Above The Law: episode guide

A Princess in a Tower/That's Bear Talk for Broken Hearted

Episodes 01 and 02 (2 hr pilot)
Premiere: Tuesday, February 01, 2000
Written by Inga Hunter & Tony Morphett
Directed by Scott Hartford Davis

Above the Law, a new Australian drama revolves around the lives of a group of young people who have one thing in common—they all live or work at the Metro—a funky inner-city block where there are as many stories as there are apartments, where a caf and a community police station make up the ground floor and where the penthouse is owned by a corrupt businessman who enjoys the irony of living above the law.

With: Lenka Kripac as Dee Ann Williams


Episode 03
Tuesday, February 08, 2000

Olivia confronts her father in gaol. Belinda's stalker closes in. Vicki's love life takes a turn for the better and Con becomes the target for a ruthless assault.

With: Lenka Kripac as Dee Ann Williams

Snapshots And Cottontails

Episode 04
Tuesday, February 15, 2000

Belinda's worst nightmare is about to come true. Debbie finds an unwanted intruder in her bed and the attraction seems mutual for Matt and Olivia.

With: Lenka Kripac as Dee Ann Williams

Send in the Clown

Episode 05
Tuesday, February 22, 2000

Olivia takes charge of her father's business, but soon realises there'll be a heavy price to pay. Debbie's ex-husband has unfinished business with her and Con has strong feelings for Belinda.

With: Lenka Kripac as Dee Ann Williams

Behold A Pale Horse

Episode 06
Tuesday, February 29, 2000

Olivia's decision to sell her father's stables could be her biggest mistake yet. Belinda confronts her demons and Con's love life takes a turn for the better.

Wiser Counsel

Episode 07
Tuesday, March 07, 2000

Olivia makes a final decision about her father's stables. Difficulties handling the aftermath continue for Belinda and Con takes matters in hand.

Sweet Rides

Episode 08
Tuesday, March 14, 2000

Olivia's decision may put Pete's life in danger. Vicki becomes the main suspect for Sean's Murder and Belinda is rapidly reaching breaking point.

Little Acts of Kindness

Episode 09
Tuesday, March 21, 2000

A serial killer may be at large when bodies are discovered in the park. Con pursues the unknown assailant. Belinda goes to London to recover from the traumas of the last few months. Vicki attends Sean Rielly's funeral and Olivia and Bill are at odds with each other after a threatening visit.

With: John Adam as Det. Sgt. John Morgan

Chaos Theory

Episode 10
Tuesday, March 28, 2000

The day of reckoning is coming for Vicki as she realises she may be charged with murder. Meanwhile, Olivia's work begins to take its toll.

With: Peta Toppano as Gia Giovanelli.

Full Disclosure

Episode 11
Tuesday, April 04, 2000
Written by John Banas
Directed by Grant Brown

In line with her decision to take over Pete's business interests, Olivia overhauls the accounts. Matt is not coping with the combination of Skeez and Kenworth. Debbie and Con investigate the series of thefts from cars at funerals.

With: Mercia Deane-Jones as Joan Bartlett, Sarah Aubrey as Mary Stafford, Simone Kessel as Rosa Montes, Vivienne Walsh as Sharon Wilkes, Benjamin O'Reilly as Baz Hannaford, Fiona Biue as Lou Hannaford

Special Services

Episode 12
Tuesday, April 11, 2000
Written by John Banas
Directed by Scott Hartford Davis

Bill employs Stan the Fingers to go over Joan Bartlett's books, realising she has been siphoning profits into a business on the side. Debbie's hangover is made worse and Vicki introduces Josip to the gang when they watch Belinda's latest video postcard.

With: Mercia Deane-Jones as Joan Bartlett, Jonathan Hardy as Stan the Fingers, David Bowers as Josip Andric

Happy Families

Episode 13
Tuesday, April 18, 2000
Written by David Phillips
Directed by Robert Klenner

Con has a hot date lined up with Annie and Matt gets jealous. Vicki is worried after Skeez goes missing. She tracks him down at the rave club, where he tells her he wants nothing more to do with her. When Sunny mentions to Bill she is having problems with her twin daughters, he takes it upon himself to lecture the twins which triggers a runaway situation. Bill finally tracks Isobel down, however Teresa is still missing. Debbie's brother Michael, whose parents do not know he is gay, decides it is time to come out and Debbie worries about the repercussions.

