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Year: 2008 | 2010 | 2011


Season 1


Season 1, Episode 1: Not Worth a Cent

10 May 2008
Louisa Atherton lives a pampered life until the day her husband Jack dies of a heart-attack in the arms of another woman leaving her bankrupt and giving her no option but to move with her daughter Holly to her childhood home of Rainbow's End and her prickly mother Minna. Her main aim is to sell "Mary Kelly's" dilapidated house which was left to her by her father. But through a series of events she sets about doing up the house and moving into it along with the helpful and not so helpful advice of the townspeople of Rainbow's End.

Kerry Armstrong ... Louisa Atherton

Julia Blake ... Minna Franklin
Caroline Gillmer ... Marg Braithwaite

Hanna Mangan Lawrence ... Holly Atherton

Jay Laga'aia ... Nick Pickering
Andrew S. Gilbert ... Gavin Braithwaite

Kaarin Fairfax ... Deb Mathieson
Dave Thornton ... Shannon Atherton
Cameron McKenzie ... Gregg the Young Cop

Tim Phillipps ... Sean Smithwick
Dina Panozzo ... Gemma O'Reilly (credit only)

Greg Stone ... Jack Atherton
Juanita Davis ... Policewoman
Martyn Brown ... Policeman
Jacqueline Brennan ... Anna
Leverne McDonnell ... Robyn

Tom Wren ... Solicitor
Susan Strafford ... Celebrant
Krysti Floyd ... Second Constable
Ronald Boyter ... Clem Blackwell
Suzie Dee ... Vivien Dixon

Haiha Le ... Rita Lim
Lawrence Mah ... Wayne Lim
Bill Lee ... Chinese Consul
Kallista Kaval ... Wendy Watt
Tim Sullivan ... Ern Swann
Zheng Ting Wang ... Chinese Musician #1
Dong Qiu Ming ... Chinese Musician #2
Ching Tan ... Chinese Dancer #1
Vincent Lam ... Chinese Dancer #2
Joseph Wong ... Chinese Dancer #3
Justin Quah ... Chinese Dancer #4
Sean Moo ... Chinese Dancer #5
Carmen Lau ... Chinese Dancer #6
Winston Hung ... Chinese Dancer #7
James Ng ... Chinese Dancer #8
Brenton Chan ... Chinese Dancer #9
Damien Sourivong ... Chinese Dancer #10
Mary Luu ... Chinese Dancer #11

Season 1, Episode 2: Reality Check

17 May 2008
Louisa sets about getting a job but doesn't find them easy to come by and has to accept cleaning jobs to get her through until she finally gets a job as a photographer at the weekly paper. Meanwhile, Holly is not settling well at her new school.

Season 1, Episode 3: Things Can Only Get Better

24 May 2008
Louisa's son Shannon arrives in Rainbow's End and soon it becomes known that he is has been suspended from his football team and owes 20,000 dollars. Marty and his team of builders demand the rest of the payment but Louisa gives Shannon the 20,000 out of Marty's payment prompting Marty to walk off site. Minna pays Marty the money and tells Louisa she needs to let Shannon stand on his own two feet. Shannon coaches the local football team 'The Rainbow Roos' to victory just as it looks like they are going to lose the game. Meanwhile, Louisa meets her new neighbor Tibor Havel and Marg tries to get even with Gavin.

Season 1, Episode 4: A Friend in Need

31 May 2008
A destructive possum creates havoc in Louisa's roof but leads to a discovery about Mary Kelly. Wendy fires Deb from her job at the paper, and Louisa worries how Deb is going to survive without the job. Hope finally finds the courage to scatter her father's ashes and Louisa fires Marty after her newly constructed roof falls in. Meanwhile, after a disastrous stunt causing the death of her precious cat George Clooney, Marg and Gavin finally talk about their dead son Jamie.

