Snowy River - The McGregor Saga: episode guide

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Comeback

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Episode 4.01 (53)
February 08, 1998
Written by Peter Kinloch
Directed by Pino Amenta

Despite suggestions that he is too old to compete, Matt decides he needs to enter the "Man From Snowy River" Horse Race. Duncan Jones, a Merchant Marine and old school friend of Rob's, arrives in Paterson's Ridge and Matt invites him to stay with the family at Langara. Mrs Tan, the McGregor's housekeeper, quits after one too many arguements with Danni about how to run the kitchen.

Starring: Andrew Clarke, Brett Climo, Guy Pearce, Sheryl Munks, Kristie Raymond, Daniel Daperis; Gabrielle Fitzpatrick, Hugh Jackman

Guest starring: Karmen Raspovic as Miss Kirov, Alan King as Todd Andrews, Hannes Berger as Les Cooper, Keir Saltmarsh as Barnaby Evans, Chris Peters as Penciller, Tom Travers as Bernie Hennesey, Damien Bodie as Dennis Andrews, Chris Lyons as Billy Cooper, Brad Lindsay as Stockman #1, Andrew Russell as Stockman #2, Curtis Barnett as Wag, The Sundowners Bush Band as Bush Band, Joyce Yuen as Mrs Tan [uncredited]

Note: Hugh Jackman's first episode as Duncan Jones

The Grand Opening

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Episode 4.02 (54)
February 15, 1998
Written by Anthony Ellis
Directed by Julian McSwiney

Shopkeeper Hannah Kirov opens a Russian tea room in the back of the General Store but runs afoul of Jack Mason, the owner of the Railway Hotel, who instigates a trade war. Montana takes more than a passing interest in Rob's old friend Duncan Jones. Cattle rustlers in Paterson's Ridge become a major concern for the McGregor family and Duncan is determined to prove himself by discovering who is stealing Matt's cattle. Danni and Emily have their hands full with a new housekeeper.

Guest starring: Denise Roberts as Mary Kelly, Karmen Raspovic as Miss Kirov, Kate Atkinson as Jeannie Drabble, Joy Mitchell as Lily, Ernie Gray as Jack Mason, Nield Schneider as Delivery Man, Ben Green as Cattleman #1, Ashley Ukich as Cattleman #2

Note: This episode is dedicated to stunt performer Rangi Nikora who passed away during the filming of the series

Black Sheep

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Episode 4.03 (55)
February 22, 1998
Written by Ted Roberts
Directed by Julian McSwiney

Jessie McClusky, the new owner of the Railway Hotel, causes a stir amongst the locals when she arrives in Paterson's Ridge. Jessie's arrival forces Emily to confront her past and a secret which has haunted her. The sudden appearance of a man from Duncan's dark past forces him to face his own demons, while Danni reveals her true feelings for Duncan.

Starring: Andrew Clarke, Brett Climo, Guy Pearce, Sheryl Munks, Kristie Raymond, Daniel Daperis; Gabrielle Fitzpatrick, Hugh Jackman, and Josephine Byrnes

Guest starring: Karmen Raspovic as Hannah Kirov, Peter McCauley as Captain Ezra King, Brendan O'Connor as Billy Deverall, Chris Bidlo as Guard, Lynda Gibson as Mrs Mitchell, James Studdert as Loafer, Warrick Begg as Drowned Man, Catherine Sutherland as Drowned Woman, Dean Caulfield as Bushranger #1, Russell Frost as Bushranger #2, Vivienne Benton as Matron #1, Anne Vercoe as Matron #2

Note: Josephine Byrnes' first episode as Jessie McClusky

Prince of Hearts

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Episode 4.04 (56)
March 01, 1998
Written by Peter Gawler
Directed by Chris Langman

Danni and Hannah are charmed by a pair of Spanish gypsies and learn about the fickleness of love. The townsfolk learn a valuable lesson about prejudice when things suddenly go missing. Jessie and Emily's relationship frays as Duncan and Montana's solidifies. Housekeeper Mi Lei returns to look after Langara.

