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Packing up the RaftersNew!
aired: Mon, Jul 1, 2013
The Rafters begin the emotional task of packing up their beloved family home.
Centre of the UniverseNew!
aired: Mon, Jul 1, 2013
Julie and Dave knuckle down to the stressful task of buying a house in Sydney on a tight budget.
Head vs HeartNew!
aired: Mon, Jun 24, 2013
It’s a matter of head versus heart as Julie and Dave wrestle with their decision to sell their beloved family home.
aired: Mon, Jun 17, 2013
When a room at their preferred nursing home comes up, Julie and Dave raise the difficult topic with Ted.
aired: Mon, Jun 10, 2013
Dave's enduring belief that nothing is beyond repair is put to the test.
aired: Mon, Jun 3, 2013
Julie finds herself dealing with the demands of a toddler and caring for Ted.
aired: Mon, May 27, 2013
Ted continues to drift between the past and present
aired: Mon, May 20, 2013
Nathan heads to London, desperate to find out why his wife Saskia never arrived in Sydney
Secret Women's BusinessNew!
aired: Mon, May 13, 2013
After months of putting her own needs on hold to take care of her family, Julie is starting to feel the strain
aired: Mon, May 6, 2013
Easy-going Dave has his limits put to the test – and begins to suspect his good nature is being taken advantage of.
First Time for EverythingNew!
aired: Mon, Apr 22, 2013
Nathan will do anything to get his wife and son to Australia as soon as possible. All he needs is a job and a home. Simple, right? Guess again
aired: Mon, Apr 22, 2013
Julie narrates, as she muses on high hopes. Hers are especially lofty at the moment because Nathan is moving back to Australia.
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aired: Mon, Apr 15, 2013
As Dave and Julie's 30th wedding anniversary approaches, thoughts naturally turn to family and history.
Free to ChooseNew!
aired: Mon, Apr 8, 2013
Hours have passed since Coby took off and he's not answering his phone.
Weathering the StormNew!
aired: Mon, Mar 25, 2013
Given the circumstances with Coby, Dave and Julie try to end their business dealings with Duncan but he holds them to their contract.
Got What It TakesNew!
aired: Mon, Mar 18, 2013
Dave is determined to take his business to the next level, beginning with his new contract with Duncan.
That Heady RushNew!
aired: Mon, Mar 11, 2013
Frankie and Coby are falling in love. Nothing can shake Coby’s good mood as he gingerly breaks into Frankie’s house with a bunch of flowers
aired: Mon, Mar 4, 2013
Julie feels at odds with both Ted and Dave over the severity of Ted's condition.
aired: Mon, Feb 25, 2013
Julie is in denial about Ted's health and Dave carefully voices his concerns but Julie doesn't want to discuss it.
Moments of ClarityNew!
aired: Mon, Feb 18, 2013
In light of his ongoing tests, Ted isn't sure whether he should reveal his health concerns to his family.
aired: Mon, Feb 11, 2013
Dave bets Julie that she can't refrain from giving advice. For "mother-to-all" Julie, that's of course impossible.
Filling the VoidNew!
aired: Mon, Feb 11, 2013
Jake is settling into a comfortable, productive routine with Sian when a familiar whirlwind blusters back into his life.
aired: Mon, Feb 4, 2013
Julie muses on the nature of life’s surprises when she receives two big ones – the unexpected return of Nathan, as well as the sudden departure of Ben.
The Right TimeNew!
aired: Mon, Jan 28, 2013
For Ben it finally feels like the right time to move on from Mel and start a new chapter with Emma.
aired: Mon, Jun 18, 2012
Tension remains high in the Rafter house as Julie and Dave struggle to forgive each other and Ted, caught in the middle, is feeling the strain
A Kiss Is Just a KissNew!
aired: Mon, Jun 11, 2012
Dave fantasises that Julie takes the news of his kiss with Frankie at the conference quite well, but in reality he knows it’s not going to be that easy
aired: Mon, Jun 4, 2012
As Julie and Dave find themselves undergoing a period of squabbling, Julie muses on the unwritten rules of relationships.
The Great EscapeNew!
aired: Mon, May 28, 2012
Ben finds himself unhappily disengaged from his home-life and his work.
aired: Mon, May 21, 2012
Dave finds himself having an unwanted erotic dream about Julie and her boss Adam and begins to fret about his secret fears coming up to the surface
aired: Mon, May 14, 2012
Poor judgment leads several of our characters astray.
The Things We Do for LoveNew!
aired: Mon, May 7, 2012
Coby’s loving life at the moment – there’s a spring in his step and a twinkle in his eye not common in one so prone to mopery.
