McLeod's Daughters (season 8)

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McLeod's Daughters (season 8)
McLeod's Daughters Season 8 Cast.png
Season 8 Cast
Country of originAustralia
No. of episodes22
Original networkNine Network
Original release23 July 2008 (2008-07-23) –
31 January 2009 (2009-01-31)
Season chronology
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The eighth and final season of the long-running Australian outback drama McLeod's Daughters began airing on 23 July 2008 and concluded on 31 January 2009 with a total of 22 episodes.


After years as Australia's favourite television drama, the saga of McLeod's Daughters finally came to a close... but not before Financial ruin threatened Drovers, new romances came under pressure, Stevie gave birth, Ingrid disappeared under mysterious circumstances and Jaz McLeod made a surprise return to Drovers Run.



No. in
No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Viewers
(in millions)
2031"Aftermath"Arnie CustoMargaret Wilson23 July 2008 (2008-07-23)F1.09
Kate is obsessed with proving Riley survived the Christmas night car accident. The Drovers girls use 'olde worlde' technology to repair their windmill which broke and fell during the recent flood.
2042"The Pitfalls of Love"Arnie CustoNick Stevens30 July 2008 (2008-07-30)0.88
Grace and Marcus are trapped at the bottom of an abandoned mine shaft. Kate helps Father Dan by caring for a cantankerous elderly woman, who makes her life a misery. Phil goes to extreme lengths to woo back Moira.
2053"Wild Ride"Steve MannJames Walker6 August 2008 (2008-08-06)0.93
Stevie's wild-at-heart former rodeo mate Sharon visits Drovers and turns everyone's life upside down. Marcus sacrifices his chances in a major horse endurance race to save Ingrid from an abusive rider. Kate is feeling increasingly dissatisfied with her life and throws herself into her new role as overseer.
2064"Nowhere to Hide"Steve MannSarah Duffy6 December 2008 (2008-12-06)0.58
Stevie invites danger onto Drovers when she puts her trust in rodeo mate Sharon. After helping a runaway youth return to his parents, Kate accepts a job running a Church-run farm for wayward youth and leaves Drovers Run. Tayler and Patrick move in together.
2075"Stand by Me"Richard JasekSam Carroll13 December 2008 (2008-12-13)0.59
Tayler befriends a homeless girl and discovers some home truths of her own. Grace wonders if she can ever trust Stevie again, after learning Stevie has deceived her over a rodeo incident many years ago. Tayler and Patrick find living together is harder than they thought.
2086"Close Enough to Touch"Richard JasekChristopher D. Hawkshaw13 December 2008 (2008-12-13)0.59
Alex finally returns from Argentina, in time for the birth of his baby, but is killed in a freak accident. Reeling from Alex's shocking death, Stevie gives premature birth. But can she bond with her new baby?
2097"Bringing Up Wombat"Ian WatsonGreg Millin & Justine Gillmer20 December 2008 (2008-12-20)N/A
Stevie struggles to adapt to life as a widow and single parent following Alex's death. Grace pretends to be Marcus's wife, in order to buy back his endurance horse. Tayler fears for the future of her relationship with Patrick. Moira discovers Phil has been dating another woman.
2108"Three Sisters"Ian WatsonChris Corbett20 December 2008 (2008-12-20)N/A
Grace's world is rocked when her sister Jaz McLeod makes a surprise return to Drovers Run. Stevie's sexy cousin Ben sets hearts racing when he visits town. Patrick is terrified Tayler wants to have a baby with him. Moira tries to sabotage Phil's relationship with his new 'lady friend'.
2119"Dammed"Arnie CustoPeter Dick27 December 2008 (2008-12-27)N/A
The girls mobilise the local community to prevent a massive dam being built upstream. Jaz is blackmailed by a pro-dam farmer, who threatens to reveal an explosive secret. Passions and rivalries erupt on the soccer field, during a fund-raiding sports day.
21210"Mother Love"Arnie CustoSally Webb27 December 2008 (2008-12-27)N/A
Tayler discovers the painful reasons why her mother abandoned her as a child. Ingrid's relationship with Marcus starts to have negative effects on her vet business. Ben is jealous of Frank's growing relationship with Jaz. Baby Xander will smile and laugh for everybody - except his mother Stevie.
