DIANNE BUTLER OUT OF THE BOX
SO now Josh is dead? Really? Well, nothing’s confirmed yet, the results aren’t back from the lab, but that hand pressed up against the window of the burnt-out vehicle doesn’t look too flash. It could belong to anyone, but Lawson is knocking on Tash’s door to prepare her for bad news just in case. Very thoughtful.
But he and Josh were – are, let’s not get ahead of ourselves – after all best friends who ran out of more than one restaurant without paying the bill. Which is why he comforts Tash with a quick shag. It’s what Josh would’ve wanted. Let’s hope he really is dead, right Lawson?
And now the rest of the Rush cast look like getting finished off by the bomb, which appears to be ‘‘ somewhere in Melbourne’’. Part of me hopes there really is a bomb. Because of the stupid police minister and her intransigence.
We can’t shut down Melbourne and cause widespread panic, she tells Kerry (Catherine McClements) during one of their standoffs. Not during Spring Racing Carnival. Kerry draws her a map, and somehow resists using puppets: guy dying of radiation poisoning. Two hundred kilos of Semtex somewhere. And her big closer: they’ve got a facility that was obviously used for radioactive material. Yes Kerry, it’s called Maralinga, we really need to get that cleaned up sometime.
It’s a solid episode, and they had to wrap up this whole storyline, if that’s in fact what’s happened, but it’s all fairly routine when you think about the heat of episodes past. Is it because Callan Mulvey’s not in it? That’s my theory. He and Rodger Corser are like Brad and Angelina. In the early days, before they argued.
There can’t be many episodes left of this show. It feels like there aren’t anyway. Rush Channel 10, 8.30pm
Best bud: Rodger Corser