Heartbreak High: episode guide


Episode 2.01 (39)

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Written by David Phillips
Directed by Andrew Prowse

The start of the new school term is marred by the aftermath of Nick's death [from a brain haemorrhage which occurred coincidentally with his appearance in the boxing ring]. Vic Morris, a teacher brought in to teach a new Media Studies course, gets everyone to participate in a special video project. A new student with a familial link to Deloraine arrives at Hartley. Nick's little sister, Effie, begins attending classes at Hartley. New arrival Matt is uncomfortable about having to interview his classmates about Nick.©tzuk

Starring: Vince Poletto, Abi Tucker, Salvator Coco, Emma Roche, Scott Major, Katherine Halladay, Corey Page, Doris Younane, Tony Martin, Alexandra Brunning, Barbara Gouskos, Ivar Kants, Despina Caldis, Stephen O'Rourke

Guest Star: Ernie Dingo as Vic Morris

Guest Cast: Don Halbert as Joe, Jon Pollard as Bolton

Episode 2.02 (40)

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Written by James Lee
Directed by Robert Marchand

After a thrashing from Rivers' team in a pick up game, the guys decide it's time to improve the school basketball team. They set out to convince a reluctant Vic to be their coach but convincing Rivers to join the team isn't quite as hard. Matt's friends have questions for him — and demands — after Southgate reveals he is Deloraine's nephew. Danielle arranges for Rose and Jack to have an evening to themselves and gets Lucy, Con, and Steve to help babysit Tess. Con is recruited into Danielle and Lucy's plan to seduce Steve.©tzuk

Guest Star: Ernie Dingo as Vic Morris

Guest Cast: Don Halbert as Joe, Tai Nguyen as Jack, Jon Pollard as Bolton, Nicola & Emily Freedman as Baby Tess, Richard Cass as Lewis

Episode 2.03 (41)

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Written by Sally Webb
Directed by Robert Marchand

Vic tries to teach the boys a lesson in teamwork by having them play the girls team but after an embarrassing loss, the guys decide it may be time to quit basketball altogether. Con's grandmother comes to live with the Bordino family but she soon finds a new home she likes better. Steve and Lucy consummate their relationship.©tzuk

Guest Star: Ernie Dingo as Vic Morris

Guest Cast: Arianthe Galani as Yaya, Don Halbert as Joe, Jon Pollard as Bolton, Nicola & Emily Freedman as Tess, Tai Nguyen as Jack (uncredited)

Episode 2.04 (42)

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Written by Greg Millin
Directed by Andrew Prowse

Rivers, Con and Matt are stopped by the police prompting them to create a controversial one-sided documentary that threatens the continuation of Vic's Media Studies course. Steve's discovery that Lucy is on the pill leads them both to look into their previous partners' lives. Rivers insists on babysitting Tess after Jack shows him how being seen with a baby can help attract women.©tzuk

Guest Star: Ernie Dingo as Vic Morris

Guest Cast: Don Halbert as Joe, Jon Pollard as Bolton, Tai Nguyen as Jack, Alexander Brown as Detective Rick Kelly, Rachel Keary as Nurse, Emily & Nicola Freedman as Baby Tess, Victoria Hill as Ros, Natalie Brown as Julia

Episode 2.05 (43)

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Written by Kristen Dunphy
Directed by Ian Gilmour

Matt and the rest of the basketball team face a tough opponent in the championship game. Vic is approached at the school by a man from his past. Danielle interviews Vic for her class project, twice. Rose discovers that Jack has a new girlfriend. Vic decides to leave Hartley.©tzuk

Guest Star: Ernie Dingo as Vic Morris

Guest Cast: Don Halbert as Joe, Tai Nguyen as Jack, Frank Whitten as Bob, Kim Ta as Kathleen, Will Parker as Noppin, Gavin Pritchard as Stretch, Jon Pollard as Bolton, Emily & Nicola Freedman as Baby Tess

Episode 2.06 (44)

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Written by Margaret Kelly
Directed by Ian Gilmour

Matt sets up his uncle on a blind date and makes plans to move out. Discouraged by her recent grades, Danielle contemplates dropping out of school when she is asked to audition as a reporter for a youth oriented current affairs tv show. Yola questions Joe's commitment to their relationship when he starts spending time with an old girlfriend and her son. Con and Rose get closer while working on a science project together while Southgate and Danielle's mother begin seeing one another.©tzuk

Guest Cast: Belinda Giblin as Suzie Miller, Don Halbert as Joe, Caz Lederman as Patricia, Jon Pollard as Bolton, Ian Dixon as Rod, Yvette Alcott as Annie, Dean Cousins as Nathan, Janet Foye as Posie, Lynn Hamilton-McLeod as Raeleen, Emily & Nicola Freedman as Baby Tess

Episode 2.07 (45)

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Written by Suzanne Hawley
Directed by Karl Zwicky

Southgate's divorce is finalised. Nicole tries to get her parents back together not knowing that her mother is already seeing Southgate. The gang plans a surprise party for Rivers' 18th birthday but his friends' odd behaviour has him convinced they're getting ready to kick him out of the warehouse. To make matters worse, his car gets stolen. Con enters Tess in a baby photo contest without telling Rose.©tzuk

