Water Rats: episode guide


Series Five long summaries

A Day To Remember

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Episode 5.01 (116)
Australia: Tuesday, February 22, 2000
Canada: January 12, 2001
Written by Denise Morgan
Directed by Peter Andrikidis

A helicopter crashes intaco the harbour and collides with an overcrowded sightseeing boat. As Tommy, Gavin, and the divers fight to save the lives of a young couple trapped below decks, the detectives' investigation into the crash uncovers a trail of kidnapping and betrayal which lead up to the tragic accident.

Starring: Steve Bisley, Dee Smart, Aaron Pedersen, Toni Scanlan, Brett Partridge, Peter Bensley, Jay Laga'aia

Guest Starring: Anthony Martin as Chopper Lewis, Rebecca Smart as Donna Janevski, Joss McWilliam as Lance Rorke, Allison Cratchley as Emma Woods, Mary Coustas as Hilary Kernaghan, Andrew McFarlane as Patrick Kernaghan, Don Hany as Rob Schreiber, Bojana Novakovic as Sarah Schreiber, Adam Drummond as Bill Telfer, Harry Lawrence as Brian Mercer, Christopher Lewis as Mr. Dorizzi, Margaret Judd as Mrs. Dorizzi, James Casella as Tony Dorizzi, Jane Archer as Mrs. Ashford, Peter Farmer as Mr. Ashford, Christopher Eirth as Josh Shaw

Note: Dee Smart is elevated into the starring cast while Rebecca Smart and Joss McWilliam are added in reoccuring roles

Obsession [Part One]

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Episode 5.02 (117)
February 29, 2000
Written by Bill Searle
Directed by Peter Andrikidis

When two men are reported missing and two bodies are found aboard a burned yacht, the detectives' suspicions switch between the jealous ex-girlfriend, the irate ex-boyfriend, the new boyfriend, and the crazed brother. Christey is convinced it's the ex-boyfriend but Alex is not so sure. Charlie Driscoll asks Jack for a favour.

Guest Starring: Linda Cropper as Charlie Driscoll, Nadine Garner as Shelley Andrews, Rebecca Smart as Donna Janevski, Allison Cratchley as Emma Woods, Joss McWilliam as Lance Rorke, Alan Cinis as Owen Rogers, Matthew Newton as Josh Rogers, Rebecca Maher as Leanne Rogers, Stephen Pease as Ben Walker, David Gambin as Scott Fitzgerald, Tristan Price as Terry McCann, Nathan Decorte as Aidan

Pay The Piper [Part Two]

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Episode 5.03 (118)
March 07, 2000
Written by Deborah Parsons
Directed by Chris Martin-Jones

Christey's house is broken in to, his gun is stolen, and soon after the body of an ex-con is pulled from the harbour, shot dead by a police-issue weapon. As evidence and witnesses begin to point towards Jack as the killer, he realises it is Charlie Driscoll who is setting him up as the prime suspect for the murder — a situation she's willing to help him out of if he agrees to make certain evidence against her disappear. Lance and Emma are kept busy by a runaway youth found sleeping on one of the police boats. Tommy takes long service leave.

Guest Starring: Joss McWilliam as Lance Rorke, Rebecca Smart as Donna Janevski, Allison Cratchley as Emma Woods, Linda Cropper as Charlie Driscoll, Kathryn Hartman as Catherine Malakoff, Russell Kiefel as Lewis West, Ian Bliss as Max Prescott, Damian Garvey as Baracas, Blaize Saunders as Peter Leahey, Jason Smith as Neil Wilson, Lizzy Dart as Receptionist

Charlie's Pride [Part Three]

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Episode 5.04 (119)
March 14, 2000
Written by Margaret Wilson
Directed by Chris Martin-Jones

While continuing to try to break out of the trap Charlie Driscoll has set for him, Jack finds himself caught in the middle of a power struggle taking place within Charlie Driscoll's crime empire.

Guest Starring: Joss McWilliam as Lance Rorke, Rebecca Smart as Donna Janevski, Allison Cratchley as Emma Woods, Linda Cropper as Charlie Driscoll, Kathryn Hartman as Catherine Malakoff, Russell Kiefel as Lewis West, Ian Bliss as Max Prescott, Damian Garvey as Baracas, Rodney Samuel as Boat Captain

Play It Again

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Episode 5.05 (120)
March 28, 2000
Written by John Banas
Directed by Geoff Bennett

An old flame of Alex's becomes a suspect in a murder investigation causing tensions to rise as Christey tries to keep her out of the investigation. Meanwhile, Blakemore is devastated after learning the armed robber she shot was only carrying a plastic pistol.

