Sea Patrol 4: episode guide

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Night of the Long Knives

Episode 4.01 (40)
Thursday, April 15, 2010 (8.30pm)
Ratings: 1.235 million viewers (1st)
Written by John Ridley
Directed by Steve Mann

A peaceful assignment to provide security for an Internationally Protected Person turns swiftly into an explosive situation when the crew of HMAS Hammersley uncovers a terrorist plot to assassinate a senior US official. Kate has doubts about Hammersley's popular new crewmate, a war hero with a dark secret. Mike resists a promotion to Navcom, even though it would allow him and Kate to pursue their relationship.

Guest Starring: Tammy Macintosh as Maxine White; Freya Stafford as Caroline Taylor, Marcus Johnson as Ambassador Davis, Puven Pather as Ahmed, Renee Simone as Ambassador's Wife

Stunt Performers: Cameron Ambridge as Terrorist, Darryl Walshe as Terrorist, Neil Fanning as Speedboat Driver, Jason O'Halloran as Palm Trader Crew, Jace Lee as Palm Trader Crew, Karl Van Moorsel as Palm Trader Crew, Steve Harman as Mike Double, Connor Can Vuuren as Robert Double

Note: Conrad Coleby, Danielle Horvat, and Tammy Macintosh join the cast for series 4. Saskia Burmeister, Jay Ryan, and Jeremy Lindsay Taylor have departed.

Crocodile Tears

Episode 4.02 (41)
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Ratings: 1.009 million viewers (7th)
Written by Marcia Gardner
Directed by Geoff Bennett

A new Commanding Officer and the discovery of a cruel and lucrative trade in crocodile skins results in some tense and disturbing moments for the crew of the HMAS Hammersley.

Guest Starring: Tammy Macintosh as Maxine White; Steve Bastoni as LCDR Steve Coburn, John Brumpton as Malachi, Tasneem Roc as Neysa

Stunt Performers: Jimmy Christiansen as Dutchy Double, Martyn Dance as Poacher, Craig Morgan as Malachi Double, David Mawrie as Poacher Zodiac Double, Mike Duncan as 2Dads Double, Dirk Foulder as Coburn Double, Peter Hill as Crocodillo Bar Local, Mick Roughan as Crocodillo Bar Local, Mark Lee Campbell as Crocodillo Bar Local, Darryl Walshe as Crocodillo Bar Local

The Right Stuff

Episode 4.03 (42)
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Ratings: 1.049 million viewers (7th)
Written by Philip Dalkin
Directed by Steve Mann

On patrol in protected waters in the Arafura Sea, a lazy comment from one Hammersley crew member to another that it's "about as routine as its gets" is the ironic curtain raiser to a day of horror. The crew of Hammersley launches a daring raid to recover a cargo of stolen uranium from armed terrorists. Kate queries Dutchy's professionalism after he injures her during a boarding party, and Mike's godson is taken hostage by smugglers.

Guest Starring: Tammy Macintosh as Maxine White, Dominic Deutscher as Ryan White, Jonny Pasvolsky as Clarkson, William Zappa as Earn Tavory

Stunt Performers: Jimmy Christiansen as Dutchy Double, Steve Harman as Operative, Mark Duncan as Operative, Sharelle Starr as Kate Double/Local Woman, Cameron Ambridge as Clarkson Double, Mike Duncan as Operative, Mick Corrigan as Operative

Ransom

Episode 4.04 (43)
Thursday, May 06, 2010
Ratings: 1.076 million viewers (7th)
Written by Jeff Truman
Directed by Geoff Bennett

The crew of Hammersley pursue a man accused of kidnapping his children in a custody dispute. Mike and Kate start making plans for their future life, only to discover its not all plain sailing.

Guest Starring: Tammy Macintosh as Maxine White, Warwick Young as Halfpenny, Kazuya Wright as Grosse, Simon Bossell as Richard Douglas, Rachel Blakely as Fiona Douglas, Mia Soriano as Mia Douglas, Kee Chan as Santi Wantha, Mylan Ryan as Adung Wantha

Stunt Performers: Ulrick Strodl as Wantha's Crewman (dead), Cameron Ambridge as Grosse Double

Paradise Lost

Episode 4.05 (44)
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Ratings: 1.132 million viewers (7th)
Written by Philip Dalkin
Directed by Steve Mann

A series of shocking surprises await the crew when they discover a secret community living on a tropical island. Robert risks his life to save Bomber during a gunfight with drug runners, and Mike investigates claims of an illicit romance between two crew members.

Guest Starring: Bob Morley as Sean, Jerome Ehlers as Peter, Gracie Otto as Brooke

Stunt Performers: Jacqueline Geelan as Bomber Double, Josh Elkington as Islander, Andrew McNiece as Body in Net

Big Fish

Episode 4.06 (45)
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Ratings: 1.228 million viewers (6th)
Written by John Ridley
Directed by Steve Mann

Dutchy and Charge take drastic action to catch two prison escapees on a remote island. Hammersley rescues a kidnapped pilot with a dangerous secret. Charge finds himself in a psychological battle with a convicted murderer and Bird gets more than she bargained for when a routine operation turns nasty.

