Harrow (TV series)
|Country of origin||Australia|
|No. of series||2|
|No. of episodes||20 (list of episodes)|
|Running time||60 minutes|
|Distributor||Disney Media Distribution|
|Original release||9 March 2018 –|
Harrow is an Australian television drama series that stars Ioan Gruffudd as Dr. Daniel Harrow. The first series premiered on ABC on 9 March 2018, and consisted of 10 episodes. In May 2018, ABC renewed the programme for a second series, which premiered on 12 May 2019. In October 2019, ABC renewed the programme for a third series.
Harrow tells the story of Dr. Daniel Harrow, a forensic pathologist with a total disregard for authority. He has an unfailing empathy for the dead which helps him solve even the most bizarre of cases. Willing to bend every rule, he is determined to give victims a voice and reveal the truth behind what happened to them. Meanwhile, a terrible secret from his past threatens him, his family, and his career.
- Ioan Gruffudd as Dr. Daniel Harrow, senior medical examiner at the Queensland Institute of Forensic Medicine (QIFM), a smart and maverick scientist who always wants to find the truth, but hides a dark secret.
- Mirrah Foulkes as Sergeant Soroya Dass, a crime investigator of the Queensland Police, and Harrow's love interest (series 1).
- Remy Hii as Simon Van Reyk, a forensic pathologist who is Harrow's assistant and protégé (series 1–2).
- Anna Lise Phillips as Stephanie Tolson, Harrow's ex-wife and Fern's mother, and a primary school teacher.
- Darren Gilshenan as Lyle Fairley, a pathologist at QIFM who is a firm believer in following the rules but always finds himself in Harrow's shadow.
- Damien Garvey as Bryan Nichols, Detective Senior Sergeant at Queensland Police's Criminal Investigation Branch. Though Harrow irritates him, they respect each other professionally.
- Ella Newton as Fern Harrow, Harrow and Stephanie's daughter, who has been living on her own on the streets for two years.
- Hunter Page-Lochard as Callan Prowd, Fern's boyfriend.
- Robyn Malcolm as Maxine Pavich, Director of the Queensland Institute of Forensic Medicine and Harrow's boss.
- Tony Barry as Jack Twine, Harrow's ex-boss and mentor, now living in a nursing home (series 1).
- Jolene Anderson as Dr. Grace Molyneux, Fairley's niece and junior medical examiner at QIFM and a former neurosurgeon with a mysterious past. Harrow's love interest (series 2 – present).
Recurring and guest
- Uli Latukefu as Jesse Walsh, Stephanie's new boyfriend.
- Gary Sweet as Bruce Reimers
- Grant Bowler as Francis Chester (series 2)
- Faustina Agolley as Edwina Gharam
- Geoff Morrell as Dr. Laurie Badcoe
|Series||Episodes||Originally aired||Avg. Aus. viewers|
|First aired||Last aired|
|1||10||9 March 2018||11 May 2018||548,700|
|2||10||12 May 2019||14 July 2019||463,200|
Series 1 (2018)
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||Aus. viewers|
|1||1||"Actus Reus" ("Guilty Act")||Kate Dennis||Stephen M. Irwin||9 March 2018||665,000|
|The series begins with a flashback to a hooded figure dropping a corpse into a river in the middle of the night. Some time later, Dr. Daniel Harrow investigates the case of a young woman who died in her bathroom in what is believed to be a drug-related accident. Her father believes her fiancé murdered her, and Harrow eventually discovers evidence that the man, a real estate manager, had indeed faked his fiancée's signature to offload his debt properties on her. When she found out, he killed her and made it look like an overdose. Harrow injures him so he has to have his hand x-rayed, upon which a chip of the late woman's tooth is discovered, lodged there when he forced the drugs down her throat. Sergeant Soroya Dass calls Harrow to the river, where the now largely decomposed corpse from the opening scene has been discovered. Another flashback reveals that the hooded figure who put it there was Harrow.|
|2||2||"Ex Animo" ("From the Soul")||Peter Salmon||Stephen M. Irwin||16 March 2018||561,000|
