800 Words: episode guide


Episode 2.09 (17)

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Tue, January 31, 2017 797,000 viewers (9th)
Written by Kate McDermott
Directed by Michale Hurst

When the series returns in 2017, George is finding his place among the eclectic folk of Weld, as he raises teenagers Shay and Arlo. George and Fiona's budding relationship is headline news, however it's Jan's budding baby news that really sets the town alight. There's new faces as George's wayward brother arrives in town, but is that too many Turners for Weld to handle?

George and Fiona's budding relationship is headline news in Weld. Robbie goes on the offensive to save Fiona. Monty finally mans up to his big brother and there's a rumble in the main street.

With: Bridie Carter as Jan, Peter Elliott as Big Mac, Jonny Brugh as Monty, Alex Tarrant as Ike, Reon Te Aorangi Bell as Billy, Rob Kipa Williams as Zac, John Leigh as Constable Tom, Manon Blackman as Lindsay, Paul Glover as Bill Jnr, Olivia Tennet as Siouxsie, Jesse Griffin as Sean, Renee Lyons as Brenda, Jackie Van Beek as Gloria, Jamaica Vaughan as Emma, Millen Baird as Robbie

Note: the are 16 episodes in series 2. Series 3, which begins filming February 2017, will be the same length.

Episode 2.10 (18)

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Tue, February 07, 2017
737,000 viewers (10th)
Written by Michael Beran and James Griffin
Directed by Michale Hurst

George and Fiona unintentionally put some strain on their new relationship when a casual meal turns into a dinner party after word spreads around Weld. However, if they're to survive as a couple they must overcome obstacles both in and out of the kitchen.

With: Bridie Carter as Jan, Peter Elliott as Big Mac, Jonny Brugh as Monty, Alex Tarrant as Ike, Reon Te Aorangi Bell as Billy, Rob Kipa Williams as Zac, John Leigh as Constable Tom, Manon Blackman as Lindsay, Paul Glover as Bill Jnr, Olivia Tennet as Siouxsie, Renee Lyons as Brenda, Dave Fane as Smiler, Henry Beasley as Ollie, Jackie Van Beek as Gloria, Matt Holden as Jared, Lynette Forday as Nurse Crabbe, Nathalie Boltt as Rae, Millen Baird as Robbie

Episode 2.11 (19)

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Tue, February 14, 2017
647,000 viewers (12th)
Written by Sarah-Kate Lynch and Late McDermott
Directed by Caroline Bell-Booth

George is livid when Arlo secretly switches school subjects with an intention to become a chef. Fiona struggles in her new parenting role. And Woody's comes up with a novel way to relieve Principal Tracey's stress.

With: Bridie Carter as Jan, Peter Elliott as Big Mac, Jonny Brugh as Monty, Alex Tarrant as Ike, Reon Te Aorangi Bell as Billy, Rob Kipa Williams as Zac, John Leigh as Constable Tom, Manon Blackman as Lindsay, Olivia Tennet as Siouxsie, Jesse Griffin as Sean, Renee Lyons as Brenda, Henry Beasley as Ollie, Jackie Van Beek as Gloria, Matt Holden as Jared, Millen Baird as Robbie

Music: "One + One" performed by Graeme James, "Home" performed by Graeme James

Episode 2.12 (20)

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Tue, February 21, 2017
718,000 viewers (11th)
Written by Tim Balme
Directed by Caroline Bell-Booth

George and Fiona plan an escape to the city for a romantic weekend away from the kids. Arlo plans his own romantic weekend with Emma, but a jealous Lindsay starts a party at the Turner house. Arlo almost burns down the house down and Jan desperately tries to get a hold of George to tell him her huge, huge news.

With: Bridie Carter as Jan, Peter Elliott as Big Mac, Jonny Brugh as Monty, Alex Tarrant as Ike, Rob Kipa Williams as Zac, John Leigh as Constable Tom, Manon Blackman as Lindsay, Paul Glover as Bill Jnr, Olivia Tennet as Siouxsie, Jesse Griffin as Sean, Renee Lyons as Brenda, Rachel Nicholls as Taylor-Rose, Henry Beasley as Ollie, Matt Holden as Jared, Millen Baird as Robbie, Jamaica Vaughan as Emma

Music: "Wandering Ways" performed by Graeme James, "Love is an Advert" performed by Garrett Kato, "Reckless" performed by James Reyne

Episode 2.13 (21)

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Tue, February 28, 2017
639,000 viewers (11th)
Written by James Griffin
Directed by Michael Hurst

George tries to reassure Fiona that their relationship is sound despite Jan's pregnancy news, but Fiona has doubts. Katie unintentionally gets Shay involved in an art scam, much to Ike's dismay, while Arlo struggles with his long distance relationship.

