The Best Episodes of Prisoner: Cell Block H
Last Updated: Jul 31, 2018
The lives of women behind bars in a female prison.
#1 - Episode 246
Season 3 - Episode 81
Doreen tells Judy about life at Wentworth under Marie's rule before Bea took over and how bad it was. Marie stands outside the cell listening. Janet comes across the forged roster in the waste bin and turns it in to Jim. It is obvious to both Jim and Erica that Judy and Doreen must be behind the scheme and the two women are summoned. Judy and Doreen are prepared to lose buyup privileges and are pretty shocked to find out they are to be transferred to Barnhurst as punishment. Erica has decided to give them warning so that they may say good-bye to their friends. Judy tells the women it was decent of Davo to give them warning. Marie asks if they knew about Bea's kidney donor. Judy and Doreen are shocked and say no. Marie doesn't think that was too decent of Davo. When asked how she knew - Marie replies she makes it her business to know. Colleen is appointed Chief Prison Officer, much to Meg's disappointment. A smug Colleen suggests Meg run for union rep. Jim seconds the idea, but Meg is a bit sharp with him. Judy and Doreen bid farewell to the women, tell Lizzie to stay out of trouble and prepare to leave. The women are informed that all of their recreation time must now be spent in their cells. Meg expresses her concerns about the tighter security and decides she will run for union rep. Erica confides in Jim her worries about Colleen. Meg is unanimously elected and Colleen is a bit put out when Meg gets up and starts warning of possible riots if things aren't relaxed. Colleen catches Lizzie stashing goods into her laundry trolley. Lizzie is transferred to D block and Erica warns the women against causing further trouble. Hazel and Phyllis complain about Judy, Doreen and Lizzie and say how none of this would have happened when Bea was in charge. Sandy looks concerned, Marie leans back and smiles. Bea's kidney transplant is a success. Out in the garden, Hazel and Phyllis ask Marie what they should do about the intolerable conditions. "Ask Sandy", Marie says. They do and Sandy agrees to a riot. Immediately, Marie starts suggesting weapons and ways to make them. Sandy gives Hazel a key and sends her to get petrol and store it in Judy and Doreen's cell. Sandy warns secrecy because she thinks there may be a lagger. "Surely not", says Kate. Meanwhile, Inspector Grace tells Kate that her accounting books are a disaster and that in exchange for a "witness" he expects Jack Fitzwater behind bars for good. Janet flirts with Jim, which embarrasses him, especially when Steve catches them. Jim then asks Meg if she can work overtime that evening. She reluctantly agrees. Hazel stashes the petrol in the empty cell, locks the cell behind her and then runs into Meg and Colleen. Colleen demands to check the trolley and is curious about the "oily" smell. Hazel explains that she greased the wheels to keep them from squeaking. Colleen says she did a damn poor job and sends her on her way. Hazel returns the key to Sandy and asks when the riot's on. "Tonight?" suggests Marie. Sandy agrees. While Kate and Sandy prepare for the event, Kate brings up the idea that she should man the surgery in case of any injuries - provided she isn't one of the first to go down. Sandy then insists Kate stay out of the initial rush and keep safe in the surgery. Kate smiles. Janet and Steve are patrolling together as he tells her of his plan to do all the overtime he can in order to finance a boat. Jim and Meg are just about to sign off after one more patrol. While walking down a corridor they see the women opening doors and moving about. The women spot the two, Sandy screams the go-ahead and the riot is on. Jim runs for it. Meg stands frozen before the rampaging prisoners...
#2 - Episode 348
Season 5 - Episode 22
Colleen helps Chris look for a housekeeper and Meg suggests she has ulterior motives in helping the Youngs. Judy tells Janice she has found them a housekeeper, and Janice is furious she doesn't know anything about it. Janice tells Colleen to keep out of her personal life. Nola, Joan and Maxine's black market rackets look doomed when buyup is reinstated. Lizzie plays a string of stupid practical jokes on the girls, and they very quickly tire of it. Nola suggests they get their own back, and Bea agrees, providing it's harmless. Erica is informed a new prisoner will be a departmental ""spy"" to evaluate the staff and inmates. The officers are kept in the dark about it as much as the prisoners, and the woman, Jill Clark, raises Joan and Bea's suspicions by asking too many questions. Faye finally gets to see her niece and nephew, and buys them gifts.
