Tuesday, December 26th, 2006
s0e1: The Movie: Wherein Our Saviour's Birth Is Celebrated
Outrageous Fortune: The Movie (Christmas Special): A traditional Kiwi Christmas with a uniquely West family twist.
Tuesday, July 12th, 2005
s1e1: Slings And Arrows
When Cheryl's husband Wolf is sentenced to prison, she decides that the family is leaving the crime business.
Tuesday, July 19th, 2005
s1e2: The Rub
Van ends up working for the Hong family to pay off his debts. Pascalle is forced to get a job, and Cheryl sticks up for her coworkers.
Tuesday, July 26th, 2005
s1e3: A Little More Than Kin
Pascalle has a new career, Jethro lies about having Kiwi heritage and Cheryl receives some undesired attention.
Tuesday, August 2nd, 2005
s1e4: The Cause of This Defect
Wolf is on day release to attend a funeral, and all hell breaks loose for the West family.
Tuesday, August 9th, 2005
s1e5: The Infants of Spring
As Cheryl starts to realise that going straight is harder than it looks, the family tries to help out in the only ways they know how to.
Tuesday, August 16th, 2005
s1e6: But Never Doubt I Love
Pascalle realises she has a secret admirer, while Grandpa West finds love.
Tuesday, August 23rd, 2005
s1e7: Foul Deeds Will Rise
Loretta has to attend school again; Jethro and Caroline announce themselves as a couple while Grandpa says he is moving away with Margaret.
Tuesday, August 30th, 2005
s1e8: My Dearest Foe
Pascalle discovers all is not beautiful in the modeling world, Grandpa takes up poker and Cheryl has yet another job.
Tuesday, September 6th, 2005
s1e9: When the Blood Burns
Van starts a race war and Jethro realises he lacks the ability to say 'sorry'.
Tuesday, September 13th, 2005
s1e10: The Fat Weed That Roots Itself
Pascalle bags herself a real live TV star and Hoochie Mama's finances end up in the wrong pockets.
Tuesday, September 20th, 2005
s1e11: It Cannot Come To Good
The crime of the century - in a Van West style; Cheryl is the victim of rumour and innuendo; and Pascalle gets a taste of fame.
Tuesday, September 27th, 2005
s1e12: To Be Honest As This World Goes
In the fallout from the Tongan job, Van's having problems with the woman in his life; Cheryl's having problems with the men in hers; and Wolf is presented with a 'Get Out Of Jail' ticket.
Tuesday, October 4th, 2005
s1e13: Go, Bid The Soldiers Shoot
Will Wolf get out? Will Van go inside? Will Draska get her man? Has Cheryl got one man too many?
Tuesday, September 5th, 2006
s2e1: Thy Name Is Woman
The West family is attacked on all fronts by an evil malevolent force.
Tuesday, September 12th, 2006
s2e2: Think Yourself A Baby
Van's sperm becomes the stuff of legend and Munter takes the piss; Hoochie Mama turns it all the way up to 11; and Pascalle gets herself a bloke.
Tuesday, September 19th, 2006
s2e3: The Secrets Of My Prison House
Wolf feels violated; Pascalleï¿½s new boyfriend has the hots for an entirely different member of the family; and Loretta and Grandpa repair a few fences and crack a safe.
Tuesday, September 26th, 2006
s2e4: This Two-Fold Force
Loretta fights a double-headed parental monster; tries to flout family tradition and may be batting for the other team; and Van and Munter are the Cray Brothers.
Tuesday, October 3rd, 2006
s2e5: Shall We To The Court?
Jethro puts himself on the stand as Van becomes Sparkyï¿½s private fantasy; a Hoochie Mama fantasy gets a man literally crotchless; and Pascalle fantasises about Haydenï¿½s marital intentions.
Tuesday, October 10th, 2006
s2e6: The Affliction Of His Love
Three women are prisoners of love ï¿½ and two men are knights in shining armour.
Tuesday, October 17th, 2006
s2e7: All That Fortune, Death And Danger Dare
A little knowledge can be a dangerous thing: Cheryl gets wind of the Big Job, and her attempts to save Van from Wolf and peril have big consequences; and Pascalle decides to share the love and takes up a temporary career in nursing.
Tuesday, October 24th, 2006
s2e8: The Steep And Thorny Way To Heaven
Wolf goes to work; Van goes to the rescue and Cheryl goes to purgatory.
