Always Greener: episode guide

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Here We Go Again

Episode 2.01 (23)
Sunday, September 08, 2002
Written by Margaret Wilson
Directed by Scott Hartford Davis

John and Liz have returned to Inverness with a new plan for their life in the country. John wants to set up a Neighbourhood Centre, which in the beginning will be a very grass-roots, community funded and run operation. In the city it is revealed that Cam has written a book about the country-city swap. The manuscript has been submitted to a publishing company who now want to proceed. Sandra is initially excited about the prospect of her son becoming a famous writer — that is, until she actually reads the book, and discovers that it’s not a pretty picture Cam has painted — he has barely even changed the names, to protect the innocence. Marissa is upset in the wake of Tom’s declaration of love for Sandra. And Pip is still coming to terms with the news that her boyfriend Bomber is gay.

Special Guests: Conrad Coleby as Fantasy Cam, Cornelia Frances as Janet Frawley, Erik Thomson as Fantasy Greg; Grant Bowler as Greg Steele, Andrew Clarke as Derek Unn, Peter Corbett as Bert Adams, Nathaniel Dean as Patch, Bree Desborough as Shelley Southall, Merridy Eastman as Eileen Unn, Denise Roberts as Isabelle Turnbull, Georgie Shew as Katie Turnbull

Guest Cast: Lynette Curran as Connie Linguini, Ian Turpie as Rolan Meadows, Peter Collingwood as Dr Dalrympie, Avigail Herman as Sunny Fields, Felicity Price as Anne Clarke, John Deeks as Voice Over

Endangered Species

Episode 2.02 (24)
September 15, 2002
Written by Jutta Goetze
Directed by Scott Hartford Davis

Tom struggles with issues of self-esteem and identity, as he forges a new relationship with his mother. John confronts terrifying visions of a possible future as he assesses his decision to return to social work. Pregnant Eileen meanwhile decides to come off her ’nerve-pills’, with distressing results.

Special Guests: Conrad Coleby as Fantasy Cam, Cornelia Frances as Janet Frawley, Erik Thomson as Fantasy Greg; Andrew Clarke as Derek Unn, Peter Corbett as Bert Adams, Nathaniel Dean as Patch, Bree Desborough as Shelley Southall, Merridy Eastman as Eileen Unn, Denise Roberts as Isabelle Turnbull, Georgie Shew as Katie Turnbull

Guest Cast: Mary Coustas as "Cher" Chicken, Jeanie Little as "Julia" Chicken, Luke Barlow as Kim’s Baby, Ross McQuinn as Harry Taylor

Two Sides To Every Story

Episode 2.03 (25)
September 22, 2002

An emotional rollercoaster for Sandra in her pressure-cooker household, as lover boy Greg returns from his holiday with unexpected plans. Agony for Pip — and danger for Nick — when she inadvertently reveals details of boofy Bomber’s love life. Crazy, touching moments as Eileen continues her struggle with valium withdrawal and meets her first homosexual.

Guest Starring: Grant Bowler as Greg Steele, Andrew Clarke as Derek Unn, Bree Desborough as Shelley Southall, Merridy Eastman as Eileen Unn, Steven Rooke as Nick Greenhill, Judy McBurney as Yvonne Greenhill, Hamish Thompson as Bomber O’Casey, Meredith Clarke as Priscilla Simpson, Travis Cotton as Darren Nieuwenhuizen, Derek Amer as Colin Matthews, Taylor Owynns as Anita Matthews, Shaughn Helliar as Phil Ward, Jodie Low as Trish Ward, Zac Drayson as Devo, Morgan Pike as Matt, Stewart Armstrong as Steve Bradbury, Suzie Steen as Jackie Bradbury

Black, White and Grey

Episode 2.04 (26)
September 29, 2002

Crunch-time for the Todds and the Taylors when distressed Sandra announces a return to Inverness. Cam learns confronting lessons about life — and literature.