The Power of WordsNew!
aired: Mon, Apr 30, 2012
With Valentine’s Day looming, Ben is increasingly aware of the power of words, especially those three little ones, which neither he nor Emma has said yet
aired: Mon, Apr 23, 2012
Explores how our expectations, both of ourselves and others, help us make sense of the world – when those expectations are met, that is
Answering the CallNew!
aired: Mon, Apr 16, 2012
Julie’s about to turn another year older and life seems good. The new, improved Rafters Electrical is up and running.
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Endings and Beginnings
aired: Sun, Mar 18, 2012
Ben and Emma are both nervously looking forward to their first date. When Carbo and Retta return from the honeymoon from hell, Ben and Emma head out to a restaurant and enjoy a perfect evening.
aired: Sun, Mar 11, 2012
When Ben and Retta discover Carbo sleepwalking, they decide enough is enough — he's got to tell his parents he's already married before he hurts himself!
aired: Mon, Mar 5, 2012
Dave and Julie discover how one inexplicable chain of events can almost end in disaster.
Leap of Faith
aired: Mon, Feb 27, 2012
Ted is trying to find the new purpose in his life. He decides to do all the things he's always wanted to do, but has never had the time: home-brewing, volunteer work, finding a job — even skydiving.
Sign of the Times
aired: Mon, Feb 20, 2012
Dave's increasingly exhausted as the demands of his new job take their toll, and for the first time in his life he forgets his anniversary.
aired: Mon, Feb 13, 2012
Julie comes into contact with Matt Jennings, an affable and flirtatious taxi driver. Little does she know, that Matt is actually Tom's other son — Dave's half-brother.
aired: Mon, Feb 13, 2012
Everybody is up in arms about Tom's disappearance with the insurance money.
aired: Mon, Oct 24, 2011
Ben initiates a night on the town with the boys, and everyone is impressed by the up-market nightclub he takes them to.
aired: Mon, Oct 17, 2011
Ben opens up to Emma about Melissa's death, and the cathartic experience enables him to finally get some closure.
aired: Mon, Oct 10, 2011
Dave's successful friend Warney offers him a shot at the contract for a big office rewiring job. But blinded by ambition, Dave ignores the fact that he doesn't have a hope of getting the job done in time.
You've Got to Have Friends
aired: Mon, Oct 3, 2011
Julie's new friendship with Donna is tested when she discovers that Donna suffers from Obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Swimming in the Gene Pool
aired: Mon, Sep 19, 2011
Grace tells her sons Jake and Alex that she's engaged, and both boys are happy for her until they find out that she has never actually divorced their father.
From Little Things…
aired: Mon, Sep 5, 2011
The comic rivalry between Ted and Tom continues. Ted's convinced Tom isn't looking for work at all, instead sneaking off to spend time with an unknown lady friend.
The Male Communication Handbook
aired: Mon, Aug 29, 2011
Dave relishes finally having a relationship with his dad, Tom, despite Julie's reservations about her recently paroled father-in-law.
aired: Mon, Aug 22, 2011
Rachel's doubts are intensified as she visits Jake to invite him to her farewell dinner.
aired: Mon, Mar 14, 2011
Ben is all too willing to help Nathan advertise his business when he realities Nathan's business name "Parts Exchange" reads as "Part Sex Change" when run together as a domain name.
The Taste of Freedom
aired: Mon, Mar 7, 2011
Nathan examines what it means to be free as he receives potentially upsetting news — his divorce from Sammy is final.
Other People's Eyes
aired: Mon, Feb 28, 2011
The aftermath of Jake's ill-fated rugby weekend is fully felt as Julie realizes how much perception and misperception can affect the lives of her family and friends.
Careful What You Wish for
aired: Mon, Feb 21, 2011
Rachel wrestles with the potentially relationship-wrecking pitfalls of getting everything you want — particularly when truth is number one on the wish-list.
In With the New
aired: Mon, Feb 14, 2011
As Council Clean-Up Days looms Dave gets the clean-out bug. He's distracted, however, by Nathan's return from the big road trip.
What Lies Beneath
aired: Mon, Feb 7, 2011
It's been three months since Ben and Nathan left on their road trip around Australia. Bearded and tanned, Ben returns without Nathan and smooths over his family's concern with a plausible excuse.
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One Day at a Time
aired: Mon, Nov 15, 2010
With Christmas and Ruby's first birthday fast approaching, Dave searches for the words to put himself and his family back on track.
Rest in Peace
aired: Mon, Nov 8, 2010
Julie and Dave struggle to help their family rebuild their lives in the aftermath of the devastating tragedy as additional support comes from unlikely quarters.
aired: Mon, Nov 1, 2010
Newly unemployed Rachel is seeing the world in a new light - as her oyster. But first what she'd love more than anything is a holiday with Jake.
aired: Mon, Oct 25, 2010
Rachel takes a crash course in remembering to breathe as she juggles a toxic workplace and an estranged boyfriend.
