Rosehaven: episode guide

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Episode 3.01 (17)

Wed, January 30, 2019 (8:30)
456,000 viewers (14th)
Written by Luke McGregor & Celia Pacquola
Directed by Shaun Wilson

Series three finds best mates Daniel and Emma now firmly ensconced as bona fide real estate agents, weathering the storm of recalcitrant landlords, anxiety inducing tenants, an overbearing boss (Daniel's mum) and a town where a 24 hour emergency butcher is considered a normal part of life. And to come will be big changes in Dan's and Emma's personal lives, and a real estate opportunity that threatens to divide the whole town...

When the professionalism of McCallum Real Estate is brought into question, Daniel sets out to fix their reputation while Emma befriends a pig.

Cast: Luke McGregor as Daniel, Celia Pacquola as Emma, Noela Foxcroft as Mrs Marsh, Ned as George the Pig, Kris McQuade as Barbara, Hayman Kent as Jessica, Prophecy Mudzingwas as Cashier, Chris Bunworth as Bob, Toby Briggs as Brian, Kim Knuckey as Sergeant Greg Hardwick, Meg Bignell as Cathy

Episode 3.02 (18)

Wed, January 30, 2019 (9:00)
Written by Luke McGregor & Celia Pacquola
Directed by Shaun Wilson

Emma and Daniel try to prevent a tenant from moving house after he finds out that the previous owner actually died in the house and the neighbours are eager to pay their respects. Emma and Daniel come up with a unique fix for the awkward situation.

Cast: Luke McGregor as Daniel, Celia Pacquola as Emma, Nic English as Kit, Kris McQuade as Barbara, Noela Foxcroft as Mrs Marsh, Tracy Mann as Karina, Katie Robertson as Grace, Norman Coburn as Gareth, Debra Lawrance as Sandra, Robyn Arthur as Jane, Kim Knuckey as Sergeant Greg Hardwick, Ivano Del Pio as 50-Something Man, Miriam Cooper as 50-Something Woman

Episode 3.03 (19)

Wed, February 06, 2019
447,000 viewers (17th)
Written by Luke McGregor & Celia Pacquola
Directed by Shaun Wilson

Barbara has sold her house and it’s moving day. Near Barbara’s new house, Grace discovers an engraving in the pavement — it reads ‘Danny is a R.R.R.’ The discovery upsets Daniel as he knows very well what R.R.R stands for — ‘Readheaded Rat Rooter’. It was engraved there while Daniel was in school by his long-time bully, Bruce. Now, Daniel is determined to get rid of the painful reminder.

Barbara’s sister Jenny makes a surprise visit to town. There’s history and tension between them. She didn’t know Barbara was selling the house, which was partly left to her.

Jenny tries to ingratiate herself with the family and helps Daniel on his quest to remove the inscription from the pavement. She gets the council to agree to repaving, he just has to pay for it. With the help of Damien, Daniel paves over the slab himself. Bruce lurks nearby — it’s clear he’s going to try and write in it again, meaning Daniel and Emma are on guard duty.

To everyone’s surprise, Barbara apologizes to Daniel and Jenny for not telling them she was selling the house, but there’s still a question mark over Jenny’s motivation.

Cast: Luke McGregor as Daniel, Celia Pacquola as Emma, Katie Robertson as Grace, Kris McQuade as Barbara, Noela Foxcroft as Mrs Marsh, Campbell McKenzie as Council Receptionist, Shareena Clanton as Suzanna, Genevieve Picot as Jenny, Charlotte Oldmeadow as Mikayla, Mick Davies as Maddrick, Sam Cotton as Bruce, David Quirk as Damien

Episode 3.04 (20)

Wed, February 13, 2019
429,000 viewers (15th)
Written by Luke McGregor & Celia Pacquola
Directed by Shaun Wilson

Emma’s feeling a bit down. She’s missing life on the mainland. Things like shops, and massages and reiki (not that she knows what that is).

On a long drive out of town to a new property they’re hoping to secure as a listing, Daniel and Emma get lost. With no phone reception they resort to a map, but reading a paper map is trickier than they remember.

Emma wants to turn around and ‘save their lives’ but Daniel is determined to get to the appraisal. When they get a flat tyre, then get bogged miles from anywhere, they have to search for help on foot.

While looking for help, they meet Farmer Dan. A manly man, full of rural charm. Daniel is intimated and doesn’t trust this guy. Emma is happy for his help and thinks Daniel is just being paranoid.

After Farmer Dan fixes their flat, he takes them to the house they’re looking for. But Bill’s not there and Daniel is getting increasingly wary of Farmer Dan’s motivations. But when Bill arrives home, they secure the listing and Farmer Dan asks Emma out.

Cast: Luke McGregor as Daniel, Celia Pacquola as Emma, Dustin Clare as Farmer Dan, Paul Levett as Bill

Episode 3.05 (21)

Wed, February 20, 2019
408,000 viewers (16th)
Written by Luke McGregor & Celia Pacquola
Directed by Jonathan Brough

Emma is at home, sick, and feeling very sorry for herself. Grace and Daniel go to check on her, but Daniel keeps his distance — after all, he doesn’t want to get sick. Daniel has an open home that day, but with Emma out of action and not able to help, Barbara is concerned it’ll be too much for Daniel alone. He insists all will be fine. The house is lovely and there is a great turnout for the open home. But when the owner returns they realise their rare fish is missing from the tank. Daniel promises to get it back.

Feeling alone and neglected, Emma shows up at the office with a ‘friendship marriage’ contract for Daniel. She has decided that he (or his kids) have to look after her until she’s dead. Daniel isn’t so sure.