Guest Starring: Grant Bowler as Greg Steele, Andrew Clarke as Derek Unn, Peter Corbett as Bert Adams, Bree Desborough as Shelley Southall, Merridy Eastman as Eileen Unn, Denise Roberts as Isabelle Turnbull, Steven Rooke as Nick Greenhill, Betty Lucas as Florrie Holiday, Judy McBurney as Yvonne Greenhill, Callum McInerney as Young Tom, Felicity Price as Anne Clarke

It Takes Balls

Episode 2.05 (27)
October 06, 2002

A debutante ball in Inverness brings together country and city. Isabelle introduces Tom to his father. Sandra and Greg have their final farewell. Shelley allows Greg to be stung by a bee, and is horrified by the consequences.

Guest Starring: Grant Bowler as Greg Steele, Andrew Clarke as Derek Unn, Peter Corbett as Bert Adams, Bree Desborough as Shelley Southall, Merridy Eastman as Eileen Unn, Denise Roberts as Isabelle Turnbull, Steven Rooke as Nick Greenhill, Georgie Shew as Katy Turnbull, Lynette Curran as Connie Linguini, Bart John as Gregory Kind, Felicity Price as Anne Clarke, Greer Mallet as Little Connie, Nellie McQuinn as Corrine, Kellie Clarke as Tanya

In The Beginning, I Was Afraid

Episode 2.06 (28)
October 13, 2002

Shelley is plagued with guilt over Greg’s death. Liz wonders if she’s set Bert Adams up with a trans-sexual. Pip learns that trying to turn a gay man straight isn’t easy.

Guest Starring: Grant Bowler as Greg Steele, Peter Corbett as Bert Adams, Nathaniel Dean as Patch, Bree Desborough as Shelley Southall, Denise Roberts as Isabelle Turnbull, Georgie Shew as Katie Turnbull, Kate Fitzpatrick as Chantal Wilkinson, Avigail Herman as Sunny Meadows, Hamish Thomson as Bomber, Ian Turpie as Rolan Fields

Opening Gambit

Episode 2.07 (29)
October 27, 2002

’Do-gooders’ and ’naysayers’ do battle for the future of John’s neighbourhood centre. Riotous antics turn sour as Jason and Kim attempt to expose the secret of Bert’s glamorous ’lady’ friend. Mickey rails against Sandra’s efforts to help him through his grief — and earns a surprise new housemate for his trouble.

Guest Starring: Andrew Clarke as Derek Unn, Peter Corbett as Bert Adams, Bree Desborough as Shelley Southall, Merridy Eastman as Eileen Unn, Denise Roberts as Isabelle Turnbull, Kate Fitzpatrick as Chantal Wilkinson, Betty Lucas as Florrie Holiday, Ben Ellery as Mickey’s Uncle, Marianne Howard as Angela Doyle, Benson Anthony as Sam Doyle, Maelin Anthony as Angela’s Baby

Share Space

Episode 2.08 (30)
November 03, 2002

Shelley wants to tell Mickey the truth about his father’s death but knows this will destroy any chance of a future with him. The dilemma forces her to make an impulsive decision. Pip discovers the truth about Cam’s ’female voice’. Liz’s attempts to ease Eileen’s fears about childbirth lead to Eileen inviting herself to attend the birth.

Guest Starring: Andrew Clarke as Derek Unn, Nathaniel Dean as Patch Porter, Bree Desborough as Shelley Southall, Merridy Eastman as Eileen Unn, Denise Roberts as Isabelle Turnbull, Georgie Shew as Katie Turnbull, Luisa Hasting-Edge as Raelene, Hayley McElhinney as Fleur

Understanding the Cry

Episode 2.09 (31)
November 10, 2002

In the aftermath of Shelley’s disappearance, Sandra is forced to realise that she has been sadly neglecting the home front. Marissa and Mickey embark on a bold prison-visit to further the search for Shelley. Eileen and Liz attend pre-natal classes — with hilarious and touching results.

