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Episode 1.01

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Sunday, August 22, 2010
Ratings: 1.084 million viewers (9th)
Written by Debra Oswald
Directed by Kate Dennis

Nina vows to take charge of her love life, but as things with Brendan come to an end, Chris struggles to explain his past and Nina is left uncertain about their relationship. The Proudman family adjust to life with their newest member, Baby Ray.

Starring: Asher Keddie, Kat Stewart, Don Hany, Deborah Mailman, Eddie Perfect, Richard Davies, Linda Cropper, John Waters

Guest Starring: Jane Harber as Zara Perkich, Leah De Niese as Odile, Archie Flegeltaub as Baby Ray, Alicia Gardiner as Kim Akerholt, Christopher Morris as Brendan Wright, Marta Kaczmarek as Sonja, Tahlia Accornero as Lucy Havel, Lachy Hulme as Dr Martin Clegg, Mat Stevenson as Sergeant Reid, Chelsea Plumley as Rachel, Ben Prendergast as Devoted Man, Elke Osadnik as Devoted Woman, James Schaw as Registrar, Andrew Darling as Anaesthetist, Jack as Rocket, Paul Rochford as Stunt Policeman

Episode 1.02

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Sunday, August 29, 2010
Ratings: 1.111 million viewers (8th)
Written by Jonathan Gavin
Directed by Darren Ashton

Nina is caught off guard when she meets an unconventional couple wanting a completely nude birth. After being labelled a prude by her co-workers, she is forced to confront her own insecurities. A lunch date with Chris ends abruptly with a distressed call from Billie, and Nina rushes to her side to help, only to be lectured by Billie about being prudish for not having slept with Chris yet. Frustrated by the constant accusations, Nina returns to the hospital and reaches a compromise with the staff and the expectant couple, and the nude birth goes smoothly. Later that night an inspired Nina decides to seize the moment with Chris, but is horrified when she interrupts he and Zara in a compromising position in the storeroom. Devastated, Nina rushes home, at a complete loss about where she stands with Dr. Havel. Meanwhile Geraldine decides to try online dating, and Jimmy is an unexpected saviour to Cherie and Darcy.

Guest Starring: Alicia Gardiner as Kim Akerholt, Jane Harber as Zara Perkich, Leah De Niese as Odile, Marta Kaczmarek as Sonja, Tahlia Accornero as Lucy Havel; Archie Flegeltaub, Minnie Dobson, Madison Ashton as Baby Ray; Scott Johnson as Tim, Sharni Page as Helen, Emma Johnstone as Helen Body Double, Anastasia Baboussouras as Girl #1, Kassandra Clementi as Girl #2, Gary Rens as Avanti, Dale Arzopardi as Other Cleaner, Christine Hua Cao as Lady, Jack as Rocket

Note: althought it was only the 8th highest rating program on the night in total viewers, Offspring scored the highest rating of the night in the 18-49 and 16-39 demographics, and 2nd overall for 25-54.

Episode 1.03

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Sunday, September 05, 2010
Ratings: 1.000 million viewers (10th)
Written by Michael Lucas
Directed by Darren Ashton

Believing she interrupted Chris and Zara having sex in the storeroom, Nina spends a sleepless night struggling with her feelings. When Chris finally corners her to talk, Nina protects herself from further humiliation and pretends to be completely unfazed by the whole incident. Cherie and Darcy host a naming ceremony for Baby Ray that sends the Proudman women into a spin. Billie goes to great lengths to make Mick jealous and Jimmy realises that lying has its limits.