|Dass and Harrow are called to investigate the body of a woman found in the woods and discover that she had been shot with a medival-style crossbow. Simon begins to investigate the river bones and Harrow makes several attempts to slow his progress. Harrow visits his mentor Jack at a nursing home, asking if he's ever forged evidence. Meanwhile, Fern runs away with Callan and the two squat in empty homes. Dass and Harrow trace the arrow back to a couple, who killed the woman as part of a ritualistic hunting. The two attempt to kill Harrow but are confronted and arrested by Dass. Later that night, Harrow sneaks into the nursing home to get a DNA sample from a resident, and is caught by Jack. He takes the sample back to the lab and switches it with the vial for the river bones.|
|3||3||"Hic Sunt Dracones" ("Here Be Dragons")||Peter Salmon||Stephen M. Irwin||23 March 2018||473,000|
|Harrow and Dass travel to North Queensland to investigate a case involving a crocodile, which was found dead with a human arm in its stomach. They find the rest of corpse's torso and learn that the man had died after being fed rat poison. They suspect one of the port's boat owners to be the culprit, but later discover that a married couple in the port had killed the victim and were posing as the owners of his boat. Harrow and Dass are invited with a party and begin to express their feelings for each other. After returning home, Simon shows Harrow an orthopaedic plate he found from the river bones, revealing a serial number that could identify the victim.|
|4||4||"Finis Vitae Sed Non Amoris" ("The End of Life, but Not of Love")||Tony Krawitz||Stephen M. Irwin||30 March 2018||546,000|
|Harrow and Dass independently research the serial number of the metal plaque Simon found in the water bones. After consulting Jack, Harrow finds the orthopaedic surgeon who implanted it and convinces his widow to let him steal the file just before Dass arrives. He later burns it. At the same time, Harrow and Dass are called to investigate the bones of a woman found in a tree. They discover she was a homeless woman looking for her missing baby boy, but the DNA test said the boy she kidnapped wasn't hers. She was still stalking the boy when she was killed, and Harrow realises she was a chimera, and the boy really was her son. Though the woman who kidnapped her child is arrested, Harrow realises it was the boy who stabbed her out of fear. Meanwhile, Harrow and Dass go on an accidental double-date with Stephanie and her new boyfriend. After Callan is suspiciously ambushed after buying drugs for sale with their money, Fern negotiates with the dealer, who gives her new drugs to sell.|
|5||5||"Non Sum Qualis Eram" ("I'm Not What I Used to Be")||Tony Krawitz||Stephen M. Irwin||6 April 2018||462,000|
|Fern is selling the drugs she obtained from Billy at a party where a girl jumps out the window. Meanwhile, another woman is killed in a park. The police discover that Harrow's car was leaving the scene, after Fern stole it. A guilt-ridden Fern gives Harrow a sample of the drugs to save another girl who's in ER. When the police close in on Fern, Harrow tries to help her and discovers both cases are connected: the woman was the drug maker and was killed by Billy under the influence of her own drugs. During the case, Harrow and Dass hook up in his boat. Afterwards, Fairley calls Dass, telling that his theory, unlike Harrow's, is that the bones had been in the water less than a year. The bones are shown to belong to Stephanie's missing second husband.|
|6||6||"Aurum Potestas Est" ("Gold Is Power")||Tony Tilse||Stephen M. Irwin||13 April 2018||547,000|
|Dass becomes interested in the case of Stephanie's missing second husband, a gambling-addicted ex-cop called Robert Quinn, and prevents the river bones from being cremated. Dass and Harrow are called to the case of a Danish student whose body has been found chopped in the railways. But the investigation is hindered by politics, as it concerns a Chinese businessman the government is going to sign a very important mining contract with, up to the point that two thugs kidnap Harrow and threaten Stephanie. The businessman escapes prosecution but Dass finds Quinn's car in a lake. Meanwhile, Callan's stepmother agrees to give him the house of her deceased brother to live in, but Fern doubts leaving.|
|7||7||"Pia Mater" ("Gentle Mother")||Tony Krawitz||Stephen M. Irwin||20 April 2018||506,000|
