House Husbands: episode guide

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Episode 3.1 (24)

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Monday, June 09, 2014
Ratings: 891,000 viewers (10th)
Written by Ellie Beaumont
Directed by Grant Brown

A year has passed and much has changed in the House Husbands world. Lewis and Justin have their own handyman business, Mark's gone solo with a new People Management business, and Kane's Pies has reached peak capacity. But all it takes is one drunken night for the guys' lives to spin off in a new direction when they wake up to discover they've bought a pub. Convincing their partners it's a great idea is the least of their problems as secrets are brought to light from Lewis' past which push his marriage to breaking point. Meanwhile, Mark and Abi are delighted to have a new family member — a baby girl — the only problem is they can't agree on a name for her.

Starring: Firass Dirani as Justin, Gyton Grantley as Kane, Rhys Muldoon as Mark, Gary Sweet as Lewis, Anna McGahan as Lucy, Julia Morris as Gemma, Natalie Saleeba as Abi

With: Georgia Flood as Phoebe, Ben Schumann as Ryan, Lincoln Lewis as Ned, Louise Siversen as Miss Looby, Lily Jones as Poppy, Edwina Royce as Stella, Madison Torres-Day as Tilda, Riley Webb as Zac, Fletcher Grant as Jacob, Ben Crundwell as Finn, Allegra Volange as Angie; Mikayla Mitchell, Miller Shannon, Nina Tagarelli & Olivia Reynolds as Mildred/Sophie; Nedrick & Griffyn Airey as Jem; Helen Dallimore as Gaby, Anthony Ahern as Shawn, Lachlan MacDonald as Gerry, Lulu McClatchy as Kat, Melanie Hillman as Melissa, Tim Potter as Nelson, Chris Weir as Thug #1, Nathan Rocks as Thug #2, Nathaniel Kelly as Thug #3, Chris Gray as Mark Picture Double

Changes: Rachel Griffiths, Lincoln Lewis and Darren McMullen join the cast; Tim Campbell exits (Tom is "training overseas"); Fletcher Grant replaces Mattea Annette as Justin's son Jacob and Allegra Volange takes over as his daughter, Angie, while Nedrick & Griffyn Airey now play Phoebe's daughter Jem

Episode 3.2 (25)

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Monday, June 16, 2014
Ratings: 935,000 viewers (9th)
Written by Tim Pye
Directed by Grant Brown

Gemma's attempt to host a family reunion backfires when Lewis and Ned skip dinner to attend to a "business" matter. The men become embroiled in a crazy night involving a fight, scotch, onesies and a late night swim. Lewis' failure to return home places pressure on his marriage and causes the House Husbands community to question Ned's intentions. Can Ned be trusted? Meanwhile, Kane receives some devastating news, placing his future involvement with the pub in doubt.

Starring: Firass Dirani as Justin, Gyton Grantley as Kane, Rhys Muldoon as Mark, Gary Sweet as Lewis, Anna McGahan as Lucy, Julia Morris as Gemma, Natalie Saleeba as Abi, Rachel Griffiths as Belle

With: Georgia Flood as Phoebe, Ben Schumann as Ryan, Lincoln Lewis as Ned, Louise Siversen as Miss Looby, Lily Jones as Poppy, Edwina Royce as Stella, Madison Torres-Day as Tilda, Riley Webb as Zac, Fletcher Grant as Jacob, Ben Crundwell as Finn, Allegra Volange as Angie; Mikayla Mitchell, Miller Shannon, Nina Tagarelli & Olivia Reynolds as Mildred/Sophie; Nedrick & Griffyn Airey as Jem; Helen Dallimore as Gaby, Alistair Frearson as Leo, Anthony Ahern as Shawn, Lulu McClatchy as Kat, Kate McLennan as Skye, Tyson Holopainen as Young Guy, Dennis Manahan as Conveyancer

Episode 3.3 (26)

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Sunday, June 22, 2014
Ratings: 765,000 viewers (12th)
Written by Fin Edquist
Directed by Geoff Bennett

Lewis' first wife Belle has arrived in town and makes an instant impression. Lewis' initial warning to Gemma about his ex-wife's meddling ways falls on deaf ears. However, when Belle questions if Lucy has made the right decision moving in with Justin, it seems Lewis may be right. Meanwhile, the House Husbands start a footy team to help Justin deal with Zac's unexpected school bully. When Lucy receives an enticing overseas job offer she's forced to choose between a glamorous career and domestic chaos. Will Lucy leave or is she ready to be a mum?

