Rush: episode guide

Episode 2.12


Thu, September 24, 2009
1.008 million viewers (8th)
Written by Christopher Lee
Directed by Grant Brown

When a baby is abducted, Lawson races to find the kidnappers before the child's grandfather, a known criminal figure, finds them first. Meanwhile, a man threatens to jump from an apartment building after his girlfriend goes missing.

Guest Starring: Jacek Koman as Anton Buczek, Rohan Nichol as Det. Insp. Napthorne, Charlotte Gregg as Shay, Richard Davies as Jerrod, Kristof Kaczmarek as Reuben Petric, Martin Grimwood as Frankie, Kasia Kaczmarek as Nadya Buczek, Angus Grant as Daniel Hayden, Lisa Aldenhoven as Jennifer, Tony Rickards as Robert Hayden, Lucy Durack as Fiona, Begajeta Voloder as Sylvie, Chris Hargreaves as Buczek Associate, Richard Davine as Buczek Associate, Ian Roxburgh as Buczek Associate, Nicholas Stribakos as Petric's Associate, Damian Rocher as Petric's Associate, Mark Bolton as Petric's Associate, Sandra Murphy as Uniformed Officer, Jett Jackson & Cash Kinnear as Baby, Jasmin as Herself; Stunt Performers: Szumai Anderson, Robbie Clissold, Davin Taylor, Thor Bloomfield

Note: Catherine McClements is married to guest actor Jacek Koman.

Episode 2.13


Thu, October 01, 2009
944,000 viewers (11th)
Written by Christopher Lee & Alice Bell
Directed by Daniel Nettheim

When a taxi driver assaults Shannon, Tactical Response links the incident to a spate of attacks against female passengers. As Tactical Response searches for the driver, Josh struggles to contain his anger. Tactical Response responds to a disturbance at a swinger's party only to discover the gatecrasher is a disabled woman. Meanwhile Lawson's love life takes a turn for the worse… or does it? He offers Shannon his spare room — will she shack up with her ex?

Guest Starring: Asher Keddie as Jacinta Burns, Paul Ireland as Boyd Kemper, Merfyn Owen as Keith, Bruce Alexander as Ray, Sally Cooper as Marilyn, Sharni Page as Hattie, Jeffrey Gouman as Adam; Party Girls: Nicole Moro, Becky Chisholm; Teenagers: Luke Sullivan, Jacqueline Feinberg; Swingers: Alexander Coleman, Stuart Smith, Greg Bedurke, Aramis Fardsavar, Nicole Gordon, Ivor Biggun, Erin Walsh, Bev Bedurke; Stunt Performers: Szumai Anderson, Marky-Lee Campbell

Episode 2.14


Thu, October 08, 2009
971,000 viewers (13th)
Written by Adam Todd and Meaghan Rodriguez
Directed by Kim Farrant

Lawson extracts an undercover operative from a drug syndicate only to discover she has crossed the line and is pregnant to a known criminal. Tactical Response races to track her down before her boyfriend discovers she is a cop. Meanwhile, Lawson and Shannon negotiate the awkwardness of their personal and professional relationship.

Guest Starring: Ngaire Dawn Fair as Jess, Neil Pigot as Eddie, Jay Bowen as Zac Costa, Melissa Howard as Chanel, Shannon Adams as Max Spray, Richard Cawthorne as Novak, Kevin Tran as Tang, Miranda Nation as Receptionist, Steve Cummins as Right To Lifer, Jeff Evans as Doctor, Paul Viney as Security Guard, Mikki Reed as Junki; Stunt Performers: Mark Wickham, Szumai Anderson, Jade Amantea, Jacqueline Geelen

Episode 2.15


Thu, October 15, 2009
909,000 viewers (13th)
Written by Michelle Offen and Samantha Winston
Directed by Grant Brown

Lawson, Shannon and Stella race to save the lives of college students when two teenagers go on a rampage at a college campus. Dom and Michael attend an armed robbery to find the gunman has been attacked by a security dog and is missing an ear. Josh, on suspension, visits Gabe, a psychologist to deal with his anger issues.