Guest starring: Karmen Raspovic as Hannah Kirov, Mika Tran as Mei Li, Simon Palomares as Prince Alfredo Perez, Joel Morocco as Count Carlos Montaya, Jill Forster as Lady Clough, Jenny Seedsman as Josephine Bedser, Robert Lowe as Gustav Johansson, Adrian Rawlins as Travelling Salesman, Broderick Smith as Whiskers, Scott Manic as Johnny The Hook, Cheryl Ballantine as Decent Townswoman, Robert Kemp as Decent Townsman, Nerisa Yvette as Naive Young Woman, Anna Den Hartog as Pretty Girl, Christine Atkins as Buxom Girl

The Grand Duke

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Episode 4.05 (57)
March 22, 1998
Written by Denise Morgan
Directed by Chris Langman

Matt takes delivery of a champion bull at Langara. Colin, Emily and Josh move into their new house in town, but Emily's relationship with Jessie remains strained. Montana and Duncan's attraction forces them to make a decision when he is offered a position on a ship.

Guest starring: Karmen Raspovic as Hannah Kirov, Mika Tran as Mei Li, Anne Phelan as Nell Frampton, Michael Isaacs as Tinker, Curtis Barnott as Tanner, Andrew McKaige as Harry, Warren Muschialli as Russ, Matt Quartermaine as Offsider, Ross Thompson as Station Manager, Jonathan Roland as Seaman

Note: Hugh Jackman's last episode

New Business

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Episode 4.06 (58)
March 29, 1998
Written by David Allen
Directed by Julian McSwiney

Surprises await Rob McGregor following his return from the cattle drive. First, Colin involves him in a dispute with a stable owner, then Montana comes clean about her romance with Duncan. Rob and Colin invest in their future by purchasing the public stables in Patterson's Ridge.

Guest starring: Karmen Raspovic as Hannah Kirov, Mika Tran as Mei Li, Barry Langrishe as Bill Smiggins, Cody Rawson Harris as Smiley, Paul Moder as Finnegan, Jeremy Kewley as Bradley Linstead, Shane Alexander as Mr Dunstan, Brenda Monaghan as Mrs. Dunston, Michael Roland as Man In Grey, Tom Stewart as Rough Voice Man

Note: Guy Pearce returns

Foundation Day

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Episode 4.07 (59)
December 14, 1998
Written by Rick Maier
Directed by Julian McSwiney

As the townsfolk prepare to celebrate Foundation Day, Rob and Montana discuss their future. Danni is stalked by a wild dog. Rob proposes to Montana, but she must return to America to help her ailing sister. Emily lets her neighbours into a secret.

Guest starring: Karmen Raspovic as Hannah Kirov, Richard Grieve as Henry Wagner, Lisa Rogers as Mrs. Leland Johnny Baird as Mr Phelps, Will Dewsbury as Whip Cracker, Stef Torok as Juggler, April Harvey as Girl Rider

Notes: Gabrielle Fitzpatrick's last episode. Carla Bonner appears in uncredited non-speaking role (image 5)

The Lovers

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Episode 4.08 (60)
Sunday, April 12, 1998
Written by Jock Blair
Directed by Julian McSwiney

When a tall, handsome stranger from Jessie McClusky's past arrives in Paterson's Ridge, Emily has to face her fear of abandonment for the second time when she meets the man for whom her mother abandoned her years before. Matt and Colin help a family with an eloped daughter who has gone missing.

Special Guest Appearance: John Waters as Damien Winters

Guest starring: Jim Holt as Noah Bates, Victoria Eagger as Woman In Black, Leo Taylor as Sgt. Slaughter Matthew Dyktynski as Aaron Jones, Kate Atkinson as Biddie O'Brien, Callie Gray as Bronte Bates, Elise May as Lillith Bates

The Claimant

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Episode 4.09 (61)
Sunday, April 19, 1998
Written by Shane Brennan
Directed by Pino Amenta

Josh's uncle arrives in Paterson's Ridge to try to claim him back from Colin and Emily, but Emily uncovers his true intentions. A case of mistaken identity concerning a visiting opera singer causes Rob severe embarrassment.

