Blue Heelers (season 6)

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Blue Heelers - Season 6
Country of origin  Australia
No. of episodes 42
Release
Original network Seven Network
Original release 10 February 1999 –
24 November 1999
Season chronology
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The sixth season of the Australian police-drama Blue Heelers premiered on the Seven Network on 10 February 1999 and aired on Wednesday nights at 8:30 PM. The 42-episode season concluded 24 November 1999.

Casting

Main cast for this season consisted of:

Guest actors this season included Kate Hood, Jason Clarke, Terence Donovan, Lisa Crittenden, Grant Piro, Norman Yemm, Robert Grubb, Margot Knight, Arianthe Galani, Jeremy Angerson, Louise Siversen, Lois Ramsay, Mary Ward and Roger Oakley.

Awards

Episodes

DVD Season # Episode # Title Director(s) Writer(s) Original airdate (Aust.)
6.2 212 "Dancing with the Devil (1)" TBA TBA 10 February 1999 (1999-02-10)

A masked serial rapist is on the loose in Mount Thomas and the Heelers have their work cut out trying to find out the offender's identity and Constable Jack Lawson makes his entrance into the station.

First Appearance of Constable Jack Lawson
6.2 213 "Dancing with the Devil (2)" TBA TBA 17 February 1999 (1999-02-17)
Maggie is attacked by the masked rapist and a mother tries to take the law into her own hands
6.2 214 "Winning at all Costs" TBA TBA 24 February 1999 (1999-02-24)
Dash's brother returns to Mount Thomas with a few skeletons in his closet He is accused of having sex with a student and his car and he are attacked. Dash believes he is innocent.
6.2 215 "Love is a Drug" TBA TBA 3 March 1999 (1999-03-03)
Maggie and P.J. stifle evidence when a videotape of a lovers tiff captures them canoodling at Govet's Leap.
6.2 216 "An Eye for an Eye" TBA TBA 10 March 1999 (1999-03-10)
Jack and Dash witness a double fatality involving two popular young locals. Chris faces voter backlash, and Jack involves Maggie in a hunch without telling her. In the end someone ends up dead when the truth comes out.
6.2 217 "Wishful Thinking" TBA TBA 17 March 1999 (1999-03-17)
Ben's kids try to "hook up" Maggie and Ben.
6.2 218 "Pillow Talk" TBA TBA 24 March 1999 (1999-03-24)
Tom, and Sally clash after a vicious attack on an elderly woman and the offender brings P.J. to boiling point after threatening Maggie.
6.2 219 "The Good Weed" TBA TBA 31 March 1999 (1999-03-31)
Tom is caught between a rock and a hard place and Chris ends up violently sick in hospital.
6.2 220 "By the Book" TBA TBA 7 April 1999 (1999-04-07)
Jack finds himself in hot water when an ex criminal accuses him of attempted murder. To make things worse, Falcon-Price comes in to investigate.
6.2 221 "Dirty Money" TBA TBA 14 April 1999 (1999-04-14)
Maggie does everything in her power to bring down the drug ring that killed her brother and her life is turned upside down when her family becomes embroiled in the drug ring.
6.2 222 "Married to the Job" TBA TBA 21 April 1999 (1999-04-21)
Ben gives Maggie information, which puts her in danger and risks losing his children when well-meaning decisions turn to disaster. Could Mick Doyle really be guilty?
6.2 223 "Web of Lies" TBA TBA 28 April 1999 (1999-04-28)
P.J confronts his worst fears when the Heelers discover Maggie's missing car in flames and a charred body inside. Maggie's heartbreaking decision pushes P.J to the edge.
7.1 224 "End of the Road" TBA TBA 5 May 1999 (1999-05-05)
Jack jumps the divide between duty and friendship when two mates become murder suspects.
7.1 225 "Lies and Whispers" TBA TBA 12 May 1999 (1999-05-12)
Dash's promotion to trainee detective turns sour when she learns that her mentor has amourous intentions.
7.1 226 "Jack of Hearts" TBA TBA 19 May 1999 (1999-05-19)
Jack becomes the reluctant rescuer in a lovelorn schoolgirl's dangerous game to win his affection.
7.1 227 "The Grace of God" TBA TBA 26 May 1999 (1999-05-26)
One Heeler dead, the killer is loose, he's desperate and Tom is on his doorstep.
7.1 228 "The Stag" TBA TBA 2 June 1999 (1999-06-02)
Jack is in the line of fire when he seems to have resolved the problems of the heart through the barrel of a gun.
7.1 229 "The Good Life" TBA TBA 9 June 1999 (1999-06-09)
Ben's investigation of a livestock plague unravels Robyn's new life in Mount Thomas.
7.1 230 "Perfect Match" TBA TBA 16 June 1999 (1999-06-16)
P.J. feels rejected when Ben and Maggie help a dying child whose parents are in trouble.
7.1 231 "Oil and Water" TBA TBA 23 June 1999 (1999-06-23)
Tom and Sally's relationship goes on trial when Sally defends a drink driver responsible for the death of Tom's friend.
7.1 232 "Smoke gets in your Eyes" TBA TBA 30 June 1999 (1999-06-30)
Maggie appeals for her life when a martyr to a cause threatens to kill them both in a publicity stunt.
7.1 233 "King of the Kids" TBA TBA 7 July 1999 (1999-07-07)
Dash places an abused boy's life in danger when she tries to help the maverick social worker who is protecting him.
7.1 234 "Full Circle" TBA TBA 14 July 1999 (1999-07-14)

Dash's excitement at becoming a detective ends in despair and a life changing decision, after her mother is killed in a car accident. She leaves after that.