Guest Starring: Tammy Macintosh as Maxine White; Hugh Parker as Jim Mathieson, Benji McNair as Richard Logan, Jack Finsterer as Karl Butherworth, Michael Cuckson as Colin Franks

Stunt Performers: Jimmy Christiansen as Car Driver, Connor Van Vuuren as Butterworth Double, Lee Adamson as Truck Driver

Shoes Of The Fisherman

Episode 4.07 (46)
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Ratings: 1.171 million viewers (6th)
Written by Marcia Gardner
Directed by Geoff Bennett

On patrol in the Arafura Sea, the Hammersley encounters an old adversary, an illegal foreign fishing vessel skippered by an infamous fisherman known as Hannibal. Robert is lost overboard in mysterious circumstances, sparking a major search and lives are at stake when Swain discovers rabies on board Hammersley.

Guest Starring: Lap Phan as Hannibal, Cory Robinson as Patrol Boat Buffer, Christian McCarthy as Patrol Boat XO

Stunt Performers: Tomoki Miyamoto as Deckhand, Koichi Waki as Deckhand, Connor Van Vuuren as Robert Double

Universal Donor

Episode 4.08 (47)
Thursday, June 03, 2010
Ratings: 1.199 million viewers (6th)
Written by Jeff Truman
Directed by Geoff Bennett

The crew uncover a grisly trade when they intercept a cargo of human organs. Hammersley is in a desperate race to capture a murderous crime syndicate in Australian waters. Swain and Bird are kidnapped by organ traders, with shocking results.

Guest Starring: Tammy Macintosh as Maxine White; Sean Taylor as Wessel Berkelman, Craig Meneaud as Putra, Candice Leask as Cho, Hoa Nguyen as Htay, Salvatore Coco as Sergio Jamali, Troy Hunter as Sangster, Shea Adams as Warlow

Dutch Courage

Episode 4.09 (48)
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Ratings: 1.180 million viewers (6th)
Written by John Ridley
Directed by Steve Mann

There is something strange about the suspected foreign fishing vessel that a crew from Hammersley boards in the Timor Sea. On the deck are four Australian men who claim to be on a fishing trip, but Dutchy is suspicious of a fishing boat that seems to be carrying no bait, no nets, no fish and without any "blood and guts" on the deck. Further investigation reveals a cargo of illicit alcohol — and results in the XO being held hostage with a machete at her throat while the rest of her crew is sent packing.

Guest Starring: Tammy Macintosh as Maxine White; John Waters as Sergeant Booker, Chris Hillier as Quinn, Chris Morris as Taylor, Kaaren Watene as Freddy, Chris Baz as Harbour Master, David Eastgate as Café Owner, Rebekah Madden-Fisher as Freddy's Girlfriend (Sharnie), Nelle Lee as Café Girl, Jash Fullinfaw as Motorcyclist, Tangaroa Lescot as Boy on Beach

Stunt Performers: Jimmy Christiansen as Grog Runner, Rene Perrin as Grog Runner

Rawhide

Episode 4.10 (49)
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Ratings: 1.101 million viewers (8th)
Written by Marcia Gardner
Directed by Geoff Bennett

While deployed to the Gulf of Carpentaria where flood waters have blocked the major highways, Hammersley hunts down cattle rustlers behind the hijacking of live cattle shipments. Robert takes desperate measures to be seen as a team player by his crewmates, and Bird is terrorised by her ex-boyfriend.

Guest Starring: Tammy Macintosh as Maxine White; Ryan Johnson as Darrly

Stunt Performers: Shea Adams as Darryl Boat Driver Double, Mick Van Moorsel as Rustler Truck Driver, Deana Durisic as Bomber Double, Russell Ingram as Falling Man

Brotherhood Of The Sea

Episode 4.11 (50)
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Ratings: 1.191 million viewers (5th)
Written by Jeff Truman
Directed by Steve Mann

When 2Dads goes missing on a scuba diving trip, Charge risks his life and career to find him. Mike creates a diplomatic incident when he searches a North Korean ship suspected of smuggling.

Guest Starring: Tammy Macintosh as Maxine White; Tim Campbell as Harry Edwards, Jason Dundas as Jack Fiene, Kimberley Busteed as Elke Anderson, Trent Huen as Choi Jong-Hun

Stunt Performers: Robert Reitano as Neptune Crewman, Cameron Ambridge as Neptune Crewman, Bart Hardie as Neptune Crewman

Rumble In The Jungle

Episode 4.12 (51)
Thursday, July 01, 2010
Ratings: 1.125 million viewers (7th)
Written by Philip Dalkin
Directed by Geoff Bennett

Hammersley is caught in a war zone while delivering aid to a remote foreign island. Swain and Dutch risk their lives to rescue an aid worker and her sick patient from a deadly tribal feud. Mike faces a deadly dilemma when Bird is struck by a mystery illness and requires urgent evacuation.

