City Homicide: episode guide

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The Money Shot

Episode 3.01 (37)
Monday, August 10, 2009 (8.30)
Ratings: 1.321 million viewers (5th)
Written by John Hugginson and John Banas
Directed by David Cameron

A regular day in Homicide. A murder. A crime scene. An investigation. Except that... Duncan Freeman is back. Walking into Homicide as if nothing had happened. Healed. Over the trauma of his attack. Or is he?

A bottom-feeding paparazzo has been given his just desserts. Shot in the head. Point blank range. So what did he capture at the hotel he was staking out? And why is racing identity Max McKenzie so interested in getting his hands on the photos?

The team are keeping one eye on the case, and one eye on Duncan Freeman. Their colleague, peer and friend is back on the job. And no one is happier about it than his crew. But how confident is Stanley that Duncan is ready to be back in Homicide? And who on the team will react to Dunnie's return in a way no one expected?

With: David Field as Terry Jarvis, Tasma Walton as Claudia Leigh, Louise Crawford as Karen Hatzic, Deidre Rubenstein as Cheridah Lapstone, David Roberts as Max McKenzie, Richard Sutherland as Tony Meade, Marty Fields as Det Snr Const Zach Roberts, Michael Cormick as Preston Walker, Petra Glieson as Felicity Williamson, Tristan Meecham as Declan Canning, Michael M Foster as Dale Williamson, Brendan McCallum as Kieran Abrahams, Lachlan Raymond Julier as Williamson Newborn Baby, Ivan Pogacic as Warren 'Wazza' Farley

Music: "Mojo" performed by Ash Grunwald, "Far From Home" performed by Aaron Thomas

Note: filming on the 26 episode third season took place from January 27 to December 04, 2009. Nadia Townsend and John Adam join the cast as DSC Allie Kingston and DSC Nick Buchanan.

Meet & Greet

Episode 3.02 (38)
Monday, August 10, 2009 (9.30)
Ratings: 1.142 million viewers (11th)
Written by (not given)
Directed by (not given)

There's new blood in the State Police's most distinguished department. Meet DSC Allie Kingston. A fast thinking, fast acting, no nonsense cop. But not everyone's impressed.

A man is violently raped and stabbed to death. Clues lead to a dating agency he'd signed up with. Could one of these seeking singles be scoping out more than true love?

Homicide's latest recruit will be put to the test as the team track a lonely-hearts killer. Going pace-for-pace with Simon, Allie hits the ground running. But when you act first and think later, you're bound to ruffle a few feathers.

With: David Field as Terry Jarvis, Louise Crawford as Karen Hatzic, Ray Tiernan as Jack Dexter, Odette Joannidis as Carley Whitman, Martin Sharpe as Jasper Cooper, Merrin Canning as Libby Adams, Marty Fields as Det Snr Const Zach Roberts, Daniel Collopy as Clive Manning, John Ridley as Phillip Bowler, Luke Stephens as Samual Bowler, Steven Kennedy as Businessman, Robbie Clissold as Hyena

Music: "Desert of Time" performed by X & Hell

Notes: originally aired back-to-back with episode 3.01. Cast credits for both appeared after ep 3.02, I've split them accordingly. Nadia Townsend's first episode.

Chop Shop

Episode 3.03 (39)
Monday, August 17, 2009
Ratings: 1.389 million viewers (3rd)
Written by John Hugginson and John Banas
Directed by Nicholas Bufalo

A teen car booster is bashed, shot and dumped in an empty lot. Is it simply a case of him stealing the wrong car? When his associate is found with key evidence linked to a constable's murder, the team realise they could have more than a coincidence on their hands.

While Homicide delves into a subculture of car boosting and vehicle re-birthing, they also face interference from Serious Crime's Detective Superintendent Gary Beck. He's a copper cleared of past corruption charges, but Matt's not convinced he's squeaky clean.

