Offspring: episode guide


Happiness is a Delusion

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Episode 3.01 (27)
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
0.728 million viewers (13th)
Written by Debra Oswald
Directed by Kate Dennis

Nina is floating on cloud nine, unaware that she is about to face one of the biggest challenges of her life — is she a Proudman? Meanwhile, Billie and Mick are married and blissfully happy, but what does the future hold? Will they try to fall pregnant again and fulfil their long held desire to have a baby? Youngest of the Proudman family, Jimmy loves to live by the seat of his pants but he is fast coming to terms with being a first-time Dad. Will he finally get his life together and grow up? Searching for love, balance and fulfilment in the adventure of life, is there ever a happy ever after?

Starring: Asher Keddie, Kat Stewart, Matthew Le Nevez, Deborah Mailman, Eddie Perfect, Richard Davies, Linda Cropper, John Waters

Guest Starring: Jane Harber as Zara Perkich, Alicia Gardiner as Kim Akerholt, Lachy Hulme as Martin Clegg, Dan Spielman as Andrew, Charlotte Gregg as Petra, Henry & Jude Schimizzi Peart as Ray Proudman, Jack The Dog as Rocket, Billy Smedley as Petra's Husband, Ted Bates as Petra's Newborn, Scott Mcgregor as Theo, Madeleine Large as Newborn Nina, Lucy Cochran as Woman in Park, Kitty Perfect as Child in Park, David Winton as Potential Date #1, Lance Delaforce as Potential Date #2, James Crabtree as Potential Date #3

Secrets and Lies

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Episode 3.02 (28)
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
0.759 million viewers (15th)
Written by Tommy Murphy and Jonathan Gavin
Directed by Kate Dennis

Still reeling after learning of her true parents, Nina meets with Darcy to find out how he's coping. Both hurt and confused by the news, Nina and Darcy downplay their feelings trying to save each other grief. Nina, Billie and Jimmy are floored when Geraldine reveals all the secrets she's kept over the years and Nina learns her biological father could be one of two men. Billie struggles with the idea Nina is only her half-sister. Unable to censor herself, Billie creates chaos for Darcy and Geraldine before sharing her concerns with Nina who reafirms their bond. Mick tries to find Andrew a date under Billie's instructions.

Guest Starring: Jane Harber as Zara Perkic, Alicia Gardiner as Kim Akerholt, Lachy Hulme as Martin Clegg, Dan Spielman as Andrew, Matt Dyktynski as Tim, Henry & Jude Schimizzi Peart as Ray Proudman, Jack The Dog as Rocket, David Sciola as Andrew's Hook-Up, Scott Hone as Bong Smoking Clown, Matilda Rice as Baby in Nursery #1, Bridget Kelly as Baby in Nursery #2, Indiah Cookson as Baby in Nursery #3

Fertility Woes

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Episode 3.03 (29)
Wednesday, May 02, 2012
0.629 million viewers (17th)
Written by Michael Lucas
Directed by Kate Dennis

Burying concerns over the identity of her biological father, Nina focuses on the hunt for a rental property with Patrick. Nina's only forced to confront the issue when Billie reveals she located one of the possibilities. Billie's disappointed to discover her only fertile time of the month coincides with Tim and Andrew's first big date. Striking a compromise, Billie suggests Andrew keep things on third base with Tim and save himself to donate the following afternoon. Jimmy and Zara attend the first ultrasound for their baby.

Special Guest: Garry McDonald as Dr Phillip Noonan

Guest Starring: Jane Harber as Zara Perkich, Alicia Gardiner as Kim Akerholt, Lachy Hulme as Martin Clegg, Dan Spielman as Andrew, Matt Dyktynski as Tim, Kate Jenkinson as Kate, Jack The Dog as Rocket, Ava & Ella Jarvis as Isabella, Steve Adams as Daryl Collee, Lisa Aldenhoven as Cheryl Collee, Ella Keddie as Bree Collee, Dayle Memery as Danielle Collee, Ned Manning as Dream Dr Noonan, Lesley Coleman as Sally/Receptionist, Gerard Lane as Real Estate Agent, Tom Anderson as Teenager #1, Gabriela Farnan as Teenager #2, Josie Noviello as Woman at Clinic, Richie Akers as 1970s Parking Inspector, Vaughan Curtis as Juggler, Chloe Guymer as Young Nina

Time

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Episode 3.04 (30)
Wednesday, May 09, 2012
0.785 million viewers (12th)
Written by Christine Bartlett
Directed by Shirley Barrett

A week after moving in with Patrick, Nina worries that living and working together is putting a strain on their relationship. Unconvinced Nina and Patrick's space related issues are normal this early on; Billie assumes Nina's brought up the topic of children. Nina's adamant they haven't broached the topic and Billie is surprised considering Nina's a control freak and Patrick's troubled past. Later that night, Nina gets a surprise call from Dr Noonan hoping to catch up with Geraldine having now heard she's single. Feeling the weight of her massive secret, Nina realises she has to tell Dr Noonan, he's her father.

