The Gulf: episode guide

Series 1 | Series 2

Episode 2.01

New Zealand: Mon, March 01, 2021
Writers: Paula Boock, Donna Malane
Director: Charlie Haskell

Family life is shattered when Spencer Marris is abducted from his idyllic home on Waiheke Island. Then, Jess gets a call from her dead husband, Alex.

Cast: Kate Elliott as D.S.S. Jess Savage, Ido Drent as D.S. Justin Harding, Timmie Cameron as Ruby Savage, Dahnu Graham as A.J. Jackson, Mark Mitchinson as D.l. Ivan Petrie, Alison Bruce as Sen. Sgt. Denise Abernethy, Vinnie Bennett as Sgt. Taiaroa Gray, Ross Brannigan as Sen. P.C. Paul (Pup) Phillips, Bede Skinner as Alex Parsons, Simon Prast as Adam Harding, Sara Wiseman as Valerie Wells, Serena Cotton as Lisa Marris, Abigail Laurent as Rachel Marris, Arlo Green as 'Cousteau', Colin Moy as Ivan Brasch, Thomas Fink-Jensen as Sammy Brasch, Fasitua Amosa as Steven Naseri, Romy Hooper as Sandra (Forensics), Jeff Szusterman as Joe Daysh, Madeleine Adams as Rawinia Wells, Bala Murali Shingade as Shivneil (Police I.T.), Glen Levy as Spencer Marris

Episode 2.02

New Zealand: Mon, March 08, 2021
Writers: Paula Boock, Donna Malane
Director: Charlie Haskell

Sex or money? Jess learns more of Spencer’s background and the compromises his wife had made in the marriage. Later, Jess’s blackmailer pays a visit.

Cast: Kate Elliott as D.S.S. Jess Savage, Ido Drent as D.S. Justin Harding, Timmie Cameron as Ruby Savage, Dahnu Graham as A.J. Jackson, Mark Mitchinson as D.l. Ivan Petrie, Alison Bruce as Sen. Sgt. Denise Abernethy, Vinnie Bennett as Sgt. Taiaroa Gray, Ross Brannigan as Sen. P.C. Paul (Pup) Phillips, Bede Skinner as Alex Parsons, Simon Prast as Adam Harding, Sara Wiseman as Valerie Wells, Serena Cotton as Lisa Marris, Abigail Laurent as Rachel Marris, Arlo Green as 'Cousteau', Colin Moy as Ivan Brasch, Thomas Fink-Jensen as Sammy Brasch, Fasitua Amosa as Steven Naseri, Romy Hooper as Sandra (Forensics), Demos Murphy as Felix Bruce, Mirabai Pease as Hazel Peters, Jeff Szusterman as Joe Daysh, Madeleine Adams as Rawinia Wells, Aruna Po-Ching as Stella, Glen Levy as Spencer Marris

Episode 2.03

New Zealand: Mon, March 15, 2021
Writers: Paula Boock, Donna Malane, Jack Keele Wedde
Director: Robert Sarkies

When a child's skeleton is dug up on a dope plantation, suspicion is cast on the local community and nearby commune dwellers.

Cast: Kate Elliott as D.S.S. Jess Savage, Ido Drent as D.S. Justin Harding, Timmie Cameron as Ruby Savage, Dahnu Graham as A.J. Jackson, Alison Bruce as Sen. Sgt. Denise Abernethy, Vinnie Bennett as Sgt. Taiaroa Gray, Ross Brannigan as Sen. P.C. Paul (Pup) Phillips, Hera Dunleavy as Dr. Miriam Adams, Simon Prast as Adam Harding, William Davis as Koro, Demos Murphy as Felix Bruce, John Katipa as Manawa Te Kouma Jackson, Rachel Nash as Rosie Bruce, Bruce Phillips as Joseph Bruce, Annie Whittle as Celia Timms, Arthur Ranford as Benny Timms

Episode 2.04

New Zealand: Mon, March 22, 2021
Writers: Paula Boock, Donna Malane, Jack Keele Wedde
Director: Robert Sarkies

Jess's relationship with the commune founders makes the investigation complex. The blackmailer loses patience with Jess and Harding catches her in a compromising position.