With: David Field as Terry Jarvis, Louise Crawford as Karen Hatzic, Meredith Penman as Emma Treadgold, Ken Radley as Gary Beck, Petra Kalive as Roula Georgiokopolis, Adam McConvell as Ibrahim Al Masri, Jerome Levinsky as Ari Christou, Nick Colla as Mags, Ellis Ebell as Azzie Fayad, Michael Yiallis as Yanni Georgiokopolis, Phillippa Adgemis as Mrs Georgiokopolis, Bernard Sullivan as Heavy, Wayne Dyer as News Reader, Margaret Plowman as Mrs Barton, Mya as Belly Dancer, Francis ROvers as Technician, Adam Thomas as Sean Barton

The First Stone

Episode 3.04 (40)
Monday, August 24, 2009
Ratings: 1.324 million viewers (3rd)
Written by John Hugginson and John Banas
Directed by Nicholas Bufalo

A missing toddler. A despondent taskforce. A case handed over to Homicide when all hope is lost. This is no longer a lost babe they're searching for. This is now a murder investigation. A set of circumstances that seems to insist that we draw certain conclusions. We mustn't do that. We have to remain open to all possibilities.

Two young boys are seen leading a toddler away. They want to play rough, see what happens, until it's all too late. A police force and the general public left with a terrible sense of déjà vu.

The challenge for the team is sorting through the white lies, the pre-conceptions and a lack of reliable witnesses. No matter what, they can't and won't jump to conclusions. Even if this does feel like history repeating.

With: David Field as Terry Jarvis, Tasma Walton as Claudia Leigh, Louise Crawford as Karen Hatzic, Genevieve Morris as Ronnie Lafferty, Marco Chiappi as Lou Santini, Maggie Miles as Neda Santini, Jeremy Kewley as Thomas Darby, Natasha Herbert as Mrs Shipley, Cameron Heine as Peter Shipley, Jason Geary as Iggy Roebuck, Mat Stevenson as Bill Penning, Rob Wardrop as Lleyton Penning, Bianca Linton as Lily Santini, C.J as Nicolas Santini, Lincoln Younes as Tyler Drew, Paul Todd as Reporter

Notes: This episode generated some controversy and Seven was forced to apologise for a promotional ad which included images of murdered toddler James Bulger.

Thai Take Away

Episode 3.05 (41)
Monday, August 31, 2009
Ratings: 1.388 million viewers (3rd)
Written by Jeff Truman
Directed by Kevin Carlin

Derek Hislop. A harmless, lonely guy willing to do anything for the right girl. So why would someone go to the extremes of torturing him to death… with a branding iron? What did he do for love and why did it cost him his life?

Homicide is drawn into the dark world of sex-slave trading, where intimidation guarantees silence. When Derek's girlfriend is found beaten, bound and gagged, the team must break through the circle of fear to uncover the cruel hand behind the scenes.

The return of journalist Kim Charlton causes tension between new guy DSC Nick Buchanan and Matt. Journos and cops have different motives when seeking the truth, and certainly different methods. Nick sides with Kim when she proposes a risky plan, but will her strategy put more lives in danger?

With: Tasma Walton as Claudia Leigh, Peta Brady as Kim Charlton, Nick Jamieson as Todd Croft, Gabrielle Chan as Lawan Simaplee, Mario Setyana as Tam Samak, Ra Champman as Mahneewan Prem (Destiny), Ben Hjorth as Derek Hislop, Chris Buchanan as Brody Moore, Jetana Bouphasavanh as Thai Employee, Fred Lee as Thai Truck Driver, Steve Bailes as Laurence McKean, Michael Gobel as Faye McKean, Sambat Chamclam as Tam Samak's Driver

Note: John Adam's first episode as DSC Nick Buchanan

The Confession

Episode 3.06 (42)
Monday, September 07, 2009
Ratings: 1.262 million viewers (6th)
Written by John Hugginson and John Banas
Directed by Kevin Carlin

A double homicide. A husband shot dead. A wife using her last breath to relay an important clue. As the team work fast for a break, DSS Wolfe comes to realise he isn't entirely impartial. He knows the victims and the accused.

Needing time to figure out his next move, Stanley enlists newest members Nick and Allie to do an under-the-table investigation, causing friction amongst the team. What information is Stanley covering up? What has he spent seventeen years trying to forget?

