800 Words: episode guide

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Episode 2.01 (9)

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Aus: Tue, August 23, 2016
877,000 viewers (7th)
Written by Tim Balme and James Griffin
Directed by Mike Smith

George and Arlo implement a cunning plan to bring Shay back from Sydney. George and Jan's seek advice from the women of Weld about their relationship as they lurch towards the rocks. Weld braces for the town's biggest celebration of the year: Guy Fawkes Night.

Starring: Erik Thomson as George Turner, Melina Vidler as Shay Turner, Bensen Jack Anthony as Arlo Turner, Bridie Carter as Jan, Michelle Langstone as Fiona, Rick Donald as Woody, Emma Leonard as Tracey, Cian Elyse White as Hannah Anna Jullienne as Katie

With: Peter Elliott as Big Mac, Jonny Brugh as Monty, Alex Tarrant as Ike, Reon To Aorangi Bell as Billy, Rob Williams as Zac, John Leigh as Constable Tom, Manon Blackman as Lindsay, Paul Glover as Bill Jnr, Olivia Tennet as Siouxsie, Jesse Griffin as Sean, Renee Lyons as Brenda, Rachel Nicholls as Taylor-Rose, Henry Beasley as Ollie

Episode 2.02 (10)

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Tue, August 30, 2016
742,000 viewers (11th)
Written by Tim Balme
Directed by Mike Smith

All of Weld comes out to Jan's farewell party, and George and Woody's friendship is threatened by a feud over a rather large invoice and a lawn that needs mowing.. With the future of their finances in question, Shay begins working for Katie, and George bartends at the Boat Club before receiving a job offer from Big Mac.

With: Peter Elliott as Big Mac, Jonny Brugh as Monty, Alex Tarrant as Ike, Rob Kipa Williams as Zac, John Leigh as Constable Tom, Manon Blackman as Lindsay, Paul Glover as BIll Jnr, Jesse Griffin as Sean, Renee Lyons as Brenda, Dave Fane as Smiler, Henry Beasley as Ollie, Heath Jones as Dave, Jackie Van Beek as Gloria

Episode 2.03 (11)

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Tue, September 06, 2016
793,000 viewers (11th)
Written by Maxine Fleming
Directed by Michael Hurst

George's new job as editor of News of the Weld gets off to a shocking start when a body is discovered in a car off a remote road. But George gets a warning from his boss, Big Mac, not to report on it, as the decade-old mystery is likely linked to the McNamara clan.

Starring: Erik Thomson as George Turner, Melina Vidler as Shay Turner, Bensen Jack Anthony as Arlo Turner, Michelle Langstone as Fiona, Rick Donald as Woody, Emma Leonard as Tracey, Cian Elyse White as Hannah Anna Jullienne as Katie

With: Bridie Carter as Jan, Peter Elliott as Big Mac, Jonny Brugh as Monty, Alex Tarrant as Ike, Reon Te Aorangi Bell as Billy, Rob Kipa Williams as Zac, John Leigh as Constable Tom, Manon Blackman as Lindsay, Paul Glover as Bill Jnr, Olivia Tennet as Siouxsie, Renee Lyons as Brenda, Henry Beasley as Ollie, Jackie Van Beek as Gloria, Matt Holden as Jared, James Dyke as Daniel, Toni Marsh as Stop-Go Man

Episode 2.04 (12)

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Tue, September 13, 2016
618,000 viewers (14th)
Written by Kate McDermott
Directed by Michael Hurst

With George's small house bursting with teenagers, he believes his luck has changed when he gets another chance to buy his dream house in Weld. But is it serendipity or just a bad idea?

