800 Words: episode guide

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Episode 3.01 (25)

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Tue, September 12, 2017
696,000 viewers (11th)
Written by Tim Balme
Directed by Mike Smith

Weld mounts operation search and rescue for Ike, Zac and Steve. George contemplates possible fatherhood while comforting Shay. Jan goes into labour, but there are more than paternity complications.

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, Anna Jullienne as Katie, Cian Elyse White as Hannah Emma Leonard as Tracey, Bridie Carter as Jan

With: 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, Jesse Griffin as Sean, Henry Beasley as Ollie, Jackie Van Beek as Gloria, Dave Fane as Smiler, Mark Ferguson as Steve, Sophia Johnson as Chloe, Lynette Forday as Nurse Crabbe, Josiah Douglas as Twins

Episode 3.02 (25)

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Tue, September 19, 2017
633,000 viewers (10th)
Written by Kate McDermott
Directed by Mike Smith

It's D-day for George and the two other prospective fathers. Shay struggles with the fallout from the sea rescue and there's a major surprise at Woody and Tracey's engagement party.

With: 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, Jesse Griffin as Sean, Henry Beasley as Ollie, Dave Fane as Smiler, Mark Ferguson as Steve, Sophia Johnson as Chloe, Lynette Forday as Nurse Crabbe, Josiah Douglas as Twins

Episode 3.03 (26)

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Tue, September 26, 2017
587,000 viewers (11th)
Written by James Griffin
Directed by Michael Hurst

George is recruited as a reluctant accomplice in a secret mission involving Woody's past. Shay goes to the dark side after suffering from a broken heart and Katie resurrects a teaching career.

With: 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, Jesse Griffin as Sean, Dave Fane as Smiler, Matt Holden as Jared, Miriama Smith as Ngahuia, Rachael Carpani as Mary

Episode 3.04 (27)

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Tue, October 03, 2017
624,000 viewers (10th)
Written by Sarah-Kate Lynch and James Griffin
Directed by Michael Hurst

George gets an unlikely message from beyond the grave whilst Woody's top secret divorce plan unravels. Meanwhile, Hannah has a challenge convincing Constable Tom she'd be a top cop.

With: 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, Jesse Griffin as Sean, Dave Fane as Smiler, Miriama Smith as Ngahuia, Darien Takle as Valerie

Episode 3.05 (28)

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Tue, October 10, 2017
580,000 viewers (12th)
Written by Tim Balme
Directed by Caroline Bell-Booth, Chris Bailey

George's fears about Operation Quickie Divorce are realised when Woody discovers something that can't be hidden. Tracey eventually uncovers the truth. Shay gets more unwelcome attention from Ollie.

With: Bridie Carter as Jan, Peter Elliott as Big Mac, Jonny Brugh as Monty, Reon Te Aorangi Bell as Billy, Rob Kipa Williams as Zac, John Leigh as Constable Tom, Manon Blackman as Lindsay, Olivia Tennet as Siouxsie, Henry Beasley as Ollie, Dave Fane as Smiler, Miriama Smith as Ngahuia, Rachael Carpani as Mary, Jessica Redmayne as Poppy

Episode 3.06 (29)

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Tue, October 17, 2017
513,000 viewers (15th)
Written by Natalie Medlock, Kate McDermott and James Griffin
Directed by Caroline Bell-Booth

George longs for solitude, but his plan to get rid of his unwanted guests backfires. Woody's relationship with Tracey is on the rocks while struggling in his new unexpected role.

With: Bridie Carter as Jan, 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, Olivia Tennet as Siouxsie, Renee Lyons as Brenda, Jesse Griffin as Sean, Dave Fane as Smiler, Miriama Smith as Ngahuia, Jessica Redmayne as Poppy

Episode 3.07 (30)

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Tue, October 24, 2017 (8:45)
567,000 viewers (13th)
Written by Pip Hall, James Griffin and Kate McDermott
Directed by Helena Brooks

George enjoys having the house to himself and declares war on punctuation. Woody fears for his safety at his stag party and Monty's desperate to be a best man.

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, Jesse Griffin as Sean, Dave Fane as Smiler, Miriama Smith as Ngahuia, Jessica Redmayne as Poppy, Levi Holley as Bouncer

Episode 3.08 (31)

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Tue, October 24, 2017 (9:45)
516,000 viewers (14th)
Written by Kate McDermott
Directed by Helena Brooks

George helps Monty write the best man speech. News of the Weld enters the digital age. Woody are Tracey are married, Shay confronts Ollie, and Fiona asks George an important question.

With: 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, Jesse Griffin as Sean, Dave Fane as Smiler, Henry Beasley as Ollie, Lynette Forday as Nurse Crabbe, Miriama Smith as Ngahuia, Jessica Redmayne as Poppy

Note: the second half of series 3 will air in 2018

Episodes 3.09 - 3.16