Tuesday, October 31st, 2006
s2e9: To Be, Or Not To Be
Wolfï¿½s disappearance gives everyone a chop to chew on; Cheryl doubts her future with Judd; Pascalle goes bush; and Van fears the wrath of Tyson.
Tuesday, November 7th, 2006
s2e10: The Indifferent Children Of The Earth
Cheryl audits her life and Loretta finds she has trusted her education to a worthy opponent.
Tuesday, November 14th, 2006
s2e11: Get Thee To Bed
There are all manner of bedfellows ï¿½ some more unlikely than others.
Tuesday, November 21st, 2006
s2e12: By A Brother's Hand
Van tries to buy a dream home and Pascalle finds her dream job. Meanwhile Munter's middle name is Iago; Judd feels like Judas; and Jethro does a Hamlet.
Tuesday, November 28th, 2006
s2e13: An Old Man Is Twice A Child
Grandpaï¿½s safe cracking attempts nearly bring down the house, and also raise a ghost; and Loretta gets the awful truth about a very important question.
Tuesday, December 5th, 2006
s2e14: Fathers, Mothers, Daughters, Sons
If you accidentally sleep with your half-brother, can that be counted as incest?
Tuesday, December 12th, 2006
s2e15: Oh God!
When the least likely person finds salvation, Cheryl stands to lose; and Pascalle decides she needs to be born again.
Tuesday, December 19th, 2006
s2e16: Now Cracks A Noble Heart
Cheryl is happy at last, but hasnï¿½t reckoned on a lone Wolf with big plans.
Tuesday, July 17th, 2007
s3e1: What Loss Your Honour May Sustain
Cheryl faces a vengeful harpy and a whiteware crisis; as Van fights for love, honour and the Lucky Dollar.
Tuesday, July 24th, 2007
s3e2: While The Grass Grows
Van and Munter go green; Grandpa sees red; and to stay in the black, Hayden finds a man with enormous potential.
Tuesday, July 31st, 2007
s3e3: Most True, She is a Strumpet
Van's road to true love hits a handicap. And Loretta finds that Grandpa's rooting is also a problem.
Tuesday, August 7th, 2007
s3e4: Contagious Blastments
Tragedy leads to love; and family honour is tested with bodies, bikies and the truth about the curse of the Wests.
Tuesday, August 14th, 2007
s3e5: What Did You Enact?
Pascalle reveals all for love as Loretta makes her erotic masterpiece. But can Cheryl and Bruce be kept out of the movie business?
Tuesday, August 21st, 2007
s3e6: Put the Strong Law on Him
Cheryl wants the right thing; Jethro is asked to do the wrong thing; and Pascalle takes on the thong thing?
Tuesday, August 28th, 2007
s3e7: I Dare Damnation
Judd breaks down doors to save Van; a force from the past is back with a vengeance; and a trip to the Coromandel reveals all about Munter's mum.
Tuesday, September 4th, 2007
s3e8: Oh Horrible! Most Horrible!
Hell has no fury like a Loretta scorned, and Cheryl works to reunite the world's most perfect couple.
Tuesday, September 11th, 2007
s3e9: No Noble Rite
Pascalle banishes all men in her quest to be the best Muslim bride ever; as Jethro finds that breaking up is hard to do.
Tuesday, September 18th, 2007
s3e10: These Feats So Crimeful
The Wests take sides as Judd faces trial, and Pascalle fears for the honour of her bridesmaid.
Tuesday, September 25th, 2007
s3e11: Unpregnant of My Cause
Cheryl and Pascalle sniff out something interesting about Loretta, while Van has the plan to end all plans, while also becoming a model.
Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007
s3e12: Good Friends, As You Are Friends
Van, the legend, makes a new best friend. Judd gets a big cheque and a new associate - if an old adversary doesn't stuff things up.
Tuesday, October 9th, 2007
s3e13: To Sleep; No More
A piddling piece of fabric causes much sexy strife between Cheryl and Kasey; and Loretta loses sleep when Pascalle turns ugly over the pizza guy.
Tuesday, October 16th, 2007
s3e14: Natural Magic and Dire Property
Jethro takes a fall for his major client; and Judd's devotion to duty gets him in hot water. As Van and Munter find strange forces at work?
Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007
s3e15: Bow Stubborn Knees
Loretta reels before a nemesis as she faces her future; and Cheryl fears her nemesis is still pulling strings.
Tuesday, October 30th, 2007
s3e16: A Jig or a Tale of Bawdry
A bold new venture gets Van and Munter on the job; and Pascalle gets jiggy with it to find the meaning of life.
