Drugs enter the prison in a most unusual way.

First broadcast ... 1986 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Sunday 07 May 2000 04:45
DVD release: volume 37 disc 4 (AUS)
Duration: 0:43:04

Meg ~ Elspeth Ballantyne
Joan ~ Maggie Kirkpatrick
Ann ~ Gerda Nicolson
Joyce ~ Joy Westmore
Nancy ~ Julia Blake
Rita ~ Glenda Linscott
Julie ~ Jackie Woodburne
Lou ~ Louise Siversen
Lexie ~ Pepe Trevor
Bob ~ Peter Adams
Alice ~ Lois Collinder
Vicki McPherson ~ Rebecca Dines
Janet Williams ~ Christine Earle
Dan ~ Sean Scully
Steve ~ Peter Hayes
Kath Maxwell ~ Kate Hood
Aunty Ida ~ Paddy Burnet
Bongo ~ Shane Connors
Andrew Hinton ~ Fredric Abbott
Don Masters ~ Stewart Lowe [R]
Bluey Wilson ~ Rob Constable
Gate Guard No. 2 ~ David Bickerstaff

  • Written by Ian Coughlan & John Coulter
  • Directed by Tony Osicka
  • Dan does not appear in this episode

    Kath comes to Wentworth on remand. Janet Williams is transferred from Blackmoor at the same time (no sign of the second transferee though). Bob comes in on his day off to talk to the women about Kath. Ann admits to Kath she can't be watched round the clock, but Kath tells her she is prepared for the worst after what she has done. Kath is taken to solitary and Janet Williams tries to talk to her through the wall. She seems to have a good deal of inside information that she has mysteriously acquired between reception and solitary about prisoners like Nancy and Rita who certainly could have not been in Wentworth the last time she was there. She even seems to know what they are inside for, which it seems unlikely she would have known in another prison. Bob explains to the women about defoliants like Agent Orange and the effects it had on children of Vietnam veterans like Kath Maxwell's husband. Looking not in the slightest bit suspicious hanging around by the perimeter fence next to a gaping hole cut through the wire mesh fence, Bongo and Ida send the toy car full of coke through the fence, but it is jammed by the gate guard's walkie-talkie. Lexie goes to talk to the guard to distract him and stop him using his walkie-talkie until Rita is able to collect the cocaine. Janet tries to scare Kath into palling up with her by telling her about the treatment she can expect from the other women. During exercise period, Rita and Alice collect some stones from the garden and shower Lou with glass by breaking the sick room window. Ann punishes them both even as she acknowledges how Alice must be feeling. Joan snaps at Lou as she taunts her for not having had a girlfriend in a long time. Lexie, Rita and Alice get high on the cocaine as Julie keeps watch. Nancy however fails to spot anything very unusual about the way they are behaving. Obviously spurred on by Lou's comment (but possibly not making a very shrewd choice of venue) Joan goes to a bar showing a golf match on TV. She objects to one of the patron' s sexist comments about women golfers and challenges him to an arm wrestling contest to prove her point. One of the man's friends introduces himself to Joan and buys her a drink to apologise for his mate. Nancy gets a hint from Julie (who is drunk, not that Nancy seems to notice this either) that the other women have been buying drugs. Joan and her new friend Andrew swap golfing stories. Nancy tells the other women off for taking drugs, especially Lexie, but it becomes obvious that she is more upset about being excluded and lied to. After she goes off in a huff, the other women decide to follow her and apologise, which gives Steve the opportunity to sneak into the cell. He finds the cocaine and it just swilling it down the sink when Rita returns and in fury at the waste of money, she knocks him out with one punch.


    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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