Guest starring: Karmen Raspovic as Hannah Kirov, David Field as David Turner, Cherise Donovan as Judith Turner, Susanne Chapman as Helen Turner, Helene Joy as Agnes Windsor, Merridy Eastman as Freda Marshall, Stuart Fraser as Angus Giles, Serge Denardo as Lyall Hendry

The Loaded Deck

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Episode 4.10 (62)
Sunday, April 26, 1998
Written by Peter Kinloch
Directed by Chris Langman

The stakes are high when a gambler comes to town and tries to cheat Rob out of his share in the stables. Meanwhile, things are not as they seem when Victoria Blackwood turns up in Paterson's Ridge.

Special Guest Star: Amanda Douge as Victoria Blackwood

And: Greg Parker as Herbert Elliott

Guest starring: David Reyne as Al Jackson, Kate Atkinson as Biddie O'Brien, Andrew McKaige as Harry Finch, Karen Day as Mrs Finch, Isabelle Frazer as Baby Finch, Ann Heenan as Mrs Collins

Difficult Times

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Episode 4.11 (63)
Sunday, May 10, 1998
Written by Peter Kinloch
Directed by Chris Langman

Victoria, frustrated with being a maid, ponders Herbert's marriage proposal, even though she still holds a torch for Rob. Colin and Rob pursue thieves who stole ten of their horses.

Special Guest Star: Amanda Douge as Victoria Blackwood

And: Greg Parker as Herbert Elliott

Guest starring: Kate Atkinson as Biddie O'Brien, Richard Sutherland as Ben Lennox, Penelope Hanby as Mrs. Lennox, Jacqueline Scalora as Baby Lennox, Neil Pigot as Ambrose Wylie, Bruce Ross as Trooper

A Son for a Son (Part 1)

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Episodes 4.12 (64)
Sunday, May 17, 1998
Written by Jock Blair
Directed by Julian McSwiney

A vengeful bushranger holds Paterson's Ridge to ransom in an attempt to settle an old score with Matt McGregor, whom he blames for the death of his son. As luck would have it Matt has left town leaving either Rob or Colin to fight in the duel — if they don't, the Morrell's will burn down the town. Meanwhile, Emily's wagon crashes and she seeks shelton in a cabin.

Special Guest Star: Chris Haywood as Morell

And: Greg Parker as Herbert Elliott

Guest starring: Karmen Raspovic as Miss Kirov [uncredited], Paul Gleeson as Jim Taylor, Rebecca Macauley as Ellie Taylor, Lisa Callaghan as Nancy, David Whiteley as Ryan Morell, Damien Pree as Zac Morell, Dean Caulfield as Archie Morell, Nick Taylor as Luke Morell, Susie Dee as Madge Stretton, Eddy McShortall as George Stretton

A Son for a Son (Part 2)

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Episodes 4.13 (65 - series finale)
Sunday, May 17, 1998
Written by Tom Hegarty
Directed by Julian McSwiney

Emily goes into labour while in the cabin shortly after Matt finds her with Nancy. Colin gets ready to fight in the duel, writing a farewell letter to Emily. Colin and Rob debate options for dealing with Morell, but it's Jessie who provides the final solution.

Special Guest Stars: Chris Haywood as Morell

And: Dieter Brummer as Nathan

Guest starring: Karmen Raspovic as Miss Kirov, Lisa Callaghan as Nancy, David Whiteley as Ryan Morell, Damien Pree as Zac Morell, Dean Caulfield as Archie Morell, Nick Taylor as Luke Morell, Eddy McShortall as George Stretton, Warren Muschialli as Russ, Andrew McKaige as Harry