|Dass is taken off the case when it comes to light she's sleeping with Harrow. Maxine doesn't want Harrow to know the bones may be Robert's. Nichols investigates Robert, and visits Stephanie. Fern learns about the car from Stephanie and tells Harrow. Meanwhile, a new case arrives, a car crash with two bodies, mother and son, and Maxine orders Harrow and Fairley to share. Simon finds a 20 year-old bullet in the son's brain. With the help of an old cop, Harrow connects the son to the decades-old disappearance of a young girl, a friend of his sister. The son killed the girl, and his mother tried to kill him, but the bullet changed his personality. A few days ago the bullet moved and, as his old personality returned, he tried to kill his sister. The mother, who had terminal cancer, caused the fatal accident to protect her daughter. Meanwhile, Harrow learns Dass has a son in Melbourne. Callan leaves, but Fern stays because she still has things to solve.|
|8||8||"Peccata Patris" ("Sins of the Father")||Catriona McKenzie||Leigh McGrath||27 April 2018||603,000|
|Nichols discovers Quinn replaced two tyres in his car days before his disappearance. The divers find the missing skull, which is identified as Quinn's. Stephanie reaches out to Dass about a car that's stalking her house. Dass discovers Stephanie has Quinn's missing wedding band, which she tells Nichols about after he explains Stephanie is a suspect. Stephanie claims she found the ring in the mailbox, but swears she didn't kill him. She also has an alibi: she was at the hospital with a broken rib. Meanwhile, Harrow investigates the death of a gay high-school rower. Harrow and Simon discover the boy didn't fall where he was found, which leads them to the team-mate the boy had oral sex with. The team-mate's bigoted father pushed the boy against an ornamental stone fountain, causing a fatal head blow, and then forced his son to help him dispose of the body. As Maxine is considering a job offer in Geneva, Fairley starts manoeuvring for her job. After he accidentally tells Nichols about it, the detective proposes marriage to her. Harrow tells Dass about how his father hanged himself and how Jack Twine took him under his wing afterwards, gifting him an antique surgery kit. Nichols' team finds out it was Fern who slashed Quinn's tyres.|
|9||9||"Lex Talionis" ("The Law of Retaliation")||Daniel Nettheim||Stephen M. Irwin||4 May 2018||553,000|
|Nichols' team investigates Fern. He asks Maxine if Harrow worked on October 3rd. She sees two asterisks besides his name and asks Simon about it. Fern discovers the last number on Quinn's phone belongs to a pay phone on Harrow's harbour. Nichols tries to blackmail Callan into betraying Fern, but he instead uses his two phone calls to warn her and Harrow. Nichols' team discovers their alibi: Callan was arrested for drug possession and Fern was obtaining the money for his bail. Simon learns from QIFM's tech support the asterisks mean the server was down and Harrow told them the hours himself. Checking the pawn shop's security camera, Dass finds about the antique surgery kit Fern pawned off and Harrow recovered. Meanwhile, Jack calls Harrow because he suspects foul play in the death of a fellow nursing home resident. After he and Simon examine the body at the anatomy school, he realises the man had a SS tattoo removed. He works out he was killed by another resident, a Hungarian woman who's an Auschwitz survivor. She smothered him with a pillow because he was responsible for her sister's death. Harrow says he won't tell. While he's talking with her, Jack dies on his bed. Maxine accepts Nichols' marriage proposal.|
|10||10||"Mens Rea" ("Guilty Mind")||Daniel Nettheim||Stephen M. Irwin||11 May 2018||571,000|
