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Stingers

Season 7 2003 - 2004
TV-14

  • 2003-03-25T10:30:00+00:00 on Nine Network
  • 60 mins
  • 1 day, 16 hours, 0 mins
  • Australia
  • English
  • Drama

Stingers brings to light the life and work of an undercover police unit located in Melbourne. This dangerous work requires complete dedication, one slip can cost an operative their life.

When we first meet the team, it is headed by DSS Bernie Rocca (Joe Petruzzi), ably assisted by DS Ellen McKenzie (Anita Hegh). Peter Church (Peter Phelps) is the most experienced officer in the unit, but not one who easily takes direction. Constables Angie PIper (Kate Kendall) and Oscar Stone (Ian Stenlake) round out the team. Jess Napier played Kaye Kelso, a newcomer who dropped out after the the first five episodes. After the second season, Rocca left the unit and McKenzie was promoted to DSS. Soon after Dannie Mayo (Roxane Wilson) joined.

Big changes followed the death of Oscar Stone and the departure of Ellen McKenzie at the end of Series 5. The undercover unit became Special Investigations and moved from its 'front' garage back to police HQ. Insp. Luke Harris (Gary Sweet) took command, providing a wavering hand as he struggled to hide his bipolar disorder from his superiors. Chris Dichera (Jacinta Stapleton) and later Leo Flynn (Daniel Frederickson) joined Church and Piper as the undercover team for the later series of the show which had 8 series and 192 episodes in all.

40 episodes

7x01 Lies and Secrets (2)

  • Season Premiere

    2003-03-25T10:30:00+00:00 — 60 mins

With Ingrid missing for seven days, the intensive police search to find her begins to lose momentum with everyone beginning to believe they're looking for a body.

7x02 Pentimento

  • 2003-04-01T12:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

Angie is undercover in an Art Gallery looking for an insider connection to a spate of robberies when a balaclava clad bandit bursts in. The gallery manager is held at gunpoint while the rest of the staff are forced into the storeroom. After being released, the prized Loxton painting is missing and an investigation ensues. Meanwhile, Harris has a copy of the Church/Ingrid sex tape in which Ingrid professionally compromises herself.

7x03 Cul-De-Sac

  • 2003-04-08T12:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

Harris attempts to teach a mate a lesson in crime and punishment, but his plan backfires with disastrous consequences. Meanwhile, news of Church's tape implicating Ingrid Burton has been leaked to the papers.

7x04 Your Cheating Heart

  • 2003-04-15T12:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

Angie meets with two brothers, who are looking for a nurse to do a mysterious job. She's amazed when she's quickly hired by the pair and has to accompany them on the job immediately. Without backup, Angie is forced to go with them or miss out entirely on knowing what they're up to.

7x05 Don't Look Back

  • 2003-04-22T12:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

Chris Dichiera's future is jeopardised when she's forced to shoot dead a former squat mate.

7x06 Snakes in the Grass

  • 2003-04-29T12:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

Angie, Harris and Sophie lose a colleague when a siege situation erupts at Police Headquarters.

7x07 Aftershocks

  • 2003-05-06T12:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

While investigating the murder of a friend, Church loses Angie's heart to his boss, Luke Harris.

7x08 Priapus' Playground

  • 2003-05-13T12:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

Church and Angie penetrate the liberated world of swinging couples and find that love really is a drug.

7x09 The Eighth Day

  • 2003-05-20T12:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

Church pushes an unstable informant to take him deeper into the drug trade, unwittingly sparking off a series of murders.

7x10 Sex & Drugs & Deep House

  • 2003-05-27T12:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

Christina's relationship with a lesbian clubber turns to tragedy when she discovers that her lover is a murderer.

7x11 New Blood

  • 2003-06-03T12:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

When the undercover unit investigate a renegade young detective working subversively in a suburban station, they discover he has all the qualities to become the new undercover recruit.

7x12 Cold War

  • 2003-06-10T12:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

New rookie Leo Flynn takes the undercover unit on a wild and merry dance, investigating a drug war between two rival ice cream vendors and ends up biting off more than he can chew.

7x13 Acts of Love

  • 2003-06-17T12:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

Harris takes an impulsive trip to Singapore in an attempt to win Angie's heart and protect her from Internal Affairs. This plan backfires when she and her sister are taken hostage by a drug boss.

7x14 Heartbeat

  • 2003-06-24T12:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

Angie's latent feelings for Church resurface when a young deaf girl arrives at PHQ declaring she's his daughter. When Harris uses her to solve a crime, all hell breaks lose.

7x15 Sons & Lovers

  • 2003-07-01T12:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

The undercover unit simultaneously pursue a European war criminal and her drug dealing son, thwarting Harris and Angie's attempts to consummate their romance.

7x16 It Started With A Kiss

  • 2003-07-08T12:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

A sexual indiscretion of Harris' comes back to bite him on the arse when a demented bunny soldier sets her vengeful sights on Angie.

