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So helsinkibaby tagged me in this last week, and I’m finally getting around to doing it….. and can I just say how utterly HARD it is to pick just five couples for this?!?!?!?

Choose 5 OTP’s without looking at the questions in the Read More first, then tag.
1.      Luke Callaghan / Gail Peck (Rookie Blue)
2.      Jake Jagelski and Peyton Sawyer (One Tree Hill)
3.      Buffer and Kate (Sea Patrol)
4.      Alex Ryan and Claire McLeod (McLeods Daughters)
5.      John Young and Astrid Finch (The Tomorrow People)

Most of my friends list have already done this at this stage, so I’m not tagging anyone – if you haven’t done it or just want to do it again with different OTP’s, feel free!!!

onto the questions.... )
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Have just seen that Sea Patrol season 5 starts in australia on Tuesday April 26th - which is next Tuesday!!

Here's the blurb....

A suicide bomb attack in a nightclub has a shocking impact on the crew of HMAS Hammersley. Dutchy goes undercover with the SAS to capture a group of deadly extremists before they can attack Australian targets. 2Dads risks his life to save Hammersley from a bomb attack. Kate's world is rocked when her former lover, SAS officer Jim Roth, returns to Hammersley. Mike risks his career by refusing to co-operate with a high ranking ASIO spy.

With: Ditch Davey as Captain Jim Roth, Renai Caruso as Madelaine Cruise

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Last night was the short version, here's the long one (memory was helped by random jumble of words and phrases jotted on a post-it note last night....)

Sea Patrol 4.01 Night of the Long Knives )
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Wound up only starting to watch this at 10pm, curled up in bed with my computer on my knees. It's now 11pm, and I have to be up at 5.30 am, so this is a short reaction post until I can do a long, squee-filled reaction post in the morning - aren't you all looking forward to that? (Don't worry, it shall be behind a cut tag!)

So the high points:
  • Of all the new characters, I love Commander Maxine "Knocker" White the most!! Tammy was just brilliant, and I loved the way her and Mike bounced off each other. Totally bought that they were good buddies from AFTA. 
  • Mike took the promotion!! Which means he and Kate shall shortly be on the HMAS Doing It (and I'm not convinced they haven't boarded already!)
  • Steve Bastoni is the new CO!! Dude, with him and Tammy it's a Police Rescue reunion!! (If they can get Gary Sweet or Sonia Todd on in some capacity, my head shall explode!!)

There is more, but as said above, I have an early start in the morning :-(

Longer post to come then.....
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Am very excited about this - though knowing my luck, I won't be able to find it online when I get home this evening....

Blurb for the ep is as follows:

Night of the Long Knives
The crew of HMAS Hammersley uncovers a terrorist plot to assassinate a senior US official. Kate has doubts about Hammersley's popular new crewmate, a war hero with a dark secret. Mike resists a promotion to Navcom, even though it would allow him and Kate to pursue their relationship.
Guest Starring: Tammy Macintosh as Maxine White, Freya Stafford as Caroline, Marcus Johnson as Davis

I'll be interested to see what Conrad Coleby is like in this - I've never particularly liked him in anything else I've seen him in, but in the previews he looks like he has the potential to be an interesting character.

As for Mike & Kate and the relationship, I think (and it's just my opinion) that they need to either get them together or put it to rest for good. Of course, if Buffer was still there I'd be pulling for him and Kate, I think Jeremy & Lisa have more chemistry than Ian & Lisa (realise I'm in the minority on that one!)

The title does interest me though; the night of the long knives was a purge that took place in Nazi Germany when the Nazi regime carried out a series of political executions. Given that Mike is resisting a promotion to Navcom and Tammy's character is basically replacing Steve Bisley, I wonder if theres political hikinks going on in Navcom?

And interestingly, the blurb for ep 2 refers to "a new commanding officer" - what does that mean for Mike?

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Apologies for the all caps in the header, but I just saw this sneak peek for the new series of Sea Patrol and it has me all aquiver!!!

I got to the point where it shows the all-star guest cast, Martin Sacks popped up and I literally gasped out loud - to the point my Dad asked what I was watching!! (Martin was PJ to Lisa McCune's Maggie in Blue Heelers. To see them sharing screentime again has been my dream!)

Though Mike describing Conrad Coleby's character as "our new Buffer"???

No Mike, he's not  a patch on our Buffer!!!

Roll on Thursday evening.....
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Just found these two new promos when surfing YouTube; and now I am practically hyperventilating with excitement!! Is it next Thursday yet??

