Westside: episode guide

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Episode 4.01 (25)

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Mon, July 09, 2018
W: James Griffin
D: Murray Keane

December 1982. In remand hell, Wolf has a taste of what a relationship would be like from the inside, and it's sour. Pregnant and alone, Cheryl is rattled hard when Trish lays down a thinly-veiled threat, causing her to second guess her man. To aid Wolf's legal fund, Rita has the young gang out pillaging, but the boys' laziness keeps them closer than comfort to home.

Having realised he's shooting blanks, Phineas has been spreading his useless seed far and wide. Feeling guilty, he makes Carol an unlikely offer that she may not be able to refuse. At Wolf's trial, it's the bad guy that swoops in for the final countdown.

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, Jodie Dorday as Trish, Laura McGoldrick as Wendy, Jason Hodzelmans as Brian, Lily Powell as Mandy, Elizabeth Dowden as Theresa, Shane Cortese as Danny, Nick Bell-Booth as Crown Prosecutor, Andrew Grainger as Declan, Ingrid Park as Judge, Dave Fane as Ofisa, Anastasiya Kozyryeva as Lyudmila, Phoebe McKellar as Valentina

Episode 4.02 (26)

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Mon, July 16, 2018
W: Kate McDermott
D: Murray Keane

While Cheryl is bent on spreading the Christmas spirit, the West's superstitions keep them grinches. But with the threat of everyone de-camping to Trish's for the celebration, Rita puts in an effort. Despite Ted's holiday misgivings, the gang do a job, proving him right. But what it lacks in reward it makes up for in the risqué.

Eric rediscovers on old theft which incites an infatuation over the fence. Carol is second guessing her romp with Bert, but he's keen and he's got beans. When Jeanette turns up Cheryl is touched. But as Rita's suspicions prove right, Cheryl loses it and lashes out. Ngaire appears, bearing gifts, and hoping to find room at the inn.

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, Jordan Mooney as Eric, Patrick Tafa as Falani, Caleb Wells as Sparky, Jodie Dorday as Trish, Laura McGoldrick as Wendy, Jason Hodzelmans as Brian, Lily Powell as Mandy, Elizabeth Dowden as Theresa, Jessie Lawrence as Jeanette, Nicole Whippy as Kasey's Mum, Pepper Reihana as Young Kasey, Aruna Po-Ching as Nurse, Morgan Albrecht as Vicky, Rachel Nicholls as Karen, Salomé Grace as Chelsea, Ella Shirtcliffe as Lisa

Notes: Cheryl and Rita briefly cross paths with Kasey for the first time. Nicole Whippy appears as Kasey's parent making her the 5th Outrageous Fortune actor to do this by my count (David Fane, John Leigh, Wesley Dowdell, Shane Cortese). See article.

Episode 4.03 (27)

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Mon, July 23, 2018
W: Shoshana McCallum
D: Murray Keane

January 1983. Cheryl and Wolf have set up camp at Tutaekuri Bay, where Wolf nurses Cheryl back to the land of the living. Back at home, Rita puts the pressure on Lefty to make sure there are less bodies under her roof. When he doesn't deliver, Rita is forced to play girlfriend/boyfriend with Danny Peters.

Ted is dark about his future in safe cracking, and turns to lady luck. Crossing paths with a deadly stranger makes Cheryl question life and death, and it takes saying goodbye to finally more forward. But when Wolf offers his heart, Cheryl lays down some conditions.

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, Jordan Mooney as Eric, Patrick Tafa as Falani, Caleb Wells as Sparky, Shane Cortese as Danny, Anastasiya Kozyryeva as Lyudmila, Phoebe McKellar as Valentina, Salomé Grace as Chelsea, Ella Shirtcliffe as Lisa, Mark Clare as Dennis, Matthew Cutts as Peter, Rima Te Wiata as Iris, Peter Tait as Ron, uncredited as Andrea

Note: this Wolf and Cheryl storyline was first recounted in the Outrageous Fortune Christmas special that concluded series 2.

