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Old 05-03-2013, 20:36
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Just watching Rita Connors first appearance in the prison ( although it's her second episode) and it's a great one, love the Freaks "Naughty naughty Miss Ferguson" line to Barbie Cox. This is of course the episode when Eve Wilder attacks Joyce Barry.


There's a lovely moment after the Freak tears Daphnes plants apart, Daphne cuddles into Lou and Lou lets her. Later on you see Lou going to try to comfort a crying Daphne but not knowing what to do
I'm with you completely on both of the above. The Freak is great when she's unintentionally funny and that is an epic line.

Same for seeing a flash of compassion from Lou. She makes the joke about a 'psycho ceramic' and then awkwardly looks as though she's going to try and comfort Daph. (I'm a little behind you but that's two scenes that stick in my mind from my last viewing.....about 15 years ago.)
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Old 05-03-2013, 20:48
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I'm with you completely on both of the above. The Freak is great when she's unintentionally funny and that is an epic line.

Same for seeing a flash of compassion from Lou. She makes the joke about a 'psycho ceramic' and then awkwardly looks as though she's going to try and comfort Daph. (I'm a little behind you but that's two scenes that stick in my mind from my last viewing.....about 15 years ago.)
Good memory. Yeah it had probably been about that long since I last saw it, but I remembered this was a great episode and they keep getting better up until the classic 600th one.
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Old 05-03-2013, 21:23
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HELP!!!

I'm on the episode where Maxine has escaped and met up with 'Tinkerbell'......who looks uncannily like Monnie!!!

Is it Monnie? I don't remember her coming back.
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Old 05-03-2013, 21:25
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HELP!!!

I'm on the episode where Maxine has escaped and met up with 'Tinkerbell'......who looks uncannily like Monnie!!!

Is it Monnie? I don't remember her coming back.
It IS Monnie, yes
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Old 05-03-2013, 21:33
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It IS Monnie, yes
ah, ok thanks. thought it was her but like I say, don't remember her coming back but sure glad she did as I quite liked Monnie.
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Old 05-03-2013, 21:40
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It IS Monnie, yes
Most other series and you could be happy that if it's the same actor it'll be the same character....Not Prisoner....Oh look it's Ted Douglas, I mean Pixie's dad....Mum's daughter, I mean Reb's mother... and so on
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Old 05-03-2013, 21:46
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Most other series and you could be happy that if it's the same actor it'll be the same character....Not Prisoner....Oh look it's Ted Douglas, I mean Pixie's dad....Mum's daughter, I mean Reb's mother... and so on
To be fair Prisoner is hardly the only tv show that recycles actors.
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Old 05-03-2013, 21:48
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I'm not saying it is... it just has a fairly fast turnover rate

Part of the charm.
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Old 05-03-2013, 21:54
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Most other series and you could be happy that if it's the same actor it'll be the same character....Not Prisoner....Oh look it's Ted Douglas, I mean Pixie's dad....Mum's daughter, I mean Reb's mother... and so on
so it's not Monnie?

Why couldn't it have been Monnie? Why do they have to go and ruin everything by turning a memorable character someone else.
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Old 05-03-2013, 22:41
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^ Lil Lexie. It IS Monnie definitely.
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Old 05-03-2013, 22:46
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yay!! Maxine's dead. Now I'm praying for Wally to drop dead with Lassa fever.
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Old 05-03-2013, 22:48
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^ Lil Lexie. It IS Monnie definitely.
Can't tell if this is serious or tongue in cheek.

For clarity, it's the same actress that played Monnie (Lesley Baker). She also played Angie Rebechi in Neighbours.

However the character that is involved with Maxine is not Monica Ferguson, it is Belle Peters (known as Tinkerbelle)
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Old 05-03-2013, 23:16
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Why couldn't it have been Monnie? Why do they have to go and ruin everything by turning a memorable character someone else.
in fairness the roles were quite far apart from each other in the series
It also never made me mad?..it didnt ruin anything
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Old 06-03-2013, 08:18
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in fairness the roles were quite far apart from each other in the series
It also never made me mad?..it didnt ruin anything
it ruined everything in the sense they missed an opportunity to expand on what was a leading character's story line and I'm a little baffled as to why they had to change the character. Last time we saw Monnie she was leaving Wentworth and pledged to stay on the straight and narrow, it would have given so much more depth to the character and the story to discover that things didn't quite go to plan and that she was now living rough and had returned to a life of crime.

Seeing Belle Peters in a frumpy frock at the end of the story - that WAS Monnie. I liked to believe that she was just going under a pseudonym, though reading too much into Prisoner is something of a futile task.
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Old 06-03-2013, 10:16
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I also think it would have been good if they had carried on the phantom lagger storyline a bit longer before we found out who it was.
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Old 06-03-2013, 21:35
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I've finally managed to get through a scene with Pippa Reynolds where she doesn't offer to make someone a drink. There was a heck of a lot of boozing going on at the Reynolds place when Pip was there.

