Heartbreak High: episode guide


Episode 3.01 (53)

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Written by Greg Millin
Directed by Catherine Millar

Sam Robinson makes an unexpected return to Hartley High as a substitute teacher. Sam insists she's back to focus on her career and that anything she had with Rivers in the past is over. Deloraine wants to believe the former is true while Rivers hopes the latter is not. When Con skips classes to looks after his business interests, Roberto volunteers to help Con run the Shark Pool but he alienates the customers when he raises the prices. Effie does not know how to respond to Bart's request for a kiss.©tzuk

Guest Cast: Hugh Baldwin as Graham, Jon Pollard as Bolton, Ryan Lappin as Batholomew.

Episode 3.02 (54)

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Written by Tim Gooding
Directed by Catherine Millar

Back from Greece, Katerina turns up at the warehouse and attempts to blackmail Peter into starting a relationship with her by using her newfound knowledge of his affair with Sam. With Sam's job once again threatened, Peter comes up with a solution that is simple but cruel. If only because Matt doesn't want her to, Jodie agrees to be Steve's model for a school photography project. Effie and Bart's relationship hits a snag.©tzuk

Guest Cast: Ryan Lappin as Batholomew, Tony Villis as Nino Peroni, Jamie Cohen as Boy 1, Grant Noy as Boy 2, Josephine Hayllar as Stephanie, Jackqueline Perrett as Monique, Polly Priday as Germaine.

Note: Ada Nicodemou rejoins the main cast

Episode 3.03 (55)

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Written by Carol Williams
Directed by Andrew Prowse

When Steve pays his mother an unexpected visit, he discovers that he has a half-sister. Matt borrows Peter's car to go to the beach but the car is stolen when Allie has to be taken to the hospital after a surfing accident. Katerina tries to get the better of Sam both in classroom and during a self-defence course.©tzuk

Guest Cast: Jan Merriman as Lorraine, Sean Garlick as Constable, Jai Abberton as Collision Surfer, Nikki Campbell as Allie's Surfing Double.

Note: Inge Hornstra joins the cast

Episode 3.04 (56)

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Written by Leon Saunders
Directed by Andrew Prowse

Andrew Bell, Harley High's new science teacher, pushes his students to perform in the HSC trials. Rivers agrees to teach Allie to drive in exchange for her tutoring services. Deloraine offers Matt incentives to do well on his exams. Sam cautions Andrew about his high expectations for the Hartley students. After pouring all her time into studying, Danielle exhausts herself both physically and emotionally. After walking out in the middle of her exam, Danielle is struck by a car.©tzuk

Guest Cast: Avrill Wynn as Danielle Stunt Double, Dave Brown as Andrew Stunt Double, Greg Blandy as Stunt Driver/Rivers' Double.

Note: Ian Bliss joins the cast

Episode 3.05 (57)

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Written by Stephen J. Spears
Directed by Karl Zwicky

Allie starts attending Hartley High without her parents' knowledge or Steve's approval. Rivers accepts his classmates' challenge to direct the school's production of an updated "Romeo and Juliet." While on a raucous school excursion to the beach, Steve looses a pocketwatch that used to belong to his maternal great-grandfather and Mr. Bell is quick to accuse Steve's friends of the theft.©tzuk

Guest Cast: Jan Merriman as Lorraine, Des James as David, Jon Pollard as Bolton, John Tawadros as Play Fighter.

Episode 3.06 (58)

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Written by ?
Directed by ?

Roberto attempts to keep a health scare from Con and Effie. The school's production of "Romeo and Juliet" is threatened by Katerina's withdrawal from her lead role and Rivers' untimely detention by Mr. Bell. News of Roberto's condition draws Con closer to his father.©tzuk

Guest Cast: Jon Pollard as Bolton, John Tawadros as Play Fighter, John Hannan as Tuker, Peter Sommerfeld as Doctor.

Episode 3.07 (59)

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Written by Kris Wyld
Directed by Malcolm McDonald

A school science project leads Matt into a campaign to prove that a local factory is illegally dumping toxic chemicals, but his dedication threatens his relationship with Jodie. Andrew moves into Sam's apartment. Matt finds an unlikely ally in his efforts.©tzuk

Guest Cast: Russell Newman as Nigel Oliver, Fredrick Santos as Costas, Kerry West as Policewoman, Matt Browne as Security Guard, Avril Wynne as Sam Stunt Double.

