Yemil destroys Frank's cell in revenge for her torn book. A sniper opens fire on the prisoners while they are in the grounds.

First broadcast ... 1985 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Sunday 23 May 1999 04:40
DVD release: volume 33 disc 1 (AUS)
Duration: 0:44:11

Meg ~ Elspeth Ballantyne
Judy ~ Betty Bobbitt
Joan ~ Maggie Kirkpatrick
Ann ~ Gerda Nicolson
Dennis ~ Nigel Bradshaw
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
Ettie ~ Lois Ramsay
Bob Taylor ~ Terence Donovan
Marnie Taylor ~ Joy Dunstan
Tracey Taylor ~ Rachael Brunsden
Shane ~ Robert Summers
Janice Grant ~ Jenny Ludlam
Pat Slattery ~ Dorothy Cutts
Kath Deakin ~ Michele Sargent
Lorna ~ Barbara Jungwirth
Policewoman ~ Carolyn Kennett
Barnhurst Officer (Val) ~ Lorraine Kindler

  • Written by Patrea Smallacombe & Ian Smith
  • Directed by Steve Mann

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  • Joyce is amazed that the women want to pay for the window out of their wages: Meg points out they wouldn't have had to break the window if Joan had let Bobbie say goodbye to the women. Jan brought to Wentworth on a 3 month sentence for drunk driving: Joan finds a law book in her case and is annoyed when she is corrected on the detail of the induction procedure. Chris leaves to take up a research grant in Canada. Jan is put in to share with Yemil and asks if she can work at something secretarial. Lou and Kath examine Sam's art paper in case it is the LSD impregnated stuff. Joan tells her that whoever took it got rid of it before the search (which Lou doesn't believe) and points her in the direction of the new inmate as a source of ready cash. Sam hands over the completed painting of the Major and Shane to Joan. The men redecorate the library. Geoff tells Frank that in future he's sticking with him in case he gets another advance warning of a death threat. Yemil introduces Jan to the women: Judy warns her she'll be a source of cheap legal advice. Joan visits the Taylors again for dinner. Frank and Lou try to find new sources of income after the drugs have gone. Shane has a tantrum when he is corrected by members of the Taylor family and Joan has to stay out of it. Joan is impressed with the Taylors' line on discipline and tells Shane he should give them a chance. Marlene is missing Bobbie and Lexie tries to convince her she could be an adequate Bobbie substitute. Mr Taylor says he would welcome her having a greater involvement in the family perhaps by visiting at the weekend. Jan starts to ask around about what illicit substances are available. Frank tears Yemil's prayer book to make her pay up her protection money, and she hands over the money her husband gave her. Dennis criticises Joan for not letting Bobbie say goodbye to the women and warns her he'll be standing for Union rep. Lou announces she's starting a numbers game and forces the women to pay up for numbers she's chosen for them. She also sees Jan's hands shaking and offers to get her whatever she wants: it turns out to be alcohol. Judy fights Lou when Sam refuses to pay up for a number: Dennis puts them both on a charge. Yemil takes the laundry trolley round to give her the chance to wreck Frank's cell. When Dennis discovers her, she knocks him out in a panic. Judy finds Yemil running away and sends her back to the laundry. Joan sounds out Officer Slattery about her standing for Union rep. Yemil is panicky and thinks she won't get out of prison now. Judy takes the blame when Joan finds her standing over Dennis, and attacks him again to make it look more credible. Joan sends Judy to solitary. Dennis visits her in solitary to tell her he knows it couldn't have been her who attacked him: he agrees not to tell who really did it. Lou reads a letter from Frank's "mother" which is a veiled hint to "stay indoors" to avoid "getting something of that chest of yours". Ettie arrives from Barnhurst and seems to be under the impression that World War Two is still going on. Lou makes Jan pick the winning number, but Lexie realises they are all the same when Fran wins and demands their money back. Dennis is elected Union rep. Frank pretends to go outside for the rec period, but hides instead. A sniper aiming at Matt and Geoff hits Joyce and Lexie instead. Lexie says "it's only a flesh wound... I've always wanted to say that" . Geoff assures Marlene that the sniper wasn't aiming at the women but at them, and guess who's still indoors...


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