Guest Starring: Andrew Clarke as Derek Unn, Merridy Eastman as Eileen Unn, Denise Roberts as Isabelle Turnbull, Steven Rooke as Nick Greenhill, Georgie Shew as Katie Turnbull, Maggie Dence as Sister Stern, Kieran Darcy-Smith as Trevor Southall, Amy Mathews as T’ree, Lauren Batman as Tanya Drago, Ben Baxman as Reg Drago, Nick Godsell as Siddhartha, Lindsay McCormack as Bruiser, Ben Vallis as Glenn, Kate Stevens as Elisa, Simon Coleman as Damien, Paul Anderson as Bruiser’s Friend, Austin Sierra as Video Baby, Kai Peter Morgan as Video Baby

Why Is It So?

Episode 2.10 (32)
November 17, 2002

John makes his first appearance on ’Good Morning Warrigong’, and later cops a punch on the nose by an irate viewer. Pip and Nick get intimate, setting them on a path of unlikely romance. Cam strikes a deal with Kim over the book. Tom learns that Cam’s book portrays him as a dimwit, and seeks Marissa’s advice. When she assures him the portrayal is anything but uncomplimentary, they seal their attraction with a kiss.

Guest Starring: Steven Rooke as Nick Greenhill, Roy Billing as Eddie McGill, Felicity Price as Anne Clarke, Paula Duncan as Makeup Artist, Maria Venuti as Lorraine, Hamish Thompson as Bomber, Marco Venturini as Marco Trapani, Andrew Doyle as Les Doyle, Zac Drayson as Devo, Greer Mallett as Little Connie, Julie Hamilton as Marge (Voice)

A Death in the Family

Episode 2.11 (33)
November 24, 2002

Tom and Marissa’s relationship gets off to a passionate start. Liz and Kim go to the hospital to visit Harry. When doctors offer a grave prognosis, he refuses treatment. With encouragement from Isabelle, John tries to help Angela break free of her abusive husband Les. Cam loses his virginity to a charity worker. Marissa and Tom consummate their relationship. Liz is seriously injured when electrocuted by a faulty fridge.

Guest Starring: Denise Roberts as Isabelle Turnbull, Georgie Shew as Katie Turnbull, Roy Billing as Eddie McGill, Jan Oxenbould as Betty Smallcock, Don Reid as Harry Smallcock, Marianne Howard as Angela Doyle, Jesse Spencer as Kylie, Andrew Doyle as Les Doyle, Julie Hamilton as Marge (Voice), Steve McGrath as Steve Sherwin, Selina Muller as Tessa, David O’Connor as Taxidermist, Ken Porter as Fred, James Smillie as Frank (Voice), Jenny Van Der Lum as Francine, PJ Williams as "Sparky" Malone, Benson Anthony as Sam Doyle, Maelin Anthony as Joe Doyle

Guilt Trip

Episode 2.12 (34)
February 16, 2003

Liz is steely in the wake of baby Harry’s death, then finally releases her emotions after the memorial service. On the bright side, her father Harry agrees to have treatment for his cancer. Katy is upset by Jason’s insensitivity, and tells Isabelle they are at different stages of maturity. Sandra learns Pip and Nick are an item. Marissa and Tom decide to live in the city. Shelley is revealed, working as a hooker. Mickey receives a visit from big Nathan. The Todd’s and the Taylor’s agree to swap homes — officially.

Guest Starring: Michael Craig as Judge, Bruce Spence as Reverend Milburn, Rene Naufahu as Nathan Little, Jan Oxenburgh as Betty Smallcock, Don Reid as Harry Smallcock, Jade Luca as Ultrasound Specialist

The Always Greener Variety Hour

Episode 2.13 (35)
February 23, 2003

Shelley’s working hard for the money. Mickey and Nathan, a friend of Shelley’s father Trev, are on her trail. Scumbag returns with a Thai bride, who isn’t what Patch expects. Nick picks a fight with Pip to avoid intimacy. At a nightclub, Sandra sees Nick flirting with a guy, then meets handsome and groovy Pete. Is it love in the first degree? John, blaming Les for baby Harry’s death, is unable to help Angela.

