Mortified: episode guide

Episodes 1-13 | Episodes 14-26

Taylor's DNA

Episode 1.01
Australia: Fri, June 30, 2006 (Nine)
UK: Mon, February 19, 2007 (CBBC)
Canada: July 19, 2007 (BBC Kids)
Argentina: March 26, 2007
Mexico: March 2007
Colombia: March 2007
Argentina: April 2007
Written by Angela Webber
Directed by Pino Amenta

Taylor is sure she will die of shame when Don and Glenda enter a talent quest for parents at her school. Not one to back away from a challenge, Taylor drags Hector along on a crusade to prove via DNA analysis that Don and Glenda are in fact not her parents, and therefore cannot enter the talent quest. But as the time of the performance draws ever closer, Taylor is forced to prepare herself for humiliation, until she is granted an extraordinary last-minute reprieve.

With: Sally McKenzie as Mystic Marj, Steven Tandy as Mr McClusky, Veronica Neave as Loretta Flune, Peter Kent as Michael Flune; David Anderson as Gary Lipwiski, Kyle Baxter as Anthony, Harrison Reynolds as Harry, Marissa Wynne as Pharmacy Assistant, Robin Gold as Obstetrician, Remi Broadway as Lab. Assistant, John Rees-Osborne as Professor, Peter Meares as TV Journalist, Brenda Shero as Jessie, Peter Eyschen as Piano play double, Shannon Miller as Piano play double, Todd Levi as "Skinny Vinnie", Todd Levi as "Skeleton"

Note: this episode was nominated for for Best Direction In Television and Best Screenplay In Television at the 2006 AFI Awards

Bigger Than Vegas

Episode 1.02
Australia: Friday, July 07, 2006
Written by Tim Gooding
Directed by Paul Moloney

Hector secretly nominates Taylor for school captain, unwittingly igniting her passion for politics. It seems to be a two-horse race as Taylor goes up against the perfect, beautiful and seemingly unbeatable Brittany Flune. Taylor finds herself determined to win, all the while trying to ignore her father's petty annual 'Christmas Lights' rivalry with Brittany's father.

With: Sally McKenzie as Mystic Marj, Steven Tandy as Mr McClusky, Veronica Neave as Loretta Flune, Peter Kent as Michael Flune; Harrison Reynolds as Harry, Kate Boladian as Melissa, Theo Waters as Brad Edwards, Cleo Massey, Dana Kirkpatrick and Keira Hadley as Brittany's Cheer Squad, Courtney Bell as Ballerina, Georgie Harper as Stundent Vote Counter

Note: Cleo Massey, appearing as one of Brittany's cheer squad, is also on "H2O - Just Add Water" playing Kim Sertori.

Learning To Surf

Episode 1.03
Australia: Friday, July 14, 2006
Written by Sam Carroll
Directed by Evan Clarry

Taylor is embarrassed when she's sprung fantasising about becoming a pro-surfer, and covers by claiming she can surf. But when heart-throb Leon invites her to enter a surfing competition, Taylor feels she has no choice but to enter. The situation snowballs as Taylor is forced to learn how to surf within a few short days - on her dad's massive Malibu surfboard!

With: Sally McKenzie as Mystic Marj, Steven Tandy as Mr McClusky, Veronica Neave as Loretta Flune, Peter Kent as Michael Flune; Brigitte O'Brien as Alicia, Tiarnee Miller as Chloe, Shannon Sage as Rory, Nicholas Crew as Jamie, Beau Walker as Surf Reporter, Lincoln Lewis as Andre, Joel Jensen as Josh/Surfer Boy, Courtney Glennan as Taylor surfing double, Mark McNamara as Don surfing double, Dougal Shaw as Leon surfing double, Renee Bowen as Glenda surfing double, Hamish Hughes as "Butch the rabbit"

Mother In The Nude

Episode 1.04
Australia: Friday, July 21, 2006
Written by Angela Webber
Directed by Paul Moloney

Taylor is struck dumb when she arrives home from school with her friends to find her mother creating a nude sculpture of herself. To make matters worse, her class will attend the public unveiling at Sculpture by the Beach but Taylor's effort to upstage the reveal makes a bigger splash than she intended.

