Reb is to be sent to Blackmoor; Myra takes over again as top dog; and Meg decides to have an abortion.

First broadcast ... 1985 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Sunday 25 April 1999 04:40
DVD release: volume 32 disc 3 (AUS)
Duration: 0:44:04

Meg ~ Elspeth Ballantyne
Judy ~ Betty Bobbitt
Joan ~ Maggie Kirkpatrick
Ann ~ Gerda Nicholson
Myra ~ Anne Phelan
Reb ~ Janet Andrewartha
Len ~ Maurie Fields
Pixie ~ Judy McBurney
Bobbie ~ Maxine Klibingaitis
Marlene ~ Genevieve Lemon
Joyce ~ Joy Westmore
Sam ~ Robyn Gibbes
Lou ~ Louise Siversen
Matt ~ Peter Bensley
Geoff ~ Les Dayman
Frank ~ Trevor Kent
Chris Sutton ~ Gregory Ross
Jane Doe ~ Maria Mercedes
Ray Proctor ~ Alex Menglet
Alison Webb ~ Pat Forbes
Dr Bruce Palmer ~ Rod Densley
Nurse ~ Joanne Rankin
Frances ~ Wanda Davidson
Alice ~ Lois Collinder
Sister Hall ~ Gael Andrews
Officer Hagen ~ Christine Andrew
Lorna ~ Barbara Jungwirth

  • Written by Coral Drouyn
  • Directed by Steve Mann
  • Ann says to Len "Does something about this episode seem strange to you?". Since you ask ... the way she refers to "Joan" (though it actually sounds like "Joe") Hagen, as she is usually known as Di.

    The second name of the background prisoner "Jenny" is used at mail call and seems to be "Lavelle".

    Fran, Lou and Alice are making a very poor show of beating up Pixie so Myra and Judy have no trouble putting them to flight. Myra says she has "Jane" to thank and it's about time they knew who she really was. She says her name is Yemil but won't give her second name and wants it kept secret. Her husband beat her when she couldn't have children and was escaping from him when she ran someone over, which is why she is in Wentworth. She adds she can never get out as it would dishonour her husband and family if it were known. Reb tells Frances and Alice that nothing has changed and Myra's trick won't mean she has to step down as top dog. Frank torments Matt by telling what he intends to do to Pixie. Joan deliberately asks Myra if she's seen the "new Queen of Wentworth": Myra tells her to look in the toilet block, where Reb feels most at home. The women try to understand Yemil's situation and her insistence that it is her fault if she and her husband can't have children. Ray at first refuses to believe Pixie when she tells him that Reb could have been responsible for poisoning Marlene. The women return from the dining room to find all their cells have been wrecked. Meg is released from hospital. Reb puts pressure on Ray to bring in drugs and drink, but he angrily refuses. Len asks Ann if he can try and arrange an apprenticeship for Bobbie. Chris takes Meg to visit Phil's grave: she says she won't get involved with a man again... Yemil refuses to be examined by a male doctor when Sister Hall tries to take her clothes off for her: they hear her speak briefly before she runs away. Ray tells Joan not to call him Reb's friend: he inadvertently undermines Reb's position when he says the letter is for his protection only and is nothing to do with Joan. Myra goes with Yemil to the Governor to explain her situation: Yemil is pleased to be sent to solitary. Meg tells Chris she wonders if the baby might be her only secure future. Sam gets a letter from her sister Sally which says that her mother has been ill and so she hasn't told her about Sam yet. Reb sells insurance to "protect their property" and demands half of the women's buyup. Myra says she has no intention of taking over from Reb unless the women beg her to. Joyce dashes off to sort Meg out when Ann accidentally lets her know that Meg is pregnant, and she assumes it was Phil's child. After Bobbie and Marlene tell her all the women want her back, Myra takes back the press from Reb . Lou runs the laundry trolley into Yemil to pay her back for scratching her face. Reb and Lou attack Myra, but Yemil raises the alarm. As an audience of the other women assembles outside the cell, Joan intervenes and lets it slip to Lou that it was Reb who lagged. Reb loses her temper with Joan and slaps her in front of a crowd of witnesses: she is grabbed by the throat by Joan , then taken to solitary before transfer to Blackmoor. The women discuss the events at breakfast next morning and they agree that Reb is finally finished and Myra announces she is back as top dog. Joyce is upset when she overhears Meg's decision to have an abortion. Joan is pleased that Ann agrees to transfer Reb to Blackmoor. Ann is about to leave for home but collapses in . Marlene finds Len coming out of her cell with a spray cannister: he has given Aussie a dose of insecticide and the talented cockroach actor does a touching little death scene kicking his legs in the air. Joan visits Reb in solitary to gloat , but Reb tells her she's a joke and it's only the uniform that lets her get away with it. As Joan locks her up, Reb reaches through the spyhole and grabs her , warning her that she'll be back...


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