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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

Guest Stars
Anne TenneyAnne Tenney
As Gail Hawker
David FieldDavid Field
As Doug Harvey
Jon Bennett (1)Jon Bennett (1)
As Joseph Lapinski
Marin MimicaMarin Mimica
As David Lapinski
Ursula BrooksUrsula Brooks
As Jane Burton
Main Cast
Peter BensleyPeter Bensley
As Jeff Hawker
Toni ScanlanToni Scanlan
As Helen Blakemore
Brett PartridgeBrett Partridge
As Gavin Sykes
Colin FrielsColin Friels
As Frank Holloway
Catherine McClementsCatherine McClements
As Rachel Goldstein
Jay LagaJay Laga'aia
As Tommy Tavita
Scott BurgessScott Burgess
As Dave McCall
Raelee HillRaelee 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
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