Between the Covers
aired: Mon, Oct 18, 2010
A wild night in Kings Cross teaches Nathan not to judge a book by its cover. Meanwhile, Carbo is making big plans for his proposal to Retta, but Ben is determined to intervene.
Spark of Life
aired: Mon, Oct 11, 2010
Ted returns with renewed spark from a rejuvenating break, only to find all is not well with his family.
When Worlds Collide
aired: Mon, Oct 4, 2010
Rachel's relationship with Jake is pushed to breaking point when her work and personal lives collide.
Don't Go There!
aired: Mon, Sep 27, 2010
When Melissa feels queasy during dinner, Ben immediately assumes she is pregnant and is beside himself with excitement.
aired: Mon, Sep 20, 2010
In rapid succession, Dave's life teaches him that no human ever has total control of things — and his easy going ability to roll with the punches starts to fail him.
Live and Let Live
aired: Mon, Sep 13, 2010
Julie explores the principle of "live and let live" as she and others struggle to implement the philosophy in various areas of their lives.
Moments of Truth
aired: Mon, Sep 6, 2010
Nathan faces a life-changing moment of truth — the operation to donate a kidney to beloved grandmother Chel.
Lessons in Happiness
aired: Mon, Aug 30, 2010
Rachel rides the ups and downs of happiness, struggling to find it in the frenetic pace of life.
Out of the Comfort Zone
aired: Mon, Aug 23, 2010
Ben is forced to step outside his comfort zone when a moral stand clashes with workplace politics.
The Price of Parenthood
aired: Mon, Aug 16, 2010
Someone's watching the Rafter house — and the surprise culprit leads to Dave and Nathan meeting Dave's dad Tom in prison for the first time.
Rites of Passage
aired: Mon, Aug 9, 2010
Nathan is forced to question his motives for wanting to donate a kidney, triggering a crisis of confidence.
aired: Mon, Aug 2, 2010
Julie has been uncharacteristically disconnected from the daily ups and downs of her family, focusing entirely on baby Ruby.
aired: Mon, Jul 26, 2010
Rachel is forced to deal with the fallout when Alex reacts badly to the many changes that have taken place in the Barton household in his absence.
The Invisible Man
aired: Mon, Jul 19, 2010
Ted struggles with feelings of worthlessness when, returning home from a movie, he and Chel are attacked by a gang of teenage girls.
A Good Husband
aired: Mon, Jul 12, 2010
Ben is plagued with unexpected doubts about his ability in the sack, while a miscommunication between Dave and Julie in the bedroom department sends her into a frenzy of frustration.
To Tell or Not to Tell
aired: Mon, Jul 5, 2010
With all seemingly at peace in the Rafter world, Dave begins to wrestle with the dilemma of whether to tell Chel that her first love, his father Tom, is still alive
Saturday Night, Sunday Morning
aired: Mon, Jun 28, 2010
Julie's confidence as a mum takes a beating when baby Ruby resists Julie's attempts to breastfeed.
The Blank Page
aired: Mon, Jun 28, 2010
The birth of Julie's fourth child Ruby forces her to consider the concept of new life being like a blank page.
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aired: Mon, Nov 23, 2009
Julie faces her greatest challenge yet – the birth of her fourth and final child without husband Dave at her side.
aired: Mon, Nov 16, 2009
Nathan has decided he has no possible job options left. But in a way that’s liberating – he’s free to consider impossible options
Only a Heartbeat Away
aired: Mon, Nov 9, 2009
Julie is home from hospital, after collapsing at Ben and Mel’s wedding, on the proviso she remains in bed and rests.
A Small, Traditional Affair
aired: Mon, Nov 2, 2009
Ben begins to bow under the pressure as his wedding day fast approaches, thanks to a chance meeting with Kat and the arrival of Melissa’s overbearing parents.
aired: Mon, Oct 26, 2009
Rachel muses on the concept of ‘space junk’ in the universe, junk which can come crashing down and upset the perfect balance of the home planet.
Putting the House in Order
aired: Mon, Oct 19, 2009
A no-frills, down-vibe farewell from Barrett’s confirms to Julie that she’s really not going to miss work.
aired: Mon, Oct 12, 2009
Ted deals with the difficulties in fixing relationships that are broken, and Ted’s attempts to repair the emotional damage to his family after last week’s explosive events.
It's My Party
aired: Mon, Oct 5, 2009
Dave is determined to give Ben and Melissa the engagement party that he and Julie never had.
aired: Mon, Sep 28, 2009
Julie is six months pregnant. As the Rafters prepare to spring a surprise birthday party on Chel, Julie ponders the power of motherhood
Blurring the Lines
aired: Mon, Sep 21, 2009
With Nathan acting as our narrator, tonight’s episode deals with the male sexual urge – and whether men can choose or control their fantasies.
