Blue Heelers: episode guide


Firebrands (Part One)

Episode 10.01 (377)
Wednesday, February 12, 2003
Produced by Gus Howard
Written by John Banas
Directed by Ray Quint

Jo and PJ stir after a night of passion to find flames at their bedroom door. They escape out the window but Ben remains trapped inside, sending PJ back into the blaze to bring him out. When a series of bushfires begin to break out around Mt Thomas, investigators intensify their search for the arsonist believed responsible. Tempers soon flare as suspicions fall upon one of the men charged with protecting those in the fire's path.

Starring: Ditch Davey, Caroline Craig, Jane Allsop, Paul Bishop, Julie Nihill, Martin Sacks, John Wood

Guest Starring: Daniel Frederiksen as Dr Josh Carmichael, Robert Grubb as Det. Sgt. Neil Prendergast, Elena Mandalis as Con. Paula Milburn, David Murray as Dan Ryder, Scott Brennan as Wayne Bayliss, Mercia Deane-Johns as Jan Bayliss, Betty Bobbitt as Madge Harcourt, Luke Lennox as Shane Franklin, Andrew Curry as Blake Finlayson, Matthew Green as Ted Lucas, Marc Arena as Haydon O'Rourke, Peter Morris as Newsreader

Firebrands (Part Two)

Episode 10.02 (378)
Wednesday, February 19, 2003
Written by Michael Voigt
Directed by Ray Quint

When Jonesy and Jo go missing in the bushfires, Tess and PJ are forced to admit to one another their true feelings for each of their missing colleagues, but concern grows when only one of them returns safely. Finally coming to terms with his alcohol addiction, and it's role in causing the fire that burned PJ's house to the ground, Ben promises Tom and PJ he has stopped drinking.

Guest Starring: Daniel Frederiksen as Dr Josh Carmichael, Robert Grubb as Det. Sgt. Neil Prendergast, Elena Mandalis as Con Paula Milburn, David Murray as Dan Ryder, Luke Lennox as Shane Franklin, Matthew Green as Ted Lucas, Marc Arena as Haydon O'Rourke, Betty Bobbitt as Madge Harcourt, Andrew Curry as Blake Finlayson, Phil Moye as Peter Earnshaw, Peter Morris as Newsreader

In the Dog House

Episode 10.03 (379)
Wednesday, February 26, 2003
Written by Rachel Lewis
Directed by Steve Mann

When a dog starts killing Charlie McKinley's sheep, all fingers point to Tom and Grace's family dog, Sabu. But Grace's son, Nelson, insists his best friend is innocent. Jonesy goes out of his way to help prove Sabu's innocence and he doesn't think Tess understands the relationship between Sabu and Nelson until she reveals she did have a dog — they were the best weeks of her childhood.

Guest Starring: Debra Lawrance as Reverend Grace Curtis, Kevin Harrington as Charlie McKinley, Katrina Hammer as Kirsty McKinley, Mereoni Vuki as Louise Castro, Darcy Bonser as Nelson Curtis, Rod Densley as Max Martin, Alex Papps as Jamie Kingston, Eliza Scott as Millie Kingston, Sandra Rucins as Mrs Kingston, Perri Cummings as Narelle

Excuses, Excuses

Episode 10.04 (380)
Wednesday, March 05, 2003
Written by Bill Garner
Directed by Peter Sharp

Inspector Falcon-Price orders a crackdown on traffic offences and sends the Heelers out on patrol. But the Inspector changes his tune when Senior Constable Ben Stewart pulls over Felicity Falcon-Price — his wife — for momentarily crossing the dividing line. A contrite Ben toys with the Inspector and his wife over whether or not he will issue Felicity with a ticket, while the Inspector pressures him into dropping the matter. Ben insists Felicity comes to the station to but her case foward. When the press eventually find out the Inspector's wife has been caught out, the pressure is on Falcon-Price.

Meanwhile, a series of routine traffic stops lead to a puzzling discovery and a frustrating effort to gather evidence in what Ben is convinced is a homicide, but with no body and no clear evidence, proving foul play becomes difficult.

Sgt Croydon has to deal with Compo's excuses when he runs into Tom's car.

Josh is offered a job in Melbourne but Tess will not be joining him.

Guest Starring: Daniel Frederiksen as Dr Josh Carmichael, Neil Pigot as Inspector Falcon-Price, Carolyn Bock as Felicity Falcon-Price, Alexander Ramsey as Robert Falcon-Price, Danica Wild as Katherine Falcon-Price, Chris Waters as Joseph Miller, Kaori Hamamoto as Marjorie Miller, Tony Rickards as Compo Hayes, Stuart Baker as Richo

Too Hard Basket

Episode 10.05 (381)
Wednesday, March 12, 2003
Written by Ysabelle Dean
Directed by Roger Hodgman

When Jo apprehends the driver of a getaway car, she instantly recognises her as Sam Baxter, a wayward local girl. Despite her history of getting into trouble, Jo believes Sam is basically a good kid — and goes out of her way to prove it. PJ disagrees and doesn't hold back his opinion. PJ and Jo continue to clash over Sam's character, and he seems to be proven right when the teenager continues to attract trouble.