Guest Starring: Matt Passmore as DJ Peter Jones, Annette Shun Wah as Princess Sukhomovit, Rudi Baker as Scumbag, Marianne Howard as Angela Doyle, Rene Naufahu as Nathan Little, Hermoine Gehl as Maxine, Benson Anthony as Sam Doyle, Lee Lucas as Cute Guy, Darren Moran as Potential Client

Flesh for Fantasy

Episode 2.14 (36)
March 02, 2003

Shelley phones Mickey and tells him to leave her alone. With some help from Nathan and Pete, Mickey’s ode to Shelley is played on the radio. Marissa’s market stall is an embarrassing failure, leading to conflict with Tom. Kim gets her braces off, but it’s not the life changing experience she expects. Pip and Nick break up. Pete is exposed as ’The Love Professor’, and Sandra as a thirty-something mum with two kids!

Guest Starring: Kellie Clarke as Tanya, Peter Collingwood as Dr Dalrymple, Kaitlyn Cox as Security Guard, Jessie Frost as Claudia, Shayden Goode as Kirk Collins, Darran Moran as Punter

You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby

Episode 2.15 (37)
March 09, 2003

Marissa confesses her guilt over Shelley to Tom, and they track her down in the Cross. Shelley initially rejects them, then after a brief flirtation with heroin, turns up at the Steele house asking for help. Sandra pursues a relationship with Pete, but only after overcoming a few insecurities about age and glamour. John and Derek bond in the bush, where Derek reveals his fears of fatherhood. Bert helps deliver Eileen’s baby boy which she promises to name after Bert!

Guest Starring: Avigail Herman as Sunny Meadows, Ian Turpie as Rolan Fields, Natasha Farrow Pryke as Amber, Hermoine Gehl as Maxine, Kail Noronah as Shakira, Matthew Edgerton as Barman

The Long Weekend

Episode 2.16 (38)
March 16, 2003

Shelley says to Mickey ’I killed your Dad’, and Mickey reacts with anger. Marissa appeals to John for help, and takes Shelley to the country. John counsels Shelley and makes her realise that she can get her life back on track. Realising she can no longer blame herself for Greg’s death, she bids Mickey farewell. Jason and Kim spend an uncomfortable night at Patch’s. Pete whisks Sandra away to a beach house, and they negotiate the tricky waters of sleeping together for the first time. With some help from Jennifer Anniston, Pip makes peace with Nick.

Guest Starring: Luisa Hastings Edge as Raelene, Sigourney Gray as Video Store Employee, Dale Sinden as Burly Man

Great (and Not So Great) Expectations

Episode 2.17 (39)
March 23, 2003

Isabelle and Katy’s trip to the city leads to an argument with Tom and Marissa. The new look Shelley is revealed, increasing Marissa’s feelings of failure. After clashing with Tom, she packs up her market stall — for good. Katy and Mickey meet and are attracted. Jason agonises over Katy, and walks out on an important exam. Liz notices a potential problem with Little Derek.

Guest Starring: Allan Cinis as Bill Savage, Oliver Ackland as Matt Payne, Lee Lewis as Barney’s Buyer, Phil English as Teenage Derek Jnr, Henry Hugman as Angus Boy, Samantha Swan as Dolly Girl, Richard Collins as Waiter, Clarence Dany as French Voice, Christian Ellis as Baby Derek, Connor Elmaloglou as Baby Derek, Daniel Luces as Baby Derek, Keenan Martin as Baby Derek, Jackson McDonnell as Baby Derek

… and greener… AND GREENER

Episode 2.18 (40)
March 30, 2003

Pete gives Sandra a brand new car. Sandra refuses to accept the gift, until a visit to the country helps her realise that Pete’s generosity is unconditional. John is won over by Pete. Infatuated with Mickey, Katy feels trapped in her relationship with Jason. Marissa tells Tom she refuses to be ordinary. Marissa attends a cattle call at a modelling agency.

