Thicker Than Water
Episode 2.01 (15)
Is it so wrong to have a bit of fun? To go out to a bar and kick up your heels? The kids are grown up and you're newly divorced — enjoy it! You might even meet someone who wants the same things you do. Wants to spend time with you. Get to know you. Kiss you. Sleep with you.
A woman, stabbed and discarded in a dumpster. Another middle-aged divorcee who met the wrong type of bloke at a bar? Or so it seems… until her ex-husband also turns up dead. Is this a case of kids who couldn't wait for their inheritance? Homicide investigates.
Out on the case, Stanley Wolfe spots his wife out with another man. He suspects an affair, and his cop instincts say 'follow it up'.
What or whom has inspired Matt's new look, new attitude? His other three amigos are intrigued.
With: Marshall Napier as Wilton Sparkes, Louise Crawford as Karen Hatzic, Carolyn Bock as Linda Wolfe; Simon Wood as Greg Menzies, Jacqueline Brennan as Bonnie Roper, Miriam Glaser as Mia Mitsios, Mark Diaco as Tolis Mitsios, Rod Mullinar as Oliver Braxton, Elspeth Ballantyne as Miss Evelyn Purcell, Gloria Ajenstat as Soula Mitsios, Russell Gilbert as Shazzam David Bergin as Joss McGovern, David Forster as Silvio, Dara Hession as Barman, Tony Annetta As Vasilis Mitsios, Lex Ridgeway as Lawyer, Frieda McKenna as Tech Worker, Matthew Campbell as Greg Menzies Stunt Dbl
Music: "Please Break Me Gently", written and performed by Tex Perkins
Note: series 2 of City Homicide was filmed from April 07 to October 24, 2008. Access image galleries for each episode by clicking on the accompanying image.
Episode 2.02 (16)
A teenage boy is found hanging in the girls' toilets at a local high school. Did bullying push him to suicide? When Homicide investigate they step into a community that is ready to explode.
With: Louise Crawford as Karen Hatzic, Matt Quartermaine as Hamish Gilchrist, Cameron Nugent as Paul Winston, Mededith Penman as Emma Treadgold, Stig Wemyss as Martin Price, Rodney Afif as Assad Mansour, Nick Wyatt as Tom Burroughs, Craig Stott as Hayden Fosdyke, Julian O'Donnell as Daniel Kuyperberg, Damian Callinan as Pete Minotti, Margot Robbie as Caitlin Brentford, William Jarratt as Josh Waverley, Tammy McCarthy as Lynlea Harrison, Justin Hosking as Brian Sturtivant, Lou Gerardi as Hayden's Dad, Steve Hayden as Perry Campbell, Christine Donnelly as Daniel's Mum, Nicola Wright as Mary Carmichael, Dylan Henry as Grant Barkley, Nicole Warner as Mrs Minotti
Episode 2.03 (17)
The detectives are taken hostage in their own offices by a desperate father determined to re-open the investigation of a murder for which his son was convicted. Their only choice is to solve the case at gunpoint, but there's a catch... it's already been solved. Closed. Buried. Just like the victim, stuffed in a suitcase and discarded. Stanley begins the negotiation process. But when shots are fired, who is the target?
With: Louise Crawford as Karen Hatzic, Marshall Napier as Wilton Sparkes, Carolyn Bock as Linda Wolfe, Cameron Nugent as Paul Winston, David Tredinnick as Jonathan Dougherty, Peta Brady as Kim Charlton, Craig Blumeris as Constable Lionel Jones, Peter Curtin as Leigh Carrington, Robert Wallace as Dave Cooper, Shane McNamara as Malcolm Lewis, Georgia Flood as Becky Lewis, Paul Todd as Reporter, Anne Browning as Christine Lewis, Mike Greenwood as Cedric
Music: "The Only One I See" by Evermore
Episode 2.04 (18)
A gangster style slaying of a young mum on a crowded beach drives Homicide to work fast. Can they catch this callous killer before he hunts down the only witness to his crime?