Grace’s medical research on the population of Rosehaven is coming along — she’s hoping to find some results interesting enough to continue her study and stay in Rosehaven. But her results show there’s nothing unique about the residents of Rosehaven. At all.

At a big town hall meeting, Grace announces the findings of her study to the residents, who are disappointed they’re not unique, but still want answers. Who has the best bones? Who’s got the highest vitamin D? They want to know. Grace gives in and embraces it — revealing the results via an impromptu award ceremony.

Finally Daniel acquiesces and signs a new version of the ‘best friend’ contract and gives it to Emma. But she doesn’t need it anymore, she’s off on a date with Farmer Dan...

Cast: Celia Pacquola as Emma, Katie Robertson as Grace, Luke McGregor as Daniel, Kris McQuade as Barbara, Jack Scott as Spanner, Shapoor Batliwalla as Tony, Sue Hayes as Dafney, Heather Heron as Dafney' Partner, Chris Cornish and Sonni Almhjell as Couple at Inspection House, Andrew Buchanan as Harry, Leah Vandenberg as Harleen, Steven Jones as Frank, Anthony Morgan as Phil, Noela Foxcroft as Mrs Marsh, David Quirk as Damien, Gabrielle Adkins as Olive, Helen Murnane as Anne, Paul Peart-Smith as Martin, Dustin Clare as Farmer Dan

Episode 3.06 (22)

Wed, February 27, 2019
482,000 viewers (13th)
Written by Luke McGregor & Celia Pacquola
Directed by Jonathan Brough

It’s Valentine’s Day and Emma is out at Farmer Dan’s house. It’s an early start and they’re off to fix a fence. She’s clearly out of place — farm life doesn’t come naturally to her, nor is being up this early.

At the office, Greg comes in acting suspiciously. He subtly asks what Barbara is up to for Valentine’s Day. Daniel is horrified by the idea, but Emma hatches a plan. She’s going to play matchmaker for Barbara.

Barbara arrives at the office with her own plan — it seems that Dorothy, of Dorothy’s Clothing Store, was behind on her rent and she’s packed up and left. Barbara declares that Emma and Daniel have to go and run the store for the day to sell clothes and get back some of the lost rental income.

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, almost the whole town congregates down at the pub, and there is more than a special date or two going on.

Cast: Celia Pacquola as Emma, Dustin Clare as Farmer Dan, Luke McGregor as Daniel, Kim Knuckey as Sergeant Greg Hardwick, Kris McQuade as Barbara, Noela Foxcroft as Mrs Marsh, Jessica Adams as Customes #1, Steven Jones as Frank, Sam Cotton as Bruce, Mick Davies as Maddrick, Jalen Sutcliffe as Customer #2, Anthony Morgan as Phil, Iain Lang as Dave, Katie Robertson as Grace, Aska Smietouske as Frank's Date

Episode 3.07 (23)

Wed, March 06, 2019
470,000 viewers (13th)
Written by Luke McGregor & Celia Pacquola
Directed by Jonathan Brough

It’s an awkward morning for Daniel and Grace as they eat breakfast in near silence. Thankfully, Emma shows up — looking more formal than usual. She has a clipboard and is wearing glasses. Something’s up. She’s here to do an inspection of their house.

Meanwhile, Barbara is getting less subtle about wanting her new place to herself, so Emma might need to start looking for somewhere else to stay.

After Emma moves in to Daniel and Grace’s spare room, Daniel confesses that he’s feeling overwhelmed by his relationship with Grace – he’s worried he’s not doing things right. After their first dinner all living together, Grace tells Emma that things feel a little strange too. Did Daniel and Grace ask Emma to move in to evaluate if their relationship is normal? Most people get a dog or a kid at this stage, not a housemate.

At work, Emma gets a new listing — Lionel wants a block of land sold and Emma decides to take on this request, solo. She dismisses a low bid from the council and asks Barbara’s sister Jenny if she’d like to invest, after all, she has the money from the house sale that she wanted to invest back into Rosehaven. But the move sets the town folk of Rosehaven against them.

Cast: Luke McGregor as Daniel, Katie Robertson as Grace, Celia Pacquola as Emma, Kris McQuade as Barbara, Hugh Parker as Lionel, Noela Foxcroft as Mrs Marsh, Genevieve Picot as Jenny, Gabrielle Adkins as Olive

Episode 3.08 (24)

Wed, March 13, 2019
454,000 viewers (15th)
Written by Luke McGregor & Celia Pacquola
Directed by Jonathan Brough

Rosehaven are boycotting McCallum Real Estate so Emma and Daniel go into overdrive to try and put things right.

Cast: Luke McGregor as Daniel, Celia Pacquola as Emma, Aaron Pene as Ute Driver, Astrid Wells Cooper as Dawn, Charlotte Oldmeadow as Mikayla, Noela Foxcroft as Mrs Marsh, Kris McQuade as Barbara, Genevieve Picot as Jenny, Sue Cox and Harry Cox as Passerby Couple, Campbell McKenzie as Council Receptionist, Shareena Clanton as Suzanna, Iain Lang as Dave, Katie Robertson as Grace, Samantha Sangston as Tammy, Helen Murnane as Anne, Gabrielle Adkins as Olive, Steven Jones as Frank, Anthony Morgan as Phil, Susie Youssef as Gez, Cameron Hindrum as Man In Crowd, Elka Bezemer as Neighbourhood Watch #1, Michael Easrnshaw as Neighbourhood Watch #2, Jack Charles as Duncan