With: David Field as Terry Jarvis, Carolyn Bock as Linda Wolfe, Miles Paras as Philippa Stern, George Spartels as Frank Scarsdale, Richard Young as Dean Laird, Lawrence Mooney as Sergeant Trevor Jordan, Dion Mills as Corben Wilks, David James as Ian Chalmers, Carole Browne as Irma Bartlett, Jenelle Favazzo as Gina Laird, Luke Bailey as Joey Laird, Sara Reid as Susan Wolfe, Travis Waite as Ambo, Sarah Oldmeadow as Reporter, Rachel Blackwood as Reporter B

Little Big Man

Episode 3.07 (43)
Monday, September 14, 2009
Ratings: 1.189 million viewers (8th)
Written by John Hugginson and John Banas
Directed by Karl Zwicky

A disgraced jockey ends his life with a bullet. Was the shame of cheating too much, or is this more than a simple suicide? Odds on where there's horseracing and illegal activities, there's Homicide's old foe Max McKenzie. Could this be the team's chance to finally put him away?

With: David Field as Terry Jarvis, Genevieve Morris as Ronnie Lafferty, Nick Jamieson as Todd Croft, David Roberts as Max McKenzie, Max Cullen as Ray Stairmont, Chloe Armstrong as Teresa Stairmont, James Taylor as Dennis Reece, Greg Carroll as Leo Moss, Steven Noll as Tommy Masters, Leon Teague as Shane Walton

Time of Your Life

Episode 3.08 (44)
WEDNESDAY, September 16, 2009
Ratings: 1.175 million viewers (6th)
Screenplay by Mia Tolhurst
Directed by Karl Zwicky

Backpackers. Kids who've shed their skin of responsibility and embraced the hedonistic life. Each of them wanting to become someone different, do something different, but does that mean forgetting the value of human life? Did one of these reckless travellers go too far and become a killer?

Interpersonal relationships in the team are tested as Detective Superintendent Bernice Waverley returns to Homicide and asserts herself, particularly over new girl, Allie Kingston. Matt on the other hand discovers a personal link to the case, upping the ante to find the killer fast.

With: David Field as Terry Jarvis, Miles Paras as Philippa Stern, Meredith Penman as Emma Treadgold, Tamblyn Lord as Lee Armstrong, Paul Ireland as Tony Miller, Adrian Mulraney as Ron Stoddart, Nick Cook as Jason Stoddart, Cleopatra Coleman as Sian Ritchie, Roderick Cairns as Devlin O'Nairn, Matylda Buczko as Erika Olssen, Grant Durham as Albie Moyana, Ange Arabatzis as Monty Alexander, Grant O'Rourke as Gavin Miller

Music: "Python For a Pillow" performed by The Fumes

Note: Noni Hazelhurst returns

Diggers

Episode 3.09 (45)
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Ratings: 1.154 million viewers (8th)
Screenplay by Alix Beane
Directed by Nicholas Bufalo

An old Digger bashed to death. Was it a burglary gone wrong? In a community populated by haves and have-nots, could this pensioner have been the unlucky target of a desperate thief? But who would stoop so low to kill a pensioner just for a few valuables?

Or maybe someone else is out to gain from this war hero's fall? When a second burglary and death occur in the same suburb, Homicide examines the connections and discovers a community shrouded in secrets and lies. A tip-off points the finger at a junkie, but just how desperate is this kid to pay for his addiction?

Homicide find themselves under great pressure to solve these cases. And as they start to question the blurred line between self-defence, murder and self-preservation, they realise there's more to these two deaths than meets the eye.

With: David Field as Terry Jarvis, Madeleine West as Melinda Jackson, Meredith Penman as Emma Treadgold, Jan Russ as Robyn Turner, Miles Paras as Philippa Stern, Gil Tucker as Sam Macintyre, Callum Macbain as Trent Jackson, Andrew Blackman as Scott Cousins, Katrina Mathers as Sally Cousins, Mary Adams as Ida Lawson, Keeleigh Grant as Emily Cousins, Monty Maizels as Charlie Porter, Alec Gilbert as Andrew Porter

Notes: Casting Director Jan Russ makes a rare appearance in front of the camera, her first acting role since 1982 (Prisoner). Nadine Garner returns.

Blood Trail

Episode 3.10 (46)
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Ratings: 0.796 million viewers (14th)
Written by John Hugginson and John Banas
Directed by Nicholas Bufalo

Homicide is running an investigation where they have to track corpses, suspects, and the lives of victims unknown. When they discover the identities of the victims, could it simply be a case of wrong place/wrong time?