With: Carolyn Bock as Linda Wolfe, Danielle Cormack as Shirley Steadman, David Bergin as Joss McGovern, John Gray as Rawiri Shankin, Miles Paras as Philippa Stern, Stephen Ballantyne as Richard Steadman, Phoebe Richardson as Kate Steadman, Luke Barallaro as Tama Steadman, Jemma Gawned as Melanie Steadman, Lesley Baker as Miriam Toffler, Alfred Nicdao as Tran Doc Minh, Wade Petersen as Constable, Craig Eagle as Hugh Rankin
Guilty As Charged
Episode 2.05 (19)
A mother and child are slain in their own home. A loving husband and father is freed by the jury, but Jennifer knows he's the murderer. Determined to find the bodies, she goes after him. Determined to keep his secrets, the killer goes after her. Linda Wolfe comes to Homicide, determined to confront Stanley. Ugly truths are revealed, accusations fly and anger turns to anguish... There are some things that, once said, can never be taken back. Is this the end of Stanley's marriage?
With: Peter O'Brien as Warwick Endicott, Marshall Napier as Wilton Sparkes, Carolyn Bock as Linda Wolfe, Fred Barker as Dennis Palfrey, Joan Murray as Katrina Palfrey, William Wood as Crown Prosecutor, Jacqueline Cutter as Louisa Endicott, Sapphira Rolfe as Ruby Endicott, Sean Ladhams as Jolyon Wainwright, Mark Pengilly as Pharmacist, Simon Kinglsey Hall as Rentareck Guy, Peter Byrne as Newsreader, Ron Kamden as Garage Attendant, Vincent Amorosi as Santorini, Chris Chalmers as Matt Driving Double
Episode 2.06 (20)
The gruesome discovery of a woman's corpse leads Homicide to re-open the cold case of a bungled kidnapping. DSS Sparkes takes the lead on the case and he's doing it old school - gut instinct and no rules. Sparkes brings his old partner, now retired, in a move that will compromise the case and his career. How far will Sparkes fall for an old friend in need? And will he take Simon down with him?
With: Marshall Napier as Wilton Sparkes, Bruce Spence as Maurice Biederman, Nicole Nabout as Rachel Marhkam, Drew Tingwell as Stuart Geller, Steve Simmons as Ben Ward, Peter Byrne as Newsreader, Mick Alldis as Stephen Markham, Richard Grounds as Declan, Lloyd Grounds as Jack, Jacqueline Cutter as Rachel Markham Stunt Double, Carolyn Walker as Grace Waterson, Graham Jahne as Precision Motorcycle Rider
Note: CH returns from its Olympic hiatus with the highest rating episode to date drawing 1.888 million viewers. Previous high was the series one finale with 1.763 million viewers
Episode 2.07 (21)
When a star football player is beaten to death in a pub brawl, Homicide is forced to work under a frenzied media spotlight as they track down the local hero's vicious killer.
As the Homicide team gear up to investigate the football fraternity, they discover a football club that has something to hide and a close-knit band of players and staff determined to protect its secret.
Waverley comes up against staunch opposition of her own when she learns that the football club has friends in high places. Will the Old Boys' Club stop her from doing her job, or will she find a way to score the final goal?
With: Craig McLachlan as Leon Grasby, Blair McDonough as Cameron Gunning, Ross Williams as Doug Spalding, Nick Farnell as Kieran Lawson, Hugh Sexton as Dale Rookwood, Paul Robertson as Cal Stevenson, Cassandra McGrath as Bree Lynch, Georgia Bolton as Serena Solakis, Brooke Aust as Kirsty Rookwood, Siros Niaros as Danny Solakis, Mitch Ryan as Justin "Jazza" Johnson, Will Jones as Michael Smith, Glenn Hunt as Doctor, June Jones as Mrs Gunning, David Cormick as Mr Gunning, Narissa Doumani as Romy Marchant
Music: "Hundred and One" performed by Calico Brothers, "Nothing Can Break Me" performed by Amiel, "Driving Song" performed by Ryan Meeking and The Few
Life after Death
Episode 2.08 (22)
Homicide interview a frantic young woman who claims to have had a vision of a murder before it happens. When a body is discovered exactly as she had predicted, the team are forced to acknowledge that they're dealing with more than just hard facts, in a case that will question all their beliefs.
