Laid: episode guide
Series 1 | Series 2
Episode 2.01 (7)
Wed, May 02, 2012 (ABC1, 9pm)
Roo's world is turned upside down when she is introduced to Marcus, somebody stricken with a vaguely similar set of mysterious circumstances to the ones plaguing her — although Marcus, if it can be believed, is a little different from Roo. In fact, he is her opposite. Everybody he has sex with — is healed!
With EJ as her somewhat reluctant co-pilot, Roo embarks upon a journey. A journey to convince a man who doesn't want to have sex with her that he must have sex with her. A journey to wipe the slate clean — emotionally, physically, spiritually. Along the way she and Roo encounter Parkies, halitosis, port wine stains, funerals, trial separations, couples bootcamp and one particularly appalling conversation about semen — all in the name of a cure.
If EJ doesn't have enough to juggle, with Roo and her quest to bed Marcus, it seems Zach has forgotten all about their wedding plans, instead developing a rather acute Jesus complex. Believing his curse survivor status translates into Jesus mind powers, Zach attempts to master said powers. And it's not as easy as you may think. In fact, it's a confusing and deceptively complex process being the second coming of Christ. And so, it's no surprise when Zach apprentices himself to a reluctant Marcus.
Add to this Roo's dad, Graham, taking up residence on the girls' couch following a tiff with Marion, and the girls find themselves with more than a full plate.
Cast: Alison Bell as Roo, Celia Pacquola as EJ, Abe Forsythe as Charlie, Toby Truslove as Zach, Damon Herriman as Marcus, Graeme Blundell as Graham, Tracy Mann as Marion, Deborah Kennedy as Jan, Shaun Micallef as G-Bomb, Justin Rosniak as Johnny, Katrina Milosovic as Wheelchair Ram, Evelyn Krape as Riba, Riche Akers as Dr Klinger, David Woods as Dr Legge, Lyn McLeod as Port Wine Stain Lady
Episode 2.02 (8)
Wednesday, May 09, 2012
When Roo decides the only way forward is for her to have sex with Marcus, EJ is less than on board. Wearing her best supportive face, EJ questions Roo's thinking. What if instead of Marcus healing Roo, Roo ends up killing Marcus? Is that a risk Roo is willing to take? It's not. She can't cause any more death or destruction and so once again she seeks out G-bomb's advice. Thankfully he reassures her that Marcus is safe from her powers. While Roo is seeking out G-bomb, EJ does some sleuthing of her own with surprising and bile-inducing results. The experience leaves her traumatised yet no closer to being able to prove Marcus is a fraud.
Summoning her courage, Roo goes to be treated by Marcus only to find he's not there — the reason being that Zach has taken matters into his own hands to prevent the Roo/Marcus coupling. Marcus's time captive is not a complete waste as Zach inadvertently divulges the truth about Roo and her curse. And so when Marcus eventually returns and finds Roo waiting, he leads her a merry dance that includes carbonara and karaoke before telling her there is no chance he'll sleep with her. Ever. There's no way he's risking losing his powers to save her.
Cast: Alison Bell as Roo, Celia Pacquola as EJ, Abe Forsythe as Charlie, Toby Truslove as Zach, Damon Herriman as Marcus, Graeme Blundell as Graham, Deborah Kennedy as Jan, Shaun Micallef as G-Bomb, Justin Rosniak as Johnny, Sharni Page as Colleen, Calen Mackenzie as Young Macrus, Rachael Van Meel as Nadia Curry
Episode 2.03 (9)
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
There is much relief and whooping when Charlie is given a clean bill of health and returns home. But his happy homecoming is clouded when he learns of Roo's attempts to sleep with Marcus. Roo and Charlie quickly find themselves plunged into less than comfortable conversations that thankfully end up bonding them further together. However, when this bonding takes on an amorous dimension, Charlie's health rapidly deteriorates and Roo is propelled once more to get Marcus to heal her. But how, when he has so adamantly rejected her?
Roo decides it is time to get sneaky, and much to EJ's consternation, resorts to extreme and unconventional means that involve chicken noodle soup, sticky tape and banana icecream. But Roo hasn't thought her plan through and it quickly becomes apparent that she's going to need a contingency.
Not easily deterred, Roo enlists Zach's help in getting what she wants from Marcus. The way she sees it, Zach kind of owes her — if it wasn't for her, he wouldn't be the death survivor he claims to be. Despite Zach's best efforts, Marcus becomes aware of Roo's plan and enjoys the torment of confronting her. Humiliated, Roo has no choice but to retreat — for now. It seems Marcus once again holds the gloating upper hand but privately we see just how rattled he is by her dogged ways.
Cast: Alison Bell as Roo, Celia Pacquola as EJ, Abe Forsythe as Charlie, Toby Truslove as Zach, Damon Herriman as Marcus, Graeme Blundell as Graham, Justin Rosniak as Johnny, Robyn Arthur as Moira, Kendal Rae as Vanessa, Patrick Williams as Doctor Buxton, Shane Nagle as Caravan Park Dad
Episode 2.04 (10)
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Humiliated following her latest encounter with Marcus, Roo decides it's time to dismiss Marcus as a treatment option and pursue other avenues. EJ is thrilled to finally slam shut the Marcus chapter and so is less-than-thrilled when he turns up at their door. With Roo not home, EJ sends Marcus packing making it more than clear he's not welcome and that they've moved on. He should too.