Out of Left Field
aired: Mon, Sep 14, 2009
Ben considers the strength of his friendship with Carbo – just when Carbo needs him most. Carbo has never been good at seeing things coming out of left field.
aired: Mon, Sep 7, 2009
When Jake appears, fit and well and ready to go back to work, both he and Rachel are more than eager to resume their relationship.
Ready to Catch You
aired: Mon, Aug 31, 2009
Ben takes us through a list of some things in life a person should always be spared from seeing.
aired: Mon, Aug 24, 2009
Ben takes us through a list of some things in life a person should always be spared from seeing.1.Their mother naked 2.Their dad crying 3. A long and significant pause following a heartfelt marriage proposal.
What's in a Name?
aired: Mon, Aug 17, 2009
What is in a name? Plenty. For many, your name brands you at birth. It announces the sort of person you’ll become and helps define your place in the world.
aired: Mon, Aug 10, 2009
Sammy deals with the notion of things lost and found. In her case, realizing she has a strong voice and an unconditional place in the Rafter family.
aired: Mon, Aug 3, 2009
The days when Ted was so depressed over his wife’s death, with little will to go on living, have become a faint memory.
Brave New World
aired: Mon, Jul 27, 2009
It’s a tense early morning for Julie and Dave as they attend the hospital for an important ultrasound.
aired: Mon, Jul 20, 2009
The baton of narration passes to Nathan as he ponders his childhood inability at Christmas-time to resist scrabbling around on top of his parents’ wardrobe for presents.
Living by the List
aired: Mon, Jul 13, 2009
Narrated from the perspective of Rachel, tonight’s episode deals with the notions of the perfect list.
Dodging the Issue
aired: Mon, Jul 6, 2009
Narrated from the perspective of Dave, the episode deals with Dave’s struggle to deal with a series of seeming betrayals in his life.
Look Into My Eyes
aired: Mon, Jun 29, 2009
Viewed through Julie’s eyes, this episode explores the theme of perception and self-perception.
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Don't Know What You've Got Till It's Gone
aired: Mon, Mar 23, 2009
Julie and Dave wrestle with the news that Julie is pregnant – do they want to keep the baby or not?
What a Difference a Year Makes
aired: Mon, Mar 16, 2009
On the morning of the anniversary of their marriage and Louise's death, Nathan and Sammy reunite.
Losing the Touch
aired: Mon, Mar 9, 2009
Whilst still in denial about menopause Julie concedes the loss of her mothering instincts as she struggles to give advice to her family and friends
Over the Moon
aired: Mon, Mar 2, 2009
The moon is nearly full and there’s weirdness in the air. Neighbours are at war, Ben begs the moon goddess for five minutes with Melissa.
House of Cards
aired: Mon, Feb 23, 2009
Ben deals with the consequences of his one night stand with Kat - he has to tell Melissa.
aired: Mon, Feb 16, 2009
Dave's fatherly instincts are in overdrive when he learns that the new man in Rachel's life is Rob "Dumbo" Dunstan an old cricket chum of his.
Having It All
aired: Mon, Feb 9, 2009
Rachel becomes a woman on a mission as she immerses herself in a an autobiographical novel – An Angel At My Table
aired: Mon, Feb 2, 2009
Ben, still dealing with the trauma of being held up, is critical of Nathan when his lack of concentration during a cricket match costs Dave his first ever century
Smile Through the Pain
aired: Mon, Nov 17, 2008
A few days into the new year Dave’s dreading his upcoming birthday.
Removing the Block
aired: Mon, Nov 10, 2008
Struggling with the loneliness of the Christmas season and encouraged to embrace life by Louise's 'letter to the future' Ted attends a meeting of Friend Finders.
Away from It All
aired: Mon, Nov 3, 2008
Julie spontaneously decides to drag her seemingly exhausted and dispirited family away for a restorative weekend
All in the Planning
aired: Mon, Oct 27, 2008
Rachel faces the very scary possibility that she might be pregnant – with Daniel the only possible father
aired: Mon, Sep 29, 2008
In the aftermath of the sex video Rachel tells the story of how she met, fell in love and eventually left Daniel.
Lines of Communication
aired: Mon, Sep 22, 2008
Julie is starting to feel very much the financial strain of the family’s new living arrangements.
How Did We Get Here
aired: Mon, Sep 15, 2008
During a sleepless night Nathan reflects on his life and his relationship with Sammy.
She Ain't Heavy
aired: Mon, Sep 8, 2008
Ben deals with the repercussions of his move next door and the shift in household dynamics as their new house-mate Melissa joins them there.
Playing the Googly
aired: Mon, Sep 1, 2008
Dave processes the reality of sudden unemployment and a house that has been unexpectedly inundated with family members.
aired: Mon, Aug 25, 2008
The episode is focused around the 25th wedding anniversary of Julie and Dave, as their last child at home moves out and they look forward to a new life together, as empty-nesters.