Special Guest: Garry McDonald as Dr Phillip Noonan

Guest Starring: Jane Harber as Zara Perkich, Alicia Gardiner as Kim Akerholt, Lachy Hulme as Martin Clegg, Dan Spielman as Andrew, Matt Dyktynski as Tim, Kate Jenkinson as Kate, Jack The Dog as Rocket, Ava & Ella Jarvis as Isabella, Edwina Wren as Polly, James Saunders as Kelton, Gillian Cosgriff as Sheena, James Deeth as Dan, Charity Shaw as Larissa, Doug Chappel as Bobby, Rachel Jessica Tan as Waitress, Anne Jennings as Mother In Park, Ebony Keating as Child In Park

Allegations

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Episode 3.05 (31)
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
0.774 million viewers (14th)
Written by Jonathan Gavin
Directed by Shirley Barrett

Nina arrives at work shocked to discover Patrick is being investigated over an allegation of patient abuse.

Special Guests: Garry McDonald as Dr Phillip Noonan, Clare Bowditch as Rosanna

Guest Starring: Jane Harber as Zara Perkic, Alicia Gardiner as Kim Akerholt, Lachy Hulme as Martin Clegg, Dan Spielman as Andrew, Matt Dyktynski as Tim, Jack The Dog as Rocket, Henry & Jude Schimizzi Peart as Ray, Lesley Coleman as Sally, Edwina Wren as Polly, Ulli Birve as Liz

Note: after hiding Kat Stewart's pregancy behind large handbags and pizza boxes, Billie's stranding in New Zealand is to accomodate the January birth of her first child.

Partners in Crisis

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Episode 3.06 (32)
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
0.726 million viewers (13th)
Written by Debra Oswald
Directed by Elissa Down

Worried about their first big fight and Patrick's night alone at a motel, Nina finds Patrick at work to apologise. Mick and Rosanna continue to forge their musical partnership.

Special Guests: Garry McDonald as Dr Phillip Noonan, Clare Bowditch as Rosanna

Guest Starring: Jane Harber as Zara Perkic, Alicia Gardiner as Kim Akerholt, Lachy Hulme as Martin Clegg, Dan Spielman as Andrew, Matt Dyktynski as Tim, Kate Jenkinson as Kate, Jack Heanly as Ollie, Jack The Dog as Rocket, Melanie Hillman as Liv, Jayson McCarthy as Husband, Grace Lee as Pregnant Woman #2, Sophie Sardi as Pregnant Woman #3, Kristy Barnes-Cullen as Pregnant Woman #4, Lara Signorino as Pregnant Woman #5, Belinda Bortone as Surgery Patient, Andrew O'Brien as Journalist #1, Donal Taylor as Journalist #2, Darren Scott as Journalist #3, Sally MacLean as Journalist #4

Drink, Drank, Drunk

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Episode 3.07 (33)
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
0.867 million viewers (12th)
Written by Michael Lucas
Directed by Elissa Down

Proud of the way she's coped post breakup, Nina arrives at work ready to face her first day of surgery with Patrick. Determined not to wallow, Cherie takes Nina out for a night of fun and partying.

Special Guests: Garry McDonald as Dr Phillip Noonan, Clare Bowditch as Rosanna

Guest Starring: Jane Harber as Zara Perkich, Alicia Gardiner as Kim Akerholt, Lachy Hulme as Martin Clegg, Dan Spielman as Andrew, Kate Atkinson as Renee, Jack Heanly as Ollie, Henry & Jude Schimizzi Peart as Ray Proudman, Jack The Dog as Rocket, Heidi Arena as Cathy, Mark Redpath as Nathan, Kim Darlison as Heather, Deborah Glover as Gail, Nicole Freeman as Lori, Chloe Boreham as Inez, Brendan Bacon as Stoner Dude, Stelio Kardas as Night Club DJ, Mitch Bartlett as Door Bitch.

Tuff Muff Dancers: Belinda Kennedy, Nysa Marrow, Lucinda Berry, Garrett Hughes, Jane Rhodes, Will Huxley, Luke Wilkie, Cassandra Chilton, Kelly Jack, Paige Anderson, Andrea Canzano, Joshua Wright, Paul Kearney, Nicola Hamilton, Natasha Maugueret, Nevada Duffy, Danica Lani, Daniel Vaughan, Anna Dutton, Alexandra Kovac, Marisa Nathan, Nelson Khoury, Michael Lucas

One Night Stand Off

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Episode 3.08 (34)
Wednesday, June 06, 2012
0.930 million viewers (10th)
Written by Ben Chessell and Michael Lucas
Directed by Emma Freeman

Nina wakes up hung over in a stranger's bed, faced with overwhelming evidence she's had a one night stand. Meanwhile, with Nina missing from work and home, Patrick's concern leads him to investigate.

