David comes to a sticky end. Pippa pays the price for crossing Rita. Two inmates depart from Wentworth, one out the front door and one out the back.

First broadcast ... 1985 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Saturday 12 February 2000 04:40
DVD release: volume 36 disc 3 (AUS), volume 18 disc 9 [UK]
Duration: 0:43:37

Meg ~ Elspeth Ballantyne
Joan ~ Maggie Kirkpatrick
Ann ~ Gerda Nicolson
Nora ~ Sonja Tallis
Daphne ~ Debra Lawrance
Eve ~ Lynda Stoner
Reb ~ Janet Andrewartha
Julie ~ Jackie Woodburne
Jenny ~ Jenny Lovell
Lexie ~ Pepe Trevor
Lou ~ Louise Siversen
Alice ~ Lois Collinder
Rita ~ Glenda Linscott
Barbie ~ Jayne Healey
Ben ~ Kevin Summerfield
Pippa ~ Christine Andrew
Pat Slattery ~ Dorothy Cutts
Slasher ~ Slasher
Mrs Graham ~ Dawn Klingberg
Minister ~ Robert Muddyman

David Adams ~ Richard Moss
Gate Guard ~ David Bickerstaff

  • Written by Fay Rousseaux
  • Directed by Sean Nash
  • Ann returns to her office distraught and guilty. Nora appeals to Rita but she won't be top dog: in fact she is more inclined to back Lou's action against the Governor. David visits Eve again: he tells her that he wasn't able to kill Joyce, so he has decided it's over between them and he can no longer represent her. Eve is furious and threatens to implicate him in her attack on Joyce. Pippa arrives at Wentworth as David is leaving and notices he seems upset. Joan lets Eve know she has seen through her act and tells her it won't be long before the women see through it too. Lou punches Lexie in the stomach for suggesting the women get Pippa a wedding present. Ann asks Pippa not to take the art class as the women's mood is likely to make them turn against her too. Pippa refuses as she thinks the women get little enough as it is. Lou starts to cause trouble as soon as Pippa arrives and Pippa eventually has to ask her to leave the class. Rita gets involved and in the resulting fracas Rita ends up punching Pippa in the stomach and is taken to solitary. Lou takes advantage of the confusion to pour paint on Rita's jacket , which has been left behind in the rec room. Daphne is called to the Governor's office: Ben tells her she has won her appeal and she is to be released. Joan tells Reb in solitary that she'll probably be transferred back to Blackmoor. Eve tries to sow seeds of doubt among the women that Lou might have been involved in the attack on Joyce. Meanwhile, Lou is trying to blame Eve for the paint spill but Joan collects the leather jacket and promises to deliver it personally to Rita. As a result of conversation she has with Julie, Nora appears to have decided to escape. Joan gives Rita her jacket: Rita makes a grab for Joan through the bars of solitary , and Joan decides not to say who was responsible for the paint spill. As Daphne is released and goes through the gates, Slasher is being turned away for not arranging his visit in advance. Daphne tells him that Rita is in solitary as a result of the incident in Pippa's art class, and obligingly points Pippa out to Slasher as she drives past. Ann considers letting Rita out of solitary early but Meg persuades her it would not make the women's mood any better. Just as Daphne is about to give up and set off to walk home, her mum collects her and tells her that her father has arranged a job in a nursery. Meg phones Ann at home to tell her that Nora is missing and she suspects that she may have escaped. When she is questioned, Julie lies and says that she saw Nora at dinner: in fact, she and Lexie are convinced Nora has escaped, but they have no idea how she managed it. Lou tries to pretend she killed Nora but no-one is convinced. Pippa's wedding ceremony is disturbed by the sound of revving bikes and yelling outside the church. David goes to speak to them and at least they turn their engines off. Jenny decides to look for a flat. David arrives to see Eve, giving Officer Slattery a note for Ann before he is taken to the interview room. Eve assumes that Joyce must have come round and talked, but David tells her he has "unfinished business". He pulls out a gun , but assures Eve he has no intention of hurting her as she has to live with what she has done: instead he puts the barrel of the gun in his own mouth and shoots himself in front of Eve .

    Rita mentions "Pam" who is presumably supposed to be another prisoner.

    Astrology note: Ann admits to being a Virgo.

    David's suicide is not shown directly but is conveyed through sound effects: a muffled gunshot followed by the thump of a body hitting the floor.

    Mark Caffrey comments "Denny's - so prominently advertised by Joyce in (579), is visible right next to the prison in Daphne's release scene.


    This was the cliffhanger episode at the end of 1985 in the original Australian run

    Story Editor: Coral Drouyn (586), Bevan Lee (587)-(590)
    Script Editor: Kit Oldfield (586)-(587); Alister Webb (588); Kit Oldfield (589); Alister Webb (590)
    Storyliners: Coral Drouyn (586), Bevan Lee (587)-(590), Tony McDonald, John Coulter, Kelly Bermingham

    ITV regional broadcast dates:-
    Broadcast on Carlton/LWT Thursday 28 May 1998 23:45