Blue Heelers

Season 6 Episode 35

The Game

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Aired Wednesday 8:30 PM Oct 06, 1999 on Seven Network
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It's Grand Final week in Mt. Thomas and the money is on Awesome Lawson to win the cup—and the town's honour—from the St. Davids football team. Jack finds it hard to focus on work with footy fever upon him, until Marnie Sommers yanks him to attention with yet another incident of petty crime. Jack is tiring of Marnie's brushes with the law and her open antagonism toward him. Marnie resents the blind worship the town affords footy players like Jack and her husband, Harro, who is serving time for armed robbery. As far as Marnie's concerned, footy heroes are all the same—good for nothing. When Marnie's husband returns to town, she demands an intervention order against him, claiming he is violent, but her troublesome reputation makes the Heelers wonder if Harro is a threat at all. He seems a nice enough bloke to Jack. Besides, he's a fellow footy player! Harro's done his time, now he just wants his wife and his kids back. When a report of stolen CD players comes in, Jack suspects Marnie is involved and organises a search warrant for her home. As Grand Final Day draws close, Jack feels the pressure of the town's expectations crowd in on him. Then the Mudlarks' coach, Ian Waldron, is kidnapped. Could this be pregame high jinx or is Ian really in danger? Jack and Jo arrive at Marnie's to issue the search warrant and break up a heated argument between husband and wife. When Marnie learns the real reason for the visit she turns her vitriol on Jack. He's just another pig bloke, like her husband, giving a hard-up mother a tough time. Jack remains suspicious of Marnie and determined to get to get to the bottom of the matter, but Jo's wondering if the town's adulation may have clogged Jack's sensibilities. The Heelers find Ian Waldron, safe and sound, the willing victim of a prank by the St Davids team. Jack decides to match the caper and raids the St Davids team's locker rooms. He stumbles across the stolen CDs in the process, which puts him in trouble with the Boss—at least the discovery knocks out one of the opposing team. The find weighs heavily on Jack's mind, however. He was wrong about Marnie and maybe she does deserve his compassion. With the big game just hours away, Jack goes to Marnie's to make amends but gets caught in the midst of an explosive domestic. At gunpoint, Harro demands Marnie cough up his stash from the armed robbery. Then Marnie is badly injured. No one is going to get anywhere until Harro gets his stuff.moreless

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