Episode 6.06 (217)
Wednesday, March 17, 1999
Written by Jenny Lewis
Directed by Richard Jasek
Cupid comes to Mt. Thomas in the form of Ben's mischievous daughter, Emma. Dressed in a fairy costume and armed with magic fairy dust, Emma's wish on this visit is to find her dad a new wife — and Maggie is the fairy godmother of her dreams. Police work and parenting without a babysitter are an impossible combination in the busy Mt. Thomas station. While Emma schemes and PJ halps tiny Josh add to his vocabulary of naughty words, Maddy watches silently and sullenly. That's one troubled little girl.
Jack is also troubled after his routine roadworthy check of a semi-trailer puts its owner/driver off the road and out of a job. Where's he going to find $20,000 to fix his rig by the morning? If only Jack had the answer. But when two new tractors are reported stolen and carted off in a semi, Jack's dilemma appears resolved. If only the solution hadn't dropped from the back of a truck. It is only when the luckless truckie becomes the victim of a hit and run that the Heelers detect a frame gone wrong — and that someone is trying to kill him.
The Heelers become entangled in a tricky love triangle when the truckie's two wives arrive to comfort him, clueless as to their husband's bigamy. Ben's matchmaker, little Emma, finds the injustice hard to bear — why does this man have two wives and her father none? — but her orchestration of chance meetings between Ben and Maggie may be paying off. There is indeed some chemistry abubble, the Heelers notice — as does a piqued PJ.
Their interest in Cupid's diversions is quashed when Maddy disappears and a distraught Ben heads out to find her. A road accident is called in, involving an unroadworthy semi and a little girl. Ben prepares for the worst… Maddy?
Guest Starring: Mick Innes as Colin Davies, Elizabeth Welch as Paula Davies, Wendy Stapleton as Maya Greene, Matthew Tingate as Wren Southey, Nikita Plummer as Emma Stewart, Jessica Clarke as Madeline Stewart, Nicholas Mayer as Josh Stewart, Sapidah Kian as Dr Jasmin Farah, James Lawson as Singing Telegram Man
(encoded with Handbrake - Blue Heelers - from Complete Sixth 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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