With: Matt Quartermaine as Hamish Gilchrist, Debra Byrne as Marijke Sharman, Joelene Crnogorac as Lila Sharman, Brett Stiller as Tim Whyte, Gareth Yuen as Li Phat Lung, Anne Scott-Pendlebury as Paula Campani, Bruce Hughes as Travis Smart, Paula Lay as Siobhan Drew, Sheona Urquhart as Flatmate, Georgia Mills as Friend, Sam Spalding as Limbo Man
Reunion: Director Jeffrey Walker and guest star Joelene Crnogorac starred as Bronson and Linda Twist in the second series (1993) of the children's series Round The Twist (see cast image on linked page). Also, Cameron Nugent, who appears in CH in the reoccurring role of Paul Winston, starred in the first series of RTT as Tiger Gleeson.
Never to Be Released
Episode 2.09 (23)
1978. A young couple road-tripping to Byron Bay. But the highway leads them somewhere quiet, evil. 2008. When this cold case resurfaces a top cop commits suicide. A serial killer invites Duncan and Simon to play his sick game… who will win?
A dried up dam reveals the key to a 30 year old mystery: the hacked and bound bones of two missing young lovers. A hippy couple who never reached their destination, families who never knew what happened to their loved ones. When Homicide investigates they discover holes in the case files and clues that were covered up.
With: Louise Crawford as Karen Hatzic, Gil Tucker as Mack The Knife, Don Barker as Christopher Spotswood, William Zappa as Anton Marleigh, Kerry Walker as Judy Spotswood, John Flaus as Dusty Beckinsdale, Jackie Kelleher as Connie Dempsey, Russell Fletcher as Miles Dempsey, Zoe Bertram as Dierdre Kincaid, Frank Laga'aia as Colin Snypes, Lisa Maza as Carer, Kym Lannin as Wesley Simpson
Music: "Sticky Wicked" performed by Doug Mansfield and the Dust Devils
Episode 2.10 (24)
When a foreign student dies in the middle of an exam, Homicide delves into a world where speaking up can cost someone their life. Greedy universities milking the international cash cow. Opportunistic businessmen exploiting the hopes and dreams of young students. Rumours spreading like wildfire across campus.
Competition for a shot at an Undercover training course creates tension within the team, particularly for Simon who wasn't nominated.
And a feisty Federal Cop flying solo connects with Duncan, much to the intrigue of the rest of the team.
With: Matt Quartermain as Hamish Gilchrist, Alex Papps as Superintendant Campbell Harland, HaiHa Le as Olivia Leung, Masa Yamaguchi as Joe Tao, Jing-Xuan Chan as LiLi Chan, Amanda Ma as Dr Wendi So, Ben Anderson as Wade Clarke, Mary Cong as Roxy Chua, Sachin Joab as Raj Venkatesh, Annabelle Kong as Jing Wei, Craig Mather as Exam Supervisor, Channary Peng as Student #1
Notes: this episode only screened in Sydney and Brisbane on the 22nd, viewers in Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth saw a repeat of episode 1.03 in response to Network Ten's broadcast of The Brownlow Medal in those cities. Ratings are a combination of both screenings. This is the first episode to be written by someone other than the team of John Hugginson and John Banas
Oh Lucky Man
Episode 2.11 (25)
Three prostitutes. Brutally murdered. Their faces hacked down to blood and bone. This was Stanley Wolfe's case and he knew who the killer was. Maxwell Craven. Greedy for sex. A pathetic man who has to pay to receive and always wants more.
But the evidence was too circumstantial, witnesses too unreliable. Craven walked free and out of the state. Now he's back, and one more girl's already dead. This time, Stanley won't let him get away.
This case makes the team question Stanley's judgement. Their Sarge is too close to this one, and they know it.
Matt receives unexpected bad news, and Jennifer and Emma offer their support. Who will Matt lean on?