Tuesday, November 6th, 2007
s3e17: The Secret Parts of Fortune
Secrets from the past mean Jethro gets an opportunity, and Cheryl has the chance to dig up gold.
Tuesday, November 13th, 2007
s3e18: Who Calls Me Villain?
Jethro's plans start to unravel, but who is the real villain? And Pascalle is accused of crimes most terrible.
Tuesday, November 20th, 2007
s3e19: Most Free and Bounteous
Judd and Van have different reasons to fear Cheryl's new business partner. But will Cheryl take the bait?
Tuesday, November 27th, 2007
s3e20: Something is Rotten
Grandpa sees something rotten in the state of West House, as Loretta has goods for sale, if she can outplay the system - and Cheryl.
Tuesday, December 4th, 2007
s3e21: The Corrupted Currents of this World
Van saves the world, or his sisters, because Pascalle's new job is definitely not as a cheerleader. And Jethro's mission to save Cheryl goes interesting places.
Tuesday, December 11th, 2007
s3e22: Where the Offence is, Let the Great Axe Fall
Van tries to be the best, best man, as Cheryl takes a prisoner; learns a secret; meets her nemesis, and plans to host a wedding.
Tuesday, June 17th, 2008
s4e1: Thinking Makes it So
Pascalle returns to find Cheryl in a state of siege: caring for baby no-name and coping with raiding cops and Plunket, and also guarding a prisoner. Loretta is once again under house arrest to stop her from adopting her baby to the Colquhouns in Herne Bay. And Pascalle has amazing news. She's back with Milt, the owner of the Sunset Channel ? and they?re . . . married!
Tuesday, June 24th, 2008
s4e2: The Edge Of Husbandry
Wolf is suspicious of Pascalle's new husband, Milt, but doesn't have long to be act on his hunch; Van continues to miss Aurora while Cheryl and Wolf's divorce starts to get messy.
Tuesday, July 1st, 2008
s4e3: As Much Containing
A mysterious container belonging to Wolf arrives on Cheryl's doorstep; Judd investigates before Van and Munter destroy the contents; Pascalle organises a memorial for Milt.
Tuesday, July 8th, 2008
s4e4: Revenged Most Thoroughly
Grandpa Ted and Loretta browse old West family home movies; Loretta so she can see Ted's old crime gang and Grandpa so he can find the man Rita cheated with. Cheryl lectures the family about their efforts at staying crime free and realises that she needs to "go straight" for her own peace of mind. Wolf and Sheree take out a mortgage together. Judd finds a new suspect for Ted to focus on, but Loretta discovers the truth.
Tuesday, July 15th, 2008
s4e5: Remorseless, Treacherous, Lecherous
Loretta continues to meet with Vern, hoping to use his council contacts to her own advantage. Van and Munter are recruited against their will to do the renovations on Wolf's new home. Loretta wages war on Wolf when he attempts to take back the money she owes him, however has she gone too far?
Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008
s4e6: A Good Child and a True Gentleman
Times are tough for the Wests. Loretta is still suffering after the petshop incident while Cheryl is laid up after hurting her back, leaving Pascalle caring for baby Jane. Sensing opportunity, Wolf starts to weasel his way back into Cheryl's good books, much to Sheree's anger. Wolf also attempts to make Loretta see that she has a problem and needs to make amends however when this fails, he throws her out of the house. Wolf and Judd compete to be the better man, however a disaster of Sherre's making captures Wolf's attention once again.
Tuesday, July 29th, 2008
s4e7: What is a Man
Van and Munter find their turf is under threat, as Grandpa has to save Judd from critical sperm build up.
Tuesday, August 5th, 2008
s4e8: Guilty Creatures
Cheryl's dodgy dealings come back to haunt her, and no one is safe from the most powerful force in the land.
Tuesday, August 12th, 2008
s4e9: Most Foul, Strange and Unnatural
Wolf suspects a foul plot afoot, as Van and Munter both get rude awakenings.
Tuesday, August 19th, 2008
s4e10: The King, The King's to Blame
Cheryl blames Wolf for his lies, but discovers instead a terrible truth, and all in all, a hell of a lot of stuff happens on Kasey's birthday.
Tuesday, August 26th, 2008
s4e11: Most Valiant
Cheryl takes on Sheree, but hasn't reckoned on a guardian angel. And Van is jealous as Munter takes inspiration from his new mentor.
Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008
s4e12: Let Them Throw Millions
When Pascalle is blessed, Loretta feels cursed. And Van has to do some very important remembering of roots past.
