Westside: episode guide

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Episode 5.01 (35)

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Mon, June 17, 2019
172,000 viewers
W: James Griffin
D: Caroline Bell-Booth

February 1987. While the rest of the country is going crazy for the America's Cup, the West family are busy stealing for a living and welcoming baby Pascalle. This is a tale of two robberies, neither of which goes anywhere near according to plan, and both of which lead to unwelcome consequences.

Starring: Antonia Prebble as Rita, David De Lautour as Ted, Reef Ireland as Wolf, Jessica Grace Smith as Cheryl

With: Dan Musgrove as Lefty, Esther Stephens as Ngaire, Todd Emerson as Bilkey, Pana Hema-Taylor as Bert, Xavier Horan as Phineas, Sophie Hambleton as Carol, Patrick Tafa as Falani, Caleb Wells as Sparky, Jordan Mooney as Eric, Lily Powell as Mandy, Jaime McDermott as Anne-Marie, Hugo Searson as Young Van/Jethro, Jason Hodzelmans as Brian, Anastasiya Kozyryeva as Lyudmila, William Wallace as Minty, Kirsten Ibbetson as Riana, Rory Nolan as Constable Brent, Peter Elliott as Frankie, Michelle Langstone as Bianca, Emily McKenzie as Krystle, Taylor Hall as Allen, Chelsea Belle as Tina, Aruna Po-Ching as Nurse

Notes: Jessica Grace Smith takes over the role of Cheryl West from Ashleigh Cummings who played the character since episode 3.04 (see article). The eventual revelation that Wolf fathered a child with Anne-Marie Gibbs was seen in episodes 2.13 and 2.14 of Outrageous Fortune.

Episode 5.02 (36)

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Mon, June 24, 2019
201,400 viewers
W: Kate McDermott
D: Caroline Bell-Booth

Rita is dealing with trouble and strife both at home and abroad, as the repercussions from the two bungled robberies spread. It seems that the Wests have awakened an enemy considerably more powerful than even Rita's iron will.

With: Dan Musgrove as Lefty, Esther Stephens as Ngaire, Todd Emerson as Bilkey, Pana Hema-Taylor as Bert, Xavier Horan as Phineas, Patrick Tafa as Falani, Caleb Wells as Sparky, Jordan Mooney as Eric, Jaime McDermott as Anne-Marie, Hugo Searson as Young Van/Jethro, Emily McKenzie as Krystle, Taylor Hall as Allen, Peter Elliott as Frankie, Michelle Langstone as Bianca

Episode 5.03 (37)

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Mon, July 01, 2019
208,400 viewers
W: Dan Musgrove and James Griffin
D: David De Lautour

When an immovable object meets an unstoppable force all-out war is the inevitable result. As Ted lies in his hospital bed, more dead than alive, Rita calls the troops to see off those responsible — and many innocent letter-boxes may perish as a result.

With: Dan Musgrove as Lefty, Esther Stephens as Ngaire, Todd Emerson as Bilkey, Pana Hema-Taylor as Bert, Xavier Horan as Phineas, Sophie Hambleton as Carol, Patrick Tafa as Falani, Caleb Wells as Sparky, Jordan Mooney as Eric, William Wallace as Minty, Kirsten Ibbetson as Riana, Peter Elliott as Frankie, Hugo Searson as Young Van/Jethro, Michelle Langstone as Bianca, Emily McKenzie as Krystle, Taylor Hall as Allen, Levi Holley as Garth, Jason Hodzelmans as Brian, Rory Nolan as Constable Brent

Episode 5.04 (38)

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Mon, July 08, 2019
166,400 viewers
W: Shoshana McCallum
D: David de Lautour

Ted's gang head down country for their first job without their leader. Meanwhile, Cheryl brings a hippy into the West house, leading to a very uncomfortable visitation from the past for Rita.

With: Dan Musgrove as Lefty, Esther Stephens as Ngaire, Todd Emerson as Bilkey, Pana Hema-Taylor as Bert, Xavier Horan as Phineas, Sophie Hambleton as Carol, Patrick Tafa as Falani, Caleb Wells as Sparky, Jordan Mooney as Eric, Jaime McDermott as Anne-Marie, Hugo Searson as Young Van/Jethro, Lucy Currey as Rochelle, John Leigh as Dougal, Daniel Watterson as Vern, William Wallace as Minty, Kip Chapman as Will

Notes: the first appearance of Rochelle in Westside, the character was played by Roz Turnbull in Outrageous Fortune. Vern was played by Jarred Blakiston in episode 1.01 (Vern was the neighbour Rita had an affair with which lead to her giving birth to a son while Ted was is prison. Gary Savage, their son who was adopted out, was played by Aaron Jeffery in OF).

Episode 5.05 (39)

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Mon, July 15, 2019
W: Kate McDermott
D: Michael Hurst

The Wests celebrate Van and Jethro's fourth birthday with a party. What could possibly go wrong? Apart from the appearance of a gang of angry clowns...

