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Promises, Promises

Episode 5.07 (47)
Australia: Wed, June 16, 2021
437,000 viewers (17th)
Written by Timothy Lee
Directed by Catherine Millar

Penny's teenage son hatches a cunning plan to rekindle the romance between Hugh and Penny; Sharna launches a charm offensive to get Hugh a high-profile job in the city; Meryl and Michael's romance faces a major roadblock.

Hugh is free to leave Whyhope, so Sharna takes him to Sydney to show him the city life he thought was lost. Matt tags along to pitch his beer and gets an offer, whilst back in Whyhope, Charlie takes up Sharna’s offer to become the new temp mayor.

Notes: Ryan Johnson and his stunt double Aidan Gillett starred alongside one another in the short-lived 2008 soap Out of the Blue. Wadih Dona reprises his role as Dr. Ogilvy, one of the Medical Tribunal doctors that exiled Hugh in 1.01. Winta McGrath's first appearance since ep 3.10


  • 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
  • Charles Wu as Ken
  • Chantelle Jamieson as Sharna


  • Harper Weekes as Eliza
  • Emma Joseph as Eliza
  • Winta McGrath as Floyd
  • Contessa Treffone as Melody
  • John Waters as Michael
  • Monroe Reimers as Dr Abboud
  • Jeanette Cronin as Dr Hill
  • Wadih Dona as Dr Ogilvy
  • Aleks Mikic as Jonesy
  • Vivian Tung as Hipster
  • Matthew Hardie as Business Guy
  • Naomi Turvey as Waitress
  • Christopher Turner as Pilot
  • Bradley Anderson as Jimmy
  • Jake Bennett as Hugh Stunt Double
  • Aidan Gillett as Ryan Stunt Double
  • Ben Toyer as Michael Stunt Double
  • Emma Marshall as Meryl Picture Double


  • "Going Up The Country" recorded by Sonar Music, vocals by Patience Hodgson
  • "Spark Up!" performed by Ballpark Music
  • "Already Gone" performed by Sons of the East