Blue Heelers

Season 2 Episode 19

Parenting

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Aired Wednesday 8:30 PM Jun 27, 1995 on Seven Network
7.0
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Nick helps the family of his star basketball player fight back against vandals making their lives a misery.

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  • The Heelers investigate when the family of Nick's star basketball team player suffer a series of threats and vandalism - but is the son involved? Meanwhile, Tom has his own parenting issues when daughter Susan returns with unexpected news. Disappointing..moreless

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    After the rather weak 'Trust Me', I found 'Parenting' to be another disappointing episode. It is superior to the awkward-feeling 'Trust Me' and has a better plot, but I just found it awkward to warm to, and didn't feel it was anywhere as near as good as it could or should have been.



    The plot of the neglected teenage son sabotaging his father's business and property could have been very engaging, but it just felt to be a bit half-heartedly tackled, and maybe the writing didn't feel up to the usual par.



    The secondary plot, regarding Tom's daughter Susan returning home to Mount Thomas to tell him that she is thinking of dropping out of her course to become a teacher, is a bit fairer, but needed a stronger a-plot to carry it. I do like the scene of them fishing by the creek though – I wish I lived somewhere like that, not grey, concrete old South East England.



    I really came away from this episode feeling that there was potential for a really good story in here somewhere; in fairness, it does pick up a bit towards the end, and I like the final scene, but it was too little, too late to save the story. Sadly I only give this one a (still passable) 7 out of 10.moreless
Grant Bowler

Grant Bowler

Constable Wayne Patterson (1994 - 1996)

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

Lisa McCune

Lisa McCune

Senior Constable Margaret "Maggie" Doyle (1994 - 2000)

Damian Walshe-Howling

Damian Walshe-Howling

Constable Adam Cooper (1994 - 1998)

Frank Gallacher

Frank Gallacher

Geoff Garrick

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Belinda Davey

Belinda Davey

Lyn Garrick

Guest Star

James McKenna

James McKenna

Toby Garrick

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Beth Buchanan

Beth Buchanan

Susan Croydon

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