Packed to the Rafters

Season 1 Episode 2

Playing a Googly

Aired Tuesday 8:30 PM Sep 02, 2008 on Seven Network
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Playing a Googly
Narrated by Dave, this episode sees him struggling to come to terms with being unemployed and most of his kids and father-in-law living under the same roof. Meanwhile, Rachel is coming to terms with leaving her abusive boyfriend and her own secrets. This episode sees many references to the Cricketing term, "The Googly," a bowling delivery that curves and is very hard to hit. It is used as a metaphor for life throwing curve balls at you and the way that you deal with them.moreless

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    Melissa Bannon

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    Caroline Brazier

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    Chrissy Merchant

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    Luke Pegler

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    Daniel Griggs

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    • TRIVIA (2)

    • QUOTES (1)

      • (Dave Rafter commenting on life using Cricket as a metaphor. The score is 9 for 176 and the target is 181 runs. In other words a 6 will win the game. Dave Rafter: Six runs to win and one ball to bowl. You might call it a friendly. But a weekend knock around with the local second 11 - its anything but. Its a contest! A test of skills. A test - of manhood! (Warney - the bowler, balks at his bowl to pick up a piece of nothing from the cricket pitch.) Dave Rafter: But as any cricket fan'll tell you; the spin on the ball can be very hard to read. And when life sends down a googly � that's the real test.

    • NOTES (2)

      • Music contained in this episode:
        "Reckless" (James Reyne)
        "Slow" (Lisa Mitchell)
        "Memories and Dust" (Josh Pyke)

      • This episode attracted a viewing audience of 2.04 million. This is impressive in Australian terms and is more viewers than the premier episode last week. A coup for any Australian network, especially if it is not a major sporting event.

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