With: Georgia Flood as Phoebe, Ben Schumann as Ryan, Lincoln Lewis as Ned, Louise Siversen as Miss Looby, Lily Jones as Poppy, Edwina Royce as Stella, Madison Torres-Day as Tilda, Riley Webb as Zac, Fletcher Grant as Jacob, Ben Crundwell as Finn, Allegra Volange as Angie, Helen Dallimore as Gaby, Clayton Watson as Charlie, Katy Warner as Nina, Chris Gray as Mark Stunt Double

Episode 3.4 (27)

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Sunday, June 29, 2014
Ratings: 914,000 viewers (7th)
Written by Ellie Beaumont
Directed by Geoff Bennett

Since Gemma accidentally pushed her off a swing, Lewis' ex-wife Belle is now recuperating in the Crabb house, making for some very interesting family dynamics. But when Gemma catches Belle trying to steal Abi as a best friend all bets are off. Meanwhile, Lewis and Belle's househunting turns into a trip down memory lane and old feelings are rekindled. When Abi fires Phoebe as their nanny it seems Mark's attempts to work from home might be scuppered, until Phoebe saves his business in an entirely unexpected way.

With: Georgia Flood as Phoebe, Ben Schumann as Ryan, Lily Jones as Poppy, Edwina Royce as Stella, Madison Torres-Day as Tilda, Riley Webb as Zac, Fletcher Grant as Jacob, Ben Crundwell as Finn, Allegra Volange as Angie, Mikayla Mitchell, Miller Shannon, Nina Tagarelli & Olivia Reynolds as Sophie; Nedrick & Griffyn Airey as Jem; Orpheus Pledger as Ian, Lachlan MacDonald as Gerry, Petra Yared as Elissa, Julia Greenham as Lara Horton, Ryder Sotiroudis as Toddler Horton, Chris Lavery as Parking Inspector, Kenda Abay as Mrs Reed, Joseph Carpararo as Man in Street

Episode 3.5 (28)

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Sunday, July 06, 2014
Ratings: 754,000 viewers (11th)
Written by Keith Thompson
Directed by Ian Watson

The case of a seriously ill baby at the hospital prompts Abi to pull Sophie out of daycare, and inadvertently leads to an "incident" at school in which several children are injured. Unfortunately for the House Husbands, one of the injured children is the daughter of Will Stevens — the head of the school Fundraising Committee — who had agreed to host a function at the pub but promptly cancels. Suddenly the pub's business is suffering thanks to its association with Abi, leading to friction between the House Husbands and the possibility the pub might be forced to close. That's when Will Stevens reveals his true colours — swooping in to try to buy the pub. Will the House Husbands be forced to sell? And how will Kane react to a very different and unexpected proposition?

With: Ben Schumann as Ryan, Louise Siversen as Miss Looby, Ryan Johnson as Will, Adrienne Pickering as Layla, Lily Jones as Poppy, Edwina Royce as Stella, Madison Torres-Day as Tilda, Riley Webb as Zac, Fletcher Grant as Jacob, Ben Crundwell as Finn; Mikayla Mitchell, Miller Shannon, Nina Tagarelli & Olivia Reynolds as Sophie; Allegra Volange as Angie, Abi Bradford as Lily, Emma De Clario as Jasmine, Lachlan MacDonald as Gerry, Cooper Zac McAteer & Griffin Broadbent as Mitchell, Brady Pensa as Boy #1, Angela Maddison as Mum #1, Trent Huen as Pediatrician, Alistair Trapnell as Injured Basketball Player

Episode 3.6 (29)

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Sunday, July 13, 2014
Ratings: 787,000 viewers (13th)
Written by Tim Pye
Directed by Ian Watson

Gemma struggles with jealousy when Lewis and his ex-wife Belle head off on a roadtrip to find their long-lost son Ned. Kane is put in a difficult position when Will (who the other House Husbands now really dislike) asks him to provide the party entertainment at his daughter's birthday, and then asks him on a date. After a series of misadventures on the road, Lewis and Belle are brought closer together. Their long-buried feelings for one another lead to a moment which will send shockwaves through the House Husbands community, and could lead to the death of one of our favourite characters.

