In the final season of this "instantly irresistible saga" (The Wall Street Journal
), nurse Sarah Nordmann (Marta Dusseldorp, Jack Irish, Janet King
) and the wealthy Bligh clan return for more romance, intrigue, and family drama in this satisfying send-off to the beloved Australian series. "A cross between Dynasty
and Downton Abbey
with a twist of Mad Men" — Parade
. 10 episodes, 8 hrs, 3 DVDs.
Episode 1: For Better or Worse
Upon returning from Israel, Sarah and George host a family gathering to announce a surprise, but an unexpected reunion causes tension. In Hawaii, Anna hides a secret.
Episode 2: Salt of the Earth
Sarah and Harry help Roy deal with a devasting loss, and Carolyn accepts James's job offer. Anna decides to accompany Olivia and Matthew back to Australia.
Episode 3: Darkness and Light
Henry recovers from his car accident as Inverness prepares for a funeral. Matthew, Olivia, and Anna get a shock when they arrive at Douglas's house.
Episode 4: Against the Tide
As Carolyn reconnects with her old flame, Matthew tries to convince Olivia to stay with him. Jack suspects local troublemaker Stan O'Rourke was behind Henry's accident.
Episode 5: Look Not in My Eyes
Matthew and Olivia learn the identity of Georgie's birth mother, while Anna stands proudly as an unwed mother-to-be. Henry's friend interviews for the surgeon position.
Episode 6: Staring Down the Barrel
As Henry suffers a breakdown, Jack worries about being forced out of the hospital by the board. Stan exhibits strange behavior but refuses to be examined.
Episode 7: New Adventures
George tries to comfort Sarah through her crisis, but she pushes him away. Jack brings Dr. Burton a proposition, and Doris distances herself from the Blighs.
Episode 8: Autumn Affairs
Anna sticks to her principles by not hiding her pregnancy from the film producers. As the women's clinic transforms into Jack's community clinic, Carolyn heads to Sydney.
Episode 9: Life Longs for Itself
Four months later, Carolyn and Jack are separated, and one of Anna's novels is now a radio serial. As Anna plots to reunite her parents, Olivia begins a new romance.
Episode 10: Reaching Home
As the Blighs celebrate Christmas and Hanukkah, Jack slips further into depression, until a conversation with Frank inspires him to make a courageous decision.
Run Time: 8 ½ hours
Number of discs: 3
Foreign Language Subtitles: No
Color or B&W: Color
Region Code: 1
Aspect Ratio: 5.1 Dolby Digital
Disclaimer: Violence, strong language, and sexual situations (packaging only)
Marta Dusseldorp, Noni Hazlehurst, Brett Climo, Craig Hall, David Berry, Abby Earl, Arianwen Parkes-Lockwood, Sara Wiseman, Tim Draxl, Deborah Kennedy, Dominic Allburn, Frankie J. Holden
"A captivatingly filmed, deeply romantic drama of immense intelligence distinguished by a uniformly super cast" — The Wall Street Journal
"A cross between Dynasty and Downton Abbey with a twist of Mad Men" — Parade
"Australia's sexiest period soap" — Entertainment Weekly
"Instantly irresistible saga" — The Wall Street Journal
"Sweeping" — The New York Times
"A-grade period drama" — The Guardian (UK)
"Sumptuous series…full of intrigue" — The Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)
"Charms like an Australian Downton" — Fort Worth Star-Telegram
"A banquet for the eye and nourishment for the heart and mind" — The Australian
• Winner: AACTA Award for Best Production Design in Television (2017)
• Australian Cinematographers Society Award of Distinction for Telefeatures, TV Drama & Miniseries (2014)
• Nominated for 8 Logie Awards, 6 other AACTA Awards, and an Australian Production Design Guild Award