Decapod Crustaceans 

Aussies are reputed to indulge in prawns/shrimps and crayfish/lobster for Christmas lunch. But other (more important?) matters try to take attention away from the main course.


Trent O'Donnell


Phil Lloyd (creator), Phil Lloyd | 2 more credits »


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Episode cast overview:
Ian Meadows ... Dan Moody
Patrick Brammall ... Sean Moody
Danny Adcock Danny Adcock ... Kevin Moody
Robina Beard Robina Beard ... Gwen Dawes
Tina Bursill ... Maree Moody
Guy Edmonds ... Hayden Roberts
Darren Gilshenan ... Terry Moody
Rachel Gordon ... Bridget Quail
Jane Harber ... Cora Benson
Phil Lloyd Phil Lloyd ... Roger Quail
Jeff Whiting Jeff Whiting ... London Cabbie
Dave Eastgate Dave Eastgate ... Scott (as David Eastgate)
Chum Ehelepola ... Chris
Annie Maynard ... Irene
Daniel Mitchell Daniel Mitchell ... Doctor


When Dan lands at the airport with Cora, we quickly realise they've secretly been seeing each other since she's broken up with Hayden. They'll break the news at lunch since Hayden won't be there this year. But the secrets mount up when Dan learns Bridget and Roger have split. Roger has 'come out' and is now with Chris Maree's colleague from Christmas last year. Bridget swears Dan to secrecy - she and Roger are pretending to be together to save face, and achieve Bridget's adoption plans. While Kevin tries in vain to convince Sean to join the family business, Sean's mate Scott, also there for Christmas, has a crush on Maree. Dan panics when Hayden suddenly shows up but he's unable to reach Cora. Meanwhile, Hayden and Terry seem haunted by a big night out after his breakup. When Dan lets slip about Bridget and Roger, Kevin sees red and finds Maree trying on lingerie that Scott gave her for Christmas. He has a heart attack just as Cora arrives. At the hospital, Sean promises to come and ...

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14 November 2012 (Australia) See more »

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