With: Louise Crawford as Karen Hatzic, Meredith Penman as Emma Treadgold, Jeff Truman as Maxwell Craven, Nina Landis as Valerie Zimmerman, Frank Magree as Laurie Murphy, Elisse McCredie as Justine Parker, Humphry Bower as Dr Aiden Shearer, Chelsea Blake as Holly Bannister, Sheena Reyes as Zoe Clayton, Ben Pfeiffer as Marco Lombardi, Hannah Smith as Sharni Tucker, Chris Revuelta as Jesus Almeda, Mietta White as Little Girl, Kate Conson as Hooker #1
Music: "Need a Hit" performed by Young and Restless
Note: this episode only screened in Sydney and Brisbane on the 29th, viewers in Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth saw 2.10. Ratings are combinded.
Spoils of War
Episode 2.12 (26)
A photo. Soldiers in the Gulf. Friends fighting for the greater good. But were they? A secret left to die in the desert has followed them home. And now their loved ones are being murdered one by one.
A woman is murdered baby-sitting in a park. Her death is linked to a similar killing weeks earlier. But it's not just a violent end that unites these victims; they share a link to a bloody past — a paramilitary operation gone wrong in Iraq some fifteen years ago.
The team are looking for a swift, determined, faceless killer. And they're not the only ones. Armed vigilantes are taking on the role of judge, jury, and sentencer, in a case where one of Homicide's best may be in the firing line. Casualties of war are always inevitable.
With: Louise Crawford as Karen Hatzic, Matt Quartermain as Hamish Gilchrist, Meredith Penman as Emma Treadgold, Robert Taylor as Kevin Steele, John Brumpton as Scott Hurley, Alethea McGrath as Daphne Hurley, Katherine Harris as Reba Crawford, Tim Potter as Alex Crawford, Michael Carman as Dermott Roach, Matt Robertson as Neil Bowers, Jeff Kovski as Shane Jefferies, Michael Vice as Amir Schana, Katy Brinson as Carly Stayner, Nancy Finn as Yvonne Steele, Darren Mort as Lawyer, Amber Donald as Baby Chloe
Music: "I Won't Be Your Dog Anymore" performed by Paul Kelly, "Blue Sashes" performed by The Screaming Jets
Episode 2.13 (27)
Homicide investigates a murder, but when the bludgeoned corpse turns out to be a missing Supreme Court juror from a high-profile case, the case leads them to a victim that is still very much alive.
With: Louise Crawford as Karen Hatzic, Miles Paras as Phillippa Stern, Fiona Corke as Judith Welling, Genevieve Morris as Rhonda 'Ronnie' Lafferty, Nina Landis as Valerie Zimmerman, Tom Wren as Curtis Piper, Robert Coleby as Alistair Linton, Hamish Michael as Marcus Linton, Frank Sweet as Aaron Linton, Emmaline Carroll as Jody Pankov, Alex Manglet as Walter Pankov, Kate Jason-Omodei as Franca Torelli, Mark Silveira as Vernon Ottley, Helen Oltran as Tara Mason
Music: "Someone You Really Want" performed by Fur Patrol, "Police Police" performed by Young and Restless
Episode 2.14 (28)
A murder victim's body is found dumped in wasteland, with no evidence of her identity. Simon leads the team as they delve into the unknown life of Jane Doe. It will take every available hand to untangle this mystery.
With: Louise Crawford as Karen Hatzic, Miles Paras as Philippa Stern, Gil Tucker as Sam McIntyre, Meredith Penman as Emma Treadgold, Cameron Nugent as Paul Winston, Rachael Beck as Gemma Pritchard, Spencer McLaren as Kevin Stockton, Clayton Bitkas as Dr Clayton Stanwell, Brian Vriends as Justin Kaplan, Elizabeth Friels as Ava Stockton, Henry Ismailiw as Cabbie, Jude Beaumont as Michaela Kaplan, Jonathan Auf Der Heide as Damien Slade,
FYI: Rachael Beck is married to Ian Stenlake from Sea Patrol
Episode 2.15 (29)
A judge and a junkie overdose on the same night. Are they unrelated deaths? Or are these people from opposite ends of town more than perfect strangers? Homicide and the Drug Squad reluctantly reunite to find the connection between the two victims and solve their murders.
