A prisoner is charged with the murder on the farm; Kath comes to Wentworth; and Lou gets a death threat.

First broadcast ... 1986 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Saturday 06 May 2000 04:45
DVD release: volume 37 disc 3 (AUS)
Duration: 0:45:43

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
Alice ~ Lois Collinder
Bob ~ Peter Adams
Dan ~ Sean Scully
Mervin ~ Ernie Bourne
Mabel ~ Val Jellay
Aunty Ida ~ Paddy Burnet
Steve ~ Peter Hayes
Judge O’Grady ~ George Dixon
Hughie Thompson ~ Colwyn Roberts
Alan Maxwell ~ Peter Flett
Officer Radcliffe ~ Marion Dimmick
Officer Hagen ~ Christine Andrew
Constable Smith ~ Brian Worth
Constable Cooper ~ Kim Beissel
Policeman ~ Justin Gaffney
Pocco the Dog ~ Pocco
Fight Co-Ordinator ~ Glenn Ruehland

  • Written by Sean Nash & Bevan Lee
  • Directed by Sean Nash
  • Dan does not appear in this episode.

    Thanks to Kim Beissel who contacted me to point out the credits misspelled his surname as "Beissell"

    A farmer hears a second shot and sees Lou run from the barn holding a rifle. Steve finds the hole Pocco has dug under the fence and is attempting to fix it. The farmer gives the police a description of Lou and tells them which direction she was heading. Alice has an amusing wedding story about two dogs having sex at inappropriate moments during the ceremony and reception. Steve finds Pocco in Lexie's cell, but Joan catches him before he can smuggle her out. He makes up a story to cover, pretending that he has found the dog outside and brought her in to cheer Lexie up, which mollifies Joan by appealing to the dog lover in her. Alice annoys Mervin by getting in everyone's way in the kitchen while trying to make and ice the wedding cake. Steve pretends to have found Pocco in the grounds and takes her to Ann's office, presumably by pre-arrangement with Joan, who is there and casually "offers" to take care of Pocco. Ann orders a cell search when she hears that due to overcrowding at Blackmoor two women are being transferred back from there, and that Lou will not be sent to Blackmoor when she is found, but brought back to Wentworth. Lou collapses at the side of the road and wakes up to find herself being arrested. The whole block loses buyup when the grog is found. Ann gets a phone call with the news about Alice's family. Lexie is furious when she finds out from Steve that Joan intends to take Pocco. Meg warns Mervin that the wedding breakfast may have to be cancelled after the news about Alice's family. Alice is told that her mother and brother are dead, and she quietly and determinedly vows to kill Lou when she is caught and returned to Wentworth. Lexie rescues Pocco from the staff room, but Joan reclaims him, only to give him up again when she realises how much Lexie really cares for the dog. The wedding breakfast is postponed, but Alice is still insisting on making the cake - even though she only has two bride decorations to put on top (some would argue that this is very apt). After sorting through a pile of memorabilia (including the tiny doll, now mended ), Alice is shown reminiscing about her family to Nancy, and we find out that her father was a derro and she has five brothers and sisters. Lou is brought back to Wentworth and Meg warns her not to expect much sympathy from the women or much protection from the officers. Steve tells Joan she's heading for a breakdown if she carries on repressing her emotions. Ida visits Rita to collect the radio controlled car: Joan recognises her and insists she is searched after last time - little realising that Ida is in fact smuggling something out not in. Julie offers Alice her condolences, but Lexie is more practical and offers to help Alice kill Lou. Judge O'Grady visits Jessie in hospital: she convinces him of the truth of her allegations against Bassinger. Nancy gets suspicious when Rita claims to have given the toy car to Ida to give to her nephew, pointing out that Bongo is Rita's only sibling and he has no children of his own. Mabel collects Pocco and takes the opportunity to advise Lexie not to be too hard on Jessie. Nancy and Mervin refuse to help Alice put a threatening message in Lou's food. Lou taunts Lexie about Jessie while she is mopping the floor in sick-bay. Joan tells her to shut up or she'll leave Lexie unsupervised to do whatver she wants with Lou, Alan Maxwell gives Bob a lift to work and parks his car outside the gates as the van carrying Kath arrives. Lou finds a threatening and scarily misspelt note ("KELLY YOUR DEAD!!") in her food .

    Murray, "Corbett" and Balzano all get name checks, but the last of them isn't seen at all.

    Pat Evison deserves a special mention for atrocious acting for her "croaky" voice.


    Story Editor: Bevan Lee
    Script Editor: Alister Webb (611); Fay Rousseaux (612); Alister Webb (613); Fay Rousseaux (614); Alister Webb (615)
    Storyliners: Bevan Lee, Tony McDonald, John Coulter

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