Evan and Jo respond to a peeping tom call where they find the accused, Justin, a schizophrenic, is a patient at a Psychological Rehabilitaion Centre but the real source of trouble appears to be a vengeful neighbour intent on getting the centre to relocate. Matters only get more complicated when Justin is accused of a violent assault.

Guest Starring: Heli Simpson as Sam Baxter, Delene Butland as Adele Baxter, Jonathan auf der Heide as Justin Greene, Adam Murphy as Dr Matt Clarke, Myles Collins as Duncan King, Viva Skubiszewski as Tammy King, John Henderson as Harley Ball, Andrew Iser as Kevin Maxfield, Frank Palinkas as Neil Wicks, Cath Larcey as Honeymooner, Stephen Haugh as Honeymooner

Fair Play

Episode 10.06 (382)
Wednesday, March 19, 2003
Written by Rob George
Directed by Chris Langman

Jo is adamant that she is Sam's mate — not her mother, but PJ reminds her that teenagers need more than mates, they need guidance and discipline. Jo and Ben are called to a fight at the high school and are surprised to find a father of one of the girls has been brawling with the netball coach… it seems the parents take the game more seriously than the girls. When the coach is critically injured in a car accident after someone threw a brick at his car from a railway bridge, the girl's father is an obvious suspect as she has now been dropped from the team — but would he take things this far? With the girls' netball coach out of action, Jo is persuaded to take over but her advice to Sam on dealing with an agressive opponent lands them both in hot water.

Guest Starring: Debra Lawrance as Reverend Grace Curtis, Heli Simpson as Sam Baxter, Joe Ferguson as Brett Chambers, Mark Hennessy as Andy Briar, Alexandra Gannini as Shanelle Briar, Jane Nolan as Valerie Watson, Talia Zucker as Melissa Watson, Katy Brinson as Bev Quilter, Imogen Ord-Evans as Jodie Bannerman

The Sum Of The Parts

Episode 10.07 (383)
Wednesday, March 26, 2003
Written by Dave Worthington, Tony Morphett
Directed by Richard Frankland

Surveyors working on a vacant lot come across human remains in a shallow grave. When Jo discovers the body of an elderly woman in a nearby house, she believes the two deaths are related but her colleagues find nothing suspicious in the details of the woman's death. Determined to prove PJ wrong and find a link between the two cases, Jo works single-handedly to connect the loose ends to help unravel the mysterious 16-year-old murder.

Guest Starring: Deidre Rubenstein as Helen Delaney, James Wardlaw as Barry Hoffman, Angus McLaren as Brad Delaney, Marcus Eyre as Det. Sgt. Paul Donald, Adam Palmer as Snr. Det. Eddie Turnbull, Judith Roberts as Carol Haines, Youarn Bell as Surveyor, Paul Havea as Chainman, Anne Morgan as Nurse Brown, Shirley Becker as Sheila Gardner

Bumps in the Night

Episode 10.08 (384)
Wednesday, April 02, 2003
Written by David Allen
Directed by Peter Sharp

Private Investigator Archie Garrett returns to Mt Thomas to find a petty thief stealing personal items from the patients at a new detox centre. Jo Parrish and PJ come across Archie when they stop to lend aid to a hysterical woman running through the grounds of the centre, fleeing from an imaginary demon. When detox patients claim they've a seen ghost, rumours of a murder at Layton Hall in the 1800s just fuel the gossip. A determined Jo pushes PJ to continue investigating the mysterious happenings at the detox centre in order to get to the bottom of the ghost story.

Guest Starring: Ernie Dingo as Archie Garrett, Greg Stone as Ivan Long, Brenda Addie as Jak Ridgemont, James Saunders as Jeremy Palmer, Simone Ray as Helen Price, Todd Lindeberg as Michael Jasek, Tom Meadmore as Donald Moyston

Trust Accounts

Episode 10.09 (385)
Wednesday, April 02, 2003
Written by Tony Morphett
Directed by Declan Eames

With Tess' husband now working at a Melbourne hospital, Jonesy deides it's his job to keep her, and her puppy (Puddles), company at night and turns up on her doorstep with a freshly caught fish dinner. All seems to be going well until he starts quizzing her about her ten-week marriage to Dr. Josh Carmichael. Tess' breathing gets more and more difficult and she collapses in his arms. At the hospital Jonesy is confused to find Josh on duty. Why would he be on duty in Mt Thomas when he's supposed to be in Melbourne? At the hospital Jonesy investigates what initially appears to be a simple bag snatch but it escalates into a more serious crime involving the theft of dangerous drugs… with Dr. Carmichael becoming a prime suspect. The case is made all the more disturbing by reports from patients who have reported being aware during surgery. Jonesy solves the crime… but is determined to get to the bottom of Dr. Carmichael's personal life — even if it means hurting the person he really cares about.

