Drop Dead Weird: episode guide

Series 1 | Series 2

Mixed Messages

Episode 2.01
Written by Warren Coleman & Stephen Abbott
Directed by Justin Schneider, Declan Recks

When Bunni thinks she has the Champs cornered once and for all, Lulu takes a bold risk to save the day.

Starring: Sofia Nolan as Lulu, Jack Riley as Bruce, Adele Cosentino as Frankie, Mandy Bishop as Mum, David Collins as Dad, Pauline McLynn as Bunni, Maelíosa Stafford as Grandad, David Rawle as Dermot, Lucy Maher as Aisling, Daisy as Fluff

Guest Cast: Kevin MacIsaac as Garda Mallard

You Say Potato

Episode 2.02
W: Tadhg Mac Dhonnagáin
D: Justin Schneider, Declan Recks

As Grandad sets out to celebrate the wonder of potatoes, and Bunni wonders how he could dare to trespass on the heritage of her Shanahan ancestors, Bruce finds a new way to achive global fame - even if it means spilling the beans on his family.

Guest Cast: Ely Solan as Rory

National Treasure

Episode 2.03
W: Greg Ó Braonáin
D: Justin Schneider, Declan Recks

When a greedy treasure hunting guest inflames the rivalry between Bunni and Grandad, Dermot and Lulu are dragged into the conflict, forcing them to broker an uneasy peace to save their friendship, while Frankie helps the Ghost Pirate save his treasure.

Guest Cast: Sam Haft as Burke O’Malley, Paul Livingston as Ghost Pirate

The Corpse Bug

Episode 2.04
W: Paul Livingston
D: Justin Schneider, Declan Recks

The Champ clan lock horns with school prinicpal Bunni Shanahan after a suspicious outbreak of Corpse Bugs in the B&B.

Guest Cast: Paul Livingston as Ghost Pirate

One Sweet Kiss

Episode 2.05
W: Greg Ó Braonáin
D: Justin Schneider, Declan Recks

When Lulu and Dermot join forces with Aisling to help her get a kiss from the boy of her dreams, they find out they make a pretty good team.

Guest Cast: Glen Nee as Ronan

The Grande Séance

Episode 2.06
W: Hannah Fitzpatrick
D: Justin Schneider, Declan Recks

As Aisling plans the perfect movie night to get Lulu and Dermot together, Frankie turns to the supernatural to fix her zombie parents.

Guest Cast: ?

Shazza Q

Episode 2.07
W: Paul Livingston
D: Justin Schneider

An old friend arrives from Australia, but sometimes a friend can seem like a stranger.

Guest Cast: Charlotte Biggins as Shazza-Q

Feast or Famine

Episode 2.08
W: Pauline McLynn
D: Justin Schneider, Declan Recks

Lulu decides to do a 40 Hour Fast to raise funds to counteract world hunger.

Guest Cast: Patrick Jhanur as Ozzie

Driving Miss Lulu

Episode 2.09
W: Steve Abbott & Warren Coleman
D: Justin Schneider, Declan Recks

When Lulu wants to learn to drive to win a bet with Dermot, Grandad's unconventional teaching methods get her there.

Guest Cast: Ely Solan as Rory

Love Is In The Air

Episode 2.10
W: Joel Slack-Smith
D: Justin Schneider, Declan Recks

Grandad enters the wedding chapel business to make money.

Guest Cast: none

Winners Take It All

Episode 2.11
W: Richie Conroy
D: Justin Schneider, Declan Recks

When Lulu learns that Tubbershandy have an excellent chance of winning 'Brainmaster' (the national competition for clever students) she must do everything in her power to ensure that Tubbershandy doesn't win. Bruce challenges Frankie and Grandad to see who can go the longest without talking.

Guest Cast: Ely Solan as Rory, Annie Byron as Elderly Guest, Sally Browning as Female Guest, Ronan Mitchell as Quizmaster [v/o]

Note: series' co-creator Sally Browning appears as a B&B guest

The Cold War

Episode 2.12
W: Eimear Ní Choistealbha
D: Justin Schneider, Declan Recks

Dermot betrays Lulu and sides with his mother and the star crossed lovers have a huge argument.

Guest Cast: Ely Solan as Rory

Project Z

Episode 2.13
W: Hannah Fitzpatrick
D: Justin Schneider, Declan Recks

When Project Z becomes a huge success, and draws the attention of a television producer, Bruce must decide where his priorities lie: with his family or his fame.

Guest Cast: Xenia Starr as Sharni, Paul Livingston as Ghost Pirate

Ted.E.Bear

Episode 2.14
W: Tadhg Mac Dhonnagáin
D: Justin Schneider, Declan Recks

When Lulu's Gran in Australia sends her a long-lost teddy, Aisling sees an opportunity to make Dermot jealous by promoting the teddy into Ted, a rival love interest. Meanwhile, Frankie makes a discovery which could hold the answer to the zombie curse.

