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Episode 3.01

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Thu, July 22, 2010 (8.30)
Ratings: 1.070 million viewers (7th)
Written by Adam Todd
Directed by Andrew Prowse

An attack on a police helicopter and a series of car bombings appear to be unrelated events until it emerges that they form part of an elaborate attempt to rob a cash-holding facility.

Starring: Rodger Corser, Callan Mulvey, Jolene Anderson, Josef Ber, Nicole Da Silva, Ashley Zukerman, Kevin Hofbauer, with Samual Johnson and Catherine McClements

Guest Starring: Holly Shanahan as Lynette, Hugh Sexton as Eric Lovett, Lloyd Will as Cadet Stevens, Steve Hayden as Cadet Instructor, Jack Pearson as Tradie, Clayton Bitaks as Sommelier, Melissa Will as Female Security Guard, Bradd Buckley as Howard Johns, Bryce Hardy as Bomb Victim, Amanda Graver as Pedestrian, Yasushi Asaya as Pedestrian; Drivers: Chris Weir, Collette Hardcastle, Nathan James, Robbie Clissold; Matthew Campbell as Gunman; Hostages: Graham Jahne, Nicole McDonald, Jaqueline Geelen, Morgan Evans, Warwick Sadler, Daryl Suter; Stunt Performer: Davin Taylor

Note: series three was filmed from March 22 - October 8, 2010

Episode 3.02

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Thu, July 29, 2010
Ratings: 836,000 viewers (14th)
Written by Steve Rodgers and Adam Todd
Directed by Daina Reid

A sniper is on the loose. As fear and panic grips the city, Tactical Response risk their lives to save the injured and find the shooter. But they are up against an offender they know little about and a motivation they can't possibly understand. Shannon braces herself for the ultimate test to her character as she faces off against the shooter.

Guest Starring: Holly Shanahan as Lynette, Nikki Starr as Philippa Croger, Djon Alexander as Office Worker, Mitch Page as Office Worker, Glenn Ellis as Dion Boyd, Philli Anderson as Margot Boyd, Andy Southwell as Bystander, Mark Bolton as Bradley Collins, Gail Brady as Pedestrian, Jackson Shervy Deans as Toby, Monique Heath as Ruby, Warwick Sadler as Injured Dad, Andrew McFeate as Uniformed Police Officer, Joshua Williams as Uniformed Police Officer, Gail Brady as Jogger; Stunt Performers: Davin Taylor, Daryl Suter, Mark Wickham, Graham Jahne, Marky-Lee Campbell, Robbie Clissold

Episode 3.03

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Thu, August 05, 2010
Ratings: 983,000 viewers (11th)
Written by Samantha Winston
Directed by Daniel Nettheim

As Lawson's growing obsession with the robbery crew threatens to pull Tactival Response apart, Josh shows his leadership as TR2 assist Drug Squad with the arrest of a drug importer. But things aren't as simple as they first seem when TR discover the offender's niece has been kidnapped and held to ransom. Josh must race to save the girl, in the process meeting her mother, Tash, who will change everything.

Guest Starring: Jane Allsop as Tash, Richard Young as Mitch Davies, Fred Whitlock as Detective Harrison, Ella Shenman as Minka, David Serafin as Tommy Bacon, Colin Masters as Maurie Howard, Kellie Laycy as Forensic, Mick O'Malley as Cameron, David Haldenby as Samurai Man; Kidnappers: Lance Anderson, Stephen Hannah, Leon Theofanous; Chris Kemp as Harrison's Driver; Stunt Performers: Graham Jahne, Matthew Campbell, Rick Tonna, Morgan Evans, Reg Roordink, Bryce Hardy, Warwick Sadler, Nicole McDonald, Russell Allan

Episode 3.04

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Thu, August 12, 2010
Ratings: 1.002 million viewers (8th)
Written by Alice Bell
Directed by Sian Davis

Tactical Response score a lead when an ordinary civilian unwittingly implicates himself with Andrew Kronin's gang. As Lawson pushes the man to get to Kronin, Dom takes umbrage. Dom snaps, turning his gun on TR1 and flees. As TR2 track down Dom, Lawson exults when he recovers a substantial amount of the heist money.

