Fresh Eggs: episode guide


The Hungry Grave

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Episode 1
Tue, February 19, 2019
Written by Nick Ward
Directed by Britta Hawkins

This deliciously twisted six-part New Zealand drama follows a couple’s quest for “the good life” that goes wickedly awry.

Penny and Wade McCarthy crave a peaceful, picture-perfect existence. But when they make the move to the small town of Alberton they find themselves in the middle of something odd and slightly sinister. After a fatal accident, Penny and Wade find themselves face-to-face with some very bad eggs, who threaten not only their happiness, but their lives.

Starring: Claire Chitham as Penny, Cohen Holloway as Wade, Danielle Cormack as Lulu, John Rhys-Davies as Cutter

With: Ace as Black Cyril, Dave Fane as Pig, Paul Yates as Sergeant Ross, Yoson An as Justin, Xana Tang as Luck, Stephen Papps as Chalky, Milo Cawthorne as Milo, Mitch Munro as Braden, Stephen Butterworth as Nathan, Michele Hine as Jean, Ben Crowder as Gary, June Bishop as Mrs Brady, Brenda Kendall as Pastor Rowena, Tyl Von Randow as Ken, Nick Ward as Monty, Vahn Forrest-Solomon as Simon, Hart Hansen as Kerin, Vanessa Rare as Bev, Seth Flynn as Brent, Sam Snedden as Swede, David Mackie as Gravedigger

The Bound Man

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Episode 2
Tue, February 26, 2019
Written by Nick Ward
Directed by Britta Hawkins

Morals now severely compromised, Wade and Penny continue to try cleaning up their mistakes, but the situation again gets away on them.

With: Paul Yates as Sergeant Ross, Yoson An as Justin, Xana Tang as Luck, Stephen Papps as Chalky, Milo Cawthorne as Milo, Mitch Munro as Braden, Dave Fane as Pig, Mayhen Mehta as Dr Ganesh, Bree Peters as Tina, Vahn Forrest-Solomon as Simon, Andrew Munro as Owen, Travis Graham as Jimmy Pineapple, Vanessa Rare as Bev, Renee Lyons as Danielle, Hayley Sproull as Janice, Marlo Shand as Young Lulu, Ace as Black Cyril

The Gathering Storm

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Episode 3
Tue, March 05, 2019
Written by Nick Ward
Directed by Gaysorn Thavat

Lulu suspects foul play and declares war — on the wrong target. Wade’s hunt for their escaped hostage comes to an unexpected climax. Wade and Penny return to a shocking situation.

With: Paul Yates as Sergeant Ross, Yoson An as Justin, Xana Tang as Luck, Stephen Ure as Walker, Fasitua Amosa as Lance, Stephen Papps as Chalky, Stephen Hunter as Joe, Mayhen Mehta as Dr Ganesh, Stephen Butterworth as Nathan, Milo Cawthorne as Milo, Mitch Munro as Braden, Michele Hine as Jean, Tyl Von Randow as Ken, Vahn Forrest-Solomon as Simon, Vanessa Rare as Bev, Travis Graham as Jimmy Pineapple, Sam Snedden as Swede, Andrew Munro as Owen, Bree Peters as Tina, Hamish Parkinson as Dave, Jarrod Martin as Waz, Aaron Beard as Paul the Pet, Seth Flynn as Brent, Andrew Stehlin as Big Tony, Ace as Black Cyril

The Benevolent Master

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Episode 4
Tue, March 12, 2019
Written by Kim Harrop
Directed by Gaysorn Thavat

Penny finds herself at Cutter’s mercy, but Luck senses there’s more to the story. Lulu and Walker come to an arrangement, and Wade comes face-to-face with a silent assassin.

With: Paul Yates as Sergeant Ross, Yoson An as Justin, Xana Tang as Luck, Stephen Ure as Walker, Fasitua Amosa as Lance, Stephen Hunter as Joe, Stephen Papps as Chalky, Mayhen Mehta as Dr Ganesh, Stephen Butterworth as Nathan, Milo Cawthorne as Milo, Andrew Munro as Owen, Mitch Munro as Braden, Vahn Forrest-Solomon as Simon, Vanessa Rare as Bev, Renee Lyons as Danielle, Jarrod Martin as Waz, Aaron Eastwood as Bogan 1, Lutz Halbhubner as Fritz, Aaron Beard as Paul the Pet, Ace as Black Cyril; Loop Group: Bryan Coll, Karl Burnett

The Gospel Truth

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Episode 5
Sun, May 05, 2019
Written by Kathryn Burnett, Kim Harrop & Nick Ward
Directed by Josh Frizzell

Penny struggles with Cutter’s demands, especially when the starstruck townsfolk get involved. Things turn toxic between Lulu and Walker, and Justin makes a connection.

With: Ace as Black Cyril, Paul Yates as Sergeant Ross, Yoson An as Justin, Xana Tang as Luck, Stephen Ure as Walker, Fasitua Amosa as Lance, Stephen Papps as Chalky, Mayhen Mehta as Dr Ganesh, Stephen Butterworth as Nathan, Milo Cawthorne as Milo, Stephen Hunter as Joe, Mitch Munro as Braden, David Fane as Pig, Michele Hine as Jean, Andrew Munro as Owen, Bree Peters as Tina, Vanessa Rare as Bev, Renee Lyons as Danielle, Brenda Kendall as Pastor Rowena, Vahn Forrest-Solomon as Simon, David Mackie as Gravedigger, Marlo Shand as Young Lulu, Hayley Sproull as Janice, Andrew Stehlin as Big Tony, Seth Flynn as Brent, Roy Ward as Bernard Cox, Nick Ward as Monty, Hannah Tobeck as Vicky

Note: originally scheduled for March 19, this episode was among the programming pulled from the schedule in the wake of the Christchurch mass shooting. After an initial one week delay, TVNZ removed the show from its schedule completely. The final two episodes finally aired May 5th.

Dead Endings

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Episode 6
Sun, May 05, 2019
Written by Kathryn Burnett, Kim Harrop & Nick Ward
Directed by Josh Frizzell

Lulu picks the wrong fight and greed gets the better of Cutter. Wade fails to amass an army so prepares his noble steed for battle. Penny hopes love will win the day.

With: Ace as Black Cyril, Paul Yates as Sergeant Ross, Yoson An as Justin, Xana Tang as Luck, Stephen Ure as Walker, Fasitua Amosa as Lance, Stephen Papps as Chalky, Mayhen Mehta as Dr Ganesh, Stephen Butterworth as Nathan, Milo Cawthorne as Milo, Stephen Hunter as Joe, Mitch Munro as Braden, David Fane as Pig, Michele Hine as Jean, Andrew Munro as Owen, Bree Peters as Tina, Vanessa Rare as Bev, Renee Lyons as Danielle, Brenda Kendall as Pastor Rowena, Vahn Forrest-Solomon as Simon, David Mackie as Gravedigger, Marlo Shand as Young Lulu, Hayley Sproull as Janice, Andrew Stehlin as Big Tony, Seth Flynn as Brent, Roy Ward as Bernard Cox, Nick Ward as Monty, Hannah Tobeck as Vicky