Stingers: episode guide


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Episode 4.01 (67)
August 14, 2001
Ratings: 1.169 million viewers
Written by Marcia Gardner
Directed by Paul Moloney

Mackenzie and Hollister are called to the docks where eleven illegal immigrants have been found dead inside a shipping container. While Danni poses as a hospital patient to try and get the sole survivor to expose the smuggling ring responsible, Church goes undercover at the docks, taking on the role of a customs officer.

Starring: Peter Phelps, Anita Hegh, Kate Kendall, Roxane Wilson, Ian Stenlake

Guest Starring: Nicholas Bell as Det Bill Hollister, Gerogina English as Nadia, Susan Godfrey as Collette Ryan, Eve Newton-Keogh as Jesse Ryan, Damien Aylward as Lyall Lucas, Rodney Afif as Fahrad, Andrea Swifte as Mila, Richard Neal as Sean Dunan, Kim Trengove as Margaret Whittle, Fred Barker as Tony Monk, Pixie Jones as Nurse Parker, Jo Hall as Newsreader, Lucy Tran as Asian Prostitute, Marco De Vincentis as Detective, David Clarke as Detective, Ron Bingham as Sleazy Client; Stunt Performers: Chris Kemp, Russell Frost

Rich Man's World

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Episode 4.02 (68)
August 21, 2001
Ratings: 1.065 million viewers
Written by Shane Brennan
Directed by Steve Jodrell

Drastic measures are taken to allay the suspicions of a drug syndicate and win their confidence. Meanwhile, Church is seriously considering leaving the force, Stone is trying desparately to get back into it after he was shot and Mac is trying to keep her workplace affair with Bill a secret.

Guest Starring: Nicholas Bell as Det Bill Hollister, Andy Anderson as Frank Landis, Travis McMahon as Jonah Day, Robert Ratti as Tony Fernandez, Zlatko Kasumovic as Tall Boy, Roger O'Connor as Golf Partner, Michael Roland as Psychologist, Carrie Baker as Sunbather, Tony Ladiges as Barman

Beyond Redemption

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Episode 4.03 (69)
August 28, 2001
Ratings: 1.118 million viewers
Written by Jeff Truman
Directed by Grant Brown

With what is feared to be a serial killer at large in the community, Angie and Church go undercover at Angie's old parish to investigate Kevin Mason, a charming psychopath who has been released from jail after after serving fifteen years for a vicious assault on a young woman. Meanwhile, MacKenzie has her first encounter with Hollister's less than enthusiastic teenage daughter.

Guest Starring: Nicholas Bell as Det Bill Hollister, Robert Menzies as Kevin Mason, Dennis Coard as Fr. Jim Hawthorn, Simon Wilton as Chris Wyatt, Ernie Gray as Dr. Simon Gerber, Bonnie Maree Piesse as Sarah Hollister, Eddie Baroo as Barry, Jesha Bone as Tony, Mark Sharp as Rod, Phill Cantone as Waiter, Natalie Davey as Waitress, Peter Zoumberis as Cop, James Judge as Cop

Tell Me You Love Me

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Episode 4.04 (70)
Tuesday, September 11, 2001
Ratings: 1.032 million viewers
Written by: Sally Web
Directed by Chris Langman

Mackenzie and Church pose as a feuding couple to investigate the disappearance of a man while visiting a health spa where couples go to heal their ailing marriages. Meanwhile, Stone returns to work after his shooting incident showing signs of Post-Traumatic-Stress Disorder.

Guest Starring: Nicholas Bell as Det Bill Hollister, Mark Lee as Leon King, Karen Davitt as Isabelle King, Marnie Reece-Wilmore as Magda Stanton, William Houten as Det. Campbell, Greg Lambden as Morgue Attendant; Stunt Performers: Szumai Anderson, Brett Anderson

Fool To Want You

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Episode 4.05 (71)
Tuesday, September 18, 2001
Ratings: 0.954 million viewers
Written by Adam Todd and Shane Brennan
Directed by Lynn Hegarty

Moonlighting as a private eye for an old friend, Tom Barton, Church is labelled a suspect when Tom is found shot dead. Church ignores all warnings to stay well away from the case and delves into the complicated world of Tom's clientele, learning a few secrets along the way.

