Grace Beside Me: episode guide


Spooky Month

Episode 1
Fri, February 16, 2018 (7:30, NITV)
Written by Gina Roncoli, Briar Grace Smith
Directed by Lynn-Maree Danzey

It's Fuzzy's thirteenth birthday and she wakes to find a young spirit girl in her bedroom. Fuzzy chooses to ignore the spirit, hoping it will go away. Meanwhile her friends, Tui and Yar, hold a surprise birthday party for Fuzzy in Lola's Forest. It doesn't go to plan with Fuzzy upsetting the spirits when she steals a thunder egg. Things go from bad to worse when she opens the thunder egg and tiny ancient frogs escape causing Nan to trip and fall. Fuzzy returns the egg and frogs to their home and learns she is to become a seer. It's the last thing she needs!

Cast: Kyliric Masella as Fuzzy Mac, Tjiirdm McGuire as Yar, Mairehau Grace-Smith as Tui, Tessa Rose as Nan, Charles Passi as Pop, Emma Louise Cobb as Cat, Lucy Adair as Emmy, Simone Landers as Little Lola, Roxanne McDonald as Aunty Min, Ginger Dickens as Esther, Dylan Drabowicz as Jesse, Braden Lewis as Billy Buchanan, Peter Sandy as Johnno Buchanan, Jada Georgie-Rae Page as George Buchanan, Damion Hunter as Bruiser Buchanan, Jack Henry as Mr. Steiner

Black Hat's Treasure

Episode 2
Fri, February 23, 2018
Written by Danielle MacLean
Directed by Lynn-Maree Danzey

It's the first day of high school, and Fuzzy's new teacher, Miss Long, assigns the class an assignment to research the history of the Laurel Dale community. Fuzzy, Tui and Yar decide to find the buried loot of local Indigenous bushranger Black Hat with the help of his spirit. But finding the treasure proves harder than expected, especially when everyone at school wants to find it first. Upon finding the treasure, Fuzzy learns that it is not riches that Black Hat buried, but a family heirloom that he held dear to his heart.

Cast: Kyliric Masella as Fuzzy Mac, Tjiirdm McGuire as Yar, Mairehau Grace-Smith as Tui, Tessa Rose as Nan, Charles Passi as Pop, Emma Louise Cobb as Cat, Lucy Adair as Emmy, Heath Bergersen as Black Hat, Elaine Crombie as Miss Long, Roxanne McDonald as Aunty Min, Andrew Buchanan as Mayor Ridgeway, Ginger Dickens as Esther, Dylan Brabowicz as Jesse, Braden Lewis as Billy Buchanan, Peter Sandy as Johnno Buchanan, Jada Georgie-Rae Page as George, Miranda Deakin as Local Journalist

Yarn for Yar

Episode 3
Fri, March 01, 2018
Written by Sam Carroll
Directed by Lynn-Maree Danzey

Nan takes the class on the annual school excursion to teach water divining only to find their usual spot fenced off. Yar has an idea to protest about the padlocked gate by yarn-bombing it but Fuzzy thinks the idea is too out there and Yar is already being picked on for his eccentricities. Upset that his friends think he is weird, Yar loses his colourful style and dresses like everyone else. Fuzzy meets Bruce the boy spirit who has been watching Yar grow up. He is angry that Fuzzy has not been supportive of Yar's uniqueness. He challenges Fuzzy to fix the situation before it's too late.

Cast: Kyliric Masella as Fuzzy Mac, Tjiirdm McGuire as Yar, Tessa Rose as Nan, Charles Passi as Pop, Emma Louise Cobb as Cat, Lucy Adair as Emmy, Elaine Crombie as Miss Long, Andrew Buchanan as Mayor Ridgeway, Brodi Cubillo as Bruce, Dylan Brabowicz as Jesse, Cameron Caulfield as Todd, Chris Bartholomew as Tow Truck Driver

Sorry

Episode 4
Fri, March 08, 2018
Written by Sam Carroll
Directed by Lynn-Maree Danzey

Fuzzy and Cat get into a heated debate about the signi cance of Sorry Day but it's Fuzzy who crosses the line by calling Cat names. Things escalate when Fuzzy makes it her mission to beat Cat in the class president elections. When Miss Long gives Fuzzy a special assignment, Fuzzy investigates Nan's past and begins to understand the true meaning of the word 'sorry' with a little help from a spirit who used to be friends with Nan as a young girl. After learning the truth about Fuzzy and Cat's family connection, Cat also tries to make amends.

