When Laura Gibsonâ€™s (Sigrid Thornton, Wentworth) life suddenly falls apart, she decides to make a fresh start with her two children in a small coastal town. But Pearl Bay isnâ€™t exactly the seaside idyll she remembers from a vacation years before, nor are the locals quite so charming-except perhaps for handsome Diver Dan (David Wenham, The Lords of the Rings films, Top of the Lake).
- 1. Something Rich and StrangeMay 9, 199850minTV-14SubtitlesEnglish [CC]Audio languagesEnglishWhen corporate lawyer Laura Gibson's life is decimated, she accepts a job as magistrate of a small coastal town and relocates to Pearl Bay with her two kids.
- 2. Full Fathom FiveMay 16, 199852minTV-14SubtitlesEnglish [CC]Audio languagesEnglishAs the kids struggle to survive with no television and Laura's cooking, a lunch invitation to the Jelly house is a welcome distraction, but Bob's motive is soon evident.
- 3. A Master of TasteMay 23, 199853minTV-14SubtitlesEnglish [CC]Audio languagesEnglishCarmen, Meredith's free-spirited niece, breezes into town and reveals that she is both pregnant and on the run from the law. Laura asks Dan for a few cooking lessons.
- 4. The Official StoryMay 30, 199853minTV-14SubtitlesEnglish [CC]Audio languagesEnglishSergeant Grey is suspicious of local “saint” Matthew Reily, who founded and mysteriously funds a youth training farm for the longtime unemployed.
- 5. The Fellowship of the SuitJune 6, 199851minTV-14SubtitlesEnglish [CC]Audio languagesEnglishA group of local men have a longstanding agreement to share custody of an Armani suit, but when Laura’s sister, Trudi, arrives in town, the arrangement goes awry.
- 6. One of the GangJune 13, 199853minTV-14SubtitlesEnglish [CC]Audio languagesEnglishA big night out on the town results in a car flying off Pearl Bay's condemned bridge. Several of the locals are under suspicion until Grey points the finger at Reg.
- 7. Stormy WeatherJune 20, 199852minTV-14SubtitlesEnglish [CC]Audio languagesEnglishJust as Laura decides it’s time to move things forward with Diver Dan, his ex-wife pounces into town. Dorothy is sassy, sexy, and suing Bob Jelly.
- 8. My Own SweetheartJune 27, 199852minTV-14SubtitlesEnglish [CC]Audio languagesEnglishLaura invites Dan to the annual magistrate's dinner dance, but her ego is battered when he chooses a jail sentence over a date with her.
- 9. Balls and Friggin' Good LuckJuly 4, 199852minTV-14SubtitlesEnglish [CC]Audio languagesEnglishLaura presides over her first coronial inquest when a teenage boy dies. Dan takes the boy’s friend under his wing to teach him how to be a man.
- 10. The Accidental ArtistJuly 11, 199851minTV-14SubtitlesEnglish [CC]Audio languagesEnglishWhen an old crony of Bob's proposes a housing development at a local “parking” spot for couples, a protest ensues. By pure coincidence, Craig emerges as hero activist.
- 11. Love Me or Leave MeJuly 18, 199852minTV-14SubtitlesEnglish [CC]Audio languagesEnglishThis year's Pearl Bay Thespians production is a play penned by Harold, with Meredith at the helm. After years in the wings, Heather is cast as the leading lady.
- 12. Perchance to DreamJuly 25, 199852minTV-14SubtitlesEnglish [CC]Audio languagesEnglishJack's fraud trial is finally being heard, and the kids convince Laura to support him in person. Back in the city, unexpected sparks fly between the exes.
- 13. Sex, Death, and BridgesAugust 1, 199852minTV-14SubtitlesEnglish [CC]Audio languagesEnglishThe locals brace themselves to be reconnected with the outside world as Bob proudly awaits the opening of the repaired bridge. Laura and Dan decide to take the next step.