Guest Starring: Daniel Frederiksen as Dr Josh Carmichael, Simone Buchanan as Nurse Angie Cohen, Tom Considine as Wally Ogden, Steve Greig as Gareth Davies, Jenny Schwinghammer as Nurse Leni Mueller, Addie Black as Elsie Lawrence

Out Of Control

Episode 10.11 (386)
Wednesday, April 09, 2003
Written by Michaeley O'Brien
Directed by Chris Langman

Tess' colleagues are keeping busy gossiping about her failed marriage to Josh, but while out on patrol, Evan is quick to defend her when Ben criticises her for making bad decisions in her life. When Evan and Ben come across two 12-year-old boys getting high by inhaling solvents from aerosole cans, they try to help them kick the habit, only to discover that their home-life provides no help, so Ben takes it upon himself to save them. When one of the young boys dies, Ben can't cope with the loss and hits the bottle again.

Guest Starring: Neil Pigot as Inspector Falcon-Price, Jonathan Burton as Danny Todd, Peta Brady as Margaret Todd, Carl Lennie as Brian Logan, Richard Bligh as Gary Hogan, Heli Simpson as Sam Baxter, Jeremy Kewley as Tony Timms, Matt Robertson as Phil Watkins, Sue Yardley as Wendy Smale, James Gillson as Jason, Steven Bahnsen as Callum

Love In

Episode 10.11 (387)
Wednesday, April 23, 2003
Written by John Banas
Directed by Steve Mann

Divisional Inspector Russell Falcon-Price is adamant someone "made a deliberate attempt on my life" during an adventure weekend away with some of the Heelers — and he points the finger squarely at Constable Jo Parrish. Jo's colleagues have their doubts about his claim but once the investigation gets rolling, Jo's practical jokes against the Inspector, coupled with questionable behaviour by everyone involved on the adventure weekend, seems to indicate that perhaps Russell's suspicions were right — but just not about the person responsible. Meanwhile back in Mt Thomas, Ben attends his first Alcoholics Anonymous meeting where he bumps into Mrs. Felicity Falcon-Price, to whom he issued a traffic infringement notice several weeks ago. After they get over their initial embarrassment at seeing each other there, Felicity invites Ben back for coffee.

Guest Starring: Neil Pigot as Inspector Falcon-Price, Carolyn Bock as Felicity Falcon-Price, Brett Tucker as Peter Baines, Jeremy Lindsay Taylor as Damian Nesbitt, Amanda Levy as Sergeant Kirsten Watts, Chris Wallace as Ray Walford

Blackout

Episode 10.12 (388)
Wednesday, April 30, 2003
Written by Chris Corbett
Directed by Ray Quint

PJ and Jo check out an art exhibition of impressionist works worth millions of dollars at the old town hall. With private security the art is supposedly safe, but PJ becomes suspicious when he spots a familiar face — career criminal, Terry Reardon. Ben ignores his better judgment and continues his affair with Felicity. After many phone messages from her estranged husband, Josh, Tess finally answers his phone call only to discover that someone from the hospital has told him about her positive pregnancy test… but who is the father?

Guest Starring: Francis Greenslade as Leo McCardle, Carolyn Bock as Felicity Falcon-Price, Damien Bodie as Lucas Moore, Charlotte Rees as Janine Phillips, Tom Healey as Terry Reardon, Peter Aanensen as Merv Poole, Bruce Kilpatrick as Harry Vincent, Brad Martin as Security Guard

Where There's A Will

Episode 10.13 (389)
Wednesday, May 07, 2003
Written by Sue Hore
Directed by Chris Langman

Jonesy and Tess become involved in a suicide investigation of an elderly father with suspected brain cancer. It soon becomes a murder enquiry when PJ discovers bruises on the victim's face and an unregistered rifle. A family argument and the daughter's affair with the hired help leave PJ convinced of their connection to the crime. Jo confronts Ben regarding his affair with the inspector's wife. Jonesy corners Tess regarding her baby and their future together. The new doctor in town, performs the autopsy and PJ is struck by the Russian blonde's looks and accent.

Guest Starring: Helen Thomson as Dr Tatiana Zylinski, Lisa Crittenden as Melanie Howe, Stephen Phillips as Trevor Howe, David Serafin as Nick Tzoulis, Phillip McInnes as Morgue attendant, Phil Moye as Peter Earnshaw, William Wood as Norm Howe

Father's Day (Part One)

Episode 10.14 (390)
Wednesday, May 14, 2003
Written by Bill Garner
Directed by Declan Eames

Tess and Ben encounter a family custody dispute with a difference, when they meet a lesbian couple, Andrea and Natalie, their son Kai, and his father, Gethin, the sperm donor. Gethin has been refused access rights to his son, and when Natalie is knocked unconscious he is the natural suspect. Inspector Falcon-Price serves an intervention order on Gethin, who in turn threatens the Inspector's children. When the Inspector discovers his children missing the Heelers begin a search… but they find out more than the whereabouts of the children when they find Ben in bed with Felicity!