With: Tasma Walton as Claudia Leigh, Meredith Penman as Emma Treadgold, Genevieve Morris as Rhonda 'Ronnie' Lafferty, Nick Jamieson as Todd Croft, Josephine Keen as Dee Mackie, Christopher Bunworth as Fred Branca, Nathaniel Kelly as Gil Smithfield, Jason Buckley as Gary Shay, Lliam Amor as Jake Halliwell, Nathan Wentworth as Heath Blaysdon, Madeleine Tyers as Hannah De Mont, Sharon Fenech as Laura Shay

Note: the drop in ratings could be due to the first of two Hey Hey it's Saturday reunion specials on Nine which drew 2.169 million viewers

Hot House

Episode 3.11 (47)
Wednesday, October 07, 2009
Ratings: 0.876 million viewers (15th)
Screenplay by Jeff Truman
Directed by Kate Woods

A 14-year-old maths genius plus a murdered maths tutor equals a complicated crime that has Homicide reaching for the textbooks. Mysterious equations scrawled across the victim's body pose a question that only the killer can answer.

Maths whiz Liam Neades is sheltered from a normal childhood, but does that make him a killer? When his estranged older sister turns out to have a unique connection to the victim, suspicion falls on the family. Until a second murder presents the team with a whole new problem to solve.

With Liam's upbringing touching a nerve, Allie struggles to stay objective. As her anger towards the family increases, so does Waverley's frustration with the detective's choices.

With: Sarah Peirse as Lucille Neades, Nicholas Bell as Gordon Neades, Laura Gordon as Andrea Neades, Richard Cawthorne as Harry Bolingbroke, Carmen Warringtons as Vanessa Bolingbroke, Benjamin Jay as Liam Neades, Francis Smith as Christopher Bolingbroke, John West as Police Technician

Baker's Dozen

Episode 3.12 (48)
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Ratings: 1.032 million viewers (13th)
Written by John Hugginson and John Banas
Directed by Kate Woods

Ten women missing over 12 years. No clues to their whereabouts and no leads to follow. What initially seemed like unrelated disappearances has now landed in Homicide's lap after a potential connection is spotted by Missing Persons DSC Victoria Oakley.

Is this just an over-eager young detective seeing links where there are none, or has she stumbled onto a mass of unknown serial killings? Digging deeper into the missing women's lives, Homicide uncovers evidence that both supports and refutes the murder theory.

DSC Victoria Oakley's persistence and Simon's renegade actions may prove a serial killer's involvement, but will this pair's dubious methods jeopardise the entire case?

With: David Field as Terry Jarvis, Paul Tassone as Norman Duval, Tasma Walton as Claudia Leigh, Lauren Clair as DSC Victoria Oakely, Rebecca Massey as Peggy Duval, Andy McPhee as Harvey Pullman, Sara Gleeson as Belinda Graves, Edwina Wren as Natalie Stroud, Gerard Lane as Ryan Watkins, Andie Boye as Peta Sharpe, Martin Grimwood as Greg Prince

Music: "Confetti" performed by Little Birdy

Smokescreen

Episode 3.13 (49)
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Ratings: 0.989 million viewers (10th)
Screenplay by Kelly Lefever
Directed by Richard Jasek

A dramatic confession on live television. A violent and professional shooting of a truck driver in broad daylight. When Homicide gets drawn into the world of dirty tobacco, it's going to be a hard slog to smoke out the true players.

The illegal importation and distribution of tobacco is big business and those responsible will do whatever it takes to keep the money pouring in. Teaming up with Customs Agent Jack Ferguson, the crew confront hitmen, dodgy truck operators and reluctant witnesses to solve this crime.

Customs and Homicide haven't always got along but Jarvis' long-standing friendship with Ferguson will ensure a smooth collaboration this time around. However, the reunion digs up some unresolved pain for tough guy Jarvis. Meanwhile, Duncan proposes a risky plan to flush out the hitmen and nail the person responsible for two deaths.

