Blue Heelers

Season 11 Episode 16

The Cull

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Aired Wednesday 8:30 PM May 19, 2004 on Seven Network
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The Cull
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Susie and Evan make the horrifying discovery of about 50 dead kangaroos, looking to have been ripped apart with an automatic rifle. As debates rage over whether or not to thin out kangaroo numbers, the farmer who owns the land where the dead roos were found comes under suspicion. He denies it and suggests a mate he served with in Vietnam might be responsible for it, thinking that slaughtering the kangaroos might send a message to not have a cull. As the Heelers dig deeper, it is discovered that a cache of weapons from Vietnam had been kept, but when they come to seize them, some turn up missing. Now the race is on to find the weapons and whoever might be holding them.moreless

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  • A brutal mass-kangaroo killing raises suspicion amongst the animal activists and farmers who want population control.

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    A paddock full of kangroos are discovered, having been torn apart by an assault weapon. Suspicion arises between the town's animcal activists and the farmers who want population control among the kangaroos, which interfere with the farm's efficiency if allowed to grow too large a population. There is headed debate beteween the two groups, and the town meeting at the Imperial ends in blows, with the Heelers having to intervene.



    The two biggest feuders are men who served in Vietman together, who had a falling out and have distrusted one another ever since. They admit to having a hidden cache of assault weapons which they didn't hand in - didn't want such sentimental weapons to be turned into scrap metal. It's discovered one of the rifles - an AK47 - is missing, and the hunt is on to find the culprit.



    The mystery of the stolen weapon takes a sad turn, with one of the vets having to face up to what a poor job he did of being a father and husband. Meanwhile, Tom and the other vet comiserate about the hell they went through in Vietnam, agreeing that no-one really came back as sane as they left.



    Jonsey is also forced to face up to his own morality, after a botched attempt to intervene when Tom's life is in danger. Brilliant acting from Ditch Davey, and will he and Susie get together already?



    A touching episode which delves a little into Tom's past, and possibly sets him up for the dark turn the character takes after the station blows up. I also liked the way it assembled a good cross-section of animal activists and farmers who's priority was putting food on the table - and if culling kangaroos made that a little easier, so be it.



    8/10.moreless
Paul Bishop

Paul Bishop

Sergeant Ben Stewart (1998 - 2004)

Martin Sacks

Martin Sacks

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

Jane Allsop

Jane Allsop

Senior Constable Joanna "Jo" Parrish (1999 - 2004)

Ditch Davey

Ditch Davey

Senior Constable Evan "Jonesy" Jones (2001 - )

Simone McAullay

Simone McAullay

Senior Constable Susie Raynor (2003 - )

John Wood

John Wood

Senior Sergeant Tom Croydon

Anne Wood

Anne Wood

Annette Morgan

Guest Star

Jonathan Burton

Jonathan Burton

Eddie Morgan

Guest Star

John Wood

John Wood

Senior Sergeant Tom Croydon (1994 - 2006)

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