Guest Starring: Peter O'Brien as Matthew Grierson, Alexandra Davis as Elyse Pritchard, Damon Herriman as Todd Grierson, Michael Labran as Sean Robey, Allison Cratchley as Emma Woods, Rebecca Smart as Donna Janevski, Anthony Martin as Chopper Lewis, Joss McWilliam as Lance Rorke, Genevieve Mooy as Marie Chapple, Ben Steele as Rowan Marsden, Emily Howe as Sondra McIntyre, Merran Doyle as Molly Welch, Emily Doyle as Kaitlyn Welch. George Leppard as Arthur Marsden, Chris Burke as Jones

A Split Second

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Episode 5.06 (121)
March 28, 2000
Written by John Banas
Directed by Geoff Bennett

Alex deals with the consequences of sleeping with Matthew Grierson, as the protest against the Marina development continues. Blakemore's career is in jeopardy when she is investigated by Internal Affairs.

Guest Starring: Peter O'Brien as Matthew Grierson, Alexandra Davis as Elyse Pritchard, Damon Herriman as Todd Grierson, Michael Labran as Sean Robey, Allison Cratchley as Emma Woods, Rebecca Smart as Donna Janevski, Anthony Martin as Chopper Lewis, Joss McWilliam as Lance Rorke, Genevieve Mooy as Marie Chapple, Ben Steele as Rowan Marsden, Emily Howe as Sondra McIntyre, Merran Doyle as Molly Welch, Emily Doyle as Kaitlyn Welch. George Leppard as Arthur Marsden, Chris Burke as Jones

Got A Light?

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Episode 5.07 (122)
March 21, 2000
Written by Michael Miller
Directed by Russel Burton

When a doctor's car plunges into the harbour, the Nemesis is first to respond and Gavin's new partner, Matthew Quinn, dives into the water to pull the man from his car, too late to save him unfortunately. As a series of arson fires are set at properties owned by the deceased doctor, the detectives focus their investigation on one of the doctor's patients who is a serial arsonist. Meanwhile, the Nemesis crew observe a man dumping illegal drugs in the harbour. The divers recover the drugs but when one of the packets goes missing, Internal Affairs is called in.

Guest Starring: Lawrence Breuls as Enrico Ranzolin, Gael Ballantyne as Angela Ranzolin, Beth Champion as Samantha James, Paul Roper as Peter Sandberg, Peter Damien Hayes as Archie Close, Jay Mannering as Alan Davies, John Scholes as Dr. Gerald McCoomb, Lisa Shipley as Secretary, Allison Cratchley as Emma Woods, Joss McWilliam as Lance Rorke, Rebecca Smart as Donna Janevski

Able To Leap Tall Buildings

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Episode 5.08 (123)
April 04, 2000
Written by Margaret Wilson
Directed by Russell Burton

Detectives find a woman bound and gagged aboard a yacht. She says she is the victim of a stalker, but her paranoid claims have Jack wondering if perhaps she is not making it all up. Meanwhile, Sykes leads an effort to catch a pair of notorious pickpockets and Jeff learns an uncomfortable truth from an old friend who is conducting an unpopular conference at Water Police headquarters.

Guest Starring: Tasma Walton as Belinda Harvey, Sam Worthington as Phillip Champion, Patrick Dickson as Snr. Sgt Russell Campbell, Nic Moodie as Jimbo the Clown, Maree Meaker as Female Passenger, May Turner as Pensioner, Ian Host as Businessman, Harry Dakanalis as Darren Peterson, Tove Petterson as Miranda Holdsworth, Shea Adams as Miles Holdsworth, Rebecca Smart as Donna Janevski, Joss McWilliam as Lance Rorke, Allison Cratchley as Emma Woods

Chinese Checkers

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Episode 5.09 (124)
April 11, 2000
Written by Peter Gawler
Directed by Lynn Hegarty

The Water Police concentrate their efforts on locating two young girls believed to have been abducted while on their way to school. Sykes and Reilly are recruited to work alongside two agents from the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation on a seemingly innocuous surveillance job which ends in Mick facing a charge of sexual harassment and Gavin coming under suspicion as a possible informant for the Chinese.

