Lou makes a poisonous martini and Ann Reynolds returns to Wentworth as governor.

First broadcast ... 1986 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Sunday 09 April 2000 04:55
DVD release: volume 37 disc 2 (AUS)
Duration: 0:43:42

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
Mervin ~ Ernie Bourne
James Dwyer ~ James Condon
Diana Groom ~ Amanda Cook
Roger (Gate Guard) ~ Bryon Dolan

  • Written by David Stevens
  • Directed by Tony Osicka
  • Bob tells Meg he wouldn't mind if Meg appealed against the decision to demote her, or she could talk to the Minister, as he's coming in to the prison to discuss the matter with the staff. Alice notices that Julie has left a trail when moving the cans from the laundry to clean them out for the grog, so she mops it up and takes the blame. Dwyer indicates he thinks Bob should have remained as Governor and even hints he should subtly undermine Ann when she returns. Bob firmly declines the invitation. Julie tells Rita that Alice covered for her. Dwyer brushes off Meg and tells her to put her objections in writing. Julie is upset to hear Steve talking about going out for a meal with "Hope". Joan humiliates Lou and threatens to send her to Blackmoor and have her friend Cynthia to look after her. Rita tells Alice she's no longer in Coventry. Lou tries to persuade Alice to let her know what's going on with the booze so she can steal it once it's made. Joan is touched by Joyce's invitation to her wedding, though Joyce tells Meg she only did it because she felt she had to and she and Mervin hoped Joan wouldn't actually come. Rita takes orange juice out of the dining room in a bag slung around her neck. Nancy is given the job of stealing sugar and yeast from the kitchen. Bob tells Ann she can count on his full support. Lou steals some caustic soda from Steve's tool kit while he talks to Julie. Ann comes to the rec room and tells the women she's back as Governor. Rita springs a leak in her bag and goes to unload the juice. Ann is puzzled at the silent reaction she got from the women. Joan comes across Steve's tool kit unattended and finds him in Julie's cell explaining to her that Hope is his sister. Joan reports them to Ann, and tries to blame Bob for not sacking Steve over the centrefold photo. Meg assures Joyce that she won't let Joan exploit the situation between her and Bob to try and get rid of him. Ann lets Steve off with a warning for leaving his tool kit open. Bob questions her decision, as he had already given Steve a final warning. Joan warns Steve and Julie she'll be watching them and will eventually catch them "at it". Rita is asked by Ann to provide a list of suggestions for improvements to conditions - in writing, which Rita only reluctantly agrees to do. Lou takes one of the cleaned out cans from the laundry and adds some of the caustic soda to it .


    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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