Series 6, Episode 10
Written by Paul Mousley
Produced by Cameron Roach
Directed by Nigel Douglas
Air Date: 9th August, 2004
It’s the first day of the tribunal and Neil faces the music as Fenner provides damning evidence of his sexual misconduct. Fenner insists that Neil interfered with his career, appointing a series of female wing governors above him, because he wouldn’t give into his constant sexual advances. Fenner even blames Neil for his recent mental problems – citing the fact that stress caused by the sexual harassment he suffered was the major contributing factor in his breakdown.
Selena prepares to leave Larkhall in order to attend the Intensive Development Course. Kris is devastated, especially when Selena refuses to acknowledge her apologies and threatens to drop her appeal – she would rather stay inside than be alone on the outside. Later, Kris encounters Natalie in the laundry room and, in no mood to listen to her apologies, tells her to get lost. Natalie however refuses to take no for an answer and tries to kiss Kris who responds by violently pushing her away.
Now that she’s hyper-sensitive to all forms of discrimination, Hollamby makes the perfect witness for Fenner and becomes very emotional when she practically accuses Neil of driving her late husband, Bobby, to suicide by refusing to give him a job because of his age. Di’s evidence is also damaging to Neil’s case, especially when she informs the panel that Neil gave her the wing governor job in exchange for the baby that she was carrying. Although it looks very bleak for him, Neil remains calm and concentrates on persuading Karen to help him in his fight against Fenner. Broke, unemployed and facing a very long jail sentence, Karen has hit rock bottom. She is convinced that Fenner set her up and even (quite rightly) suspects him of having some involvement in Yvonne’s death. Neil promises to do all that he can to prove Karen’s innocence, as long as she helps him to nail Fenner.
Natalie is rushed down to the hospital wing where she uses her wiles to convince Dr Nicholson that her injuries are a lot worse than they appear. She has also decided to press assault charges against Kris. Luckily for Kris, Frances doesn’t believe a word of Natalie’s story and forces Dr Nicholson to admit that he had been manipulated by Natalie into overstating the seriousness of her injuries. Natalie is furious when she is pulled from her comfortable hospital bed and sent down the block and decides to drop the bombshell of Kris and Selena’s affair.
Maintenance man Benjamin gets flirty with Tina who can’t believe her luck. He is very interested when she tells him that she is scheduled for release the following month and makes her promise to invite him to whatever celebration party she has planned on the outside.
The rumour mills spins into action on G-Wing with the news that Kris and Selena have been having an affair. Although Kris and Selena hotly deny the accusations, Fenner’s interest is piqued and he makes a point of questioning Natalie closely. Natalie stands by her accusations and instructs Fenner to get his hands on a copy of the electoral roll. Meanwhile, Neil is worried by the way that Frances believes Kris’s version of events over Natalie’s and suspects that she is still allowing her personal feelings to cloud her professional judgement. He orders Frances to place both Kris and Natalie on cellular confinement until further notice.
Neil meets with Rob Skelton, a private investigator that Frances recommended. An ex-police officer, Rob has used his contacts to gain access to Karen’s car and has discovered something very interesting – the driver’s seat was pushed right back, possibly to allow someone who was over six-feet to drive it. Upon hearing that Karen is nowhere near that height, Rob admits that she may have a chance of proving her innocence.
Fenner goes to the records office and asks to see the electoral register. He finds out that Kris and Selena are listed as living at the same address and faxes the relevant page to Frances’s office.
Kris – “There is nothing going on between me and Geeson and never has been.”
Natalie – “I believe you.”
Kris – “Yeah? Well the reason I got shot of you is because you’re a screwed up, manipulative bitch…no other reason.”
Selena – “Your battered victim act might wash with Dr Nicholson but don’t think for one second that you’re fooling me.”
Natalie – “You really need to work on your sympathetic tone, ‘cause if it was Yates in this state you’d be kissing her better.”
Hollamby – “Been hearing rumours about you.”
Selena – “What?”
Hollamby – “Buxton. She reckons that you and Yates are…you know…lesbians.”
Selena – “Kris Yates? Phyl Oswyn’s more my type, I like a bit of posh.”
Di – “My life would be in ruins if it wasn’t for Jim.”
Frances – “If there’s one thing I’ve learnt it’s this – you don’t rely on anyone to make your life for you.”
Di – “Excuse me Frances, but I think Jim relies on me.”
Frances – “Does that explain the mad rush to get him down the aisle?”
Di – “Sounds like you’re jealous of our happiness.”
Frances – “As long as that’s all it is Di, not obsession.”
Neil – “Please, just hear me out.”
Karen – “Leave me alone!”
Neil – “What can I do to make it up to you?”
Karen – “What, put me in a cushy cell on the threes when I’m sent to Larkhall?”
Neil – “Fenner’s got me by the balls; you’re the only one that can help.”
Karen – “How did I know he was involved? What’s he done to you Neil, framed you for murder too?”
Julie J – “I dunno, he’s not my type, I like the more sophisticated type.”
Tina – “There ain’t nothing sophisticated about what I want to do to him.”