Guest Starring: Gabrielle Adkins as Denise O'Dell, Adam Ray as Richard Fleet, Jo Briant as Jennifer Fleet, Paul Goddard as Rob, Helen Dallimore as Paula, Sophie Luck as Polly Fleet, Ellie Godworth as Sarah Quirk, Millie Spencer-Brown as Monkey Quirk, Keith Armitage as Brendan Quirk, Martin Kosinar as Techo, Rebecca Smart as Donna Janevski, Joss McWilliam as Lance Rorke, Allison Cratchley as Emma Woods

The Trouble With Gary

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Episode 5.10 (125)
April 18, 2000
Written by Peter Gawler
Directed by Lynn Hegarty

When a body is found on the shore after being washed out of a shallow grave, the detectives' investigation sets its sights on a suspect whose arrogance and open defiance of the police begins to frustrate Jack and Alex. ASIO steps up their surveillance of Sykes while Mick prepares to fight the sexual harassment charge.

Guest Starring: Don Halbert as Jonathan Cakebread, Annie Davies-McCubbin as Ingrid Greville-Brown, Nina Liu as Chen Xiao Wei, Paul Goddard as Rob, Helen Dallimore as Fiona, Martin Kosinar as Techo, Michelle Armstrong as Courier, Rebecca Smart as Donna Janevski, Joss McWilliam as Lance Rorke, Allison Cratchley as Emma Woods

Note: Peter Gawler was nominated for a 2000 Australian Writers' Guild award (AWGIE) for this episode's script

Saltimbocca [Part One]

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Episode 5.11 (126)
May 02, 2000
Written by Graeme Koetsveld
Directed by Geoff Bennett

Alex and Reilly investigate the murder of a restaurateur for which their only witness is a ferocious dog. Sykes, Quinn, Woods and Rorke take part in an anti-terrorism training course.

Guest Starring: Rebecca Smart as Donna Janevski, Joss McWilliam as Lance Rorke, Allison Cratchley as Emma Woods, Anthony Martin as Chopper Lewis, Dina Panozzo as Antonella Luvece, Michela Noonan as Catarina Luvece, Lindy Sardelic as Maria Luvece, Noel Hodda as Bobby Weaver, Arthur Angel as Vincenzo Bellini, Matthew Dyktynski as Jim Ignatowski, Yves Stening as Terry Meares, Perrigeaux as Signor Nero

Jump In The Mouth [Part Two]

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Episode 5.12 (127)
May 09, 2000
Written by Graeme Koetsveld
Directed by Geoff Bennett

Continuing their investigation into the murder of Cosimo Luvece, Detectives St. Clare and Reilly have no shortage of possible suspects as family secrets begin to be exposed. Quinn takes an interest in the case of a fatal boating accident involving a man he and Gavin charged with impaired driving earlier in the day.

Guest Starring: Rebecca Smart as Donna Janevski, Joss McWilliam as Lance Rorke, Allison Cratchley as Emma Woods, Dina Panozzo as Antonella Luvece, Michela Noonan as Catarina Luvece, Lindy Sardelic as Maria Luvece, Noel Hodda as Bobby Weaver, Arthur Angel as Vincenzo Bellini, Matthew Dyktynsky as Jim Ignatowski, Inge Hornstra as Margie Goodwin, Mark Priestley as Luke Harris, Perrigeaux as Signor Nero

Pinchgut

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Episode 5.13 (128)
May 16, 2000
Written by Grant Fraser
Directed by Russell Burton

The detectives' search for the man responsible for an armed robbery and the murder of his hostage is complicated by the determined efforts of a TV reporter and the murder victim's grieving sister who takes the law into her own hands by abducting Christey and a suspect at gunpoint in order to extract a confession.

Guest Starring: Rebecca Smart as Donna Janevski, Joss McWilliam as Lance Rorke, Allison Cratchley as Emma Woods, Anthony Martin as Chopper Lewis, Hayley McElhinney as Sherrilyn Kelly, Justin Green as Wayne John Stewart, Kelly Butler as Rebecca Beaufort, Mark Slater as Toby Kelly, Matt Storer as Danny, Rodney Samuel as NPWS Officer

Mummy Dearest

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Episode 5.14 (129)
May 23, 2000
Written by Kristen Dunphy
Directed by Russell Burton

The detectives try to determine the identity of a lost six-year-old girl found wandering Circular Quay in blood-streaked clothes and eventually find themselves trying to unravel the circumstances of her father's murder. Constable Matthew Quinn is devastated when a young woman in his charge commits suicide by jumping off the balcony at the station.

