Sea Patrol 5 - Damage Control: episode guide

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The Third Man

Episode 5.01 (56)
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Ratings: 0.941 million viewers (8th)
Written by John Ridley
Directed by Steve Mann

A suicide bomb attack in a nightclub has a shocking impact on the crew of HMAS Hammersley. Dutchy goes undercover with the SAS to capture a group of deadly extremists before they can attack Australian targets. 2Dads risks his life to save Hammersley from a bomb attack. Kate's world is rocked when her former lover, SAS officer Jim Roth, returns to Hammersley. Mike risks his career by refusing to co-operate with a high-ranking ASIO spy.

Starring: John Batchelor, Conrad Coleby, Dominic Deutscher, Matthew Holmes, Danielle Horvat, Lisa McCune, Nikolai Nikolaeff, Kristian Schmid, Ian Stenlake

Guest Starring: Tammy Macintosh as Maxine White; Ditch Davey as Captain Jim Roth, Renai Caruso as Madelaine Cruise; Jason Klarwein as Lennox Rahman, Laura Whitnall as Female Suicide Bomber, Gemma Forsyth as Female Honeymooner, John Sun as Dimas, David Fitriadi as Bouncer, Ashleigh Gurnett as Girl with Barbed Wire in her hair

Notes: Sea Patrol returns to a 13 episode format for its final season. Although not appearing in this episode, Dominic Deutscher joins the main cast as Ryan White (Maxine's son) having previously appeared in episode 4.03. It appears stunt performers are no longer being credited.

Eye for An Eye

Episode 5.02 (57)
Tuesday, May 03, 2011
Ratings: 0.675 million viewers (18th)
Written by Marcia Gardner
Directed by Geoff Bennett

Kate is hunted down by an obsessed criminal after she kills his sister, and accomplice, during a boarding. When Bird is kidnapped, the crew fears she will be murdered as payback.

Guest Starring: Tammy Macintosh as Maxine White; Ditch Davey as Captain Jim Roth, Renai Caruso as Madelaine Cruise; Diarmid Heidenreich as Heath McGinley, Hugo Johnstone-Burt as Corey McGinley

Crimes of Passion

Episode 5.03 (58)
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Ratings: 0.603 million viewers (20th)
Written by Jeff Truman
Directed by Steve Mann

Dutchy finds himself the prime suspect in a cold-blooded murder after he rescues a beautiful young woman. The Hammersley rushes to save a professional diver trapped in a shark cage.

Guest Starring: Tammy Macintosh as Maxine White; Alix Bidstrup as Laurel Andrews, Michael Cormick as Don Andrews, Steven Tandy as Set Sgt Mathias Shadlow, Emma Moore as Carol Long

Spoils of War

Episode 5.04 (59)
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Ratings: 0.718 million viewers (16th)
Written by Philip Dalkin
Directed by Geoff Bennett

Swain is obsessed with the mysterious sinking of a refugee boat. The crew uncovers a smuggling ring with a deadly method of sneaking goods into Australia, and Bird's romantic life is complicated when Mike's godson Ryan joins the crew of Hammersley.

Guest Starring: Tammy Macintosh as Maxine White; Ditch Davey as Captain Jim Roth, Myles Pollard as Stuart White; Osamah Sami as Salim, Ange Arabatzis as Masud, Harris Rehana as Qadim, Caroline Kennison as Dr Brodie

Dead Zone

Episode 5.05 (60)
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Ratings: 0.658 million viewers (18th)
Written by Catherine Ferla
Directed by Steve Mann

Kate uncovers a deadly conspiracy when she investigates a cluster of rare illnesses on a remote island. Hammersley is on the hunt for a ship suspected of dumping toxic chemicals into tropical waters.

Guest Starring: Tammy Macintosh as Maxine White; Renai Caruso as Madelaine Cruise, Mark Holden as Dr John Wallace; Chris Sommers as Jason Merritt, Jason Hayes as Doug, Oliver McCormack as Stokes Island Monster, Meganne West as Ruby, Lathryn Smith as Ruby's Mother

The Stinger

Episode 5.06 (61)
Tuesday, May 31, 2011 (8.30)
Ratings: 0.461 million viewers (25th)
Written by Marcia Gardner
Directed by Geoff Bennett

As part of the boarding party checking a possible FFV, Dutchy doesn't hide his surprise at seeing one of the crew is SAS Captain Jim Roth. His flash of recognition is noticed by the ship's master, and the question now is, has Jim's cover been blown? ASIO "spook" Madelaine Cruise is furious. She confirms that Jim was on a mission and insists CO Mike Flynn shadow the vessel in case Jim needs assistance. And so he does, after Dutchy sees two men fighting on the deck, and the subsequent boarding party finds an area awash with blood and Jim under a tarpaulin with a serious head wound.

