Jennifer is sent to Wentworth having been charged with her grandmother's murder. The life of Nora's baby is threatened after she is assaulted by Lou.

First broadcast ... 1985 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Saturday 25 September 1999 04:40
DVD release: volume 34 disc 5 (AUS)
Duration: 0:45:23

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
Lexie ~ Pepe Trevor
Lou ~ Louise Siversen
Ettie ~ Lois Ramsay
Mrs Hartley ~ Aileen Britton
Jenny ~ Jenny Lovell
Pippa ~ Christine Harris
Simon ~ Vic Hawkins
Mrs Goddard ~ Pam Murphy
Sister Hall ~ Gael Andrews
Det. Insp. Grace ~ Terry Gill
Lionel Fellowes ~ Will Deumer
George Costello ~ Peter Stratford
Detective ~ James Patrick
Policewoman ~ Patricia O'Sullivan
Desk Officer ~ Christopher Stevenson [?]
Henchman 1 ~ David Berish
Henchman 2 ~ James Shaw

  • Written by Coral Drouyn
  • Directed by Sean Nash
  • Mrs Hartley is not in this episode, although she is in the pre-credit sequence when Jenny finds her dead.

    Joan meets Costello to collect the negatives: in return she gives him information on the timing of the women's exercise periods, the security arrangements and a plan of the grounds. He says he will contact her later with more details. Nora is anxious in case she doesn't get parole: she tells Myra she had given up hope of being released, but being preganant has given her hope again. Mrs Goddard brings the morning tea to Mrs Goddard's room and finds Jenny with the grandmother dead in her arms. Joan passes on the outline of the escape plan to Ruth, but tells her she won't be going anywhere unless Myra is dealt with first. Ettie asks Meg to go to the bank for her to transfer the money to an acouunt for Lexie. Pippa calls Ann at work to come to the police station to help Jenny, who has been arrested for her grandmother's murder. Inspector Grace questions Mrs Goddard: she tells him she always knew that Jenny would kill her grandmother and mentions the solicitor's visit. Pippa also seems to assume that Jenny did it, but Ann warns her to not to jump to conclusions. Ann gets to speak to Jenny, who is distraught, but she manages to remember the knocking from upstairs. Myra listens to Willie and May bickering, and from the look on her face she seems to be wondering if this Council idea is so good after all. Ann tries to tell Inspector Grace that Jennifer couldn't have done it, but he points out that only Jenny's fingerprints were found on the murder weapon. Furthermore, Mrs Hartley had recently changed her will to leave everything to Jenny. Ruth tells Lou that they have to get rid of Myra before the escape: Lou will hold Myra down while Ruth injects her with heroin . Meg persuades Joyce she has to make the first move in apologising to Mervin. Simon visits Ann at Wentworth: he tells he he's going back to his wife, though without much enthusiasm. Joyce finds out that Mervin has already left to visit his sick mother, but he has made her a little cake to signify that they have made up. Inspector Grace tricks Jenny into making several damaging statements which seems to admit her guilt. Nora appeals to Ann to help her get her parole. Lexie finds out that Ruth has "forgotten" her promise to get her a job in a casino. Fellowes warns Costello to keep his doubts about trying to arrange an escape for Ruth to himself, as it doesn't pay to cross Arnie Ballinger. Meg heavies Lexie into handing over the IOU from Ettie. Jenny is brought to Wentworth on remand. Daphne seems to be sinking lower into depression. Ann has to explain to Jenny that she will have to stay in Wentworth until the trial, as bail has been refused. She also warns Jenny not to let the other women know they are friends. Jenny is taken to solitary. Meg gets a shoulder massage from Dennis in the staff room and playfully (but a little inaccurately) calls him "Butch". To set up the attack on Myra, Lou punches Nora in the stomach and Ruth sends Daphne to fetch Myra, insisting that she must tell no-one else. Meanwhile, the other women go outside for their exercise period, and they are being watched from a car outside by Costello and two of Ballinger's henchmen. Ruth tells Myra that Nora is in the toilet block with stomach pains. Sister Hall calls a doctor for Nora, but doesn't think she is in danger of losing the baby. Myra dashes to the shower block: she is knocked out by Lou and, while Joan stands by, Ruth prepares the hypodermic .

    Meg mentions without explanation that she cannot have a family - this is presumably after the operation to remove the ovarian tumour?

    For some reason, this shot through a window of the police station is a favourite of directors in this period.

    Nothing says love like a shop bought cake


    ITV regional broadcast dates:-
    Broadcast on Ulster Monday 8th September 1997 23:10; Meridian Tuesday 16 June 1998 23:10