1998 - 2002, Drama
A corporate lawyer leaves the city to live in a seaside town where she becomes the local judge.

Episode Guide

  • Seachange - Half-Life (Season 3 Episode 13)
    Season 3 Episode 13:


    Laura comes to a decision about her job, tragedy strikes Meredith, and Karen gets the wedding of her dreams.

  • Seachange - To Thine Own Self Be Relatively True (Season 3 Episode 12)
    Season 3 Episode 12:

    To Thine Own Self Be Relatively True

    Laura wants to be honest with Warwick about her life with Max, and Karen bravely accepts her fate as the bride.

  • Seachange - Love in the Time of Coleridge (Season 3 Episode 11)
    Season 3 Episode 11:

    Love in the Time of Coleridge

    A trivia night causes Max to reassess his life; Bob launches his campaign with Morton at the reigns.

  • Seachange - Checks and Balances (Season 3 Episode 10)
    Season 3 Episode 10:

    Checks and Balances

    Kevin is acting strangely, and Laura is reluctant to spread the news of her impending marriage.

  • Seachange - Eminent Persons (Season 3 Episode 9)
    Season 3 Episode 9:

    Eminent Persons

    Laura's ego is battered when she is not chosen to speak during Eminent Persons Week.

  • Seachange - I Name Thee Bay of Pearls (Season 3 Episode 8)
    Season 3 Episode 8:

    I Name Thee Bay of Pearls

    Laura's mother arrives in town during a geriatric traffic crime spree.

  • Seachange - Blowing in the Wind (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:

    Blowing in the Wind

    A strange wind blows into town, unsettling the residents and bringing two visitors.

  • Seachange - Adversely Possessed (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    Adversely Possessed

    Laura's niggling doubts about Warwick dissipate as she begins to fall for his charms.

  • Seachange - Pipeline (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:


    Laura is tired of being let down by the men in her life, what better time for the handsome and uncomplicated court reviewer.

  • Seachange - Bonfire of the VCRs (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    Bonfire of the VCRs

    The news of Carmen and Max's affair hits the town.

  • Seachange - Hungi Jury (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    Hungi Jury

    Laura joins the Women's Auxiliary, only to clash with the club's president; Max and Carmen make a connection.

  • Seachange - How Much Greener Was My Neigbour's Valley? (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    How Much Greener Was My Neigbour's Valley?

    Jealousy runs rampant as the CFA Dance draws closer; Laura tries to find a date.

  • Seachange - Best Laid Plans (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    Best Laid Plans

    The bull-dozers descend on Pearl Bay.

  • Seachange - Law and Order (Season 2 Episode 13)
    Season 2 Episode 13:

    Law and Order

    The bridge's reopening may consolidate local courts, putting Laura out of a job.

  • Seachange - Other Peoples' Opinions (Season 2 Episode 12)
    Season 2 Episode 12:

    Other Peoples' Opinions

    A visiting film director may have been responsible for a fire in the park that blazed as Max was seen climbing out Laura's bedroom window.

  • Seachange - Kitty Litter (Season 2 Episode 11)
    Season 2 Episode 11:

    Kitty Litter

    Harold is asked to defend his estranged wife, now facing an assault charge; a friend of Max arrives and turns his attention to Laura.

  • Seachange - Not Such Great Expectations (Season 2 Episode 10)
    Season 2 Episode 10:

    Not Such Great Expectations

    Craig fails his math exam, and Bob jumps at the opportunity to suggest a glorious career in real estate.

  • Seachange - Playing With Fire (Season 2 Episode 9)
    Season 2 Episode 9:

    Playing With Fire

    Miranda finds herself attracted to a pyromaniac who may have touched off the fireworks for the town's centenary celebration.

  • Seachange - Manna From Heaven (Season 2 Episode 8)
    Season 2 Episode 8:

    Manna From Heaven

    Miranda ropes in Meredith and her phenomenal memory to help a school project about the history of Pearl Bay.

  • Seachange - Looking Forward to the Past (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    Looking Forward to the Past

    Laura reacts badly to the news of Trudi's pregnancy; Max is in a car accident which postpones his departure.

  • Seachange - The House That Jack Built (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    The House That Jack Built

    Laura pays a visit to Jack, who is building a house in Port Deakin.

  • Seachange - Head for Water (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    Head for Water

    Various griefs drive some Pearl Bay residents to extreme reactions.

  • Seachange - Sink or Swim (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    Sink or Swim

    Bob contemplates suicide after Katrina Fennesy absconds with local savings; Laura confronts Max over his interference in Katrina's case.

  • Seachange - Broken Hearts and Crustaceans (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    Broken Hearts and Crustaceans

    A war correspondent returns to town, opening old wounds and exposing problems with a lucrative business deal.

  • Seachange - Vaya Con Dios to All That (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    Vaya Con Dios to All That

    Laura tries to balance her work with her children.

  • Seachange - If Fish Could Fly (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    If Fish Could Fly

    Violent storms descend on the entire Port Deakin region of the coast; Dan uses a fish in court to prove his point.

  • Seachange - Sex, Death and Bridges (Season 1 Episode 13)
    Season 1 Episode 13:

    Sex, Death and Bridges

    With the bridge constructed, the locals of Pearl Bay brace themselves to be reconnected with the outside world.

  • Seachange - Perchance to Dream (Season 1 Episode 12)
    Season 1 Episode 12:

    Perchance to Dream

    When Laura returns to the city to support Jack at his fraud trial, she is tempted to accept a job proffered by her old firm.

  • Seachange - Love Me or Leave Me (Season 1 Episode 11)
    Season 1 Episode 11:

    Love Me or Leave Me

    Bob presumes Heather and Barry are having an affair; Diver discovers a friend's violent domestic situation.

  • Seachange - The Accidental Activist (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:

    The Accidental Activist

    Laura discovers Brabey Point, a place that, according to legend, holds magic in the romance department; a housing development proposal.

  • Seachange - Balls and Friggin' Good Luck (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:

    Balls and Friggin' Good Luck

    When a teenager is killed in a car accident, memories of an unhappy childhood come back to Dan; planning a tourist development.

  • Seachange - My Own Sweetheart (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    My Own Sweetheart

    Laura (Sigrid Thornton) asks Dan to the magistrate's dinner-dance, but he isn't as accepting as she hoped.

  • Seachange - Stormy Weather (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    Stormy Weather

    Things begin to heat up for Laura and Diver Dan (Sigrid Thornton) until his wife drops into Pearl Bay.

  • Seachange - One of the Gang (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    One of the Gang

    Laura (Sigrig Thornton) does not take Diver Dan's advice on how to be accepted into Pearl Bay; she has her own method.

  • Seachange - The Fellowship of the Suit (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    The Fellowship of the Suit

    Laura's sister Trudi arrives, causing complications for local men striving to impress her while sharing a single Armani suit.

  • Seachange - The Official Story (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    The Official Story

    Laura's estranged husband returns to Pearl Bay; Laura is impressed with Matthew's youth training farm.

  • Seachange - A Matter of Taste (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    A Matter of Taste

    Meredith's niece returns to Pearl Bay, pregnant and facing criminal charges; Miranda resolves to return to the city and her father.

  • Seachange - Full Fathom Five (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    Full Fathom Five

    Beguiled by small-town residents and bedeviled by her children's objections, Laura prepares for her first magistrate case.

  • Seachange - Something Rich and Strange (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    Something Rich and Strange

    When her marriage falls apart, a city attorney with two children moves to a resort town to be a country magistrate.