With: Sally McKenzie as Mystic Marj, Steven Tandy as Mr McClusky, Veronica Neave as Loretta Flune, Peter Kent as Michael Flune; Annie Jones as TV Reporter, Kate Fitzpatrick as Mayor, Harrison Reynolds as Harry, Peter Backburn as Security Guard, Lyndelle Palmer Clarke as Press Photographer #1, Abiy Feleke as African Newsreader, Bernadette Land as Spanish Newsreader, Hiroshi Hirayama as Japanese Newsreader, Jimmy Christiansen as Passerby, Ray Turner as TV Interviewer

The Chosen One

Episode 1.05
Australia: Friday, July 28, 2006
Written by Angela Webber
Directed by Pino Amenta

Taylor is inspired by the teachings of a Buddhist monk, who shares the concept of a simple life without possessions. She decides to live a serene and noble life, and starts by sacrificing all her material possessions in pursuit of true happiness. However, she quickly finds out that this is not as easy as it sounds, as her earthly desires get in the way.

With: Sally McKenzie as Mystic Marj, Steven Tandy as Mr McClusky, Veronica Neave as Loretta Flune, Peter Kent as Michael Flune; Harrison Reynolds as Harry, Dorothy Thorsen as Annette, Harka Subba as Veneralbe Kim, Flloyd Kennedy as Elderly Woman, Richard Nagel as Dominic, Mark Emmett as Minister Delaney

The Talk

Episode 1.06
Australia: Friday, August 04, 2006
Written by Tim Gooding
Directed by Pino Amenta

Taylor gets a crush on a teenaged martial arts instructor, and signs up for some classes. But her shift from childhood to adolescence is noticed by her parents, who decide it's high time they give her the dreaded "Talk." Taylor is mortified at the concept and desperately tries to avoid them. But everywhere she goes, it seems, babies and pregnant women are stalking her!

With: Sally McKenzie as Mystic Marj, Steven Tandy as Mr McClusky, Veronica Neave as Loretta Flune, Peter Kent as Michael Flune, Joshua Biagi as Joel, Lynda McConnell as Blue Lotus Instructor, Kate Sweetnam as Bully #1, Jordan Patrick Smith as Bully #2, Moorea Davison as Sandcastle kid, Jacqueline Graham as Sandcastle mum, Barabara Baugh as Pet Shop Assistant, Lily Baker as Teenage Girl #1, Alyssa Imai as Teenage Girl #2, Joel Munroe as Spunky Boy, Brook Melling as Mother, Bailee Gill as Baby

Flag Fall

Episode 1.07
Australia: Friday, August 11, 2006
Written by Johanna Pigott
Directed by Pino Amenta

Taylor becomes image-conscious, and starts to worry about her appearance and dress code. This unfortunately coincides with Hector volunteering for flag duty at school, which registers quite high on the 'dork' scale. Taylor tries to subtly suggest that he rethink his position as flag monitor, but when Hector doesn't take the hint, she gives it to him straight. Flag duty is a direct route to social death strictly for dorks. Hector is insulted, and with their life-long friendship hanging in the balance, Taylor is forced to reassess her values and put her own social image on the line to win Hector back.

With: Sally McKenzie as Mystic Marj, Steven Tandy as Mr McClusky, Veronica Neave as Loretta Flune, Peter Kent as Michael Flune; Brittany Anderson as Nerdy Girl, Harrison Reynolds as Harry, Robyn Moore as Principal Della Costa

The Big Game

Episode 1.08
Australia: Friday, August 18, 2006
Written by Steve Wright
Directed by Paul Moloney

After witnessing Leon's soccer skill, Taylor is inspired to join the team.

With: Sally McKenzie as Mystic Marj, Steven Tandy as Mr McClusky, Veronica Neave as Loretta Flune, Peter Kent as Michael Flune; Kit McDee as Referee, Jessie Phillips as Goalie, Harrison Reynolds as Harry, Annette Van Moorsel as Layla Driving Double

Return Of The Mothership

Episode 1.09
Australia: Friday, August 25, 2006
Written by Angela Webber
Directed by Pino Amenta

Taylor and Hector spend time with an eccentric elderly couple who believe they will be reclaimed by an alien mothership any day.

