8:30pm – Thursday, July 8 on Channel Nine
The ‘crash posting’ of a Communications Technician to HMAS Hammersley proves to be a particularly nice surprise for one of her crew.
From their joyous reunion it become clears that Fraser (Clayton Watson) and Two Dads (Nikolai Nikolaeff) share a cheekily chequered past, with Fraser claiming he has saved Two Dads’ skin in more than one sticky situation.
And it doesn’t take long for him to prove himself again, after the Hammersley answers a mayday call from a yacht that has been ransacked by what is reported to be a group of bandana wearing Australian rogues.
While exploring the vandalized boat, Two Dads causes a short circuit and is tossed into the ocean, but is quickly saved by his old friend.
Back in home port, the CO, Mike Flynn (Ian Stenlake) is told of a posse of cowboy pirates in a hot speed boat who are choosing soft target yachts and stealing equipment and valuables And on shore leave, Two Dads gets into more trouble, being bashed by some men who claim he owes them a gambling debt. Once again he is rescued by Fraser, who later offers him a roll of notes to help him out of trouble.
The exchange is seen by the CO, but Flynn is more interested in tracking the pirate’s boat, and when the co-ordinates of the attack vessel are sent by Coast watch, the course is set.
It’s a strangely suspect course that causes a party from the Hammersley to board a leisure craft containing a surprised senior couple (Hal and Di McElroy), clearly innocent of any dirty deeds.
Two Dads’ suspicion of the new crew member and his old mate begins to grow, particularly when he suspects that Fraser is feeding vital intelligence to the rogue pirates, and running some sort of scam that involves a suddenly love-struck Charge (John Batchelor).
Now he has to find proof, and as the Hammersley answers a mayday call where Eliza Lang (Alexa Ashton) is found with a seemingly ransacked boat and a drowned husband, they continues their search.
But when Two Dads confronts Fraser he is mocked for having no proof and offered a deal, with Fraser pointing out Two Dads has a dodgy past and was seen by the CO accepting a roll of cash.
Two Dads has some tough decisions to make.