Tuesday, September 9th, 2008
s4e13: Your Chaste Treasure
Grandpa seeks a missing jewel, but Loretta fears he's in danger from a femme fatale. As Kasey's fatal flaw riles Cheryl.
Tuesday, September 16th, 2008
s4e14: Rest Her Soul
Jesus wants Baby Jane, but Cheryl isn't so sure, as Judd sets out to save Kasey from the Bahama Triangle.
Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008
s4e15: Affection! Pooh!
When Judd stands accused, Cheryl fights dirty. And Pascalle finds inspiration in a parallel universe.
Tuesday, September 30th, 2008
s4e16: A Sister Driven Into Desperate Terms
Loretta wants to save the world, but is she the girl who cried wolf?
Tuesday, October 7th, 2008
s4e17: Dangerous Conjectures
Some mysterious happenings and rude surprises mean Cheryl, Van, Pascalle and Grandpa all get to count the cost of love.
Tuesday, October 14th, 2008
s4e18: Who Comes Here?
It's the day of Grandpa's wedding and everyone is in for a surprise or two. Judd is surprised that Cheryl has over-ruled Ngaire's instructions and allowed Loretta to come to the wedding. Loretta finds that Hayden has been invited. And Cheryl discovers Van and Sheree in bed together. Judd also finds Munter getting Grandpa stoned before his wedding. All in all, it will be a good do . .
Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009
s5e1: All My Sins Remember'd
If love is a drug, then Loretta is tempted; and Van faces a threat to all he holds most dear. A new day, a new series and there's a ?raid? on the West House - as dangerous thugs break down the door and attack Van and Sheree. Judd and Cheryl arrive to Sheree and Van's defence, only to discover that the assailants are none other than cops, led by tough DS Gerard - who is there to arrest Sheree. Van puts up a spirited defence of his beloved, but many boxes of household appliances and surveillance footage suggest she is guilty of a brazen shop lifting spree. Cheryl is ropeable, and Van upset, as Sheree is taken away. Van tries to get legal assistance from Jethro, but the answer is no way. Jethro is busy with some mystery project, one which is driving Loretta mad with curiosity. While he's out of the office, Loretta breaks into his desk, as he knew she would, then confronts Jethro with the evidence ? figures. He offers to reveal all if she buys in. Loretta takes the bait, but instantly bails when she finds the other business partner is none other than Hayden Peters. Hayden has to work to bring her round to a venture that could be profitable, as well as fun. Meanwhile, Van's only supporter is Judd, who is happy to take on Gerard about his dodgy arrest methods. But Judd now finds that Gerard's real interest is not Sheree, but Nicky. Gerard releases Sheree on bail, but Judd is aware there is an outstanding grudge here against Nicky. As a result, Cheryl is all the more worried for Pascalle and makes an offer of détente: fish pie. But this backfires when Pascalle announces she's already hosting her own fish pie dinner. Van fears for Sheree, and is under pressure to get a new place for them. But now Gerard contacts Van, wanting to discuss Sheree's case. Gerard claims to want to help her, but Van then finds the trade off would be information on Nicky. Van is appalled that Gerard wants him to be a narc. Cheryl is not happy to find that Pascalle has commandeered most family members for her fish pie night. But now Sheree gets good news: the charges against her have been dropped. Van suggests Judd's intervention is the reason for this, but Judd is rather mystified that Gerard would give up so easily . . . Loretta now meets the other member of the new business, Jethro's much-changed old school friend, Nadine. She discovers that Nadine is the inventor of a new party pill. Loretta is sceptical, but goaded into sampling the product. Loretta finds it actually works and there seems to be a rekindling of feelings between her and Hayden. But then he goes home with Nadine. Jethro and Loretta take comfort in Mum's fish pie and dreams of greatness. As Pascalle finally serves her fish pie to a pissed party, and everyone is pleased at Sheree's good news. But now we find the real reason that the charges have been dropped. Van refused to be a narc, but Gerard insisted it was the only way to keep Sheree out of jail. Van, torn, demanded proof: that the charges be dropped. Gerard's deal was if this happened, then Van would provide information on Nicky. This has now happened, so it seems that Van is embarking on a new career as a narc?
