The Secret Daughter: episode guide


Flame Trees

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Episode 1.01
Mon, October 03, 2016
899,000 viewers (7th)
Written by Justin Monjo
Directed by Leah Purcell

Jessica Mauboy portrays a part-time country pub singer whose chance meeting with a wealthy city hotelier triggers a series of events that will change her life forever.

Finding herself in hot water with the local hood, Billie pretends to be the secret daughter of Jack Norton in order to escape town, which suddenly lands her in the middle of a grieving family.

Starring: Jessica Mauboy as Billie Carter, Matt Levett as James Norton, David Field as Gus Carter, Rachel Gordon as Susan Norton, Jared Turner as Christopher Norton, Colin Friels as Jack Norton

With: Jordan Hare as Harriet Norton, Bonnie Sveen as Layla Chapple, Salvatore Coco as Bruno Rossi, J.R. Reyne as Dan Delaney, Libby Asciak as Rachel Rossi, Johnny Boxer as Lloyd Dobson, Terry Serio as Carmine, Harriet Gordon-Anderson as Zoe Menkell, Jeremy Ambrum as Shorty, Renee Lim as Vivienne Hart, Mercia Deane-Johns as Poppy, Scott Ferguson as Sgt. Fred Doherty, FIona Mahl as Stella, Oliver Wenn as TV Reporter, Brett Else as Guy #1, Talayna Moana Nikora as Billie Stunt Double, Stephen murdoch as Gus Stunt Double, Jeroen Van Groningen as Jack Pilot Double, Andrew Beattie as Jack Stunt Double, Stephen Murdoch as Fan #1 (Stunts), Caleb Guinery as Fan #2 (Stunts), Blake Lindsell as Fan #3 (Stunts)

Stuck in the Middle With You

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Episode 1.02
Mon, October 10, 2016
831,000 viewers (8th)
Written by Justin Monjo
Directed by Leah Purcell

Billie finds herself at the epicentre of a grieving family, wondering whether she can keep up the charade when she is given a DNA test to take.

With: Jordan Hare as Harriet Norton, Bonnie Sveen as Layla Chapple, Salvatore Coco as Bruno Rossi, J.R. Reyne as Dan Delaney, Libby Asciak as Rachel Rossi, Jeremy Ambrum as Shorty, Terry Serio as Carmine, Harriet Gordon-Anderson as Zoe Menkell, Johnny Boxer as Lloyd Dobson, Renee Lim as Vivienne Hart, Erin Holland as Della Jensen, Fiona Young as Bail Sergeant, Dave Eastgate as Gav, Amanda Muggleton as Connie Di Maria, Peter Cook as Raff, Jordan Meaney as Barman, Murray Scarce as Security Guard, Stephen Murdoch as Driver (Stunt), Philippe Klaus as Jamie Hand Double, Corine Dawes as Shop Assistant

Where Do I Belong?

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Episode 1.03
Mon, October 17, 2016
862,000 viewers (7th)
Written by Greg Haddrick
Directed by Geoff Bennett

After the bombshell that she is Jack Norton's daughter, Billie tries to find her place within her new family whilst reconciling that Gus is not her real father.

With: Jordan Hare as Harriet Norton, Bonnie Sveen as Layla Chapple, Salvatore Coco as Bruno Rossi, John Batchelor as Nick Mackay, Libby Asciak as Rachel Rossi, Johnny Boxer as Lloyd Dobson, Harriet Gordon-Anderson as Zoe Menkell, Jeremy Ambrum as Shorty, Renee Lim as Vivienne Hart, Maha Wilson as Receptionist, Bobby Babi as Happy Gentleman, Amanda Muggleton as Connie Di Maria

Lean On Me

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Episode 1.04
Mon, October 24, 2016
836,000 viewers (6th)
Written by Louise Bowes
Directed by Geoff Bennett

Layla arrives as a sign of support for her best friend, Billie, only to become increasingly close with Jamie; and Susan's hopes for a quiet and dignified Memorial for Jack are shattered when a news story outs Billie as Jack's illegitimate daughter.

With: Jordan Hare as Harriet Norton, Bonnie Sveen as Layla Chapple, Salvatore Coco as Bruno Rossi, J.R. Reyne as Dan Delaney, Libby Asciak as Rachel Rossi, Jeremy Ambrum as Shorty, Johnny Boxer as Lloyd Dobson, Renee Lim as Vivienne Hart, Terry Serio as Carmine, Daniel Derini as Andrew, Stephanie McLelland as Lucy, Benjamin Scott as Photographer, Peter Condon as Funeral Director, Elliott Collinson as Journalist, Kirsty Lee Allan as Hoverboarder, Ryan Sobolski as Hoon #1, Jonathan Surjadi as Hoon #2, Michael Hurley as Hoon #3, Jack Kingsley as Hoon (Stunt Double), Charmaine Kingston as Layla Hand Double

I Fought The Law

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Episode 1.05
Mon, October 31, 2016
694,000 viewers (12th)
Written by Greg Haddrick
Directed by Paul Moloney

The preparations for the re-launch of Jack's Bar are overshadowed by Billie's impending court appearance, as jail time becomes a likely outcome.

With: Jordan Hare as Harriet Norton, Bonnie Sveen as Layla Chapple, Salvatore Coco as Bruno Rossi, Ryan O'Kane as Charlie Stryver, Libby Asciak as Rachel Rossi, Deborah Kennedy as Magistrate, Renee Lim as Vivienne Hart, Terry Serio as Carmine, Alfredo Malabello as Mikey, Radek Jonak as Policeman, David Nicoll as Prosecuting Sergeant, Luke Bovino as Sound Guy, Jacqui Buchanan as Calendar Girl

Risk It

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Episode 1.06 (finale)
Mon, November 07, 2016
795,000 viewers (5th)
Written by
Directed by Paul Moloney

After the headliner of the Jack's Bar re-launch pulls out, Billie is forced to step up, while dealing with the fact that she is not a member of the Norton family.

With: Jordan Hare as Harriet Norton, Bonnie Sveen as Layla Chapple, John Batchelor as Nick Mackay, Renee Lim as Vivienne Hart, Terry Serio as Carmine, J.R. Reyne as Dan Delaney, Jeremy Ambrum as Shorty, Indigo Sparke as Female Busker, Kirk Pengilly as Shane Finney