Series 5, Episode 16
Written by Liz Lake
Produced by David Crean
Directed by Julie Edwards
Air Date: 21st August, 2003
Fenner is lucky to catch a glimpse of the gun and within seconds, has kicked the front door shut, grabbed Di and hit the deck. After making sure that the hit-man has beat a hasty retreat, Fenner spins Di a line about the local kids throwing bricks through his windows and playing other nasty tricks. Although he manages to convince Di that there’s nothing to worry about, he knows that he was only seconds away from death.
Meanwhile, on the wing, Yvonne, who has no idea that her hit against Fenner has failed, celebrates Denny’s impending transfer to Whitecross Open. Denny is all for asking to stay at Larkhall but Yvonne manages to convince her otherwise – she’s not got long to serve on her sentence and once she’s out, she, Denny and Lauren will be able to live together as a family.
Selena is furious when she discovers that Kris had no intention of asking Milly to speak to her solicitor and own up to the crime that her sister is serving life for. Things go from bad to worse when Kris unveils her plan to send Milly over to Canada to stay with her aunt until she and Selena can make it over there to join her – Selena can’t see the point in them spending the rest of their lives on the run when there’s a perfectly legitimate way out of Larkhall that Kris is refusing to use. Realising that there’s no way she’s going to be able to change Kris’s mind, Selena gives her an ultimatum – either Kris persuades Milly to tell the truth or she’ll resign.
Having already heard the bad news from Lauren, Yvonne is prepared to see Fenner on the wing on Monday morning. She is unsure of his reaction however and therefore is relieved when he turns up in her cell and rather sheepishly asks her if they can call a truce. Yvonne agrees…as long as Fenner stays out of her way she’ll stay out of his. What Yvonne doesn’t know is that the only thing Fenner has on his mind is revenge…he’s already tried to talk Hedges into helping him to help Yvonne to ‘commit suicide’.
Despite the Costa Con’s best attempts to throw a spanner in the works, it’s time for Denny to leave Larkhall to serve the rest of her sentence in an open prison. There are more than a few tearful goodbyes but by far the most emotional is Denny’s farewell to Yvonne. After a final hug, Yvonne watches with tears in her eyes as Denny is escorted off G-Wing for the last time.
After telling Fenner that he won’t give him an alibi, Hedges goes to see Yvonne and warns her that Fenner plans to get rid of her once and for all after Barbara’s wedding. The only thing left for Yvonne to do is run, and the only way for her to do it is Kris’s way. After talking through the route down to the hanging-cell with Kris, Yvonne tells her that they will have to make a break for it after Barbara’s wedding. Kris agrees but is still worried about the steel grid covering the entrance to the tunnel, not to mention a set of keys to get them through the gates leading to the corridor. Yvonne tells Kris not to worry and then blackmails Hedges into sorting out the problem with the grate and hiding a set of keys in the toilets for her.
After realising that Kris has no intention of contacting Milly, Selena informs Fenner that she has decided to resign. Fenner immediately twigs that the reasons behind Selena’s decision lie with Kris but wrongly assumes the reasons behind their troubles. As he doesn’t really want to lose a piece of eye-candy like Selena, Fenner decides to pay Kris a visit. After warning her to stay away from Selena, he viciously kicks her in the knee and then presses the panic button. When reinforcements arrive, Fenner calmly informs them that Kris attacked him before they cart her off down the block.
After witnessing Kris’s departure off the wing, Yvonne realises that she’s on her own. She interrupts Barbara’s nervous preparations and asks her to provide a distraction during the wedding reception, telling her that Fenner will kill her if she doesn’t escape first. After promising to contact Lauren to tell her that Yvonne is lying low for a while, Barbara agrees to do all she can. Meanwhile, Henry arrives at the prison with his brother and best-man, Clive who appears to be the only member of Henry’s family to approve of the marriage.
Selena arrives on the block and is appalled when she sees Kris’s bruised and swollen knee. Realising that she can’t leave Kris locked up in Larkhall with Fenner, Selena agrees to stay on and, even better, to help Kris escape once she’s finished her stint in segregation…that is as long as Yvonne manages to get away without blowing the escape route.
The moment of Henry and Barbara’s wedding arrives but Barbara’s happiness is short-lived – firstly, all of Henry’s family are missing except for Clive and, when the female vicar asks if anyone objects to the marriage, Clive steps forward and makes his feelings for Barbara very clear. Henry is furious when Clive calls Barbara a murderer and asks Di to escort him from the prison. Finally the wedding gets under way and the whole wing looks on as Henry and Barbara share their first kiss as husband and wife.
As everyone else assembles for the wedding reception, Hedges sneaks off to the tunnel entrance with a cache of tools hidden in his coat. After cutting through the heavy padlocks, he manages to dislodge the steel grid with a crow-bar. He then puts the grid back and makes his way down the works corridor. Unfortunately, Fenner has noticed that Hedges is missing and has decided to go off in search of him. Fenner catches up with Hedges in the corridor and corners him. Hedges, quite literally, wets himself when Fenner discovers the syringe and wrap of heroin concealed in the shoulder of his jumper and has no option but to reveal all to Fenner about Yvonne’s escape plans. Fenner instructs Hedges to go into the bathroom to clean himself up, once he’s in there, Fenner informs him that he’s going to allow Yvonne to escape before head-butting him and leaving him unconscious on the toilet floor.
Fenner goes down to the hanging cell to scope out Yvonne’s escape route and notices that one of the doors only has a lock on the outside.
