he offers the somewhat selfish excuse that he can't bear to see her in "that place". Bobbie puts on the purple and black chequerboard dress she last wore as a prostitute in Sydney for her visit to Stan and Edie. Meg tells the women that a softball game has been arranged for them that afternoon. After Pixie advises her, Bobbie changes her dress. Myra realises that Pixie is worried about something, and Pixie tells her she has realised that Judy is in love with her and it makes her uncomfortable. Myra tells her she's the last one to know about Judy feelings for her but Pixie shouldn't let it affect their friendship. Bobbie decides she'd like to see her sister Cheryl, so Stan reluctantly drives her there. She finds that Cheryl is alone locked in the house. Phil tries to explain the rules of softball to the women. Stan takes Bobbie home to meet Edie. Pixie makes it up with Judy. Edie's mates Elizabeth and Florence call round: Bobbie offers to play cards with them and she teaches them seven card stud. Phil invites Meg to play softball and suggests the officers play the prisoners. Lou takes a knife from a table in the dining room and pockets it. Stan and Edie leave Bobbie unsupervised while they go for a walk, and she takes the opportunity to phone Cheryl. Cheryl has to climb onto a chair to answer it, but overbalances and tumbles to the floor. Bobbie leaves a note and goes to help Cheryl, but the note falls out of sight. Edie and Stan return from their walk and find Bobbie gone. Bobbie has to break into the house when Cheryl doesn't answer. Lou makes an escape attempt during a softball game by batting Phil, Meg and a gate guard.


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