With: Jonny Brugh as Monty, Alex Tarrant as Ike, Reon Te Aorangi Bell as Billy, Rob Kipa Williams as Zac, John Leigh as Constable Tom, Manon Blackman as Lindsay, Olivia Tennet as Siouxsie, Renee Lyons as Brenda, Henry Beasley as Ollie, Matt Holden as Jared, Esther Stephens as Becks, Jackie Van Beek as Gloria, James Dyke as Daniel, Jamaica Vaughan as Emma

Episode 2.05 (13)

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Tue, September 20, 2016
592,000 viewers (14th)
Written by Sarah-Kate Lynch and James Griffin
Directed by Murray Keane

George's first date with Katie is the talk of the town, putting pressure on them both to make the evening perfect. Constable Tom and Big Mac clash over the use of the old camping grounds, and Woody continues his relationship with Becks.

With: Bridie Carter as Jan, Jonny Brugh as Monty, Reon Te Aorangi Bell as Billy, John Leigh as Constable Tom, Peter Elliott as Big Mac, Alex Tarrant as Ike, Rob Kipa Williams as Zac, Paul Glover as Bill Jnr, Olivia Tennet as Siouxsie, Renee Lyons as Brenda, Jackie Van Beek as Gloria, Jamaica Vaughan as Emma, Jesse Griffin as Sean, David Fane as Smiler, Esther Stephens as Becks

Episode 2.06 (14)

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Tue, September 27, 2016
695,000 viewers (12th)
Written by James Griffin
Directed by Murray Keane

The "summer people" hit Weld with a vengence when a jet-ski hits Woody, putting him into a coma. George is appalled that you don't need a licence to drive a jet-ski in New Zealand and wants them all banned. Tracey finally realizes just how much Woody means to her and George unknowingly starts a Twitter war.

With: Bridie Carter as Jan, Jonny Brugh as Monty, Reon Te Aorangi Bell as Billy, John Leigh as Constable Tom, Peter Elliott as Big Mac, Alex Tarrant as Ike, Rob Kipa Williams as Zac, Paul Glover as Bill Jnr, Olivia Tennet as Siouxsie, Renee Lyons as Brenda, Henry Beasley as Ollie, Jesse Griffin as Sean, David Fane as Smiler, Jackie Van Beek as Gloria, Esther Stephens as Becks, Taylor Hall as Ryan, Lynette Forday as Nurse Crabbe, Jamaica Vaughan as Emma, Stephen Papps as Doug

Episode 2.07 (15)

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Tue, October 04, 2016
800,000 viewers (9th)
Written by James Griffin
Directed by Mike Smith

Laura's one year anniversary approaches. George and the family prepare to leave for Sydney, but Shay makes a shocking confession that creates a feud with the in-laws, Roger and Trish, over a final resting place for her ashes.

With: Bridie Carter as Jan, Peter Elliott as Big Mac, Jonny Brugh as Monty, Alex Tarrant as Ike, Reon Te Aorangi Bell as Billy, Rob Kipa Williams as Zac, John Leigh as Constable Tom, Paul Glover as Bill Jnr, Peter Hayden as Roger, Elizabeth Hawthorne as Trish, Jackie Van Beek as Gloria, Jamaica Vaughan as Emma, Stephen Papps as Doug, Millen Baird as Robbie, Olivia Tennet as Siouxsie [uncredited]

Episode 2.08 (16)

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Tue, October 04, 2016
728,000 viewers (10th)
Written by Kate McDermott
Directed by Mike Smith

George is recruited into the Weld cricket team for a high stakes match and fears a character flaw may reveal itself. Shay gets the blame for Ike staying in Weld instead of going to university, and Arlo gets serious with Emma.

With: Bridie Carter as Jan, Peter Elliott as Big Mac, Jonny Brugh as Monty, Alex Tarrant as Ike, Reon Te Aorangi Bell as Billy, Rob Kipa Williams as Zac, John Leigh as Constable Tom, Manon Blackman as Lindsay, Paul Glover as Bill Jnr, Olivia Tennet as Siouxsie, Jesse Griffin as Sean, Renee Lyons as Brenda, Dave Fane as Smiler, Jackie Van Beek as Gloria, Jamaica Vaughan as Emma, Millen Baird as Robbie, Nathalie Boltt as Rae

Episodes 2.09 - 2.16