Guest Starring: Sweeney Young as Mark Ward, Tim Phillipps as Aden Geddes, Deborah Mailman as Gabe, Alex Rathgeber as Jim Hallet-Jones, Michael Clarke-Tokely as Pete Fischer, Frank Magree as Warren Oswald, David Cormick as Ambulance Officer; Students: Catherine Flaherty, Georgia Chara, Tom Mahoney, Christopher Milligan, Fiona Hopkins, Ngaree Blow, Michael Williams, Ian Logan; Stunt Performers: Szumai Anderson, Harley Durst, Marky-Lee Campbell, Davin Taylor

Note: Tim Phillipps also had a lead guest role in episode 1.07

Episode 2.16


Thu, October 22, 2009
973,000 viewers (9th)
Written by Alice Bell and Chrstopher Lee
Directed by Daniel Nettheim

Stella is caught in the crossfire when an informant is removed from witness protection against his will. When the negotiation takes a turn for the worse, Stella has to deal with the consequences of Alana being taken hostage. Josh and Shannon stake out two hapless crooks who are planning an armed robbery. Michael delivers a baby and finds himself a changed man.

Guest Starring: Rod Mullinar as Gavin, Meredith Penman as Alana, Angie Stapleton as Clare, Mick Lo Monaco as Mal, Zen Ledden as Brian Marshall, Jacob Allan as Richo, Michael Rodrigues as Crime Task Force Officer, Chris Weir as Crime Task Force Officer, Iqbal Gahunia as Petrol Station Owner, Tom Travers as Elderly Neighbour, Noel Herriman as Publican, Pete Butland as Police Officer, Peter Barbaro as Police Officer

Episode 2.17


Thu, October 29, 2009
890,000 viewers (12th)
Written by Rene Zandveld
Directed by Kim Farrant

Michael and Josh clash when dealing with a delusional man. Tactical Response races to stop a woman murdering her husband. Meanwhile, Lawson and Jacinta renegotiate their relationship when Jacinta spends a day travelling with TR.

Guest Starring: Asher Keddie as Jacinta Burns, Thomas Wright as Jeremy Brindle, James Campbell as Brett Lord, Cameron Nugent as Tony Ellis, Shane Emmet as Colin Lowndes, Paul Dawber as David Lord, Edwina Wren as Lisa, Demitrios Sirilas as Lachie, Lysander Stevenson as Holly Lowndes, Tim Sullivan as Steve D'Crux; Stunt Performers: Marky-Lee Campbell, David Taylor, Jacqueline Geelen

Episode 2.18


Thu, November 05, 2009
826,000 viewers (14)
Written by Justin Monjo
Directed by Grant Brown

Lawson and Josh come to blows when Lawson discovers Josh's relationship with Shannon. Meanwhile, Tactical Response tracks an escaped criminal who Josh has been trying to prove has been wrongly imprisoned. Lawson tries to locate an elderly couple who were seen scoring drugs and have left suicide notes for their children.

Guest Starring: Paul Ireland as Boyd Kemper, Jackie Kelleher as Rose Rollins, John Flaus as Mitch Rollins, Johnny Carr as Bradley Parkes, Mark Brady as Derek Parkes, Holly Sinclair as Jenny Parkes, Felix Allsop as Weav , Stephanie Miller as Doctor , Rosie Traynor as Nursing Home Director, Brendan Bacon as Drug Dealer; Stunt Performers: Graham Jahne, Szumai Anderson, Marky-Lee Campbell, Jade Amantea, Amanda Graver, Bryce Hardy

Episode 2.19


Thu, November 12, 2009
948,000 viewers (12th)
Written by Steve Rogers
Directed by Daniel Nettheim

Lawson tries to save Caleb [ep 2.02] from a life of crime, only to discover it's already too late. Meanwhile, Dom's home life explodes when Sandrine's depression threatens to harm their baby.

