Rush: episode guide

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Episode 4.01


Thu, September 01, 2011 (8.30)
776,000 viewers (9th)
Written by Christopher Lee
Directed by Andrew Prowse

Tactical Response witness the assassination of the state's Police Minister. This unprecendented event prompts the creation of Taskforce Cicero - with Kerry as its leader. Pushed into a new political realm, Kerry is instructed to appoint a new leader to TR, Senior Sergeant Charlie Lewis. Lawson is unhappy at being sidelined and the entire team is shocked when Charlie fires Michael. It's a new world order, underscored by the assassin's ominous warning to Lawson that a shitstorm is coming.

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

Guest Starring: Nicholas Bell as Brett Cohen, Elle Mandalis [Elena Mandalis] as Anna Vargas, Richard Cawthorne as Joe Hadden, Eddie Baroo as Honiara, Timothy Bell as Gary Kessell, Peter Montgomery as Danny McGowan, Andrew Namok as Honiara's Sergeant at Arms, Mirko Grillini as Jago, Anthony Doig as McGowan's Sergeant at Arms, Hermione Kitson as Newsreader; Stunt Performers: Terry Carter, Kent Clifton-Bligh, Rick Tonna, Siros Niaros, Chris Kemp, Chris Chalmers, Chris Wilson, Ryan Goodge, Jade Amantea, Chris Anderson, Phili Anderson, Demi Sorano, Yashushi Asaya

Notes: the thirteen episode fourth series of Rush was filmed from May 6 to August 26, 2011. Antony Starr joins the starring cast as Charlie Lewis.

Episode 4.02


Thu, September 01, 2011 (9.30)
713,000 viewers (10th)
Written by Samantha Winston
Directed by Daina Reid

The man who shot the police minister cuts a deal so he can see his pregnant girlfriend. In exchange he'll reveal the location of the murder weapon. Tactical Response is assigned to bring the separated lovers together, a task made difficult when the girlfriend, Lexi, refuses to cooperate. Shannon, reeling from her own trauma, projects her anger onto the innocent woman and forces her to cooperate. A decision she'll come to regret when the woman's vulnerability puts her at even more risk.

Guest Starring: Emily Wheaton as Amber Cushing, Victoria Thaine as Lexi Dennett, Elle Mandalis as Anna Vargas, Richard Cawthorne as Joe Hadden, Emma Leonard as Shop Assistant, Robert Plazek as Detective, Andrew Cason as Detective, Lava Saena as Marauder, Daniel McDonnell as Marauder; Stunt Performers: Jade Amantea, Mark Wickham, Graham Jahne

Episode 4.03


Thu, September 08, 2011 (8.30)
631,000 viewers (16th)
Written by Christopher Lee
Directed by Daina Reid

Shannon reels from the consequences of allowing Lexi, the pregnant girlfriend of a hit man, to escape from an operation that would put Tactical Response in touch with those responsible for killing the police minister. Kerry comes down hard on Shannon, putting her TR future at risk. At her superior's insistence, she's forced to attend a counselling session where she must confront a buried pain that could push her away from Lawson forever. When TR finally catch up with Lexi, they convince her to go through with the meeting but a heartbreaking ending leaves Shannon more distraught than ever.

Guest Starring: Emily Wheaton as Amber Cushing, Victoria Thaine as Lexi Dennett, Richard Cawthorne as Joe Hadden, Christen O'Leary as Lisa Bilson , Campbell Conte as Glenn Osbourne, Josh Geary as Frankie Osbourne, Brett Swain as Mr Osbourne, Shayne Francis as Mrs Osbourne, Eddie Baroo as Honiara, Lava Saena as Marauder, Daniel McDonnell as Marauder, Nellie Morris & Kristian Ribarovska as Baby, Stephen Jenkins as Prison Officer, Stefan Jaric as Prison Officer, Annette Crockford as Nurse; Stunt Performers: Bryce Hardy, Chris Weir, Warwick Sadler, Jade Amantea, Ryan Goodge, Marky Lee Campbell

Episode 4.04


Thu, September 15, 2011
660,000 viewers (16th)
Written by Adam Todd
Directed by John Hartley

Conflicting agendas in the team bring simmering tensions to the boil with best mates Lawson and Josh up against new boss Charlie and their superior Kerry. Lawson and Josh stir up trouble in a local restaurant with a provocative assault on some Marauder bikies only to have it come back to bite them when the same bikies become persons of interest in an ongoing case. There's a lot of alpha-male head butting going on at Tactical Response as Lawson and Charlie's lack of communication threatens to ruin their respective investigations unless they can find a way of bringing down the culprits. Meanwhile, Stella helps save a journalist whose investigative reporting has put her life in danger. When she's asked to keep an eye on her for security reasons Stella finds herself a new fling...

Guest Starring: Emily Wheaton as Amber Cushing, Nicholas Bell as Brett Cohen, Elle Mandalis as Anna Vargas, Nikki Shiels as Cleo Temple, Eddie Baroo as Honiara, Bob Frankiln as Manager, Adam McConvell as Goran Mirceski, Anne McCaffery as Janice Bateman, Safwan Khalaf as Billy Reg Roordink as Bikie, Chris Patterson as Bikie, Rick Tonna as Bikie, Siros Niaros as Bikie, Kylie Risson as Victim, Anthony Janner as Driver; Stunt Performers: Robbie Clissold, Davin Taylor, Chris Weir

Episode 4.05


Thu, September 22, 2011
753,000 viewers (12th)
Written by Ben Chessell
Directed by Geoff Bennett

Tactical Response takes charge of Kerry's protection when she receives a death threat. Headstrong, Kerry is dismissive of her own safety but when the threats are redirected to her son, her anger at the perpetrators can't be contained. Despite her attempts to hide her son, they still manage to track him down and take him leaving her distraught. Meanwhile, Stella gets personally involved in a murder investigation, risking her job and life to track down the suspect. The two cases converge when it becomes clear that the same man is behind both threats.

Guest Starring: Malcolm Kennard as Col Rainey, Emily Wheaton as Amber Cushing, Nikki Shiels as Cleo Temple, Ian Meadows as James Vincent, Christopher Pang as Than, Jolyon James as Sotiris, Melanie Berry as Nurse, Peter Flynn as Rail Officer; Stunt Performers: Jesse Rowles, Chris Chalmers, Siros Niaros, Warwick Sadler, Russell Frost, Harley Durst, Daryl Suter, Michael Foster, Bryce Hardy, Renee Bowen

Episode 4.06


Thu, September 29, 2011
665,000 viewers (15th)
Written by Vanessa Bates, Christopher Lee, Michael Boland
Directed by Ben Chessell

Michael has been a busy man since being fired from Tactical Response. Thanks to the squad's head honcho Kerry he's now undercover, and his job is to bring down the Raineys, a family team of cocaine importers. He sets up a buy-bust meeting in order to bring the Raineys down and coaxes Josh into becoming his wingman. The trade-off location changes at the last minute and whilst TR catches some of those responsible. Col Rainey has taken Michael and gone underground. Has his desire to prove himself to everyone put his life in serious danger? Meanwhile, Shannon finds herself face-to-face with her attacker.

Guest Starring: Malcolm Kennard as Col Rainey, Mark Leonard Winter as Liam Rainey, Emily Wheaton as Amber Cushing, Elle Mandalis as Anna Vargas, Peter Hardy as Doug Rainey, Jane Allsop as Tash Button, Ella Shenman as Minka Button, Nick Barkla as Frank Reynolds; Stunt Performers: Siros Niaros, Jesse Rowles, Warwick Sadler

Episodes 4.07 - 4.13