Guest Starring: Jane Harber as Zara Perkich, Leah De Niese as Odile; Archie Flegeltaub, Minnie Dobson, Madison Ashton as Baby Ray; Alicia Gardiner as Kim Akerholt, Damon Herriman as Boyd, Tahlia Accornero as Lucy Havel, Stephen Phillips as Steve, Louise Crawford as Tammy, Henri Durand as Newborn, Gaelan Walker as Anton, Gavin Harris as Vendor #1, Hannah Johnson as Vendor #2, Amber Irfan as Child Cherie, Izabela Maruziva as Toddler Cherie, Harold Lawrence as Old Drunk, Jack as Rocket

Episode 1.04

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Sunday, September 12, 2010
Ratings: 1.160 million viewers (9th)
Written by Kylie Needham
Directed by Sian Davies

Love struck Nina struggles to keep focused on everyday life as she's plagued by fantasies of Dr Havel. When Chris finally reveals the truth about his personal life, Nina is stunned to learn his wife has been missing for over a year. She returns home and realises she's in love with a very complicated man. Billie continues dating Boyd in the hope of making Mick jealous. Despite having to 'fake it' because they lack physical chemistry, Billie is compelled to persevere with the relationship when she discovers Mick's ex-flame Ivy is back on the scene. Meanwhile, Cherie and Darcy negotiate the rules of dating as Darcy has a life-changing one-night stand.

Guest Starring: Leah De Niese as Odile, Jane Harber as Zara Perkich, Alicia Gardiner as Kim Akerholt, Marta Kaczmarek as Sonja, Emma Willmott & Madison Ashton as Baby Ray, Tahlia Accornero as Lucy Havel, Kestie Morassi as Ivy, Damon Herriman as Boyd, Rosie Traynor as Jill, Stephen Whittaker as Sergeant Edwards, Elizabeth Walley as Lady #1, Felicity Steel as Yoga Instructor, Nathan Roberts as Mick's Bass Player, Vincenzo (Enzo) Roberto as Pub Bass Player, Marty Lubran as Pub Guitarist, Nick Carrasazzidis as Pub Drummer, Sarah Oldmeadow as Amy, Isabella Habersberger as Newborn #1, Noah & Jackson Schneider as Newborn #2, Jack as Rocket

Episode 1.05

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Sunday, September 19, 2010
Ratings: 0.990 million viewers (9th)
Written by Debra Oswald and Jonathan Gavin
Directed by Sian Davies

Nina and Chris attempt to seize the moment, but their future is threatened by a complicated past. Cherie's secretive behaviour prompts Billie to start playing detective, and Jimmy and Odile come to a crossroads in their relationship.

Guest Starring: Leah De Niese as Odile, Jane Harber as Zara Perkich, Alicia Gardiner as Kim Akerholt, Emma Willmott as Baby Ray, Lachy Hulme as Martin Clegg, Kestie Morassi as Ivy, Damon Herriman as Boyd, John Wood as Gareth, Kate Atkinson as Renee, Stephen Whittaker as Sergeant Edwards, Mark Davis as Café Waiter, Andrea Smit as Young Nina, Nicole Mitrov as Felicity Ballard, Max Cooke as Jeremy Rasmussen, Jack as Rocket

Episode 1.06

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Sunday, September 26, 2010
Ratings: 0.943 million viewers (9th)
Written by Michael Lucas
Directed by Kate Dennis

Nina thinks the worst of her day is over, when, on the morning of her date with Chris Havel, she finds herself navigating the elaborate world of contraception and facing serious performance anxiety issues. Meanwhile, Billie continues to investigate Cherie's mysterious behaviour with an older man, Mick and Ivy break up as he admits he still loves Billie, and much to Jimmy's disgust, Geraldine seems to have the most luck in the bedroom with Mr Soriel, Jimmy's old history teacher.

Guest Starring: Jane Harber as Zara Perkich, Alicia Gardiner as Kim Akerholt, Emma Willmott as Baby Ray, Marta Kaczmarek as Sonja, Tahlia Accornero as Lucy Havel, Kestie Morassi as Ivy, John Wood as Gareth, Martin Sacks as Colin Soriel, Ian Dickson as Dicko, Lucy Honigman as Lindsay, Simon Mallory as Rob Taylor, Sara Gleeson as Susan Taylor, Tyrone Lange as Pimply Boy, Brian Madigan as Barman, Jack as Rocket, Jerry as Nina's Cat

Episode 1.07

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Sunday, October 03, 2010
Ratings: 0.935 million viewers (10th)
Written by Debra Oswald
Directed by Kate Dennis

Suppressing her feelings, Nina gives Chris some space as he travels to Queensland in search of his missing wife. But with Chris away, and plagued by her own insecurities, Nina makes one very big mistake that will change everything. Meanwhile, Billie can't bring herself to make up with Mick, and Darcy finally learns about Cherie's secret past.