Guest Starring: Nicholas Bell as Det Insp. Bill Hollister, Rhondda Findleton as Mia Endquist, Tim Robertson as Stig Endquist, Terry Brittingham as Tom Barton, Kat Stewart as Amanda, Osvaldo Maione as George, Andrew Peters as Warren Peterson, Chris Hargreaves as Big Guy, Glenn Hunt as Robert Lawler, Will Deumer as Maurie, Rick Campbell as Mr Universe

Family Values

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Episode 4.06 (72)
Tuesday, September 25, 2001
Ratings: 0.977 million viewers
Written by Everett De Roche
Directed by Paul Moloney

Church goes undercover as a bikie to expose a major amphetamine ring linked to The Living Dead biker gang.

Guest Starring: Nicholas Bell as Det Insp. Bill Hollister, John Howard as Robert 'Chicken' Lake, Anni Finsterer as Suzie Lake, Sarah Campbell as Angel Lake, Richard Sutherland as Sledge, Peter Clark as Gumnut, Richard Frankland as Poppy, Darryl Spencer as 'Chewy' Kechayas, Christopher Robin Street as Bo, Serge Liistro as Drug Dealer, Andrew Piercy as Gun Shop Assistant; Police: Greg Waters, Chris Kemp, Phil Reilley, Julie-Anne Newman; Phoebe as Exotic Dancer; Iron Blood Bikers: Chris Hargreaves, Russell Frost, Jeffrey Drummond; Stunt Performers: Roy Edmunds, Mark Campbell, Zev Eleftheriou, Terry Carter

Whatever It Takes

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Episode 4.07 (73)
Tuesday, October 02, 2001
Ratings: 1.132 million viewers
Written by Tim Gooding
Directed by Steve Jodrell

The future of the Undercover Unit looks uncertain when Stone is investigated for the shooting death of a biker. Internal Affairs leaves no stone unturned in its investigation of the incident, leaving Church to choose his loyalties when Mackenzie attempts to rally the unit to save Oscar.

Guest Starring: Nicholas Bell as Bill Hollister, Russell Kiefel as Andrew Bligh, Anni Finsterer as Suzie Lake, Sarah Campbell as Angel Lake, Penelope Stewart as Liz Christiansen, Sue Jones as Alison Canning, David Gedicke as Detective Zisti, Lew Luton as Coroner, Peter Maver as Barrister, Yvette Vardy as Court Orderly, Richard Humphries as Observer

Into the Darkness

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Episode 4.08 (74)
Tuesday, October 16, 2001
Ratings: 0.923 million viewers
Written by John Banas
Directed by Grant Brown

In the aftermath of Bill Hollister's murder, MacKenzie grieves while Church tries to bring the killer to justice.

Guest Starring: Andy Anderson as Frank Landis, Russell Kiefel as Det Insp Andrew Bligh, Lyn Semler as Jenny Hollister, Bonnie Maree Piesse as Sarah Hollister, Asher Keddie as Sam, Andrew Blackman as Lewis Craig, Colin 'Pommy' Johnston as Barman, John McConnell as Jenny's Companion, Anthon Bennett as Forensic Officer; Stunt Performer: Terry Carter

Foster Cops

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Episode 4.09 (75)
Wednesday, October 17, 2001
Ratings: 0.790 million viewers
Written by Graeme Koetsveld
Directed by Paul Moloney

Church and Danni pose as foster parents in an unusual operation to capture Australia's most wanted armed robber, but ultimately get more than they bargained for.

Guest Starring: Jeremy Kewley as Det Snr Sgt Bryan Gray, Alanna Oliver as Zoe Stokes, Jeff Keogh as Jeremy Stokes, Sean Scully as Asst Comm Jim Courtney, Jules Hutchison as Donna Tierney, Irene Iape as Mrs Leung, Mia Delos as Janie, Nicole Moro as Bank Teller; Stunt Performer: Roy Edmunds

The Whisper Room

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Episode 4.10 (76)
Tuesday, October 23, 2001
Ratings: 0.938 million viewers
Written by Peter Gawler
Directed by Steve Jodrell

The Undercover Unit investigate a disturbing ring of criminals, who use an internet chat-room to procure their victims. Danni pulls Church into her personal quest to prove a traffic offence has been covered up while Angie tries once again to help her sister beat her drug addiction.

