Bobbie attends a parole hearing and is released on licence to the Dobsons. Shane can't settle down with the Taylors.

First broadcast ... 1985 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Saturday 22 May 1999 04:40
DVD release: volume 33 disc 1 (AUS)
Duration: 0:45:20

Meg ~ Elspeth Ballantyne
Judy ~ Betty Bobbitt
Joan ~ Maggie Kirkpatrick
Ann ~ Gerda Nicolson
Dennis ~ Nigel Bradshaw
Bobbie ~ Maxine Klibingaitis
Marlene ~ Genevieve Lemon
Lou ~ Louise Siversen
Joyce ~ Joy Westmore
Matt ~ Peter Bensley
Geoff ~ Les Dayman
Frank ~ Trevor Kent
Sam ~ Robyn Gibbes
Yemil ~ Maria Mercedes
Lexie ~ Pepe Trevor
Chris ~ Gregory Ross
Stanley ~ Brian James
Edie ~ Marion Heathfield
Bob Taylor ~ Terence Donovan
Marnie Taylor ~ Joy Dunstan
Shane ~ Robert Summers
Alice ~ Lois Collinder
Ahmed Bakarta ~ George Harlem
William Coleby ~ Hu Pryce
Douglas Hopwood ~ Kristopher Steele
Albert James ~ Alan Rowe
Mary Burns ~ Trish Mulholland
Thelma Hawkins ~ Paula Langlands
Basil Humphreys ~ Noel Maloney
Drinks Waiter ~ Andrew Webster
Boy 1 ~ Luke Devlin
Boy 2 ~ Alex Papps

  • Written by John Orcsik & Fay Rousseaux
  • Directed by Steve Mann
  • Bobbie is to attend a special parole hearing: Stan and Edie have applied for her to be released on licence and come and live with them. Shane tells Joan he thinks the Taylors don't like him and he doesn't like them either, especially the daughter Tracey. Lexie attacks Marlene when she calls her mother a child basher. Frank and Lou rough up Judy to make her pay her protection money and Lou walks off with Judy's buyup. Chris tells Meg that she doesn't need to worry about Peter Wright any more, as he got eight years. Lexie doesn't agree with waiting for Myra's approval and defends Lou's right to sell drugs. Joan phones the Taylors to tell them that Shane is safe and tells Mr Taylor that she wants to talk to them about Shane's future. Bobbie takes some acid that Lexie has bought for her, but Marlene refuses to take one. Frank lets slip to Geoff that he had advance warning on the attempt on the men's lives and had himself put in solitary deliberately. Bobbie has a bad night: Dennis realises why when he sees her next morning but doesn't report her. Joan takes Shane to school. Alice reminds Lou that Dennis knows there are drugs in the prison. Joan visits the Taylors and finds out that Shane's story was only one side of the story and that Shane is being very difficult. Mr Taylor invites Joan to dinner to see for herself. Lou finds her dope has gone from its hiding place: she accuses Frank of taking them, and attacks him but he knocks her out with a single punch. Bobbie's hearing begins and Stan and Edie try to get her to look on the positive side. Dennis finds Lou still groggy and assumes she's under the influence of drugs and tries to get her to lag, assuming that Lexie is the drugs supplier. Lou tells Alice they are going to have get the drugs back off Frank before there's a cell search. Ann puts a word in for Bobbie at her parole hearing after her recod of escapes is brought up. Dennis accuses Lexie directly of supplying drugs and she points out she doesn't need to with her skills in card playing (and other things). Lou demands Joan's help to get back her drugs and tells her where to look. Joan realises there will be a search and volunteers to search isolation. Bobbie is told the board's decision is in her favour. Joan finds the drugs in Frank' cell, but doesn't let on and pockets them. Matt tries to cheer Marlene up by telling her about seeing a UFO. Bobbie gives the women her good news. Yemil hears from her solicitor that a witness to her accident has come forward and she could get a suspended sentence. Bobbie tells Marlene and Lexie to stop squabbling and for her sakes they agree to try to get on a bit better. Joan refuses to let Bobbie go back to the rec room to say goodbye to all the other women. Bobbie goes through the gates and the women shout their goodbyes through a window after Marlene has smashed it.


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