Patrick Joseph 'P.J.' Hasham
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|Patrick Joseph Hasham|
|Blue Heelers character|
|Portrayed by||Martin Sacks|
|First appearance||A Women's Place
Episode 1 (Pilot), 18/1/1993
|Last appearance||Another Day At The Office
Episode 484, 10/8/2005
|Occupation||Detective Senior Constable
Acting Sergeant (Uniformed Officer) (Self Demoted)
Detective Senior Constable (Senior Detective)
P.J. was a fictional character in Australia's police series Blue Heelers. He was an original character, portrayed by Martin Sacks, in 1994 and left in 2005. He was a Detective senior constable from 1993-2001 and later promoted to Senior Detective 2001-2005 until he took a job in Melbourne in Homicide in 2005, season 12, episode 484, "Another day at the Office part 2", just 16 episodes before finishing season 12.
In 1996, PJ shot a woman dead in self-defense and had to deal with her psychotic son Luke Darcy. He was romantically involved with Maggie Doyle and the two became engaged but she was killed off from the series in 2000. He was framed for Maggie's murder and looked desperately to clear his name and prove that he had been framed. He later realised that the killer was her brother Mick. In 2002, PJ's mother died of cancer, which affected him deeply. Later he became engaged to Jo Parrish, but they broke up because he was haunted by Maggie's memory. Soon after, Jo died in an explosion. After the explosion of the Mount Thomas Police station, PJ was partnered with Amy Fox until he joined a Homicide Squad in Melbourne. His final episode of Blue Heelers was Another Day At The Office Pt 2.it is possible PJ might have got posted to Nick[clarification needed] police station in homicide when he took the job. PJ was promoted Senior Detective in season 8.
PJ and Maggie were in love but there wasn't a spark[clarification needed] until they became trapped together in a goldmine. They continued their romance but kept it a secret. Then Maggie was shot by her brother Mick, who was then killed by his own father.
After Maggie Doyle's death, PJ had moved on and begun sleeping with Jo Parrish. PJ told Jo he did not love her at the end of season 9. But when a hostage situation involving Jo occurred, PJ proclaimed his love for her in season 10 in the episode "Thicker than water" They became engaged in season 11, however, when a case involving Maggie's policing came up, PJ started to have nightmares about Maggie and started to obsess over the case to protect her name. While talking someone out of suicide[clarification needed], he told her that you can only have one great love but it doesn't normally work out; he then went on to say Maggie was his great love. Jo overheard this conversation and broke the engagement. Shortly after, Jo was killed in the bombing of the Mount Thomas station. PJ is the third most significant character after Tom and Chris.
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