Sunday, September 6th, 2009
s5e2: The Fatness of These Pursy Times
There is a whole bag of trouble when Cheryl doubts Pascalle, and Judd finds that old is the new young. Munter is a man spent, milked of sperm. The reason is Kasey's obsession with having a baby, which is draining his vital fluids and ruining his sex life. Cheryl has decided on a new approach to drive Pascalle from Nicky, one of kindness and conciliation. But her offers of help with Best Bag Ever only offend Pascalle. Upset and undermined, Pascalle is determined to prove to Cheryl that she can sell bags. She demands bags from Kasey, and wants Loretta's assistance with a retail event that will go down in history. Sheree is worried that all Pascalle's cash is being wasted on the venture, but hopes Pascalle will finally crash and burn. Cheryl is similarly sceptical, but has other worries . . . Ngaire is moving in downstairs with Grandpa! Cheryl goes into battle with Grandpa over this, only to find that Ngaire has no intention of moving in. Grandpa just wants a space of his own for some quiet entertainment. Cheryl is semi-assuaged until the house is rocked by loud music. Cheryl and Judd now discover that Ngaire and Grandpa are running a gambling den, with the assistance of Falani. Cheryl is not impressed, but Judd insists on dealing with it. He brokers a deal with Grandpa ? there can be parties, but no stolen booze and no trouble. I?m being milked - like a python. Munter Sceptics and supporters now converge on Westfield Mall for Pascalle's historic retail event, a full-on demonstration of the Best Bag Ever. Disaster turns to success, and Pascalle sells big time. But she's chagrined not to get an apology from Cheryl. Undeterred, Pascalle now shows Kasey the dingy space she's taken so Kasey can fill the many bag orders. At which point, Kasey baulks. She's a designer not a machinist, and also under pressure from Cheryl. She then has a similar spit with Cheryl, and walks out. Kasey shares her woes with Munter as they try again for a baby, but now he reveals that all this trying for a baby is just not sexy. Kasey takes this ill. Sheree counsels Pascalle to give up on the bag, but Nicky is supportive. He then claims this is only to keep in with Pascalle. He is sure the bag idea will fail of its own accord. Cheryl decides to use her new conciliatory approach with Kasey: she must do what is right for her. Judd is left to deal with the oldie front, where all is quiet. But now Hayden arrives to complain about the abduction of various inmates from the Janet Frame. And Judd finds that this evening's quiet entertainment is a porno cinema. At this, he sees red and turns off the power. This leads to a showdown with Grandpa and Ngaire, but Judd has had enough. He lives here now and has a say, so get used to it. Pascalle arrives, upset to find that Cheryl has gone to pressure Kasey. In despair over having orders but no way of sewing bags, she finds a sympathetic ear in Ngaire. Pascalle should have come to her sooner. . . Cheryl and Judd both feel they?ve triumphed, but now Kasey reveals she's taken Cheryl at her word. She's doing what is right for her by resigning, and going to work for Pascalle, who has found a wonderful machinist in Grandpa's former associate, Bilkey. Ngaire is happy to have sweet revenge on Cheryl, and Pascalle pleased she no longer needs her mother's approval. As Cheryl finds it keener than a serpent's tooth to have an ungrateful child . . . But more important than all of this - Kasey decides she's no longer trying for a baby, and sperm can be wasted. Munter's sex life improves dramatically.
Tuesday, June 16th, 2009
s5e3: A Rat, A Rat
Van wrestles with being a rat and finds an angel, as Loretta seeks a lab rat and finds a lover. Van is under pressure from Gerard to come up with something on Nicky, and going to the gym doesn't count. Van hints to Nicky that he's looking for a ?job?, and is then disappointed to find the job turns out building a wardrobe for Pascalle. He meant something more like ?night work?. He is pleased when Nicky comes up with the offer to be a driver but not for a robbery - it's driving a hooker. Van finds that Angel is no ordinary working girl. She's a shemale, who is not impressed with Van's car or the loss of her former driver. Van is shocked that Angel should get so much business, then finds that Nicky is not just organising drivers, he's actually the boss. Van thinks he has something on Nicky, but is dismayed to learn from Gerard that neither prostitution, nor homosexuality are illegal. What is this country coming to? Well actually, Van, I?m more than your average girl. I?m the woman of your dreams. A woman with a penis. Angel But now there is a further complication as Nicky wants Van to keep an eye on Angel, who he thinks has been stiffing him on his cut. Van is not just a narc, but a double narc, and he's having trouble coping. Especially as this means lying to Munter, who is not that impressed with the gym thing, and even less impressed when Angel drags Van off for some afternoon delight. Van also finds that Angel is ripping Nicky off. She twigs that Van is a spy and is upset, but forgives him. Munter is less forgiving, and Van decides he's had enough. He tells Gerard that he's not cut out for narcing, and lying to his best mate and feeling like crap, and he resigns. He can't do it anymore. Meanwhile, Loretta is unimpressed with the slow progress on selling the party pill, including the lack of a name. Nadine also seems set on endless clinical trials with her rats to check side effects and maximum dosage. Loretta decides to conduct her own trial on some handy human rat, but unfortunately