With: Bridie Carter as Jan, Peter Elliott as Big Mac, Jonny Brugh as Monty, Alex Tarrant as Ike, Reon Te Aorangi Bell as Billy, Rob Kipa Williams as Zac, John Leigh as Constable Tom, Manon Blackman as Lindsay, Paul Glover as Bill Jnr, Olivia Tennet as Siouxsie, Jesse Griffin as Sean, Renee Lyons as Brenda, David Fane as Smiler, Rachel Nicholls as Taylor-Rose, Jackie Van Beek as Gloria, Jamaica Vaughan as Emma, Matt Holden as Jared, Millen Baird as Robbie, Ditch Davey as Terry

Episode 2.14 (22)

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Tue, March 07, 2017
594,000 viewers (13th)
Written by Sarah-Kate Lynch
Directed by Michael Hurst

While Terry works to charm Hannah and the locals, George gets editorial pressure from Big Mac to put celebrity chef Terry on the front page of the paper. George's warnings of his brother's murky past fall on deaf ears. The town prepares to open its first fine dining restaurant, but not everyone is invited. Shay's art adventure has a very public hanging.

With: Bridie Carter as Jan, Peter Elliott as Big Mac, Jonny Brugh as Monty, Alex Tarrant as Ike, Reon Te Aorangi Bell as Billy, Rob Kipa Williams as Zac, John Leigh as Constable Tom, Manon Blackman as Lindsay, Paul Glover as Bill Jnr, Olivia Tennet as Siouxsie, Jesse Griffin as Sean, Renee Lyons as Brenda, Henry Beasley as Ollie, Jackie Van Beek as Gloria, Matt Holden as Jared, Stephen Papps as Doug, Millen Baird as Robbie, Nathalie Boltt as Rae, Ditch Davey as Terry

Music: "Heavy Going" performed by Males, "Diamonds" performed by Ladi6, "Up In The Air" performed by Lisa Crawley, "The Circle" performed by Tunes of I, "French Kiss" performed by Esther Stephens and The Means

Episode 2.15 (23)

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Tue, March 14, 2017
591,000 viewers (12th)
Written by Michael Beran and James Griffin
Directed by Mike Smith

George fears that Weld is changing because of Terry's new restaurant causing a divide. Terry makes a proposal to Hannah, and George gets a big shock when Constable Tom reveals that Jan is back in town.

With: Bridie Carter as Jan, Peter Elliott as Big Mac, Jonny Brugh as Monty, Alex Tarrant as Ike, Rob Kipa Williams as Zac, John Leigh as Constable Tom, Manon Blackman as Lindsay, Paul Glover as Bill Jnr, Olivia Tennet as Siouxsie, Henry Beasley as Ollie, Jackie Van Beek as Gloria, Matt Holden as Jared, Millen Baird as Robbie, Nathalie Boltt as Rae, Ditch Davey as Terry Mark Ferguson as Steve

Episode 2.16 (24)

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Tue, March 21, 2017
681,000 viewers (11th)
Written by James Griffin
Directed by Mike Smith

The fallout from George's savage article is immediate: the restaurant closes and Big Mac threatens to fire George. Terry's true colors are revealed much to Hannah's horror, and Constable Tom tries to solve Weld's first art theft.

With: Bridie Carter as Jan, Peter Elliott as Big Mac, Jonny Brugh as Monty, Alex Tarrant as Ike, Reon Te Aorangi Bell as Billy, Rob Kipa Williams as Zac, John Leigh as Constable Tom, Manon Blackman as Lindsay, Paul Glover as Bill Jnr, Olivia Tennet as Siouxsie, Renee Lyons as Brenda, Henry Beasley as Ollie, Jackie Van Beek as Gloria, Matt Holden as Jared, Millen Baird as Robbie, Nathalie Boltt as Rae, Ditch Davey as Terry, Mark Ferguson as Steve

Episodes 3.01 - 3.08