With: David Field as Terry Jarvis, Neil Melville as Jack Ferguson, Steve Adams as Colin Rankin, Nick Jamieson as Todd Croft, Don Bridges as Lou Hagan, Sarah Hallam as Sheree Debney, Martin Blum as Steve Rickards, Chris Chalmers as Bill Wright, Kerrie-Anne Baker as Sandra Beam, Costa Di Angelo as Harian Jeffries, Matthew "Chippa" Campbell as Malcolm Karlsen, Jesse Rowles as John Karlsen

Music: "Live A Long Time" performed by Kram, "Shades Off" performed by X n Hell, "Forgiveness" performed by Jimmy Barnes

Mission Statement

Episode 3.14 (50)
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Ratings: 1.192 million viewers (6th)
Written by John Hugginson and John Banas
Directed by Richard Jasek

A deadly hit-and-run is initially dismissed as an accident. When a witness belatedly comes forward with new evidence, Homicide re-opens the case — and a can of worms — when it turns out the victim's employer is none other than the Police Union.

But this won't be the only unexpected turn in this case. It's the revelation that the Union is being investigated by the Office of Professional Standards that really surprises our team, especially Bernice Waverley.

To catch a killer, Waverley will have to face the man who led the charge in taking her down — Michael Mellor. But what is he hiding? Will Waverley be able to work alongside him — and in doing so, uncover the truth he's desperate to conceal?

With: David Field as Terry Jarvis, Aidan Fennessey as Michael Mellor, Marina Prior as Rhonda Mellor, Nathaniel Dean as Joel Morrison, Peter Kowitz as DSS Paddy O'Connell, Mark Seymour as Bruce McClintock, Tegan Higginbotham as Jana Mellor, Thomas Blackburne as Ian Mellor, Teague Rook as Shane Bodie, Daniel Tusia as Toby Homsey, Nicole Moro as Yvette Simpson, Szumai Anderson as Jana Mellor Stunt Driver

Dead Weight

Episode 3.15 (51)
Wednesday, November 04, 2009
Ratings: 1.161 million viewers (8th)
Screenplay by Michaeley O'Brien
Directed by David Cameron

Tabitha Mailer tried everything to lose weight. Her latest effort was Easyshake — a quick fix that became a quick kill when she swallowed a laced dosage. Her violent and unnecessary death leads Homicide to a small Health Food Store with a big problem.

Society has long preyed on the hopes and insecurities of overweight women, but what if your loved ones are making a profit from your pain? A con man has found a way to exploit the vulnerabilities of these women but has he stooped to murder to cover his tracks?

Homicide's investigation soon expands to incorporate weight-loss groups, disgruntled employees and spurned women. With money and self-image at the heart of the case, there's sure to be passion behind the murder — but is it anger or love driving the killer?

With: David Field as Terry Jarvis, Genevieve Morris as Ronnie Lafferty, Nick Jamieson as Todd Croft, Angus Grant as Lewis Glendenning, Rebel Wilson as Sarah Gilbert, Katrina Milosevic as Cassie Holmes, Katie-Jean Harding as Rosie Gilbert, Michael Fry as Vern Gilbert, John Xinttavelonis as Mark Mailer, Jamie McCarney as Tom Blaney, Sarah Sullivan as Olivia Maitland, Christine Moffat as Georgina Hopkins, Kym Troutbeck as Tabitha Mailer

Big Bang Theory

Episode 3.16 (52)
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Ratings: 1.130 million viewers (5th)
Written by John Hugginson and John Banas
Directed by David Cameron

A bomb blast rips through an ATM, destroying a crowded shopping strip and taking the lives of three innocents. Are they collateral damage in a heist gone wrong? Or has this messy act been designed with a specific target in mind?

The victims are a Credit Union employee who made some bad financial calls, the wife of a crim and an unknown baby. Three unrelated strangers, resulting in an endless trail of suspects. Careless thieves are the obvious perps in these unnecessary deaths. But something isn't adding up, and the team struggles to deduce intent and motive.

The bombing investigation must be put aside by Duncan and Matt when they are pulled onto another Homicide. A John Doe, brutally asphyxiated and stuffed into a bag. So badly decomposed that not even fingerprints can be found. Finding an identity for the victim is the first step but will this raise more questions than it answers?