21311"Bright Lights, Big Trouble"Grant BrownLiz Doran & Jane Allen3 January 2009 (2009-01-03)N/A
Sparks fly when Jaz and Grace visit the city to protest against the dam that will destroy Drovers Run. Patrick is caught in the middle of a power struggle between Ben and Stevie over the management of Killarney. Moira is shocked to learn Phil has written a stage musical based on her life.
21412"Love and Let Die"Grant BrownNick Stevens & Alexa Wyatt3 January 2009 (2009-01-03)N/A
Frank threatens to detonate a deadly bomb during a town meeting over the controversial dam. Jaz ends her relationship with Frank, unaware this has tipped him into a deadly rage. Stevie and Marcus's lives are at risk when they accompany a visiting politician on a visit of the local area
21513"A Dog's Life"Steve MannJustine Gillmer10 January 2009 (2009-01-10)N/A
Ben and Marcus work together to save an abused dog. Tayler is determined her pregnant dog Noisy will win the regional yard dog trials. Stevie joins a mothers group but all she can talk about is her late husband Alex.
21614"My Prince Will Come"Steve MannMichaeley O'Brien10 January 2009 (2009-01-10)N/A
Jaz's ex-boyfriend arrives from Italy with a plan to save her Olympic career and win her back. Moira's world is turned upside down when she discovers she is pregnant.
21715"Snogging Frogs"Richard JasekChristopher D. Hawkshaw17 January 2009 (2009-01-17)0.61
Jaz is shattered when her Prince Charming betrays her. Patrick is jealous of Tayler's friendship with her 'study buddy'. Grace has a glamour makeover for a charity ball, and finds herself kissing Father Dan.
21816"The Merry Widow"Richard JasekSarah Duffy17 January 2009 (2009-01-17)0.61
Stevie gets sweet revenge on a farmer spreading cruel rumours about her relationship with Marcus. Grace struggles with her romantic feelings for Father Dan. Moira and Phil make plans for parenthood, until tragedy strikes. Tayler suspects Patrick is planning to leave the district without her.
21917"Show Pony"Arnie CustoChris Corbett17 January 2009 (2009-01-17)0.61
Jaz attempts to retrain her show jumping horse to work on the property. Grace unwittingly befriends a visiting Detective, unaware he is Ingrid's dangerous ex-husband. Will Moira and Phil's relationship survive the trauma of her recent miscarriage?
22018"Every Move You Make"Arnie CustoJane Allen17 January 2009 (2009-01-17)0.61
Ingrid is pushed to breaking point as her ex-husband stalks and harasses her. Marcus' life is in danger due to his relationship with Ingrid. Tayler cheats on an essay in a desperate attempt to impress Patrick.
22119"Into Thin Air"Steve MannHamilton Budd & Justine Gillmer24 January 2009 (2009-01-24)N/A
The Drovers girls race to prevent a tragedy when they learn Ingrid plans to kill her ex-husband. Ingrid disappears under mysterious circumstances. Grace creates a world of trouble when she admits her feelings for Marcus. Ben masterminds a bribery sting to catch a corrupt cop.
22220"The Show Must Go On"Steve MannJohn Ridley24 January 2009 (2009-01-24)N/A
Moira's star performance in the Gungellan musical is overshadowed by personal tragedy. Marcus is dangaroulsy obsessed with tracking down Ingrid. Grace struggles with her guilt over her role in Ingrid's disappearance. Stevie is guilt stricken when she develops feeling for the handsome new vet
22321"Into the Valley of the Shadow"Richard JasekMichaeley O'Brien31 January 2009 (2009-01-31)0.58
Drovers Run faces its biggest crisis ever, and only a massive cattle drove will save Drovers from financial ruin. But have they left it too late? A grain silo explodes with disastrous consequences. A massive cattle stampede puts lives in danger, and could spell disaster for Drovers Run. Ben and Jaz's new romance is threatened, when a past girlfriend arrives to win Ben back.
22422"The Long Paddock"Richard JasekAlexa Wyatt31 January 2009 (2009-01-31)0.58
Grace sacrifices her own romantic dreams to ensure Marcus and Ingrid are finally reunited. It's a surprise reunion as family and friends return to Drovers Run for Xander's first birthday party. Moira has dark premonitions about Phil's safety. Will she warn him in time? Tayler is forced to choose between her career and her relationship with Patrick.

