The isolation wing becomes a hotbed of forbidden romance. Jan drinks herself under the table

First broadcast ... 1985 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Saturday 29 May 1999 04:40
DVD release: volume 33 disc 1 (AUS)
Duration: 0:44:35

Joan ~ Maggie Kirkpatrick
Ann ~ Gerda Nicolson
Myra ~ Anne Phelan
Dennis ~ Nigel Bradshaw
Marlene ~ Genevieve Lemon
Lou ~ Louise Siversen
Lexie ~ Pepe Trevor
Sam ~ Robyn Gibbes
Matt ~ Peter Bensley
Geoff ~ Les Dayman
Frank ~ Trevor Kent
Janice ~ Jenny Ludlam
Yemil ~ Maria Mercedes
Ettie ~ Lois Ramsay
Alice ~ Lois Collinder
Kath ~ Michele Sargent
Bob Taylor ~ Terence Donovan
Marnie Taylor ~ Joy Dunstan
Shane Munroe ~ Robert Summers
Tracey Taylor ~ Rachael Brunsden
Pat Slattery ~ Dorothy Cutts
Andrea Radcliffe ~ Marion Dimmick
Caroline Russell ~ Tracey Callender
Det. Insp. Thorne ~ Peter Aanensen
Det Crabbe ~ James Patrick

  • Written by Ian Smith
  • Directed by Kendal Flanagan
  • Marlene is included in the opening credits for the first time.

    After the wounded have been taken to the infirmary, both Dennis and Ann agree that Geoff is right in saying that the gunfire was meant for them. Frank tries to get away by taking Ettie hostage inside, but Ettie trips him up, and Geoff and Matt finish him off. Joan takes the opportunity to stir it up with the staff and criticise Dennis over the issue of security for the officers. Lou tells Frank she doesn't like being shot at when he tries to press her to do business with her. Matt goes to see how Marlene is doing after the panic over thinking she was shot: he silences her prattling by giving Marlene a kiss. Joan puts Matt on a charge for being in the women's cell block . Kath and Alice aren't happy that Lou wants to keep Frank on. Ettie imagines that Ronald Reagan is only acting the part of President after seeing him in a Western on TV. Inspector Thorne questions Frank about his mother as he has obviously seen the warning letters. Lexie notices that Marlene is putting on more makeup than usual. Meanwhile Matt is confessing to Geoff that he's not sure if he did the right thing. Jan has a bad attack of alcohol withdrawal in the middle of the night. Ann tells Dennis that Meg has lost the baby although the tumour was benign. Jan's clerk Caroline brings some cash in for her during a visit. Lou tries to send Marlene round with Kath to collect numbers money but is stopped by Myra's return from hospital. Joan goes for a picnic with the Taylors. Dennis meets Myra again for the first time since he returned to work and tries to assure her she did the best for Pixie that she could. Lou empties a detergent container so she can ask for a refill as a cover to steal some meths from the storeroom. Lou gets five dollars from Jan and then gives her the meths, adding liver salts to make it "Bush Champagne". Meanwhile, Ettie is accosting Myra as "the Desmond girl" and complaining that someone has stolen her liver salts. Geoff welcomes Myra back and tells her she's been missed. Frank gets his hand put in a vice in the workshop by Matt and Geoff to frighten him. Myra recovers Reb's skeleton key from the mural. Officer Radcliffe halts a phone call by Frank when he refers to "Mum". Geoff brings the completed robot to the rec room. Geoff tells Myra he "wants" her and she says to go to his cell and he'll see her later. Yemil goes to ask Jan's advice for her trial but finds her drunk. Myra uses the key to get into isolation with Geoff for a torrid session of overage sex . Yemil calls for help for Jan assuming she is ill, but Lexie realises she is just drunk and tries to sober her up. Myra and Geoff are in bed together as an officer patrols outside isolation.


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