Offspring (season 5)

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Offspring (season 5)
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Season 5 DVD
Country of originAustralia
No. of episodes13
Release
Original networkNetwork Ten
Original release14 May (2014-05-14) –
6 August 2014 (2014-08-06)
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The fifth season of Offspring, an Australian drama television series, premiered on Network TEN on 14 May 2014 and concluded on 6 August 2014.

Production[edit]

Offspring was commissioned for a 13-episode fifth series on 12 July 2012 as part of a two-season renewal.[1]

Filming for series five began on 21 October 2013 and concluded on 19 February 2014.[2][3]

Series five of Offspring picks up six months after Patrick's death and revolves around the journey of Nina Proudman as she navigates through single parenthood with the help of sister Billie, the bringing up of her daughter Zoe and her determination to jump back into work.[4]

Cast[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ Although Matthew Le Nevez's character had died, he was still listed in the opening title sequence
  2. ^ Jane Harber had been listed as recurring in episodes 1 through 5 before being introduced into the opening title sequence
  3. ^ Patrick Brammall had been listed as a guest before being introduced into the opening title sequence
  4. ^ Ben Barrington had been listed as recurring in episodes 3 through 5 before being introduced into the opening title sequence

Casting[edit]

Kate Jenkinson, who recurred as Kate Reid, had to be written out of the season due to her ABC series Super Fun Night being picked up the states.[5] It was announced Matthew Le Nevez will star in series five, despite his character, Patrick dying in the penultimate episode of series four. Le Nevez is still credited as main cast.[4]

Episodes[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateAustralian viewers
(millions)
531"Back in the Game"Emma FreemanDebra Oswald14 May 2014 (2014-05-14)0.931[6]
Baby Zoe is now 6 months old with Nina and Billie taking care of her during this time. Jimmy and Zara are expecting again. Nina's first day back at work sees some surprises regarding the staff as well as Nina questioning her own abilities. Billie and Ange continue their new business together, House Proud, only to discover their latest client is Lawrence Pethbridge. Phillip announces some surprising news to the Proudmans. Nina tells Billie that she may never be in a relationship again, only to get a call from Lawrence asking to meet to discuss a private personal matter.
542"When Sparks Fly"Emma FreemanMichael Lucas21 May 2014 (2014-05-21)0.817[7]
Jimmy has a new look coinciding with the opening night of a new location of his business as well as a surprise for Zara. Nina is asked to help deliver the baby of her ex-husband and new partner. Billie meets Lawrence for coffee. Zara is insulted that Elvis does not see one of her best character traits.
553"Moving On"Emma FreemanLeon Ford28 May 2014 (2014-05-28)0.766[8]
Kim lashes out at the staff of St. Francis as her personal life falls apart. Billie prepares restlessly for Mick's imminent return. Nina Skypes with Kate now that she has a new life. Nina has to go to the airport to pick up Phillip and his wife after their honeymoon. Flight delays and circumstances has Nina contemplating casual sex with a handsome stranger she has met at the airport, Leo. Nina comes home to a despondent Billie, who has been crushed by Mick's revelation.
564"Winners and Losers"Kate DennisLi-Kim Chuah4 June 2014 (2014-06-04)0.828[9]
Nina and Billie are invited to their 20th anniversary high school reunion. While Nina tries to convince everyone shes happy to go, Billie has her own reasons not to attend. As Jimmy prepares for the wedding, Zara confides her true feelings to him. Still hurting from Mick's revelation, Billie reaches out to both Rosanna and Lawrence. Nina breaks down to Billie regarding her grieving for Patrick. Nina keeps bumping into Thomas, a stranger she first met at the pool.
575"The Story of My Life"Kate DennisJonathan Gavin11 June 2014 (2014-06-11)0.804[10]
Nina gets a social media friend request from Thomas. Kim hires a new male midwife, much to Nina's shock. Billie & Ange pull out all the stops to make Lawrence's apartment fetch the maximum price as it goes to auction. Zara goes into labour, prompting her to reconsider her relationship with Jimmy. Nina comes to terms with Patrick.
586"Emergencies"Wayne BlairMichael Lucas18 June 2014 (2014-06-18)0.823[11]
Nina and Thomas unexpectedly spend time together. Zara senses that Leo has had a past connection with Nina. Nina takes Zoe to see Phillip for her nine-month checkup. Lawrence hangs out with Billie for the day, including helping Jimmy visit houses for sale.
597"I'm Always Here"Wayne BlairDebra Oswald25 June 2014 (2014-06-25)0.865[12]
The prognosis is dire, prompting Nina to contemplate being tested as a suitable organ donor. Billie steps in for Jimmy, running his business, which also sees Lawrence drop in for a visit. Nina gives hope to Thomas about dating.
608"Expect the Unexpected"Daina ReidJonathan Gavin2 July 2014 (2014-07-02)0.746[13]
Date night with Thomas has finally arrived for Nina but receives bad news at the last minute. Dr Clegg is tasked with looking after Zoe. Kim, Leo, and Nina go out for drinks at Kitty Punch. Billie finds herself out of work again but pitches a business case for an untapped market to Jimmy and Phillip. Geraldine tries to get Darcy's attention and affection. Zara gives Geraldine a gift for her gesture. Billie continues her fiery exchanges with Lawrence.
619"Return, Romance, Repeat"Daina ReidChristine Bartlett9 July 2014 (2014-07-09)0.738[14]
Nina is excited about another date with Thomas. Billie and Lawrence take another step into their relationship. Jimmy worries about Zara's new obsession but Phillip is supportive. Nina and Leo go through the most difficult of baby deliveries, which leaves Billie tending to Thomas. Kim hires back Cherie much to the chagrin of Dr Clegg. Billie gets unexpected news from Mick. Nina is appreciative of how supportive Thomas is.
6210"Introduction"Peter SalmonLeon Ford16 July 2014 (2014-07-16)0.981[15]
Mick is visiting Melbourne for a week but Billie is unexpectedly calm. Dr Clegg continues to deal with the discomfort of having Cherie back at work. Thomas and Nina get embarrassed by their indiscretion. Billie tries to set Ange up with Leo. Dr Clegg notices Zara's current obsession. Thomas finally gets to meet Nina's family. Nina contemplates telling Billie the truth about Mick's situation.
6311"Love, Pain and the Whole Damn Thing"Peter SalmonMichael Lucas23 July 2014 (2014-07-23)0.905[16]
The Proudman offspring have an all-nighter dealing with each other's problems. Billie is overwhelmed by Lawrence's revelation while Jimmy is both supportive yet concerned with Zara's new intended career path. Thomas expresses disappointment in how closed Nina is about her personal life. Kim confides to Cherie about her proposal for Clegg. Billie runs off in the night to see Mick perform one last time. Nina and Leo are both shocked by the family relation of their latest patient.
6412"Life Changing Decisions"Emma FreemanJonathan Gavin30 July 2014 (2014-07-30)0.847[17]
Leo acts quickly and discreetly to avoid embarrassing Nina. Zara is constantly interrupted by the Proudmans. Lawrence scolds Billie on her behaviour. Dr Clegg comes up with a solution for both Cherie and Kim. Billie makes up her mind. Nina reveals a weak moment to Leo.
6513"When Life Gives You Lemons..."Emma FreemanDebra Oswald6 August 2014 (2014-08-06)0.992[18]
Billie leaves Australia for a new life overseas. The truth about Thomas and Nina's relationship comes out. Nina avoids Leo. Darcy throws a birthday party for Zoe in light of Nina grieving over the anniversary of Patrick's death. Dr Clegg shares his living solution to Kim and Cherie. St Francis is inundated with an emergency of epic proportions. Phillip gets the surprise of his life.