Guest Starring: Rebecca Smart as Donna Janevski, Joss McWilliam as Lance Rorke, Allison Cratchley as Emma Woods, Anthony Martin as Chopper Lewis, Jeanette Cronin as Kerry Gibbs, Lisbeth Kennelly as Michelle Barlow, Maggie Dence as Joy Turner, Mark Lee as Travis Dewar, Rebecca Clarke as Shona Macpherson, Thomas Holesgrove as Steve Macpherson, Jessica Nothdurfter as Hannah Gibbs, Julie Lowe as Shopkeeper

Two Of A Kind

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Episode 5.15 (130)
May 30, 2000
Written by Denise Morgan
Directed by Ray Quint

The investigation of a murder yields the detectives two witnesses, but each one identifies a different man as the killer. Meanwhile, Quinn and Sykes are kept busy by an elderly escape artist practising his dangerous craft in the harbour.

Guest Starring: Rebecca Smart as Donna Janevski, Joss McWilliam as Lance Rorke, Allison Cratchley as Emma Woods, Anthony Martin as Chopper Lewis, Septimus Caton as Simon Coles, Kevin Donohoe as Damien "Sparks" Brogan, Michael Duggan as Fred Gibbons, Alice Livingstone as Shellee Hay, Colin Taylor as Darcy Sawyer, Lynette Curran as Geraldine Sawyer, Esther van Doornum as Janine Coles, Peter Sommerfield as Father Pierce, Theo St James as Theo Papadopoulos

Lazarus

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Episode 5.16 (131)
June 06, 2000
Written by Ted Roberts
Directed by Ray Quint

While recovering at a rehabilitation centre from his gunshot wound, Mick's missing wheelchair is returned with an exhumed body in it. The strange case leads Jack and Alex into the investigation of the faked death of an accountant with ties to a people-smuggling operation. The Nemesis crew apprehend a young shoplifter and subsequently find his ill mother on board a yacht filled with illegal tropical fish.

Guest Starring: Rebecca Smart as Donna Janevski, Joss McWilliam as Lance Rorke, Allison Cratchley as Emma Woods, Anthony Martin as Chopper Lewis, Madeleine Blackwell as Sister Dobinson, John Leary as Jason, Michelle Fawdon as Mary Tully, Grant Dodwell as Lloyd Tully, Bob Baines as Hugh Costello, Genevieve Sulway as Elaine Martin, Ross Perrelli as Gus Martin, Paul Holmes as Chemist, Dennis Ballard as Contact, Scott Gary as Bill

Heavy Metal

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Episode 5.17 (132)
June 13, 2000
Written by Grant Fraser
Directed by Geoff Bennett

Mick and Alex investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of a young man whose body is recovered from the harbour near the location where two troublesome speedboats have been racing. Their investigation quickly focuses on the dead man's boss whose wife he had been openly having an affair with. Meanwhile, Quinn's romantic involvement with one of the boat drivers lands him in hot water with Hawker.

Guest Starring: Rebecca Smart as Donna Janevski, Joss McWilliam as Lance Rorke, Allison Cratchley as Emma Woods, Kate Beahan as Stephanie Kelly, Justin Cotta as Steve Clarke, Peter Callan as Dan Rossi, Skye Wansey as Lea Rossi, Peter Irving Smith as Mr. Clarke, Trisha Noble as Mrs. Clarke, Kevin Maser as Mr. Gibson, Anthony Martin as Chopper Lewis (uncredited)

Note: did you spot the iPhone?

Tribes

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Episode 5.18 (133)
October 17, 2000
Written by Louise Crane
Directed by Geoff Bennett

A religious cult becomes the target of the detectives' investigation when the body of a murder victim is pulled from the harbour near their commune. Sykes searches for the woman who saved his life following a jet ski accident.

