Sea Patrol II - The Coup: episode guide

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The Dogs of War

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Episode 2.01
Australia: Monday, March 31, 2008 (Nine)
Ratings: 1.238 million viewers (7th)
Written by Adam H Todd
Directed by Geoff Bennett

The return of Sea Patrol sees the HMAS Hammersley back with a bigger and better patrol boat. With new naval dramas such as remote island evacuations, jewellery heists and drug smugglers, it's drama on the high sea as well as on board with love triangles, unexpected friendships and sexual tension.
The Hammersley is sent to rescue aid workers during a coup in the Pacific nation of Samaru. The interception of a foreign fishing vessel turns into a life threatening pursuit.

Special Appearance by: Alan Dale as Ray Walsman

Guest Starring: Brad McMurray as Franz Szapolyai, Che Timmins as Francis Drake, Jimmy Christiansen as Hungarian Deckhand, Byron Hulbert as Mercenary, Russell Ingram as Aid Worker, Rico Lescott as Islander, Troy Hunter as Gun Firing Local, Malachi Waters as Local Guy

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Fortune Favours

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Episode 2.02
April 07, 2008
Ratings: 1.215 million viewers (12th)
Written by Michaeley O'Brien
Directed by Ian Barry

New chef "Bomber" Brown is determined to earn respect, but faces Navy discipline after losing her temper with Spider. Buffer, Bomber and Spider discover a dead pirate and a killer cargo on board a stolen boat. The Hammersley is called to transport a critically ill girl to a Darwin hospital, until Swain makes a surprise diagnosis. It's love at first sight when Spider meets the beautiful daughter of rich businessman Ray Walsman.

Special Appearance by: Alan Dale as Ray Walsman

Guest Starring: Dajana Cahill as Carly Walsman, Anthony Standish as Dave Williams, Robert Griffiths as Steve Turner

Takedown

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Episode 2.03
April 14, 2008
Ratings: 1.269 million viewers (7th)
Written by Tony Morphett
Directed by Geoff Bennett

The Hammersley is hijacked by a mysterious gang of illegal immigrants who are determined to flee Australian water. Lives are at stake when Nikki and Kate are taken hostage on board. Mike goes to extreme lengths to free the hostages and regain control of his patrol boat.

Guest Starring: Steve Bisley as Cmdr Steve Marshall; James Stewart as Zan, Anthony Edwards as Viktor, Ray Tiernan as Zhenya, Michelle Ayala as Anuncion Cortes

Heaven Born Captains

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Episode 2.04
April 21, 2008
Ratings: 1.381 million viewers (7th)
Written by Jeff Truman
Directed by Ian Barry

Kate's romantic life is looking up after a blind date with an SAS commander. Mike needs all his diplomacy skills when a sexy French naval captain tries to seduce him. Spider plays a prank on rival French peacekeepers, with disastrous results. The crew risk their lives on an undercover mission to capture a fishing "mother ship".

Guest Starring: Steve Bisley as Cmdr Steve Marshall, Ditch Davey as SAS Captain Jim Roth; Joel Pierce as Sgt Matt 'Roses' Thorne, Mira Pawel as Josephine Durand, Richard Chong as Tong, Ariu Lang Sio as Lawrence Siapu, Vince Gorce as Pierre Lefebvre, Anthony Guilbert as French Waiter, Haley Mitchell as Bomber Stunt Double, Ben Siemer as Spider Stunt Double, Nik Schodel as Buffer Stunt Double, Jamie Hite as Bowman

He who can modify his tactics in relation to his opponent and thereby succeed in winning, may be called a heaven-born captain.

Sun-Tzu, The Art of War

Giving Up the Dead

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Episode 2.05
April 28, 2008
Ratings: 1.258 million viewers (9th)
Written by John Ridley
Directed by Geoff Bennett

Robert fails a drug test and is determined to prove his innocence. He fears for his sanity when he has recurring visions of a murder. Can he identify the killer before he strikes again? The Hammersley uncovers a smuggling operation by Samarian rebels, designed to destabilise the government.

Guest Starring: Steve Bisley as Cmdr Steve Marshall; Alex Petersons as Maurie Stevens, Sebastian Wichne as Anders Nygaard, Adam Fawns as Cabin Cruiser Skipper, Todd Levi as Mr Peterson, Robert Reitano as Robert Stunt Double, Jimmy Christiansen as Maurie Stunt Double

Birds

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Episode 2.06
May 05, 2008
Ratings: 1.288 million viewers (6th)
Written by Matt Ford
Directed by Ian Berry

Nikki is sexually harassed and blackmailed over her secret affair with ET. The crew are exposed to deadly avian flu while arresting illegal fishermen. The crew race against time to free ET after he is bashed and left for dead on a sinking boat. Mike and the crew use extreme measures to rescue him.

Guest Starring: Andrew Buchanan as Campbell Fulton, Trent Huen as Japanese Fisherman, Shea Adams as Fulton Stunt Double

Hidden Agendas

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Episode 2.07
May 12, 2008
Ratings: 1.398 million viewers (5th for the night, 10th for the week)
Written by Philip Dalkin
Directed by Geoff Bennett

Mike uncovers an illegal arms smuggling operation on the Samaru Islands. Kate and Jim's romantic getaway turns into a life and death struggle when they encounter rebel forces. With his personal life in crisis, Swain goes to extreme lengths to protect the life of a kidnapped boy on Samaru.

