Lou is found with her wrists slashed and is sent to hospital. Rita Connors is set up.

First broadcast ... 1986 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Saturday 15 April 2000 04:40
DVD release: volume 37 disc 2 (AUS)
Duration: 0:44:51

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
Mervin ~ Ernie Bourne
Steve ~ Peter Hayes
Dan ~ Sean Scully
Bongo ~ Shane Connors
Roach ~ Linda Hartley
Grub ~ Ingle Knight
Mabel ~ Val Jellay
Janet ~ Christine Earle
Pat Slattery ~ Dorothy Cutts
Ambulance Driver ~ Michael Bennett
Ambulance Attendant ~ Ray Hutchinson
Ida ~ Paddy Burnett

  • Written by Fay Rousseaux
  • Directed by Tony Osicka
  • Lou delivers the can back to the laundry while Rita tells the women they must make a list of their demands. Rita finds Nancy writing her diary. When some bikie magazines fall out of her locker, Rita is upset by the reminder that she isn't able to attend Slasher's funeral. The Conquerors accompany Slasher's coffin which is carried on the back of a truck. Bongo makes remarks to Dan about Ann's role in keeping Rita away from the funeral. Nancy distracts Mervin while Rita gets some ingredients for the grog from the kitchen. Bob is annoyed that Ann is restoring some of the privileges he took away while he was Governor. Jessie tells Mabel to hire a private detective to track Harry Bassinger and asks her on Lexie's behalf about Pocco, who has disappeared. Dan makes a speech over Slasher's grave and everyone present has a swig of Jim Beam. Janet says she still supports Lou, and so would Alice and Carol (who's Carol?). Lou tells Janet to forget it , as she's working on a plan to avoid getting sent to Blackmoor. Lou's snide remarks finally get on Rita's nerves and she sticks Lou in the drier. Joan calls a Union meeting to defend Meg and argues that it affects all of them. When Joan accuses Steve of always trying to chat up the women, he snaps back that she's just a bitter middle-aged woman with no trace of humanity. Lou tells Janet to steal her a knife from the kitchen and bring it to the shower block. Steve tells Julie he'd better not see her until after her parole hearing but he will wait for her until she gets out. Bongo comes to visit Rita: Ann lets him see her, even though he makes a reference to her relationship with Dan in front of Joan and Bob. Bongo tells Rita he plans to hide drugs in Slasher's jacket, which will be given to Rita. Ann is concerned that the news of her relationship will soon spread round the prison. Rita spreads the word about Ann and Dan. Lexie tells Rita she's interested in buying drugs, but they agree they have to keep it from Jessie and Nancy. When Ann asks her to wait for the results of Meg's appeal, Joan refuses and says reports the matter to the Union. Janet gives Lou the knife and is tells her she will slashes her wrists with it and Janet to report it after about ten minutes. Lou slashes her wrists . Janet covers herself by telling Mervin that Rita and Nancy have stolen a knife from the kitchen. Mervin rushes off to report the theft of the knife to Ann and Rita is taken away to be searched. Lou is left undiscovered longer than she intended, but Meg eventually finds her : she blames Rita and Alice for attacking her before being taken to hospital. Rita is locked in solitary, though neither Meg nor Ann really believe Lou's accusation.


    Story Editor: Bevan Lee
    Script Editor: Alister Webb (606); Fay Rousseaux (607); Alister Webb (608)-(609); Fay Rousseaux (610)
    Storyliners: Bevan Lee, Tony McDonald, John Coulter - all (606)-(610), Kelly Bermingham (606)-(608) only

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