#3 - Episode 558
Season 7 - Episode 53
It's parole time again and Nora and Lexie are up for release, but a few major blowouts may cause them both to lose it. Julie tries to find some loopholes to get out and see her mother, and it seems Queenie has the answer. Merv tells Joyce about his epilepsy and it seems she may not be able to cope with it. Dennis is released from hospital and tensions grow at home when he tries to do things for himself. In the aftermath of losing her parole, Nora takes over the reign as Top Dog..
#4 - Episode 557
Season 7 - Episode 52
Nora suffers a miscarrage and is intent on getting even with Lou. Lou decides to take drastic action and takes over as top dog by force, injuring May in her pursuit to prove to all the women how serious she is. Joan is elected as Union Rep in Dennis' absence, and quickly asserts herself as wanting to tighten on security to the utmost extent. Julie learns her mother is on her deathbed. Merv has an epileptic seizure.
#5 - Episode 556
Season 7 - Episode 51
Nora attends Myra's funeral, and meets Geoff Macrae, who both swap stories of how much they loved Myra. Remand prisoner Queenie Marshall joins the women on a charge of assault. She's a hit with the girls after she makes Andrew Fry quit. Meg is frustrated and upset that Dennis is giving up his will to get better. Lou becomes agitated that Lexie is spoiling her plans to get elected on the council. Nora may once again face the ultimite consequence for fighting.
#6 - Episode 555
Season 7 - Episode 50
Joan obtains the help of Blackmoor screw Cynthia Leach, to do some nasty work to Ruth Ballinger. Lou decides to run for council, hoping her new scheme of giving gifts, and being nice to the women will change their minds about voting her in. Frank holds Dennis and Meg and gunpoint, tormenting them both to a bloody climax. Ettie wants to get out so she can open a home for war veterans, or disadvantaged kids. Daphne has her first session to discover why she gets depressed, and the answer may get her more than she counted on.
#7 - Episode 554
Season 7 - Episode 49
Joan is rescued by Terri and another neighbour during the course of her house about to be burnt down, and it doesn't seem the kill attempts will be stopped. Frank Burke makes his return, looking for Dennis. Joyce and Mervin move in together at Dennis' old flat. The first council meeting is held between the women and Ann. Daphne and Jenny form a friendship. Jenny now finds new evidence that may suipport her theory that someone killed her grandmother.
#8 - Episode 553
Season 7 - Episode 48
Spirits are down and tensions are high following the Terrorist siege, but good news seems to come across, Ruth has been sent to Blackmoor. Grace begins to question the women about the siege and Nora gets a hands down from Grace. after Lou made the killing of Max sound as though Nora enjoyed it. The search is on for Daphne, who goes missing after Nora gives her the cold shoulder after Myra's death, and is found ontop of the prison roof, ready to jump to her death. Alice returns from court, getting 10 years for Sam Greenway's murder. It seems Fellowes and his gang are trying again to kill Joan, and they may succeed. Dennis gets a phone call from Ann, that Frank Burke is heading back to Melbourne...with revenge on his mind.
#9 - Episode 552
Season 7 - Episode 47
The siege comes to a bloody and tragic end as Ruth orders Myra's death and the horrified women look on in horror as their Top Dog is executed in front of them. As Ruth and the terrorists make their getaway with Joan as their hostage, Nora flips out and turns the tables on one of their captors. Heading for the airport, Joan's life is still in peril until she manages to get the upper hand.
#10 - Episode 551
Season 7 - Episode 46
The siege drags on as Inspector Grace tries to bring things to a safe conclusion. As the terrorists' deadline arrives with no progress, they carry out their threats and kill Tammy, dumping her body outside the prison. Myra is told that she must choose the next person to die. In the kitchen, Lou and Lexie make a failed attempt to escape. Julie crawls through the air-conditioning in a bid to contact the police.
