Episode 4.37 (165)
October 21, 1997
Written by Bill Garner
Directed by Karl Steinberg
During a routine school locker search for stolen money, the Heelers find a foil of heroin in a fourteen-year-old girl's locker. She says she was given it at a party and PJ immediately concludes it is a free sample, handed out by someone determined to expand their drug business in Mt. Thomas. Maggie is particularly concerned because of her brother Robbie's previous addiction, but is determined to believe that he is still clean in spite of his admission that he did "borrow" Dash's CD player. When Maggie demands it back, he first says he has lent it to his girlfriend, Anise, and then admits that she pawned it, probably to pay for drugs. Maggie is convinced Anise is a bad influence on him, and urges him to break off with her. Then Maggie finds Anise shooting up in her living room, and promptly arrests her, dragging her down to the station.
PJ, however, is determined to catch suppliers, not just users, and does a deal with Anise, in return for not being charged, she is to lead them straight to her dealer, who is one of the bouncers at the nightclub. Anise carries out her part, but the operation is a complete fizzer, there are no drugs to be found in the club. It seems they must have been warned in advance. Could there be a leak at Mt. Thomas station?
Maggie comes home to find that Robbie has just used heroin. She is furious, but he pleads for her help and understanding, telling her he has done a deal with his new boss, information from his policewoman sister in return for drugs. And he fears for his life if he doesn't comply. Maggie comforts and reassures him. Meanwhile Tom and PJ are determined to find the source of the leak so they set a trap, telling the Heelers of another raid that night. PJ is astonished when the person he catches informing the nightclub owner is none other than Maggie.
Guest Starring: Brett Climo as Robbie Doyle, Peta Brady as Anise Lightfoot, Greg Stone as Geoff Abbott 'Shorty', Robert Price as 'Buzzer', Neil Pigot as Inspector Falcon Price, Gemma Bishop as Kylie Bunton, Chris Gregory as Alan Bunton, Jules Hutchison as Sue Bunton, Mark Wilson as Benny Matthews, Timothy Verbi as Garren Matthews, Margaret Dalglish as Jean McClusky, Fabio De Luca as Braden Kirby, Debra Elise as Teacher, Linda Keane as Citizen 1, Mark Guerin as Citizen 2
Note: 1998 AFI Award nominee for "Best Episode in a Television Drama Series" (Riccardo Pellizzeri producer).
(encoded with Handbrake - Blue Heelers - from Complete Fifth Season DVD - the early years)
Duration: approximately 45 minutes
Aspect ratio: 4:3 standard
Audio: linear hi-fi/stereo
Video format: MPEG-4 (MP4)
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