Lou is left a physical wreck. The deputy governor is demoted to make way for Bob Moran. Bassinger burns evidence

First broadcast ... 1986 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Saturday 08 April 2000 04:40
DVD release: volume 37 disc 1 (AUS)
Duration: 0:44:34

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
Pippa ~ Christine Harris
Ben ~ Kevin Summers
Harry Bassinger ~ John Frawley
James Dwyer ~ James Condon
Hope Ryan ~ Kerrin Hayden
Andy ~ Bob Jewell

  • Written by Tony McDonald & John Coulter
  • Directed by Sean Nash
  • Lexie refers to Pocco as "she", though I'm sure "she" was a male dog before...

    Rita launches Lou into space and the rope snaps, as it was deliberately cut and stitched together again. Rita warns Lou not to try it again or next time it will be real. Joan finds Alice crying in the toilet, but Alice can't be scared into confessing what happened. Nancy objects to Rita's treatment of Lou and Alice, but Jessie says it was the right thing to do. Alice comes to apologise to Rita then tells Lou she's not with her any more. Lexie tips Lou's dinner into her lap and gets a telling off from Rita for stepping out of line: it appears not to bother him. Ann explains the reason for her shyness to Dan. Steve is called to unblock a toilet and finds the reason is the remains of the tennis balls. Jessie appeals to Bob about Harry Bassinger: she manages to persuade him that other escapees might be in danger. He phones the Minister, who gives him the brush-off and reminds him of the last time Jessie made a fool of him. Steve asks Rita to try to persuade the women to trust him a little more and not treat him like a lagger. Julie makes Lexie apologise to Jessie. Nancy gets a telling off from Rita for ignoring her order to send Alice to Coventry. Julie sees Steve meeting a woman outside the gate, and assumes it is his girlfriend. Pippa and Ben return unexpectedly and interrupt Ann's cosy dinner date with Dan. Joyce is worried that she will have to waltz at her wedding and Meg is just giving her lessons when Joan walks into the staff room and catches them. To their surprise, Joan reveals her own shady past as a dance champion with the trophies to prove it. After Dan has left, Pippa makes it plain that she disapproves of Ann's involvement with a "bikie". Lou shouts to Alice, taunting her for crying after lights out. Meg suggests to Bob that he could extend Jessie's visiting rights as a way of allowing her to use her old contacts to get more evidence against Bassinger. She also warns him that Ann wants to return to her job. Ann sneaks out of the house and spends the night with Dan. Harry Bassinger is seen tearing up and burning his scrap books on the escapees he's trailed. Pippa is waiting for Ann when she tries to sneak back into again the morning after. When Pippa starts to lecture her again, Ann reminds her she is hardly the person who should be moralising. Rita sets Lexie and Julie on to scrub out the detergent cans in the laundry. Bob accuses Joan of being the source for a critical newspaper article headed "PRISON OFFICER SPEAKS OUT". As Ann is returning to work, Meg is told she will be demoted to allow Bob to become Deputy Governor.


    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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