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Shock Rock

Episode 3.03 (23)
Mon, August 20, 2018
684,000 viewers (10th)
Written by Liz Doran
Directed by Lucy Gaffy

The grand opening of Hugh's new cardiac clinic is upset by life-changing news from his ex-wife. Charlie's life is thrown into disarray when her father makes a surprise visit. Penny makes a shocking decision about her romance with Hugh.

Hugh (Rodger Corser) and Penny (Hayley McElhinney) are still on a high — their romance is going well and the grand opening of the new Cardiac Clinic has finally dawned… but a USB with a video of a 12 week ultrasound ruins Hugh’s morning.

Later that day, Harriet (Genevieve Hegney) arrives in person and confirms Hugh’s worst fears — he is the father of her baby. She presents him with two options: she stays in Sydney and they raise the baby together, or she goes home to the US, raises the baby on her own and Hugh never has anything to do with either of them. Hugh is thrown — which guy is he, option A or option B? Eventually he’s forced to come clean to Penny, it doesn’t go well, and they break up.

Charlie’s (Nicole da Silva) father Carlito (Vince Colosimo) finally arrives but he’s brought someone extra, a 15-year-old girl called Ivy (Annabel Wolfe), the daughter of his current girlfriend who is away doing a meditation course. A confrontation is inevitable and although she promises Matt (Ryan Johnson) that she’ll send him away, Charlie can’t help but ask her dad to stay. However hopeless he is, she needs him there.

Meanwhile, Meryl (Tina Bursill) is still grieving Jim’s (Steve Bisley) death and she attempts to move on by giving away all his clothes. But disaster strikes when she sees a man in town wearing the clothes and she realises that the only way to deal with her grief is to acknowledge it. A ceremony by fire with Jim’s clothes and her three sons is the only answer.

Still reeling from her HELLP incident, Hayley (Chloe Bayliss) is having trouble bonding with the baby, especially since they’re still not allowed to touch him. Ajax (Matt Castley) tries to be supportive but she resorts to praying, thinking that God is punishing them for their pre-marital sex. Surprisingly it is Hugh who talks her around and they not only get to finally hold their baby — they also give him a name, Jimmy.


  • Rodger Corser as Hugh Knight
  • Nicole da Silva as Charlie
  • Ryan Johnson as Matt Knight
  • Tina Bursill as Meryl Knight
  • Hayley McElhinney as Penny
  • Chloe Bayliss as Hayley
  • Matt Castley as Ajax
  • Belinda Bromilow as Betty
  • Brittany Clark as Mia
  • Charles Wu as Ken


  • Vince Colosimo as Carlito
  • Annabel Wolfe as Ivy
  • Genevieve Hegney as Harriet
  • Vanessa Buckley as Kimberly
  • Christian Manon as Francois
  • Jane Harders as Helen
  • Ellis Watts as Baby Jimmy
  • Winta McGrath as Floyd Cartwright
  • Luke Owen as Brian
  • Brendan Miles as Fake Jim
  • Ling Cooper Tang as Sophie
  • Luke Davis as Farmer
  • Samantha Silks as Charlie Double