Guest Cast: Don Halbert as Joe, Belinda Giblin as Suzie Miller, John Paramor as Geoff Miller, Jennifer Hardy as Nicole Miller, Jon Pollard as Bolton, Daniella Etchells as Lisa, Matt Young as Shopping Centre Man, Emily & Nicola Freedman as Baby Tess

Episode 2.08 (46)

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Written by Kit Oldfield
Directed by Karl Zwicky

Nicole reveals her mother's affair with Southgate to the school. After getting a taste of life at the warehouse, Matt makes the decision to move back in with his uncle. Suzie ends her relationship with Bill to give her marriage another chance. Con and Rose go out on a date. Rivers is busted spying on the girls. Still haunted by Nick's death, Jodie is unable to commit to Matt.©tzuk

Guest Cast: Belinda Giblin as Suzie Miller, John Paramor as Geoff Miller, Jennifer Hardy as Nicole Miller, Daniel Dinnen as Alfredo, Colin May as Sleaze

Episode 2.09 (47)

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Written by Peter Schreck
Directed by Geoffrey Bennett

Lucy reluctantly seeks help from her friends when Jerry Shapiro, her mother's boyfriend, begins making sexual advances towards her. Yola learns that she is pregnant. Con's protective instincts emerge as Effie prepares for a school dance.©tzuk

Guest Star: Grant Dodwell as Jerry Shapiro

Guest Cast: Don Halbert as Joe, Denise Kirby as Jacqui Weston, Lielsl MacDonald as Receptionist, Emily & Nicola Freedman as Baby Tess

Episode 2.10 (48)

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Written by Chris Roache
Directed by Geoffrey Bennett

Rose's daughter is rushed to the hospital. Seeing Tess brought to the hospital causes Yola to panic about her own future as a mother. Jealousies surface when Jodie's sister is welcomed at the warehouse and makes a play for Matt. Jack proposes to Rose. Southgate must inform Yola of Joe's death after he is killed in the line of duty.©tzuk

Guest Cast: Joy Smithers as Karen Cooper, Don Halbert as Joe, Tai Nguyen as Jack, Annette McQuarrie as Nurse, Sean Garlick as Cop 1, Jenny Gelland as Doctor Russell, Emily & Nicola Freedman as Baby Tess

Note: Joy Smithers appeared previously in another role in episode 1.15

Episode 2.11 (49)

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Written by Kris Wyld
Directed by Andrew Prowse

Rose agrees to marry Jack but matters are quickly complicated by a second proposal, this one from Con. Con's parents decide the best way to discourage their son is to encourage him. Jodie argues with her half-sister Karen over her involvement with Matt. Karen poses as Jodie when she goes to see a music promoter.©tzuk

Guest Cast: Joy Smithers as Karen Cooper, Tai Nguyen as Jack, Sal Sharah as Frank Malouf, John Lucantonio as Rick Vinburg, Lizzy Falkland as Celebrant, Hoa Lam as Jacl's Aunt, Ta Thoai as Jack's Sister, Nicola & Emily Freedman as Baby Tess

Note: Katherine Halliday's last episode

Episode 2.12 (50)

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Written by Leon Saunders
Directed by Andrew Prowse

Rivers' father surfaces at the warehouse after escaping from prison. Jodie tells Karen it is time for her to move out of the warehouse, and after a brief but eventful stay at the Bordinos', Karen moves on. A difficult decision about Rivers' future is taken out of his hands.©tzuk

Guest Cast: Joy Smithers as Karen Cooper, Russell Kiefel as Norm Rivers, Ross David Sharp as Detective Sergeant Pritchard, Chris Hanrahan as Karl, Malcolm Cox as Detective Moss

Episode 2.13 (51)

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Written by David Phillips
Directed by Ian Gilmour

When the surf boat Southgate has employed for his Surf Club recruitment efforts is vandalised and then stolen from the school yard, Matt and Rivers quickly become the prime suspects. Steve grows up in a hurry when Lucy informs him that she will going on a six-month student exchange to Japan.©tzuk

Guest Cast: Jon Pollard as Bolton, Alex Petersons as Red, Jai Abberton as Red's Gang 1, Don Dent as Red's Gang 2, Paul Eldridge as Red's Gang 3, Mark Psillakis as Red's Gang 4, Mark Gainge as Red's Gang 5, Bill Tucker as Red's Gang 6, Sean Garlick as Constable, Avrill Wynn as Victim 1, Deborah Voyce as Victim 2

Note: Alexandra Brunning's final episode

Episode 2.14 (52)

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Written by Sally Webb
Directed by Ian Gilmour

Yola fears she may lose her baby. Southgate announces that he is moving on to become the new headmaster at a rural school. He then convinces Yola, who has mentioned a desire to start a new life for herself and her baby, to come with him. Deloraine takes an interest in Matt's love life. Steve and Danielle recruit their friends to help make a horror movie.©tzuk

Guest Cast: Jon Pollard as Bolton

Note: the finale appearance for both Tony Martin and Doris Younane