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Just read that Sea Patrol season 4 starts in Australia on April 15th - 2 weeks yesterday!!

YouTubed the trailer:

It goes without saying that I'm going to miss Buffer; Conrad Coleby is in a lot of the trailer which does not excite me, I didn't particularly like him in either All Saints or Home & Away.

However s4 also has Tammy MacIntosh joining, which is AWESOME and MADE OF WIN.
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Home from a weekend away with the folks (Bank Holiday weekend here in Ireland) and I had intended my first post to be about last week's Sea Patrol finale, which I still haven't blogged about!

However, courtesy of, it's been confirmed that 3 of the cast will not be returning to series 4. Jay Ryan (Spider), Saskia Burmester (Nav) and Jeremy Lindsay Taylor (Buffer) all decided not to renew their contracts with the series (I believe they all inititally signed for 3 years, which fits in with David Lyons having to ask to be let out of his a year early; but I'm open to being proved wrong on that.)

Spider, I'm not bothered about one way or the other. I liked him, but he wasn't one of my faves. Nav, I will miss, because I think Saskia is awesome. But I guess it makes sense that Nikki would want to move on after ET's death.

And that brings us to Buffer. Oh God, do I even have to TELL you how gutted I am about this??? Seriously dude, he was my absolute favourite!!! I can't even be all eloquent and ranty because I seriously DO NOT HAVE THE WORDS FOR THIS!

That being said, I don't blame Jeremy for wanting to try other things as an actor; that's understandable. Sucks for me as a fan, but that's life. And we'll always have DVD's (and fanfics!!)

On happier news, Dublin were beaten off the park today by Kerry in the All_ireland Quarter-Final; beaten by 17 points. Oh happy, happy, joyous day......


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Have just finished watching.

There will be a longer, more in-depth post in the morning (when I've hopefully stopped crying) but I just want to say one thing: CAN WE BE GIVING SASKIA A LOGIE NOW??????? Because she has been frakking awesome for the entire 13 eps.
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FINALLY managed to find these online - as ever, thoughts are below the cut....

Sea Patrol 3.10 Safeguard )

Sea Patrol 3.11 Secret Cargo )

I absolutely cannot believe that next week is the final 2 eps of the season!!! What am I going to do without my Sea Patrol fix????
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A watched pot never boils, or in this case, a watched site never updates!! No sign of Sea Patrol anywhere on the web this evening, so it looks like I'll have to wait until tomorrow night to see it... le sigh....

Although the good thing is that it's a double episode - whee!!!

To distract myself, I've started re-watching season one of Rush - season 2 started last Thursday in Australia, and it was brilliant!! Watched eps 1 and 2 last night, and 3 and 4 tonight - it just constantly amazes me how much I love Rodger Corser in this, considering I absolutely LOATHED him in McLeods Daughters!!

And the Grace and Josh hand hold in ep 3 is still one of the loveliest moments I've seen in any ship on any show!!!
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Otherwise known as The Ep I Thought Would Never Download!!!

As ever, thoughts are behind the cut:

Sea Patrol 3.09 Pearls Before Swine )
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Came home, sprinted upstairs to turn on the computer in order to download Sea Patrol.

Am smothered with a cold, thanks to getting soaked to the skin at a GAA match on Saturday night (but at least we win!) Am feeling very sorry for myself, so my plan for the evening was to curl up with a large bar of Galaxy chocolate and an ep full of Buffer/X goodness.

God laughs when we make plans people....

The site I usually use is down. Had to trawl (and I mean TRAWL) around the Internet before a second check of mininova showed a torrent. But the link was to a tracker site, so I had to register on that and then my email decided not to work!!!

Once I'd got that sorted and set the torrent up, there are no seeds available at present so nothing is happening!!!

And it's the ep I really, really want to watch!!!!


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New Sea Patrol promo for next Monday's ep..... slightly different from the one that had me squeeing like a maniac on Monday night, but Holy Mary Mother of God it is just as good!!!

This is the moment that will change everything....

Good God I hope so!!!!

Is it Monday yet?????
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As ever, thoughts on the ep are behind the cut.


I don't think it's spoiling anything at all to say OH MY EFFING GOD THE PROMO FOR NEXT WEEK "A BURNING ATTRACTION BOILS OVER" SQUEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IS IT NEXT MONDAY YET??????

<Breathing deeply. >

And now I have got that out of my system (SQUEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!), thoughts on this weeks ep are behind the cut.

Sea Patrol 3.08 Red Sky Morning )
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Have just finished watching; thoughts below the cut:

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Have just finished watching this....

Sea Patrol 3.04 Guns )


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