Guest Starring: Tammy Macintosh as Maxine White; Ditch Davey as Captain Jim Roth, Renai Caruso as Madelaine Cruise, et al

Note: did not air in Melbourne on the 31st. End credits not shown due to back-to-back broadcast with episode 5.07

Black Flights

Episode 5.07 (62)
Tuesday, May 31, 2011 (9.30)
Ratings: 0.389 million viewers (28th)
Written by Jeff Truman
Directed by Steve Mann

2Dads and Charge come under fire while investigating a UFO sighting. Ryan and Bird befriend a young man with a tortured secret that could get them all killed. Charge hides a health scare that could end his navy career, and Mike suspects a local police chief of masterminding a major drug-smuggling operation.

Guest Starring: Tammy Macintosh as Maxine White; Brenton Thwaites as Leigh Scarpia, Damien Garvey as Sgt Wild, Mirko Grillini as Mal Scarpia, Brett Swain as Carl Buckland

Note: did not air in Melbourne on the 31st

Lifeline

Episode 5.08 (63)
Tuesday, June 07, 2011 (8.30)
Ratings: 0.708 million viewers (15th)
Written by Philip Dalkin
Directed by Geoff Bennett

Robert becomes the lifeline when 2Dads is trapped alone in a sunken research submarine. Mike and the crew pursue a marine biologist suspected of sabotaging the submarine, and with 2Dad's air supply running out, Charge must use all his technical skills to help save his mate's life.

Guest Starring: Tammy Macintosh as Maxine White; Pia Miranda as Tracey McQueen, Nicholas Bell as Jack Henty

Dead Sea

Episode 5.09 (64)
Tuesday, June 14, 2011 (8.30)
Ratings: 0.666 million viewers (20th)
Written by John Ridley
Directed by Steve Mann

Once again, Hammersley is called upon by the Australian Security and Intelligence Organisation to assist in its investigation of a terrorist network, and this time the task results in a murder on the Navy ship.

Guest Starring: Tammy Macintosh as Maxine White; Renai Caruso as Madelaine Cruise; Graham Moore as Agent Smith, Alexander Forero as Mirhad Mosh, Dorje Swallow as Salah, Robin Youens as Moshir's Man

The Hunted

Episode 5.10 (65)
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 (8.30)
Ratings: 0.742 million viewers (16th)
Written by John Ridley
Directed by Geoff Bennett

Dutchy and the junior sailors are caught in a deadly fight for survival when a training exercise turns into a manhunt.

Guest Starring: Tammy Macintosh as Maxine White; Anthony Hayes as Henry, Michael Dorman as Travis, Myles Pollard as Stuart White, Anna Hutchison as Jodie

The Morning After

Episode 5.11 (66)
Tuesday, June 28, 2011 (8.30)
Ratings: na
Written by Philip Dalkin
Directed by Steve Mann

When one of their mates is kidnapped by terrorists, the crew of Hammersley is in a desperate race to save his life.

Guest Starring: Tammy Macintosh as Maxine White; Ditch Davey as Captain Jim Roth, HaiHa Lee as Lani, Alfred Nicdao as Horta Cheng, Felix Kong as Karno, Agoes Soedjarwo as Hotel Receptionist, Sam Allen as Local Fisherman

Saving Ryan

Episode 5.12 (67)
Tuesday, July 05/12, 2011 (8.30)
Ratings (5th): 0.345 million viewers
Ratings (12th): tba
Written by Jeff Truman
Directed by Geoff Bennett

Bird is compromised when she discovers Ryan working for a private security firm while AWOL from the navy. Mike fears his son has been murdered by mercenaries and risks his career to get revenge on the killers. A pregnancy scare forces Kate to reconsider her future.

Guest Starring: Tammy Macintosh as Maxine White; Jack Campbell as Garth Davidson, Matt Okine as Mr Tagobe, Dimitri Baveas as Jesus, Trony Hunter as Jamil Sahid, Colin Smith as Fisherman

One Perfect Day

Episode 5.13 (68, series finale)
Tuesday, July 12, 2011 (9.30)
Ratings: 0.843 million viewers (11th)
Written by Marcia Gardner
Directed by Steve Mann

Tragedy rocks HMAS Hammersley as the crew races to prevent a terrorist attack on a busy Australian port. Meanwhile, Kate and Dutchy discover ingredients for a radioactive 'dirty bomb' are being smuggled into Australia on illegal fishing boats, and Mike is stunned to realise SAS Officer Jim Roth has proposed to Kate — will he let the woman he loves marry another man?

Guest Starring: Tammy Macintosh as Maxine White; Ditch Davey as Captain Jim Roth, Renai Caruso as Madelaine Cruise; Daisy Betts as Sally Blake, Evert McQueen as Rawson, Laura Keneally as Bridal Wear Shop Assistant, CMDR Bob Heffey as Governor General, Olivia Quinn as Chloe