Guest Starring: Lisa Van Der Veer as Simone Tyler, Alex Bias as Skid, Frances Imwold as Xanthe

More Things Than Heaven and Earth

Episode 2.19 (41)
April 06, 2003

Liz dreams of her father, Harry, then learns he’s on his death bed. Liz implores her sister Margaret to fly out from England. Satisfied that his two daughters are reunited, he dies peacefully. After an outpouring of anger and recrimination, Liz and Margaret make their peace. Mickey goes to visit Katy, behind Jason’s back.

Guest Starring: Jan Oxenbould as Betty Smallcock, Anne Looby as Margaret Milne, Don Reid as Harry Smallcock, Nicholas Hammond as Nigel Milne, Gabriella Maselli as Psychic Cynthia

A Tangled Web

Episode 2.20 (42)
April 13, 2003

Katy makes an excuse to get out of going to schoolies with Jason and Patch. While away, Jason sleeps with the fun loving Sylvana. Katy rejects Mickey out of loyalty to Jason. John and Liz’s attempts to prepare the locals for the launch of the book backfire. Sandra and Pete clash over his support of the book. Kim goes on ’Good Morning Warrigong’.

Guest Starring: Jan Oxenbould as Betty Smallcock, Anne Looby as Margaret Milne, Don Reid as Harry Smallcock, Nicholas Hammond as Nigel Milne, Gabriella Maselli as Psychic Cynthia

Cause and Effect

Episode 2.21 (43)
April 20, 2003

Cam and Kim discuss the ramifications of the book on ’Sunrise’. After Patch and Jason try to replicate the exploding cow trick on Bert’s prize bull, he threatens legal action. Jason confesses his infidelity to Katy, and learns that Mickey was seeing Katy. Pete’s mum tells Sandra she doesn’t approve of their relationship. Mickey kicks Tom and Marissa out of the house.

Guest Starring: Tina Bursill as Lucy Buckingham, Annie Byron as Lolly Hopkins, Carmen Duncan as Antonia Jones, Lynette Curran as Connie Linguini, Cornelia Francis as Janet Frawley, Jeannie Little as Herself, Kerri Eichorn as Suzy, Paula Goodman as Nicole, Christian Ellis as Little Derek, Connor Elmaloglou as Little Derek, Daniel Luces as Little Derek, Keenan Martin as Little Derek

Surfboards in the Roof

Episode 2.22 (44)
April 27, 2003

Marissa returns to Inverness with Tom, but turns down his marriage proposal — and the chance to audition for "Home and Away". Tom turns down Isabelle’s offer to reveal his father’s identity. Bert relives his yearning to be a surfer, and John fulfils his yearning to kick a winning goal. Katy decides to act on her yearning, and lands on Mickey’s doorstep.

Guest Starring: Annie Byron as Lolly Hopkins, Cornelia Francis as Janet Frawley, Ken Walsh as Geoff Hansen, Daniel Luces as Little Derek, Keenan Martin as Little Derek

The Trouble Is it’s Christmas

Episode 2.23 (45)
May 04, 2003

It’s one week till Christmas and everyone is under pressure. John must regain the support of the community and increase business at the neighbourhood centre. Eileen wants to raise money for the centre appeal. Jason is taking comfort in the bottle. Katy and Mickey want to make amends with Jason, so they can enjoy Christmas together. Sandra is determined to find the perfect gift for Pete’s Mum and Pip wants to rekindle her friendship with Nick. The strains of the festive season are brought into perspective when troubled farmer, Les Doyle, attempts suicide, despite John’s attempts to help him.