Guest Starring: Jane Harber as Zara Perkich, Alicia Gardiner as Kim Akerholt, Emma Willmott as Baby Ray, Marta Kaczmarek as Sonja, Tahlia Accornero as Lucy Havel, Lachy Hulme as Martin Clegg, John Wood as Gareth, Kate Mclennan as Café Girl, Shapoor Batliwalla as Dr Lucas, Flynn Curry as Little Jimmy, Rebecca Denny as Receptionist, Ezra Bix as Researcher, Shane Emmett as Patrick, Jack as Rocket

Episode 1.08

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Sunday, October 17, 2010
Ratings: 0.831 million viewers (14th)
Written by Jonathan Gavin
Directed by Glendyn Ivin

Plagued by the guilt of sleeping with Mick, Nina faces Chris and shocks both of them by blurting out the truth. To her distress Chris is called away to see a patient before she can gauge his response and Nina must turn her focus to a highly risky caesarean on a woman in an induced coma. Still feeling terrible, Nina wonders if she's worthy of such an enormous responsibility. When she finally has a chance to apologise to Chris, he does not pass judgement. And just when Nina and Chris seem to be on track — Dr Havel gets a surprise visitor at the hospital, and all unravels again…

Guest Starring: Jane Harber as Zara Perkich, Alicia Gardiner as Kim Akerholt, Emma Willmott as Baby Ray, Lachy Hulme as Martin Clegg, John Wood as Gareth, Sacha Horler as Stacey, Kate Box as Alice, Teague Rook as Grant Reece, Michelle Celebicanin as Caroline Reece, Francis Greenslade as Bad Doctor, Lulu McClatchy as Medical Trainer, Louise Rocchi as Law Student, Peter Finlay as University Lecturer, Andrea Smit as Teen Nina, Claire Jones as Teen Billie, Connor Knight as Pre-teen Jimmy, Rachel Grawich as Teen Stacey, Christian Benson as New Born, Jack as Rocket

Episode 1.09

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Sunday, October 24, 2010
Ratings: 0.989 million viewers (10th)
Written by Jonathan Gavin
Directed by Glendyn Ivin

Still in shock after Alice's unexpected arrival, Nina feels the urge to make peace with her own past and goes to see Brendan. Meanwhile, Billie rights a wrong and as a result, proves her love for Mick.

Guest Starring: Jane Harber as Zara Perkich, Alicia Gardiner as Kim Akerholt, Emma Willmott as Baby Ray, Lachy Hulme as Martin Clegg, Sacha Horler as Stacey, Kate Box as Alice Havel, Paul Denny as Sam, Martin Sacks as Colin Soriel, Christopher Morris as Brendan Wright, Rowan Francis as Alec, Anita Smith as Security Carer, Brian Mannix as Guitar Man, Jack as Rocket

Episode 1.10

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Sunday, October 31, 2010
Ratings: 0.952 million viewers (8th)
Written by Debra Oswald
Directed by Shirley Barrett

Nina struggles with being "the other woman" after Chris' wife Alice returns to his life. Meanwhile, Billie is confronted by the possibility of motherhood, when she reluctantly accepts the position as Stacey's birthing partner. After the birth, Stacey suggests that Billie could offer her baby the type of life that Stacey could never provide. But is Billie ready to be a parent? Later, Cherie finds it difficult to be upfront with her new boyfriend about baby Ray, and Jimmy gets more than he bargained for when he becomes a human test subject.