Guest Starring: Asher Keddie as Sam, Paul Pantano as Carlo, Sean Scully as Asst Comm Jim Courtney, Christopher Elliot as Bayer, Alfred Nicdao as Cedric Wong, Waldemar Gorecki as Paul McCool, Michael Fry as Leo Creswell, Eddy Jager as Brian McCool, Robert Altson as Tim, Angie Tonkin as Midnight, Marnie Statkus as Feral Woman, Jacob Jones as Baby, Dean Garofalo as Feral Man, Daniel Tusia as Clown, Benjamin Schmideg as Redhead Skater, Alex Breden as Tyson


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Episode 4.11 (77)
Wednesday, October 24, 2001
Ratings: 0.855 million viewers
Written by Roger Simpson
Directed by David Cameron

The Undercover Unit find themselves battling a race against time when called in to investigate an extortion attempt against a pharmaceutical company.

Guest Starring: Marshall Napier as Eddie Thoms, David Webb as Steve Vogel, Peta Doodson as Snr Sgt Glenys Merton, Stuart Ritchie as Man with Dog, Barry James as Reporter, Christina Costigan as Reporter, Melissa Will as Mother, Rick Hammond as Father, Geoff Gaskill as Surgeon, Jack Daniels as Bartender, Jo Hall as Newsreader, Roy Edmunds as Driver, Phil Reilley as Driver

One of Us

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Episode 4.12 (78)
Tuesday, October 30, 2001
Ratings: 0.973 million viewers
Written by Philip Dalkin
Directed by Lynn Hegarty

A surprise turn of events provides the Undercover Unit with a tangible link to Hollister's murderer, while Stone finds himself recruited to undertake the most daunting of tasks.

Guest Starring: Sean Scully as Asst Comm Jim Courtney, Glenn Hazeldine as Daniel Miller, Wilhelmina Stracke as Const. Dimity Weadon, Terry Carter as Harris, Glenn Davies as Veder, James Judge as Det Sgt Jamie Lowndes, John Ridley as Det Snr Sgt Eric Chatterly, Stuart Brown as Robot Controller, Paul Tabley as Tennis Player, Robert Fahey as Tennis Player, Nicole Muling as Cute Girl, Dean Barton-Ancliffe as Shop Owner, Scott Shaw as Junkie, John Carmody as Gunman, Marco Devincentis as Gunman, Anthony Cattermole as Gunman; Stunt Performer: Russell Frost

Dog Eat Dog

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Episode 4.13 (79)
Wednesday, October 31, 2001
Ratings: 0.936 million viewers
Written by Adam Todd
Directed by Chris Langman

In a case which has personal resonance for MacKenzie, the Undercover Unit stage an intensive investigation, determined to nail a certain murderer.

Guest Starring: Andy Anderson as Frank Landis, Grant Bowler as Sean Peck, Glenn Hazeldine as Daniel Miller, Michelle McClatchy as Candy, Simon Rogers as Cameron Walker, Peggy O'shea as Elderly Woman, William Houten as Detective Campbell, Irving Labrooy as Reporter, Lesley Coleman as Education Department Officer, Wayne Cartwright as Target, David No as Shooter, Phil Reilley as Detective, Jeremy Mclay as Detective; Stunt Performers: Mark Campbell, Russell Frost, Zev Eleftheriou, Chris Kemp, Roy Edmunds


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Episode 4.14 (80)
Tuesday, November 06, 2001
Ratings: 1.042 million viewers
Written by Shane Brennan
Directed by Paul Moloney

Danni's life and career is threatened when an escaped criminal seeks his revenge. Danni is at first reluctant to admit to Mac that she's being stalked as she's afraid she'll be forced to leave the unit due to compromised security, however she eventually confides in Mac and an investigation is set up to determine where he is hiding.