Guest Starring: Jane Allsop as Tash, Camille Keenan as Audrey, Nathaniel Dean as Kronin, Paul Denny as Paul, Adam Royall as Harvey, Paul Moder as Murray, Rohan Gale as Minder, Hannah Davis as Gigi, Brooke Fairley as Nursery Owner; Stunt Performers: Robbie Clissold, Puven Pather, Siros Niaros, Terry Carter, Szumai Anderson, Marky-Lee Campbell, Jacqueline Geelen

Episode 3.05

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Thu, August 19, 2010
Ratings: 1.005 million viewers (10th)
Written by Jeff Truman
Directed by Andrew Prowse

Christian is thrilled to be guarding his childhood idol, Tuvaluan Prime Minister Pell Fisher, during a visit to Australia. But the glamour of the job soon gives way to dangerous reality when it becomes clear that Pell is a target for assassination. Meanwhile, Dom's hopes of returning to Tactical Response are crushed by Lawson.

Guest Starring: Camille Keenan as Audrey, Lani John Tupu as Pell, Natalie O'donnell as Janet, Stephanie Capiron as Annie, Norman Keller as Charles, Terry Yeboah as Jonny Lombardi, Michael Pastore as Injured Cop, Raquel Stevens as Interviewer, Michael Mersha as Tyrese Lombardi, Amity Jarvis as Makeup Artist, Steve Hayden as CCP Team Leader, Marky-Lee Campbell as Shooter, Graham Jahne as Shooter, Steven Kimm as Protester, Ingrid Kleinig as Protester, Beau Karalos as Protester, Yasushi Asaya as Protester, Terry Carter as Protester; Stunt Performers: Zev Eleftheriou, Rick Tonna

Episode 3.06

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Thu, August 26, 2010
Ratings: 798,000 viewers (19th)
Written by Jessica Redenbach
Directed by Daniel Nettheim

Back on the job with Tactical Response, Stella helps to settle a violent ethnic dispute. But when one of the offenders takes a special liking to her, she's forced into a dangerous situation that truly puts her courage to the test. Meanwhile, Lawson is on the trail of a volatile young couple who are desperate to get married, and Josh receives a drunken phone call from teenage Minka, the daughter of his new love interest Tash.

Starring: Rodger Corser, Callan Mulvey, Jolene Anderson, Nicole Da Silva, Ashley Zukerman, Kevin Hofbauer, with Samual Johnson and Catherine McClements

Guest Starring: Jane Allsop as Tash, Ian Meadows as James, Ella Shenman as Minka, Lucy Honigman as Alice, Daniel Bowden as Max, Tony Nikolakopoulos as Edward, Nathaniel Kelly as Sully, David Gannon as Hugh, Kristin Holland as Eric, Steve Rodowsky as John, Peter Taranto as Jim, Rowan Francis as Mike, Kevin Harvie as Repo Guy, Tom Ta as Manager, Myles Collins as Ralph, Bernadette Schwert as Celebrant, Simone Ball as Shop Assistant, Matt Rigby as Security Guard; Stunt Performers: Graham Jahne, Davin Taylor, Jacqueline Geelen, Matthew Campbell, Chris Chalmers, Siros Niaros, Bryce Hardy, Rick Tonna, Sam Zanghi, Robbie Clissold, Paul Rochford, Lachlan Ward, Steven Kimm, Marky-Lee Campbell

Episode 3.07

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Thu, September 02, 2010
Ratings: 668,000 viewers (17th)
Written by Adam Todd
Directed by Daina Reid

As Tactical Response gather to move on armed robber Andrew Kronin and his men, Michael's foray into the world of underground fighting creates a dangerous complication when he is identified as a police officer by one of Kronin's crew and he quickly finds himself a marked man. Shannon later discovers Tactical Response are not the only group who want Kronin when she is caught in the middle of an attack on him by violent criminal associates.

Guest Starring: Camille Keenan as Audrey, Nathaniel Dean as Kronin, Michael Vice as Thanos Makrokanis, Damien Fotiou as Zonneveldt, Robert Price as Abrams, Justin Fleming as Peroxide, Christopher Shen as Referee, Ronan Connor as Jason, Lliam Murphy as Uniformed Policeman, Phil Pollard as Meat Truck Driver; Stunt Performers: Graham Jahne, Szumai Anderson, Terry Carter, Morgan Evans, Bryce Hardy, Rick Tonna

Note: episode aired against the premiere of Cops LAC

Episode 3.08

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Thu, September 09, 2010
Ratings: 788,000 viewers (14th)
Written by Samantha Winston
Directed by Grant Brown

A runaway train ploughs through country stations on a collision course with another train. Lawson sets foot on the relentless express, unaware that he is on his own collision course with Andrew Kronin. As the final showdown beckons, Lawson will have to overcome more than just the train if he is to win back his teammates' faith.