Episode 4.04 (28)

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Mon, July 30, 2018
W: Dan Musgrove
D: Murray Keane

Rita rebels against Cheryl and Wolf turning away from the family business, and punishes the rest of the young gang. Ted's winning streak ends, but his debts could be wiped clean at a huge moral price. And while his drinking may ease his guilt, it doesn't do much for Rita.

Wolf, though nailing the nine to five, can't help but feel his prospects are bleak. Seeking comfort in Danny, Rita quickly realises that once a pimp always a pimp. But spinning a heinous act into one of revenge, Rita manages to get her boys back onside. Ted has a crisis of conscience, turning his luck around, but the same might not be said of his marriage.

With: Dan Musgrove as Lefty, Esther Stephens as Ngaire, Xavier Horan as Phineas, Sophie Hambleton as Carol, Jordan Mooney as Eric, Patrick Tafa as Falani, Caleb Wells as Sparky, Shane Cortese as Danny, Phoebe McKellar as Valentina, Rima Te Wiata as Iris, Grant Kereama as Cliff, Claire Dougan as Recruiter, Pierre Beasley as Hayden Peters, William Walker as Councillor

Episode 4.05 (29)

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Mon, August 06, 2018
W: Shoshanna McCallum
D: Aidee Walker

Ted's gambling is causing concern, but Ted's drinking is making him unreachable. Eric makes counterfeit tickets to Dire Straits to get into Wendy's pants; with surprising results. Bilkey tries to get the gang back in the game, but Ted threatens to crash and burn and bring them down with him. And Bilkey realises money can't buy everything.

When Chelsea's school kick her out, Ngaire and Lefty unite to defend her, but their anger sparks feelings they thought had long been extinguished. Realising the magic is gone, Rita investigates, and is confronted with a betrayal that she can't forgive. But Ted may be past the point of caring.

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, Jordan Mooney as Eric, Patrick Tafa as Falani, Caleb Wells as Sparky, Laura McGoldrick as Wendy, Jason Hodzelmans as Brian, Elizabeth Dowden as Theresa, Shane Cortese as Danny, Salomé Grace as Chelsea, Ella Shirtcliffe as Lisa, Rima Te Wiata as Iris, Joe Dekkers-Reihana as Marco, David Capstick as Principal Sanderson

Episode 4.06 (30)

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Mon, August 13, 2018
W: James Griffin
D: Aidee Walker and Michael Hurst

Riana is back on the scene, but on the wrong side of the law. To Rita's annoyance, Carol's relief, and Bert's embarrassment, no one can get her to play ball. Cheryl tries to buy the dress, but what she actually gets is judgement and attitude. Enlisting Bilkey's expertise, she finds her guardian angel and the dress of her dreams.

Ted has a chance to set things right when Iris offers him a risky job. Though he, Lefty and Phineas finds themselves in the dark.

Meanwhile, Rita goes for a night on the town with Danny. When drugs get in the mix, ecstasy takes over. Ted's gamble on Iris pays off big, but he realises, too late, that sometimes the winner doesn't take all.

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, Jordan Mooney as Eric, Patrick Tafa as Falani, Caleb Wells as Sparky, Laura McGoldrick as Wendy, Elizabeth Dowden as Theresa, Shane Cortese as Danny, Rima Te Wiata as Iris, Kirsten Ibbetson as Riana, Rory Nolan as Brent, Tracy Lee Gray as Sally, Sam Sneddon as Errol, Paul Harrop as Ian

Episode 4.07 (31)

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Mon, August 20, 2018
W: Dan Musgrove
D: Caroline Bell-Booth

Wolf can't choose a best man, and the boys can't help but compete for the job. Ted offers to help find wedding rings for Wolf. What he discovers is a forgotten promise. When Chelsea is more concerned about the USS Texas in NZ clean waters than sex, Sparky gets on board.

Phineas spills the beans about his sex worker addiction. Though far from innocent herself, Carol calls it quits. To prove his love to Chelsea, Sparky comes up with a plan which involves a boat and dynamite. When everyone else bails, Wolf dives head first, and Chelsea throws in the towel. Hiding her own shame, Rita kicks Ted out, turning her back on an old promise.

