Lou Kelly is raped. Meanwhile, Lexie discovers that she is pregnant and finds out the real identity of her own mother

First broadcast ... 1986 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Sunday 23 April 2000 04:40
DVD release: volume 37 disc 3 (AUS)
Duration: 0:45:22

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
Flora Jenkins ~ Monica Claux
Sean Jenkins ~ Steve Millichamp
Pat Slattery ~ Dorothy Cutts
Sister Hall ~ Gael Andrews
Vicki McPherson ~ Rebecca Dines
Alex Woodman ~ Earl Francis
Officer Radcliffe ~ Marion Dimmick
Pocco The Dog ~ Pocco
Steve Ryan ~ Peter Hayes

  • Written by Michael Joshua
  • Directed by Kendal Flanagan
  • Pocco does not appear until the following episode.

    Rita tells Alice and Nancy that she's heard the strike was organised by Joan against Bob. Alice hits Bob full in the face with a volleyball (by accident), which gives Rita the idea for a match between the officers and prisoners. Lexie has a pregnancy test, and has to admit to Sister Hall she might have been pregnant before she escaped. Jessie sees her lawyer: he tells her Bassinger has gone on holiday and a local call from someone suggests Bassinger isn't really responsible for the murders. He doubts he will be able to keep on with the case. Lexie's test is positive. Bob nearly hits Joan, but Joyce does it instead when Joan tells her she wasn't intending to come to her wedding to some "schonky little cook". Joan makes a complaint to Ann about being assaulted by Joyce. Lexie tells the women she's pregnant, and she's the only one who isn't pleased. Julie tries to persuade Lexie against having an abortion. Joyce bursts into tears when telling Meg she hit Joan: Meg says she'll make sure she won't lose her job over it. Meg goes to the staff room and tells Joan to tear up her report, or she'll go to the police about the fire she started. Lexie is offended when Jessie asks her if she was telling the truth about Bassinger. Julie tells Jessie that Lexie wants an abortion. Mrs Jenkins "invites" Lou into the farmhouse for a meal after her guests have left, but it turns out she wants Lou to work for it, by mucking out the donkeys. Lexie tries to pay Alice to beat her up enough to induce a miscarriage, but Alice refuses, citing the women's attitude to "kid killers". Alice's brother Sean makes advances to Lou, and threatens to expose her to the police if she doesn't do what he wants. Alice asks Nancy if there's anything in her diary about her, and if it's all bad. Nancy assures her that she's been much better since she fell out with Lou. Sean comes back later to "collect" and when she struggles, he rapes her. Alice suggests the women should could a wedding breakfast for Mervin and Joyce. Joyce brings some boxes of broken toys for the women to repair in their rec time, and Rita finds a skittle in one of the boxes. Sean warns Lou not to go crying to his mother as she won't believe her, and he knows a few things about Lou from Alice's letters that she wouldn't have told her mother. The women turn a corridor into a bowling alley. Nancy realises that there is more than appears to Jessie's concern for Lexie, and Jessie admits the real reason to her and that she's only in prison to be with Lexie. After Nancy points out there's nothing left to stop her telling Lexie, Jessie decides to try. Ann calls Rita in to her office to tell her most of the women's suggestions are acceptable, but she objects to the idea of having Dan as chaplain, which she takes as a personal dig. Rita replies it was Nancy's suggestion and a perfectly genuine one. Jessie tries to tell Lexie who she really is in a roundabout way, but takes too long to get to the point and Lexie assumes it's just another sob story to put her off the abortion. Julie finds a broken radio controlled car among the toys and says she thinks she can fix it with a bit of solder in the workshop. Alice gets teased for taking a fancy to a tiny baby doll . Bob asks Ann for permission to leave work in a hurry to sort out an urgent personal problem. Meg forces Joan to tell Joyce she's withdrwaing the complaint. Lexie offers Steve $2,000 to give her an abortion, but of course he refuses. Jessie interrupts and insists Lexie to hear her out and finally tells her she is her real mother, not Lady Giddings.


    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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