Special Guests: Garry McDonald as Dr Phillip Noonan, Clare Bowditch as Rosanna

Guest Starring: Jane Harber as Zara Perkich, Alicia Gardiner as Kim Akerholt, Lachy Hulme as Martin Clegg, Kick Gurry as Adam, Jack Heanly as Ollie, Bill Reynolds as Homeless Man, Mick O'malley as Handyman, Melinda Raffa as Woman, Ben Ridgwell as Colin, Diane Viduka as Amy, Chong Nee as Scott Ray, Nicholas Costanzo as Vegemite Kid, Aerwen Martin as Cello Player C, Oliver Browne as Drummer

Chaos

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Episode 3.09 (35)
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
0.865 million viewers (11th)
Written by Jonathan Gavin
Directed by Emma Freeman

Nina finds herself at the heart of Proudman family chaos, while trying to assure Patrick her relationship with Adam is platonic.

Special Guests: Garry McDonald as Dr Phillip Noonan, Clare Bowditch as Rosanna

Guest Starring:

Jane Harber as Zara Perkich, Alicia Gardiner as Kim Akerholt, Lachy Hulme as Martin Clegg, Kick Gurry as Adam, Kate Jenkinson as Kate, Freya Stafford as Jodie; Jack Heanly as Ollie, Andrew Curry as Matt, Frederick Curry as Liam, Paolita Jackman as OR Nurse, Mick Alford as NICU Doctor, Craig Mather as Business Man, Michelle Thomas as Gereldine's Feet, Nelson Khoury as Dr Noonan's Feet

The Aftermath

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Episode 3.10 (36)
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
0.906 million viewers (9th)
Written by Leon Ford
Directed by Ben Chessell

Patrick confronts Nina about the serve Billie gave him over their breakup and her new relationship with Adam. Will Nina face the boundaries of her relationship?

Special Guest: Clare Bowditch as Rosanna

Guest Starring: Jane Harber as Zara Perkich, Alicia Gardiner as Kim Akerholt, Lachy Hulme as Martin Clegg, Kick Gurry as Adam, Kate Jenkinson as Kate, Jack Heanly as Ollie, Ava & Ella Jarvis as Isabella, Oliver Browne as Drummer

Goodbye is Always Hard

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Episode 3.11 (37)
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
0.918 million viewers (8th)
Written by Michael Lucas
Directed by Ben Chessell

The reality of Patrick's departure hits Nina as she walks to work. Later at Patrick's farewell, Nina struggles to say a proper goodbye in front of all her workmates.

Special Guests: Garry McDonald as Dr Phillip Noonan, Clare Bowditch as Rosanna

Guest Starring: Jane Harber as Zara Perkich, Alicia Gardiner as Kim Akerholt, Lachy Hulme as Martin Clegg, Kick Gurry as Adam, Kate Jenkinson as Kate; Jack Heanly as Ollie, Henry & Jude Schimizzi Peart as Ray Proudman, Alison Bell as Louise, Jolyon James as Stefan, Alexis Rowe as Newborn, Nicholas Gunn as Personal Trainer, Tim Le Nevez as Guy, Emma Mitchell as Girl, Zoran Stublin as Man, Kristian Beddow as Friend #1, Miranda Meates as Friend #2

Insecurity

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Episode 3.12 (38)
Wednesday, July 04, 2012
0.894 million viewers (11th)
Written by Jonathan Gavin
Directed by Kate Dennis

Nina gets a test taken at the hospital; Billie's insecurity about Rosanna intensifies when Mick insists he's still doing the tour with her; meanwhile Billie is forced to spend the day with Ollie.

Special Guests: Garry McDonald as Dr Phillip Noonan, Clare Bowditch as Rosanna

Guest Starring:

Jane Harber as Zara Perkich, Alicia Gardiner as Kim Akerholt, Lachy Hulme as Martin Clegg; Jack Heanly as Ollie, Paolita Jackman as NICU Nurse, Nelson Khoury as NICU Doctor, Jody McCarthy as Pregnant Woman

Pregnant Pause

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Episode 3.13 (39)
Wednesday, July 11, 2013
1.086 million viewers (5th)
Written by Debra Oswald
Directed by Kate Dennis

Nina celebrates her 35th birthday at the hospital where Darcy has recreated 8-year-old Nina's dream birthday party! It is sure to be a night full of surprises!

Special Guests: Garry McDonald as Dr Phillip Noonan, Clare Bowditch as Rosanna

Guest Starring: Jane Harber as Zara Perkich, Alicia Gardiner as Kim Akerholt, Lachy Hulme as Martin Clegg, Kate Atkinson as Renee; Jack Heanly as Ollie, et al