Guest Starring: Ditch Davey as SAS Captain Jim Roth; Michael Tuahine as Sergeant Toka, Patrick Jhanur as Saka Gatu, Steven Harman as Webber, Ling Hsueh Tang as Asheta Gatu, Daisy Betts as Sally Blake, Rico Lescott as Hire Man, Joyce McNeill as Ruth Sanga, Steve Daddow as Local Insurgert #1, Josh Elkington as Local Insurgent #2, Sam Elia as Mercenary #1

Heart of Glass

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Episode 2.08
May 19, 2008
Ratings: 1.382 million viewers (6th)
Written by Samantha Winston
Directed by Ian Barry

Bomber's 21st birthday celebrations are cut short when she and Spider are lost overboard. Bomber and Spider's problems go from bad to worse when they are "rescued" and held hostage by a desperate crime boss. Buffer faces disciplinary action for losing Bomber and Spider at sea. Meanwhile, Buffer tries to deal with a secret personal tragedy.

Guest Starring: Eugene Gilfedder as Finn McLean, Lexie Symon as Gracie O'Doherty, Scott McRae as Ben Cade, Lee O'Shaughnessy as Bomber Stunt Double, Steve Harmon as Spider Stunt Double, Steve Harmon as Finn Stunt Double. uncredited as Mrs Tomashevski (Voice)

Shadow Line

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Episode 2.09
May 26, 2008
Ratings: 1.505 million viewers (4th)
Written by Tony Morphett
Directed by Geoff Bennett

Kate is trapped in a deadly showdown with a ruthless mercenary and the Hammersley comes under fire while trying to capture a shipload of stolen weapons. Mike is offered a dream job as skipper of a luxury cruiser, but will he leave the Navy?

Special Appearance by: Alan Dale as Ray Walsman

Guest Starring: Steve Bisley as Cmdr Steve Marshall; Dajana Cahill as Carly Walsman, Brad McMurray as Franz Szapolyai, Will Wensley as Dwayne Pearson, Ariu Lang Sio as Lawrence Siapu, Hayley Mitchell as Kate Stunt Double, Lee O'Shaughnessy as Bomber Stunt Double. Uncredited as newsreader

Note: highest ratings for an episode of Sea Patrol since episode 1.07 (1.581m)

Rules of Engagement

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Episode 2.10
June 02, 2008
Ratings: 1.473 million viewers (5th)
Written by Jeff Truman
Directed by Ian Barry

Mike Flynn and Captain Jim Roth are both critically injured during a bold rescue mission on Samaru. Kate is made acting command of the Hammersley, and faces a series of life and death decisions. Also, ET discovers a beautiful stowaway onboard the Hammersley.

Guest Starring: Steve Bisley as Cmdr Steve Marshall; Ditch Davey as SAS Captain Jim Roth, Emelia Burnset as Zuraya, et al

A Brilliant Career

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Episode 2.11
June 09, 2008
Ratings: 1.491 million viewers (4th)
Written by Michaeley O'Brien
Directed by Geoff Bennett

With Mike injured in hospital, the Hammersley gets a brilliant but unpredictable new CO. Mutiny is in the air when the new CO humiliates Kate, and risks the safety of the boat. Mike suspects Ray Walsman is involved in the murder of a Russian mercenary.

Special Appearances by: Alan Dale as Ray Walsman, Geoff Morrell as LCDR Jack Freeman

Guest Starring: Steve Bisley as Cmdr Steve Marshall; Brad McMurray as Franz Szapolyai, Kaitlyn Clare as Nurse, Peter Adams as Russell

Friends Close; Enemies Closer

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Episode 2.12
June 16, 2008
Ratings: 1.490 million viewers (3rd)
Written by Felicity Packard
Directed by Ian Barry

After rescuing Ray Walsman's boat from pirates, Mike uncovers a link between Walsman and the rebel forces on Samaru. Buffer is captured by mercenaries after discovering their plot to stage a coup on Samaru. The crew of the Hammersley are in desperate race to find Buffer before he is executed.

Special Appearance by: Alan Dale as Ray Walsman

Guest Starring: Steve Bisley as Cmdr Steve Marshall; Dajana Cahill as Carly Walsman, Aaron Fa'aosa as Massita Balanbaan, Goran D Kleut as Vjek, Bo Kaan as Wayne, Colin Handley as Walsman's Skipper, Ben Siemer as Walsman Stunt Double, Sharm Brown as Speedboat Driver, Rico Lescott as Attacker

Soldiers of Fortune

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Episode 2.13 (f)
June 23, 2008
Ratings: 1.497 million viewers (4th)
Written by John Ridley
Directed by Ian Barry

It's battle stations for the Hammersley when rebel forces launch a violent coup attempt on Samaru. Mike and the crew risk their lives to capture the coup leaders and prevent a political and humanitarian disaster. Buffer loses control as he hunts down the man who tried to murder him, millionaire coup leader Ray Walsman.

Special Appearance by: Alan Dale as Ray Walsman

Guest Starring: Steve Bisley as Cmdr Steve Marshall; Dajana Cahill as Carly Walsman, Damien Cassidy as Zorin, Aaron Fa'aosa as Massita Balanbaan, Yves Chapand as Dujon, Colin Handley as Walsman's Skipper, David Martin as UN Observer, Darryl Walsh as Mercenary, Rene Perrin as Mercenary, Ben Siemer as Mercenary, Jimmy Christiansen as Mercenary, Ben Siemer as Walsman Stunt Double, Jamie Hite as Bowman, Ben Siemer as UN Observer, Mark Ferguson as Himself (Newsreader)