Sea Patrol (2008): S02E05 – Giving Up The Dead


The second season of the Australian drama Sea Patrol premiered on the Nine Network on 31 March 2008 and aired on Monday nights at 8:30 pm. The thirteen-episode season ended on 23 June 2008.


The RO’s future in the Navy is in questions when an incident with the RHIB leads to the discovery that he has drugs in his system, and the crew start to question just how well they really know their radio operator.

RO, feeling ostracized by his shipmates is starting to suffer flashbacks, and is convinced that his drinks must have been spiked during a night out with some Swedish backpackers. Later, the body of an apparently murdered young man is brought aboard Hammersley and RO recognises him as one of the backpackers, but worried he may in some way be involved in the death, he keeps the information to himself. Hammersley tries to find out what has happened to the man, and during the search encounters a stranded fisherman, and offer their assistance, the fisherman is reluctant to accept their help, but following an altercation in the galley between RO and ET, Mike Flynn insist the XO and RO provide an escorts to the nearest port, thereby presenting the ideal chance to get RO off the ship and for the XO to find out what is going on. RO soon becomes suspicious of the fisherman and as his memory comes back realises this is the man who killed the backpacker and tried to kill him. Now he needs to convince the XO of his story, and get Hammersley to return in time before they all face a fiery death. Separately Hammersley has recovered a cache of forged Samaruan bank notes is destined to destabilise the fragile economy of the troubled islands.

Guest actors: Alex Petersons, Sebastian Wichne, Adam Fawns, Todd Levi, Robert Reitano, Jimmy Christiansen.

Sea Patrol Series

You can find a full index and overview of Sea Patrol here.

You can find a full index for Sea Patrol Series 02 here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 28 April 2008.
  • Running Time: 42 minutes.
  • Rating: 12+.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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