With: David Field as Terry Jarvis, Louse Crawford as Karen Hatzic, Genevieve Morris as Rhonda "Ronnie" Lafferty, Marie-Louise Walker as Annette Irving, Linc Hasler as Mitchell Blake, Clint Bizzell as Ashley Brunton, Ian Rose as Adrian Spencer, Rowan Francis as Dean Knutley, Colin MacPherson as David Karas, Elke Osadnik as Narelle Anderson, Garry Pollard as Richard Irving, Melissa Chamber as Lauren Sangster, Denea Bannding as Monique Sangster, Greg Peeler as Jeff Sangster, Julianne Vanner as Marg Sangster
Music: "Lullaby" performed by Liam Finn, "Out of The Fridge / Into The Fire" performed by The Cops, "I Know a Place" performed by Katalyst
Episode 2.16 (30)
A young man's suspicious death leads Homicide to investigate the link between a high profile religious figure and one of the city's most prominent law firms. The Pastor has a secret life that cannot be exposed, and his well-compensated lawyers use every trick in the book to protect him.
It's a case ripe with hypocrisy, cover-ups and corruption, but who's protecting whom? And does exposing the truth come at too great a cost?
Delicate handling is what's required in such a sensitive case, but diplomacy isn't the strong suit of the team's new Superintendent.
Waverley farewells the troops as she heads off on her prestigious study tour. Her shock replacement turns heads.
With: David Field as Terry Jarvis, Louse Crawford as Karen Hatzic, Genevieve Morris as Rhonda "Ronnie" Lafferty, Brett Climo as Victor Carling, Shane Briant as Pastor Ross Nieman, Sean Taylor as Charles Lassiter, Kate Gorman as Colette Burnley, Brett Cousins as Nathan Cole, Michael Wahr as Roland Petley, Andrew Carter as Julian Lane, Kirk Goodsell as Tyghe Burnley, Richi Madan as Cabbie
Music: "Stop Asking" performed by Ryan Meeking and The Few
Episode 2.17 (31)
When a homeless man is found bludgeoned to death, Homicide is faced with piecing together a life lived on the fringes. Was he a random target? Or was there more to him than just the clothes on his back? The case hits a raw nerve with Stanley — will it push him to reopen communications with ex-wife Linda?
With: David Field as Terry Jarvis, Louse Crawford as Karen Hatzic, Miles Paras as Philippa Stern, Carolyn Bock as Linda Wolfe, Alexandra Schepisi as Alexandra Misto, Matt Hetherington as Owen Misto, Karen Roberts as Charlotte Misto, Babs McMillan as Fran Benson, David Watson as Bernard "Ben" Misto, John Kewley as Joseph Benson, Glenn Quinn as Corey Armstrong, Nathan Burns as Jaedyn Freers, Emily De Rango as Life Drawing Model, Andy Poulter as Johnny Fountain, Andy Edwards as Surveyor
A Green Light
Episode 2.18 (32)
Duncan Freeman. Beaten senseless. Left for dead. His life hanging in the balance. Two violent and crazed ex-cons, on the run with nothing to lose, are responsible. It's up to Homicide to work out where in Duncan's past these two criminals crossed his path, and why they have vengeance on their minds. Only then can the team have a hope of tracking down these ex-cons before they leave the country… or return to finish the job. Bernice is shocked to find herself the subject of a corruption investigation by the Office of Police Standards.
With: David Field as Terry Jarvis, Louse Crawford as Karen Hatzic, Miles Paras as Philippa Stern, Meredith Penman as Emma Treadgold, Fiona Cooke as Judith Welling, Aidan Fennessey as Michael Mellor, Anni Finsterer as Megan Black, Ian Dixon as John Cassidy, Heidi Arena as Jacqui Charteris, Ken Radley as Gary Beck, William Jarratt as Joshua Waverley, Nick Johnson as Snr Constable Todd Croft, Travis Waite as Ambo, Ian Braybrook as Hostage Man, Marilyn Bennett as Hostage Woman, Ian Boggs as Possum Copeland
House of Horrors
Episode 2.19 (33)
A university lecturer and his student lover skip town to start a new life. No one hears from them again, until a marijuana bust uncovers the lecturer's corpse in a suburban cellar ten years later. How did he get there? And where is his "true love"? The team rallies to stay hopeful about Duncan as they try to piece together the last days of these lovebirds. Waverley on the other hand is at the mercy of the Office of Police Standards… who finally reveal their hand.