Final Appearance of Constable Deirdre McKinley
7.1 235 "Behind the Badge" TBA TBA 21 July 1999 (1999-07-21)
Maggie and Chris confront death and despair when they fall victim to an armed bandit.
7.1 236 "The Angel Cruise" TBA TBA 28 July 1999 (1999-07-28)
A cash strapped Ben is seduced into a dodgy pyramid scheme that divides the Heelers and the town in a contest of winners and losers.
7.1 237 "Downsizing" TBA TBA 4 August 1999 (1999-08-04)
Tom battles town panic because not only does the station appear under threat but with the bank closing, Mount Thomas seems set for financial ruin.
7.1 238 "The Deepest Cut" TBA TBA 11 August 1999 (1999-08-11)
Ben finds himself in the midst of gay slurs and murder accusations when his hairdresser friend is found dead.
7.1 239 "Hello-Goodbye" TBA TBA 18 August 1999 (1999-08-18)

Trouble magnet, Constable Jo Parrish arrives at Mount Thomas police station provoking both a civil suit and a stalker.

First Appearance of Constable Jo Parrish
7.1 240 "Whip Crack-Away" TBA TBA 25 August 1999 (1999-08-25)
Jo oversteps the line when she protects a charming gypsy who operates on the wrong side of the law.
7.1 241 "Price of Silence" TBA TBA 1 September 1999 (1999-09-01)
Maggie threatens her career when she is groped by a pro police politician on campaign and charges him with indecent assault.
7.1 242 "Without Judgment" TBA TBA 8 September 1999 (1999-09-08)
A missing man, a passionate kiss, and a family secret exposed force Maggie to a decision about her confused love life.
7.1 243 "Smoke Without Fire" TBA TBA 15 September 1999 (1999-09-15)
The town pushes for Tom's resignation when a corrupt colleague with a personal grudge tries to bring him down.
7.1 244 "Starry Starry Night" TBA TBA 22 September 1999 (1999-09-22)
A mystery unfolds on night patrol when Jack and Jo stumble across a troubled stranger who carries a message for the Heelers that they won't forget.
7.1 245 "Paradise Lost" TBA TBA 29 September 1999 (1999-09-29)
P.J. fears he is losing ground when Ben and Maggie are drawn into an alternative community called Paradise.
7.2 246 "The Game" TBA TBA 6 October 1999 (1999-10-06)
It's Grand Final week and the pressure is on Jack and finds it hard to focus on work with footy fever upon him. At the same time he has to deal with Marnie Sommer's constant petty crimes. And coach of the Mudlarks Ian Waldron is kidnapped by the St Davids team. On top of all this, Marnie's husband returns to Mount Thomas fresh out of prison and holds up Marnie at gunpoint, demanding the loot from the armed robbery.
7.2 247 "Miracle at Rabbit Creek" TBA TBA 13 October 1999 (1999-10-13)
Tom pursues a local trouble maker who veers off the road into a tree at high speed. Devastated, he prays to God to absolve Tim Sullivan of his sins. Ten minutes later, after the ambulance arrives he sits upright! After jokes at Tom's expense, Inspector Falcon Price wants to know if Tom is blessed and Tom and Maggie question their faith. P.J remains the station cynic until his mother who is terminally ill, arrives. Tim, feeling his life is a freak show after being ridiculed mercilessly and pressed by his mother to reform, runs away and Tom goes to search for him. someone has planted a bomb in Rabbit Creek and visitors to the Creek will be killed in 5 minutes, Tim is the hero by tossing it into the creek where it explodes harmlessly.
7.2 248 "Second Chance" TBA TBA 20 October 1999 (1999-10-20)
P.J. kills Jo's new romance when he reveals her boyfriend is a murderer with vengeance on his mind.
7.2 249 "The Price of Friendship" TBA TBA 27 October 1999 (1999-10-27)
Jack is in strife when he places a wayward friendship before duty and endangers three lives.
7.2 250 "Under Fire" TBA TBA 3 November 1999 (1999-11-03)
Jack's ex-girlfriend is trapped in a crashed bus, along with a consignment of volatile chemicals.
7.2 251 "Fifty-Fifty" TBA TBA 10 November 1999 (1999-11-10)
Ben is compromised by a despairing teenager who pleas for shelter from her feuding parents.
7.2 252 "Kids" TBA TBA 17 November 1999 (1999-11-17)
Ben won't believe that his daughter Emma has burgled an old lady.
7.2 253 "Be Prepared" TBA TBA 24 November 1999 (1999-11-24)
Jack saves a local from a mantrap and meets a family of Y2K survivalists.


DVD release

The Complete Sixth Season: Part 1
180px Set Details Special Features
  • 24 Episodes (1080 Mins.)
  • Episodes 182 - 205
  • 6-Disc Set
  • Full Frame
  • English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
  • Slipcase Packaging
  • Photo Gallery (7 Pics)
Release Dates
 Australia
10 August 2006[1]
The Complete Sixth Season: Part 2
180px Set Details Special Features
  • 20 Episodes (810 Mins.)
  • Episodes 206 - 223
  • 5-Disc Set
  • Full Frame
  • English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
  • Slipcase Packaging
  • Photo Gallery (12 Pics)
Release Dates
 Australia
10 August 2006[1]
The Complete Sixth Season
Set Details Special Features
  • 44 Episodes (1890 Mins.)
  • Episodes 182 - 223
  • 11-Disc Set
  • Full Frame
  • English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
  • Slipcase Packaging
  • Photo Gallery
Release Dates
 Australia
10 August 2006[1]

Notes

  1. Maggie Doyle was absent between episodes 224 and 229. Upon her return, she requested not to be reappointed as Acting Sergeant.

References

General
Specific
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Editors. Blue Heelers: Season 6, Part 1 DVD. EzyDVD.com. Retrieved 26 April 2008.