7x17 Wild Card

  • 2003-07-15T12:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

Church makes a dangerous call when faced with a conflict of loyalty between Harris and his old boss, Bernie Rocca.

7x18 Practice of Deceit

  • 2003-07-22T12:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

Flynn endangers his life and that of his pregnant sister on a deadly assignment with two cop killers.

7x19 Killing Heidi

  • 2003-07-29T12:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

Chris risks her life and puts her sexuality on the line to sting a sadistic chef for murder.

7x20 Sleeping With the Enemy

  • 2003-08-05T12:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

Church goes undercover in a dodgy furniture removal company suspected of being a front for a drug courier business. But his affair with Ava, the former girlfriend of the owner of the company, gets the seasoned operative into a spot of trouble. Meanwhile, Constable Leo Flynn tries to make amends with Constable Chris Dichiera, whom he let down on a previous case.

7x21 A Horse is a Horse

  • 2003-08-12T12:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

Leo goes undercover in order to bust a racehorse stealing, coke dealing porn king. Meanwhile Church has a surprise meeting with prostitute Lauren Davies.

7x22 Conversations with the Dead

  • 2003-08-19T12:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

After Flynn is almost killed in a buy bust gone wrong, Church goes undercover as a spiritual medium to hoodwink an international gun runner.

7x23 Free Radical

  • 2003-08-26T12:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

Sophie takes Church to lunch with two of the state's biggest criminals. But will the meal be Church's last?

7x25 Time Out

  • 2003-09-09T12:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

7x26 Perfect Match

  • 2003-09-16T12:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

Harris is blackmailed by an adversary from his past who threatens to reveal his psychiatric disorder. Meanwhile, Angie receives a proposal of marriage.

7x28 One Perfect Day (2)

  • 2003-09-30T12:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

Angie and Harris' wedding day promises to be the happiest day of their lives. There's just one minor hitch...

7x29 Troppo Fest (3)

  • 2003-10-07T12:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

With Harris confined to a psychiatric hospital for ECT treatment, his nemesis, Brett Linton, abducts Angie.

7x30 Train Wreck

  • 2003-10-14T12:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

Disillusioned with her new husband, Angie leaves him and transfers to Homicide.

7x31 The Thin Blue Line

  • 2003-10-21T12:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

Flynn finds himself in a treacherous love triangle when he is seduced by a colleague.

7x32 Love's Labours Lost

  • 2003-10-28T10:30:00+00:00 — 60 mins

A teenage love affair involving one of the team's children puts the operatives at risk on a major drug job.

7x33 Fashion Victim (1)

  • 2003-10-28T10:30:00+00:00 — 60 mins

Angie faces an enormous decision regarding an aspect of her relationship with Harris and Chris' life is left in the balance when she rekindles an old relationship.

7x34 Total Recall (2)

  • 2004-03-09T10:30:00+00:00 — 60 mins

Eight months have passed since we last caught up with the Undercover Unit. Chris has pulled through and almost completed her rehabilitation. She has moved in with Leo, who has helped greatly in getting her back on her feet. She's almost ready to go back to work - until she has a startling revelation of what really happened to her on the night she was shot. Angie gives birth to a healthy baby boy. And Harris makes sure he's present at the birth.

7x35 The Wrong Man

  • 2004-03-16T10:30:00+00:00 — 60 mins

In a race against the clock, Church goes undercover as a hitman in a desperate attempt to save a kidnapped girl.

7x36 The Weakest Link

  • 2004-03-23T10:30:00+00:00 — 60 mins

Church's efforts to nail a high profile people smuggler are thrown into chaos by a rogue Homicide detective - hell bent on playing undercover cop.

7x37 Twilight

  • 2004-03-30T12:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

After a wild night, Flynn wakes up in bed with a corpse, and has difficulty proving he's not the killer.

7x38 The Object of My Affection

  • 2004-04-06T12:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

Chris becomes emotionally involved with a target who agrees to turn informant in exchange for a date with her.

7x39 From Russia With Love

  • 2004-04-13T12:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

Church's career is on the line when a federal police officer learns of his contrived relationship with the daughter of an illegal immigrant.

7x40 Cops & Robbers

  • 2004-04-20T12:00:00+01:00 — 60 mins

Working undercover with armed robber Damien Broadbent, a masked Leo Flynn is forced to steal the proceeds of an illegal poker game at gunpoint – and the main players happen to be none other than Peter Church and Bryan Gray. Back at PHQ, Flynn comes clean to Church and hands back part of the haul (an expensive engagement ring) on one proviso – the cops can't pressure Broadbent for their booty as it could blow his cover and put his life at risk. Church agrees, but when Anna Trukan finds the ring, she believes Church is offering his hand in marriage. Without the heart to tell her otherwise, and with Broadbent demanding that Flynn gets the ring back, Church is pulled from all sides.

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