Guest Starring: Camille Keenan as Audrey, Nathaniel Dean as Kronin, Charlene Tjoe as Lucy, Amos John Phillips as Tommo, Liam Mcintyre as Matt, John Sadler as Train Driver; Stunt Performers: Jacqueline Geelen, Lance Anderson, Nathan James, Graham Jahne

Episode 3.09

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Thu, September 16, 2010
Ratings: 776,000 viewers (15th)
Written by Louis Fox
Directed by Andrew Prowse

As Tactical Response works to bust a notorious gang, Kerry's efforts to save a meth cook and reformed drug addict becomes personal when she discovers that her son, James, is battling his own addiction. Meanwhile, Josh finds himself fighting for his life when a gunman breaks into his apartment and tries to kill him.

Guest Starring: Jane Allsop as Tash, Camille Keenan as Audrey, Brendan Cowell as Blake, Ian Meadows as James, Rachael Maza as Detective Carroll, Tim Ross as Will, Erick Mitsak as Van Truk, Simon Barbaro as Phil, Garifalia (Litsa) Dernikos as Gang Member, Hideki Ishizaki as Gang Member, Jansen Spencer as Gunman, Fiona Macys as Businesswoman, Julius Sacco as School Boy, Jenna Watkins as School Girl, Kim Batchelor as Nurse, Luke Edgerton as Drug Dealer; Stunt Performers: Matthew Campbell, Graham Jahne, Jesse Rowles, Szumai Anderson, Rick Tonna, Chris Weir

Episode 3.10

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Thu, September 23, 2010
Ratings: 800,000 viewers (15th)
Written by Sam Carroll
Directed by Daniel Nettheim

In her first day as a Sergeant, Shannon's bubble is quickly burst when TR2 is stolen by a juvenile delinquent with more than a few tricks up his sleeve. Shannon realises that the decisions she makes will make or break her leadership ambitions and must call upon all her resources to catch the clever offender. Meanwhile, Josh searches for answers regarding his assassination attempt.

Guest Starring: Jane Allsop as Tash, Camille Keenan as Audrey, Ian Meadows as James, Dylan Young as Ben, Peta Brady as Linda, Zahra Newman as Kara, Craig Blumeris as Officer, Sylvie De Crespigny as Sarah, Marcella Russo as Bianca, Brett Whittingham as Pilot; John-Marc Desengano and Nick Wyatt as Youths; Stunt Performers: Beau Karalos, Marky-Lee Campbell, Graham Jahne, Morgan Evans, Bryce Hardy, Roy Edmunds, Brendan Guerin

Episode 3.11

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Thu, September 30, 2010
Ratings: 861,000 viewers (9th)
Written by John Ridley
Directed by Michael Pattinson

TR2 find themselves in a bizarre hostage situation when they must negotiate the return of a man's severed penis from his enraged partner. Having just cheated on Audrey with Stella, Michael wonders if this is karmic retribution as he struggles with the consequences of telling the truth. Meanwhile, Lawson is shocked to discover Kerry scoring drugs for her son.

Guest Starring: Camille Keenan as Audrey, Kate Kendall as Nicolette, Steve Mouzakis as Kreisler, Christopher Brown as Stefan, Brendan Rock as Taxi Driver, Suzie Stapleton as Melinda, Adrian Naudi as Accountant, Rhona Rees as Receptionist, Liz Surtees as Prostitute, Hunter Simmonds & Hunter Dakis as Baby Wayne, Mat Stevenson as Cox, Annette Burd as Holly, Fleur Dean as Nurse, Louise Lesoa as Doctor, Belinda Sakareassen as Young Mum, Jeffery Richards as Ambo, James Roach as Boy, Caitlan Wilson as Girl, Angus Brown as Young Detective, Bradley Cain as School Boy, Charlotte Cain as School Girl; Stunt Performers: Szumai Anderson, Graham Jahne, Russell Allan, Chris Weir, Jade Amantea, Nicole McDonald

Episodes 3.12 - 3.22