'Bluey's soft spot for women causes him great unhappiness when his attraction to a single mother starts him on an investigation he cannot stop even though he would like to.
'In the course of helping Monica sort out a juvenile's problems, Bluey meets an attractive woman whom he senses is in some sort of trouble. It is apparent that the woman has not reported a crime and is afraid of the police.
'Bluey sets out to help her, but his investigations unfold an 8-year old [sic] crime that cannot be forgotten. Or can it?
'A decision has to be reached on Bluey's part. Can he destroy the happiness of mother and daughter by turning his investigations into an official enquiry, or can he turn a blind eye?'
Source: Synopsis held in the Crawford Collection in the AFI Research Collection (RMIT).
The script held in the Crawford Collection in the AFI Research Collection contains the following character notes (excluding regular characters):
'SHIRLEY WATSON: LATE TWENTIES AND APPEALING RATHER THAN BEAUTIFUL. GIVEN NORMAL CIRCUMSTANCES SHE WOULD HAVE MARRIED IN HER EARLY TWENTIES AND SETTLED DOWN TO HAVE CHILDREN AND LOOK AFTER A HUSBAND. HER KIDNAPPING OF RHONDA ALMOST EIGHT YEARS AGO WAS BROUGHT ON BY THE BREAK UP IN HER RELATIONSHIP WITH HER LOVER WHICH RESULTED FROM A MEDICALLY ADVISED ABORTION. IT WAS A TEMPORARY LAPSE BUT SHE HAS FOUND IT IMPOSSIBLE TO REVERSE THE CONSEQUENCES.
'RHONDA: EIGHT YEARS OLD AND THE CHANGELING SUBSTITUTED FOR SHIRLEY'S LOST BABY. (WHEN CASTING, WOULD BE IDEAL IF SHE HAD A BROTHER AND SISTER A BIT OLDER FOR A STILL REQUIRED IN THE SCRIPT).
'HOWARD ANDERSON: LATE THIRTIES. A SELF EMPLOYED BUSINESS MAN LIVING SLIGHTLY ABOVE HIS ADEQUATE NEEDS.
'JEAN ANDERSON: RHONDA'S REAL MOTHER. SHE SUFFERED SEVERE MENTAL ANGUISH WHEN HER DAUGHTER WAS KIDNAPPED AND HAS BEEN FAIRLY MOUSEY UNDER HER HUSBAND'S THUMB EVER SINCE. THE THOUGHT OF LOSING HER DAUGHTER FOR A SECOND TIME RESTORES SOME OF HER ORIGINAL PERSONALITY.
'PEGGY BROWNING: FORTIES AND MARRIED TO A PETTY CRIM SHE HARDLY EVER SEES. SHE'S TRIED TO BRING UP HER SON TO BE SOMETHING OTHER THAN THE EXPECTED CRIM BUT SHE HAS NEITHER THE EXPERIENCE, THE PERSONALITY NOR THE INTELLIGENCE TO EXERT MUCH INFLUENCE.
'ROBBIE: HER 16 YEAR OLD DELINQUENT SON.
'SERGEANT HENNESSY: A LOCAL PLAIN CLOTHES COP SENT TO ARREST ROBBIE.
'FLOSSIE: THIRTIES. REASONABLY JOLLY. RUNS THE "FLOSSIE'S" CLUB AND KNEW BLUEY IN THE PAST.
'PETE: ANOTHER 16 YEAR OLD DELINQUENT.
'FRED: AND ANOTHER.
'UNIFORMED COPS 1, 2 & 3
'TAXI DRIVER (ACTUAL) 1 & 2
'EXTRAS IN THE CLUB'.