With: Ben Schumann as Ryan, Louise Siversen as Miss Looby, Ryan Johnson as Will, Lily Jones as Poppy, Edwina Royce as Stella, Madison Torres-Day as Tilda, Riley Webb as Zac, Fletcher Grant as Jacob, Ben Crundwell as Finn; Mikayla Mitchell, Miller Shannon, Nina Tagarelli, Olivia Reynolds & Lana Jovanovic as Sophie; Abi Bradford as Lily, Danielle Horvat as Frankie, Zac Mineo as Sam, Chloe Lisa Guymer as Sylvie, Lachlan MacDonald as Gerry, Keir Saltmarsh as Cop, Barry Mitchell as Good Samaritan, Anthony Greaves as Vet, Jahnae Parrish as Female Patient, Brendan Roberts as Patient #1, Ben Willis as Mac, Julija Kinghorn as Mum Passerby, Szumai Anderson as Belle/Frankie Driving Double

Episode 3.7 (30)

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Sunday, July 20, 2014
Ratings: 1.169m viewers (13th)
Written by Ellie Beaumont
Directed by Lynn-Maree Danzey

After his heart attack, Lewis is stuck with the question of whether to come clean to Gemma about his infidelity with Belle, even as Justin takes steps to make sure Gemma never need find out. Lewis must also face Belle, who lets him know in no uncertain terms she wants him back. Meanwhile, when Miss Looby suspends Poppy, Abi retaliates by withdrawing her from Nepean South altogether. With Mark and Abi needing a reference for Poppy for a new school, Miss Looby takes advantage of the situation: she'll provide a reference if Kane goes on a date with her weird nephew, Alex the school librarian. Kane "takes one for the team" and scores the date from hell. Abi must choose between her loyalty to Gemma and Poppy's education when Belle organizes a place for Poppy in a prestigious private school, just as Abi finds out about her tryst with Lewis. Ultimately the House Husbands get tired of covering, and challenge Lewis to come clean to Gemma. But will this mean the end of his marriage?

With: Ben Schumann as Ryan, Louise Siversen as Miss Looby, Ryan Johnson as Will, Darren McMullen as Alex, Lily Jones as Poppy, Edwina Royce as Stella, Madison Torres-Day as Tilda, Riley Webb as Zac, Fletcher Grant as Jacob, Ben Crundwell as Finn; Mikayla Mitchell, Miller Shannon, Nina Tagarelli, Olivia Reynolds & Lana Jovanovic as Sophie; Ben Willis as Mac, Samantha Morley as Mrs. Charlton, Briony Williams, et al

Episode 3.8 (31)

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Monday, August 04, 2014
Ratings: 954,000 viewers (8th)
Written by Fin Edquist
Directed by Lynn-Maree Danzey

Following the devastating revelations of Lewis' infidelity with Belle, Gemma struggles with how to tell Tilda about why Lewis is no longer in the house. For his part, Lewis is determined to get back home before they need to tell Tilda anything. The situation is complicated when Ned reappears saying he wants to reconnect with Lucy. But Justin's suspicions are aroused when it turns out Ned actually wants Lucy to act as his lawyer in a criminal case against him. Meanwhile, Kane is receiving mysterious coded letters in the post, and in trying to extricate himself from an unwanted admirer, ends up finding himself mistakenly "in a relationship" on social media. Mark and Abi do their best not to get involved in Lewis and Gemma's marital problems — but can't help themselves. Finally, a touching gesture from Lewis leads to Gemma thawing towards him, it seems like the two could be getting back on track — until a misjudged decision in a House Husbands community game of charades brings them all crashing back to reality. Gemma demands a divorce. It could really be over for them.

With: Ben Schumann as Ryan, Lincoln Lewis as Ned, Louise Siversen as Miss Looby, Ryan Johnson as Will, Darren McMullen as Alex, Lily Jones as Poppy, Edwina Royce as Stella, Madison Torres-Day as Tilda, Riley Webb as Zac, Fletcher Grant as Jacob, Ben Crundwell as Finn, Allegra Volange as Angie; Mikayla Mitchell, Miller Shannon, Nina Tagarelli & Olivia Reynolds as Sophie; Helen Dallimore as Gaby, Abi Bradford as Lily, Cicely Slape as Jane Doe, Mark Dickinson as Daniel, Craig Irons as Rowan, Anthony Ahern as Shawn, Adam May as Phillip Beale

