Westside: episode guide

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Episode 3.01 (17)

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Mon, July 10, 2017
Written by Kate McDermott
Directed by Murray Keane

1982. Rita and Ted are furious to come back from their US road trip of lifetime to discover their house trashed and a mystery harlot in their bed. Rita is devastated that Wolf has chosen Evan Lace over her, and takes her frustrations out on the sassy new dairy owner and mother of said harlot, although not every West feels the same way about the girl in the bed. Ted, eager to get back to work, is annoyed the rest of gang are happy to lead a life of flashiness and luxury. Ngaire, bitter and betrayed, drops an unexpected bombshell and all hell breaks loose when Lefty, rock bottom, confesses to Ted he's done the unthinkable.

Starring: Antonia Prebble as Rita, David De Lautour as Ted, Reef Ireland as Wolf

With: Dan Musgrove as Lefty, Esther Stephens as Ngaire, Todd Emerson as Bilkey, Pana Hema-Taylor as Bert, Xavier Horan as Phineas, Sophie Hambleton as Carol, Will Hall as Mike, Jordan Mooney as Eric, Patrick Tafa as Falani, Caleb Wells as Sparky, Dean O'Gorman as Evan, Kirsten Ibbetson as Riana, Laura McGoldrick as Wendy, Jessie Lawrence as Jeanette, Lily Powell as Mandy, Jodie Dorday as Trish, Matthew Arbuckle as Shane, Shane Cortese as Danny, Pierre Beasley as Hayden, Elizabeth Dowden as Theresa, Grace Neely as Grace, Ella Shirtcliffe as Lisa

Notes: The opening credits have been eliminated. Mandy appeared in ep 6.12 of Outrageous Fortune (played by Tandi Wright) while the Jeanette-Wolf-Cheryl story is covered in the final episode of series 2 of OF. Shane Cortese appears as the father of the character he played in OF. He's the 4th actor to do this (David Fane, John Leigh, Wesley Dowdell)

Episode 3.02 (18)

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Mon, July 17, 2017
Written by James Griffin
Directed by Murray Keane

Lefty calls in an old debt with Ted, who reluctantly agrees to a job, helping put right Lefty's wrongs. Rita is furious at a turn of events, and becomes increasingly concerned about Carol's spending. Ngaire is a woman financially unfulfilled, and McCarthy's morals are compromised. Back on the road, Ted is reminded of where it all began — how the gang got together, and how Lefty became Lefty. As the job proves dodgier than expected, the old friends turn on each other. But when the rest of the gang bay for blood, Ted is forced to look at his own mistakes.

With: Dan Musgrove as Lefty, Esther Stephens as Ngaire, Todd Emerson as Bilkey, Pana Hema-Taylor as Bert, Xavier Horan as Phineas, Sophie Hambleton as Carol, Will Hall as Mike, Jordan Mooney as Eric, Patrick Tafa as Falani, Caleb Wells as Sparky, Jessie Lawrence as Jeanette, Laura McGoldrick as Wendy, Jason Hodzelmans as Brian, Geoffrey Dolan as Neville, Katlyn Wong as Joyce

Episode 3.03 (19)

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Mon, July 24, 2017
Written by James Griffin
Directed by Michael Hurst

Rita is growing increasingly concerned with Wolf and his party lifestyle. While he'd never admit it to Rita, Wolf is also growing tired, and his own ambition for bigger and better things puts a strain between him and his boss, Evan Lace. Evan, however is happy to keep Wolf right where he is — that is until Evan's suspicions mount, and lead to drastic action. Meanwhile, a blast from Rita's past turns up horny and broke. But what appears to be a mildly inconvenient house guest comes with more unfinished business than anyone could have bargained for.

With: Dan Musgrove as Lefty, Esther Stephens as Ngaire, Todd Emerson as Bilkey, Pana Hema-Taylor as Bert, Xavier Horan as Phineas, Sophie Hambleton as Carol, Will Hall as Mike, Jordan Mooney as Eric, Patrick Tafa as Falani, Caleb Wells as Sparky, Kirsten Ibbetson as Riana, Jodie Dorday as Trish, Jessie Lawrence as Jeanette, Dean O'Gorman as Evan, Shane Cortese as Danny, Pierre Beasley as Hayden, Glen Levy as Dario [sic], Laura Hill as Belinda, Tonci Pivac as Detective

Episode 3.04 (20)

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Mon, July 31, 2017
Written by Kate McDermott
Directed by Michael Hurst

Rita and Wolf are haunted by guilt and blame, while the boy's flat is literally haunted. When McCarthy's judgement is called into question, he becomes more concerned than ever about Ngaire's involvement with the Wests. But when offered an ultimatum, Ngaire is reminded of who she really is. Beating herself up, Rita questions herself as a parent and Ted is forced to put things right with Wolf. But a sexy chance encounter for Wolf could threaten to derail everything.