Guest Starring: Helen Thomson as Dr Tatiana Zylinski, Neil Pigot as Inspector Falcon-Price, Carolyn Bock as Felicity Falcon-Price, Danica Wild as Katherine Falcon-Price, Alexander Ramsey as Robert Falcon-Price, Sullivan Stapleton as Gethin Fox, Danielle Carter as Andrea Gibson, Fiona Walsh as Natalie Lencik, Alex Breden as Kai Gibson, Maggie Millar as Val Trotter, Patrick Graham as Ray Lockett, Adam May as Ellis Corby

Father's Day (Part Two)

Episode 10.15 (391)
Wednesday, May 21, 2003
Written by Ted Roberts
Directed by Aarne Neeme

Following the Inspector's discovery the Heelers try to put out the fire. Ben is determined to move to Melbourne with Felicity and her two children, but PJ tries to talk some sense into him. Felicity spends the night at the watch house with Tess, while Jo spends the night at the Inspector's house and lets slip where Ben and Felicity met. When the kids are abducted by Gethin, posing as a detective, the Heelers set up an exchange — the Inspector's two children for Gethin's son Kai. The exchange goes wrong when Gethin panics and Ben risks his life to save young Katherine. But will it be enough to save his relationship with Felicity?

Guest Starring: Neil Pigot as Inspector Falcon-Price, Carolyn Bock as Felicity Falcon-Price, Danica Wild as Katherine Falcon-Price, Alexander Ramsey as Robert Falcon-Price, Sullivan Stapleton as Gethin Fox, Danielle Carter as Andrea Gibson, Alex Breden as Kai Gibson, Adam May as Ellis Corby, Betty Lucas as Dorothy Falcon-Price

Dream On

Episode 10.16 (392)
Wednesday, May 28, 2003
Written by David Boutland
Directed by Chris Langman

As her pregnancy progresses, Tess starts dreaming vividly — until she is woken by Jonesy and he drags her down to a local jewellery shop which he claims has been burgled. Upon investigation they find the padlocked chain on the gate still intact. But when the owner discovers $20,000 worth of jewels missing their bad dream becomes reality. Jonesy soon finds himself in a difficult position when a former Det. Sgt. reveals who is responsible for the series of strange burglaries.

Guest Starring: Michael Veitch as John Harris, Simon Corfield as Lee Harris, Sally McDonald as Simone Clark, Adam Pierzchalski as Mikey Zapolski, Bruce Myles as Harold Craig, John Jacobs as Benny Danders

The Ties That Bind

Episode 10.17 (393)
Wednesday, June 04, 2003
Written by David Allen
Directed by Kath Hayden

Young Sam Baxter is implicated when there is a burglary — at the telephone shop run by Sam's estranged mother Adele. After being open just one month the burglary will set Adele and her partner, Lachlan, back severely. Adele points the finger at Sam, much to Jo's horror. Sam's alibi is weak and when Lachlan is found unconscious, the victim of a hit and run, things become more complicated. Who ran him down and why? Could it have been Sam, jealous of her mother's relationship with him? When Adele is later found unconscious in her van, with the exhaust pumping into the cabin, it looks like she tried to kill herself. But why? Did she run down her boyfriend?

Guest Starring: Helen Thomson as Dr Tatiana Zylinski, Heli Simpson as Sam Baxter, Delene Butland as Adele Baxter, Simon Woodward as Lachlan O'Donnell, Darren Natale as Mike O'Donnell, Kane McNay as Daniel Curtis, Rich Hall as Callum Flynn, Susan Turner as Doris Hayes, Luke Beard as Ornithologist

Prince Charming

Episode 10.18 (394)
Wednesday, June 11, 2003
Written by Dave Worthington
Directed by Declan Eames

When a body is found by the railway line the investigation leads the Heelers to a local internet café, run by a warring husband and wife. They both remember seeing the dead woman just days earlier, an American who travelled to Australia to meet her "Prince Charming". The search soon begins for a cyber-lover who may also be a murderer. Jo surprises her co-workers when she announces she's moving out of the house she shares with PJ and Ben and moving in with the new man in her life.

Guest Starring: Nancy Black as Cindy Birkenstock, Bernard Curry as Ty Birkenstock, Glenn Perry as Jerry Milton, Luke Lennox as Shane Franklin, David Whiteley as Fraser Lee, Elissa Stephens as Anabel Lee, Marian Haddrick as Brooke Anderson

The New Perfect

Episode 10.19 (395)
Wednesday, June 25, 2003
Written by Tony Morphett
Directed by Mark Piper

Jo finds out her dad Jeff has a new girlfriend, Shaylee, and she is very very young. She is instantly mortified that her father is carrying on with another woman, especially one her own age! The office at Jeff's winery has been ransacked, the computer and money stolen and although he and Jo's mum, Bev, are talking divorce he dismisses Tess' suggestion that Bev is to blame. Jo becomes suspicious of Shaylee and follows her to a large pokie venue… where she hands over a large amount of cash. Jo is determined to prove Shaylee's affections for her father are fake and enlists the help of Jonesy in her quest. Can her parents be reunited even if it means proving her father is a middle-aged fool in love?

Guest Starring: Helen Thomson as Dr Tatiana Zylinski, Amanda Douge as Shaylee Simms, Bill Young as Jeff Parrish, Helen Noonan as Bev Parrish, Samantha Tolj as Loelle Nixon, Cameron Nugent as Derek Hobson, Phill Cantone as Tezza O'Rourke

Note: Samantha Tolj's fourth appearance as Louelle Nixon (7.23, 8.22, 9.27). Her first appearance as Constable Kelly O'Rourke will be 11.24. Cameron Nugent's third different guest role (3.28, 6.24)

Playing With Fire

Episode 10.20 (396)
Wednesday, July 02, 2003
Written by Michaeley O'Brien
Directed by Aarne Neeme

It's a case of who's telling the truth when a suspicious fire starts in a teenager's bedroom, with the father and son blaming each other for the blaze. While Rory de Souza says he's convinced his father Vince lit the fire because he doesn't appreciate Rory's art, Vince reveals Rory, who has Schizophrenia, has been going downhill since he broke up with his girlfriend, Anya. But things get far more serious when Rory becomes obsessed with the pregnant Sergeant Tess Gallagher, believing her to be an angel. Is her life at risk? Also, Jonesy pushes Tess to watch a birthing video and name her unborn child.