Van and Grandpa are preoccupied. Then Aaron Spiller comes to see her with an ethical dilemma. The Gooch has been offered the job of building Pascalle's wardrobe, but Aaron is desperate to do it. Loretta approves, on the condition that he tries out some herbal pills for her. Aaron is keen, and under stress because of Pascalle's storage demands, he downs several. This turns him into a human dynamo, but also gives him the clarity to know that Pascalle will never love him as he loves her. Loretta goes to observe her rat while he's building, and finds that he's happy to take even more pills. Pascalle is appalled that Loretta would test unknown drugs, even on Aaron, though she's happy with the wardrobe. But now, as he completes the Taj Mahal of storage, Aaron collapses. Pascalle is appalled, but as she gives Aaron the kiss of life, he revives. Loretta is delighted to report to Hayden that she now knows the maximum dose and also has a name, Excellence. Aaron declares his love to Pascalle while no longer out of it, but it's a love that can never be. Van now tells Nicky he's quitting his driving job, but also suggests a way that Angel won't rip Nicky off and all will be happy. But as he's doing this, Pascalle has shock news. Kasey and Munter have been arrested. Indeed the cops have raided and found a pound of primo weed, and Munter is now looking at jail time. But Munter is mostly piqued at how the cops knew, and who could have dobbed him in . . . Van is upset to think that Gerard has taken revenge by arresting Munter. Gerard is unrepentant. His point is that Van doesn't resign, or quit. And if he wants to help Munter and get him off these charges, then Van better come up with something on Nicky and do it fast.
Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009
s5e4: Drive His Purpose
Van needs a very big plan to save Munter, and Loretta needs to thwart the most unholy alliance. Van is desperate to help Munter, but since Nicky has nothing on, Van has to come up with an idea for the big score. He frets to Angel, as she meets Doug ? who drives a full petrol tanker through every Thursday and spends an hour with her. Van has finally found his big idea! Van pitches this to Nicky, who thinks it's genius. Van is chuffed, but Gerard points out that Munter won't get off until Nicky is arrested. He needs time, place, details. Van persuades Nicky that he should drive the tanker and suggests a place to take it. Nicky then becomes elusive about his plans for the petrol and Van fears the worst, but Gerard isn't worried about the tanker's destination if he can catch Nicky en route. Van, though guilty, thinks he's finally set to save Munter, but can't reveal details to his mate. Cheryl is peeved, that Sheree lost money on a Hoochie party, then impressed to find she took the host's dog hostage. She and Sheree use this as leverage, but of more concern to Loretta is that Cheryl and Sheree seem to be - getting on. Judd is less worried until he finds Cheryl is planning to give Sheree more responsibility in the business. Judd raises Sheree's criminal record, but Cheryl is unconcerned. Loretta is further alarmed when the preggies gang up on her to demand chores. This alliance must be stopped! Judd, uneasy, decides to do a little checking up on Sheree. Sheree and Mum, just went the high-five. Now quite apart from the fact that there is never ever any excuse for a high five, ever - what is up with that? Loretta Pascalle, meanwhile, is about to have a birthday, but is still estranged from Cheryl. Sheree decides to host a surprise party that will mend fences and bring about an end to the war between the Greegans and the Wests. As Judd discovers something interesting: Sheree is married, to a man called Garth Loader. Van is appalled to find that Pascalle's party and the robbery are on the same night. Gerard is unimpressed to hear of this hitch, but Nicky reassures Van. The tanker comes through every week: all they have to do is delay. But now Angel has sad news. Dougie is changing his run, so Thursday will be his last night. Van panics, but Nicky reasons that they just nick off for a bit to do the job. Van finally has his plans in place, but gets hassled about missing the party. It's Thursday, and Pascalle's birthday. Van is upset to find that Munter has organised a ring-in to drive Angel. Van has to put his foot down to prevent this and finally he's driving Miss Angel to the Lincoln Green - as Pascalle is unimpressed to find herself outside West House, the place where no one cares or remembered her birthday. But she's instantly cheered to find the reason: a surprise party all for her! She and Cheryl are reunited and all goes well, until Loretta needles Sheree about her husband. At this, Sheree reveals that she hasn't mentioned Garth because he's dead. Cheryl is unimpressed to find that Loretta and Judd have checked up on Sheree, and Pascalle will not let Nicky leave the party. So now, as Van waits, a new driver arrives at the Lincoln Green: Munter. He's a bit peeved that Van didn't reveal his primo plan, but prepared to do the job. To stop Munter being caught, Van is forced to reveal that the cops are waiting. Munter realises that Van is a dirty narc. But he also realises that he can drive the tanker and evade the roadblock. So the job goes ahead, but Gerard is angry that his plans came to naught. And Munter has now worked out why he got arrested for the dope. It was Van's fault, and he wants nothing more to do with him. Judd has now found out that Sheree's husband is dead. Loretta is sure that Sheree murdered him, but no, he died in a fishing accident - except the other person on the boat was Nicky Greegan.