Cast: Kyliric Masella as Fuzzy Mac, Tjiirdm McGuire as Yar, Mairehau Grace-Smith as Tui, Tessa Rose as Nan, Charles Passi as Pop, Emma Louise Cobb as Cat, Lucy Adair as Emmy, Elaine Crombie as Miss Long, Andrew Buchanan as Mayor Ridgeway, Amelia Ayris as Young Enid, Aleisha Rose Cox as Young Nan, Roxanne McDonald as Aunty Min, Ginger Dickens as Esther, Dylan Drabowicz as Jesse, Peter Sandy as Johnno Buchanan, Jada Georgie-Rae Page as George Buchanan, Braden Lewis as Billy Buchanan, Damion Hunter as Bruiser Buchanan

Milka's Secret

Episode 5
Fri, March 15, 2018
Written by Briar Grace Smith
Directed by Beck Cole

When Aunty Min and Esther are forced to move in with Nan, Pop and Fuzzy, the house becomes a little cramped. Nan and Min are getting on each other's nerves while Esther is struggling to cope with the big changes happening around her. The only thing that seems to calm her down is a haunted doll belonging to Fuzzy's grumpy neighbour Mr Steiner. Fuzzy investigates the doll's history and learns about Mr Steiner's tragic past. So when the doll goes missing, Fuzzy knows it can't just be replaced. She has to find it and find it fast!

Cast: Kyliric Masella as Fuzzy Mac, Tjiirdm McGuire as Yar, Mairehau Grace-Smith as Tui, Tessa Rose as Nan, Charles Passi as Pop, Ginger Dickens as Esther, Roxanne McDonald as Aunty Min, Jack Henry as Mr. Steiner, Braden Lewis as Billy Buchanan, Peter Sandy as Johnno Buchanan, Jada Georgie-Rae Page as George Buchanan, Ruby Grace Barker as Rani

Hangi Sleepover

Episode 6
Fri, March 22, 2018
Written by Briar Grace Smith
Directed by Lynn-Maree Danzey

Fuzzy is run off her feet trying to look after the Elders that are visiting Nan. It has her wishing she could live a normal life with a normal family. Fuzzy escapes to Tui's house for a change of environment. But Tui has her hands full with her own visiting family, particularly her cousin Tama who is getting on Tui's nerves so much she has to escape to Nan and Pop's house for some solace. Fuzzy is visited by Lola who wants the sacred stones that Tama stole to use for the Hangi pit to be returned.

Cast: Kyliric Masella as Fuzzy Mac, Tjiirdm McGuire as Yar, Mairehau Grace-Smith as Tui, Tessa Rose as Nan, Charles Passi as Pop, Simone Landers as Little Lola, Roxanne McDonald as Aunty Min, Ginger Dickens as Esther, Dylan Drabowicz as Jesse, Tracey Lee Maxwell as Hera, Bayleigh Taikato-Simpson as Tama, Latu Tasusaga Foai as Mitch, Renaud Jadin as Father John, Suzie Blanco as Lydia, Delores Paulson as Kaye, Lorraine Iselin as Georgia, Malua Fa'aleava as Sam

Grace

Episode 7
Fri, March 29, 2018
Written by Danielle MacLean
Directed by Nicholas Verso

It's the anniversary of Grace's death and Fuzzy wants to know more about how her mum died and why her mum's spirit hasn't appeared to her yet. Distracted and disheartened, Fuzzy gets lost on a class field trip to Lola's Forest. The entire class, including new student Teddy, has to look for her. Yar tries to hone his tracker ancestor instincts much to the annoyance of Tui, while Cat and Emmy try to battle spider-webs and forest creatures. Fuzzy comes to the spot where Grace passed away and realises a big truth about her mum.

Cast: Kyliric Masella as Fuzzy Mac, Tjiirdm McGuire as Yar, Mairehau Grace-Smith as Tui, Tessa Rose as Nan, Charles Passi as Pop, Emma Louise Cobb as Cat, Lucy Adair as Emmy, Simone Landers as Little Lola, Michael Fryer as Teddy, Dylan Drabowicz as Jesse, Elaine Crombie as Miss Long, Umema Curtis as Grace

The Sweetest Gift

Episode 8
Fri, April 05, 2018
Written by Sam Carroll
Directed by Nicholas Verso

Desperate for a new bike, Fuzzy performs odd jobs to save money. Unfortunately, it's not enough money. Yar suggests she use her gift and perform seer readings. Reluctantly Fuzzy sets up a tent with a crystal ball and starts charging for her psychic services — even making up lies to keep the customers coming. But when the spirits stop talking to her, Fuzzy is worried she has lost her gift for real. She does everything to try and get it back but is only met with silence. Meanwhile Jesse suffers from stage fright auditioning for the school play.

Cast: Kyliric Masella as Fuzzy Mac, Tjiirdm McGuire as Yar, Mairehau Grace-Smith as Tui, Dylan Drabowicz as Jesse, Tessa Rose as Nan, Charles Passi as Pop, Elaine Crombie as Miss Long, Emma Louise Cobb as Cat, Lucy Adair as Emmy, Simone Landers as Little Lola, Michael Fryer as Teddy, Cameron Caulfield as Todd

Blackbird

Episode 9
Fri, April 12, 2018
Written by David Hannam
Directed by Nicholas Verso

It's Harmony Day and everyone is looking forward to the annual cultural showcase until Fuzzy has a premonition that Tui will be humiliated during her dance. When it comes true, Fuzzy thinks she jinxed Tui. Fuzzy comes home to find Pop working on a traditional carving but when she touches it, she has another premonition about Pop leaving to join his South Sea Islander relatives. Instead of telling him, Fuzzy refuses to sing with him causing a big fight. Fuzzy is suddenly very 'over' her gift.