Guest Starring: Jane Harber as Zara Perkich, Alicia Gardiner as Kim Akerholt, Cruz Brissonnette as Baby Ray, Marta Kaczmarek as Sonja, Sienna Marostica as Lucy Havel, Lachy Hulme as Martin Clegg, Sacha Horler as Stacey, Kate Box as Alice Havel, Jada Perera as Lucy Havel Double, Paul Denny as Sam, Matilda Brown as Chloe Fraser, Jacquie Brennan as Nurse Metcalf, Alexandra Cashmere as Young Nina, Virginia Cashmere as Young Billie, Andie Koch as Prison Guard, Jensen Roberts & Oscar Blunden as Stacey's Newborn, Gabrielle Savrone as Woman With Stroller, Salvatore Di Benedtto as Shop Proprietor, Jack as Rocket

Episode 1.11

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Sunday, November 14, 2010
Ratings: 0. 908 million viewers (9th)
Written by Michael Lucas
Directed by Shirley Barrett

Almost as shocking as the act itself, Nina will shatter her sister's new-found loved-up happiness with Mick when she finally brings herself to tell Billie what she did — but not before Mick tells Nina he is going to tell Billie himself and Nina can't stop him. Nina has an 'awkward is an understatement' meeting with Chris' wife Alice, where, unable to stop imagining the fallout from Mick's confession, she cuts her meeting short then inadvertently runs over Alice's foot in her haste to drive off and confront Billie. She rushes Alice to the emergency room, there are more awkward moments with Chris and confusion as to why Nina was with Alice in the first place. Nina blurts out to Alice that she slept with her sister's ex. Mick calls — he couldn't bring himself to do it. Nina must finally go home and face the music with Billie — she must be the one to break the news.

Guest Starring: Jane Harber as Zara Perkich, Alicia Gardiner as Kim Akerholt, Cruz Brissonnette as Baby Ray, Marta Kaczmarek as Sonja, Kate Box as Alice Havel, Paul Denny as Sam, Matilda Brown as Chloe Fraser, Fiona Macys as Alexandra, Amanda Sheehy as Nervous Mother, Max Sheehy as Newborn, June Leijon as Triage Nurse, Xavier O'Shannessy as Waiter, Nisha Rivett as Kim's Body Double, Bonnie Spencer as Change Room Baby, Jack as Rocket

Episodes 1.12

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Sunday, November 21, 2010
Ratings: 0. 929 million viewers (8th)
Written by Jonathan Gavin
Directed by Kate Dennis

Nina's life has gone from bad to worse since her family discovered her secret. Nobody is willing to forgive her, least of all Billie, and her relationship with Chris is in tatters. Will she run away?

Guest Starring: Jane Harber as Zara Perkich, Alicia Gardiner as Kim Akerholt, Levi Tetevano as Baby Ray, Lachy Hulme as Martin Clegg, Kate Box as Alice Havel, Paul Denny as Sam, Tahlia Accornero as Lucy Havel, Eloise Oxer as Kiki, et al

Episode 1.13

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Sunday, November 21, 2010
Ratings: 0.860 million viewers (11th)
Written by Debra Oswald
Directed by Kate Dennis

Having decided to accept a job in Baltimore and make a fresh start, new Nina is determined to make a clean getaway. Billie seeks out a new job as well in an effort to keep her work and family seperate, while Jimmy is just wanting to get away from his family.

Guest Starring: Jane Harber as Zara Perkich, Alicia Gardiner as Kim Akerholt, Levi Tetevano as Baby Ray, Lachy Hulme as Martin Clegg, Kate Box as Alice Havel, Sienna Marostica as Lucy Havel, Paul Denny as Sam, Kate Atkinson as Renee, Shaun Micallef as Lachlan, Harry Durrand as Proudman Offspring #1 (Jimmy), Claudia Beattie as Proudman Offspring #2 (Billie), Lachlan Morris as Proudman Offspring #3 (Mick), Mia Kuppen as Proudman Offspring #4 (Nina), Amanda Logan as Painful Labour Woman, Drinora Berisha as Kim's Newborn Baby, Vincenzo (Enzo) Roberts as Pub Bass Player, Brendan Byrne as Pub Guitarist, Nick Karasavvidis as Pub Drummer, Jack as Rocket, Jerry as Nina's Cat