Guest Starring: Rebecca Smart as Donna Janevski, Joss McWilliam as Lance Rorke, Allison Cratchley as Emma Woods, John Brumpton as Joe Slaven, Anthony Martin as Chopper Lewis, Trent Atkinson as Jake Slaven, Emma Jackson as Hayley Slaven, Nicholas Lathouris as Peter Marchand, Abbie Cornish as Marie Marchand, Miranda Chance as Beth Stevenson, Thomasin Litchfield as Renee Fabrizi, John Haas as Uniformed Officer

Low Blows

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Episode 5.19 (134)
June 20, 2000
Written by Andrew Kelly
Directed by Russell Burton

Alex is kept busy dealing with the problems of her fourteen-year-old sister, leaving Christey and Reilly to investigate a pair of robberies and two brutal murders.

Guest Starring: Rebecca Smart as Donna Janevski, Joss McWilliam as Lance Rorke, Allison Cratchley as Emma Woods, Anthony Martin as Chopper Lewis, Terry Serio as Martin Lamb, Putu Winchester-Stanton as Peter Savage, Evan Sheaves as Owen Bradley, Michael Gallina as Tony Ali, Frank Milostnik as Moses Ali, Maureen Elkner as Lorraine Bradley, Saskia Burmeister as Victoria St Clare, Wadah Sari as Aamir Khan

Tangled Web

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Episode 5.20 (135)
July 11, 2000
Written by Margaret Morgan
Directed by Russell Burton

Quinn and Sykes' discovery of a body in an illegal fishing net sends the detectives on an investigation that introduces them to the world of on-line romance. Sykes hopes a quick resolution to a domestic break-and-enter will help him in his quest to become a detective.

Guest Starring: Rebecca Smart as Donna Janevski, Joss McWilliam as Lance Rorke, Allison Cratchley as Emma Woods, Anthony Martin as Chopper Lewis, John Jarratt as Colin McGuire, Linda Newton as Felicity, Alyssa McClelland as Samantha, Mark O'Shea as Brian Flatley, Sandra Campbell as Rita Perks, Jack Godden as Ross, Michael Barnacoat as Garth Harrington

Family Ties [Part One]

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Episode 5.21 (136)
August 01, 2000
Written by Deborah Parsons
Directed by Raymond Quint

A young street kid, who is an acquaintance of Alex, becomes the detectives' prime suspect when his pregnant girlfriend is found murdered. Hawker's attempt to help a friend after her business is robbed results in him becoming an unwitting accomplice to a murder.

Guest Starring: Rebecca Smart as Donna Janevski, Joss McWilliam as Lance Rorke, Allison Cratchley as Emma Woods, Miles Paras as Aimee Winter, Luke Ford as Harley Strachan, Sam Healy as Blaire Wenzel, David Whitney as Poppy Trubigoff, William Upjohn as Peter Carr, Billie-Rose Prichard as Miranda Wenzel, Kim Dawson as Candy, Paul Coolahan as Ken Wenzel, Peter Poy as Mr. Lam, Emily Barrett as Linda Carruthers

Loose Ends [Part Two]

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Episode 5.22 (137)
August 08, 2000
Written by Deborah Parsons
Directed by Raymond Quint

While investigating a case of illegal medical-waste dumping at a swimming hole, Alex and Mick find themselves searching for a killer when half a body is found among the recovered waste. Meanwhile, Hawker occupies himself by searching for answers to help him understand Aimee's actions.

Guest Starring: Rebecca Smart as Donna Janevski, Joss McWilliam as Lance Rorke, Allison Cratchley as Emma Woods, Anthony Martin as Chopper Lewis, Miles Paras as Aimee Winter, Gary Waddell as Tony Haxby, Kell Graham as Nobby Fisher, Claire Jones as Melita Davies, Tim Page as Dennis Askew, Wayne Blair as Ridley Winter, Sueyan Cox as Pip Darvell, Warwick Rimmer as Ewan Miller, Sean Loseby as Angus Darvell

Reunion [Part One]

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Episode 5.23 (138)
July 25, 2000
Written by Tony Morphett
Directed by Chris Martin-Jones

A drug importing deal goes horribly wrong when a small-time crim, captured as part of a Water Police sting operation, tries to implicate notorious Sydney crime figure Laurie Parsons in the deal. An eighteen-year-old girl confronts Jack claiming to be his daughter. Sykes worries about Quinn when he breaks off a high speed chase for no apparent reason.