Guest Starring: Roy Billing as Eddie McGill, Annie Byron as Lolly Hopkins, Andrew Doyle as Les Doyle, Sam Hayden Smith as Eugene Thomas, Avigail Herman as Sunny Meadows, Ian Turpie as Rolan Fields, John McKenzie as Santa Claus, Andrea Zibell as Caf&eavute; Waitress, Keenan Martin as Little Derek, Jackson McDonnell as Little Derek

What A Difference A Year Makes

Episode 2.24 (46)
May 11, 2003

Liz tries hopelessly to keep her family together on Christmas Day. Sandra’s dream Christmas turns to a cynical nightmare at Pete’s mother’s. Pip and Cam are too cool for Christmas but succumb to traditional festivities when Nick and Shelley show up. Jason goes out depressed and comes home drunk creating comic chaos for Eileen and Derek’s plans — and everyone ends up at the neighbourhood centre, where the surprises just keep on coming.

Guest Starring: Steven Rooke as Nick Greenhill, Georgie Shew as Katy Turnbull, John Adam as Bryce Richards, Tina Bursill as Lucy Buckingham, Carman Duncan as Antonia Jones, Peter Collingwood as Dr Dalrymple, Andrew Doyle as Les Doyle, Marianne Howard as Angela Doyle, Bart John as Gregory Kind, Alexia Grace as Deb, Iva Merenda as Zelca, Connor Elmaloglou as Little Derek, Christian Ellis as Little Derek, Keenan Martin as Little Derek

Boxing Day

Episode 2.25 (47)
May 18, 2003

Tensions flare and old wounds are opened on Boxing Day. Pete and Sandra clash over his mother, Isabelle and Tom clash over his father, and Jason and Mickey clash over Katy.

Guest Starring: Ian Turpie as Rolan Fields, Bart John as Gregory Kind, May Lloyd as Josephine Kind, Taras Piper as Darren Kind, Corey Wakefield as Robbie Kind

5, 4, 3, 2, 1… HAPPY New Year

Episode 2.26 (48)
May 25, 2003

Sandra thinks her relationship with Pete may be over, Marissa suspects there may be more going on with Tom’s father than meets the eye and Katy is surprised when Mickey makes an offer regarding their future. Jason has certainly gone a little off the rails in recent times. But tired of being the family "dropkick", he resolves to turn over a new leaf. His first goal is realised when he lands a job — as an assistant to Derek Unn. But as Jason’s portrayer Daniel Bowden reveals, the character has a hidden agenda.

Guest Starring: Avigail Herman as Sunny Meadows, Bart John as Gregory Kind, May Lloyd as Josephine Kind, Ian Turpie as Rolan Fields, Luisa Hastings Edge as Raelene, Taras Piper as Richard Kind, Corey Wakefield as Robbie Kind

True Romance

Episode 2.27 (49)
June 01, 2003

Sparks fly at John’s marriage guidance seminar. Jason scores a win at the estate agency — at Marissa’s expense. Tom learns the shocking truth about Gregory Kind’s agenda. Is Pete cheating on Sandra?

Guest Starring: Annalise Braakenseik as Herself, Lynette Curran as Connie Linguini, Bart John as Gregory Kind, John Orcsik as Mario Linguini, Taras Piper as Darren Kind, Natalie Schmitt as Miranda, Anna Sofia-Lunoe as The Model

Future Shocks

Episode 2.28 (50, finale)
June 08, 2003

Tom’s world is rocked to its foundations with the results of a blood test. To tell or not to tell: Cam and Pip wrestle with the timebomb of Pete’s infidelity. Liz and John become sudden co-hosts of Good Morning Warrigong — with potentially life-changing repercussions.

Guest Starring: Peter Collingwood as Dr Dalrymple, Bart John as Gregory Kind, Stephen Leeder as Dr Reynolds, Taras Piper as Darren Kind, Fiona Press as Gillian James, Maria Venuti as Lorraine, Natalie Schmitt as Miranda, Mathew Edgerton as The Barman, Huw McKinnon as Jake, Tim Milner as The Stalker