The prisoners and officers treat Mervin and Joyce to a slap-up wedding dinner, but the night turns sour when a prisoner is found dead in her cell.

First broadcast ... 1986 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Sunday 14 May 200 04:45
DVD release: volume 37 disc 4 (AUS)
Duration: 0:43:49

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 ~ Rebecca Dines
Mervin ~ Ernie Bourne
Pat Slattery ~ Dorothy Cutts
Debbie ~ Ellie Nielsen
Officer Radcliffe ~ Marion Dimmick
Janet ~ Christine Earle
Dan ~ Sean Scully
Steve ~ Peter Hayes
Kath Maxwell ~ Kate Hood

  • Written by Quincey McQuade & Alison Nisselle
  • Directed by Brendan Maher
  • The actor who previously played Officer Green is seen at the door of the rec room in a gate guard's uniform .

    The women prepare the dining room for the wedding breakfast for Mervin and Joyce . Nancy argues Kath's case to Rita, pointing out that she couldn't have known the no-lagging rule and Rita agrees to lay off until Nancy can explain to Kath how things work. Janet warns Lou not to try to escape without her - but Lou obviously has other plans. As Mervin gets Lou's meal tray ready, Bob carelessly hints to Lexie and Alice that Lou will be gone by the following day. Nancy gives Kath some hints on how to behave in prison, including not asking why anyone else is inside. Nancy also realises that Kath is repressing her feelings about the death of her daughter and urges her to talk to her about it: Kath ends up sobbing in Nancy's arms. Bob takes Lou her lunch: she lets him know her terms for keeping quiet about his friendship with Kath . She demands enough money to leave the country and in return she will give him the name of her informant in Wentworth. Bob tells Kath what has happened and warns her to prepare herself for him leaving Wentworth soon. Nancy lets Rita know she believes what Kath has told her about her reasons for killing her child. Joan finds Kath just after she has been bashed by vigilante backgrounders Lorna and Ronnie. When Kath refers to Bob by his Christian name, Joan becomes suspicious. Joan finds Bob in the staff room and deliberately lets him know that Kath has been bashed to gauge his reaction. The women's costumes arrive and are distributed in the rec room. Joyce is surprised to get best wishes for her wedding in person from Joan. Ann tells Joan to let Janet out of solitary. Lexie inadvertently ruins the wedding cake when she pushes the kitchen door open just as Alice is carrying the cake. Bob collects Lou's tray from solitary, but tells her he'll be back later. Alice tries on her waitress's uniform, and shows the guests to their tables. Rita wears top hat and tails with a glittery blue waistcoat for her role as Master of Ceremonies. Bob tells Kath it is Lou Kelly who knows about them but she needn't worry, as Lou will be leaving Wentworth the following day. Kath decides not to go to the dining room. Rita makes an announcement to signal the start of festivities in the dining room. Bob returns to Lou in her solitary cell and tells her everything is "worked out", though she isn't going anywhere. In fact, he could kill her right now and no one would know who did it. He demands to know the name of the other person who knows about him and Kath and advances on Lou menacingly. Bob arrives late at the wedding meal as Rita, Alice, Lexie and Julie all leave the dining room or kitchen. Lexie separates from Julie, but Rita and Alice meet in a corridor as if they have pre-arranged it. Kath is in her cell writing a letter to her husband when she hears a noise and goes to investigate, but she doesn't see that someone has knocked out Officer Radcliffe. Rita and Alice return to the dining room and Julie and Lexie are late for their cue as the after dinner entertainment as impersonators of Laurel and Hardy . Joan refuses the chocolate mousse Lexie has saved for her; so Alice eats it, not realising that Lexie has dosed it with a laxative. Pat Slattery finds Officer Radcliffe unconscious in a corridor, and calls Ann and Meg out of the dining room. Bob follows them: even though Officer Radcliffe's keys are still on her, Ann decides there should be an immediate search and she, Bob and Meg set off in different directions. Meg reports back to Ann that she has found something wrong that she needs to see immediately. Ann calls an end to the wedding celebrations with an announcement that Lou Kelly has been found dead in her cell. Alice looks delighted by the news .


    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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