Lou vows to take revenge on Marl for foiling her escape bid, while Stan confesses his secret to Edie.

First broadcast ... 1984 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Friday 19 March 1999 04:40
DVD release: volume 31 disc 3 (AUS)
Duration: 0:43:12

Meg ~ Elspeth Ballantyne
Judy ~ Betty Bobbitt
Joan ~ Maggie Kirkpatrick
Ann ~ Gerda Nicholson
Myra ~ Anne Phelan
Pixie ~ Judy McBurney
Stanley ~ Brian James
Bobbie ~ Maxine Klibingaitis
Marlene ~ Genevieve Lemon
Lou ~ Louise Siversen
Joyce ~ Joy Westmore
Kerryn ~ Jill Forster
Phillip ~ Steve Kuhn
Edie ~ Marian Heathcote
Diedre ~ Anne Charleston
Cheryl Mitchell ~ Dior Deumer
Junior Officer Riley ~ Kathy Gordon
Officer Brown ~ Geraldine Girvan
Gate Guard Trevor ~ Brad Lindsay
Gate Guard Bob ~ David Bickerstaff
Neighbour ~ Marie Therese Burns
Teenage Boy No 1 ~ Con Mathios
Teenage Boy No. 2 ~ Robert Korosey
Det. Sgt. ~ Ian Sprake
Constable ~ Justin Gaffney
Policeman ~ Steve Adhern

  • Written by Ian Coughlan & Fay Rousseaux
  • Directed by Kendal Flanagan
  • Lou's escape is prevented by Marlene, who delays her long enough for the officers to catch up with her. A neighbour sees Bobbie breaking in and phones the police. Stan tells Edie he isn't working as an officer, but Edie reassures him she doesn't mind. Lou is sent to solitary, and makes a lunge for Marlene swearing she'll get her own back. Meg comes round to find Phil at her bedside holding her hand (and somehow manages not to scream). Marlene assumes the women will be cross with her, but Myra says she's grateful, as if Lou had got away with it they'd have all been in trouble. Stan covers for Bobbie at the police station and Bobbie says she was scared as she'd never been in a police station before. Privately, he is annoyed with her and assumes she is lying when she says she left a note. Bobbie returns to the prison and tells the women she had a rotten day. Stan tells Ann he helped Bobbie break in to the house to get to her sister, but doesn't tell her the police had been involved. Ann is persuaded by Phil that the softball games can go ahead. Lou pulls out the razor blade she has hidden in her shoe. Myra tells Bobbie not to blame Stan for the misunderstanding or herself for trying to help her sister. Lou tricks Joyce into opening the solitary cell door after lockup time by lying on the floor as if she is dead, then leaps up and takes her hostage, holding the blade to her jugular . Pixie tries to infect Kerryn with her incurable optimism. Ann visits Meg at home and tells her that Erica has resigned from the Department and has a new position in Canberra. Lou makes Joyce unlock the armoury and takes a gun. Stan gets up in the middle of the night to take his heart pills. Lou knocks out Officer Riley and makes Joyce tie her up. She then forces Joyce to drive her out of Wentworth. The alarm sounds: Kerryn thinks it is a fire, but Pixie tells her it means that someone has escaped. Meg is called back to the prison. Stan looks at a picture of a little girl - presumably Mary Ann? - and finds the note from Bobbie under a magazine on the floor, and regrets not believing her. Reb's mother Diedre is woken up by a loud knocking at her front door: it is Lou, who demands money from her. Diedre rather unconvincingly tries to claim she only has ten dollars, so Lou says they'll sit there all night until the banks open and then she can get her a few thousand. Thanks to her chat with Pixie, Kerryn is feeling much brighter. Two boys on bikes find Joyce's car abandoned, but leave in a hurry when they see blood on the back seat. Joan returns to work, and makes slighting remarks about the security lapses while she was away. Diedre waits until Lou falls asleep, unties herself and gets hold of the gun, but makes too much noise, wakes Lou and has to hold her at gunpoint. Joyce is found and released from her own car boot.


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