'This episode involves the departure of Sergeant Pat Kelly from the police force.
'It is Sergeant White's birthday, and Kelly and the younger Detective Redford are woking [sic] out in a gymnasium prior to having lunch with the other members of the squad. Kelly, however, excuses himself on the grounds that he has another appointment.
'The pleasantries of White's birthday are contrasted with the tension and finally tragedy as Kelly first waits for the woman he had arranged to meet and then sees her shot outside the coffee shop where he has been waiting.
'Inspector Lawson can get little from Kelly about his relationship with the woman. She was a Czech, and Kelly met her in the course of his duties. Subsequent investigations, however, reveal that she was an illegal immigrant forced into helping a ring of drug pushers under threat of exposure.
'The police follow the trail of the drug ring to an airfield near Melbourne, and the gunman who shot Kelly's girlfriend appears, apparently expecting the arrival of some drugs. In a subsequent chase, Kelly is badly injured.
'The end of the episode is in strong contrast to the opening: Kelly is again in a gymnasium, this time not as the vigorous athlete we have already seen, but as a crippled man in a hospital welfare centre, determined to regain the use of his legs.'
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):
'IEVA ZERVOS: 25. A Czech immigrant. Attractive. (Note "Ieva" is pronounced Yevva)
'FRANKOVIC: (Uncle) Late sixties. Also of eastern European extraction. Wealthy. Probably been in Australia since the War.
'GALACHI: (Tony) Late 30's. Italian immigrant. A criminal on the run.
'GUNMAN: 30ish. European. A professional.
'BOB SUTHERLAND: Drug Squad Detective Sergeant. A bit scruffy. Probably about the pinacle of his Police career.
'WAITRESS: 30ish. Frumpy.
'1st CONSTABLE: Fairly young. Has a few lines.
'2nd CONSTABLE: Younger. Non-speaking.
'JENNY: Early 20's. A junkie - Probably a Uni drop-out.
'SURGEON: Middle aged. Has a few lines.
'OPERATING TEAM: (3) Extras.
'UNIFORMED CONSTABLE: 30ish. Sutherland's offsider. Non speaking. Drives Police car.
'TWO CONSTABLES: Non speaking.
'DRIVER: European crim. Middle aged. Stuntman driver.'