Guest Starring: Nicholas Bell as Vince De Souza, Dai Paterson as Rory De Souza, Vince D'Amico as Leon Crevic, Martelle Hammer as Anya Crevic, Anne Cordiner as Dr Gillian Cusworth, Samantha Davis as Desk Nurse, Bill Charles as Old Man

A Bad Smell

Episode 10.21 (397)
Wednesday, July 09, 2003
Written by John Banas
Directed by Chris Langman

Pam, a new female plumber in town, stirs up trouble with Mt Thomas' resident plumber Charlie Clarke. Charlie mysteriously turns up at every job Pam is called to and tries to undercut her price. She accuses him of stalking her and he accuses her of stealing his livelihood. Coincidentally, when Chris Riley reports a foul smell at The Imperial just days before a big Rotary function, both plumbers turn up to fix the problem and a turf war erupts.

Guest Starring: Don Bridges as Charlie Clarke, Katrina Milosevic as Raelene Clarke, Wadih Dona as Marco Fiorelli, Tim Robertson as Ferguson McCallum, Susie Fraser as Lorraine McCallum, Alexandra Schepisi as Pam Patterson, Bruce Carter as Jim Tyrell

A Knife For A Knife

Episode 10.22 (398)
Wednesday, July 16, 2003
Written by Chris Corbett
Directed by Richard Frankland

Tom's teenage stepson, Daniel, finds a classmate stabbed in an alley, Jonesy and Tess are shocked to find the young victim had a knife. Daniel denies any knowledge of armed gangs, but his younger brother says otherwise. When the teenage stab victim goes missing from the hospital, Jonesy and Tess find the boys in a tense stand-off armed with knives. Tess tries to take control of the situation, but when one boy lunges in her direction Jonesy throws himself in between them and takes a knife in the abdomen.

Guest Starring: Helen Thomson as Dr Tatiana Zylinski, Kane McNay as Daniel Curtis, Darcy Bonser as Nelson Curtis, Ben Schumann as Rhys Alderton, Joel Gray as Bryan Hollis, Bernard Angel as Jason McKendry, Glenn Meldrum as Todd Gilmore, Trevor Major as Dave Alderton, Meryl Friend as Janine Hollis

A Better Mind

Episode 10.23 (399)
Wednesday, July 23, 2003
Written by Jenny Lewis
Directed by Declan Eames

Ben investigates the health of a baby boy reared by his widowed dad. The man is trying to treat the boy's fever with natural remedies, to the exclusion of conventional medicine, which outrages the police officer and leads to an eventual kidnapping.

Guest Starring: Helen Thomson as Dr Tatiana Zylinski, Heidi Arena as Captain Marissa Craddock, Justin Lehmann as Paul Murray, Jim Daly as Don Beddows, Jo Rosenberg as Sara Beddows

Thicker Than Water

Episode 10.24 (400)
Wednesday, July 23, 2003
Written by John Banas
Directed by Ray Quint

Jo and PJ discover the body of a young woman at the bottom of a cliff in a suspected suicide. PJ is surprised to find out that Marco Fiorelli, his new flatmate, not only knew the woman, but she worked for his father. PJ's investigations reveal Marco's father is wanted by the fraud squad for raising $15 million against non-existing assets and it seems like his debtors are closing in when they pay a visit to the house and kidnap Jo who they think is the key to reach Fiorelli. The threat to Jo's life makes PJ realise his true feelings for her. But will it be too late?

Guest Starring: Richard Piper as George Fiorelli, Petru Gheorghiu as Ardo Torossian, Wadih Dona as Marco Fiorelli, Michael Denkha as Kris Torossian, Paul Khoury as Donny Torossian, Jeff Keogh as David Hale, Bob Halsall as Barry Lonergan

Raging Hormones

Episode 10.25 (401)
Wednesday, July 30, 2003
Written by Ysabelle Dean
Directed by Chris Langman

Tess struggles to keep her emotions under control as her raging hormones give her a "pregnancy brain". When a pedantic husband tries to stop his pregnant wife playing squash, a scuffle breaks out between them and Tess arrests him for assault. Ben sides with the husband, and suggests they should try counselling, but Tess seems hell-bent on charginging him. Tom feels that Tess' personal life and her pregnancy is affecting her professional decisions — and suggests Tess stand down from operational duties… but his suggestion only makes things worse… until Tess is confronted with a horrible reality.

