McLeod's Daughters

Season 1 Episode 2

Ducks on the Pond

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Aired Wednesday 7:30 PM Aug 15, 2001 on The Nine Network
9.1
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It's shearing time and one of the men arrives with a reputation as a killer. Tess witnesses strange goings on and uncovers a secret, as Claire struggles to maintain her authority over the shearers, as she is desperate to meet the deadline for selling her wool.

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  • Its sheering time at Drovers run, and a murderer, ex and egotistical worker are about to stir things up for all the woman at Drovers run. A perfect follow up to the perfect pilot, can this series do ANYTHING wrong?moreless

    9.8
    Its interesting in this episode to watch the interaction between Claire and Tess, its evident that they have connected, how deeply though is anyones guess. Their relationship appears to be one more of avoidence than anything, avoidence of their situation.



    Its funny watching Jodi's admiration of Becky, while sensing the feeling of dislike that Meg has for Becky and the disrepect men seem to have for her, shes an intersting character, lost if you like.



    Vernon was a brilliant character, at first added suspense and interest to the story before finally adding a sense of light releif and oppotunity for funny lines (Jodi's "You know what's really sad? Hes the first guy mums liked in yonks AND HES GAY!" was a perfectly funny example) Big thumbs up, loved it!!!moreless
Bridie Carter

Bridie Carter

Tess Silverman McLeod

Lisa Chappell

Lisa Chappell

Claire McLeod (Seasons 1-3)

Jessica Napier

Jessica Napier

Becky Howard (Seasons 1-3)

Aaron Jeffery

Aaron Jeffery

Alex Ryan

Myles Pollard

Myles Pollard

Nick Ryan

Sonia Todd

Sonia Todd

Meg Fountain

Owen Buick

Owen Buick

Jason

Guest Star

Jack Finsterer

Jack Finsterer

Marty O'Rourke

Guest Star

David Bowers

David Bowers

Vernen

Guest Star

John Jarratt

John Jarratt

Terry Dodge (Recurring Season 1 > )

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • TRIVIA: In this episode it's shown, via his grave, that Jack McLeod was 60 years old when he died.

    • TRIVIA: In this episode it's learned that that Claire's mother, Prudence, died when giving birth to stillborn son, Adam, in 1975, at the age of 25 years old.

  • QUOTES (11)

    • Tess: What can I do? I know a lot about wool.
      Claire: Really, like what?
      Tess: Like don't put it in the washing machine...? (They chuckle) I'm serious Claire, what can I do?
      Claire (looks at Tess in her pajamas): Getting dressed would be a start.
      Tess: Oh...

    • Jodi: You know Mum, if this place sells you should move back to the city, become a hairdresser again.
      Meg: Yeah I could come round and do your washing for you, because you won't have time with your course and your social life and if I'm close I could bring around a few dinners for you each week...
      Jodi: Oh see it would be excellent!
      Meg: Yeah and I could peel your grapes for you and be your own personal slave while you and your mates live the high life. I don't think so Jodi.

    • Claire: Have you had sex today?
      Tess: Excuse me?
      Claire: Well if ya haven't, you're safe... you know how it works in the movies, the killer only gets ya... (she pokes Tess in the back) if you've just had sex.
      Tess: My mind is now at rest.

    • Jodi: Do you have to be mad to kill your whole family or just pushed to far?
      Meg: Maybe they didn't help with the dishes? (hands Jodi a towel)

    • Shearer: What happened to my wet patch?!
      Beck (to Tess): Did you sweep up his wet patch? She swept it up!
      Shearer: You'e got to be joking!
      Beck: Keep your hair on, I'll get you another one!
      Tess: I didn't sweep anyone's wet patch!

    • Tess: This is so Aussie, sheeps, dog sheep full of shearers!
      Becky: Ex-con and a murderer - now that's Aussie!

    • Meg: Oh do you know Veron?
      Terry: Yeah I've heard of him, he hasn't been out of the clink for long.
      Jodi: What did he do?
      Terry: He bashed the living daylights out of a bloke, he's got a temper and a half on him.
      Meg: Are you sure we're talking about the same bloke?
      Terry: Yeah, even ask his wife and kids, except they've disappeared off the face of the earth...
      Jodi: Wow.
      Terry: Yeah, did them in, rumour is that she was having an affair with another bloke.
      Meg: Oh great, if he killed his wife he must be single.
      Jodi: Mum!

    • Beck: I grabbed the mail on the way in, a heap of bills.
      Claire: Great
      Beck: This one's to you.
      (hands a letter to Tess)
      Tess: Solicitors always know where to find you.

    • Marty: I still can't believe about Jack, big shoes to fill..
      Claire: Lucky I'm a 9 and a half.

    • Becky: I hear you've got some shearing to do...
      Meg (in a sarcastic tone): Ah, you had a conversation did you?

    • Tess: Are these guys the shearers?
      Claire: Yep.
      Tess: I've met more men here in three days then a month in city.

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