#11 - Episode 13
Season 1 - Episode 13
No sooner are the escapees over the fence than Lizzie suffers chest pains. Franky and Doreen take her back to the fence, where she asks the guard to let her back in. As news of the escape spreads, the women are locked in their cells and Vera attempts to tighten security. Franky and Doreen mug a young boy for his fish and chips and sleep in a barn for the night. Vera reports Eddie and Marilyn's relationship to Erica, prompting her to cancel the contract with Eddie's firm. Lynn reluctantly agrees to drive the getaway car for Doug and Bernie.
#12 - Episode 550
Season 7 - Episode 45
When the attempt to free Ruth goes wrong, the terrorists are forced to rethink, taking the prisoners, Joan and Joyce as their hostages. The women squabble despite Myra's attempts to keep them calm and in line. Outside, Inspector Grace butts heads with the federal cops, who have very different ideas from him on how to handle the situation. The terrorists inform the police that they intend to kill a hostage every hour until their demands are met.
#13 - Episode 549
Season 7 - Episode 44
May and Meg arrive in the shower block in the nick of time to save Myra from Joan, Ruth and Lou's attempt to kill her. Jenny has a hard time settling in to prison life and has her hands crushed in the piano lid by Alice. The women vote on who they want to elect to the new prisoners' council. Terrorists enter Wentworth under cover of darkness in a dangerous attempt to free Ruth Ballinger: dead or alive...
#14 - Episode 548
Season 7 - Episode 43
Joan works in cohorts with Costello and the other henchmen to help get Ruth out, but only if Ruth helps get rid of Myra once and for all. Ruth plans Myra's death. Jenny is caught handling her grandmother's corpse by Mrs. Goddard and is promptly arrested for murder and sent to Wentworth. Lexie thinks everyone is against her when Ruth rejects her and says there is no job offer for her anymore when she gets out.
#15 - Episode 547
Season 7 - Episode 42
Ruth coerces Joan into helping her escape after Myra bashes her and the women ostracise her. To deal with the internal problems the women are facing, Myra proposes the girls elect a council to help solve the problems. Nora's parole chances seem to be coming close as her employment and living prospects seem high. Pippa ends her relationship with Simon. Jenny makes a final plea for her Grandmother to let her go, however Jenny is in for a shocking and gruesome discovery...
#16 - Episode 546
Season 7 - Episode 41
Ruth becomes desperate and uses Ettie to get a message out to Arnie. Pippa feels Simon is holding her down, so she tries to hoard him off on Jenny, whose Grandmother resorts back to her devious ways, prompting Jenny to finally try and leave. During the night, a mysterious stranger tries to suffocate Mrs. Hartley. Joyce tries to cook Mervin dinner for the first time, but a mix up and a burnt pan result in an argument between them. Joan and Terri reveal their feelings for each other.
#17 - Episode 545
Season 7 - Episode 40
Ettie is brought back to Wentworth as a remand prisoner. Things begin to fall out of place for Ruth. Suspicions begin to arise after the bashing about Ruth's involvement with Joan. Myra heavies Ruth as she discovers she was the one who drugged her. Merv and Joyce's relationship intensifies.
#18 - Episode 544
Season 7 - Episode 39
Ettie is arreseted in the robbery. Disturbing news is discovered about Ruth, enough to have one of her allies within the prison bash her. Pippa dicovers how deep she's gotten with Simon, and is scared about the thought of marriage.