With: Sally McKenzie as Mystic Marj, Steven Tandy as Mr McClusky, Veronica Neave as Loretta Flune, Peter Kent as Michael Flune; Lisa Jane Stockwell as Matron Flune, Harrison Reynolds as Harry, Lucky Grills as Cliff, Penny Brown O'Dare as Alma, Boon Thie as The Alien, Brad Hayes as Orderly, Jerome Hey as Ethan, Abbey Holmes as "Splash the Turtle"

The Cross Country

Episode 1.10
Australia: Friday, September 01, 2006
Written by Max Dann
Directed by Evan Clarry

Taylor wins her school cross-country race. But as she basks in her new-found fame and glory, she fails to confess that Mystic Marj drove her to the finish line. Taylor faces the prospect of moving to Scotland when her father inherits a "grand Scottish estate".

With: Sally McKenzie as Mystic Marj, Steven Tandy as Mr McClusky, Veronica Neave as Loretta Flune, Peter Kent as Michael Flune; Andrew Blain as Policeman, Gerry Day as Don Fry #2

Taylor Turns Bad

Episode 1.11
Australia: Friday, September 08, 2006
Written by Sam Carroll
Directed by Pino Amenta

Taylor notices people whispering behind her back, and soon learns that rumours are circulating about her. The discovery gives Taylor a revelation about what it takes to get noticed and sets out to garner the attention she desperately wants.

With: Sally McKenzie as Mystic Marj, Steven Tandy as Mr McClusky, Veronica Neave as Loretta Flune, Peter Kent as Michael Flune; Michael Harrison as Leon's Mate, Gemma Forsyth as Katy, Deborah Coulls as Katy's mum, Piper Fellows as 4 year old Taylor, Lydia Scheer as 8 year old Layla, Shea Mahony as Elle, Taylah Smith as Crystal, Joshua Hawke as Lucas, Ben Phillips as Callum, Sonny Stojanovic as Toby, Isaac Scheer as Corey

Being Me

Episode 1.12
Australia: Friday, September 15, 2006
Written by Johanna Pigott
Directed by Evan Clarry

With a school dance coming up, Taylor starts to query her image and identity. She fears that her refusal to conform to fashion rules will ruin her social life. To improve her life, Taylor decides to change her name.

With: Sally McKenzie as Mystic Marj, Steven Tandy as Mr McClusky, Veronica Neave as Loretta Flune, Peter Kent as Michael Flune; Maya Sourial as Remi, Chelsea Sourial as Demi, Annabelle Stevenson as Saint Joan, Des Drury as Clerk #1, Liz Mann as Clerk #2, Ken Dumpleton as Syd Bridge, Paul Bryant as Bilbo Baggins, Tyson Hergraves as Classmate

Leaving Primary

Episode 1.13
Australia: Friday, September 22, 2006
Written by Angela Webber
Directed by Pino Ameta

The last day of primary school arrives and it seems that Taylor's circle of friends is being ripped apart, as they all face the prospect of heading off to different high schools. Taylor is torn as she is forced to make some serious decisions about her future.

With: Sally McKenzie as Mystic Marj, Steven Tandy as Mr McClusky, Veronica Neave as Loretta Flune, Peter Kent as Michael Flune; Boon Thie as Egyptian Mummy, Robyn Moor as Mrs Della Costa, Andrea Moor as Miss Barnett, Anita Knight as Felicity, Abigail Benaud as Emily, Greg Stone as Banker, Sam Turner as Year 12 Football Player, Rylee Breen as Saint Savinia Girl, Anjali Raj as Saint Savinia Girl, Tiffany Haintz as Saint Savinia Girl, Samatha Klomp as Cheerleader, Aylese Flugge as Cheerleader, Britt Henderson as Cheerleader, Trent Lawrie as Leo Gymnastic Double, Dana Kirkpatrick as Taylor Picture Double