Tomorrow, When the War Began: episode guide

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Episode 3

Sat, May 07, 2016
Written by Blake Ayshford
Directed by Brendan Maher

The hunt is on. As Ellie and her friends try to get some rest, a squad of soldiers close in around them. Surrounded by artillery fire that destroys Corrie's home, the kids run for their lives, back to Hell.

In the wake of information from Rachel regarding the rebel teenagers, the Colonel marshals everyone inside the prison camp together. He offers the prisoners a second chance. Co-operate or suffer the consequences. Work groups are hastily organised and the families are split up. Rachel finds herself gaining the Colonel's attention, he has set himself up in her old home and invites her to work there as his maid.

He offers Rachel a deal, if she informs him about any prisoners planning an escape, he'll agree to keep her family from harm.

Aerial searches continue over Hell, but for now, the group is able to survive. As Kevin and Corrie's relationship teeters, Fi and Homer find themselves growing close. After hearing about his mother, Lee heads back to Wirrawee, full of rage. With Lee and their only means of transport gone, Ellie and the others are forced to make a difficult decision. Leave Hell for more supplies or wait for Lee to possibly return.

In town, Lee is briefly reunited with his father Umar (Alfred Nicdao), who has been forced to cook for the enemy that murdered his wife. But Umar is also cultivating his own plans for revenge.

Having taken the opportunity to scavenge Homer's farm, the group take advantage of two unprepared soldiers freeing one of the work camps. Homer's father George (Damien Fotiou), begs the kids to leave so that no one back at the prison will be hurt in retaliation. The truth settles in as the kids are once more forced to abandon their families.


  • Ray Chong Nee as Commando Officer
  • Narek Arman as Homer
  • Madeleine Clunies-Ross as Fiona
  • Jon Prasida as Lee
  • Fantine Banulski as Robyn
  • Molly Daniels as Ellie
  • Madeleine Madden as Corrie
  • Taylor Fong as Deserter
  • Andrew Creer as Kevin
  • Richard Young as Jack
  • Spencer McLaren as Daniel
  • Harry Tseng as Sergeant
  • Deborah Mailman as Kath
  • Sibylla Budd as Rachel
  • Alison Bell as Liz
  • James Stewart as Colonel
  • Damien Fotiou as George
  • Alfred Nicdao as Umar
  • Keith Purcell as Chris
  • Mario Setyana as Friendly Soldier
  • Sapidah Kian as Homer's Mum
  • Shane Nagle as Mr Morgan