Cops L.A.C.: episode guide


The Learning Curve

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Episode 1.01
Thursday, September 02, 2010 (8.30, Nine)
Ratings: 1.168 million viewers (4th)
Written by Tim Pye
Directed by Geoff Bennett

The detectives and uniformed cops of a busy Local Area Command uncover a daring homicide while investigating a car accident. Detectives Sam and Rhys devise a radical sting operation to catch a killer. On her first day in uniform, Priscilla's police career has an explosive start. L.A.C. boss Jack Finch needs all his diplomatic skills when the son of a US navy Admiral is arrested for drink driving and Graeme's life is changed forever after his retirement announcement.

Starring: Kate Ritchie, Martin Dingle Wall, Ria Vandervis, Tom O'Sullivan, Kelly Paterniti, Graeme Squires, Gary Sweet, Denise Roberts, Roy Billing, Damian de Montemas

Guest Starring: Silvia Colloca as Gabriella Harrison, Robert Taylor as Admiral Tom O'Neil, Aidan Gillett as Peter Hayes, Sophie Katanis as Therese Drake; Ivy Mak as Fran, Corey Page as Richard, Tim Pockock as Lance, Hayley Buckley as Zoe, Patrick Magee as Bag Snatcher, Dean Gould as Simon, Talayna Moana Nikora as Donna, Melissa Hanes as Ingrid, Ava Ghahreman as Baby Gina, Peter Overton as Newsreader
Stunt Performers: Jimmy Christensen, Ingrid Kleinig, Mark Duncan, Renee Bowen, Mark Le Cornu

Music: "Howlin' For You" performed by The Black Keys, "Eagle Rock" performed by Daddy Cool, "Boogie" performed by Uptown Funk Empire

Note: With an audience of 1.168 million viewers, the first episode of Cops L.A.C. ranks just ahead of the 2008 debut of Rush (1.161m), a series which Cops L.A.C. is scheduled against.

A Veil of Tears

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Episode 1.02
September 09, 2010
Ratings: 0.926 million viewers (11th)
Written by Tim Pye
Directed by Geoff Bennett

A routine police call-out turns to tragedy when a male stripper is murdered the day after an out-of-control hens night, and Roxanne is forced to give Dan a crash course in police discipline after Dan is nearly killed during an arrest.

Guest Starring: Natasha Cunningham as Michelle, Anya Beyersdorf as Skye Duncan, Megan Drury as Leigh, Jacinta Stapleton as Kate Nolan, Sophie Katanis as Therese Drake; Ivy Mak as Fran, Luke Cook as Brandon, Letitia Fitzpatrick as Taylor, Peter Carmody as Ernie, Daniel Lissing as Ryan, Nathanial Buzolic as Jahrryde, Simone Fleming as Greta, Neveen Hanna as ICU Nurse, Melissa Hanes as Ingrid
Stunt Performers: Jimmy Christensen, Ingrid Kleinig, Renee Bowen, Jackie Murray, Rea Grainger

Music: "Howlin' For You" performed by The Black Keys, "Prisoner of Society" performed by The Living End, "Close To You" performed by John Butler Trio

Running Scared

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Episode 1.03
September 16, 2010
Ratings: 0.787 million viewers (14th)
Written by Chris Hawkshaw
Directed by David Caesar

Roxanne's career is under threat when she is involved in the death of a suspect in an armed robbery, while Rhys and Sam investigate a violent robbery at a jewellery store and uncover a web of family intrigue and gang crime.

Guest Starring: Jonny Pasvolsky as Zac Butler, Matthew Boesenberg as Mark Mayfield, Andrew James, Christopher Morris as Terry Corbet, Sophie Katanis as Therese Drake; Ben Vigers as Karl, Lexi Freiman as Trudy, Maureen Green as Mrs Mayfield, Neveen Hanna as ICU Nurse, Chris Patton as Brian Mayfield, Greg Poppleton as Rory, John Callaghan as Len

Stunt Performers: Jimmy Christensen, Rea Grainger, Talayna Moana Nikora, Greg Robinson, Mark Duncan, Natalie Harris

Music: "Howlin' For You" performed by The Black Keys

I'll See You

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Episode 1.04
September 23, 2010
Ratings: 0.529 million viewers (22nd)
Written by Shelley Birse
Directed by David Caesar

When a body is found in a luxury apartment, the detectives suspect an identity-thief of murder and fraud. Sam fears for her career when her ex-boyfriend is released from prison and moves into the local area.