Guest Starring: Stephen Lovatt as Liam O'Shea, Doug Chappel as Jack Posey, Greg Francis as Caretaker, Karin Sutton as Secretary, Joe Ferguson as Detective, Lindy Ferguson as Policewoman, Jeff Richards as Moody Guy, Mark Nicol as Partygoer, Darren Hassan as Partygoer, Christian D'agostin as Partygoer, Vickie D'monte as Partygoer, Kristin Henriksson as Partygoer, Bobby Barker as Man In Lift, Anthony Oliver as Man In Lift, Frank Tyler as Paramedic; Stunt Performer: Stuart Fraser

Love Hurts

Episode 4.15 (81)
Wednesday, November 07, 2001
Ratings: 1.056 million viewers
Written by Jeff Truman
Directed by David Cameron

A case of mistaken identity during a botched raid at a nightclub results in Stone being recruited to assist with a major armed robbery.

Guest Starring: Jeremy Kewley as Det Snr Sgt Bryan Gray, Cameron Nugent as Ricky Knox, Richard Morgan as Det Snr Sgt Reg Masters, Peter Finlay as Bruce Kidd, Patrick Clark as Craig, Adam Palmer as Det Swank, Donni Frizzel as Hank, Millie Minogue as Herself, Dallas Tulk as Plain Clothes Cop, Erin Klien as Kiss Blower Boy, Marco DeVincentis as Armoured Car Guard; Stunt Performers: Warwick Sadler, Chris Kemp, Kyle Gardiner

Psychotic Episode

Episode 4.16 (82)
Tuesday, November 20, 2001
Ratings: 0.783 million viewers
Written by Sally Webb
Directed by Paul Faint

Following a spate of violent robberies, Church and the others are placed undercover as taxi drivers, in hope of catching the offender in the act. Unlike the others, Church actually likes the job, and the stories people have to tell, and when he takes a fare from a highly agitated young man, he hears a story to beat all stories.

Guest Starring: Benjamin Sutton as Colin Crane, Kim Krejus as Rhonda Ellington, Jacinta Stapleton as Kristen Rodgers, David Watson as Old Dave, Lisa Maree Callaghan as Felicia Harris, Tim Harris as Derek Marks, Greg Ulfan as Grigor Metz, Kiran Nagesh as Adib, Susan Turner as Irma, Nathan Hoey as Jules, Morgan Evans as Marty, Bruce Kilpatrick as Surgeon, Alvie Johns as Big Cabbie, Travis Marsham as Detective, Russell Frost as Driver, Chris Kemp as Driver, Hunter Wright as Police Officer; Stunt Performer: Amanda Buchanan

Note: Jacinta Stapleton will return to star in series 6-8 as Christina Dichiera


Episode 4.17 (83)
Wednesday, November 21, 2001
Ratings: 0.673 million viewers
Written by Phillip Dalkin
Directed by Chris Langman

As the unit investigate a private detective who specialises in adoption cases and has been accused of providing phoney relatives, Mac goes undercover using her own profile with the secret hope of finding her birth mother. The question is: after he's completed his investigations and he produces a woman he claims to be her mother, will she be Mac's real birth mother or just another phoney?

Guest Starring: Simon Palmares as Gino Lindoni, John Ridley as Det. Snr. Sgt. Eric Chatterly, Jeff Truman as Det. Paul Smith, Nathan Godkin as Justin Gambol, Suzy Cato as Sonia Beckett, Steve Mouzakis as Lou Ferrugia, David Clencie as Human Services Manager, Chelsea Blake as Sarah, Robin Collins as Mrs Grieves, Irena Dangov as Eve, Ron Kamoen as Thug, Jamie McCarney as Thug, Szumai Andrerson as Woman; Stunt Performers: Brett Anderson, Chris Kemp

True Colours

Episode 4.18 (84)
Tuesday, November 20, 2001
Ratings: 0.872 million viewers
Written by Tim Gooding
Directed by Arnie Custo

Church tags an unconvicted robber/murderer in the hope that he will lead them to unrecovered bank funds while Angie and Stone try to locate a missing accomplice. Meanwhile, MacKenzie makes contact with her natural mother and both women become embroiled in an Undercover operation to nail a mastermind armed robber.

