Ettie gets her wish and is returned to Wentworth. Pippa continues to evade questions on her life and the future with Simon.

First broadcast ... 1985 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Sunday 12 September 1999 04:40
DVD release: volume 34 disc 5 (AUS)
Duration: 0:45:35

Meg ~ Elspeth Ballantyne
Joan ~ Maggie Kirkpatrick
Ann ~ Gerda Nicolson
Myra ~ Anne Phelan
Joyce ~ Joy Westmore
Nora ~ Sonja Tallis
May ~ Billie Hammerberg
Willie ~ Kirsty Child
Dennis ~ Nigel Bradshaw
Ruth ~ Lindy Davis
Daphne ~ Debra Lawrance
Lou ~ Louise Siversen
Ettie ~ Lois Ramsay
Mervin ~ Ernie Bourne
Pippa ~ Christine Harris
Simon ~ Vic Hawkins
Det. Sinclair ~ Peter Sinclair
Det. Johnson ~ Ian Walker
Mr O'Lachain ~ Denzil Howson
Magistrate ~ A. Barradell-Smith
Fed. Cop No 1 ~ Scott Lucey
Fed. Cop No 2 ~ Chris Hallam
Police Prosecutor ~ David Bergin
Waitress ~ Lauren Crathern
Snooty Waiter ~ Don Gray
Fellowes' Thug ~ Lucky Hunter

  • Written by Craig Wilkins & Patrea Smallacombe
  • Directed by Kendal Flanagan
  • The variant (incorrect?) spellings Billie "Hammerberge" and Daphne "Lawrence" are used in the credits

    Instead of accepting Joan's resignation, Ann pulls up a chair for her, saying they have a few things to discuss. Ruth asks Dennis to take her to the Governor and accuses Joan of bashing her . Ettie is questioned about the bank job, and claims Cody Jarret gave her the gun. Ann covers for Joan and claims that she and Joan were in her office together for half an hour. She suggests that Ruth must have had a nasty fall in her cell and be sufffering from concussion. Joan admits she is amazed at Ann's attittude, but Ann tells her there must be no further action against Ruth. Ann decides that Ruth must be prevented from contacting the media or anyone else about the incident. Daphne finds the torn up photo in Ruth's cell, but Joan arrives to recovers it just as she is piecing it together. Neverthless, Daphne has seen enough to know a man was handing a parcel to Joan. Ruth returns to her cell to find her phone has been cut off: Dennis warns her not to kick up too much of a fuss or the women might find out about her child pornography racket. Ettie's lawyer tells Meg he thinks says he can get Ettie's charges dropped. Ruth instructs Lou on the next step in her plan: get rid of Myra, and wean the women off grass onto hard drugs. Ettie insists her lawyer tells the judge she is guilty and refuses to allow him to apply for bail. Ann and Dennis collude to delay Ruth contacting her solicitor. The police work out Ettie's probable involvement with the gang that pulled off the payroll job. When she is confronted by the women about the photo Daphne found, Ruth blames Joan for framing Myra. Pippa is offhand and nervous around Simon: Ann arrives home and meets him for the first time. Perhaps inspired by Mervin's gallant speech to Joyce when he comes to pick her up for a date, Meg suggests she and Dennis move in together. Dennis caps it by proposing to Meg, and is accepted. Ettie runs rings around the police who are trying to get her to admit she knows Fellowes. Ann realises that Pippa is not pleased that Simon has left his wife. Ruth gives Daphne some cocaine to get rid of her when she comes to her cell wanting to chat. After thier dinner date, Mervin and Joyce return to his flat and test out the sofa bed and his record collection . When Joyce returns to Meg's early next morning, she finds that Norm has left a note for Joyce to say that his colleague Beryl Simmons is being "very supportive". Myra returns to the women and is brought up to date by May and Willie. At Ettie's hearing, she shouts down her solicitor and annoys the judge so much she is sent on remand to Wentworth. Pippa tells Simon she might want to work in Japan or England, and can't do that if she's tie down in a relationship. Ann persuades the Federal police that Ruth's contacts with the outside world should be cut. Myra lets Ruth know that she's worked out that it was Ruth who doped her and is about to bash her when Dennis arrives to take her to the Governor's office. Ettie is taken to her cell by Joan . The Feds put more pressure on Ruth by pretending that one of the people she exposed has given them a lot of information and they threaten to discredit her with her husband by making it look as though it came from her.


    Story Editor: Coral Drouyn
    Script Editor: Ian Smith & Gail Meillon (541)
    Storyliners: Coral Drouyn, Neil Luxmoore, Tony McDonald, John Coulter

    ITV regional broadcast dates:-
    Broadcast on Ulster Monday 18th August 1997 23:40 p.m; Meridian Tuesday 12 May 1998 23:40