With: Scott McRae as Michael Curtis, Murray Bartlett as Nathan Peters, Nandy McLean as Teresa Rodriguez, Maya McLean as Isobel Rodriguez, Mark Ferguson as Annie/Andie, Oscar Bravo as Rad


Episode 14
Tuesday, April 25, 2000
Written by Louise Crane
Directed by Paul Faint

Sunny's daughter Isobel recounts the horror of being kidnapped and is ashamed she was not able to rescue her twin sister Teresa. Bill guesses Forbes and Joan Bartlett kidnapped the girls in retaliation for closing down their pornography racket. Meanwhile, Debbie's life takes an interesting turn with the arrival of a handsome journalist, Jack Glover, who is writing a story about community policing for a local rag.

With: Scott McRae as Michael Curtis, Murray Bartlett as Nathan Peters, Mercia Deane-Jones as Joan Bartlett, Frederick Miragliotta as Carlos Rodriguez, Nandy McLean as Teresa Rodriguez, Maya McLean as Isobel Rodriguez, Andy Pike as Terry Forbes, Jason Paul-Hayes as Jack Glover, Nick Sidiropoulos as Phil, Marilyn Eccles as Mrs MacNamara

Lives of the Party

Episode 15
Tuesday, May 02, 2000
Written by Tony Morphett
Directed by Lesa Griesdale

It's party fever when Vicki and Skeez decide to throw a house party in Michael and Nathan's absence. Matt sees the party as the perfect opportunity to take charge of his relationship with Olivia and invites her to the party as his date.

With: Scott McRae as Michael Curtis, Murray Bartlett as Nathan Peters, Emily Stewart as Ginny, Sarah Savage as Dana, Biatra Rhys-Jones as Deena, Micah Thompson as Darren, Paul Cotter as Paul


Episode 17
Tuesday, May 02, 2000

Reunions are in store when Olivia meets Sylvia, her allegedly dead mother for the first time. Bill however, suspects that there is more to her sudden visit than meets the eye and employs a private detective to tail her. Meanwhile, Debbie and Con are under pressure over their disappearance from the party, with Vicki intent on figuring out their secret.

With: Amanda Wenban as Lola Vernon, Helen Scott as Sylvia Kramer, Caitlin McDougall as Chick Carslow, Shane Briant as Norman Bateson

Girls' Day In

Episode 16
Tuesday, May 09, 2000

Surprises are in store when Geri, Belinda's mentor, arrives from London. However, thrills are replaced with concern when Belinda finds Geri in tears. Meanwhile, a lazy Sunday afternoon finds the girls of the Metro at Olivia's house for an afternoon of tarot card reading. When the reading begins, Debbie is deeply affected by the outcome that points to hidden pains she is yet to overcome.

With: David Bowers as Josip Andric

Daddy's Girl

Episode 18
Tuesday, May 16, 2000

When Skeez discovers that Caitlin, an old friend of his is pregnant to Oliver, who has now left her, he promises to give her all the support she needs. But Skeez's desire to help is soon overtaken by an obsessive love for the unborn Lily. Meanwhile, Vicki is despairing over meeting Mr Right , and when Debbie suggests she's been looking for the wrong qualities in a man, Vicki starts to wonder if Josip might be a her Mr Right.

With: David Bowers as Josip Andric


Episode 19
Tuesday, May 23, 2000

Con is torn between his job and his friends when Tibor and Sam his childhood pals, break the law. Meanwhile, Debbie is also grappling with issues of where to draw the line, when she discovers that a young boy in Con's basketball team is continually vandalising her building.

Friendship First

Episode 20
Tuesday, June 06, 2000

Matt's life is thrown into turmoil with the unexpected reappearance of his former love, Anna. Anna was the one Matt was going to marry, but his dreams collapsed when she dumped him for another man—how will Matt react? Meanwhile, Con's frustration with being a community cop increases when he finds himself unable to help Ryan, the troubled youth from his basketball team.