Guest Starring: Reef Ireland as Caleb Dean, Travis McMahon as Jerzy Kominski, Melissa Howard as Chanel, Maia Thomas as Sandrine, Andy McPhee as Rennie, Charles Jarratt as Max, Victoria Hannan as Driver, Marta Kaczmarek as Helen, Hannah Davis as Baby G, Ellis Ebell as Trevor, Anthony Doig as George, Peter Niu as Maitre D; Stunt Performers: Mark Wickham, Marky-Lee Campbell, Jade Amantea, Chris Weir, Szumai Anderson, Davin Taylor, Reg Roordink, Zev Eleftheriou

Episode 2.20


Thu, November 19, 2009
830,000 viewers (14th)
Written by Christopher Lee
Directed by John Hartley

A discussion about Kerry's birthday leads to a bet on who in the team will have sex with her. Meanwhile, Leon investigates a series of video store robberies, only to be caught in a robbery himself.

Guest Starring: Brian Lipson as David Lowitz, Andre De Vanny as Terry 'Flea' Hartigan, Jono Burns as Mick Cooper, Michael Hook as George Curkovic, Brandon Burns as Chicka, Justin Anderson as Noodle, Joshua Allen as Videostore Guy, Bryce Hardy as Nude Driver, Josephine Clark as Nude Passenger, Robbie Clissold as Bag Snatcher, Deidre Naughton as Bag Snatcher Victim, Martin Sharpe as Pete, Hannah Davis as Baby G, Emma Castles as Car Passenger, Tim Mitchell as Car Passenger, Carly Weaver as Car Passenger, Beau Karolos as Car Driver, Natasha Roper as Football Supporter; Stunt Performers: Graham Jahne, Szumai Anderson, Adam Batt, Jade Amantea, Rick Tonna, Mark Wickham, Marky-Lee Campbell, Matthew Campbell, Chris Weir

Episodes 2.21


Thu, November 26, 2009
989,000 viewers (10th)
Written by Samantha Winston
Directed by Grant Brown

Tactical Response assists in the removal of underage girls from a community where reports have been made of inappropriate behaviour. The situation turns serious when a member of the community hijacks a bus and demands the girls be released. When the hijack escalates, Lawson is forced into action with devastating consequences for the team when it is revealed one of them is responsible for the shooting of an innocent man.

Guest Starring: Asher Keddie as Jacinta Burns, Luke Arnold as Constable Elliot Ryan, Marny Kennedy as Amanda, Fiona Macleod as Sheree, Simon Stone as Ted, Katrina Milosevic as Karissa, Nick Farnell as Nick, Nicole Green as Emily, Marc Lawrence as Ron, Brendan Guerin as Passenger, Jarrah Cocks as Passenger; Stunt Performers: Matthew Campbell, Szumai Anderson, Marky-Lee Campbell, Jade Amantea, Chris Weir

Episodes 2.22


Thu, November 26, 2009
977,000 viewers (11th)
Written by Adam Todd
Directed by Daniel Nettheim

Stella clashes with Lawson as the team waits for the ballistic report on the shooting. Meanwhile, Melbourne's water supply is contaminated by a woman who believes fluoride in the water has killed her husband, and Michael's faith is tested when he loses a large sum of money while swimming with two underage girls.

Guest Starring: Asher Keddie as Jacinta Burns, Luke Arnold as Constable Elliot Ryan, Kate Atkinson as Freya, Alice Darling as Maddie, Penelope Mitchell as Sarah, Nick Farnell as Nick, Rohan Nichol as Detective Napthorn, Josie Noviello as Helene, Roger Neave as Warren, Max Grant as Harry, Nick Crawford-Smith as Mr Morgan; Stunt Performers: Szumai Anderson, Michael Fry

Note: originally aired back-to-back with episode 2.21

Episodes 3.01 - 3.11