Cast: Kyliric Masella as Fuzzy Mac, Tjiirdm McGuire as Yar, Mairehau Grace-Smith as Tui, Tessa Rose as Nan, Charles Passi as Pop, Emma Louise Cobb as Cat, Lucy Adair as Emmy, Elaine Crombie as Miss Long, Roxanne McDonald as Aunty Min, Dylan Drabowicz as Jesse, Michael Fryer as Teddy, Tracey Lee Maxwell as Hera, Peter Sandy as Johnno Buchanan, Braden Lewis as Billy Buchanan

Catch Your Death

Episode 10
Fri, April 19, 2018
Written by Tristan Savage
Directed by Beck Cole

It's Halloween and Fuzzy and her gang are at the cemetery scaring each other with ghost stories. Fuzzy follows a ghost dog to Pop's good friend Lefty's house and discovers Lefty has passed away. Lefty wants Fuzzy to return all of his stolen booty so he can pass on with a clean slate. But when Fuzzy finds out that Lefty stole a necklace from Tui's family, she is torn between loyalty to Pop and her best friend. Tui feels betrayed that Fuzzy would help someone like Lefty but after spending an afternoon with Jesse, she realises you can't judge a book by its cover.

Cast: Kyliric Masella as Fuzzy Mac, Tjiirdm McGuire as Yar, Mairehau Grace-Smith as Tui, Jack Charles as Lefty, Tessa Rose as Nan, Charles Passi as Pop, Emma Louise Cobb as Cat, Lucy Adair as Emmy, Dylan Drabowicz as Jesse, Michael Fryer as Teddy, Braden Lewis as Billy Buchanan, Peter Sandy as Johnno Buchanan, Jada Georgie-Rae Page as George Buchanan, Jack Henry as Mr. Steiner, Renaud Jadin as Father John

Love Me, Love Me Not

Episode 11
Fri, April 26, 2018
Written by Giula Sandler
Directed by Beck Cole

Fuzzy is enjoying spending time with her Dad and after seeing a spark between Sonny and Miss Long, she casts a love spell with Aunty Min's flowers. But the love spell goes all kinds of wrong when it accidentally hits Tui and Yar making them act all lovey dovey towards each other. Jesse is confused and fights Yar for Tui's affection. On top of that, Sonny proposes to Miss Long and Fuzzy realises she is out of her depth. Fuzzy must find a way to break the spell before things get too out of hand but more bad news comes when Aunty Min tells her there is no antidote.

Cast: Kyliric Masella as Fuzzy Mac, Tjiirdm McGuire as Yar, Mairehau Grace-Smith as Tui, Tessa Rose as Nan, Charles Passi as Pop, Emma Louise Cobb as Cat, Lucy Adair as Emmy, Elaine Crombie as Miss Long, Roxanne McDonald as Aunty Min, Ginger Dickens as Esther, Dylan Drabowicz as Jesse

The Wishing Tree

Episode 12
Fri, May 3, 2018
Written by Kodie Bedford
Directed by Beck Cole

It is the annual Wishing Tree time in Laurel Dale and while collecting community gifts, Fuzzy discovers Cat has moved from her big farmhouse and is now living in a tiny apartment with her Dad, Mayor Ridgeway, after their family went bankrupt. But that is not Cat's only problem. Fuzzy discovers there is an annoying girl spirit who is terrorising Cat in her new room. Fuzzy, Tui and Yar come up with a bright idea to make-over Cat's place so the spirit realises it's not hers anymore. The spirit, however, is not easily convinced.

Cast: Kyliric Masella as Fuzzy Mac, Tjiirdm McGuire as Yar, Mairehau Grace-Smith as Tui, Tessa Rose as Nan, Charles Passi as Pop, Emma Louise Cobb as Cat, Lucy Adair as Emmy, Andrew Buchanan as Mayor Ridgeway, Yasmin Honeychurch as Hannah, Peter Sandy as Johnno Buchanan, Jada Georgie-Rae Page as George Buchanan, Braden Lewis as Billy Buchanan

The Battle of Lola's Forest

Episode 13
Fri, May 10, 2018
Written by Sam Carroll
Directed by Beck Cole

Fuzzy finds that the forest is dying. Something is sucking the energy out it and all of the wildlife has fled. When Fuzzy investigates further she sees a black mass following Lola, leaving her frail and old. Nan warns Fuzzy not to go back there; it is too dangerous and stronger than anything she has faced before. But Fuzzy can't sit back and do nothing. She enlists Tui and Yar to help defeat the entity. In a final stand, Fuzzy rounds up the ancestors, including her mum Grace, to stand beside her and fight. Will it be enough to expel the darkness?

Cast: Kyliric Masella as Fuzzy Mac, Tjiirdm McGuire as Yar, Mairehau Grace-Smith as Tui, Tessa Rose as Nan, Charles Passi as Pop, Emma Louise Cobb as Cat, Lucy Adair as Emmy, Dylan Drabowicz as Jesse, Michael Fryer as Teddy, Roxanne McDonald as Aunty Min, Simone Landers as Little Lola, Pauline Whyman as Old Lola