Lou takes over as Top Dog and Meg wins her case against Peter Wright. Meanwhile Ann has some important news for Bobbie.

First broadcast ... 1985 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Sunday 16 May 1999 04:40
DVD release: volume 32 disc 4 (AUS)
Duration: 0:44:53

Meg ~ Elspeth Ballantyne
Judy ~ Betty Bobbitt
Joan ~ Maggie Kirkpatrick
Ann ~ Gerda Nicolson
Bobbie ~ Maxine Klibingaitis
Marlene ~ Genevieve Lemon
Joyce ~ Joy Westmore
Lou ~ Louise Siversen
Geoff ~ Les Dayman
Frank ~ Trevor Kent
Matt ~ Peter Bensley
Chris ~ Gregory Ross
Dennis ~ Nigel Bradshaw
Sam ~ Robyn Gibbes
Yemil ~ Maria Mercedes
Lexie ~ Pepe Trevor
Peter ~ David Whitney
Shane Munroe ~ Robert Summers
Sally Phillips ~ Jenny Young
Peter Wright ~ Alan Pentland
Off. Radcliffe ~ Marion Dimmick
Frances Harvey ~ Wanda Davidson
Mr Morton ~ Kirk Alexander
Crown Prosecutor ~ Marc Allan
Briefing Solicitor ~ Robert Wiseman
Judge ~ Clive Hearne
Tipstaff ~ Richard Hutson
Jury Foreman ~ Bill Collins
Court Stenographer ~ Margaret Edwards

  • Written by Coral Drouyn
  • Directed by Catherine Millar
  • Devil doll

    Six of the jury then another shot with them shuffled around

    Joan stops the fight and corrects Matt's "misunderstandings", reminding him that it was Len who attacked Pixie, but noticeably doesn't put either of them on a charge. Sam passes on Yemil's news that her husband is trying to arrange bail for her. Lexie takes offence at Marlene's shocked reaction when she tells her about her mother, who was a prostitute. Geoff returns from hospital and Matt tells him what has been happening while he was away. Lou gets a parcel containing sheets of artists' materials. Judy (who is now wearing Pixie's pink headband as a scarf) is upset to see Frank walking around unpunished. Yemil promises not to tell anyone about Sam's plan to escape to see her mother. Lou tells Frank and Fran that the paper is soaked in LSD and the crayons contain cocaine. They agree to help her sell it. Lexie finds Frank's pumpkin beer in the garden, which explodes when it is disturbed , spraying foul smelling vegetable matter all over everyone. Ann agrees to reinstate Geoff's correspondence course. Bobbie and Marlene see that Lexie has scars on her back, which she implies came from her mother. Sam recruits Geoff to help build the robot. Lou opens up shop for drugs and demands insurance and half the women's buyup. Dennis finds out about Meg's rape and pregnancy from Joyce's inadvertent burblings. Joan catches Lou handing drugs over to Fran to sell in the workshop, but Lou threatens to expose Len's frame-up, pointing out that though she may be involved in it she has a lot less to lose than Joan has. Yemil's bail does not arrive and she believes for a moment that her husband doesn't want her out. Joan slaps Lexie when she casually makes a threat to expose the frame-up on Len. Meg is upset to see Peter Wright arrive at court looking so respectable. Lou holds Judy against the drier when she tries to hold out over the buyup and insurance and to prove she has taken over as top dog. Sam's sister visits and says her mother is getting better, but Sam doesn't believe her and thinks that her mother must be a lot worse than she is being told. At Peter Wright's trial, the prosecutor mocks Meg for delaying reporting the rape and claims Meg led Peter Wright on and had willingly had sex with him. Meg's affairs with Jonathan Edmunds and Phillip Cleary are dragged up as proof of her promiscuity. Bobbie gets a kiss from Peter. Judy "composes" a little tune on the rec room piano [*]. Geoff realises what Sam is up to. Peter Wright claims he picked Meg up in a singles bar. Bobbie and Peter do without lunch and sneak into a hiding place to make love. Dennis is amazed to hear what happened to Heather after he left and accuses Joan of hounding her out of the service. Despite an absolutely awful closing statement by the prosecutor to the nine-person jury, Peter Wright is found guilty. Joan arrives home to find Shane has run away from his foster parents and wants to stay with her instead. Bobbie is called to the Governor's office and told to prepare herself for some shocking news.

    [*] As soon as the camera moves off her and the dialogue between Geoff and Sam takes the attention away from what she is playing, Betty Bobbit naughtily starts to pick out a halting version of the show's theme tune.


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