Ratings[edit]

Episode Title Original airdate Overnight Viewers Consolidated Viewers Nightly Rank Adjusted Rank
1 "Back in the Game" 14 May 2014 0.931[6] 1.082[19] 8[6] 6[19]
2 "When Sparks Fly" 21 May 2014 0.817[7] 1.020[20] 9[7] 7[20]
2 "Moving On" 28 May 2014 0.766[8] 0.904[21] 12[8] 10[21]
3 "Winners and Losers" 4 June 2014 0.828[9] 1.026[22] 10[9] 6[22]
5 "The Story of My Life" 11 June 2014 0.804[10] 0.999[23] 9[10] 7[23]
6 "Emergencies" 18 June 2014 0.823[11] 0.965[24] 12[11] 9[24]
7 "I'm Always Here" 25 June 2014 0.865[12] 1.064[25] 9[12] 7[25]
8 "Expect the Unexpected" 2 July 2014 0.746[13] 0.923[26] 12[13] 10[13]
9 "Return, Romance, Repeat" 9 July 2014 0.738[14] 0.913[27] 12[13] 9[27]
10 "Introduction" 16 July 2014 0.981[15] 1.140[28] 6[15] 3[28]
11 "Love, Pain and the Whole Damn Thing" 23 July 2014 0.905[16] 1.083[29] 8[16] 6[29]
12 "Life Changing Decisions" 30 July 2014 0.847[17] 1.090[30] 8[17] 3[30]
13 "When Life Gives You Lemons..." 6 August 2014 0.992[18] 1.150[31] 6[18] 3[31]

Figures are OzTAM Data for the 5 City Metro areas. Overnight - Live broadcast and recordings viewed the same night. Consolidated - Live broadcast and recordings viewed within the following seven days.

References[edit]

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  3. ^ "Last day of shooting Offspring Series 5. And I got a cat sticker on my callsheet. I'm sad it's over. #offspring". Emma Freeman (emmafreemanmakesfilms) on Instagram. 19 February 2014. Retrieved 3 August 2014.
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