Guest Starring: Vince Colosimo as Det Dominic Salter, Jonny Pasvolsky as Zac Butler, Renai Caruso as Sonia Bolton, Sophie Katanis as Therese Drake; Ivy Mak as Fran, Ben Vigers as Karl, Kelly Butler as Annabel, Dane Carson, as Colin, Dallas Bigelow as Nicholas, Sara Grenfill as Glynnis, Cecilia Khoo as Doctor, Craig Wilkinson as Cameron, Melissa Hanes as Ingrid, Nevenn Hanna as ICU Nurse, Robbie Milloy as Bruno, Jess Oldfield as Young Lady, Ruby Kernaghan as Baby Nathan

Stunt Performers: Kim Fardy, Jackie Murray, Talayna Moana Nikora, Mark Duncan, Neal Horton

Music: "Howlin' For You" performed by The Black Keys, "Get It Back" performed by Johnny Got His Gun

Note: did not air in Melbourne on Sept 23

The Killer Wore Sneakers

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Episode 1.05
September 30, 2010
Ratings: 0.712 million viewers (17th)
Written by Andrew Kelly
Directed by Karl Zwicky

When the target of a police investigation is found murdered, Rhys and Sam uncover a web of diamond smuggling, infidelity and workplace corruption. Meanwhile, Priscilla is seduced into a dangerous relationship with an Iraq war veteran, and Finch demands results when a sting operation ends in disaster for the cops.

Guest Starring: Lisa Chappell as Justine Taylor, Salvatore Coco as William, Kate Fitzpatrick as Meg Sinclair, Peter Bensley, Sophie Katanis as Therese Drake; Ivy Mak as Fran, Ben Vigers as Karl, Wayne Bradley as Mick, David Woodley as Austen, Mirada O'Hare as Kaz, Monique Spanbrook as Remi, Ross Newton as Lionel, Peter Callan as Pike, Troy Harrison as Todd, Anthony Fountain as Auctioneer, Sharon Bailey as Nurse, Kelly Price as as Jelly Wrestler #1 Alissha Hyland as Jelly Wrestler #2, Rebecca Duncan as Lingerie Waitress #1, Victoria Allison as Lingerie Waitress #2

Stunt Performers: Jimmy Christiansen, Renee Bowen, Mark Duncan, Jackie Murray, Sharelle Star, Darko Tusken, Blake Lindsell, Dean Gould, Nigel Harbach, Leon Stripp, Kerry Vs Blakeman, Bernard Ledger

Music: na

Lost Girls

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Episode 1.06
October 07, 2010
Ratings: 0.645 million viewers (14th)
Written by Chris Hawkshaw
Directed by Karl Zwicky

Sam and Rhys discover a dead pimp and an underage prostitution racket while searching for a runaway teenager. Roxanne goes undercover on the streets of Kings Cross to locate a schoolgirl suspected of murder.

Guest Starring: Indiana Evans as Kylie Tremaine, Natasha Bassett as Brooke Lucas, Paul Gleeson as Ron Tremaine, Patrick Thompson as [Mr Lucas], Jonny Pasvolsky as Zac Butler, Sophie Katanis as Therese Drake; Ivy Mak as Fran, Wayne Bradley as Mick, Angela Kennedy as Carol, Simon Corfield as Leon, Laura Bunting as Cleo, Jessica Vaby as Bec, Ari Mattes as Arthur, Reg Wright as Ted, Michael Boyd as Groundsman, Russell Bregonis as Delivery Guy

Stunt Performers: Mark Duncan, Mike Duncan, Kim Fardy, Jackie Murray, Ingrid Kleinig, Ray Anthony, Bernard Ledger

Music: "Howlin' For You" performed by The Black Keys, "Shout Out" performed by Bertie Blackman

Killer Secret

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Episode 1.07
October 14, 2010 (8.30)
Ratings: 0.684 million viewers (13th)
Written by Tim Pye & Lesley Lewis
Directed by Geoff Bennett

Sam and Rhys suspect an armed robber of a revenge killing, but the investigation takes a surprise turn when the murder weapon is discovered. Priscilla fears for her career after an embarrassing mistake at a crime scene.

