Offspring (season 3)

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Offspring series 3
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Country of origin Australia
No. of episodes 13
Original network Network Ten
Original release 18 April – 11 July 2012
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The third season of Offspring, an Australian drama television series, began airing on 18 April 2012 on Network TEN.[1] The season concluded after 13 episodes. Offspring is the story of the impossible loves of 30-something obstetrician Nina Proudman (Asher Keddie), and her fabulously messy family, as they navigate the chaos of modern life.[2]

The season was released on DVD as a four disc set under the title of Offspring: The Complete Third Series on 1 August 2012.[3]



No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Australian viewers
27 1 "Happiness is a Delusion" Kate Dennis Debra Oswald 18 April 2012 (2012-04-18) 0.728[4]
Nina is currently happy - with her life and relationship both at high points. Jimmy and Zara discuss their coming baby. Billie and Mick decide to try again to have a baby. During a double date, Billie reveals to Nina and Patrick that they're trying again. While at the restaurant Nina receives a call from Jimmy that her apartment is on fire. Nina's apartment is destroyed, apart from some items Jimmy saves. Later, back at the Proudman house, Cherie tells Nina that, according to blood-typing, Darcy cannot be her father. Nina confronts Geraldine and Billie and Jimmy arrive in the midst of the argument, also discovering the truth of Nina's parentage. Darcy then arrives and learns the news, eventually leaving upset and in shock. Nina and Patrick leave and go back to his apartment.
28 2 "Secrets and Lies" Kate Dennis Tommy Murphy & Jonathan Gavin 25 April 2012 (2012-04-25) 0.759[5]
Still reeling after learning of her true parents, Nina meets with Darcy to find out how he's coping. Both hurt and confused by the news, Nina and Darcy downplay their feelings trying to save each other grief. Nina, Billie and Jimmy are floored when Geraldine reveals all the secrets she's kept over the years and Nina learns her biological father could be one of two men. Billie struggles with the idea Nina is only her half-sister. Unable to censor herself, Billie creates chaos for Darcy and Geraldine before sharing her concerns with Nina who reaffirms their bond. Mick tries to find Andrew a date under Billie's instructions.
29 3 "Fertility Woes" Kate Dennis Michael Lucas 2 May 2012 (2012-05-02) 0.629[6]
Burying concerns over the identity of her biological father, Nina focuses on the hunt for a rental property with Patrick. Nina's only forced to confront the issue when Billie reveals she located one of the possibilities. Billie's disappointed to discover her only fertile time of the month coincides with Tim and Andrew's first big date. Striking a compromise, Billie suggests Andrew keep things on third base with Tim and save himself to donate the following afternoon. Jimmy and Zara attend the first ultrasound for their baby.
30 4 "Time" Shirley Barrett Christine Bartlett 9 May 2012 (2012-05-09) 0.785[7]
A week after moving in with Patrick, Nina worries that living and working together is putting a strain on their relationship. Unconvinced Nina and Patrick's space related issues are normal this early on; Billie assumes Nina's brought up the topic of children. Nina's adamant they haven't broached the topic and Billie is surprised considering Nina's a control freak and Patrick's troubled past. Later that night, Nina gets a surprise call from Dr Noonan hoping to catch up with Geraldine having now heard she's single. Feeling the weight of her massive secret, Nina realises she has to tell Dr Noonan, he's her father.
31 5 "Allegations" Shirley Barrett Jonathan Gavin 16 May 2012 (2012-05-16) 0.774[8]
Nina arrives at work shocked to discover Patrick is being investigated over an allegation of patient abuse.
32 6 "Partners in Crisis" Elissa Down Debra Oswald 23 May 2012 (2012-05-23) 0.726[9]
Worried about their first big fight and Patrick's night alone at a motel, Nina finds Patrick at work to apologise. Mick and Rosanna continue to forge their musical partnership.
33 7 "Drink, Drank, Drunk" Elissa Down Michael Lucas 30 May 2012 (2012-05-30) 0.867[10]
Proud of the way she's coped post breakup, Nina arrives at work ready to face her first day of surgery with Patrick. Determined not to wallow, Cherie takes Nina out for a night of fun and partying.
34 8 "One Night Stand Off" Emma Freeman Ben Chessell & Michael Lucas 6 June 2012 (2012-06-06) 0.930[11]
Nina wakes up hung over in a stranger's bed, faced with overwhelming evidence she's had a one night stand. Meanwhile, with Nina missing from work and home, Patrick's concern leads him to investigate.
35 9 "Chaos" Emma Freeman Jonathan Gavin 13 June 2012 (2012-06-13) 0.865[12]
Nina finds herself at the heart of Proudman family chaos, while trying to assure Patrick her relationship with Adam is platonic.
36 10 "The Aftermath" Ben Chessell Leon Ford 20 June 2012 (2012-06-20) 0.906[13]
Patrick confronts Nina about the serve Billie gave him over their breakup and her new relationship with Adam. Will Nina face the boundaries of her relationship?
37 11 "Goodbye is Always Hard" Ben Chessell Michael Lucas 27 June 2012 (2012-06-27) 0.918[14]
The reality of Patrick's departure hits Nina as she walks to work. Later at Patrick's farewell, Nina struggles to say a proper goodbye in front of all her workmates.
38 12 "Insecurity" Kate Dennis Jonathan Gavin 4 July 2012 (2012-07-04) 0.894[15]
Nina gets a test taken at the hospital; Billie's insecurity about Rosanna intensifies when Mick insists he's still doing the tour with her; meanwhile Billie is forced to spend the day with Ollie.
39 13 "Pregnant Pause" Kate Dennis Debra Oswald 11 July 2012 (2012-07-11) 1.086[16]
Nina celebrates her 35th birthday at the hospital where Darcy has recreated Nina's 8 year old dream birthday party. Nina, after seeing blood in the shower, believes she is not pregnant now and that it was just a late period. Nina breaks then news to Patrick, who wanted the baby, and the couple get back together. Dr. Noonan tells Nina the result of her blood test, which has come back positive, meaning Nina is actually pregnant.



Episode Title Original airdate Viewers Nightly
1 "Happiness is a Delusion" 18 April 2012 0.728[4] 13[4]
2 "Secrets and Lies" 25 April 2012 0.759[5] 15[5]
3 "Fertility Woes" 2 May 2012 0.629[6] 17[6]
4 "Time" 9 May 2012 0.785[7] 12[7]
5 "Allegations" 16 May 2012 0.774[8] 14[8]
6 "Partners in Crisis" 23 May 2012 0.726[9] 13[9]
7 "Drink, Drank, Drunk" 30 May 2012 0.867[10] 12[10]
8 "One Night Stand Off" 6 June 2012 0.930[11] 10[11]
9 "Chaos" 13 June 2012 0.865[12] 11[12]
10 "The Aftermath" 20 June 2012 0.906[13] 9[13]
11 "Goodbye is Always Hard" 27 June 2012 0.918[14] 8[14]
12 "Insecurity" 4 July 2012 0.894[15] 11[15]
13 "Pregnant Pause" 11 July 2012 1.086[16] 5[16]


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