Guest Starring: Paul Mercurio as Henry Townsend, Fiona MacLeod as Karen Townsend, Paul Shirley as Andrew Vale, Rosemarie Harris as Robyn Wright, Alex Pinder as Dr Habibe, Damian Rocher as Delivery Man

A Blind Eye

Episode 10.26 (402)
Wednesday, August 06, 2003

A French documentary maker in town to film country policing captures all the intricacies and conflicts when the Heelers are forced to investigate one of their own. In a series of flashbacks, the Frenchman's video footage reveals the truth behind Widgeree's Senior Constable Ian Goss' suspected cover-up of a crime, as it's being investigated by internal affairs.

Guest Starring: Roy Billing as Senior Constable Ian Goss, Peta Doodson as Inspector Monica Draper, Andrew Gillard as Jean Paul Rocher, Lynda Gibson as Peg Quinn, Cameron Knight as Sean Quinn, Winston Brearley as Roddy Quinn, Erik Donnison as Ross MacAllister, Esme Melville as Elsie Wright

Chocolate Sardines

Episode 10.27 (403)
Wednesday, August 13, 2003
Written by David Allen
Directed by Steve Mann

Ben has rejoined the Salvation Army on a voluntary basis, much to the amusement of his colleagues. They are certain it's only because he fancies the new captain, Marissa, but Ben denies it. He sets out to impress her but his courting attempts are thwarted when an investigation keeps leading to some of her favourite welfare recipients. When a young boy's guinea pig goes missing, Ben sees it as an opportunity to show his softer side and ropes Jonesy into helping. Eventually, their hunt leads to the missing pet — and also the shoplifters. But will Ben's efforts be enough to convince Marissa to go on a date with him?

Guest Starring: Heidi Arena as Captain Marissa Craddock, Raelene Isbester as Stella Hadley, Robin Collins as Irene Hadley, Gus Upchurch as Keiran Hadley, Christopher Uhlmann as Jamie O'Donnell, Kerry Secombe as Alison O'Donnell, Leah Shoesmith as Lucy O'Donnell, Bruce Kilpatrick as Harry Vincent, Roy Davies as Old Man, Chris Reidy as Checkout Man

Too Good To Be True, Part One

Episode 10.28 (404)
Wednesday, August 20, 2003
Written by Caroline Stanton, Peter Hepworth
Directed by Grant Brown

Tess is delighted when her sister Bridie turns up in town with a good job and a new boyfriend, but Jonesy has to work hard to overcome an instinctive dislike. The Heelers are baffled when a man confesses to murdering a young woman, but they can't find her body. Bridie flirts with Jonesy, causing escalating aggression from the boyfriend, who takes it out on Bridie, then staggers into the hospital with a stab wound. Meanwhile the young woman is found, but says she's been raped. When the Heelers go to question the boyfriend and the young woman, they discover both have disappeared from the hospital — along with Jonesy, who was supposed to be guarding them. And then an hysterical Bridie leads them to her boyfriend's bloody dead body.

Guest Starring: John Bluthal as Sid Harrison, Anthony Hayes as Calvin Baker, Amelia Best as Bridie Gallagher, Miria Kostiuk as Natasha, Zoe Stark as Katya, Mugette Stevenson-Marelic as Olga, Clayton Bitaks as Vlad, Cheryl Ballantine as Mrs Jenkins, Sarah Hallam as Nurse Alison

Too Good To Be True, Part Two

Episode 10.29 (405)
Wednesday, August 27, 2003
Written by Tony Morphett
Directed by Peter Sharp

Bridie accuses Jonesy of murder, but makes the mistake of manufacturing evidence against him. When she is found out, suspicion naturally falls on her, and she is arrested. But Tess is convinced of her innocence, and persuades a rather reluctant Jonesy to help her find the real killer. Ironically Tess' efforts to exonerate her sister of murder reveal that she is involved in a far more despicable crime — she has been running a brothel staffed by sex-slaves. Tess is forced to make an emotional choice, finally accepting her sister for who she really is.

Guest Starring: John Bluthal as Sid Harrison, Amelia Best as Bridie Gallagher, Marcus Eyre as Det. Sgt. Paul Donald, Anthony Hayes as Calvin Baker, Miria Kostiuk as Natasha, Zoe Stark as Katya, Mugette Stevenson-Marelic as Olga, Sarah Hallam as Nurse Alison

Every Man And His Ute

Episode 10.30 (406)
Wednesday, September 03, 2003
Written by Dave Worthington
Directed by Chris Langman

Jo's life is saved by a mysterious stranger after she is left choking on her seatbelt after she is run off the road. When she learns her benefactor may have done a drive-by shooting, she refuses to accept it, but the truth is hard to find, partly because of her faulty memory of the events, and partly because of the confusion caused by a light blue ute, which has been involved in a series of crimes, from the drive-by shooting, to running her off the road, to an armed robbery of the Juicy Rooster. Unfortunately, the ute's owner has an alibi for at least one of these crimes, and PJ is forced to believe his explanation that his ute was stolen. But by who, and why?

