The women plan to use Len as a way of setting up Joan. Kerryn is found hanged.

First broadcast ... 1984 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Wednesday 24 March 1999 04:40
DVD release: volume 31 disc 4 (AUS)
Duration: 0:44:15

Meg ~ Elspeth Ballantyne
Judy ~ Betty Bobbitt
Joan ~ Maggie Kirkpatrick
Ann ~ Gerda Nicholson
Myra ~ Anne Phelan
Reb ~ Janet Andrewartha
Pixie ~ Judy McBurney
Bobbie ~ Maxine Klibingaitis
Marlene ~ Genevieve Lemon
Lou ~ Louise Siversen
Joyce ~ Joy Westmore
Phillip ~ Steve Kuhn
Len ~ Maurie Fields
Kerryn ~ Jill Forster
Lyle ~ Barry Hill
Tim ~ Dale Burridge
Sam ~ Robyn Gibbes
Sarah ~ Nell Johnson
Alice ~ Lois Collinder
Frances ~ Wanda Davidson
Elaine Weiss ~ Meg Clancy
Officer Slattery ~ Dorothy Cutts
Policewoman No. 1 ~ Sarah Olcha
Policewoman No. 2 ~ Trish O'Sullivan
Policeman ~ Peter Howard

  • Written by Fay Rousseau (sic) & John Orcsik
  • Directed by Brian Lennane
  • Judy holds up a caricature of ... guess who?

    The women don't believe Marlene's story that Len saved her from being heavied by Joan. Bobbie says she'd rather trust Stan's opinion. Joan is scornful at Ann's idea of consulting Myra about how to cope with Sarah Higgins' request to be put back with the women. Samantha Greenway is brought to Wentworth on a six month sentence for possession of drugs. Phil gives Bobbie a letter Stan has dictated to him: it says the Department has insisted on his retirement, but he will still be applying for custody as soon as he is well. However, Bobbie realises there is very little chance of the parole board agreeing to it. Len wants to know what Joan has over her, and when he finds out, he tells her there are to be no more payoffs and she should stop running the book. However, Marlene is still looking for other money raising schemes, like a lottery on who can hit a softball shot the furthest. Kerryn is told Lyle is not coming to visit her that day, and has not made a date in the future either. Ann agrees to let her have one more phone call to her husband. Len plays dirty to get his softball team to win. Joan gets nothing from the Union rep when she phones him to try to get some dirt on Len. Meg snubs Phil at work and tells him she is still upset about the party. At dinner, Sam gives Judy her meal and admits that (gasp) she's a vegetarian. Alice quips that if she doesn't like "dead meat" she's in the wrong company. Myra is already down on Sam for being a "pusher" and tells her to move to another table. Pixie tries to cheer up Kerryn, who is depressed because Lyle wouldn't talk to her on the phone, and suggests she writes him a letter. While looking for paper, she sees Sam's cartoons of Alice and Fran, but the subjects aren't pleased. Marlene admits to Myra that Joan gave her advance notice of Lou's return so she could run a book on it and take her cut. Myra decides to use Len's obvious rivalry with Joan to set them against each other. Alice and Frances try to heavy Sam into getting drugs in for them, but Judy intervenes. Len challenges Joan about her involvement in rackets, and suggests he has enough on her to make her work for him, but Joan tells him she doesn't play second fiddle to anyone. Kerryn makes the mistake of asking Joan to deliver her urgent note to her husband, but she offhandedly agrees to post it. Pixie and Myra let Joan overhear a conversation that implies that Marlene is still running a book. Len gives Ann a list of suggestions to make Wentworth run "more smoother", but she can't agree to them as she finds some of them "extreme". Myra suggests that Marlene should provide the payoff that Joan will demand from her own bankroll. Lou returns to Wentworth and is inducted by Joyce. Ann gets a dusty answer from Myra about having Sarah put in with the women. Sarah Higgins is brought to the rec room by Len: she tries to be conciliatory and says she is aware it will be awkward. Myra contemptuously blows smoke in her face and leads a mass walk-out from the rec room. Judy checks that Sam is all right and hears her story that she was only arrested for possession of cocaine when she was drunk after finding out she was adopted. Sarah Higgins only gets a serving at lunch when Joan stands behind her to see to it. Len takes Marlene on tray duty to deliver Lou's meal in solitary: she drops it at Lou's feet, so Len sends her to get another. This gives Len an opportunity to introduce himself to Lou: when she refuses to clean up the mess, Len tells her she can do without a meal. Kerryn frets that she hasn't had a reply from Lyle: Joan seems bored and says it's been delivered, so if he'd wanted to reply he could have done by now. In fact, Tim has held the note back, and only when he sees that Lyle is already going to Wentworth does he hand it over and tell his father the truth. Len selects Marlene, Reb, Judy and Myra and starts handyman classes. During exercise period, Kerryn walks away from the other women and uses a stone to break the padlock on the inner gate. Elaine Weiss from the PRG explains Len's hatred of lesbians: his wife left him for another woman. Ann gives permission for Lyle to see Kerryn and sends Joan to find her. Lyle tells Ann the whole story, and she says the major charge against Kerryn could be quashed on appeal. Joan and Joyce find the gate open and when they check the visitor's suite they find that Kerryn has hung herself .


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