Guest Starring: Rebecca Smart as Donna Janevski, Joss McWilliam as Lance Rorke, Allison Cratchley as Emma Woods, Tim Elliot as Laurie Parsons, Shirley Cameron as Kate Hogan, Ditch Davey as Brendan Hogan, Brooke Satchwell as Sophie Ferguson, Anne Looby as Gabrielle McMahon, Douglas Hedge as Jimmy Foster, Rohan Nicol as Shane Green, Kristen Boys as Karla Green, Andrew Cross as Pizza Delivery Man

In The Blood [Part Two]

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Episode 5.24 (139)
July 25, 2000
Written by John Banas
Directed by Chris Martin-Jones

The investigation into just who was involved in the drug deal gets even more complicated with the kidnapping of Laurie Parsons and the disappearance of $3 million in ransom money. Meanwhile, Gabrielle McMahon admits to Jack that Sophie is their daughter and despite her initial refusal to see Sophie, Jack is able to reunite mother and daughter before Sophie returns home.

Guest Starring: Rebecca Smart as Donna Janevski, Joss McWilliam as Lance Rorke, Allison Cratchley as Emma Woods, Tim Elliot as Laurie Parsons, Shirley Cameron as Kate Hogan, Ditch Davey as Brendan Hogan, Brooke Satchwell as Sophie Ferguson, Anne Looby as Gabrielle McMahon, Kristen Boys as Karla Green

One Good Turn

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Episode 5.25 (140)
June 27, 2000
Written by Denise Morgan
Directed by Geoff Bennett

Hawker calls on Alex and Mick to investigate the viloent mugging of a homeless woman whom he is an acquaintance of. Their investigation is soon complicated by a murder, Alex being held at gunpoint by a suspected killer, and a robbery. Meanwhile, Quinn and Sykes look into a series of marina robberies and Donna keeps watch on a dog at the Water Police headquarters while searching for its owner.

Guest Starring: Rebecca Smart as Donna Janevski, Joss McWilliam as Lance Rorke, Allison Cratchley as Emma Woods, Anthony Martin as Chopper Lewis, Barbara Morton as Mullet, Tamara Buckmaster as Lesley Fischer, Jon Pollard as Greg Winton, Anthony Ingersent as Henry Carter, Chris Sadrinna as Derek van Hargaan, Joe Barton as Warren Fredericks, Les Asmussen as Mr. Eggleston

Mozzie

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Episode 5.26 (141)
July 04, 2000
Written by Margaret Wilson
Directed by Geoff Bennett

Alex's former partner from her days in undercover resurfaces to ask for her help in breaking up a paedophile ring. As Alex gets deeper into the case and the stakes begin to rise, she begins to question just who among her friends she can trust.

Guest Starring: Rebecca Smart as Donna Janevski, Marty Denniss as Mozzie, Alan David Lee as Tom McKelvey, Toby Schmitz as Nathan Albury, Andrew Harris as Kevin Ridley, Marcel Bracks as Michael Crocker, Anthony Theil as Yachtie, David Jobling as Cleaner

We Could Be Heroes

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Episode 5.27 (142)
September 05, 2000
Written by Andrew Kelly
Directed by Russell Burton

When a retiring cop is assaulted and tied naked to a wharf, the detectives set out to find the man responsible. When their investigation reveals other victims, it is realised the attacker is picking his victims from a local newspaper column highlighting Good Samaritans. Mick asks Alex out on a date and arranges a meeting between Grant Hackett and a young swimmer Alex catches snatching wallets. With the Olympic Games just a week away, Quinn is busy swapping tickets to the events with his coworkers. Christey returns from visiting his daughter.

Guest Starring: Rebecca Smart as Donna Janevski, Allison Cratchley as Emma Woods, Grant Hackett as himself, Kate Beahan as Stephanie Kelly, Bruce Venables as Stan Morrow, Rhys Muldoon as John Wade, Natalie O'Donnell as Renae Cook, Nick Meenahan as Bobby LeRoux, Adam Saunders as Miguel Munoz, Mark Symington as Nathan Twibble, Peter Damian Hayes as Kevin Andrade, Tim Campbell as Peter Kostis, Vanessa Fallon as Louise Fletcher, Sabrina Jovanovski as Young Woman, Andy Turnbull as Steve Pate, Samantha Swan as Rebecca Farrell, Millie Potts as Florence Bussel, Tepa Flaetoese as Sione Leaaetofa

Final Chapter [Part One]

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Episode 5.28 (143)
August 15, 2000
Written by Peter Neale
Directed by Lynn Hegarty

Caught off guard while transporting a prison inmate, the Nemesis is ambushed as part of an escape attempt and Jack is taken hostage. As the plans of the escapee and his girlfriend begin to unravel, they seek refuge at Jack's apartment where Jack's daughter is added to the hostage pool. A recreational diving accident threatens Lance's career.