#19 - Episode 21
Season 1 - Episode 21
Doreen is acting like a second rate Franky clone now she's back inside, rounding up a posse of women and slicking her hair back. Erica warns her not to cause any more trouble after the attack on Karen Travers. Later, in their cell, Lizzie tells her she doesn't buy her tough act for a second. Nonetheless, she causes trouble during Karen's class and bullies Lynn. After an upsetting visit from her father, though, Lynn promptly joins Dor's gang to steal buyup from the girls. Lizzie learns her brother Angus is dying and wants to see her. Lizzie refuses, until Bea talks her into it. Erica accompanies Lizzie on her day out, leaving Vera in charge. The wife of the man Catherine killed wants money from the Roberts as compensation. Steve angrily tells her to keep away or she will be charged with extortion and blackmail. Catherine refuses to plead temporary insanity. Barbara's case comes up before the VJ. On the way to the hearing, she tells Meg she intends to implicate one of the officers in a d
#20 - Episode 22
Season 1 - Episode 22
At the VJ's hearing, Barbara backs down and claims she was the only one involved in bringing the drugs into the prison. Vera tells the VJ that Barbara is Erica's niece and subtly suggests she has given her preferential treatment. When Erica returns, she is furious to learn that the Department are considering investigating her running of Wentworth thanks to Vera's meddling, and demands to know from Meg what went on while she was away. Lizzie arrives to see Angus and the pair waste no time in fighting with each other. He tells her she's getting nothing in his will and then snuffs it. Lizzie pinches something valuable anyway and smuggles it back into the prison. Steve and Jean get Mr Warner to come back and talk to Lynn, as her tough image will affect her trial. However, Doreen intimidates him during their visit in the garden. Catherine gets three years and Ken has to sell his share of the business to cover their legal costs. Karen learns her retrial starts in a couple of days.
#21 - Episode 543
Season 7 - Episode 38
Fellowes decides to use Ettie as a decoy for another robbery he is planinng. Joan smuggles in drugs for Ruth and is almost caught by Officer Radcliffe when Ann implements new search rules. Joyce and Merv's romance is revealed. Lexie and Julie share in a smoke of grass, leaving Julie violently sick, and Lexie begging for more. Myra is implicated by Ruth as being a drug pusher, and is caught by Joan, tripping on acid...given to her secretly by Ruth.
#22 - Episode 24
Season 1 - Episode 24
Barbara remains barricaded in her cell overnight, until Erica manages to talk her out by promising to protect her from Doreen and Vera. Barbara is then transferred to another prison, after an apology from Doreen, who has finally dropped the tough act and returned to her old self. Steve tries to keep Karen's spirits up as her retrial begins, despite the prosecution's determination to prove that she is a liar who is simply playing for sympathy. Lynn's father arranges a work placement for her at the nursery belonging to his friend Syd Butterfield. Catherine gets a visit from Ken, who tells her he is moving to Sydney to work: the house will be let out and Sarah sent to live with relations.
#23 - Episode 542
Season 7 - Episode 37
Ettie makes a deal with Lionel Fellowes to help her get back into Wentworth. Joyce tells Norm she wants a divorce. Julie discovers shocking news about her mother. Ruth and Joan organise a plan to get drugs in the prison, and get Myra and Lou out.
#24 - Episode 541
Season 7 - Episode 36
Terri and Joan agree once and for all to get rid of Myra and Lou, and agree to set the pair of them up. Ettie again tries to get back into Wentworth by staging a robbery. The heartache behind Jenny's life is revealed when her grandmother makes unneccesary demands from her. Pippa's married lover is to be visiting, much to Ann's disapproval. Ruth begins to give the women gifts, expecting nothing in return...not now anyway.
#25 - Episode 27
Season 1 - Episode 27
The mystery of Susan Rice deepens, when it emerges that nobody connected with Jason Richards has ever heard of Susan's hubby. Susan herself continues to freak out at the least opportunity. She says that it was Richards' idea for her husband to divorce her. She later learns her husband has applied for custody of their kids. Another screaming fit in the Rec Room ends with her trashing her cell and she is so upset she has to be sedated. Meg is concerned about Vera's involvement with Yates and George Lucas. Vera begins to think he is only interested in her because he wants her to take over Yates' drug dealing in the prison. He comes to the prison to see her and they are seen kissing by Doreen and Lynn. Later, George tells Vera that Yates has been arrested and asks her to look after her when she arrives in Wentworth. Steve makes enquiries about Karen being able to go to Uni on the outside.