|Harrow investigates a murder-suicide when the suicide victim wakes up on the autopsy table and locks him up. He believes his late wife was misdiagnosed by the victim, a renowned haematologist, and that Harrow's autopsy covered the truth. Dass realises the kit's bone cutter may have been used on Quinn's finger. Simon asks Stephanie about her wedding ring. Dass finds Simon at Harrow's boat, and they share their suspicions about Harrow while Fern watches them. Harrow escapes. Dass finds the orthopaedic surgeon's report at the hospital, also realising Harrow stole the other. At the boat, Simon finds the cutter missing from the kit. Harrow admits he killed Quinn after he confessed sexually abusing Fern repeatedly, and then threatening to kill her mother if she told. They fought and Harrow choked him. He tells Simon to do what he must. Nichols arrests Harrow. He lets them on the boat, and they're all surprised to find the cutter inside the surgery kit. A box with Jack's things arrives at QIFM, which Maxine finds is accompanied by a letter that gives Harrow an alibi. Fairley tells Harrow Jack overdosed on oxycodone. Harrow realises Simon took the cutter from the anatomy school's set. He asks him why he risked his career and Simon says he taught him to look for the why. After realising what her father had done, Fern finds him and they cry before she leaves with Callan. Later, someone shoots Harrow whilst he's on the deck.|
Series 2 (2019)
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||Aus. viewers|
|11||1||"Abo[sic] Imo Pectore" ("From the Deepest Chest")||Catherine Millar||Stephen M. Irwin||12 May 2019||455,000|
|Harrow is swiftly rescued and survives, the bullet only affecting his gall bladder. After some days at the hospital, he returns to his boat, Bettie, ignoring Nichols' suggestion to stay in a hotel till they find the shooter. Harrow goes to a bar and meets a woman who insists that she doesn't date either criminals or doctors. They end up having sex in the Bettie, but the next morning both are shocked to discover that the woman, Grace Molyneux, is the new doctor at QIFM and Fairley's niece. She works on the case of a woman who was shot dead by the police when she tried to kill a woman who took her drink at a cafe, seemingly due to psychosis. Harrow unofficially investigates the case and concludes that she had a hole in her heart and a clot which had progressed from her heart to her brain. Nichols finds Brendan Skene, who confesses to shooting Harrow in revenge for being sent to prison for 11 years by him, but he dies in prison due to severe diabetes. Later, Harrow receives a call from someone anonymous who says he is happy that he missed the perfect shot because now he can ruin Harrow's life bit by bit. Meanwhile, police officers burst into Fern's home just as she finds a bag of fentanyl citrate that has been mysteriously left in the property.|
|12||2||"Audere Est Facere" ("To Dare Is to Do")||Catherine Millar||Leigh McGrath||19 May 2019||431,000|
|Two famous base jumpers fall to their deaths during a jump from a skyscraper. Harrow investigates while his family also has to deal with the fallout of Fern's arrest.|
|13||3||"Malum In Se" ("Evil in Itself")||Peter Andrikidis||Michaeley O'Brien||26 May 2019||486,000|
|Construction workers find a mummified body bricked up in the basement of a suburban home, leading Harrow and Molyneux to investigate. They eventually uncover a decade-old tragic story of sexual assault and death at a drug-fuelled student party, and a secret covered up by one of their own.|
|14||4||"Aegri Somnia" ("Hallucinations")||Peter Andrikidis||Stephen M. Irwin||2 June 2019||461,000|
|The body of North Queensland Parks and Conservation officer Ben Raza is found on a beach with a number of shark bites on it. Harrow and Molyneux are sent north to conduct an autopsy, and discover poisonous jellyfish in Raza's stomach, creatures that are not known for swarming on humans. Harrow reconnects with Dr. Laurie Badcoe, his other mentor besides Jack, who assures him that Francis Chester is dead. Meanwhile, Molyneux goes out with Sergeant Capello who, to her surprise, encourages her to pursue a relationship with Harrow if that is what she wants. Water analysis reveals Raza did not die at sea but in an aquarium tank, and they eventually discover evidence of a poaching ring run by the aquarium's employees. They killed Raza when he found them out, and try to kill Harrow as well, but Molyneux saves him. Meanwhile, Fern tries to find out who framed her, and Simon secretly investigates the Chester case, only to be ambushed by Chester himself on a ferry.|
|15||5||"Ab Initio" ("From the Beginning")||Grant Brown||Michaeley O'Brien||9 June 2019||446,000|
