The Hothouse: episode guide
Ruth returns from holiday in Thailand to find the temperature's hotter at home. There's an intruder in the kitchen — Daniel's dodgy mate, Levi. Daniel is deeply affected by a hit-and-run incident, on the anniversary of their father's death. Isobel gently rejects Daniel's attempt to inject spontaneity into their relationship while Neru struggles to deal with an oversized corpse.
Starring: Kip Chapman as Levi, Ioelu Fili as Neru, Hannah Gould as Ruth, Tania Nolan as Isobel, Ryan O'Kane as Daniel
Guest Appearances by: Lyndee-Jane Rutherford as Megan, Charlie Bleakley as Charles, Milica Stankovic as Kim, Holly Redfern as Lily, Spencer Greenham as Greg, Bianca-Rae Sheilds as Laura, Stevie McCleary as Phillip, Daniel Costello as Nathan, Sylvia Rands as Kate, Troy Okane as Carl, Shane Bartle as Peter, Michael l'Anson-Corrin as Cop 2
Isobel attempts to warm things up in the bedroom, but Daniel's performance is affected by guilt. When Ruth's memories drive her to save the world, her good cop/bad cop routine puts Neru in a compromising position. Levi sets himself up in business with his old mate Nick. Daniel takes Isobel for a ride and an unexpected question has shocking consequences.
Guest Appearances by: Lyndee-Jane Rutherford as Megan, Charlie Bleakley as Charles, Milica Stankovic as Kim, Holly Redfern as Lily, Cath Harkins as Karen, John Landreth as Bradshaw, Malcom Murray as Edward, Georgia Rippin as Young Ruth, Grant Roa as Nick, Alan Lovell as Manager
It's Neru's birthday, but he's not in a party mood after causing a death. Isobel and Daniel also have blood on their hands. Levi meets Jacob and has a violent confrontation with his past. Ruth's attraction to Levi grows, but how long will he stick around? Daniel connects with the clown's widow, Mia. At the birthday party Neru's mother has more than cake on her mind.
Guest Appearances by: Lyndee-Jane Rutherford as Megan, Lucy Briant as Helen, James Gill as Jacob, Spencer Greenham as Greg, Kirsty Hamilton as Mia, Lee Hartly as Keith, Kelson Henderson as Larry, Maria Koleta Muliaga as Mrs Sini, Le Malama Faatui as Mr Sini, Grant Roa as Nick, Suzanne Sharp as Sarah, Ralph Johnson as Vet, Michael Lowrie as Keith's Pal, Gabe Mcdonnell as Vet Assistant, Felicity McDonnell as Travel Agent, Michael Rangi as Cop 1, Peter Stedmere as Celebrant
Daniel has an unusual proposition for the grieving Mia, but who is he really helping? Isobel and Daniel plan their engagement party, while Ruth attends a wedding she's not invited to. Neru's Good Samaritan act backfires, and he begins to suspect that Levi's not the ideal flatmate. At the party alcohol loosens tongues. Will Levi spill the beans to Isobel?
Guest Appearances by: Rebecca Cowley as Carmen, James Gill as Jacob, Nic Gorman as Rolf, Kirsty Hamilton as Mia, Kelson Henderson as Larry, Grant Roa as Nick, Leith Rasmussen as Bruno, Suzanne Sharp as Sarah, Renee Sheridan as Shop Assistant
Isobel revisits Daniel's big night out and raises the stakes on her latest case, but the stress is getting too much for her. Neru splashes out on an image upgrade, but lashes out when it doesn't have the desired effect. Ruth gets a shock and Levi's relationship with Jacob is on the rocks. Isobel discovers Daniel's deal with Mia.
Guest Appearances by: Lyndee-Jane Rutherford as Megan, Milica Stankovic as Kim, James Gill as Jacob, Deana Elvins as Kay, Kirsty Hamilton as Mia, Lee Hartly as Keith, Jamie McCaskill as Rod, Suzanne Sharp as Sarah, Tama Te Huki as Tony, Phil Grieve as Bar Manager, Kane Parsons as Squeegee Guy, Renée Sheridan as Costume Hire Assist, Koskwa as Shoniwa as Doctor, Frederik Sorensen as Cleaner, Steve Wrigley as Car Salesman
Ruth deals with her guilt by confronting an uneasy truth about her father. Isobel and Daniel want all their secrets aired, but is Isobel prepared for what Daniel has to tell her? Neru struggles to keep his anger in check. Levi and Nick get a new business partner — a dangerous move.
Guest Appearances by: John Bach as Frank, Grant Tilly as Landlord, Nicola Colson as Rachel, Malcom Murray as Edward, Grant Roa as Nick
Fleeing the Scene
Grave-robbers. Kenya. The Dress. As the flat counts down to a big event, Neru challenges Levi, Jacob goes missing, Daniel disappears on Isobel and Ruth loses somebody important.
Guest Appearances by: Grant Tilly as Landlord, James Gill as Jacob, Lee Hartley as Keith, Kirsty Hamilton as Mia, Grant Roa as Nick, Suzanne Sharpe as Sarah, Darren Stubbersfield as Senior Cop, Helen White as Celebrant
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