Sunday, November 11, 2007

RAIN SHADOW: CALL OF THE WILD

Rainshadow, despite it's oh so Australian, serious McLeod's Daughters backdrop works extremely well as a strong character driven drama, this week's episode Call of the Wild (airing on the ABC Network Sunday, 11 November 2007 @ 8.30pm) sees Jill (Victoria Thaine) almost reconciled to the idea of an imperfect future with Kate (Rachel Ward), the past catches up with her when her father, brother and then Shane (Nathin Butler), the drover from episode one, all descend on them for an impromptu country lunch. All three men are there with the intention of wooing Jill away from her new life, although each has a very different motivation.

Meanwhile, Kate is trying to persuade the departing Iraqi agronomist, Achmed Aziz (Panda Likoudis), not to tell the authorities about the widespread sheep disease in the district.

A horrific attack on the Balfour farm by a pack of dogs distracts everyone, but it gives Jill a chance to show her true worth as well as crystallising her decision to stay in Paringa.

She is unexpectedly rewarded by Kate's confession about what really happened the night her husband died. The revelation is as shocking in its candour as it is in content. Jill is both accepted and challenged as she realises she's now privy to the dark secret that has cast its shadow over the last decade of Kate's life.