|Simon's dead body is found beside the river, leaving everyone in a state of shock; Harrow is surprised about all the things he did not know about his protégé. Molyneux conducts the autopsy under her uncle's supervision. As a distraction, Harrow is sent to the scene of an accidental electrocution; the victim happens to be Ross Moran, the person Simon talked to last before his death. Harrow discovers the connection between the two, but there is not enough evidence to open a homicide investigation. As Harrow finds proof that Chester shared a cell with the man who admitted to shooting him, Maxine confronts him about her belief that Simon accidentally worked himself to death by emulating his mentor. She later destroys several histological slides in the institute's hazardous waste incinerator. Meanwhile, Fern continues her own investigation, closely watched by Chester.|
|16||6||"Locus Poenitentiae" ("Place of Penitance")||Grant Brown||Leigh McGrath||16 June 2019||501,000|
|Harrow and Fairley are sent to the Outback to investigate a multiple-death car collision in Fairley's home town of Eurella Creek. Maxine confronts Grace about not facing the demons of her past. When Fairley finds out that Harrow slept with Grace, he bluntly tells him he has a tendency to ruin people's lives. Harrow also learns that Fairley is a local hero for rescuing three children from a house fire in 1991, but still feels guilty about failing to rescue the fourth one. After discovering that there was another person in one of the cars involved in the accident, Harrow goes to the owners' farm and finds they kept a young woman as a sex slave for years. When she became pregnant and escaped, they recaptured her just before the collision occurred. The husband tries to kill Harrow and Fairley, but the latter quickly overpowers him. The police find the young woman and the two doctors help her deliver a healthy baby girl. Meanwhile, Fern continues her hunt for the man who framed her. As she confronts the man in his home, he sends her away, only for him to be later immobilised and burned alive by Chester.|
|17||7||"Parce Sepulto" ("Forgive the Dead")||Mairi Cameron||Michaeley O'Brien||23 June 2019||466,000|
|Having put aside their differences over Simon, Harrow and Grace investigate the death of a non-conventional cancer cure advocate. Harrow questions the guilt of the prime suspect after he is found over her body, and whose fiancee doesn't believe he's guilty. Fern is arrested for arson and murder. Prompted by Fern's arrest, Harrow starts investigating the recent events, and questions his friend and mentor again about Chester's death and autopsy. Chester continues with his plans to take everything that Harrow loves from him.|
|18||8||"Sub Silentio" ("In Silence")||Geoff Bennett||Stephen M. Irwin||30 June 2019||467,000|
|While Grace autopsies the body of an elderly man discovered in an Egyptian sarcophagus, Harrow finds himself in a battle for his own life.|
|19||9||"Facilis Descensus" ("The Descent is Easy")||Leigh McGrath||Declan Eames||7 July 2019||457,000|
|Harrow is desperate to prove once and for all that Francis Chester is alive and trying to kill him, but with no proof, even his most trusted friends and colleagues doubt Harrow's state of mind.|
|20||10||"Pater Familias" ("Father of the Family")||Declan Eames||Stephen M. Irwin||14 July 2019||462,000|
|The doctor comes face-to-face with his greatest fears as Chester initiates the end game.|
The series, written by Stephen M. Irwin and created and produced by Leigh McGrath, was the first international drama production for the Disney-owned ABC Studios International, which teamed up on the project with Hoodlum Entertainment, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Screen Queensland. The location is Brisbane, including the offices and laboratories in the heritage-listed former Brisbane Dental Hospital and College. On 2 May 2018, ABC announced that they had commissioned a second series, with filming set to begin in September 2018. The second series began airing on 12 May 2019. On 10 October 2019 ABC renewed the programme for a third series with filming set to begin in November 2019 and confirmed Ioan Gruffudd would direct an episode.
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