With: Dan Musgrove as Lefty, Esther Stephens as Ngaire, Todd Emerson as Bilkey, Pana Hema-Taylor as Bert, Xavier Horan as Phineas, Sophie Hambleton as Carol, Ashleigh Cummings as Cheryl, Will Hall as Mike, Jordan Mooney as Eric, Patrick Tafa as Falani, Caleb Wells as Sparky, Kirsten Ibbetson as Riana, Jodie Dorday as Trish, Jessie Lawrence as Jeanette, Elizabeth Dowden as Theresa, Matthew Arbuckle as Shane, Beth Allen as Newsreader

Note: see article Australian Ashleigh Cummings to play Cheryl West in Westside

Episode 3.05 (21)

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Mon, August 07, 2017
Written by Shoshana McCallum
Directed by Murray Keane

Rita finally has Wolf back, but not all to herself, as sluttypants Cheryl sinks her hooks in. Despite Rita's tricky efforts, Cheryl's going nowhere in a hurry. The young gang discover Bilkey in a very compromising position. Desperate to cover his ass, Bilkey accidently makes things worse for himself. A controversial new job causes fractures in the gang, forcing Rita and Ted to lay down the law. Carol enlists Sparky in her dreams of motherhood. And an unwelcome surprise means things will never be the same again.

Starring: Antonia Prebble as Rita, David De Lautour as Ted, Reef Ireland as Wolf, Ashleigh Cummings as Cheryl

With: Dan Musgrove as Lefty, Esther Stephens as Ngaire, Todd Emerson as Bilkey, Pana Hema-Taylor as Bert, Xavier Horan as Phineas, Sophie Hambleton as Carol, Will Hall as Mike, Jordan Mooney as Eric, Patrick Tafa as Falani, Caleb Wells as Sparky, Kirsten Ibbetson as Riana, Jodie Dorday as Trish, Lily Powell as Mandy, Matthew Arbuckle as Shane, Tama Jarman as Steve, Samson Chan-Boon as Bouncer, Shoshana McCallum as Adoption Officer

Episode 3.06 (22)

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Mon, August 14, 2017
Written by Shoshana McCallum and James Griffin
Directed by Murray Keane

The new job is doing Ted's head in, but Wolf's criminal genius cracks the case, forcing Ted to question himself. Rita and Cheryl's happy family act turns feral. Riana has a secret that jeopardises everyone leaving Bert betrayed and Rita murderous. While Bert deals with insecurity, Rita deals with his dirty work, enlisting the gang girls' help. Despite Carol's best efforts, Sparky is giving his new family the creeps. And Cheryl is all in as Wolf takes on a bigger role in the family business.

With: Dan Musgrove as Lefty, Esther Stephens as Ngaire, Todd Emerson as Bilkey, Pana Hema-Taylor as Bert, Xavier Horan as Phineas, Sophie Hambleton as Carol, Will Hall as Mike, Jordan Mooney as Eric, Patrick Tafa as Falani, Caleb Wells as Sparky, Kirsten Ibbetson as Riana, Elizabeth Dowden as Theresa, Matthew Arbuckle as Shane, Shane Cortese as Danny, Pierre Beasley as Hayden, Glen Levy as Dario [sic]

Episode 3.07 (23)

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Mon, August 21, 2017
Written by Nick Ward
Directed by Michael Hurst

Wolf and the boys are roped into the gang's new job. At the last minute Dario changes the rules, so Ted changes the game. And Lefty brings his own surprises. The pressure is on at work and home for Mike, as Shane knows exactly which buttons to press. Welcomed as a gang widow, Cheryl lets Rita know exactly what side of the law she lies on. Phineas expands his tiny mind, then loses it. Everything falls on Ted's shoulders when it explodes in Wolf's face.

With: Dan Musgrove as Lefty, Esther Stephens as Ngaire, Todd Emerson as Bilkey, Pana Hema-Taylor as Bert, Xavier Horan as Phineas, Sophie Hambleton as Carol, Will Hall as Mike, Jordan Mooney as Eric, Patrick Tafa as Falani, Caleb Wells as Sparky, Lily Powell as Mandy, Grace Neely as Chelsea, Ella Shirtcliffe as Lisa, Matthew Arbuckle as Shane, Glen Levy as Dario [sic]

Episode 3.08 (24, finale)

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Mon, August 28, 2017
Written by James Griffin
Directed by Michael Hurst

The heat is on, and everyone's a suspect. Wolf stays staunch as Shane leans hard. Carol and Bert are wistful about their plans for the money. Lefty's laid bare and finds solace in Ngaire. Rita, desperate and panicking, takes charge and gives Mike an ultimatum. But Mike, pushed from both sides, burns it all down. Cheryl drops a bombshell that changes everything. And Rita's best laid plans may be smashed to pieces.

With: Dan Musgrove as Lefty, Esther Stephens as Ngaire, Todd Emerson as Bilkey, Pana Hema-Taylor as Bert, Xavier Horan as Phineas, Sophie Hambleton as Carol, Will Hall as Mike, Jordan Mooney as Eric, Patrick Tafa as Falani, Caleb Wells as Sparky, Lily Powell as Mandy, Elizabeth Dowden as Theresa, Matthew Arbuckle as Shane, Glen Levy as Dario [sic], Daryl Habraken as Central Detective, Tonci Pivac as Detective

Music: "Log Cabin Fever" performed by Split Enz, "Goodbye Fortune" performed by Street Talk, "For The Life of Me" performed by Prince Tui Teka