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Water Rats: Heads or Tales

A man's severed head is found washed up on a beach in a gym bag. Jack and Rachel investigate, trying to find out who killed him and where the rest of the body is. During a party on Fort Denison, a teenage boy runs from Gavin and Tommy, whose pursuit is scrutinised when the boy goes missing.

Episode Info
Episode number: 3x17
Airdate: Tuesday May 26th, 1998

Guest Stars
Allison CratchleyAllison Cratchley
As Emma Woods
Anthony Martin (1)Anthony Martin (1)
As Chopper Lewis
Jen ApostolouJen Apostolou
As Cynthia
John Walton (1)John Walton (1)
As Walton
Steve BisleySteve Bisley
As Jack Christey
Anthony HayesAnthony Hayes
As Jarrad Masters
Lorna LesleyLorna Lesley
As Mrs. Gleeson
Renato BartolomeiRenato Bartolomei
As Jonah Moty
Scott McRaeScott McRae
As Arnie Silverton
Susie PorterSusie Porter
As Julie Drummond
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
This episode is also known as Handyman.

Episode Quotes
Rachel: Do you always eat like that?
Jack: What are you saying, like a pig?
Rachel: Yeah, like a pig.
Jack: Like we have time to eat any other way.

Jack: (pointing at his suit) Do you know that this is an Armani?
Rachel: Well I know your undies are!
Jack: (smiles and shakes his head) Well, I've got a three week tour of Fairfield tomorrow.
Rachel: Should be fun.
Jack: Yeah, I'm rigid with excitement.
Rachel: (stares at him) Yeah well... I don't reckon we can avoid it any longer you know...
Jack: Last night.
Rachel: Last night, yeah.
Jack: It was good.
Rachel: Yeah, it was good.

Jonah: (about Marty) He's dead, isn't he?
Rachel: What? What makes you say that?
Jonah: Because you wouldn't be here otherwise. Not for a dickhead like him.
Jack: That's not necessarily so, bro.

Jack: Makes me feel like a kid.
Rachel: What?
Jack: The lights.
Rachel: Yeah. Yeah, when I was a kid they used to drive me absolutely wild.
Jack: I've heard a few girls say that!
Rachel: Oh yeah? Who?
Jack: No, no... mostly on... on late night TV, movies.
Rachel: Yeah, I can see you sitting there, watching the telly late at night.
Jack: Oh no, mostly I only half watch and I half listen. Sort of fills in the space.
Rachel: You're a lonely guy!

(being lowered into a septic tank)
Emma: Oh, just great!

Jack: How's your arm?
Tayler: I've had to give up weightlifting. (smiles as Jack walks away)

Rachel: What did you have for brekky?
Jack: Cereal. A couple of cold sausages. Egg flip.
Rachel: Right, well I'd be watching that fake Amarni, because you might be looking at it twice!

(looking at a head in a gym bag)
Jack: He's a good lookin' bloke.
Rachel: I like them a bit taller.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorTony Morphett  |  John Hugginson
Executive ProducerTed Roberts
Co-Executive ProducerKris Noble  |  Errol Sullivan
CastingFaith Martin
Line ProducerBrett Popplewell
Camera OperatorBruce Young (2)
Stunt CoordinatorJohn Walton (1)
Art DirectorMark Dawson
CinematographerLouis Irving
Series DirectorPeter Andrikidis
Series Original MusicLes Gock
WriterChris McCourt
Script ExecutiveJohn Hugginson  |  Bevan Lee
Production DesignMichael Bridges
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