A crazy ex-cop is on the loose and Lexie is returned to Wentworth. The baddies receive an unforgettable lesson.

First broadcast ... 1986 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Sunday 02 April 2000 04:40
DVD release: volume 37 disc 1 (AUS)
Duration: 0:45:30

Meg ~ Elspeth Ballantyne
Joan ~ Maggie Kirkpatrick
Ann ~ Gerda Nicolson
Joyce ~ Joy Westmore
Jessie ~ Pat Evison
Nancy ~ Julia Blake
Rita ~ Glenda Linscott
Julie ~ Jackie Woodburne
Lou ~ Louise Siversen
Lexie ~ Pepe Trevor
Bob ~ Peter Adams
Alice ~ Lois Collinder
Steve ~ Peter Hayes
Dan ~ Sean Scully
Harry Bassinger ~ John Frawley
Janet Williams ~ Christine Earle
Kath Maxwell ~ Kate Hood
Father Harris ~ John Kelly
Judge O'Grady ~ George Dixon
Policeman 1 ~ Peter Patay (?)
Policeman 2 ~ David Le Page
Detective 1 ~ Jeffrey Hodgson
Detective 2 ~ Eric McPhan
Gina ~ Anne-Marie Carley
Doris ~ Irene Hewitt
Policeman ~ Matthew Barker

  • Written by Bevan Lee & Neil Luxmoore
  • Directed by Sean Nash
  • Jessie leaves Lexie alone in the house and goes out to do some more organising for Lexie's passport. Harry Bassinger watches Jessie get into a taxi and reaches for his knife. Rita gets drunk, narrowly escaping detection by Joan, who is just about to investigate the noise when Bob calls her away to cover to a sick Officer Radcliffe. Harry pretends to be (an ex-customer?) delivering flowers for Jessie: Lexie won't open the door, but when she thinks he's gone and goes to pick them up, he is right next to the door. Jessie can't hail a cab on the streets then sees a police car cruise by. Bassinger attacks Lexie, but she knocks him out with a vase, just as Jessie arrives home to warn Lexie. Steve is sympathetic to Julie's story of how she got into prison. Jessie and Lexie tie Bassinger up and call the police but they are already doing a house to house call and have been alerted by a neighbour. Jessie tries to send Lexie away but the police have the house surrounded. The police recognize Harry as an ex-Superintendant and untie him. Jessie phones Judge O'Grady from the police station, but he tells her he won't help as no court will take her word against Bassinger's. Ann admits to Dan that she misses Wentworth and is considering going back. There are grumblings from some of the women that Rita has bashed Gina for not keeping watch properly, but Rita warns all of them that Lou is finished as top dog. Ann backs away when Dan moves towards her to kiss her at the end of their dinner date. Alice and Lou are released from solitary and both of them are apprehensive about the reception they will get. Kath phones Bob from the hospital asking if she can talk to him. Julie designs a still and she and Rita plot to make illicit grog. Alice and Lou hide out in the chapel service: Rita drops in to talk to them and warn them to keep out of trouble. Lexie and Jessie are brought back to Wentworth, additionally charged with assault. Kath tells Bob she is close to distraction over her daughter, who has a hereditary defect after her husband's exposure to defoliants in Vietnam. She tells Bob she wishes the doctors would just let her daughter die to end her suffering. Jessie tells the women about Bassinger but Lexie is furious that she is back inside. Lexie has a go at Lou when she finally decides to walk into the rec room. Rita threatens to still a billiard ball in Lou's mouth , and Lou realises that not even Alice will support her any more. Julie confesses to Lexie that she's in love with Steve. The women give Lou and Alice a trial: Julie is prosecutor and reads the charges - including attempting to kill Lexie and causing injury to Rita and herself. Rita hands each woman a match and tells them to vote with it: breaking it to indicate guilty. Meg visits Ann and Ann confesses she is still worried what Dan's reaction will be to her mastectomy. Nancy counts up the vote. Rita announces the guilty verdict and sentences them to be hung. Lou and Alice are gagged and taken to a cell where the nooses have been prepared .


    Story Editor: Bevan Lee
    Script Editor: Fay Rousseaux (601); Alister Webb (602)-(603); Ian Smith & Fay Rousseaux (604); Fay Rousseaux (605)
    Storyliners: Bevan Lee, Tony McDonald, John Coulter, Kelly Bermingham

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