Tuesday, June 30th, 2009
s5e5: What Company At What Expense?
The slings, arrows and infomercials of outrageous fortune cause Cheryl to doubt her offspring, with potentially tragic results.
Tuesday, July 7th, 2009
s5e6: We Will Our Kingdom Give
Cheryl is forced to let go, Loretta is forced to take hold and the Mighty Munt is put to the test.
Tuesday, July 14th, 2009
s5e7: Inform Against Me
Munter is making final preparations before he goes to jail. Van feels desperate, but Gerard is offering no quarter unless Van lives up to his bargain to inform on Nicky. Van is even more upset when Munter wants to sort car custody, because he can't co-parent with a nark. So they decide to divide the Valiant parts between them. But when they visit Aaron's garage to do this, they find that Aaron has built the car. No way can they split up such a thing of beauty, so they now decide it must be sold.
Tuesday, July 21st, 2009
s5e8: Some Vicious Mole of Nature
Pascalle is in peril as Sheree moves to strike, and Loretta finds that trees can also be dangerous.
Tuesday, July 28th, 2009
s5e9: Honour's at the Stake
Grandpa and Ngaire play for very high stakes, and Loretta's secret lover is no secret anymore.
Tuesday, August 4th, 2009
s5e10: O Villany!
Van has decided once and for all to quit being a nark. Gerard appears to accept this and Van has other important matters to deal with, like showing Cheryl his house. She's just got the all clear on the pregnancy front, and is as nice as she can be, but how can he afford this? And she still feels strange about Van leaving home. She never thought the day would come!
Tuesday, August 11th, 2009
s5e11: A Serpent Stung Me
The Wests are stung; catastrophe abounds and no one is safe from a woman on the warpath.
Tuesday, August 18th, 2009
s5e12: Unpack My Heart
While Pascalle strives to achieve the beautiful positive, Cheryl finds that Jethro has been messing with her knickers.
Tuesday, August 25th, 2009
s5e13: Constant to My Purpose
Pascalle is channelling her grief into visiting Grandpa, who must be miserable. He disagrees and claims to be enjoying the peace and quiet. But in the exercise yard, he meets an angry Dane Harris ? only to be rescued by none other than Sparky. So much for peace and quiet. Pascalle rarks up Jethro about Grandpa's appeal, and then finds Jethro isn't taking one because Grandpa has given no instructions. But Pascalle isn't about to give up. Judd is surprised when Ngaire again appears for dinner and Cheryl suffers her abuse. Judd finds that this is yet another West Code: crime wives are entitled to free meals from their associates. Judd fears it will do bad things to Cheryl's blood pressure, so visits Grandpa to suggest he plead guilty to get it over with. Grandpa, on principle, refuses. Sparky has slightly insane plans to break out of jail and insists he will take Grandpa with him.
Tuesday, September 1st, 2009
s5e14: The Power to Charm
Judd, Cheryl and Munter are on their way to pick up Van. Munter feels sure that Judd's old man will be a true koro ? as they find two wastrels on a couch with a sign saying ?you toot we drink?. It's Van with Judd's Dad, Ray. Judd is refusing invitations to stay, as Deleesha appears. We find Judd has a sixteen year old half sister, who now steals his car. Munter finds Van has been doing heaps of work for free on Ray's house; seems to think he's Maori; and has no wish to go home. Judd warns Cheryl not to believe Ray's bullshit, and they?re definitely not staying. Munter is worried about Van and Judd diagnoses that he's been ?Rayed?, manipulated. But Ray wins over Munter with an offer of a fishing trip, as Deleesha arrives home drunk.
