The Sounds: episode guide


Open Water

Episode 1
Acorn TV: Thursday, September 03, 2020
NZ: Tuesday, September 04, 2020 (Neon)
Canada: Monday, October 05, 2020 (CBC)
Written by Sarah-Kate Lynch
Directed by Peter Stebbings

Maggie Cabbott leaves Canada to join her husband, Tom, in the idyllic small town of Pelorus, New Zealand, where he has been setting up a new business venture. Tom is launching a sustainable salmon fishery, but not everyone in the community welcomes the change. The couple's reunion is short-lived, however, when Tom takes a kayak out from their sailboat and doesn't return.

Cast (in order of appearance): Rachelle Lefevre as Maggie, Matt Whelan as Tom, Anna-Maree Thomas as Zoe, Tandi Wright as Kath, Matt Nable as Jack, Morgana O'Reilly as Hannah, Tainui Tukiwaho as Ru, Sara Wiseman as Annette, Aaron Ward as Skelton, Peter Elliott as Stuart, Adam Brown as Dane, Vanessa Rare as Pania, Jason Hood as Greg, Violet-Rose Swanson as Baby Bella, Josh McKenzie as Nate, John Bach as Frank, Emily Piggford as Esther, Emma Fenton as Tracy

Find the Money

Episode 2
Acorn TV: Thursday, September 03, 2020
Written by Sarah-Kate Lynch and Tim Balme
Directed by Peter Stebbings

Maggie is devastated when Senior Constable Jack McGregor downgrades the search for Tom to a recovery mission. Tom's father, Frank, sends their accountant, Esther, to New Zealand to represent the wealthy Cabbott family. Meanwhile, Tom takes shelter out in an abandoned building, but a severe injury and limited water supply compromise his plan.

Cast: Rachelle Lefevre as Maggie, Matt Nable as Jack, Matt Whelan as Tom, Tainui Tukiwaho as Ru, Emily Piggford as Esther, Tandi Wright as Kath, Morgana O'Reilly as Hannah, Peter Elliott as Stuart, Josh Mckenzie as Nate, John Bach as Frank, Sara Wiseman as Annette, Violet-Rose Swanson as Baby Bella, Anna-Maree Thomas as Zoe, Arlo Gibson as Hayden, Lutz Hamm as Trent, Adam Brown as Dane, Vanessa Rare as Pania, Emma Fenton as Tracy, Monique Bree as Celeste, Jason Hood as Greg, Ben Van Lier as Buzz, Shaquille Stirling as Lucas, Cortez Moir as Ben, Cruz Moir as Adam, Poppy Macleod as Lulu

Not Tom

Episode 3
Acorn TV: Monday, September 07, 2020
Written by Sarah-Kate Lynch
Directed by Peter Stebbings

Maggie identifies Jack's daughter Zoe as the woman in the photographs on Tom's phone, but Zoe has fled town. While trouble brews at the fishery, the search-and-rescue team makes a shocking discovery near Tom's hideout.

Cast: Matt Whelan as Tom, Rachelle Lefevre as Maggie, Morgana O'Reilly as Hannah, Cruz Moir as Adam, Cortez Moir as Ben, Poppy Macleod as Lulu, Violet-Rose Swanson as Baby Bella, Anna-Maree Thomas as Zoe, Tandi Wright as Kath, Jason Hood as Greg, Tainui Tukiwaho as Ru, Emily Piggford as Esther, Peter Elliott as Stuart, Josh Mckenzie as Nate, John Bach as Frank, Matt Nable as Jack, Mark Sole as Karl, Shaquille Stirling as Lucas, Ben Van Lier as Buzz, Emily McKenzie as Charlene, Aaron Ward as Skelton, Emmett Skilton as Brendan, Vanessa Rare as Pania, Adam Brown as Dane, Emma Fenton as Tracy, Sara Wiseman as Annette, Maioro Iti as Young Aroha, Tiaki Toia as Young Ryan, Nikki Si'Ulepa as DSS Pilau

Playing the Odds

Episode 4
Acorn TV: Monday, September 14, 2020
Written by Tim Balme, Sarah-Kate Lynch, Joss King
Directed by Peter Stebbings

Stranded and injured, Tom reluctantly accepts help from Ryan, a passing bushman who has secrets of his own. Maggie works with Tom's business partner to track down a sleezy environmental specialist.

Cast: Tainui Tukiwaho as Ru, Nikki Si'ulepa as DSS Pilau, Rachelle Lefevre as Maggie, Tandi Wright as Kath, Vanessa Rare as Pania, Peter Elliott as Stuart, Morgana O'Reilly as Hannah, Cortez Moir as Ben, Cruz Moir as Adam, Poppy Macleod as Lulu, Adam Brown as Dane, Emma Fenton as Tracy, Matt Nable as Jack, Matt Whelan as Tom, Scotty Cotter as Ryan, Sara Wiseman as Annette, John Bach as Frank, Josh McKenzie as Nate, Emily Piggford as Esther, Aaron Ward as Skelton, Anna-Maree Thomas as Zoe, Emily McKenzie as Charlene, Ben Van Lier as Buzz, Shaquille Stirling as Lucas, Jason Hood as Greg, Emmett Skilton as Brendan, Violet-Rose Swanson as Baby Bella, Michelle Leuthart as Mitch, Arlo Gibson as Hayden