Julie's chance for happiness seems ruined when Kath carries out an insidious plan for Joan.

First broadcast ... 1986 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Sunday 18 June 2000 04:40
DVD release: volume 37 disc 6 (AUS)
Duration: 0:45:21

Meg ~ Elspeth Ballantyne
Joan ~ Maggie Kirkpatrick
Ann ~ Gerda Nicolson
Nancy ~ Julia Blake
Rita ~ Glenda Linscott
Julie ~ Jackie Woodburne
Lexie ~ Pepe Trevor
Alice ~ Lois Collinder
Joyce ~ Joy Westmore
Kath ~ Kate Hood
Janet ~ Christine Earle
Lorelei Wilkinson ~ Paula Duncan
Amy Ryan ~ Penny Ramsay
Roach Waters ~ Linda Hartley
Pat Slattery ~ Dorothy Cutts
Steve Ryan ~ Peter Hayes
Andrew Hinton ~ Fredric Abbott
Detective Harris ~ Laurie Dobson
Peter McCormack ~ Steve Bastoni
Sandra Williams ~ Andrea Butcher
Policewoman ~ Carolyn Kennett
Male Stripper ~ George Mulov

  • Written by Quincey McQuade & John Clifford White
  • Directed by Alister Smart
  • Julie seems to say to Steve "She's got you and your sisters", so possibly Hope and Heather are meant to be different people.

    Joan's remark about "one source that won't be hung from the rafters" is probably an allusion to Eve Wilder.

    Kath initially refuses to help, but Joan tells her she knows about the weapons Kath has hidden and she is prepared to tell the Governor all about them if Kath doesn't play along. Joan tells Kath that all she wants Kath to do is "destroy" Rita. In the laundry the women are starting to make plans to use their new found influence over Joan, but Rita puts the lid on them doing anything immediately, as it would just push Joan beyond the point where she would feel she had nothing to lose. Lexie tells the women that Mabel has visited with the news that Jessie has organised a surprise treat for them: she wouldn't say what it was, but the women have to be in the area nearest the fence for the next exercise period. Joan takes Kath off to the rec room pretending it's for extra cleaning duties as a punishment, but really to give her the opportunity for an uninterrupted chat about tactics. She tells Kath that she has to do another small job and fix Julie first before they start on Rita. Nancy thinks the documentary she plans about life in prison should be scripted and wonders where she could get hold of an officer's uniform. Alice launches into an impression of Joan and Lexie cruelly pretends that Joan is standing right behind her. Steve visits Julie and tells her she was wrong about his mother: if she was nice to Julie it must have been for some devious reason of her own. Janet's sister Sandy visits her, but thinks smuggling drugs inside is too big a risk and refuses to help her. Nancy has a visit from Peter who tells he has met a girl called Danielle and he wants to marry her. Jessie's surprise turns out to be a male stripper who does his routine standing on the back of a van parked outside Wentworth. Kath tells Janet she'll get someone else to bring in the cocaine - perhaps her husband? Joan complains to Ann about the other officers turning a blind eye to the stripper, as it could have been a cover for smuggling in contraband. She tells Ann she will be consulting her "source" to see if she can get any more information. Joan is unable to find anything in Nancy's diary, and Nancy returns from her visit from Peter to find Joan in her cell. Joan cannot get any information from Kath either, and Kath manipulates Joan into agreeing to get cocaine for her from Janet's sister but at Joan's own expense. Joan also suggests that LSD is provided to frame Julie. Lexie tries to charge the women to watch the video she's made of the stripper's act. Lorelei is brought to Wentworth on remand . Nancy tells the other women about finding Joan in her cell: Rita thinks he must have been trying to plant something. Joan phones Sandy while Andrew is busy in the kitchen. The women search Nancy's cell. Lorelei is introduced to the women and meets her new cellmates Julie and Lexie. Joan picks up the drugs left in Andrew's mailbox just as the police drive up, but they only want to ask her about the fire. Lorelei puts up curtains in her cell. Joan phones Mrs Ryan to give her the number of her bank account. Kath tries to recruit Lorelei, but when Janet strong-arms her, Lorelei pulls a judo throw on her. Joan passes the drugs to Kath (in a surprisingly thin envelope). Joan reports an incident involving Merle Jones in C block after someone called her by her nickname "Loonie" and suggests that she is transferred to H block where Rita's influence could put an end to the teasing she gets. Ann thinks this might be a good idea and promises to consider it. Kath knocks Julie out using some billiard balls in a sock and puts a tablet in her mouth , wishing her "Bon Voyage".


    Story Editor: Bevan Lee
    Script Editor: Quincy McQuade (621); Alister Webb (622); Quincy McQuade (623); Alister Webb (624), (625)
    Storyliners: Bevan Lee, Tony McDonald, John Coulter

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