Songs In Episodes[edit]

  • Aftermath

McLeods Daughters Theme—Rebecca Lavelle
Don't Give Up—Rebecca Lavelle
Take The Rain Away—Rebecca Lavelle

  • The Pitfalls of Love

McLeods Daughters Theme—Rebecca Lavelle
The First Touch—Rebecca Lavelle
6 Months Overtime—Floyd Vincent and the Childbrides
Sick Of Love—Sarah McGregor

  • Wild Ride

McLeods Daughters Theme—Rebecca Lavelle
Love You Hate You—Rebecca Lavelle
Struck Down—Mia Dyson
Right On Time—Black Guns

  • Nowwhere to Hide

McLeods Daughters Theme—Rebecca Lavelle
Understand Me—Rebecca Lavelle

  • Stand By Me

McLeods Daughters Theme—Rebecca Lavelle
Just A Child—Rebecca Lavelle

  • Close Enough To Touch

McLeods Daughters Theme—Rebecca Lavelle
We Had No Time—Rebecca Lavelle

  • Bringing Up Wombat

McLeods Daughters Theme—Rebecca Lavelle
We Had No Time—Rebecca Lavelle
Did I Tell You?--Rebecca Lavelle

  • Three Sisters

McLeods Daughters Theme—Rebecca Lavelle
Don't Give Up—Rebecca Lavelle

  • Dammed

McLeods Daughters Theme—Rebecca Lavelle
My Hearts Home (Drovers Run)--Rebecca Lavelle
So Fine—Cinema

  • Mother Love

McLeods Daughters Theme—Rebecca Lavelle

  • Bright Lights, Big Trouble

McLeods Daughters Theme—Rebecca Lavelle
Common Ground—Rebecca Lavelle
Always a Devil—Braindead Lovers
Stand Back—Offcuts

  • Love and Let Die

McLeods Daughters Theme—Rebecca Lavelle
We Got It Wrong—Rebecca Lavelle

  • A Dog's Life

McLeods Daughters Theme—Rebecca Lavelle
Common Ground—Rebecca Lavelle
Bright Eyed Century—Eva Trout
Sleeping In—Danny McDonald

  • My Prince Will Come

McLeods Daughters Theme—Rebecca Lavelle
Broken Dreams—Rebecca Lavelle

  • Snogging Frogs

McLeods Daughters Theme—Rebecca Lavelle
Sometimes—Rebecca Lavelle
Busta Blues—as credited
Free To Choose—as credited
The Price You Pay—as credited
You'll Be Mine Tonight—as credited
The Charity Ends Here—as credited

  • The Merry Widow

McLeods Daughters Theme—Rebecca Lavelle
Don't Judge—Rebecca Lavelle

  • Show Pony

McLeods Daughters Theme—Rebecca Lavelle
Broken Dreams—Rebecca Lavelle
Sorrow—Rebecca Lavelle
Bright Eyed Century—Eva Trout

  • Every Move You Make

McLeods Daughters Theme—Rebecca Lavelle
Heat—Rebecca Lavelle

  • Into Thin Air

McLeods Daughters Theme—Rebecca Lavelle
Am I Crazy?--Rebecca Lavelle

  • The Show Must Go On

McLeods Daughters Theme—Rebecca Lavelle
Wake Up Gungellan—Doris Younane
Truckstop Woman—Doris Younane & chorus
Forever—Doris Younane, Peter Hardy, Abi Tucker, Matthew Passmore & chorus
Trust The Night—Rebecca Lavelle

  • Into The Vally Of The Shadow

PART 1 McLeods Daughters Theme—Rebecca Lavelle
Time Turn Over—Rebecca Lavelle
You Believed—Rebecca Lavelle
McLeod's Daughters Theme—Rebecca Lavelle
Drovers Run—Rebecca Lavelle
Speak My Angel—Abi Tucker
Ella—Crash Symphony

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