Tension simmers between Roo and Charlie when he realises Roo has had further contact with Marcus. Charlie makes her promise not to see Marcus ever again. Roo promises, redoubling her resolve to explore all other healing possibilities. And this is how she and EJ find themselves doing yoni push ups at sexual bootcamp. During a particularly strange truth session, Roo learns of Marcus's visit and is furious that EJ hasn't told her before — maybe Marcus has changed his mind. The girls fight as it becomes clear Roo has far from closed the door on Marcus being the solution to all her problems. In a vulnerable moment EJ is reminded the reason Roo is clinging to Marcus's healing abilities is because Roo knows Charlie is dying — it's only a matter of time.
Against her better judgement, EJ tells Roo to go find Marcus and that's exactly what she does — but before she can, bad news about Charlie waylays her. Alone at the end of a very emotional day, Roo has one last surprise in store.
Cast: Alison Bell as Roo, Celia Pacquola as EJ, Abe Forsythe as Charlie, Toby Truslove as Zach, Damon Herriman as Marcus, Graeme Blundell as Graham, Justin Rosniak as Johnny, Felicity Ward as Mandy, Neil Pigot as Hilary, David Tredinnick as Jack, Brent Hill as Ben, Helen Dallimore as Megan, Syd Brisbane as Peter
Episode 2.05 (11)
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
When Marcus persists in seeking out Roo's help, Roo sees her chance to use the situation to her advantage. If she helps Marcus, he would owe her, meaning she could finally put an end to her curse. And so she decides to do just that despite the fact it means absconding from a family funeral and ditching Charlie for the man she promised never to see again. If Roo can fix everything, it will all be worth it. Right.
Sick of Zach's increasingly idiotic ways, EJ ends their relationship once and for all. At first Zach doesn't believe her but when she fails to even have the will to yell at him, he sees that EJ really has moved on. This time it's different. This time it's final. And it is in this vulnerable state that EJ finds herself sharing an intimate moment with the least likely person.
In order to help Marcus fix his problem, Roo squeamishly finds herself role-playing a date scenario with him. After a bumpy start, Marcus and Roo discover a genuine connection which leads to a kiss that has a surprising impact on each of them. Despite Roo's efforts, Marcus being Marcus, leaves her high and dry, no closer to ending her curse. Used and upset, Roo seeks out Charlie to apologise and beg forgiveness — but Charlie's fiercely protective mum, Jan, thwarts Roo's efforts to reconcile with Charlie.
Cast: Alison Bell as Roo, Celia Pacquola as EJ, Abe Forsythe as Charlie, Toby Truslove as Zach, Damon Herriman as Marcus, Graeme Blundell as Graham, Tracy Mann as Marion, Deborah Kennedy as Jan, Justin Rosniak as Johnny, Judy Farr as Nan, Joy Hruby as Nan-Nan, Shayne Francis as Chrissie, Courtney Hocking as Girl in Bar, Perri Cummings as Girl in Bar, Lana Schwarcz as Girl in Bar
Episode 2.06 (12)
Wednesday, June 06, 2012
With so much going on, Roo and EJ have a confession session that leads to some startling revelations regarding Marcus, EJ's tryst and the bile-inducing secret EJ has been guarding involving Jan.
Roo again tries to mend bridges with Charlie but his condition has worsened and he has slipped into a coma. Jan insists Roo leave them alone — she has done more than enough, has caused more than enough pain to Charlie.
Marcus comes to a disturbing realisation about Roo — he is in love with her. He's prepared to sacrifice his gift by having sex with her. But there's a catch. Roo must leave Charlie and promise to be with Marcus permanently. He knows they have a connection, it was there when they kissed — she can learn to love him.
Roo grapples with her conscience. There is no way she could ever love Marcus, no way she could ever stop loving Charlie. Is she able to lie to Marcus when he's at his most vulnerable? To potentially steal what's most precious to him by cancelling out his healing gift? Ultimately she decides she can and will — all for Charlie. Feeling wretched, Roo begins with proceedings and when Charlie makes a miraculous recovery, it becomes clear that the deed has been done. But the impact on Roo and Marcus is far from what anyone could have predicted.
Cast: Alison Bell as Roo, Celia Pacquola as EJ, Abe Forsythe as Charlie, Toby Truslove as Zach, Damon Herriman as Marcus, Graeme Blundell as Graham, Tracy Mann as Marion, Deborah Kennedy as Jan, Justin Rosniak as Johnny, Shaun Micallef as G-Bomb, Evelyn Krape as Riba, Richie Akers as Dr Klinger, David Woods as Dr Legge, Fiona Macleod as Eloise, Abbe Holmes as Diane
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