Guest Starring: John Brumpton as Shane Kelly, Mat Burn as Lee Kelly, Margot Fenley as Angie Kelly, Ian Rawlings as Dennis Morgan, Christopher Stevenson as Mick Milligan, Alex Pinder as Dr Habibe, David Baker as Hamish, Melanie Coote as Linda Rhodes, Jai Hayes as Ambulance Officer

Motherhood

Episode 10.31 (407)
Wednesday, September 10, 2003
Written by John Banas
Directed by Richard Frankland

Tess is surprised to discover that her in-laws, are the couple who stopped to help a hit and run victim; they are equally surprised to discover she is pregnant. As Tess tries to stop Evan and Tom fussing about her headaches and blurred vision, PJ begins to suspect the hit and run victim was injured by something far more personal than a vehicle. While PJ and Jo meet the man's wife and teenaged son and try to piece together what happened, Tess' mother-in-law reveals herself as a gynaecologist and diagnoses Tess with Pre-eclampsia — a potentially life- threatening condition for her and her baby.

Guest Starring: Colette Mann as Denise Petrucci, Liz Chance as Eve Carmichael, Ian Scott as Andrew Carmichael, Rosemary Johns as Kath Molloy, Brett Cassidy as Stevie Molloy, Alex Pinder as Dr Habibe, Ian Williams as Danny Molloy

Note: Caroline Craig's final episode (appeared from episode 7.16)

A New Life

Episode 10.32 (408)
Wednesday, September 17, 2003
Written by Chris Corbett
Directed by Chris Adshead

Jo takes a single mother, Cherry, under her wing when the woman arrives in Mt Thomas searching for Tim Lewis, the father of her baby who disappeared shortly after she told him she was pregnant. Cherry has since been suspected of his murder and is anxious to clear her name. Tim, now going by the name Ryan, is trying to live a quiet life in Mt Thomas despite becoming a local hero after saving a drowning child, once again mysteriously disappears shortly after his new girlfriend announces her pregnancy. The Heelers think they have a serial absconder on their hands.

Starring: Ditch Davey, Jane Allsop, Paul Bishop, Julie Nihill, Martin Sacks, John Wood

Guest Starring: Marian Haddrick as Brooke Anderson, Teague Rook as Ryan Carter, Melissa Chambers as Cherry Walton, Richard Young as Darren Walton, Kathleen Coleman as Ashley Walton, Jessica Coleman as Ashley Walton, Cameron Nugent as Derrick Hobson [sic]

The Lowest Of The Low

Episode 10.33 (409)
Wednesday, September 24, 2003
Written by Bill Garner
Directed by Peter Sharp

It is Constable Susie Raynor's first day in Mt Thomas and as she is being given the guided tour by Ben, she recognises a released paedophile who has moved into a house opposite a primary school. Ben is appalled, and makes sure he warns the community, but Donald Heinz asserts both his innocence and his civil rights, causing much community division and leading Tom to question his decision to appoint Ben as Acting Sergeant. Then a young girl goes missing and the man is accused of abducting her.

Guest Starring: Simone McAullay as Constable Susie Raynor, Robert Morgan as Donald Heinz, Emma Callaghan as Tracey Nichols, Molly Stapleton as Emily Nichols, John Walton as Max Sandler, Ernie Bourne as Stan Butterworth

Note: Simone McAullay's first appearance, she is added to main credits in the next episode

Safety Last

Episode 10.34 (410)
Wednesday, October 01, 2003
Written by Michaeley O'Brien
Directed by Chris Langman

After failing to apprehend a suspect in an armed robbery, Jonesy wonders if Susie's caution on the job is cowardice, but when he chases an armed escapee into the National Park and comes across a dead body, it's Susie who takes his call for assistance.

Starring: Simone McAullay, Ditch Davey, Jane Allsop, Paul Bishop, Julie Nihill, Martin Sacks, John Wood

Guest Starring: Ian Bliss as Dave Williams, Asher Keddie as Lee-Anne Rheinberger, Johnny Flynn as Wayne Rheinberger, Mereoni Vuki as Louise Castro, Sally Lightfoot as Doreen Jackson, Chris Vance as Andrew Purkiss, Bill Charles as Elderly Customer, Matt Passmore as Brad Fingleton (uncredited)

Good and Evil, Part One

Episode 10.35 (411)
Wednesday, October 08, 2003
Written by Leon Saunders
Directed by Steve Mann

Ben finds his tolerance tested when his 16-year-old daughter Maddy turns up at a seedy Mt Thomas nightclub with her "muso" boyfriend Kyle having run away from her mother and siblings in Perth. Ben's worst fears are confirmed by a teenage girl's story of being drugged and raped at the nightclub. Further investigation incriminates Kyle, outraging Maddy who accuses Ben of victimising the love of her life. Maddy puts herself in extreme danger trying to prove Kyle's innocence. It comes down to a race against time… can Ben get to Maddy before the rapist? Just as Marissa is certain that Ben is breaking off their romance because of her strict religious beliefs he stuns her by proposing.

Guest Starring: Heidi Arena as Captain Marissa Craddock, Jessica Clarke as Maddy Stewart, Jonathan Dutton as Kyle Madigan, Richard Cawthorne as Scott Dixon, Christopher Brown as Jonathon Maidstone, Tracey-Louise Smith as Kerry Gill, Patricia Pitney as Narelle Coney, Adriene Smith as Renee Coney, Klaire Gazzo as Gym Receptionist

Good and Evil, Part Two

Episode 10.36 (412)
Wednesday, October 15, 2003
Written by David Boutland
Directed by George Oglivie

Ben is concerned his daughter Maddy is taking up with a 'weirdo' kid to spite him over breaking up her previous relationship and tries to push her towards a more suitable boy. However, his judgement is challenged when both boys become implicated for theft and fraud.

