McLeod's Daughters

Season 1 Episode 1

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Aired Wednesday 7:30 PM Aug 08, 2001 on The Nine Network
9.3
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Spontaneous and audacious Tess meets a reticent and stubborn Claire when the half-sisters are reunited by their father Jack's recent death and an 'odd couple' situation is born. A simple mistake by Tess leads to Claire making some difficult decisions.

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  • claire= bossy older sister Tess= city girl in the outback Alex= handsome neighbour Nick= his brother who walks limb Meg= housemaid at drovers

    9.6
    Love Love Love Love Love This episode. It’s the very first and the most important of al!

    The one where Tess comes home after have lived half her life in the city with her mother.

    After fiftheen years she comes back because her father died and left her half of drovers.

    Before she knows it she stands in front of Claire Mc Leod her half sister

    And of couse that doesn’t go reilly well. Afther leiving the cows out and reilizing that she is actually afraid of big animals (good thing you go to a farm) Her sister finaly invites her to stay at drovers. luckily because what would be Mc Leods Daugthers without Tess Mc Leod?moreless
  • The first ep and a great one!

    9.2
    I love McLeods Daughters! It is an awsome show, and i loved this episode! I only started to watch from the begining of season 4 so this explain alot ... like who Clair was lol she is so cooooooooooooooooooool! It's interesting to see how Tess in this episode is a complete City girl and now (the wednesday shows) she is more than capable of Riding, drenching and all the other farm stuff! I love it! Jodi's princess attitude is also different in the upto date seris, she manages Drovers Run and is hell more responsible! McLeods Daughters lover 4eva!

    ME!moreless
  • Absolutely amazing start to what we expect is going to be a very intense relationship between the sisters.

    10
    TEss the city slicker and Claire who has been working an outback station with her dad since she was 15 meet and clash for the first time in 20 years when the inherit the cattle station Drovers Run after their fathers unexpected death.



    Its a fiery first episode with all the makings of an amazing series. Dramatic events and lies are unfolded, while two women try desperately to a) avoid each other and b) grow closer.



    The woman are left with an amazing property to run and keep alive, and you get the feeling that against all odds, the will some how suceed.



    Brillant!!!!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

Richard Sutherland

Richard Sutherland

Gary Dobson

Guest Star

Steven Craig

Steven Craig

Ian

Guest Star

Jim Willoughby

Jim Willoughby

Stockman #1

Guest Star

John Jarratt

John Jarratt

Terry Dodge (Recurring Season 1 > )

Recurring Role

Fletcher Humphrys

Fletcher Humphrys

Brick Buchanon

Recurring Role

Henry Nixon

Henry Nixon

Bruce Barry

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • TRIVIA: In August 2001 the first episode of the series aired on Australian TV. Creator Posie Graeme-Evans developed the show from a highly successful TV movie which aired in 1996. Drovers Run (where the show is filmed) was originally called Kingsford and was bought by the nine network in 1999. Drovers Run is a working property located between the townships of Gawler and Freeling in South Australia. Originally it was part of 30,000 acres but is now 135 acres of farming land. The house was built over 30 years and was finished in 1856. The interior filming is all filmed within the house and not on any other set.

  • QUOTES (14)

    • Alex (to Tess): Catch you later, Tess.
      Tess: See ya.
      Claire: Put it away mate.
      Alex: Get outta here, I'm a man, she's a woman.
      Claire: Thanks, what does that make me?
      Alex: Well, you're a... you're a Claire.

    • Claire: So Terry, what's it this week, fence down, bull on the lose...
      Terry: Uh, Harry wants to know if you picked up any of his cattle in your herd?
      Claire: Gees, you think a man who can owned a helicopter, would own a phone.

    • Tess: I remember that smell that smell of...
      Claire: Oh, uh wood?
      Tess: No, mold, old moldy smell...

    • Tess (to Alex): Love your entrance, have we got one of those...?
      Alex (to Claire): You've got a sister.
      Claire: Yeah, and our Rolls Royce is in for a service. Half sister, Dad's second marriage.

    • Claire: A twinkle in the eye looking inwards, ten letters...
      (Claire looks around at the table, no one is there)

    • Jodi: Do you think that Dad will leave us anything when he dies?
      Meg: Ex-Husbands don't die they just keep running up debt.

    • Station Hand: Hello darling!
      Station Hand #2: Hey Becky, you got the time, I got the equipment...
      Station Hand: Come on Beck, share it around, Beck.
      Station Hand #3: You got a lovely set of tits perky... Come on give us a look...
      Beck: Take a good look boys cause that's all you're gonna get...
      (She lifts up her shirt)

    • Jodi (about Tess): I mean who's dumb enough to leave the gate open?
      Meg: She didn't know.
      Jodi: I bet Claire was pissed.
      (Tess walks in)
      Tess: Sure was!
      Jodi: Oops.

    • Terry: Maybe I should go and give Claire a hand...
      Harry: I think Meg can manange on her own, Terry.

    • (Tess gets on the horse)
      Tess: Right, lets go...
      (She rides off)
      Claire & Meg: Pony Club.
      Claire: Just wait till she has to gallop.

    • (Claire & Tess are riding and they stop the horses)
      Claire: How's ya bum?
      Tess: Fine...

    • Tess: Here boy!
      (The dog comes over and she pats him)
      Claire: He likes you... his name's Roy.
      Tess: Named after the big 'O'... Orbinson. I love that song - Pretty Woman.
      Claire: Ha, no actually he's named after an ex who turned out to be a real mongrel. (pauses) I like that song too.

    • Meg: So what happened to the pub and the supermarket, did you quit there?
      Beck: No, days of that's all. I like to spread myself around.

    • (Alex has just met Tess for the first time)
      Claire: Put it away mate.
      Alex: Get out of here, I'm a man, she's a woman.
      Claire: Thanks, so what does that make me?
      Alex: Why you're a...you're a Claire!

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