House Husbands: episode guide

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Episode 4.01 (37)

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Mon, August 10, 2015 (90min)
855,000 viewers (7th)
Written by Ellie Beaumont
Directed by Grant Brown

It's been a year since we left the House Husbands at the school gate and a lot has changed. Justin is enjoying life as a single dad to his kids Zac, Jacob and little Angie and has started falling for Tash, a young local mum who he has definite chemistry with. There's only one problem; she's in a relationship with Rodney, Justin's ex-football agent and the man who stole his wife. Rodney is coaching a rival netball team and the antagonism between the two men spills out onto the court. Finally, a secret from Justin and Rodney's shared past comes to light which threatens to tear Justin's happy family apart. Kane is horrified when his partner Alex is pressured into becoming a sperm donor and Lewis ruins Mark's last chance to impress his boss.

Starring: Firass Dirani as Justin, Gyton Grantley as Kane, Rhys Muldoon as Mark, Gary Sweet as Lewis, Justine Clarke as Eve, Darren McMullen as Alex, Julia Morris as Gemma, Natalie Saleeba as Abi

With: Jane Allsop as Rachel, Akos Armont as Dr Saxon, Lily Jones as Poppy, Jade Knight as Stella, Madison Torres-Davy as Tilda, Riley Webb as Zac, Fletcher Grant as Jacob, Ben Crundwell as Finn, Allegra Volange as Angie, Ava and Audrey Bellert as Sophie, Jane Kennedy as Belinda, Nicholas Coghlan as Rodney, Indiana Evans as Tash, Nina Jost as Jess, Jet Angus as Henry, Grace Lee as Nurse Louise, Edward Valent as Brett, Riley Washington as Jasper, Caitlin Adams as Deb, Lauren Bailey as Janie, Brady Pensa as Callum, Kevin Siu as Waiter, Anne McCaffery-French as Kate, Roger Day as Head of Human Resources

Changes: Justine Clarke, Akos Armont and Jane Kennedy join the cast. Jade Knight takes over from Edwina Royce in the role of Kane's daughter, Stella, while Ava and Audrey Bellert are now playing Mark and Abi's daughter, Sophie

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Episode 4.02 (38)

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Mon, August 17, 2015
813,000 viewers (10th)
Written by Drew Proffitt
Directed by Grant Brown

Kane does canteen duty with Eve in order to find out whether she's pregnant with Alex's sperm. As it happens, Eve's not expecting, but after a carrot-chopping incident, the catering rivals bond and Kane, Alex and Eve decide to try for a baby together. Abi is hurt when Kane (under the influence of heavy anaesthetics) asks Lewis and Gemma for a momentous favour in the event of his untimely demise. She reacts by trying to prove she's the world's best sister. Justin is blackmailed over the custody of his daughter.

With: Jane Allsop as Rachel, Nicholas Coghlan as Rodney, Lily Jones as Poppy, Jade Knight as Stella, Madison Torres-Davy as Tilda, Riley Webb as Zac, Fletcher Grant as Jacob, Ben Crundwell as Finn, Allegra Volange as Angie, Jane Kennedy as Belinda, Akos Armont as Dr Saxon, Indiana Evans as Tash, Nina Jost as Jess, Jet Angus as Henry, Jagger Serafin as Atticus, Chris Stollery as Health Minister

Episode 4.03 (39)

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Mon, August 24, 2015
661,000 viewers (18th)
Written by Ellie Beaumont & Drew Proffitt
Directed by Mat King

When a courier suffers a cardiac arrest at Lewis' house Abi springs into action and saves his life — before realising he is actually NFR (not for resuscitation). The young man threatens to sue Abi, creating a major setback in her competition with Dr Saxon for promotion and threatening to bankrupt her and Mark. Her life becomes further complicated when Kane, Alex and Eve decide Abi is the perfect surrogate to carry their baby — there's no way she can handle this extra burden, but how can she say no? Justin goes out of his way to help Rodney, with disastrous results and Gemma makes a surprising discovery about Lewis' grandson.

With: Jane Allsop as Rachel, Nicholas Coghlan as Rodney, Lily Jones as Poppy, Jade Knight as Stella, Madison Torres-Davy as Tilda, Riley Webb as Zac, Fletcher Grant as Jacob, Ben Crundwell as Finn, Allegra Volange as Angie, Audrey & Ava Bellert as Sophie, Danielle Horvat as Frankie, Zac Mineo as Sam, Jane Kennedy as Belinda, Akos Armont as Dr Saxon, Toby Truslove as Joel, Danielle Carter as Dr Dalton, Henry Hammersla as Simmo, Emma De Clario as Jasmine, Peta Brady as Tania, Hannah Cliff as Rosie, Alison Adriano as Kathy, Winston Hillyer as Muscly Barman #1, Steve Faatau as Muscly Barman #2, Adam Batt as Paul Pearson

Episode 4.04 (40)

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Mon, August 31, 2015
732,000 viewers (15th)
Written by Ellie Beaumont
Directed by Mat King

Abi is primed to be the best surrogate in the world for Kane, but comes into conflict with Mark when he realises he still wants to have another child with her. Their debate is cut short when they receive the startling news that Abi is already pregnant. And their embryo is in danger. Lewis faces a mutiny on the school P&C committee and Justin is heartbroken.