Guest Starring: Heidi Arena as Captain Marissa Craddock, Jessica Clarke as Maddy Stewart, Brendan Donoghue as Donny Burgess, Charles Cousins as James Pendleton, Joanne McKenzie as Alison Martin, Adrian Foley as Wayne Hancock, Jonathan Dutton as Kyle Madigan, Lyndal Rowe as Miss Stamford, Margot Hedt as Dorothy Burgess

Losing the Road

Episode 10.37 (413)
Wednesday, October 22, 2003
Written by Tony Morphett
Directed by Peter Sharp

Constable Susie Raynor is deeply concerned when she learns that the grieving father and brother of the boy who was killed in the same road accident that left her husband Brad a paraplegic have moved to Mt Thomas. While Brad is sure she is overreacting, Susie can't shake the suspicion that the men are out for revenge.

Guest Starring: Matt Passmore as Brad Fingleton, Anthony Johnsen as Jack Edwards, Troy Lovett as Will Edwards, Andre de Vanny as Marky Emmett, Brendan Carroll as Joel Hodge, Alex Pinder as Dr Habibe

What Goes Around

Episode 10.38 (414)
Wednesday, October 29, 2003
Written by Ted Roberts
Directed by Chris Langman

Susie has found her husband, Brad, a job at a local call centre but is distressed to find that it's the work place from hell. When the boss accuses the union organiser of sabotage, Brad is persuaded to play detective and soon suspects the centre is linked to illegal activities.

Guest Starring: Matt Passmore as Brad Fingleton, Desmond Connellan as Frank Bonato, Marisa Warrington as Justine Sproule, Anita Smith as Amy Hayden, Marilyn MacGuire as Millie Dixon, Dominic Pedlar as Greg Domanski, Lillian Lewis as Mrs Watson

Contamination

Episode 10.39 (415)
Wednesday, November 05, 2003
Written by Tony Morphett
Directed by Richard Franklin

Ben buys his basketball team pork rolls from a local takeaway shop and is devastated when they all come down with food poisoning. But what appears to be a simple case for the health inspector turns into something else when racism and prejudice rear their ugly heads.

Guest Starring: Bob Baines as Ian Hammond, Alix Jackson as Alex Hammond, Emma Leonard as Jessie Hammond, Kevin Tran as Johnny Tranh, Ferdinand Hoang as Francis Tranh, Amanda Ma as Monique Tranh, Margaret Mills as Beth Harris, Peter Stefanou as Dr Gulmez, Josephine Eberhard as Milk Bar Owner

Dirty Cheaters

Episode 10.40 (416)
Wednesday, November 12, 2003
Written by Dave Worthington
Directed by Roger Hodgman

Tom discovers the Mt. Thomas High School principal has been viciously assaulted and when his stepson says he was offered a black market VCE exam paper, the Heelers suspect exam theft may have been a motive for the attack — that is until they start probing into the principal's dysfunctional family. Ben has never made any secret of his desire to be promoted to sergeant. But to his immense frustration, every time it appears he's about to nab the position, it gets snatched from right under his nose. Now it seems as though poor Ben will miss again because of his old nemesis, Inspector Falcon-Price.

Guest Starring: Matt Passmore as Brad Fingleton, Neil Pigot as Inspector Flacon-Price, Kane McNay as Daniel Curtis, David Roberts as Peter Ball, Jackie Kerin as Viveane Ball, Anthony Cleave as Mitch Ball, Joanna Nation as Libby Aylett, Dave Lawson as Cory Fisher, Jason Best as Marcus, Justin Jamieson as Harry Rees

Sexual Healing

Episode 10.41 (417)
Wednesday, November 26, 2003
Written by Chris Corbett
Directed by Fiona Banks

Susie and Brad visit a psychologist to help with their sexual problems, however unethical professional practices uncovered by the Heelers while investigating a suicide eventually lead to Brad moving out. Ben's chance at promotion looks slim when a new candidate enters the picture.

Guest Starring: Matt Passmore as Brad Fingleton, Melanie Beddie as Marcia Budd, John Higginson as David Budd, Simon Aylott as Paul Kennedy, Emma De Clario as Liz Morton, Milla Jacobi as Charlotte Morton, Lois Fleming as Rachel,

For Better or Worse

Episode 10.42 (418)
Wednesday, November 26, 2003
Written by John Banas
Directed by Chris Langman

While making a 'detour' while on patrol to check on her husband who is staying at a motel, Evan and Suzy break up a domestic disturbance involving a husband and wife and the man he believes she is having an affair with. It is the first of many encounters with the trio. Ben is on top of the world after been made Sergeant and setting a date for his wedding, but his life is about to take a turn for the worse when he is forced to draw his gun and shoot to kill.

Guest Starring: Matt Passmore as Brad Fingleton, Neil Pigot as Inspector Falcon-Price, Heidi Arena as Marissa Craddock, Andrew Clarke as Digby Riggs, Nick Farnell as Martin Stratton, Lucy Slattery as Leanne Stratton

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