Series 2, Part 8 by Anne Valery

First broadcast: Thursday 9 December 1982

30 April 1943. As a seriously injured Rose is brought back to the camp, Sato is determined to discover who helped her arrange the jungle rendezvous. Beatrice and Kate must see to the unconscious Rose’s wounds alone as Dr Trier has already been repatriated. During a makeshift operation, Kate removes a bullet from Rose’s back. Almost a week later Rose has come through her delirium recovers consciousness and is clear-headed, but is paralysed from the waist down. Shinya informs Dorothy that Rose was betrayed by one of her fellow prisoners. Blanche is convinced that Christina is getting extra rations from somewhere and suspects that it was she who betrayed Rose. Lillian is becoming ever more unreasonable, having now taken Bobby out of school and refusing to let him play with his friends. Yamauchi and Sato question Rose, but she tells them that she arranged the meeting alone. Blanche passes on her suspicions about Christina to Marion. Despite Blanche’s protestations, Marion insists that the case be examined by the discipline committee. Verna uses Daisy to spread the rumour that it was Christina betrayed Rose. The committee, which now includes Beatrice, meets. Christina’s defence is based upon her British character and the case against her is not proved due to lack of evidence. Kate asks Rose about Tom and learns that he is still alive. Rose is allowed visitors and her first is Blanche, but due to the circumstances, the meeting ends in tears. Blanche confides in Joss that she has neither hope nor anger left. Christina is receiving her extra rations from the unwell Yamauchi. Joss discovers that Verna has been feeding fish to her cat and alerts Marion. Marion is furious and agrees to join forces with Joss in her acts of sabotage. During such an operation, Joss is astonished when she comes across Lillian feeding Bobby a jar of yeast extract. Marion arrives on the scene and is dumbfounded when Lillian reveals that she ‘sold’ Rose in order to buy food for Bobby.

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