Sarah plants chemicals in the air-conditioning system and causes illness and mass evacuation of H Block.

First broadcast ... 1986 (Melbourne)
Broadcast on Channel 5 Saturday 28 October 2000 04:45 (Channel 5 postponed the episode originally scheduled for Sunday 22nd October due to an overrun on the baseball World Series)
DVD release: volume 39 disc 3 (AUS)
Duration: 0:43:16

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
Marty ~ Michael Winchester
Rodney ~ Philip Hyde
Delia ~ Desiree Smith
Lisa ~ Terrie Waddell
Spider ~ Taya Stratton
Pamela ~ Justine Saunders
Sarah ~ Kylie Belling
Vicki ~ Rebecca Dines
Alan Lockely ~ Tom Travers
Officer Radcliffe ~ Marion Dimmick
Fire officer

  • Written by John Coulter & Marie Trevor
  • Directed by Sean Nash
  • Officer Radcliffe is credited in error.

    Rita suddenly starts to use the racist term "boong" which she had previously disapproved of.

    Marty takes Sarah to the workshop where Spider and Vicki decide to incite the other women to attack her. Dr Lockely tells Ann that Lisa is suffering from hysterical aphasia and he suggests she is put back with the women as there is nothing physically wrong with her. Joan springs a sudden search on the women and finds grog in an ammonia bottle in the laundry. She suggests to Ann that an officially approved shop would help stamp out the contraband problem. Spider and Vicki kidnap Sarah and paint her white . Joan tells Rodney to volunteer to help with the shop for the sake of his work record: he will go out to buy goods with Kath, but they will collect other goods at the same time. Rodney tells Kath about the shop plan: she seems a lot more enthusiastic about it than he is when she finds she is to be recommended as trustee. Sarah frees herself and dashes to the rec room and makes a lunge at Spider and Vicki. She lags on them, but the women vote not to punish her. Spider achieves her object when Ann tells her she and Sarah will no longer be sharing a cell. Alice has a chat to Sarah to tell her she's been let off for lagging. Joan gives the women their buyup forms and tells them they will be their last as she has proposed a shop. Sarah cons Delia into letting her into the workshop to find the photo of her parents, where she steals a bottle of hydrochloric acid. Kath haggles up her percentage to 30% at the expense of Rodney's 10%. Sarah rigs up a tripod in Spider's cell to make the acid give off poisonous fumes. Joan listens in to Wendy Glover's phone call to Ann. Merle comes to the laundry to complain of feeling sick and says that Spider and Vicki are ill too. The prison is evacuated, but Merle goes back inside to look for Kath. Rita follows her to make her put on a gas mask . Rita finds Sarah hiding under a running shower and demands to know what's going on. Lisa has been forgotten in the rush evacuation and collapses behind a door. Merle takes her mask off. Rita makes Sarah dismantle the equipment and covers for her by pretending to have saved her. Merle rescues Lisa by dargging her out through reception. Marty finds the cup and a candle in a corridor. Ann threatens to cancel all the women's privileges, but Sarah confesses and is taken to isolation. Spider demands revenge for Sarah's action, but Alice says that she's top dog and doesn't approve of it. Rita asks Spider for the hire of her key and a knife: Spider offers it for free, assuming she is going to be using it on Sarah. With Meg away, Joan feels able to compliment Marty of his handling of the incident that afternoon. Joan warns Spider she knows that she leaked information on Lisa's boyfriend so she'd better keep quiet about her opposition to the shop. After lights out, Rita breaks into isolation to urge Sarah to be more responsible . She cuts her finger with the knife and shows Sarah the blood, pointing out that "it's the same colour".


    Story Editor: Gwenda Marsh
    Script Editor: Neil Luxmoore
    Storyliners: Tony McDonald, John Coulter, Bob Greenberg

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