DIANNE BUTLER OUT OF THE BOX
MELBOURNE has been evacuated and now it looks like Brisbane after 9.30 at night. The exclusion zone is 5km, which doesn’t sound like enough to me. Of course, Leon is of the view that a little bit of radiation is good for you.
I wasn’t going to write about Rush again, not two weeks running, but this is the last episode. Maybe the last ever, let’s just see how the bomb goes. We didn’t get a look at the actual device last week, only that dramatic moment when the guys opened the back of the truck and went, ‘‘ uh oh’’ to Kerry back in the office. Kerry barely leaves that office. I would’ve thought just the proximity meant she and Leon had had sex by now and been filled with self-loathing ever since. But then, I’m glad this show has avoided a lot of cliches the others haven’t.
We see the bomb tonight, but we don’t really need to. The guy from the bomb squad talks us through it in vivid detail. ‘‘ We’ve calculated there’s about one-and-a-half kilos of radioactive plutonium stacked in the centre, and it’s surrounded by about 1.3 tonnes of semtex explosive, which explains why none of us are wearing the blast suits,’’ he tells the police minister. Charlie looks at her in hers. ‘‘ You must be important,’’ he says. She’d insisted on a tour of the site and Charlie suspects she’s just using it as a photo op. ‘‘ That’s a disgraceful thing to suggest,’’ she says, puffed up with indignation. Meanwhile, Shannon, Lawson and Christian are on their way to Fiji to bring back Kenta Tomi, the end user of the bomb, as Charlie calls him, to face the music. Christian’s ‘‘ I don’t have a passport’’ excuse doesn’t wash with Kerry, and he gets to bore Shannon (Jolene Anderson) with a lot of talk about his manlove for Jesus on the flight. Rush Channel 10, 8.30pm
Fiji-bound: Rodger Corser