Season 1, Episode 5: The Truth Will Set You Free

7 June 2008
Louisa sets about trying to fix up her house, with only Holly's help, but a disastrous rainfall puts paid to that. As she's about to give up she hasn't banked on the helpfulness of the community of Rainbow's End. Everyone comes together and they fix up the house in no time. Deb gets a grant to open her wildlife rescue shelter. Gavin breaks up with Rita as his relationship with Marg improves. Louisa reads Meilin's letters and decides that her bones should be dug up and reburied in China. Holly finds out that her dad was cheating on Louisa. Tibor invites Louisa for a drink and they kiss. Louisa is confused and she goes to see her late husband's mistress, Anna in Melbourne. Whilst in Melbourne she is offered a job, but on returning home Holly doesn't take the news as well.

Season 1, Episode 6: Over the Rainbow

14 June 2008


Season 2


Season 2, Episode 1: The Cockatoo Has Landed

13 February 2010
Louisa and Holly return to Rainbow's End after their holiday in Europe with hopes of making changes after cashing in on her nugget find. But Louisa's spending and lack of attention look like putting a spanner in the works - not to mention the illegal prospecting going on at her home. Wendy announces that the Rainbow Echo newspaper is closing which riles Minna and leads her into another protest and convinces Louisa to buy it but Gavin outbids her. Meanwhile, Holly and Sean go on a successful picnic together but a date between Louisa and Nick doesn't go according to plan and is an outright disaster. Elsewhere, Gavin goes ahead with opening his 'Big Nugget' monument but Marty's usual shoddy workmanship puts paid to it.

Season 2, Episode 2: Rainbow Warriors

20 February 2010
Louisa finds out that Nick is quite the ladies man and cannot figure out why they don't have any chemistry at all. Holly gets involved in a protest that rapidly gets out of hand when Minna finds out local factory Dairy Fleet is polluting the local waterways and The Department of Sustainability and the Environment are refusing to believe that there is a problem. Louisa begs Gavin for a job as editor at the Rainbow Echo but he will only give her a job as advertising sales and up the advertising rate making it impossible to sell any advertising space. Gavin's new business partner Tim Price comes on board as the Rainbow Echo's new managing director and offers Louisa the job as trainee acting editor and starts changing the office around much to Gavin and Vivien's astonishment.

Season 2, Episode 3: The Front Page

27 February 2010
Louisa's first foray as acting editor of the Rainbow Echo is fraught with problems with Tim continuously bumping her editorial and Gavin inserting ads over her feature piece. Meanwhile, Sean avoids Holly and Marg's date with Gavin is not a success. Elsewhere, Rita helps Tsung Chi find out about his ancestor's disappearance.

Season 2, Episode 4: Gaaa... aarth

6 March 2010
Louisa, Gemma and Marg try to save Deb and Trev's marriage as Gemma discovers that perhaps her marriage is also suffering. Minna finds herself helpless to stop the Heritage Committee from falling apart as they are bullied by a farmer named Owen into selling their land but Holly steps in to save the day and turn the land into a community garden. Marg and Gavin's divorce comes through and Nick learns Holly how to drive as both he and Louisa avoid each other.

Season 2, Episode 5: Goddess of the Rainbow

13 March 2010
Nick's disappointment begins to show as Louisa and Tim's relationship continues to grow. Meanwhile, Pat and Gemma's relationship is under threat because of Pat's intimacy issues and it seems everyone in Rainbows End is aware of it.

Season 2, Episode 6: Green vs Gold

20 March 2010
Former editor of the Rainbow Echo Wendy Watt arrives back in town as spokesperson for Chimera Gold - an underhand mining company who specialize at buying up properties near mines around remote areas of Australia and exploiting them. So when Louisa, Minna and Holly find out that their target area is the new community garden all gloves are off and they set off to expose the company before they can wreck anymore damage. Meanwhile, Sandy's Alzheimer's begins to worsen, Nick finds out that Louisa's husband was going to leave her and Marg goes on a blind date with a man who calls himself 'Tom Cruise' and which turns out to be a disaster. Elsewhere, Marty takes over selling plots for the community garden but gets himself fired by Holly when she finds he is selling plots that don't exist. Minna and Sandy set up a company called Foxglove Fragrances but what they are cooking up is not exactly fragrant.