Rita's arrived and I'm looking forward to her calming down a bit; I'd forgotten just how OTT she was in her first couple of episodes.
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Old 06-03-2013, 21:37
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I've finally managed to get through a scene with Pippa Reynolds where she doesn't offer to make someone a drink. There was a heck of a lot of boozing going on at the Reynolds place when Pip was there.

Rita's arrived and I'm looking forward to her calming down a bit; I'd forgotten just how OTT she was in her first couple of episodes.
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Old 06-03-2013, 22:11
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Lexie on Nora's disappearance...'I'm not going to lose any sleep about it.'

Probably the best thing she's said so far. What a lame ass way for a top dog to leave. Did they exhaust all their 'pulling stories out of the ether' to get rid of May, Willie and Daphne. They just couldn't be bothered to write Nora a farewell scene and hoped we wouldn't notice!

I do remember what happens, but that has to be the lamest sign off ever.

But liking the way that sound actually travels in these last few eps. Reb can be heard protesting after she's been sent to solitary, Rita protesting as she's hauled in the same direction later.... and of course the chants of killer over the top of the credits in one ep.
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Old 07-03-2013, 17:18
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You know the background character Ronnie? The one who kind of reminds me of Lurch but obviously not as tall lol - what is her surname? Pretty sure she has been called Corbett ( lolol) and Kennedy.
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Old 07-03-2013, 17:35
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You know the background character Ronnie? The one who kind of reminds me of Lurch but obviously not as tall lol - what is her surname? Pretty sure she has been called Corbett ( lolol) and Kennedy.
She's usually called Kennedy but I'm not suprised if she has had a different surname in the past
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Old 08-03-2013, 09:13
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Currently up to episode 567 on my rewatch.

Willie grates on me so much. I can ust about take May, Nora is a wet fish. I believe the actress was told she was to leave and just decided not to return at all?? I think that was the story?? maybe someone can correct me.

Julie and Daphne were the best of the Barnhirst Five I think. Its no wonder they got axed as soon as they all came.

Prisoner is really not the same for me anymore now. You can tell we are entering the final phase.
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Old 08-03-2013, 09:24
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Nora is a wet fish. I believe the actress was told she was to leave and just decided not to return at all?? I think that was the story?? maybe someone can correct me.
thats the first time i have ever heard that tbh. If it is true it would explain her bizarre exit.
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Old 08-03-2013, 16:58
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When Judy, Bobbie, Pixie, Myra and Marlene all left, added to the off screen demise of Be a Smith, I think adding five new randomers was too much at once. That's prob why it felt so different. Then no longer had they arrived than they left and a whole new bunch of people entered. We were left with Lexie as the stalwart - oh and Alice but actually I loved Alice - I think they should have used this opportunity to bring some of the backgrounders to the fore, like Lorna, Tina, Jacko, Ronnie or Jenny, even Ros and made them into main characters. They'd all been there for years and were a direct link to the old gang, I mean especially Tina and Lorna, they'd seen it all right from Lynn and Frankie fighting in the flower beds to the Great Fire itself.

Can you imagine it, Jacko and Ronnie fighting it out for top dog status before Lorna starts the next big Wentworth riot - cue Tina Murray wailing like a banshee
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Old 08-03-2013, 17:28
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When Judy, Bobbie, Pixie, Myra and Marlene all left, added to the off screen demise of Be a Smith, I think adding five new randomers was too much at once. That's prob why it felt so different. Then no longer had they arrived than they left and a whole new bunch of people entered. We were left with Lexie as the stalwart - oh and Alice but actually I loved Alice - I think they should have used this opportunity to bring some of the backgrounders to the fore, like Lorna, Tina, Jacko, Ronnie or Jenny, even Ros and made them into main characters. They'd all been there for years and were a direct link to the old gang, I mean especially Tina and Lorna, they'd seen it all right from Lynn and Frankie fighting in the flower beds to the Great Fire itself.

Can you imagine it, Jacko and Ronnie fighting it out for top dog status before Lorna starts the next big Wentworth riot - cue Tina Murray wailing like a banshee
has Tina ever actually spoke, I've seen her move her mouth and pretend to talk but never heard her voice. I wonder what she sounds like?
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Old 08-03-2013, 17:31
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has Tina ever actually spoke, I've seen her move her mouth and pretend to talk but never heard her voice. I wonder what she sounds like?
Yep she does, in a scene with Ronnie actually believe it or not, around the 600 Mark I think it is. She did not sound how I had expected her too. There's a clip of tina montages on YouTube, you should look it up lol
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