Episode 3.08 (60)

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Written by Michael Miller
Directed by Malcolm McDonald

Rivers is faced with a difficult decision when his father, still on the run after escaping from prison, comes back to town. Steve and Danielle get back together after working on his photography exhibit. As Matt and Jodie are breaking up, Con and Katrina begin a relationship.©tzuk

Guest Cast: Terry Serio as Jim Scully, Russell Kiefel as Norm Rivers, Doug Scroope as Hugh, Sean Garlick as Policeman.

Episode 3.09 (61)

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Written by Sally Web
Directed by Catherine Millar

Jodie's infatuation with singer/songerwriter Tim Beckett is shaken when the self-confessed alcoholic starts drinking again. With the support of Mr Bell, Katerina convinces Deloraine to let her sell healthy food to the students but her initiative is sabotaged by competition from Con's upstart hot dog stand. Andrew confronts Sam about her past affair with Peter and confesses his own jealousy. Allie feels like she's being shut out by her friends because of her involvement with Matt.©tzuk

Guest Cast: Terry Serio as Tim Beckett.

Episode 3.10 (62)

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Written by Kristen Dunphy
Directed by Catherine Millar

Tim gets Jodie a record deal but Con is left on the outside looking in when the company assigns her a new manager. Katrina pushes herself in preparation for an audition for a national dance company. Steve gets an opportunity to work at a local newspaper but his first assignment goes badly forcing his editor to use his damning pictures of Tim as part of a story on the fallen singer. As his friends fill out their university forms and make plans for the future, Matt contemplates what he wants to do with his life. Rivers tries using Katerina to make Sam jealous.©tzuk

Guest Cast: Terry Serio as Tim Beckett, Peter McAllum as Sean, Murray Iredale as Phil.

Episode 3.11 (63)

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Written by David Phillips
Directed by Andrew Prowse

A state-wide teachers strike, Con's parents attend a wedding, and Katerina's reluctance to be alone with Con all combine to provide the perfect opportunity for a pool party at the Bordinos'. Rivers' attempt to spice up the party with a game of Truth or Dare results in hurt feelings, animosity, and conflict among all those who participate. The gang hurries to clean up before Con's parents return home but only so much can be done to disguise the fact that one's furniture has been in the pool! Riding recent successes in her music career, Jodie quits school but is saddened at having turned her back on Con.©tzuk

Guest Cast: Ryan Lappin as Bart, Marie Giff as Nicole Perry, Jason Leeuw as Gatecrasher #1, Brad Sumpter as Gatecrasher #2, Terry Lakos as Gatecrasher #3, Carlie Babian as Gatecrasher #4.

Episode 3.12 (64)

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Written by Greg Millin
Directed by Andrew Prowse

Radio Hartley takes to the airwaves but when Con and Matt broadcast their signal over that of a commercial station to promote Jodie's struggling first single, Deloraine quickly pulls the plug on the fledgling operation. Katerina has difficulty telling Con how she feels about him. Andrew surprises Sam by first purchasing a motorcycle and then proposing to her. Interest in Jodie's song increases as a result of the airplay and plans are made for her to go on a promotional tour. Allie is given the go ahead to move into the warehouse.©tzuk

Guest Cast: John Larnach as Motorbike Seller.

Episode 3.13 (65)

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Aired: November 07, 1996
Written by Tim Gooding
Directed by Andrew Prowse

A decline in enrolment applications threatens to permanently close the doors of Hartley High unless additional students can be found. Matt faces a dilemma when Allie gives him a ring. Deloraine is admitted to hospital after suffering a mild heart attack. With Con and Katerina now an item, Roberto lays down some behavioural ground rules. Meanwhile, Sam turns down Andrew's proposal and soon finds herself back with Peter and the two run away together. The kids launch a campaign to save the school and just when it appears they have failed, Jodie returns and delivers a passionate speech that pushes the campaign over the top.©tzuk

Guest Cast: John Clayton as Don Summers, Ryan Lappin as Bart.

Note: the final episode for Abi Tucker, Scott Major, Corey Page, Despina Caldis and Kym Wilson