Blue Heelers

Season 9 Episode 12

Dancing on the Edge

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Aired Wednesday 8:30 PM May 01, 2002 on Seven Network
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Dancing on the Edge
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The police are invited to an old-time charity dance. Ben takes a St. Davids Officer, Shelley Piper. However her separated husband, Peter Baynes, a sergeant and Inspector Falcon-Price's "golden boy" believes he has ownership of his ex-wife and, when he is very drunk, starts a fight with Ben. Tom and Falcon-Price find Ben in the toilets having just punched Baynes.

Falcon-Price naturally believes Baynes and Ben knows that his past history of violence (e.g. when he punched an officer and got demoted) is not working in his favour. Baynes agrees to not press charges but Ben knows that Falcon-Price thinks he should be suspended. Tom, Jo and the rest believe Ben however, who says he was just defending himself. Shelley tells Ben that all Baynes wants is to continuously be seen as the good guy in the Inspector's eyes.

Ben discovers that Baynes may have a psychological problem. He often parks outside the house Shelley lives in with her father for hours, or spies on her. Ben asks Shelley to call him next time it happens and soon enough it does. Ben is already angry when he discovers his headlights were smashed. Falcon-Price is Baynes' alibi and Ben thinks that it is a false alibi. Ben heads out to Shelley's and finds that Baynes has been trying to get into Shelley's house. Ben goes looking for him and soon Shelley's father and Tom finds Baynes lying unconscious and bleeding on the ground and Ben standing above him with a piece of piping.

Baynes is in a coma and may die and Shelley and her father can't assure the police Ben didn't do it. He claims that he was carrying the piping because he was unarmed and he found Baynes already like that. Falcon-Price wants Ben out of the force but Tom convinces him to let it rest a while. But Ben mistakenly believes Tom's warning as showing that Tom is siding with the others.

Soon, Ben looks like an idiot. It wasn't Baynes who smashed his headlights, but then Tom and PJ reopen the assault case and discover it was Shelley's father, anxious to rid the world of the man who made Shelley's life hell. Ben's record is clean again and Falcon-Price has to issue a sort of apology. Ben will continue in the force, but won't continue his relationship with Shelley.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

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

Jane Allsop

Jane Allsop

Senior Constable Joanna "Jo" Parrish

Caroline Craig

Caroline Craig

Sergeant Teresa "Tess" Gallagher

Donna Matthews

Donna Matthews

Shelley Piper

Guest Star

Brett Tucker

Brett Tucker

Sergeant Peter Baynes

Guest Star

Eugene Schlusser

Eugene Schlusser

Norm Piper

Guest Star

Neil Pigot

Neil Pigot

Inspector Russell Falcon-Price

Recurring Role

Debra Lawrance

Debra Lawrance

Reverend Grace Curtis

Recurring Role

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