With: David Field as Terry Jarvis, Genevieve Morris as Ronnie Lafferty, Meredith Penman as Emma Treadgold, Laurence Bruels as Ricky Sterling, Craig Goddard as Phil Capelle, Jim Russell as Jock Fender, Darren Natale as arthur Finney, Peter Sardi as George Tomik, Maria Angelico as Rhiannon Casey, Tess Masters as Elizabeth Portnoy, Mark Redpath as John Langham, Jarrah Cocks as Al Lexington, Jacqueline Geelen as Talia Sterling, Chris Hargreaves as Edward Portnoy, Philip Lau as Janitor

Music: "Messing With My Mood" performed by Crazy Baldheads

In Wolf's Clothing

Episode 3.17 (53)
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Ratings: 1.021 million viewers (10th)
Written by John Hugginson and John Banas
Directed by Michael Pattinson

A couple is viciously attacked in their own home and their young son is the sole witness. Was this an unmotivated home invasion or something more complex?

With: David Field as Terry Jarvis, Genevieve Morris as Ronnie Lafferty, Miles Paras as Philippa Stern, Kate Kendall as Jacinta Hansard, Lesley Baker as Miriam Baker, John Banas as Rex Trevallion, Michael Wannenmacher as Harry Shaw, Johnny Carr as Neil Seresin, Scott Gooding as Luke Hansard, Luke Christopoulos as Jordan Hansard, Troy Cartwright as Drug Dealer

Music: "It's On" performed by Kylie Auldist

Note: look for City Homicide co-creator/writer John Banas in a guest role

Whistleblower

Episode 3.18 (54)
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Ratings: 1.010 million viewers (10th)
Screenplay by Jeff Truman
Directed by Michael Pattinson

Your boyfriend disappears after receiving calls from a mystery woman; your bank account has been drained. Affair, right? Wrong. When Jacob Dennis unexpectedly turns up dead, his execution-style murder leads our team into the corrupt dealings of the local council where he worked.

Digging deeper, Homicide uncover secrets that the council are desperate to conceal. A new housing estate for young families that may just have been built on contaminated soil. A cover-up that risks destroying countless lives. And a private investigator who may have been silenced for the proof he unearthed.

Meanwhile, a simple mistake by Simon raises alarm bells for Waverley. Concerned for his wellbeing, she enlists Claudia Leigh's help to run a low-key enquiry. Will Simon's colleagues come to his defence or reveal their own fears for his stability?

With: David Field as Terry Jarvis, Tasma Walton as Claudia Leigh, Paul Gleeson as Robert Berry, Matt Quartermaine as Hamish Gilchrist, Simon Palomares as Sergio MEndez, Tibor Gyapas as Steve Novak, Kate McNamara as Sophie Lloyd, David Bradshaw as Paul Vandenburg, Zoe Ellerton-AShley as Aleisha Groves

Music: "Where Do I Hide" performed by Nickelback

Aussie! Aussie! Aussie!

Episode 3.19 (55)
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Ratings: 0.936 million viewers (12th)
Series Producer: MaryAnne Carroll
Written by John Hugginson and John Banas
Screenplay by Michaeley O'Brien
Directed by Richard Jasek

A routine homicide investigation for the crew turns into a defence of one of their own, when Det. Simon Joyner is put in the frame for murder. A suburban drive-by shooting leads the detectives into the midst of a race war between a collection of rival activist groups.

Special Guest: David Field as Terry Jarvis
With (3.19): Georgie Parker as DSS Susan Blake, Tasma Walton as Claudia Leigh, Genevieve Morris as Ronnie Lafferty, Cameron Nugent as Paul Winston, Andy McPhee as Harvey Pullman, Miles Paras as Philippa Stern, Philip Hayden as Tim Stanton, Nicholas Brown as Sanjay Roshan, Damien Bodie as Ben Corrigan, Reef Ireland as Damon Haynes, Erin Dewar as Michelle Brady, Geordie Taylor as Peter Linclon, Ferrous Trembath as Junior Crean, Tom Coltraine as Lionel Lewis, Paul Reichstein as Eric Duffy, Trudy Ager as Mrs Lewis

Notes: the first 8 episodes to air in 2010 are still part of the 26 episode third production series.

Good Cop/Bad Cop

Episode 3.20 (56)
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Ratings: nal
Written by John Hugginson and John Banas
Screenplay by Michaeley O'Brien
Directed by Richard Jasek

The suspect in an unsolved missing-child case comes to Nick when she finds herself being harrassed by the child's mother.