Guest Starring: Lauren Richardson as Sally Hewson, Andrew Hazzard as Jamie Hewson, Drayton Morley as Dion Hanna, Sophie Katanis as Therese Drake; Ivy Mak as Fran, Wayne Bradley as Mick, John O'Hare as Matthew, Patricia Templeton as Judith, Cody Kaye as Glen, Melissa Hanes as Ingrid, Neveen Hanna as Nurse Yvonne, Jules Walsh as Tammie, Shane Davidson as Publican, Andrew Greig as Rick, Rachel Chesham as Female SOCO, Gregory Dias as Shop Assistant, Hieu Phan as Vinnie, Carly O'Connor as Lead Dancer, Jordan Pollard as Jamie Dance Double, Amy Van De Wetering as Sally Dance Double

Stunt Performers: Jimmy Christiansen, Ingrid Kleinig

Music: "Howlin' For You" performed by The Black Keys, "Fiesta Forever" written by B. Gleddon/K. Loy, "Vivo En El Monte" performed by Papi Oviedo & Sus Soneros

Blood Types

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Episode 1.08
October 21, 2010 (9.30)
Ratings: 0.487 million viewers (23rd)
Written by Chris Hawkshaw
Directed by Geoff Bennett

When a man is found with a stake through his heart, the detectives investigate the world of suburban vampires. It's assessment time for the probationary constables and Priscilla and Dan will do anything to pass. Tragedy strikes the L.A.C when one of the team is shot during a brawl in a local cemetery.

Guest Starring: Jessica Tovey as Tash, Abi Tucker as Nina Blunt / Amanda Hodge, David Baldwin as Tony Castro, Martin Vaughan as Tim, Jonny Pasvolsky as Zac Butler, Emily Stewart as April Pierce, Sophie Katanis as Therese Drake; Ivy Mak as Fran, Wayne Bradley as Mick, Lisa Peers as Kirsten, Lachlan Judd as Rosco, Peter Maple as Justin, Nick Maricic as Warwick, Ellen Grimshaw as Alicia Dominic Furber as Curtis, Josh Crossan as Luke, Jake Hawat as Max, Ben Connolly as Shop Guy, Kimberly Booth-Jones as Chemist Shop Assistant, Will Ward as Truck Driver, Jennifer Westrup as Rita

Stunt Performers: Jimmy Christiansen, Mike Duncan, Blake Lindsell, Ben Toyer

Music: "Howlin' For You" performed by The Black Keys, "Feelings of Grief" performed by Paul Kelly

Old Love

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Episode 1.09
October 28, 2010 (9.30)
Ratings: 0.560 million viewers (21st)
Written by Matt Ford
Directed by Arnie Custo

When a local teacher is killed, the detectives are convinced a notorious standover man is responsible. Nathan questions his judgement as he struggles to deal with the impact of killing a homeless man.

Guest Starring: Jonny Pasvolsky as Zac Butler, Zoe Carides as Alison Bristow, Jeremy Lindsay Taylor as Daker Simms, John Atkinson as Mr Timoshenko, Jasmine Stephens as Nikki; Ivy Mak as Fran, Wayne Bradley as Mick, Lisa Peers as Kristen, Candice Storey as Polly, Martin Blum as Stewart, Ben Brock as Kobie, Greg Locke as Police Instructor, David O'Donnell as Jasper, Caroline Paidasch as Lilian, Dominic Stone as Minister, Danielle Nuss as Mrs Gazelle, Melissa Hanes as Ingrid, Heidi Houghting as Woman

Stunt Performers: Leon Stripp, Paul Phillips, Renee Bowen, Brett Sheerin, Nigel Harbach, Mark Duncan, Mike Duncan