Guest Starring: Rebecca Smart as Donna Janevski, Allison Cratchley as Emma Woods, Joss McWilliam as Lance Rorke, Kate Beahan as Stephanie Kelly, Brooke Satchwell as Sophie Ferguson, Marin Mimica as Brett Kimble, Susan Prior as Rosie Callaghan, John Walton as Lindsay, David Rondo as Opal Store Owner, Frankie Davidson as Boat Owner, Yigal Babluki as Mean Looking Guy

Silent Running [Part Two]

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Episode 5.29 (142)
August 22, 2000
Written by David Phillips
Directed by Lynn Hegarty

As the resources of the Water Police are mobilised to try and locate Sophie and her two kidnappers, Jack goes off on his own to track down his daughter and her abductors.

Guest Starring: Rebecca Smart as Donna Janevski, Allison Cratchley as Emma Woods, Joss McWilliam as Lance Rorke, Kate Beahan as Stephanie Kelly, Brooke Satchwell as Sophie Ferguson, Marin Mimica as Brett Kimble, Susan Prior as Rosie Callaghan, Barry Langrishe as Doug Ferguson, Jules Sobotta as Sharon Moore, Errol Shand as Roadside Attendant

With A Vengeance

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Episode 5.30 (145)
August 29, 2000
Written by Tony Morphett
Directed by Russell Burton

Jack and Alex's investigation into the identity of a floater pulled from the harbour leads them to discover a fugitive running from a death penalty she faces in her home country. After taking the law into his own hands, Quinn ends up in trouble with his girlfriend, the local cops, and Hawker when he becomes a prime suspect in the assault on his girlfriend's ex. With no explanation, Reilly's new girlfriend suddenly calls off their blossoming romance.

Guest Starring: Rebecca Smart as Donna Janevski, Allison Cratchley as Emma Woods, Joss McWilliam as Lance Rorke, Kate Beahan as Stephanie Kelly, Scott Lowe as Sean Kelly, Warwick Young as Paul Jardine, Rene Naufahu as Sammy Taufa, Sara Zwangobani as Tolofi Vivi, Natasha Beaumont as Emily Sadler, Nicole Fantl as Claudia Hale, Carlotta Chadwick as Prostitute, Tepa Flaetoese as Sione Leaaetofa

Remember This [Part One]

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Episode 5.31 (146)
October 03, 2000
Written by David Phillips
Directed by Robert Klenner

The detectives search for an explanation to the shooting death of a young man in a boatshed, a man whom police are quick to learn had a fascination with serial killers. Emily comes to Mick with an explanation for her sudden departure and asks for his help in gaining custody of her daughter from her ex-husband, a man Emily alleges to have been involved in an unsolved murder seven years prior.

Guest Starring: Rebecca Smart as Donna Janevski, Allison Cratchley as Emma Woods, Natasha Beaumont as Emily Sadler, Brittany Byrnes as Geena Sadler, David Field as Warren Reith, Deni Gordon as Cynthia Rody, Frank Wilson as Billy Russell, Rowena Wallace as Dolly Munro, Moya O'Sullivan as Denise Ford, Alan Flower as Harry Ford, Emma Whiteman as Judith Ford, Susan Trainor as Krystal, Tony Girdler as Mr. Simons, Stewart Armstrong as Landlord, Bob Bowles as Sam Arkady

Vigilante [Part Two]

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Episode 5.32 (147)
Australia: October 10, 2000
Canada: November 07, 2001
Written by Peter Neale
Directed by Robert Klenner

The Water Police's investigation into the murder of Anthony Beroni is sidetracked when suspect Warren Reith is found murdered. Members of an anti-drug group are among the possible suspects as they had earlier attacked Warren for selling drugs to their kids, but when Emily confesses, the investigation take a sudden turn. Meanwhile, Donna gets into hot water with Hawker over an out-of-context comment of hers that gets aired on TV.

