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Water Rats: One Dead Rat

Three criminals, including two of those who kidnapped Rachel, escape from their prison van, and try to make their getaway in a stolen boat along the Parramatta River. Frank is determined to stop them from leaving the country.

Meanwhile, the tension between Jeff and Helen begin to increase.

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x12
Airdate: Monday April 28th, 1997

Director: Guy Norris
Writer: Russell Haig

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8/10 (1 Vote cast)
Guest Stars
Anne Tenney
As Gail Hawker
David Field
As Doug Harvey
Jon Bennett (1)
As Joseph Lapinski
Marin Mimica
As David Lapinski
Ursula Brooks
As Jane Burton
Main Cast
Peter Bensley
As Jeff Hawker
Toni Scanlan
As Helen Blakemore
Brett Partridge
As Gavin Sykes
Colin Friels
As Frank Holloway
Catherine McClements
As Rachel Goldstein
Jay Laga'aia
As Tommy Tavita
Scott Burgess
As Dave McCall
Raelee Hill
As Tayler Johnson
Episode Notes
The book Rachel is reading while on surveillance is Johnny and the Bomb (1996) by Terry Pratchett.

Episode Quotes
Jeff: I don't think it's a good idea either of you be on this case. (to Rachel) They almost killed you.
Rachel: I haven't forgotten.
Frank: She hasn't you know. Everytime we go out on a job, she tries to get into the boot!

Frank: What a fruitloop.
Rachel: Now Francis, don't make fun of things you don't understand.

Frank: What have you got for us, sweetcheeks?
Helen: Not a lot, pumpkin.

Rachel: Would you settle? Surveillance is all about patience, about being inconspicuous. You're playing on my nerves.
(a bit later when something happens)
Frank: Surveillance is also about being on the ball!
(Rachel rolls her eyes)

Frank: There's always the possibility that I'll go home and find Ursula naked in my bed. Of course, it's an improbability but a bloke can dream.
Doug Harvey: Too tall for you, Frank.
Rachel: Oh, he adds a few inches when he dreams.
Doug Harvey: (chuckles, while Frank smiles) Yeah, don't we all?

Other Episode Crew

CreatorTony Morphett  |  John Hugginson
Executive ProducerHal McElroy
Co-Executive ProducerKris Noble  |  Errol Sullivan
CastingFaith Martin
Line ProducerBrett Popplewell
Stunt CoordinatorJohn Walton (1)  |  Guy Norris
CinematographerIan Jones (1)
Key Makeup ArtistCarolyn Nott
Post Production SoundSteve Witherow
Key HairstylistCarolyn Nott
Series Original MusicLes Gock
Unit ManagerPhil Taylor
Second Unit DirectorGuy Norris
WriterRussell Haig
Script ExecutiveJohn Hugginson  |  Bevan Lee
Production DesignMichael Bridges
Warning: Water Rats season 2 episode 12 guide may contain spoilers
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