Daphne is to undergo further psychiatric examination at a mental institution. Lexie learns that she is to receive a hefty advance for her fashion range.

First broadcast ... 1985 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Saturday 25 December 1999 04:40
DVD release: volume 35 disc 6 (AUS), volume 18 disc 6 [UK]
Duration: 0:45:12

Meg ~ Elspeth Ballantyne
Joan ~ Maggie Kirkpatrick
Ann ~ Gerda Nicolson
Joyce ~ Joy Westmore
Nora ~ Sonja Tallis
May ~ Billie Hammerberg
Willie ~ Kirsty Child
Daphne ~ Debra Lawrance
Lexie ~ Pepe Trevor
Lou ~ Louise Siversen
Julie ~ Jackie Woodburne
Jenny ~ Jenny Lovell
Pippa ~ Christine Harris
Terri ~ Margot Knight
Ben ~ Kevin Summers
Eve ~ Lynda Stoner
Nikki ~ Vicki Mathios
Cindy ~ Robyn Frank
Barry Lockwood ~ Bruce Kilpatrick
Adrian Foster ~ Peter Dunn
Dr Veitch ~ Jon Sidney
Dr Massey ~ Charles "Bud " Tingwell
Policewoman ~ Nollie Taylor
Diana ~ Amanda Cook
Waiter ~ Nicholas Trinder
Mr Maine ~ Bruce Carter

  • Written by Ian Couhghlan (sic)
  • Directed by Tony Osicka
  • The doctors turn conciliatory and tell Daphne they were only testing her. Meg and the doctors rush Daphne and manage to get the glass out of her hand. Lou meets up with Nikki in a corridor and tries to heavy her: Nikki tries to tell Lou there is no escape plan. Nora and May intervene in time to save Nikki. Daphne is put in solitary, even though she says she wants to go back to the other women. Dr Veitch describes Daphne as a "typical criminal personality" and wants her transferred to a psychiatric unit for tests. Ben is alarmed when he finds out from Pippa about Daphne's suicide attempt. Nora asks to take Daphne's tray up to solitary to try to calm her down. As it is the last day of the scheme, Nikki tells the women they won't be seeing her again and calls them a bunch of nobodies: Cindy has to point out that this is the closest Nikki can get to saying thank you. Ann is not hopeful that Ben will succeed in getting a restaining order to prevent Daphne being sent to a psychiatric unit. Lou makes up some extra tickets without telling Lexie. Ben tells Daphne he will accompany her for her tests. Nora tries to calm the women's fears about what wil happen to Daphne, which gives Lou the perfect opportunity to point out she is being weak and selfish and selling out her mates. Pippa has managed to wangle a commission for Lexie to design some T shirts: she will be paid $2,000 in advance. Joan picks Terri up from work, but Terri claims she has to go for drinks with a client. Ann shows Meg the papers for a new remand prisoner and says she expects her case will attract more media attention. When the raffle is drawn, Willie and Diana both have the same winning ticket, so Nora checks the undrawn tickets and finds other duplicates. Nora insists that Lou and Lexie will have to find the money to pay both winners and refund anyone sold a duff ticket. Pippa and Ben see Terri and Barry together in a restaurant apparently having a cosy tete a tete as their client has left the table. Eve Wilder is brought to Wentworth on remand charged with murder: she protests her innocence to Meg, and even the policewoman acompanying her says she can't believe Eve is a murderer. Ann finds out Eve hasn't applied for bail. The women notice the late activity in solitary and wonder if it's a new prisoner or if Daphne is being shipped out. Joan and Terri have another row when Terri gets back late, ending in Joan calling Terri a whore and Terri slapping her face. Eve tells Meg some of her story: the man she is accused of killing was her lover Robin but he was already married. Pippa is convinced Ben doesn't care for her, when he seems not to want to sleep with her until he knows her better. Joan finds Terri packing her things ready to leave, but convinces her to stay. For once, a case connected to Wentworth doesn't make the newspapers: Meg suggests this is because Robin Sanderson owns most of them. Eve's solicitor Adrian Foster arrives to see her and has to talk to her in solitary. Lou and Lexie fight when Lou refuses to give back the money.

    Lou mentions Pixie and Cass, ironically to prove the point that if you are sent to a mental institution, you are never heard of again.

    Ben uses the word "gay" rather than "lesbian" to describe Joan and Terri.


    Story Editor: Coral Drouyn
    Script Editor: Kit Oldfield (571); Alister Webb (572)-(573); Ian Smith & Kit Oldfield (574); Kit Oldfield (575)
    Storyliners: Coral Drouyn, Tony McDonald, John Coulter, Kelly Bermingham

    ITV regional broadcast dates:-
    Broadcast on Carlton/LWT Monday 08 December 1997 23:40; Meridian Monday 12 April 1999 23:35