Guest Cast: Ely Solan as Rory

Dad's Old Mate

Episode 2.15
W: Richie Conroy
D: ?

When Mum and Dad's friend Pete arrives unexpectedly from Australia it's not the only unexpected thing to happen; Bunni falls for him — hook, line and sinker!

Guest Cast: Jon Sivewright as Uncle Peter, Ely Solan as Rory, Sally Browning as Weary [v/o]

Fergus For Mayor

Episode 2.16
W: Greg Ó Braonáin
D: Danny Raco, Declan Recks

When Bunni fudges the election by-laws to retain control of the local council by standing Dermot for mayor, Grandad retaliates by running Dad, forcing all the kids into tangled webs of deceit to save friendships, the town of Tubbershandy, and most importantly, the family secret.

Guest Cast: Rod Goodall as Bláth St. John De Rossa

Resistance is Futile

Episode 2.17
W: Eimear Ní Choistealbha
D: Danny Raco

Frankie thinks she has hit upon a cure for the zombie virus, but instead ends up making mum and dad worse, and turns Bunni, Aisling and the villagers into a zombie-like mob.

Guest Cast: None

Time Travel

Episode 2.18
W: Greg Ó Braonáin
D: Danny Raco, Declan Recks

Frustrated with her failure to cure Mum and Dad, Frankie decides to travel back in time looking for answers, and nearly gets stuck there. Meanwhile, Aisling plots to help Lulu get her first kiss with Dermot, but it doesn't go to plan.

Guest Cast: None

The Grass Is Greener

Episode 2.19
W: Pauline McLynn, Greg Ó Braonáin
D: Danny Raco, Declan Recks

Frankie, frustrated by her family's boredom with her scientific endeavours, is happy about the arrival of a mega-intelligent couple at the hotel. But when the two scientists try to take Frankie away, the Champs learn that love and family are the most important things in life.

Guest Cast: Shane Withington as Wilmot Fogle, Anne Tenney as Arminta Fogle, Eaghan Ó Riada as News Reader VO

Note: real life couple Shane Withington and Anne Tenney appeared previously in episode 1.06 as a pair of artists

Dermo Without A Cause

Episode 2.20
W: Tadhg Mac Dhonnagáin
D: Danny Raco, Declan Recks

Tired of his mother's overbearing ways, Dermot reinvents a new, rebellious persona for himself, which catches the attention of Lulu. But will he really go ahead and get a big tattoo to show he's serious?

Guest Cast: None

Freaky Friday

Episode 2.21
W: Joel Slack-Smith
D: Danny Raco

Hoping to learn more about the zombie condition, Frankie invents a device which lets her swap bodies with Mum. But a power surge causes problems. Frankie's Empathy Transference Machine becomes too effective, and as a result people are swapping bodies all over the B&B.

Guest Cast: Scott Lee as Handsome Male Guest

Which Witch?

Episode 2.22
W: Eimear Ní Choistealbha
D: Danny Raco, Declan Recks

Bunni concludes that Mum is a witch and organises a bogus event in the B&B to expose her. Overcoming great difficulties, Bunni names Maggie a witch but the tables turn and she is the one branded a witch. She just about escapes with her life.

Guest Cast: Cathy Burnside as Tubbershandian, Shane Dunne as Tubbershandian, Savannah Sissons as Tubbershandian

Haunted Hotel

Episode 2.23
W: Tadhg Mac Dhonnagáin
D: Danny Raco, Declan Recks

Bunni thinks she's got the Champs cornered when the TV show "Europe's Most Haunted Hotel" comes to film in the B&B. Can the Champs survive a team of crack TV ghost hunters?

Guest Cast: Paul Livingston as Ghost Pirate, Catherine Moore as Lenuta, Phillipa Northeast as Astrid, Jake Speer as Nigel, Teejay Ryan as Security Man

Tubbershandy Cowboy

Episode 2.24
W: Paul Livingston
D: Danny Raco

Dermot falls asleep while watching a Western. He dreams of his friends, but they have all transformed into characters in a nightmarish Western drama.

Guest Cast: David Rawle as Snowy [v/o]

Date Night

Episode 2.25
W: Greg Ó Braonáin
D: Danny Raco, Declan Recks

Lulu decides it's do or die at the school dance. If Dermot doesn't kiss her, she'll kiss him. Meanwhile Frankie discovers she must cure Mum and Dad, before they transform fully into flesh eating zombies, on the approaching super, blue, blood moon.

Guest Cast: None

Dun Dun Done!

Episode 2.26
W: Steve Abbott, Warren Coleman
D: Danny Raco, Declan Recks

After nearly two years of research and experimentation, Frankie thinks she has finally cracked the secret to reverting Mum and Dad's zombiism. But when a freak supernatural occurrence gives Frankie a three minute window to return Mum and Dad to normal, it seems everything conspires to get in the Champ's way.

Guest Cast: Kevin MacIsaac as Garda Mallard, Paul Livingston as Ghost Pirate, Cathy Burnside as Mrs O’Reilly