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No Laughing Matter

Episode 3.10 (30)
Mon, October 08, 2018
642,000 viewers (12th)
Written by Tony McNamara
Directed by Ben Chessell, Lucy Gaffy

Hugh's world is rocked after Harriet gives birth to their baby. Penny makes a fateful choice about her future with Hugh. Meryl and Ajax go to war over his plans for a cemetery on the family farm.

Determined to start his new job in Sydney, Hugh (Rodger Corser) agrees to induce Harriet so that she can have the baby and they can leave.

Hugh begins the induction, but then he and Penny (Hayley McElhinney) get called out to an emergency. A cattle truck has tipped over, and they are flown in to try and save the driver. All the while Harriet (Genevieve Hegney) is going into labour and Betty (Belinda Bromilow) and Ken (Charles Wu) step in to help deliver the baby.

Meanwhile, Meryl (Tina Bursill) has had second thoughts about Ajax’s (Matt Castley) cemetery scheme. The reality has set in, and she’s not keen on the idea of having hearses drive past the homestead every other day. But there’s no stopping Ajax, who is determined to continue with his business idea.

Penny and Raph (Don Hany) are still dating, but things get complicated when his ex-wife comes into the picture. While out at the cattle truck incident, Hugh and Penny have an honest conversation — Hugh wants to know why she can accept Raph’s mess but can’t accept his. She leaves him with an ultimatum, they can be together, but only if he stays in Whyhope and gives up his life in Sydney forever. He realises he can’t promise her that, he has to leave — this was always the plan. But he soon learns that nothing ever goes to plan, as Harriet flees the country and leaves him with a baby girl.


  • 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


  • Genevieve Hegney as Harriet
  • Jacob Simmons as Baby Jimmy
  • Lucas Liptak as Baby Jimmy
  • Don Hany as Raph
  • Jayanna Assaf as Tilly
  • Miranda Tapsell as April
  • Uli Latukefu as Darren
  • Winta McGrath as Floyd
  • Candice Storey as Nigella
  • Max Watson as Kid
  • Aaron Bishop as Truck Driver
  • Naomi Turvey as Truck Passenger
  • Rob Flanagan as Farmer
  • Cruz Kovacs as Baby Eliza
  • Alan Dukes as Glen
  • Marlee Barber as Penny Stunt Double