Special Guest: David Field as Terry Jarvis
With: Val Lehman as Dorothy Denzel, Jacob Allan as Dave Trilby, Rebekah Stone as Sharnie Pullman, Eloise Mignon as Layla Pullman, Louse Crawford as Karen Hatzic, Nick Jamieson as Todd Croft, et al

Flight Risk

Episode 3.21 (57)
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Ratings: 0.808 million viewers (16th)
Written by John Hugginson and John Banas
Directed by Kevin Carlin

A young business woman is brutally raped and murdered in her own home. The prime suspect has a rock-solid alibi and will leave the country in 48 hours never to return. Homicide has two days to build a case and break an alibi before a killer slips through their fingers. Will Claudia Leigh's psychological approach force him to come clean? Or will her mind games backfire in a way she never imagined?

Special Guest: David Field as Terry Jarvis
With: Martin Sacks as Daniel Worthington, Tasma Walton as Claudia Leigh, Nikki Coghill as Mrs Worthington, Genevieve Morris as Ronnie Lafferty, Felix Nobis as Asst. Comm. Warner, Melinda Butel as Gabriella Cromby; Meredith Penman as Emma Treadgold, Nick Jamieson as Todd Croft, ? as Lawrence Bradshaw, ? as Jade Worthington, ? as Selina Morgan, ? as Zoe Fulton, et al

Protection

Episode 3.22 (58)
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Ratings: 0.911 million viewers (17th)
Written by John Hugginson and John Banas
Directed by Kevin Carlin

When two bodyguards fail to protect their charge the consequences are fatal. A double homicide, bringing down both the target and one of his protectors. The team must work fast before the remaining bodyguard takes the law into his own hands.

Double-crossing criminals, South American coffee, the Witness Protection Program... and Superintendent Gary Beck. What's the connection? Finding the link is the only chance Homicide will have to solve this crime. But do they have enough information or is the killer's misdirection sending them on the wrong track?

Special Guest: David Field as Terry Jarvis
With: Ken Radley as Supt. Gary Beck, Genevieve Morris as Ronnie Lafferty, Nick Jamieson as Todd Croft, Robert Jago as Cameron Dayton, Gerard Kennedy as Ralph Druitt, Pippa Black as Emilie Rigby, Mike Smith as Grant Rigby, Adam Murphy as Travis Druitt, Pippa Koster as Rigby Baby, Glen Hancox as Marco Mitchem, Ian Rooney as Howard Forbes/Craig McNamara [sic], Meredith Penman as Emma Treadgold [uncredited]

Ratters

Episode 3.23 (59)
Wednesday, August 04, 2010
Ratings: 0.923 million viewers (16th)
Written by John Hugginson and John Banas
Screenplay by Alix Beane
Directed by Jet Wilkinson

The shocking death of coroner's driver Corey Mayer is compounded by the theft of the body he was transporting. Was his murder just collateral damage or was he the intended target?

Motives are plentiful. Did a nursing home steal a body to cover-up the neglect of its patients? Could the body have been taken as part of a black market organ-trading ring? Or was Corey's vicious killing a direct consequence of his gambling debt — and the shameful crimes he committed to pay it off?

The strict rules at the Morgue should prevent any tampering with the bodies. But Homicide have seen enough horror to know that people will do anything if the price is high enough. Nick Buchanan's natural scepticism means he refuses to accept evidence at face value and so he and Jennifer Mapplethorpe must bend the rules to pursue an unlikely killer.

Special Guest: David Field as Terry Jarvis
With: Genevieve Morris as Ronnie Lafferty, Katherine Tonkin as Wanda Mills, Luke Ryan as Gideon Addison, Matt Quartermaine as Hamish Gilchrist, Sally McDonald as Maddison Yeats, Robert Menzies as James Boyd, Tom Gutteridge as Damien Sanders, Robyn Arthur as Stella Natoli, Scott Bowie as Hugh Lavington, Adam Morgan as Ant Rackham, Paul Blackwell as Don Hamilton, Adrian Auld as Corey Mayer, Josie Noviello as Judy Foley, Perri Cummings as Francine Sanders, Peter Cole as Jonas Wesseli, Isabel Harkensee as Violet Natoli

Last Seen

Episode 3.24 (60)
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Ratings: 1.009 million viewers (15th)
Written by John Hugginson and John Banas
Directed by Jet Wilkinson

New Year's Eve. A time for celebrations. Resolutions. And big mistakes. A young woman vanishes after partying with her friends and now, 18 months later, skeletal remains of the missing girl are found. Is the killer a stalker, a sexual predator or a loved one?