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, Jordan Mooney as Eric, Patrick Tafa as Falani, Caleb Wells as Sparky, Jodie Dorday as Trish, Lily Powell as Mandy, Jason Hodzelmans as Brian, Elizabeth Dowden as Theresa, Shane Cortese as Danny, Anastasiya Kozyryeva as Lyudmila, Salomé Grace as Chelsea, Ella Shirtcliffe as Lisa, Ross Brannigan as Father Murphy, Edward Newborn as Roger

Episode 4.08 (32)

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Mon, August 27, 2018
W: Kate McDermott
D: Michael Hurst

When the gang discover a murder, suspicion pits them against each other. Wedding venues have Wolf and Cheryl at each other's throats. A favour from Trish comes with conditions, which might prove their undoing. But Sparky comes to the rescue, exorcising his own demons.

In custody, secrets are exposed, and the gang unravels in threats and violence. When Carol, Ngaire and Rita come for their men, what they really want is put in perspective. But Phineas discovers, too late, his place in Carol's bed has been taken. Lefty and Ngaire might get a fresh start. And Ted and Rita lay it all out on the table.

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, Jordan Mooney as Eric, Patrick Tafa as Falani, Caleb Wells as Sparky, Jodie Dorday as Trish, Lily Powell as Mandy, Elizabeth Dowden as Theresa, Shane Cortese as Danny, Anastasiya Kozyryeva as Lyudmila, Phoebe McKellar as Valentina, Ella Shirtcliffe as Lisa, Salomé Grace as Chelsea, Pierre Beasley as Hayden, William Walker as Councillor, Lucy Wigmore as Shona, Kirsten Ibbetson as Riana, Rory Nolan as Brent, Richard Felix as Rev Cockburn

Episode 4.09 (33)

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Mon, Sept 03, 2018
W: Nick Ward and James Griffin
D: Caroline Bell-Booth

Ngaire encounters a familiar face at Cheryl's hen's party while Wolf is lead astray by an old flame at his stag do. Phineas and Bert fight for Carol.

With: Dan Musgrove as Lefty, Esther Stephens as Ngaire, Will Hall as Mike, Todd Emerson as Bilkey, Pana Hema-Taylor as Bert, Xavier Horan as Phineas, Sophie Hambleton as Carol, Jordan Mooney as Eric, Patrick Tafa as Falani, Caleb Wells as Sparky, Jason Hodzelmans as Brian, Jodie Dorday as Trish, Lily Powell as Mandy, Glen Levy as Dario, Jaime McDermott as Anne-Marie, Rachale Davies as Jackie, Renee Sheridan as Maureen, Morgan Albrecht as Vicky, Paul Williams as Comedian

Episode 4.10 (34)

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Mon, Sept 10, 2018
W: James Griffin
D: Michael Hurst

The Wests come together for Cheryl and Wolf's wedding but the groom has cold feet, and the cops threaten to derail the nuptials.

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, Jodie Dorday as Trish, Lily Powell as Mandy, Laura McGoldrick as Wendy, Jason Hodzelmans as Brian, Shane Cortese as Danny, Dave Fane as Ofisa, Salomé Grace as Chelsea, Ella Shirtcliffe as Lisa, Rima Te Wiata as Iris, Peter Tait as Ron, Kirsten Ibbetson as Riana, Rory Nolan as Brent, Glen Levy as Dario, Richard Lambeth as Malcolm, Ilona Rodgers as Grandma, Toni Potter as Mary, Jaime McDermott as Anne-Marie, Renee Sheridan as Maureen, Rachale Davies as Jackie

Music: "I Hope I Never" performed by Joel Haines, "Cheap Wine" performed by Cold Chisel, "White Wedding - Pt. 1" performed by Billy Idol, "Are You Old Enough" performed by Dragon, "Mesage of Love" performed by Pretenders, "Wedding March" performed by Joel Haines, "Baby, I Love Your Way (Live)" performed by Peter Frampton, "So This Is Love" performed by Bon Marche, "Bliss" performed by Th' Dudes, "Be Mine Tonight" performed by Th' Dudes, "Hine E Hine" performed by Joel Haines, "Still In Love With You" performed by Dragon

Note: Westside will return in 2019