Rush (series 4)

Series 4 of police drama Rush premiered on 1 September 2011 with a double episode.[1] The fourth instalment continues to follow the lives of the officers employed with the prestigious Tactical Response Unit in Victoria, Australia. Antony Starr joins the main cast as Senior Sergeant Charlie Lewis, the new boss.[2] Senior Constable Michael Sandrelli (Ashley Zukerman) is fired from TR to go on an undercover mission.

Series 4
Country of originAustralia
No. of episodes13
Original networkNetwork Ten
Original release1 September (2011-09-01) –
17 November 2011 (2011-11-17)
Series chronology
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List of episodes




No. in series No. in season Title Directed by Written by Australian viewers (million) Rank (weekly) Original air date
581"New World Order"Andrew ProwseChristopher Lee0.778[3]38[4]1 September 2011 (2011-09-01)
With the assassination of the Victorian Police Minister, a special taskforce is set up, called Cicero, which includes TR and other forces, and Kerry is asked to head it up. She is forced by the new Minister, Anna Vargas, to take on a man named Charlie Lewis, and to make him the Senior Officer in Charge (SIO), even over Lawson. This causes tension between Lawson and Kerry. Meanwhile, Charlie wastes no time in throwing his weight around, firing Michael on the spot. Stella, Josh and Lawson all attempt to get him his job back, but it is revealed that Kerry was the one who wanted him gone in the first place.
592"Escort"Daina ReidSamantha Winston0.719[5]49[6]1 September 2011 (2011-09-01)
Shannon is attacked in the streets at night, and begins to meltdown, which culminates in her letting the girlfriend of the hitman hired to kill the Minister, who TR needs to know who ordered the hit, go free because she is pregnant. And Leon hires his niece, Amber, as his new assistant, who simply needs the job for the money.
603"Escort, Part 2"Daina ReidChristopher Lee0.631[8]64[9]8 September 2011 (2011-09-08)
Kerry is furious that Shannon allowed Lexi to escape and orders her to attend a counselling session. What buried issues will be uncovered?[7]
614"Lion"John HartleyAdam Todd0.660[11]57[12]15 September 2011 (2011-09-15)
Conflicting agendas in the team bring simmering tensions to the boil. Best mates Lawson and Josh are up against new boss Charlie and their superior Kerry. Stella, Christian and Charlie help save the life of a journalist, whose reporting has got her into trouble.[10]
625"Threats"Geoff BennettBen Chessell0.753[14]51[15]22 September 2011 (2011-09-22)
Tactical Response take charge of Kerry's protection after she receives a death threat. Headstrong Kerry is dismissive of her own safety but when the threats are redirected to her son; her anger at the perpetrators can't be contained. Despite her attempts to hide her son, they still manage to track him down and take him, leaving her distraught.[13]
636"In His Nature"Ben ChessellChristopher Lee, Vanessa Bates & Michael Boland0.665 [16]60[17]29 September 2011 (2011-09-29)
Michael Sandrelli has been a busy man since being fired from TR. Thanks to the squad's head honcho Kerry, he's now undercover, and his job is to bring down a family of cocaine importers.
647"Survival"Grant BrownAdam Todd0.660[18]65[19]6 October 2011 (2011-10-06)
It's a race against time as Kerry fights political red tape, whilst the remaining members of TR do anything they can to get one of their team back safely.
658"Life Support"Daina ReidKeith Thompson0.651[20]70[21]13 October 2011 (2011-10-13)
Senior Constable Michael Sandrelli remains in intensive care whilst TR are left to pick up the pieces. Meanwhile, Shannon lets her emotional guard down.
669"Explosives"Darren AshtonTim Dylan Lee & Michael Boland0.617[22]TBA20 October 2011 (2011-10-20)
A tragedy occurs in the tactical response team, leaving them struggling to face the day. Those left are forced to concentrate on the job at hand.
6710"The Cuckoo"Ben ChessellLeon Ford0.573TBA27 October 2011 (2011-10-27)
The team pursue the man they believe is responsible for Michael's death and Josh's disappearance. But the closer they get to him, the quicker he slips away.
6811"Kiss"Grant BrownSamantha Winston0.677TBA3 November 2011 (2011-11-03)
Ridden by the guilt of letting a fellow TR member die on his watch, Josh has gone underground, working to his own agenda and leaving the task force to pick up the pieces.
6912"Mortality"Adrian WillsMichael Boland & Jonathan Gavin0.730TBA10 November 2011 (2011-11-10)
Lawson and TR are on the trail of the 'Cuckoo', a Russian fugitive planning to unleash terrorist-like chaos across the Melbourne cityscape. Also, things get a little romantic for Shannon and Lawson.
7013"Dirty Bomb"Andrew ProwseAdam Todd0.512TBA17 November 2011 (2011-11-17)
Lawson, Christian and Shannon are sent to Fiji to extradite a known fugitive back to the country so that he can disarm the dirty bomb found in central Melbourne.


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  2. ^ Returning: Rush TV Tonight
  3. ^ "Ratings: Week 36". TV Tonight. September 2011. Retrieved 6 September 2011.
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  7. ^ "Watch full episodes of TV shows for free on 10 play".
  8. ^ "Ratings: Week 37". TV Tonight. 5 September 2011. Retrieved 26 September 2011.
  9. ^ "Wild Boys shoots up ratings week". TV Tonight. 11 September 2011. Retrieved 26 September 2011.
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  11. ^ "Ratings: Week 38". TV Tonight. 12 September 2011. Retrieved 26 September 2011.
  12. ^ "Ratings war to focus on Seven". TV Tonight. 18 September 2011. Retrieved 26 September 2011.
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  14. ^ "Ratings: Week 39". TV Tonight. 19 September 2011. Retrieved 26 September 2011.
  15. ^ "Two And A Half Men tops the week". TV Tonight. 25 September 2011. Retrieved 26 September 2011.
  16. ^ "Week 40". TV Tonight. 26 September 2011. Retrieved 3 October 2011.
  17. ^ "AFL grand final tops ratings week". TV Tonight. 2 October 2011. Retrieved 3 October 2011.
  18. ^ "Week 41". TV Tonight. 3 October 2011. Retrieved 14 October 2011.
  19. ^ "NRL Grand Final tops ratings week". TV Tonight. 9 October 2011. Retrieved 14 October 2011.
  20. ^ "Week 42". TV Tonight. 10 October 2011. Retrieved 14 October 2011.
  21. ^ "ABC's Doc Martin beats Nine, TEN's best all week". TV Tonight. 16 October 2011. Retrieved 16 October 2011.
  22. ^ "Thursday 20 October 2011". Throng. 21 October 2011. Retrieved 23 October 2011.

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