Guest Starring: Pamela Rabe as Eve Reisner, Jeremy Kewley as Det Snr Sgt Bryan Gray, Brett Swain as 'Rocket' Roddy Green, Richard Young as Col Fenech, Greg Carroll as Kevin Lewis, Katie Reilly as Jill Askin, Peter Prenga as Igor, Darcy Bonser as Kaspar, Rosemary Mitchell as Janice; Stunt Performer: Chris Kemp

Too Many Crooks

Episode 4.19 (85)
Tuesday, November 27, 2001
Ratings: 0.764 million viewers
Written by Anthony Watt
Directed by Lynn Hegarty

The Unit works with an undercover operative from Queensland to defeat a gang of amphetamine dealers responsible for a kidnapping.

Guest Starring: Simon Lyndon as Ben Matthews, Brendan O'Connor as Mary, Fletcher Humphrys as Steve, Ebonnie Masini as Kim Waldron, Matthew King as John Waldron, John Sheedy as Dougal, Khoa Do as Tran, Emily Lumbers as Lavinia, Serge De Nardo as Motel Manager, Casey-Lee Walker as Cowgirl, Kelvin Dawson as Bullrider

Just Another Day

Episode 4.20 (86)
Tuesday, November 27, 2001
Ratings: 0.656 million viewers
Written by Michaeley O'Brien
Directed by Michael Pattinson

Stone and Gray are caught in a siege at a hospital when an armed robbery goes horribly wrong. Meanwhile, the rest of the unit need to try and gather information about the armed robbers to regain control of the situation.

Guest Starring: Jeremy Kewley as Det. Snr. Sgt. Bryan Gray, Cristin Daniel as Wayne Pearce, Luke Ford as Craig Williams, Kane McNay as Bevan Williams, Bernard Curry as Dr James Steele, Ken Radley as SOG Chief John Grady, Bill Binks as Frank Williams, Sally-Anne Upton as Appendix Patient, Natalia Axenova as Blue Nurse, Desiree Smith as Hungry Nurse, Richie Akers as Security Guard, Stuart Brown as Uniformed Cop, Jeremy McLay as Uniformed Cop, Greg Waters as Uniformed Cop, Conrad Bishop as Emergency Doctor, Marc Preston as SOG, James Judge as SOG, Phil Reilley as Police Driver; Stunt Performer: Chris Kemp


Episode 4.21 (87)
Wednesday, November 28, 2001
Ratings: 0.910 million viewers
Written by Jeff Truman
Directed by David Cameron

Church's worlds collide when he has to attend his twenty year high-school reunion as part of a drug sting. Danni learns she is pregnant.

Guest Starring: Richard Morgan as Det. Snr. Sgt. Reg Masters, Tottie Goldsmith as Olivia Gibson, Greg Saunders as Dave Honey, George Vidalis as Garry Malouf, Joanne Canning as Cynthia Morgan, Syd Brisbane as Dwayne Curry, Georgia Power as Dr. Jenny Byrne, Peter Heward as Lou Bird, Howard Stanley as Mr. Fleming, David Lennie as Donkey, Bob Halsall as Knox, Greg Waters as Detective, Michelle Denahy as Mother, Connor Denahy as Child, Katrina Bowman as Mum With Twins, Ella & Charlotte Bowman as Twins; The Band: Geoff Cross, Phil Bartlett and Neil Howlett; Stunt Performers: Russell Frost, Reg Roordink

Do The Right Thing

Episode 4.22 (88)
Wednesday, November 28, 2001
Ratings: 0.710 million viewers
Written by Chris Corbett
Directed by Grant Brown

As Church, Danni, Stone and Angie focus on a drug sting, Mackenzie is distracted by an invitation to apply for Head of Homicide — which would mean leaving the Undercover Unit.

Guest Starring: Richard Morgan as Det. Snr. Sgt. Reg Masters, Genni Nevinson as Susan Corrigan, Paul Sonkkila as Commissioner Doug Grodin, Frank Magree as Matt Tyrell, Anthony Elgelman as Tony Monahan, Lara Mulcahy as Alice Craig, Paul Dawber as Doctor, Oscar Redding as Emergency Doctor, Adam Zwar as Reuben, Lisa Heenan as Pregnant Woman, Les Thoth as Man at Auction, Paula Jean Dodd as Woman at Auction, Jarryd Shaw as Jarrod, Rian Barlow as Older Brother, Tyne Langmaid as Baby; Jason Demajo as Beefcake, Paul Teiwes as Beefcake, James Huddle as Beefcake; Stunt Performers: Russell Allan