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Call Me Irresponsible

Episode 3.06 (26)
Mon, September 10, 2018
631,000 viewers (12th)
Written by Timothy Lee
Directed by Ian Watson

When her life starts to unravel, Penny delivers Hugh an ultimatum about their relationship. Meryl and Betty enlist Hugh as their star attraction at the first Whyhope Speed Dating night. Matt and Charlie's relationship reaches a crisis point.

After Meryl (Tina Bursill) discovers Betty (Belinda Bromilow) is a competitor in the love matching business, she gets her on board to help organise a Whyhope Speed Dating night.

Meanwhile, a faulty pump leads to Arcadia running out of water, and in trying to dig himself out of trouble — literally — Hugh (Rodger Corser) does his back in. Hugh is reduced to doing his rounds on a gurney, and his temper gets the better of him — leading him to insult a difficult patient, who files a complaint against him — jeopardising his career. To make matters worse, Harriet (Genevieve Hegney) goes on a sushi and soft cheese binge, and contracts listeria, endangering the life of Hugh’s unborn baby.

The speed dating night comes around and, after an unorthodox medical solution from Meryl, Hugh is back in the saddle and ready to party. Matt (Ryan Johnson) discovers his primary school crush, April (Miranda Tapsell), is back in town. There’s still an attraction there, which Matt passes off as mateship — but Charlie (Nicole da Silva) can see there’s something between them. Ken (Charles Wu) is also struggling with jealousy because Darren (Uli Latukefu) keeps flirting with Mia (Brittany Clark). He finally snaps and confronts Darren, forcing him to reveal who he’s actually interested in — Betty.

Penny (Hayley McElhinney) stays away from the speed dating night. Her heartbreak at losing Hugh has been getting the better of her and, as she’s been doing too much lately, she stays home to drink on her own. But then she gets a call from the hospital — a patient is gravely ill. Penny is the on-call doctor, but she is too drunk to work. She calls the only person she can — Hugh — who is forced to perform a difficult surgery. It’s a wake-up call for Penny. She gives Hugh an ultimatum which will change both their lives forever. Meanwhile, Charlie drops a bombshell on Matt that threatens to tear their marriage apart.


  • 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


  • Winta McGrath as Floyd
  • John McNeill as Ronnie
  • Camilla Ah Kin as Ginger
  • Uli Latukefu as Darren
  • Annabel Wolfe as Ivy
  • Miranda Tapsell as April
  • Genevieve Hegney as Harriet
  • Kurt Winter as Junky Kid
  • Patrick Wilson as Rod Eagle
  • Alan Dukes as Glen
  • Margaret McManus as Older Country Lady
  • Jaxon Langstaff as Baby Jimmy
  • Ellis Watts as Baby Jimmy
  • Anna Phillips as Hot Country Girl
  • Lynn McGimpsey as Sharon
  • Ssamantha Silks as Charlie Double
  • Aidan Gillett as Hugh Stunt Double