With: Jane Allsop as Rachel, Nicholas Coghlan as Rodney, Louise Siversen as Miss Looby, Lily Jones as Poppy, Jade Knight as Stella, Madison Torres-Davy as Tilda, Riley Webb as Zac, Fletcher Grant as Jacob, Ben Crundwell as Finn, Allegra Volange as Angie, Ava and Audrey Bellert as Sophie, Danielle Horvat as Frankie, Zac Mineo as Sam, Jane Kennedy as Belinda, Akos Armont as Dr Saxon, Danielle Carter as Dr Dalton, Jagger Serafin as Atticus, Emma De Clario as Jasmine, Christie Whelan Browne as Miss Karley, Grace Lee as Nurse Louise, Rachel Morrison as Mrs Dubb, Madeleine Henry Farrelly as Ultrasound Stand In

Episode 4.05 (41)

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Mon, September 07, 2015
699,000 viewers (15th)
Written by Drew Proffitt
Directed by Ian Watson

Justin and Rodney's legal fight for custody of Angie begins with an Interim Hearing. While the House Husbands are worried for their mate, Justin is confident the status quo will be upheld and he'll maintain full custody. But when Rodney lawyers up and manipulates one of Justin's friends, it leads to a shock ruling that rocks the House Husbands community. Kane develops an unhealthy obsession with Gemma's pregnancy and Mark makes a desperate attempt to get paternity leave.

With: Jane Allsop as Rachel, Nicholas Coghlan as Rodney, Louise Siversen as Miss Looby, Lily Jones as Poppy, Jade Knight as Stella, Madison Torres-Davy as Tilda, Riley Webb as Zac, Fletcher Grant as Jacob, Ben Crundwell as Finn, Allegra Volange as Angie, Audrey & Ava Bellert as Sophie, Danielle Horvat as Frankie, Jane Kennedy as Belinda, Akos Armont as Dr Saxon, Debra Lawrance as Judge Kummerow, Ana Maria Belo as Megan Holt, Adam Batt as Paul Pearson, Matt Crowley as Ambo, Jordan White as Dean, Stephanie Lee as Food Technologist

Episode 4.06 (42)

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Mon, September 14, 2015
748,000 viewers (13th)
Written by Drew Proffitt & Fin Edquist
Directed by Ian Watson

Alex is all set to propose to Kane, but the moment is ruined when Finn is punched by a fellow classmate at the breakfast table. Channelling his own childhood trauma, Kane responds by getting into a fight with the bully's father — in the middle of the school library. His behaviour puts Alex's job at risk and causes Alex to question what kind of person he could be marrying. However, with help from Abi and Miss Looby, Kane has a chance of getting their relationship back on track. Lewis has trouble accepting the reality of Gemma's pregnancy and Justin gets a surprising gift from his twins.

With: Jane Allsop as Rachel, Nicholas Coghlan as Rodney, Louise Siversen as Miss Looby, Lily Jones as Poppy, Jade Knight as Stella, Madison Torres-Davy as Tilda, Riley Webb as Zac, Fletcher Grant as Jacob, Ben Crundwell as Finn, Allegra Volange as Angie, Audrey & Ava Bellert as Sophie, Danielle Horvat as Frankie, Zac Mineo as Sam, Jagger Serafin as Atticus, Jared Daperis as Joshua Naylor, Ben Palma as Mason, Damien Richardson as Steve, Sachi Debski as Bettina, Jordan White as Dean

Episode 4.07 (43)

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Mon, September 21, 2015
752,000 viewers (14th)
Written by Matt Ford
Directed by Grant Brown

Justin feels as though he's personally being put on trial when a family consultant, Fiona, is appointed by the court to observe him with Angie. After getting off on the wrong foot, Fiona witnesses an unfortunate incident at JB's PBs. Justin's attempt to show emotional maturity ends in disaster when Fiona mistakes Justin's open-ness as flirting. Everything comes to a head at Angie's birthday party when a strung out Justin lets a punch fly — in front of Fiona. Have his actions cost him the court case... and his chances of keeping his little girl? Meanwhile, Gemma is hospitalised with pregnancy complications, Abi lies about her pregnancy to impress her boss, and Kane and Alex welcome a surprise new housemate.