Tuesday, September 8th, 2009
s5e15: Mine Own Room
Van is called upon to bestow the greatest gift, while Pascalle and Loretta most emphatically refuse to share.
Tuesday, September 15th, 2009
s5e16: O Wonderful Son, (that can so astonish a mother)
Cheryl takes the offensive against fashion crimes and a son called Jethro, while Judd fights for family.
Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009
s5e17: They Bleed on Both Sides
Cheryl seeks solace from an unlikely quarter, and Pascalle decides that Judd may actually be a saint. Cheryl can't believe that Wolf has appeared at Tutaekuri Bay, but he insists that she called him. Cheryl declares she can't go back after the death of the baby and Wolf is happy to take his opportunity, except now they are interrupted by Ranger Dennis, who is not happy to see Wests on his turf. Wolf deals to him, but he reappears to give them a dire warning about not lighting fires and ash contamination. At this, Cheryl becomes furious.
Tuesday, September 29th, 2009
s5e18: How Like an Angel!
Grandpa has a disturbing visit from Eric, aka The Angel of Death, with a message that Grandpa will die in jail. Yes, this is a nightmare, but Grandpa believes the message. So he asks Jethro to make his will.
Wednesday, October 7th, 2009
s5e19: I Have a Daughter
All's fair in love and war. Cheryl demands a high price for Jane, and Pascalle is also much wanted . . .
Tuesday, July 13th, 2010
s6e1: What a Rash and Bloody Deed Is This
Who was shot? Will Gerard live? How are the Wests going to get out of this one?!
Tuesday, July 20th, 2010
s6e2: Do Your Mother's Commandment
Van embraces the law; Loretta embraces Eric; and Judd's time may well be up.
Tuesday, July 27th, 2010
s6e3: To a Radiant Angel Link'd
Loretta works hard for the money as Judd gets an offer he would really, really like to refuse.
Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010
s6e4: Make Mad The Guilty and Appal The Free
Bad girls abound as Cheryl becomes a prison vixen and Jethro unleashes the most unstoppable female force.
Tuesday, August 10th, 2010
s6e5: The Power to Seduce
Van goes all out for love as Pascalle discovers Hayden and Loretta's marriage is based on lies.
Tuesday, August 17th, 2010
s6e6: When Both Contend
There is horror, outrage and also much rejoicing when Van and Jethro are on with the same woman. And Munter has some chick trouble as well.
Tuesday, August 24th, 2010
s6e7: Go Seek Him Out
Pascalle's future is in the balance as Nicky is sentenced and the Wests attract more unwelcome police attention.
Tuesday, August 31st, 2010
s6e8: Help, help, ho!
Aaron goes all out when he learns Munter's shameful secret, but Loretta's not taking any help from anyone.
Tuesday, September 7th, 2010
s6e9: Follow Her Close
Pascalle's love life is the cause of much speculation ? but can Aaron Spiller really be her new true love?
Tuesday, September 14th, 2010
s6e10: The Loving Father
Who's your Daddy now' is a very good question to ask Van, Jethro and Judd
Tuesday, September 21st, 2010
s6e11: Make Love to This Employment
Grandpa sees potential in an old associate, as Hayden harnesses creative man power.
Tuesday, September 28th, 2010
s6e12: Let The Door Be Lock'd
Judd puts a lock on the bathroom door, but will it be enough to stop Mandy the Mauler?
Tuesday, October 5th, 2010
s6e13: Look Here, Upon This Picture
A Tool Guy crisis sets Van on a path of higher learning and naked ambition as Pascalle gets the ultimate offer.
Tuesday, October 12th, 2010
s6e14: Their Grand Commission
Cheryl meets her nemesis; and Judd meets his match in the case of the missing nude.
Tuesday, October 19th, 2010
s6e15: Desperate Undertakings
Van gets in the crapper for love; and Hayden and Loretta fight for public enemy number one.
Friday, October 22nd, 2010
s6e16: Give Me Up The Truth
Cheryl is asked to narc and Jethro's game plan faces some opposition. But one way or another, the truth will out.
Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010
s6e17: Blood and Judgement
As the Wests are divided over vengeance and lynching, there are tribulations and also some trials.
Tuesday, November 9th, 2010
s6e18: Tis So Concluded
Cheryl is determined to set her house in order as there are scores to settle, wrongs to right, and something very ugly in the driveway in the last ever Outrageous Fortune episode
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