With: John Adam as Det. Sgt. John Morgan

A Day, A Life

Episode 21
Tuesday, June 13, 2000

When Vicki calls on Debbie to assist at the scene of an infant's death, she unwittingly opens a highly emotional can of worms, which will lead to an unexpected revelation. Meanwhile, Bateson seeks to make a profit from the demise of John's operation and, in so doing, opens the door to Con's salvation.

With: John Adam as Det. Sgt. John Morgan, Shane Briant as Norman Bateson

Learning Curve

Episode 22
Tuesday, June 27, 2000
Written by Tony Morphett
Directed by Paul Faint

Olivia is devastated to learn that Pete has been stabbed while in prison, and maintains a vigil by his bed in hospital. When Pete regains consciousness, he and Olivia finally have an opportunity to resolve their difference—but will they kiss and make up?

With: Vic Rooney as Pete Murray, Bill Charlton as Father Stanton, Amanda Wenbun as Lola Vernon, Leo Taylor as Colin Waterford, Nick Sidiropoulos as Phil, Tania Mustapic as Sister Jeanne

Grave Matters

Episode 23
Tuesday, July 04, 2000
Written by David Phillips
Directed by Nicholas Williams

Bill returns to the penthouse to find Olivia and the dead body of Colin Waterford. Bill decides to take control of the situation and sets about cleaning up the mess. Olivia wants to call the police, but he convinces her to play things his way.

With: Vic Rooney as Pete Murray, Leo Taylor as Colin Waterford

The Devil You Don't Know

Episode 24
Tuesday, July 11, 2000
Written by Tony Morphett
Directed by Paul Faint

Olivia is visited by Colin Waterford's widow, and discovers he was a father. Olivia's guilt over Colin's death intensifies and she begins to spiral out of control.

With: Vic Rooney as Pete Murray

Flatline Fever

Episode 25
Tuesday, July 18, 2000
Written by David Phillips
Directed by Javita O'Shaugnessy

Vicki and Josip are called to an emergency in a condemned building. A man has been assaulted and left for dead at the bottom of a lift shaft. Vicki fights to keep him alive, but things get complicated when the building proves to be a death trap.

With: Anthony Wong as Dr. James Tang, Michael Donnelly as Rescue Worker

Moving On Up

Episode 26
Tuesday, July 25, 2000
Written by Tony Morphett
Directed by Alan Coleman

Belinda has decided that living and working with Skeez has become too much, and decides to move into a new three-bedroom apartment. The only problem is, she needs to find two other people to share, pronto. Meanwhile, Olivia tries to convince Pete to come clean with the Royal Commission.

With:Vic Rooney as Pete Murray, Caroline Brazier as Carla Benning, Anthony Johnson as Clement Michaels, Rachael Gorham as Alison Coote

Guilty as Charged

Episode 27
Tuesday, August 01, 2000

Olivia is finding the burden of killing Colin Waterford too heavy to bear. When Bill witnesses Olivia losing control in front of Skeez, they both begin to fear she is losing her mind. Meanwhile, Debbie's brother Michael and his partner Nathan, are brutally bashed.

With: Vic Rooney as Pete Murray, Scott McRae as Michael Curtis, Murray Bartlett as Nathan Peters.

A Hard Day's Night

Episode 28
Tuesday, August 08, 2000

Belinda learns that her sister, Jane, has been involved in a serious car accident. Distressed, she decides to make her way to see her. Meanwhile, Vicki and Debbie decide to throw a house warming party.

Related Pressures

Episode 29
Tuesday, August 15, 2000

Belinda, worried that her sister, Jane, may never walk again, decides it's time to find her father. Meanwhile, Skeez indirectly reveals to Belinda that he's in love with her.

By The Book

Episode 30 (last episode aired)
Tuesday, August 22, 2000

Matt's late night partying and mood swings are affecting his business and his relationship with Belinda. Olivia lingers in Melbourne to pursue her love affair with Chris, while Skeez is told some unsettling news from Belinda.

Every Dog Has His Day

Episode 31 (never aired)
Scriptwriter: Jeff Truman


He's Back

Episode 32 (never aired)
Scriptwriter: Tim Gooding


The Heat Is On

Episode 33 (never aired)
Scriptwriter: Grant Fraser


Tough Love

Episode 34 (never aired)
Scriptwriter: Tony Morphett


Lack Of Trust

Episode 35 (never aired)
Scriptwriter: Chris McCourt