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.
Hammersley’s crew have been joined by an agent from the Marine Protection Agency, Campbell Fulton, and he accompanies them when they board a FFV fishing for Trochus. The boarding appears to be mostly standard until they make a grisly discovery; one of the fisherman has been locked inside a barrel, and dies shortly after discovery.
Back on Hammersley, Campbell Fulton has taken a liking to Nicky, but so far she has been brushing off his advances, so when he overhears her talking with ET he sees an opportunity to use the information about their relationship to his own advantage. Later in her cabin, he tries to kiss her but when she pushes him away and threatens to report him, he uses her relationship with ET as a threat to keep her mouth shut, and forces himself onto her. She manages to fight him off, but knowing she has to keep her feelings for ET secret she can’t tell anyone what he has done.
Back on the FFV, Swain warns that the dead fisherman could be the result of bird-flu, so ET is none too happy about being assigned to sail the boat to port especially when Campbell Fulton is assigned with him. When a fight breaks out on the FFV between Fulton and ET that results in ET becoming trapped below deck the crew are forced to overcome their worries about the bird flu and help their friend. With ET trapped and water coming in through a breach in the hull, Swain and the CO fear they may need to resort to drastic measures to free him before he drowns. As the rescue becomes desperate it becomes obvious to everyone that Nicky has feelings for ET beyond that of just friends, and she has no choice but to tell the XO the truth about the attack by Campbell Fulton.
Guest actors: Andrew Buchanan, Trent Huen, Shea Adams.
Sea Patrol Series
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Production & Filming Details
- Release Date: 05 May 2008.
- Running Time: 42 minutes.
- Rating: 12+.
- Country: US.
- Language: English.