Guest Starring: Rebecca Smart as Donna Janevski, Allison Cratchley as Emma Woods, Anthony Martin as Chopper Lewis, Natasha Beaumont as Emily Sadler, Brittany Byrnes as Geena Sadler, David Field as Warren Reith, Deni Gordon as Cynthia Rody, Paul Hunt as Glen Cook, Bryan Wilson as Lionel Black, Susan Trainor as Krystal, Jeff Lang as Anthony Beroni, Jan Ringrose & Ian Crow as SOK Protestors, Perrin Tasker as Daniel Cook, Clause Tasker as Josh Cook, Keeara Byrnes as Young Geena

The Last Hurrah [Part One]

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Episode 5.33 (148)
October 24, 2000
Written by Deborah Parsons
Directed by Geoff Bennett

An attempt on the life of Charlie Driscoll prior to her murder trial has Jack convinced she is once again up to something and may be preparing to leave the country. His obsession with uncovering her plans draws the ire of Chief Inspector Hawker and places Jack in a difficult position when he is ultimately forced to shoot the man who may have had reason to want her dead in order to keep her from testifying against him. Adding to his troubles, Jack in haunted by his memories on the one year anniversary of Rachel's death.

Guest Starring: Rebecca Smart as Donna Janevski, Allison Cratchley as Emma Woods, Linda Cropper as Charlie Driscoll, Andrew Rodoreda as Boy Briscoll, Tara Jakszewicz as Sheera Wilson, Simone Robertson as Andrea Til, Catherine McClements as Rachel Goldstein, Glen Shea as Willie "Fatman" Bostik, Jago Harvey as Benny Bostik, Serema Harison as Holly Lynch

Bye Bye Charlie [Part Two]

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Episode 5.34 (149)
October 31, 2000

Jack Christey is determined to stop the wheelchair-bound Charlie Driscoll from making her final dash for freedom. Sykes falls for a rower whom he and Matt rescue after her scull is swamped by a passing cruiser. Alex and her brother James are involved in a car accident.

Guest Starring: Rebecca Smart as Donna Janevski, Allison Cratchley as Emma Woods, Anthony Martin as Chopper Lewis, Linda Cropper as Charlie Driscoll, Andrew Rodoreda as Boy Briscoll, Tara Jakszewicz as Sheera Wilson, Simone Robertson as Andrea Til, Catherine McClements as Rachel Goldstein, Mouche Phillips as Eva Minton, Conrad Coleby as James St Clare, Robert Crane as Technician, Darren Ratcliffe as Apprentice, Serhat Caradee as Chorny Peters, Ken Gamble as Dillon

Family Values [Part Three]

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Episode 5.35 (150)
November 07, 2000
Written by Peter Gawler
Directed by Lynn Hegarty

Convinced that the car accident was a deliberate attempt on her life, Alex investigates, only to have her focus turn to her brother and a university project he was working on that had him looking into an old murder case, possibly uncovering something he should not have. Jack and Mick question two brothers whose wives both fell overboard while their yacht was at sea. As a result of their questioning, each man implicates his brother in the womens' deaths but each man's claim of innocence seems genuine. While Sykes announces that he and Eva are moving in together, Jack and Mick square off over Alex.

Guest Starring: Rebecca Smart as Donna Janevski, Allison Cratchley as Emma Woods, Conrad Coleby as James St Clare, Mouch Phillips as Eva Minton, Ian McColm as Duane Smith, Andy Anderson as Brian Atchison, Will Usic as Rod Anderson, Monette Lee as Marion Atchison, Caitlin Hunter as Caitlin, Adrian Adam as Uniformed Sergeant, Cheryl Ward as Girlfriend, Michael Ryan as News Journalist

True Believer [Part Four]

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Episode 5.36 (151)
November 14, 2000
Written by Peter Gawler
Directed by Lynn Hegarty

Having gotten an admittance of innocence from convicted killer Duane Smith, Alex is haunted by the brutal murder of a young girl for which he was committed and sets out to identify the real killer, jeopardising her job and her life in the process. Tensions among the detectives force Jack to lay down the law. Sykes and Eva get engaged.

Guest Starring: Rebecca Smart as Donna Janevski, Allison Cratchley as Emma Woods, Conrad Coleby as James St Clare, Mouch Phillips as Eva Minton, Ian McColm as Duane Smith, Wayne Pygram as Paul Smith Snr, Jonathan Devay as Paul Smith Jnr, Raphael Dickson as Mark Smith, Kim Knuckey as Inspector Doug Maxwell, Shirley Sheppard as Mrs Stringer, Mary Gilbert as Bianca Humphries, Josh Lemanski as Young Paul Smith Jnr, Keedan Harvey as Young Mark Smith