Episode 3.9 (32)

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Monday, August 11, 2014
Ratings: 902,000 viewers (9th)
Written by Timothy Lee
Directed by Geoff Bennett

After Lewis and Ned's drunken misbehaviour turns The Mill into a pub with no beer, Justin becomes certain Ned is a bad influence. The three go on a quest to source more beer, leading to an enticing proposition which could solve all their problems — or wind them up in jail. Meanwhile, Lewis' bad behaviour also threatens to completely end his marriage after talk of divorce leads him to steal one of Gemma's vases. Phoebe returns from having been on tour to find the Crabb family home shattered by Lewis' infidelity. She makes the snap decision to move out — leading Gemma to question whether her refusal to forgive Lewis is worth losing the entire family unit for. Kane's budding relationship with Will is nearly over before it starts after a Pupil Free Day sees their first date crashed by the kids. And Lucy's desperation to get a new job leads to Justin's kids' lives being put at risk. Will he ever be able to forgive her?

With: Georgia Flood as Phoebe, Ben Schumann as Ryan, Lincoln Lewis as Ned, Louise Siversen as Miss Looby, Ryan Johnson as Will, Edwina Royce as Stella, Madison Torres-Day as Tilda, Riley Webb as Zac, Fletcher Grant as Jacob, Ben Crundwell as Finn, Allegra Volange as Angie; Nedrick & Griffyn Airey as Jem; Abi Bradford as Lily, Matt Dyktynski as Rodge, Lucas Ivkovic as Caleb, Scott Parmeter as Grant Frampton, James Schaw as Sergeant Herbert, Joanne Booth as Shirene

Episode 3.10 (33)

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Monday, August 18, 2014
Ratings: 966,000 viewers (8th)
Written by Tim Pye
Directed by Geoff Bennett

Despite Justin's marriage proposal, Lucy can't get over the guilt of having endangered the kids. And she hates her new job. So when a crazy night out with Ned leads to the opportunity to travel the world, she is sorely tempted. But can she bring herself to leave Justin and the kids? Meanwhile, Gemma is struggling with the realities of an imminent divorce, just as Lewis goes on a drug trial for his heart, the side effects of which lead him to behave in maddening and hilarious ways, including giving a heartfelt public speech at the school play which just might save their marriage. And Mark and Abi enjoy the perks of Poppy's new posh school when they're invited to dinner by the wealthy parents of Poppy's new friend. This leads to them being "given" a housekeeper and opening up a lucrative business opportunity for Mark. Finally, Justin and Lucy agree the best thing is for her to go and see the world. But could this be goodbye forever?

With: Georgia Flood as Phoebe, Ben Schumann as Ryan, Lincoln Lewis as Ned, Louise Siversen as Miss Looby, Ryan Johnson as Will, Lily Jones as Poppy, Edwina Royce as Stella, Madison Torres-Day as Tilda, Riley Webb as Zac, Fletcher Grant as Jacob, Ben Crundwell as Finn, Allegra Volange as Angie; Miller Shannon & Nina Tagarelli as Sophie; Nedrick & Griffyn Airey as Jem; Abi Bradford as Lily, Andrew Blackman as Hugh, Suey Cooper as Kate, Scarlett Peppard as Zoe, Alex McTavish as Charlotte, Scott Parmeter as Grant Frampton, Irene Gomez as Kim, Brett Anderson as Lewis Driving Double, Chris Weir as Ned Driving Double, Jacqueline Geelan as Gemma Riding Double

Episode 3.11 (34)

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Monday, August 25, 2014
Ratings: 928,000 viewers (8th)
Written by Fin Edquist
Directed by Karl Zwicky

The House Husbands risk losing the Pub and must face the Licensing Commission to plead their case. Meanwhile, when Damo takes Gemma away on a yoga retreat, territorial Lewis decides to crash the party. Lewis also lands in Kane's bad books after accusing Will of sabotaging the pub, leading to Kane quitting the pub and agreeing to move in with Will. Mark's Schnapps cards are finally a hit but he's not seeing the profits, meaning Abi's still doing the financial heavy lifting. But when Abi is injured by a violent patient at hospital, concerned Mark prioritises his family and his marketing business. Kane is heartbroken when the truth finally comes out — Will has indeed been sabotaging The Mill. And thanks to Mark attending a boozy marketing lunch, the Commission hearing is jeopardized. The House Husbands could lose their dream of owning a pub forever. Meanwhile, Phoebe and Ryan secretly elope