With: David Field as Terry Jarvis, Aidan Fennessy as Michael Mellor, Rhys Muldoon as Dr Lance Turner, Jim Daly as George Cowles, Michele Fawdon as Beverley Cowles, Trudy Hellier as Fiona Turner, Annie Stanford as Freya Basecombe, Nicholas Coghlan as Luke Ferney, William Jarratt as Joshua Waverley, Nick Jamieson as Snr Constable Todd Croft, David Serafin as Detective Eddie Corrigan, Lise Rodgers as Leonie Walford, Steven Carroll as Doctor Price, Steve Danielson as Law Student, Shannon Barker as Madison Turner, Sean Entwistle as Arrested Student
The Cutting Edge
Episode 2.20 (34)
A credential investigator is viciously strangled. Thin cord. Tight grip. By the time his body is found, all his paperwork has disappeared. What did he uncover at the hospital he was investigating? In doctors we trust. But should we? The credentials of foreign surgeons are under the microscope, and the team have to ask themselves who has more to lose, the hospital, the surgeons, or the patients? Superintendent Bernice Waverley is determined to prove she's being framed. But she can't do it alone. Will the team risk their positions in Homicide to help?
With: David Field as Terry Jarvis, Lucy Bell as Deborah Van Der Lind, Paul English as Todd McGuire, Cameron Nugent as Paul Winston, Tony Nikolakopoulos as Jackson Pittman, Kirsty Child as Elaine Shepparton, Bert La Bonte as Aban Nazir, Kristof Kaczmarek as Dominik Lem, Anthony West as Roger Gabriel, Tony Yorke as Kel Shepparton, Chris McLean as Rowan Meeres, Damon Hunter as Felix Merrick
Music: "You're The Voice" performed by John Farnham
Episode 2.21 (35)
Homicide is called in to investigate two murders where motive, witnesses and straight answers are proving hard to find. The only way to open these cases up is to hit the streets — they just have to knock on the right door.
With: David Field as Terry Jarvis, Jane Allsop as Jo Andrews, Miles Paras as Philippa Stern, Natalie O'Donnell as Tess Westaway, Matthew Rainey as Marty Andrews, Andrew Les as Constable Jake Lockwood, William Jarratt as Joshua Waverley, Jeremy Stanford as Eric Gorman, Felicity Soper as Elissa Gorman, Des Dowling as Brad Thomas, Matt Boesenberg as Wayne Stokes, Liam Maguire as Bruno Gorman, Ben Schumann as Dylan Thomas, Chelsea Bruland as Kate Stokes, Stella Carroll as Saffron Gorman, Tim Ferris as Daryl Hedge, Greg Angrove as Lawyer, Rick Lindner as Arnie Hughes, Guy Charnock as Braydon Jackson
Note: Tasma Walton makes her first, albeit brief, appearance as DSS Claudia Leigh but goes uncredited.
Life and Death
Episode 2.22 (36, finale)
Josh Waverley is missing. Never made it to soccer. Is he just off with mates, or is an unknown player making their final move? A psychiatrist is stabbed to death at his practice. Who did it? A colleague, a patient, or was it a random act? Getting hard evidence against a likely suspect is proving tough for Simon and Matt. But their case will take a backseat as Stanley and Jarvis rally everyone to help with the hunt for Josh. Today the final pieces of a well thought out plan fall into place. Bernice Waverley will be held accountable for her past actions, and it will change her forever.
With: David Field as Terry Jarvis, Tasma Walton as Claudia Leigh, Simon Stone as Billy Pierce/Will Fenech, Genevieve Morris as Rhonda 'Ronnie' Lafferty, William Jarratt as Joshua Waverley, Sean Ladhams as Brandon Crane, Steve Price as Dr Selwyn Elsworthy, John West as Uniform #1
Music: "The White House" performed by Wellyn
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