With: Jane Allsop as Rachel, Nicholas Coghlan as Rodney, Louise Siversen as Miss Looby, Lily Jones as Poppy, Jade Knight as Stella, Madison Torres-Davy as Tilda, Riley Webb as Zac, Fletcher Grant as Jacob, Ben Crundwell as Finn, Allegra Volange as Angie, Audrey & Ava Bellert as Sophie, Danielle Horvat as Frankie, Zac Mineo as Sam, Akos Armont as Dr Saxon, Alison Bell as Fiona Coates, Adam Staddord as Hayden, Lara Gissing as Nurse Charlotte, Luca Maddison-Grey as Tavin

Episode 4.08 (44)

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Mon, September 28, 2015
717,000 viewers (12th)
Written by Ellie Beaumont
Directed by Grant Brown

With the custody case looming, the strain is starting to take its toll on Justin. When Judge Kummerow, the judge presiding over Justin's trial, comes into St Michael's Emergency Department, Abi is faced with a dilemma. Does she put her career on the line and help Justin connect with the Judge to make a last ditch appeal — or does Abi stand by and do nothing? Ultimately, Abi's decision has devastating consequences, destroying her friendship with Gemma and her chances of winning the promotion. Miss Looby strong-arms Lewis into helping in the classroom.

With: Jane Allsop as Rachel, Nicholas Coghlan as Rodney, Louise Siversen as Miss Looby, Lily Jones as Poppy, Jade Knight as Stella, Madison Torres-Davy as Tilda, Riley Webb as Zac, Fletcher Grant as Jacob, Ben Crundwell as Finn, Allegra Volange as Angie, Audrey & Ava Bellert as Sophie, Danielle Horvat as Frankie, Zac Mineo as Sam, Akos Armont as Dr Saxon, Jane Kennedy as Belinda, Jagger Serafin as Atticus, Debra Lawrance as Judge Kummerow, Alex McTavish as Nurse Charlotte, Julia Blake as Edith Benson, Peter Lowrey as Jack, Luke Semmel as Mikey

Episode 4.09 (45)

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Mon, October 05, 2015
690,000 viewers (13th)
Written by Ellie Beaumont, Drew Proffitt, Fin Edquist
Directed by Mat King

Abi returns to the stretch of road where she left Mark after their fight, but he's nowhere to be seen. Desperately worried and still hurt from their argument, she tries to get on with her tree change, but it's not as idyllic as she'd hoped. Meanwhile, Mark accepts a lift from a menacing venison farmer. When he is reunited with Abi, it's clear all is still not well between them... will their marriage survive? Meanwhile, Lewis is desperate for Gemma to reconcile with her best friend and the house husbands organise a buck's night for Kane with disastrous results.

With: Nicholas Coghlan as Rodney, Louise Siversen as Miss Looby, Lily Jones as Poppy, Jade Knight as Stella, Madison Torres-Davy as Tilda, Riley Webb as Zac, Fletcher Grant as Jacob, Ben Crundwell as Finn, Allegra Volange as Angie, Audrey & Ava Bellert as Sophie, Danielle Horvat as Frankie, Zac Mineo as Sam, Akos Armont as Dr Saxon, Denise Scott as Toni, Shane Conner as Farmer Todd, Grace Lee as Nurse Louise, Alexander Artemov as Paddy, Nikki Shiels as Jayne, Colin McLean as Miss Direction, Simon Todman as Ranger

Episode 4.10 (46)

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(100 minutes)
Mon, October 12, 2015
847,000 viewers (12th)
Written by Ellie Beaumont & Drew Proffitt
Directed by Mat King

Kane and Eve have survived the accident but Eve's leg is badly broken. With no phone reception or any help in sight, things are looking bleak. Then a stunned Abi drives past, on her way to work. At the country hospital, Abi freezes in a moment of self-doubt when she has to perform a potentially life-saving procedure on Eve. In the countdown to Kane's wedding, Lewis and Mark try to match-make a reconciliation between Abi and Gemma. Justin's twins go to extremes to prevent Angie being taken from their family and Gemma starts to have doubts about the surrogate pregnancy.

With: Jane Allsop as Rachel, Nicholas Coghlan as Rodney, Louise Siversen as Miss Looby, Lily Jones as Poppy, Jade Knight as Stella, Madison Torres-Davy as Tilda, Riley Webb as Zac, Fletcher Grant as Jacob, Ben Crundwell as Finn, Allegra Volange as Angie, Audrey & Ava Bellert as Sophie, Danielle Horvat as Frankie, Zac Mineo as Sam, Akos Armont as Dr Saxon, Jenny Seedsman as Judge Ballard, Denise Scott as Toni, Shane Conner as Farmer Todd, Natalia Novikova as Mia, Jacquie Brennan as Tutor, Gregory Ross as Rodney's Lawyer

Music "Burn Away" performed by Patrick James, "Take You Away" performed by Angus & Julia Stone, "Love Is" performed by Adam Cohen, "Our Own House" performed by Misterwives