With: Dan Musgrove as Lefty, Esther Stephens as Ngaire, Todd Emerson as Bilkey, Pana Hema-Taylor as Bert, Xavier Horan as Phineas, Sophie Hambleton as Carol, Patrick Tafa as Falani, Caleb Wells as Sparky, Jordan Mooney as Eric, Lily Powell as Mandy, Jaime McDermott as Anne-Marie, Lucy Currey as Rochelle, Hugo Searson as Young Van/Jethro, Roz Turnbull as Sonia, Daniel Watterson as Vern, Anastasiya Kozyryeva as Lyudmila, Jason Wu as Keith, Paul Ballard as Supervisor, Andrew Ford as Clown, Peter Elliott as Frankie, Michelle Langstone as Bianca, Jason Hodzelmans as Brian

Notes: Roz Turnbull appears as Rochelle's mother, Sonya, making her the 6th actor from Outrageous Fortune to play their OF character's parent in Westside (David Fane, John Leigh, Wesley Dowdell, Shane Cortese). Conversely, the character of Sonya was played by Catherine Wilkin in episode 3.17 of OF.

Episode 5.06 (40)

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Mon, July 22, 2019
202,900 viewers
W: James Griffin
D: Michael Hurst

Ted does not believe in such a thing as a truce; or in playing a long game. Ted has suffered and Ted wants some payback for that suffering. Luckily for him, where there is a Rugby World Cup final at Eden Park, there is a way.

With: Dan Musgrove as Lefty, Esther Stephens as Ngaire, Todd Emerson as Bilkey, Pana Hema-Taylor as Bert, Xavier Horan as Phineas, Sophie Hambleton as Carol, Patrick Tafa as Falani, Caleb Wells as Sparky, Jordan Mooney as Eric, Jaime McDermott as Anne-Marie, Hugo Searson as Young Van/Jethro, Peter Elliott as Frankie, Michelle Langstone as Bianca, Anastasiya Kozyryeva as Lyudmila, Kirsten Ibbetson as Riana, Kip Chapman as Will

Episode 5.07 (41)

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Mon, July 29, 2019
176,700 viewers
W: James Griffin
D: Aidee Walker

A plague has descended upon the West house. But even as she hovers near death there are still some things only a woman like Rita can sort out — like doing a deal with the devil, before they all drown in the deep blue sea.

With: Dan Musgrove as Lefty, Esther Stephens as Ngaire, Todd Emerson as Bilkey, Pana Hema-Taylor as Bert, Xavier Horan as Phineas, Sophie Hambleton as Carol, Patrick Tafa as Falani, Caleb Wells as Sparky, Jordan Mooney as Eric, Lily Powell as Mandy, Jaime McDermott as Anne-Marie, Kirsten Ibbetson as Riana, Jason Wu as Keith, Taine Rutherford as Elder Morris, Lynn Waldergrave as Beryl, John Leigh as Dougal, Simon Mead as Gary

Episode 5.08 (42)

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Mon, August 05, 2019
173,700 viewers
W: Shoshanna McCallum and James Griffin
D: Aidee Walker

The Wests are a family with a lot of secrets. Having these secrets is not the problem; keeping the secrets is the problem. Thus it is that Rita and Wolf go head-to-head in a game of mutually assured destruction.

With: Dan Musgrove as Lefty, Pana Hema-Taylor as Bert, Xavier Horan as Phineas, Sophie Hambleton as Carol, Patrick Tafa as Falani, Caleb Wells as Sparky, Jordan Mooney as Eric, Lily Powell as Mandy, Jaime McDermott as Anne-Marie, Simon Mead as Gary, Jason Wu as Keith, Peter Elliott as Frankie, Emily McKenzie as Krystle, Jason Hodzelmans as Brian, Michelle Langstone as Bianca, Levi Holley as Garth, Hugo Searson as Young Van/Jethro

Episode 5.09 (44)

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Mon, August 12, 2019
W: Dan Musgrove and James Griffin
D: Michael Hurst

The war that has been simmering under the surface, between Rita and Wolf, bursts into fruition as Wolf takes matters into his own hands.

With: Dan Musgrove as Lefty, Esther Stephens as Ngaire, Todd Emerson as Bilkey, Pana Hema-Taylor as Bert, Xavier Horan as Phineas, Sophie Hambleton as Carol, Patrick Tafa as Falani, Caleb Wells as Sparky, Jordan Mooney as Eric, Hugo Searson as Young Van/Jethro, Kirsten Ibbetson as Riana, Rory Nolan as Constable Brent, Jason Wu as Keith, Renee Lyons as Valerie, Peter Elliott as Frankie, Emily McKenzie as Krystle, Michelle Langstone as Bianca, Miranda Wilson as Nurse [Patricia], Kip Chapman as Will

Episode 5.10 (45)

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Mon, August 12, 2019
W: Kate McDermott and James Griffin
D: Michael Hurst

October 20, 1987. As the stock-market crashes around the West family and their associates an old dynasty crumbles and decays, while the next generation finds a home in which to forge the next one.

With: Dan Musgrove as Lefty, Esther Stephens as Ngaire, Todd Emerson as Bilkey, Pana Hema-Taylor as Bert, Xavier Horan as Phineas, Sophie Hambleton as Carol, Patrick Tafa as Falani, Caleb Wells as Sparky, Jordan Mooney as Eric, Lily Powell as Mandy, Jaime McDermott as Anne-Marie, Peter Elliott as Frankie, Michelle Langstone as Bianca, Emily McKenzie as Krystle, Jason Wu as Keith, Renee Lyons as Valerie, Hugo Searson as Young Van/Jethro, John Glass as Bob, Kip Chapman as Will, Lucy Currey as Rochelle, Jason Hodzelmans as Brian