It seems that Barbara’s distraction isn’t needed after all because Julie S pre-empts her by throwing up all down the front of her wedding dress. Yvonne offers to take Barbara to the bathroom to help her clean up, and, after saying her goodbyes, sets off for the works corridor. As she makes her way down into the darkness underneath the prison, Yvonne has no idea that Fenner is hot on her heels. As Yvonne unlocks the door leading out of the hanging cell, Fenner is ready to pounce. Once Yvonne is through the other side, she drops Hedges’ keys. As she bends down to retrieve them, Fenner slams the door shut and locks it. After taunting Yvonne through the door, Fenner makes good his own escape. Yvonne turns and realises that there is another locked door barring her way down the corridor and no way out back into the hanging cell…she’s trapped!
Fenner races back up to the works corridor. Although he locks the gate leading to the hanging cell he leaves the works corridor gates open before raising the alarm. Selena smiles as Fenner informs her that Yvonne has knocked Hedges out, stolen his keys and made her escape down the works corridor – surely this means that Kris’s tunnel is safe. Fenner’s next job is to rouse Colin and tell him that Yvonne has made good her escape. As the officers rush down the works corridor in search of Yvonne, Fenner can finally relax knowing that he’s finally got Yvonne where he wants her and where nobody else will ever find her.
Julie J finds Julie S’ diary and discovers that her friend has decided to stop her course of chemotherapy because of her phobia of needles. Julie J tries to talk her around but Julie S is adamant – she doesn’t want to live the rest of her life suffering from side-affects, she wants to enjoy whatever time she has left…and, if it comes to it, she wants Julie J to help her die with dignity.
Disgusted by the way they have tried to cheat Denny, Yvonne has forbidden anyone on the wing from supplying Phyl and Bev with alcohol. Depressed and frustrated, Phyl gives Al some jewellery in exchange for heroin and she and Bev retire to their cell to smoke it. It’s not long before they’re both completely out of it and mercifully oblivious of their surroundings.
As the rest of the wing light swingers and chant Yvonne’s name, down underground, her torch batteries finally run out. The torch flickers off, plunging Yvonne into solitary, claustrophobic darkness.
Al – “You’re getting shipped out to ‘Butlin’s’ for that pile of crap? I could paint better with my arse!”
Bev – “Steady on the tonic Phyl…rations!”
Phyl – “It’s bloody flat anyway. Oooh…for some ice and a dash of bitters!”
Bev – “Well now you’re just being maudlin.”
Phyl – “Well why shouldn’t I be? The lovely Oliver turns up and reminds me that all my bits and pieces still work and here I am banged up on lesbian row!”
Phyl – “Ah, our very own houseboy.”
Hollamby – “Button it Oswyn!”
Fenner – “Thanks for the pizza.”
Yvonne – “Glad you enjoyed it.”
Fenner – “Not my favourite…but it’s the thought that counts.”
Yvonne – “Well that was just the vegetarian, next time it’ll be American hot.”
Bev – “Being in a high security prison, that is part of your brand.”
Denny – “My brand?”
Bev – “They can’t force you out, not if you kick up a stink. Get yourself sent down the block.”
Yvonne – “The only one going down the block will be me…for smashing your blood-sucking heads together. The sooner Denny’s away from you two tricksters the better.”
Phyl – “Listen…there’s not much time, there’s a cut in it for you if that’s what it takes.”
Yvonne – “You say one more word to my girl and I’ll have you knee-capped.”
Hollamby – “I always knew there was more to you Denny Blood.”
Denny – “She been sniffing the bog-cleaner again?”
Hollamby – “I hope it won’t embarrass you if I ask for a little memento to remind me of how much you’ve grown. One of your paintings maybe, I could hang it in my flat.”
Denny – “You can hang it up your arse Bodybag, you ain’t getting shit from me. Shell should’ve finished you off when she had the chance mate.”
Kris – “All due respect Mr Fenner Sir, if you’re looking for a blow-job, you got the wrong con…I’ll bite it off!”
Fenner – “No kidding? I’d rather shag my own leg if it’s all the same to you.”
Kris – “Well frig off then!”
Hollamby – “I’m off to supervise the flaming nuptials now…as if I don’t have enough to do.”
Selena – “Sorry?”
Hollamby – “Soon blew your fuse didn’t you Miss bright spark…told you it wouldn’t take long.”
Barbara – “Where are all Henry’s people?”
Di – “I don’t know Barbara. Sylv, where’s the other guests?”
Hollamby – “All that’s coming are here.”
Yvonne – “Sod ‘em Babs. It’s Henry you want, not a load of chicken-shits.”
Clive – “Hold on! I object, or whatever it is one says.”
Henry – “For God’s sake Clive!”
Clive – “If you think I’m going to stand here and allow my brother to marry a murderer you’re all very much mistaken.”
Julie J – “Who the bloody hell do you think you are?”
Tina – “Yeah! You stuck-up wanker!”
Clive – “I’m sorry old chap really but I speak for the whole family, that woman has already done away with one husband and she’s a bigamist to boot. We’re just trying to stop you making a terrible mistake.”
Henry – “How dare you trick me on my own wedding day?”
Clive – “Oh see sense Henry!”
Henry (Turns to Di) – I do apologise for the upset but I’d appreciate it if you could see this man from the building.”
Clive – “She’s brain-washed you Henry, can’t you see that?”
Di – “Can we move it along; we’ve got a wedding to get on with.”
Henry – “Wait! (Takes the rings from Clive) Now get out of my sight.”
Bev – “Yes, up yours arsehole!”
Yvonne – “I need you to do one last thing for me Babs. Call my Lauren and tell her that I’m lying low for a while and not to worry.”
Fenner – “Bye bye Atkins. Don’t bother screaming, you might want to save on the oxygen.”