Blue Heelers

Season 6 Episode 42

Be Prepared

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Aired Wednesday 8:30 PM Nov 24, 1999 on Seven Network
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With the turn of the millennium just weeks away, Inspector Falcon Price pulls an impromptu blackout at the station to test the Heelers' preparedness for potential Year 2000 problems. There can be no cause for alarm if the police force and emergency services are ready for every situation. Jack finds Gary Scully dangling in a net up a tree on the Janssen property, the victim of a crude but effective man trap and saves him. Ben's daughter Emma returns to the Watchhouse after a stint in hospital but her presence is a painful reminder for PJ of Ben and Maggie's vigil over Emma's sickbed. They make a picture perfect family. PJ tells Ben he can no longer stand in the way of Maggie's happiness and asks her to consider Ben as her future partner. Now Maggie must choose between her troublesome love for PJ and growing intimacy with Ben. The Heelers talk to the Jenssens about the mantrap and learn the family has been zealous in their Y2K preparations. The family expects the worst case scenario and has secured their property like a fortress and stored ample provisions should they need to isolate themselves from a community starved of essential services. The Janssens do their best to persuade Tom that their survivalist approach to the century's end is no more unreasonable than the measures taken by emergency services. Their assurances fool no one however when the Janssen's son reacts violently to Jack's attempts to study his threatening pocket knife. Tom worries that the town is working itself into a state of panic when a local tries to register an antique gun to protect himself, a collector's machine gun is stolen and Gary Scully becomes a target for stray bullets while wandering near the Janssen's property. Ben goes out to check on the Janssen family but is bailed up by the mother when she learns the Heelers have contacted the welfare services about their children. One of the children escapes as the situation escalates out of control and the Heelers arrive to find the family armed and ready to protect its own at all costs. Ben and PJ put their lives at risk but only one recovers with a determination to win Maggie's heart and hand.moreless

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Tasma Walton

Tasma Walton

Constable Deirdre "Dash" McKinley

Paul Bishop

Paul Bishop

Sergeant Ben Stewart

Martin Sacks

Martin Sacks

Senior Detective Patrick Joseph "PJ" Hasham

John Wood

John Wood

Senior Sergeant Tom Croydon

Julie Nihill

Julie Nihill

Christine "Chris" Reilly

Lisa McCune

Lisa McCune

Senior Constable Margaret "Maggie" Doyle

John Penman

John Penman

 

Guest Star

Andrew Blackman

Andrew Blackman

Warwick Janssen

Guest Star

Sophie Cunningham

Sophie Cunningham

Emily

Guest Star

Nikita Plummer

Nikita Plummer

Emma Stewart

Recurring Role

Neil Pigot

Neil Pigot

Inspector Russell Falcon-Price

Recurring Role

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