Music: "Howlin' For You" performed by The Black Keys, "Boogie" performed by Uptown Funk Empire, "Social Currency" performed by Children Collide, "From The Sea" performed by Eskimo Joe, "Moments We Breathe" performed by Bonjah

Ghost House

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Episode 1.10
November 04, 2010 (9.30)
Ratings: 0.599 million viewers (20th)
Written by Andrew Kelly
Directed by Arnie Custo

Roxanne and Dan make a gruesome discovery at a derelict house used for ghost-spotting tours. Sam is forced to admit her true feelings for her jailbird ex, Zac Butler. Graeme's life changes forever when a hit-and-run victim dies.

Guest Starring: Jonny Pasvolsky as Zac Butler, Lisa Peers as Kirsten, Matt Le Nevez as Ben Ellis, Paul Pantano as Rollie Tyler, Brett Climo as Dave, Kate Fitzpatrick as Meg Sinclair; Ivy Mak as Fran, Melissa Hanes as Ingrid, Melanie Vallejo, et al

Stunt Performers: na

Music: na

Illegal Dumping

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Episode 1.11
November 04, 2010 (10.30)
Ratings: 0.410 million viewers (31st)
Written by Drew Proffitt
Directed by Karl Zwicky

Sam and Rhys investigate the murder of a vet with an elaborate double-life as a swinger. Priscilla reunites a missing person with his brother, with surprising results. Sam's romantic plans with Zac are thrown into disarray by an unexpected proposal.

Guest Starring: Jonny Pasvolsky as Zac Butler, Simon Lyndon as Cameron, Daniel Roberts as Brett, Jessica Napier as Natalie; Ben Vigers as Karl, Wayne Bradley as Mick, Don Halbert as Aaron, Cooper George Amai as Antony, Sam Lyndon as Declan, Holly Austin as Joanne, Sophie Hensser as Karen, Petra Yared as Marielle, Meg McIntosh as Miranda, Andrew Phillips as Neil, Gulliver Page as Shane

Stunt Performers: Zuzi Fort, Aston Crabtree

Music: "Howlin' For You" performed by The Black Keys, "Break It" performed by Pty Ltd, "The Losing Love" performed by Kneel Mason

Ladies Night

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Episode 1.12 (9.30)
November 11, 2010
Ratings: 0.589 million viewers (22nd)
Written by Chris Hawkshaw
Directed by Karl Zwicky

Nathan and Priscilla are stuck in a house booby-trapped with elaborate home-made explosives. A dispute over a winning lottery ticket helps the detectives solve the murder of a cross-dresser.

Guest Starring: Jonny Pasvolsky as Zac Butler, Matthew Holmes as Ian Lothar, Luke Pegler as Brad Chandler, Lucy Bell, Laurie Foell as Gillian Lothar; Ben Vigers as Karl, Wayne Bradley as Mick, Doug Conroy as Ambo, et al

Stunt Performers: na

Music: na

Life is a Rodio

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Episode 1.13 (10.30, finale)
November 11, 2010
Ratings: 0.440 million viewers (27th)
Written by Tim Pye
Directed by David Caesar

The cops investigate a gang of ram-raiders they suspect of planning a multi-million dollar heist. Rhys suspects Sam's boyfriend of being the mastermind behind a deadly criminal conspiracy.

Guest Starring: Jonny Pasvolsky as Zac Butler, Kate Fitzpatrick as Meg Sinclair; Ivy Mak as Fran, Tabrett Bethel as Eve Louizos, Valentino del Toro as Roman Louizos, Kaitlyn Cox as Woodman, James Pope as Corey, Philip Patrridge as Matt, Sharon Millerchip as Fiona, Nick Curnow as Andy, Samantha Elliott as Kid #1, Kristo Langker as Kid #2, Kase Nayel as Federal Police Officer

Stunt Performers: Jimmy Christiansen, Kim Fardy, Natalie Harris, Mike Duncan, Andrew Beattie, Mick Hodge, Jackie Murray, Steve Morris, Neal Horton

Music: "Howlin' For You" performed by The Black Keys, "Sinking Like Stone" performed by Blackchords