Cast: Kate Elliott as D.S.S. Jess Savage, Ido Drent as D.S. Justin Harding, Timmie Cameron as Ruby Savage, Dahnu Graham as A.J. Jackson, Mark Mitchinson as D.l. Ivan Petrie, Alison Bruce as Sen. Sgt. Denise Abernethy, Vinnie Bennett as Sgt. Taiaroa Gray, Ross Brannigan as Sen. P.C. Paul (Pup) Phillips, Hera Dunleavy as Dr. Miriam Adams, William Davis as Koro, Sara Wiseman as Valerie Wells, Thomas Fink-Jensen as Sammy Brasch, Demos Murphy as Felix Bruce, Mirabai Pease as Hazel Peters, Madeleine Adams as Rawinia Wells, Aruna Po-Ching as Stella, John Katipa as Manawa Te Kouma Jackson, Rachel Nash as Rosie Bruce, Bruce Phillips as Joseph Bruce, Annie Whittle as Celia Timms, Arthur Ranford as Benny Timms, Celia Nicholson as Dolores (Mail Administrator), Paul Harrop as Anthony (Armourer), Patrick Hales as Graham (Police Postie), Sinead Fitzgerald as Sarah Scully

Episode 2.05

New Zealand: Mon, March 29, 2021
Writers: Paula Boock, Donna Malane, Jack Keele Wedde
Director: Helena Brooks

A stabbing at a building site inevitably throws immigrant workers under suspicion. Harding comes up with a plan to turn the tables on Jess's blackmailer.

Cast: Kate Elliott as D.S.S. Jess Savage, Ido Drent as D.S. Justin Harding, Timmie Cameron as Ruby Savage, Dahnu Graham as A.J. Jackson, Alison Bruce as Sen. Sgt. Denise Abernethy, Vinnie Bennett as Sgt. Taiaroa Gray, Ross Brannigan as Sen. P.C. Paul (Pup) Phillips, Simon Prast as Adam Harding, Demos Murphy as Felix Bruce, Mirabai Pease as Hazel Peters, Madeleine Adams as Rawinia Wells, Sinead Fitzgerald as Sarah Scully, Kauri Williams as David Trainor, George Mason as Kris Keegan, Cameron Mattingley as Aaron "Red" Williams, Mustaq Missouri as Ahmad, Fraser Brown as Phillip Scully, James Jennings as Scott Peterson, Erroll Shand as CD, Jackie Shaw as Melissa, Ryan Widjaja as Cahya

Episode 2.06

New Zealand: Mon, April 05, 2021
Writers: Paula Boock, Donna Malane, Jack Keele Wedde
Director: Helena Brooks

A death puts Sarah Scully in the spotlight and Jess tries to figure out what Ruby's role was. To her horror, Jess discovers who her blackmailer is.

Cast: Kate Elliott as D.S.S. Jess Savage, Ido Drent as D.S. Justin Harding, Timmie Cameron as Ruby Savage, Dahnu Graham as A.J. Jackson, Mark Mitchinson as D.I. Ivan Petrie, Alison Bruce as Sen. Sgt. Denise Abernethy, Vinnie Bennett as Sgt. Taiaroa Gray, Ross Brannigan as Sen. P.C. Paul (Pup) Phillips, Fasitua Amosa as Steven Naseri, Romy Hooper as Sandra (Forensics), Sinead Fitzgerald as Sarah Scully, Kauri Williams as David Trainor, George Mason as Kris Keegan, Cameron Mattingley as Aaron "Red" Williams, Mustaq Missouri as Ahmad, Fraser Brown as Phillip Scully, James Jennings as Scott Peterson, Jackie Shaw as Melissa, Britta Brandt as Nadia Harding, Aroha Rawson as Marama