Lorelei is back in Wentworth after voluntarily giving up Zoe to the Hoskings. A hitwoman arrives to kill Liza. [alias Lisa]

First broadcast ... 1986 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Saturday 14 October 2000 04:40
DVD release: volume 39 disc 3 (AUS)
Duration: 0:45:11

Meg ~ Elspeth Ballantyne
Joan ~ Maggie Kirkpatrick
Ann ~ Gerda Nicolson
Joyce ~ Joy Westmore
Rita ~ Glenda Linscott
Alice ~ Lois Collinder
Kath ~ Kate Hood
Lorelei ~ Paula Duncan
Merle ~ Rosanne Hull-Brown
Rodney ~ Philip Hyde
Delia ~ Desiree Smith
Wendy ~ Julieanne Newbould
Lisa ~ Terrie Waddell
Spider ~ Taya Stratton
Pamela Madigan ~ Justine Saunders
Zoe Wilkinson ~ Asby Redward
June Hosking ~ Brenda Addie
Ivan Hosking ~ Cliff Wood
Frieda Lewin ~ Johannah Sonerberg
Thomas Gilmore ~ Graham Duckett
Mal Winner ~ Brendan O'Brien
Constable Williams ~ Matthew Barker

  • Written by Ian Coughlan & Andrew Kennedy
  • Directed by Kendal Flanagan
  • The newspaper front page shows Lorelei's mugshots .

    Joan puts "Fisher, Murray, Young" on a charge for having concealed contraband in their cells.

    Kath quizzes Merle about Wendy and the reactions of women and staff to her. Lisa dyes her hair (and becomes another actress ). Lisa tries to get a message to Lester through Spider: Wendy urges her to be careful and suggests that Kath is working for the police and was taken out to be briefed. Rita asks Joan whether Lorelei has contacted her, but Joan replies she doesn't help criminals, so Rita turns her attention to the problem of what to do about Kath and plots with Alice to have her caught with the gun. The police phone Joan at work to find Lorelei's whereabouts, so she goes to talk to Ann at home to find out if Ann has any more information. Lorelei and Zoe find an empty beach house to sleep in for the night. Pamela challenges Joan's racist assumptions about crime levels among "her own people", but after she leaves she admits to Ann she thinks honesty is preferable to polite skirting around the issues. Joan lets Rodney know she overheard his phone call to Kath to force him to give her information. Lorelei wakes up to find Zoe has wandered off, but finds her again and decides to return her to the Hoskings. Lisa tries to find out about Kath's "escape" from Merle, and gets confirmation that Kath was taken by force from the prison as Wendy implied. Lorelei asks the Hoskings to let her have a few minutes alone with Zoe before she gives herself up. Rodney orders Kath to increase her profit margin by 50% and Kath immediately suspects he is paying Joan a cut. Spider takes Lisa's message for Lester, but reads it herself first. Lorelei phones Joan while she is on the reception desk to ask her to go with her to the police station. Mr Gilmour gets hold of Lisa's message which Spider's junkie contact sold and orders an associate to pick up Pete to find where Lester is. The police arrive without Joan and arrest Lorelei for armed robbery. Gilmour hires Frieda Lewin, a hit woman, to get inside Wentworth and silence Lisa. Kath takes bets and Spider takes orders for contraband: Rita and Alice follow her to see where her stash is hidden. Merle follows Rita and Alice. Meg catches Rita and Alice out of their work area and takes them back to the laundry, but Merle follows Spider to the boiler room. The hit woman fails to arouse the gate guard's suspicions when taking her bull mastiff for walkies just outside the perimeter fence to give her a chance to see the layout of the grounds. Merle sees where Spider hides the key and unlocks the cupboard to help herself to sweets and the gun. Rodney catches her counting her sweets and has the gun pointed at him. Merle pulls the gun on the women in the laundry and Rita chases her out. Merle runs into a blockade of armed officers and Kath has to reveal that the gun is a fake. Merle is unable to substantiate her story about where she found the gun, as the locker in the boiler room has been cleared. Lorelei is returned to Wentworth and is put in to share a cell with Rita and Alice. Frieda goes over the fence at Wentworth at night.


    Story Editor: Gwenda Marsh
    Script Editor: Pauline Clayton
    Storyliners: Tony McDonald, John Coulter, Bob Greenberg

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