With: Georgia Flood as Phoebe, Ben Schumann as Ryan, Lincoln Lewis as Ned, Ryan Johnson as Will, Geraldine Turner as Wendy, Craig McLachlan as Damo, Lily Jones as Poppy, Edwina Royce as Stella, Madison Torres-Day as Tilda, Riley Webb as Zac, Fletcher Grant as Jacob, Ben Crundwell as Finn, Miller Shannon & Nina Tagarelli as Sophie; Nedrick & Griffyn Airey as Jem; Abi Bradford as Lily, Andrew Blackman as Hugh, James Shaw as Sergeant Herbert, Arielle O'Neill as Michelle, Szumai Anderson as Gemma Driving Double, Sebastian Ellis as Fighting Kid #1, Jade Declase as Fighting Kid #2, Antonia Vekic as Parent #1, Felicity Cartright as Parent #2

Episode 3.12 (35)

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Monday, September 01, 2014
Ratings: 1.079 million viewers (8th)
Written by Tim Pye
Directed by Karl Zwickey

The House Husbands risk losing the Pub and must face the Licensing Commission to plead their case. Meanwhile, when Damo takes Gemma away on a yoga retreat, territorial Lewis decides to crash the party. Lewis also lands in Kane's bad books after accusing Will of sabotaging the pub, leading to Kane quitting the pub and agreeing to move in with Will. Mark's Schnapps cards are finally a hit but he's not seeing the profits, meaning Abi's still doing the financial heavy lifting. But when Abi is injured by a violent patient at hospital, concerned Mark prioritises his family and his marketing business. Kane is heartbroken when the truth finally comes out — Will has indeed been sabotaging The Mill. And thanks to Mark attending a boozy marketing lunch, the Commission hearing is jeopardized. The House Husbands could lose their dream of owning a pub forever. Meanwhile, Phoebe and Ryan secretly elope.

With: Georgia Flood as Phoebe, Ben Schumann as Ryan, Louise Siversen as Miss Looby, Lincoln Lewis as Ned, Ryan Johnson as Will , Craig McLachlan as Damo, Lily Jones as Poppy, Edwina Royce as Stella, Madison Torres-Davy as Tilda, Riley Webb as Zac, Fletcher Grant as Jacob, Ben Crundwell as Finn, Miller Shannon & Nina Tagarelli as Sophie, Nedrick & Griffyn Airey as Jem, Abi Bradford as Lily, Andrew Blackman as Hugh, Arielle O'Neill as Michelle, Alexandra Schepisi as Sienna, Paul Dawber as Matthew Graham, Carissa Lee as Personal Assistant, Jeremy Kewley as The Commissioner

Episode 3.13 (36)

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Monday, September 01, 2014
Ratings: 953,000 viewers (10th)
Written by
Directed by

When Phoebe and Ryan elope, Gemma and Lewis set out on a journey to bring them home to marry. It could be an opportunity to get back on track, but Lewis' jealousy over Damo threatens to derail things. With Lewis renting a new home, a custody dispute over Tilda looms. Ultimately Gemma must make the biggest romantic decision of her life. Meanwhile, with the pub's existence already hanging in the balance, Mark's decision about his new job could spell the end of The Mill altogether. Poppy decides she wants back into Nepean South primary, leading to Abi striking the most unlikely of deals with Miss Looby, and leading to Kane finally finding "Mr Right". And when Lucy returns with devastating news for Justin, it leads to a chance romantic encounter that will send shockwaves through the House Husbands community.

With: Georgia Flood as Phoebe, Ben Schumann as Ryan, Lincoln Lewis as Ned, Craig McLanchlan as Damo, Darren McMullen as Alex, Lily Jones as Poppy, Edwina Royce as Stella, Madison Torres-Day as Tilda, Riley Webb as Zac, Fletcher Grant as Jacob, Ben Crundwell as Finn, Miller Shannon, Nina Tagarelli, Lana Jovanovic & Olivia Reynolds as Sophie; Nedrick & Griffyn Airey as Jem; Andrew Blackman as Hugh, Danielle Horvat as Frankie, Caden Mineo as Casper, Jeremy Kewley as The Commissioner, Emma De Clario as Jasmine, Zac Mineo as Sam