Guest Starring: Sara Gleeson as Sarah Denton, Joel Lok as Tiken, Ariu Lang Sio as Suil, Che Timmins as Ifo, Todd Sucic as Lt Michael Rogers

Stunt Performers: Jimmy Christiansen as Dutchy Double, Josh Elkington as Villager, Steve Daddow as Villager, Troy Hunter as Villager, Malachi Waters as Villager, Yasushi Asaya as Tiken Double

Soft Target

Episode 4.13 (52)
Thursday, July 08, 2010
Ratings: 1.044 million viewers (7th)
Written by Marcia Gardner
Directed by Steve Mann

The 'crash posting' of a Communications Technician to HMAS Hammersley proves to be a particularly nice surprise for one of her crew. However, 2Dads' suspicion of his old mate soon begins to grow, particularly when he suspects that Fraser is feeding vital intelligence to a group of pirates who have been ransacking boats. Mike and Kate use unorthodox tactics to catch the gang of daring pirates, and Charge gets more than he bargained for when he finds love on a dating website.

Guest Starring: Tammy Macintosh as Maxine White; Clayton Watson as Fraser, Alexa Ashton as Eliza Lang, Wanja Matula as Jackson, Hal McElroy as Fox, Di McElroy as Mrs Fox

Stunt Performers: Ryhe Copeman as 2Dads Double, Mick Corrigan as Pirate, Darren Mitchell as Pirate, Mark Teale as Pirate, Gavin Coleman as Stuart Lang, Kyle Gardiner as Thug, Boyd Lorimer as Cruise Driver (Actual)

Note: acclaimed producers Hal and Di McElroy (pictured above) make cameo appearances. In addition to being the creators and executive producers of Sea Patrol, the couple have been involved with numerous other successful series including Blue Heelers, Murder Call, and Water Rats.

Live Catch

Episode 4.14 (53)
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Ratings: 1.163 million viewers (6th)
Written by Jeff Truman
Directed by Geoff Bennett

Bomber faces disciplinary action after a violent confrontation with illegal fishermen. Kate is blinded by a deadly toxin, sparking a desperate race to find an antidote, and 2Dads' plan to help Bomber gain a promotion backfires when they are kidnapped.

Guest Starring: Tammy Macintosh as Maxine White; Bert LaBonte as Rudy, Avelino Lescot as Bambang, Harpeet Singh as Elang

Stunt Performers: Koichi Waki as Fisherman, Tomoki Miyamoto as Fisherman, Shaun Kim as Fisherman, Ikefuji Shinjii as Fisherman, Malachi Waters as Rudy's Crew, Rohan Smith as Rudy's Crew, Yasushi Asaya as Rudy's Crew, Gavin Batch as FFV Driver (Actual)

Flotsam and Jetsam

Episode 4.15 (54)
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Ratings: 1.025 million viewers (9th)
Written by Philip Dalkin
Directed by Steve Mann

When Hammersley rescues a shipwrecked woman, they uncover a murderous criminal conspiracy. Kate saves Dutch's life during a gun battle with smugglers, sparking his romantic interest, and Bomber makes a shocking decision after she and 2Dads are caught breaking the non-fraternisation rule.

Guest Starring: Lauren Dillon as Lara Strauss, Andy Anderson as Alby Dumas, Steve Le Marquand as Karl Strauss, Tim McDonald as Martin Strauss, Gramham Moore as Technician

Stunt Performers: Ben Siemer as Swiss Guy, Haydn Dalton as Swiss Guy, Gulliver Page as Swiss Guy, John Reynolds as Mystery Man, Mick Roughan as Mystery Man

In Too Deep

Episode 4.16 (55 - finale)
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Ratings: 1.049 million viewers (8th)
Written by John Ridley
Directed by Geoff Bennett

A simple act of heroism has far reaching ramifications for one of the Hammersley sailors. Navy boss Maxine White presses Mike to make a decision on the new commander of Hammersley. Mike is tortured and faces death when he is captured by a ruthless gang of drug traffickers. Dutchy and the crew vow revenge when one of their mates is presumed murdered. After realising she has no romantic future with Mike, Kate makes a fateful decision about her career.

Guest Starring: Tammy Macintosh as Maxine White, Martin Sacks as Derek Cavanaugh; Valentine del Toro as Anton Gorski, Alin Sumarwata as Sylvanna Gorski, Jason Hayes as Stuart Mason, Todd Levi as Federal Cop, Aaron Davison as Cavanaugh's Crewman

Stunt Performers: Darren Mitchell as Gorski Crew, Mick Corrigan as Gorski Crew, Damien Bryson as Gorski Crew, Nigel Harbach as Deckhand, Steve Harman as Mike Double

Note: Lise McCune and Martin Sacks are reunited on screen for the first time since her departure from Blue Heelers in 2000