Blue Heelers

Season 5 Episode 14

Waste of Space

Aired Wednesday 8:30 PM May 20, 1998 on Seven Network
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Strange things are happening in the Eventide Retirement Home. Valuables are going missing, one resident is found dead under mysterious circumstances and another endangers the lives of the others when he hallucinates after smoking marijuana. Are the two teenagers doing Community Service behind all the trouble? Or is there something sinister about Yvonne Dunn, the Administrator of Eventide, who seems to have a strange hold over her residents? Who's the person so desperate to get a place in Eventide that they're prepared to go to any lengths to get the existing residents to move to other Homes? As the Heelers investigate they learn that love is a powerful motivator for both young and old. But then the Heelers learn from Leila Clegg, also a resident, that there have been other thefts. Yvonne Dunn starts to look pretty suspicious herself. She claims she did not report the thefts because it unsettles the residents, and Eventide has lost several other homes recently. Things become more serious when Hazel Spencer is found dead at the bottom of a staircase, just after ringing the Heelers to say she has information about who stole her ring. An irritable resident called Clarrie Edwards, who argued with Hazel shortly before death, seems a likely suspect for the thefts and the murder, until Yvonne's name comes up yet again. Not only was she the last person to see Hazel alive, she has Hazel's ring, which she says she found. The Heelers discover that many of the old folks who have passed away have left money and valuables to Yvonne in their wills. Was this of their own volition or were they persuaded? It seems that Yvonne has a strange hold over old people in her care. However when it turns out that Hazel died of a heart attack, the Heelers are back to square, until an anonymous tip-off leads to the discovery of all the stolen items in Clarrie's room. Clarrie swears he's been set up by Kali and Aiden. Things look even worse for Clarrie when he endangers the lives of the other residents by commandeering a mini-bus. He's hallucinating that he's back in a bomber plane in the Second World War—and the cause of these hallucinations is marijuana, which is mixed in with his tobacco. Did Kali and Aiden set Clarrie up for this too? So there is no shortage of suspects, and no shortage of confessions either. Leila Clegg confesses, so does Merv Poole, her fiance, and then Kali says she is responsible. It takes a while for the Heelers to unravel the truth and find the true culprit... Leila Clegg. Seems she started the thefts to encourage residents to leave so that a place would cone up for Merv and they could be together. Merv confessed to protect Leila, as did Kali. Meanwhile, Dash is hot on the trail of the identity of Maggie's mysterious new boyfriend. Maggie and PJ put her off the scent with reverse psychology—but only temporarily. They are forced to try something more drastic, giving themselves an alibi. Maggie gets dressed up to go out with the new boyfriend. A parcel arrives which Dash has to take to the police station. There she finds PJ working away...alone. Dash is forced to accept that she was wrong about PJ and Maggie. Little does she know...moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

Tasma Walton

Tasma Walton

Constable Deirdre "Dash" McKinley

Paul Bishop

Paul Bishop

Sergeant Ben Stewart

Martin Sacks

Martin Sacks

Senior Detective Patrick Joseph "PJ" Hasham

John Wood

John Wood

Senior Sergeant Tom Croydon

Julie Nihill

Julie Nihill

Christine "Chris" Reilly

Lisa McCune

Lisa McCune

Senior Constable Margaret "Maggie" Doyle

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