Blue Heelers

Season 11 Episode 26

Life Goes On

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Aired Wednesday 8:30 PM Aug 04, 2004 on Seven Network
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Tension is rife in Mt. Thomas. Joss and Kelly interrupt a girl who goes crazy in a store, and later find out that bad speed is being sold in the town. PJ and Nick are on bad terms over what they think of Tom's intentions, and Amy is just trying to get someone to let her help. Ben and Susie are acting professionally around each other, and Jonesy is annoyed about their dalliance. After clearing up the confusion about which Sergeant is for what (Ben is for Operations, Mark is for Administration), the DNA report comes back which concludes that Troy Baxter did meddle with Grace's car but, to prove he raped Grace, they must stop the funeral and take his body for DNA, which angers the Baxter family. Although it is proven that Troy did rape Grace, PJ begins to side with Nick that Tom may be overdoing it to suggest that the Baxters bombed the station. And - after Tom verbally assaults Barry Baxter - and suggests they are selling speed as well, PJ earnestly believes he has gone over the edge. In the interest of the greater good, PJ approaches Susan Croydon and asks her to speak to Tom. Susie and Jonesy go out to investigate a disturbance at a park, and she tells him that she is seeing Ben. They find a teenage girl giving birth, and later must tell her father. The joy of bringing new life into the world affects them both, particularly in the tragic time they are going through. That night, Ben and Susie make a public display of their relationship when they go out to dinner. Chris is the only one to notice Jonesy's pain. Susan comes to see Tom and - knowing his house will have to go back to the church - offers to have him come stay with her. But that night, a car is driven through her wall, almost killing her. Matt Baxter is brought in but nothing can be proven. Tom reprimands PJ for talking to Susan in the first place. Amy begins to agree with Tom that, in the interest of selling large amounts of speed, the Baxter family moved to Mt. Thomas where they knew they could avoid heavyweight cops. But when the cops continued pestering them, they decided to get rid of them. Tom thinks Matt was selling the speed before his father would have liked them to start. PJ and Tom, however, fight. PJ tells his feelings to his boss, while Tom questions PJ's lack of grieving. 'Rocket' Turnbull is brought in and says that no one will sell him explosives anymore, but he did hear that someone bought SEMTEX explosives recently. Susan attempts to move in with Tom but they have a fight that leads to some harsh words being said. That night, Amy continues working vigilantly at checking connections from the Baxters; PJ and Nick go to get pizza together like old times; Chris watches Jonesy as he drinks more; Joss and Kelly play pool; Susie and Ben lie in bed together; and Susan packs her bags to move out of Mt. Thomas, and says goodbye to Tom...moreless

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  • The net closes in tighter on the Baxters and speed floods Mt. Thomas. Ben and Susie further their relationship, much to Jonsey's disappointment.

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    THere's a flood of speed in the town as the Heelers deal with an increasing number of drug-related crimes. Tom is convinced the Baxters are behind it - especially after it is proved that the late Troy Baxter raped his wife Grace - but the evidence is circumstantial at best.



    Kudos to John Woods for his excellent portray of bitter and vengeful Tom Croydon after eleven years of mostly being father-figure Tom Croydon.



    PJ attempts to get Tom's daughter Susan to get Tom to open up to her, but Tom is short and bitter. Later, someone drives a car through Susan's house, into her bedroom, where she would have been sleeping had Tom not woken her up. The Baxters are becoming increasingly vengeful, trying to maintain their foothold in the drug business.



    Tom's former mate admits he's heard on the blackmarket grapevine that someone was in the market for SEMTEX to build a bomb, but he doesn't know who. By this point, Cal Mallic is (posthumously) our of the picture - he wanted custody of her daughter, and may have done crazy, warped things, but he wasn't vengeful, certainly not enough to blow up a station.



    Susie forces Jonsey to open up about their relationship-that-never-was. She admits she's seeing Ben, and there's a sense of regret of what could have been between them. They help deliver the baby of a teenage girl, something Susie feels very proud of. She brokers a reconciliation between her and her father.



    The episode ends with Ben and Susie in bed together. You just know this is going to end badly for Ben - as is his way, he's fallen hard and fast, while Susie looked as if she regretted going so fast, so public.



    And once more, Tom is alone - more alone then ever, now that he's alienating himself from his friends and family.



    A touching, gripping episode which showed the depth of talent from Bishop and Woods.moreless
Paul Bishop

Paul Bishop

Sergeant Ben Stewart (1998 - 2004)

Martin Sacks

Martin Sacks

Senior Detective Patrick Joseph "PJ" Hasham (1994 - 2005)

John Wood

John Wood

Senior Sergeant Tom Croydon

Julie Nihill

Julie Nihill

Christine "Chris" Reilly

Ditch Davey

Ditch Davey

Senior Constable Evan "Jonesy" Jones (2001 - )

Simone McAullay

Simone McAullay

Senior Constable Susie Raynor (2003 - )

Melissa Andersen

Melissa Andersen

Tarni Baxter

Recurring Role

Danny Adcock

Danny Adcock

Barry Baxter

Recurring Role

Winston Brearley

Winston Brearley

Matthew Baxter

Recurring Role

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