Season 2, Episode 7: Two Bulls in the Paddock

27 March 2010
Holly tries to save the Community Garden from the clutches of Chimaera Gold and its mining exploits by pretending that she seen the extinct Golden Speckled Leaping Legless Lizard thus preventing the company going ahead with the mining. Louisa prints the story but after wards Holly tells her it was a hoax and Louisa has to decide if she will reveal all in a retraction or keep quite. Elsewhere, Nick and Tim vie for Louisa's affection but their rivalry only drives her further away and Chin Trueng Chi returns from Melbourne and promptly tells everyone that he and Rita are getting engaged much to Rita's horror.

Season 2, Episode 8: Raucous Angel

3 April 2010
Wendy Watt and Chimaera Gold begin to suspect that Holly's discovery of the extinct Golden Speckled Leaping Legless Lizard is a fabrication. But after Holly is intimidated by Wendy's henchmen Nick pays her a visit and tells her to call off her witch-hunt or he will take it further. Unfortunately, Chimaera Gold are allowed to begin mining and the Community Garden are given 21 days to vacate. Meanwhile, Tim and Gavin break the news to the Louisa and Vivien that they're selling the newspaper to Wentworth Regional Press. Gavin asks Louisa to accompany him to Melbourne but she refuses and finally Nick and Louisa get together. Later Gavin, Vivien and Louisa go into partnership and buy out the Rainbow Echo. Elsewhere, Sandy passes away in his sleep after moving into Minna's home. At his funeral service the elusive Golden Speckled Leaping Legless Lizard makes a very rare appearance and puts an end to Chimaera Gold's mining.

Season 3


Season 3, Episode 1: 5835 Plus One

4 December 2010

Season 3, Episode 2: Mind the Gap

11 December 2010
Louisa frantically searches for the engagement ring that Nick gave her and convinces herself it's a bad omen. Holly decides to take a gap year from university even though she got a place at university. Minna decides to take her driving test and Marg buys the pub to stop an all-night gambling consortium taking over.

Season 3, Episode 3: Womb to Tomb

18 December 2010

Season 3, Episode 4: Laid Bare

1 January 2011
Sean's dad dies suddenly of a heart attack and Sean finds out the truth about his dad's gambling problems. The town is subjected to a number of burglaries and Louisa suspects the local bartender.

Season 3, Episode 5: Cat Fight

8 January 2011
Deb enrages the animal lovers of Rainbows End by asking the Council to put stricter regulations on feral cats in the National Park. Louisa gets caught in a middle of the ensuing argument that develops between Deb and Marg. Louisa and Nick are asked to do counselling by Marg as part of their wedding vows. Sean and Holly suffer a crisis in their relationship.

Season 3, Episode 6: Fryberg's Folly

15 January 2011
Minna's estranged sister Frida arrives in Rainbow's End to launch her new book and sparks fly between them. Meanwhile, Holly sets about trying to save her favourite trees but in the process both she and Minna discover that it's all too easy to waste one's life living in the past. Elsewhere, Nick moves in with Louisa.

Season 3, Episode 7: Insurgent Activity

22 January 2011
Rainbow's End gets a visit from the Army. Whilst in town a member of the Army recognises Nick from his time spent in Queensland and the rumours spread like wildfire. Holly and Sean have a fight and he later turns to the army maneuveurs leader but Holly finds out. Elsewhere, Minna accuses Frida of using Holly's relationship in her writing.

Season 3, Episode 8: Every Time We Say Goodbye

29 January 2011

Season 3, Episode 9: Dirt Rich

5 February 2011

Season 3, Episode 10: Heartache

12 February 2011
Marg pressures Gavin into selling their business so that she can renovate the pub. At the same time, Gavin's first foray into writing doesn't get the thumbs up from Louisa. Later, he suffers a heart-attack but it does some good by bringing Marg and him back together. Minna faces court after being found driving without her license but finds an alternative to driving - an electric bike. Meanwhile, Holly and Sean try to mend their friendship and relationship.

Season 3, Episode 11: Mount Misery

19 February 2011

Season 3, Episode 12: Forged by Fire

26 February 2011


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