At the skeleton's discovery, Allie Kingston instantly makes the connection to the case doggedly pursued by her former mentor. Defying protocol she tells him about the find, earning her a dressing-down from her superiors. But the reprimand is worth it if it means solving the case. Can Allie succeed where her mentor failed?

This high-profile disappearance has resonated with the public. The team re-traces her steps on that fateful night, but the passage of time has degraded evidence and memories. Does this explain the hazy recollections of the people she intercepted or is one of them a killer?

Special Guest: David Field as Terry Jarvis
With: Tasma Walton as Claudia Leigh, Genevieve Morris as Ronnie Lafferty, Meredith Penman as Emma Treadgold, Gregory Ross as Det Roy Delaney, Nick Jamieson as Todd Croft, James Lawson as Mervyn Bancroft, Nell Feeney as Kitty Bancroft, Ben Geurens as Sean Eden, Toby Schmitz as Adrian Farrell, Eliza Taylor as Melissa Standish, Jonathon Mahon as Jimy Eden, Mark Constable as Mikey Kendall, Rachel Echols as Louise Boulton, Ashleigh Hoult as Naomi Bancrift, Lydia Klimek as Mrs Farrell, Paul Todd as Reporter, Sarah Oldmeadow as Journalist, Robert Shook as Photograher

No Smoke

Episode 3.25 (61)
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 (8.30pm)
Ratings: 0.948 million viewers (15th)
Written by John Hugginson and John Banas
Screenplay by Jeff Truman
Directed by Pino Amenta

When a suspected arsonist of an apartment block is brutally hanged, it seems an obvious act of retribution, an old-fashioned lynching. All the survivors wanted him dead. But which one did it? Or did they act in concert? And what if he wasn't the firebug? Did a furious lynch mob kill the wrong man?

Special Guest: David Field as Terry Jarvis
With: Marshall Napier as Wilton Sparkes, Nick Jamieson as Todd Croft, Luke Ryan as Gideon Addison, Gary Files as Wally Chubb, Christopher Brown as Leonard Besser, Kerri-Anne Baker as Sandra Beam, Grant Cartwright as Mitch Chubb, Cameron McKenzie as Rhys Cooney, Andrew Martin as Rod Barrett, Rebecca MacAuley as Serena Flynn, Barry Hall as Baz

In Harm's Way

Episode 3.26 (62)
Wednesday, August 25, 2010 (9.30pm)
Ratings: 0.762 million viewers (23rd)
Written by John Hugginson and John Banas
Directed by Pino Amenta

Melbourne's streets are being terrorised by thugs committing crimes of random violence. Someone needs to take a stand. The police, under constant attack from the media, are valiantly fighting the fight. For victims of crime, it's not good enough. But is vigilantism the answer?

When a number of known violent offenders are coldly gunned down, it looks like a vengeful predator has taken the law into his own hands. But figuring out the motive doesn't necessarily mean figuring out the culprit and our team will have their work cut out for them to catch this killer.

When evidence points to the families of the victims of known violent offenders as principal suspects the case becomes particularly tough for Detective Buchanan, who despite himself starts to empathise with a killer.

Special Guest: David Field as Terry Jarvis
With: Tasma Walton as Claudia Leigh, Genevieve Morris as Ronnie Lafferty, John Waters as William Clegg, Marg Downey as Jane Clegg, Meredith Penman as Emma Treadgold, Luke Ryan as Gideon Addison, Ross Daniels as Ivan Bosnich, Katherine Tonkin as Wanda Mills, Aljin Abella as Anh Dang Ha, Kane McNay as Beau Roberts, Michael Veitch as Scott Myers, Matt Markinson as Talk Back Host, Anita Smith as Eleni Demitriou, Stephen Loez as Christos Demitriou, Fani Coustas as Grandmother Demitriou, Kerrie-Anne Baker as Sandra Beam, Rick Lindner as Ashley Carey, Stephen Mahy as Andrew Ryde, Toan Minh Phoung as Tran Huong, Rithy Dourng as Lee Nguyen